To celebrate the last day of National Skilled Nursing Care Week, Boston Mayor Michelle Wu spent the morning of May 13 at German Centre. An accomplished pianist, Mayor Wu played two songs on the piano to the delight of the nursing home residents. After her impressive performance, the Mayor chatted with each of the residents and staff members. In addition to Mayor Wu, speakers included Genevieve MacLellan, President of the Board of Trustees, Deutsches Altenheim; Emily Shea, Commissioner of Age Strong Commission and Adam Berman, CEO Legacy Lifecare. Genevieve MacLellan welcomed Mayor Wu with a heartfelt speech, acknowledging past Boston mayors and the wonderful work by the current administration.
For her part, Mayor Wu praised the nursing home and commented that she was delighted to be visiting the German Centre yet again. As she explained with a laugh, “Every time I come into this room, I honestly feel a bit nervous. The first time I was ever here was for a City Council debate where I had to answer some tough questions. Today I am very glad to be here just to play the piano!”
Betsy Mullen, Carol Kelly, and the entire German Centre staff did a tremendous job in planning and orchestrating this momentous occasion. Their hard work paid off as the Mayor and her staff complimented the team on a job “well done.”
This celebration was significant for the residents after the two-year pandemic. Michelle Wu is the first Mayor to ever perform for the seniors at German Centre. It was a memorable day for all!
*Main Story Image: L-R Adam Berman, Austin Azeta, Genevieve MacLellan, Mayor Michelle Wu, Emily Shea*