January 1999

Adele Zgoda

by Joseph H. RADDER

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Adele Zgoda stays “forever young” by caring for the residents of Garden Gate Health Care Facility where she is employed as a Residents’ Assistant.

This 76 year-old sings, jokes and reminisces with the residents as she carries out her various job duties. This Buffalo born and raised woman with a Polish background makes many of the residents feel right at home.

Adele is also an active member of Father Justin Ladies Auxiliary and St. John Gualbert Church. There, she helps with events like Hawaiian Night and Polish Night. For the last ten years Adele has helped with fundraising.

When her children attended high school at Bishop Turner, Adele worked for 12 years with the BINGO team.

In her spare time Adele likes to knit and crochet. She “keeps her hands busy” by making clothing and drapes.

Adele has three children and grandchildren.

Joseph H. Radder is a freelance writer.


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