Fall River and Braintree, MA (May 25, 2017) – Peabody Properties celebrated the 100th birthday of Yvette Mancini, a resident of Borden Place East Apartments (a Peabody Properties managed community), earlier this week.

Approximately 90 people joined Mancini to celebrate her centennial birthday (May 23), including her family, Borden Place community members, and Representative Alan Silvia (D-7th Bristol). Mancini’s party, which featured cake, refreshments, and entertainment provided by Silver Fox, marked the first time Borden Place held a 100th birthday celebration for a resident.

Mancini, a resident of Borden Place since 2002, is also known as “Ms. Senior Sweetheart,” a reference to the Ms. Senior Sweetheart pageant that started in 1978, initially as a Fall River Lions Club fundraiser, and continued up until 2014. Mancini was a pageant organizer and honorary queen.

“Yvette is a very special member of our community, and we were thrilled to hold a party in her honor on her special day,” said Kerri D’Amico, Senior Manager who oversees operations at Borden Place. “We wish her many more years of health and happiness. She should not only be congratulated for reaching 100, but also for the love, care and wisdom she gives so generously to our residents each and every day.”

Photo (left to right): Yvette Mancini and Representative Alan Silvia.