Forty years of service to area seniors was celebrated in style Thursday afternoon on the scenic promenade at
Guests danced to the music of The Velvet Swing Band and sipped champagne while enjoying refreshments.
In attendance were several town government officials, including Los Gatos Councilwoman Barbara Spector, Town Manager Greg Larson and Mayor Joe Pyrzinski.
The mayor presented Los Gatos Meadows Executive Director Tina Heany with a commendation celebrating the occasion.
Pirzynski reflected on the many citizens who have made their home at the nonprofit retirement center throughout the years and the teens who got their first jobs as servers in the dining room or volunteered in the care center.
Assemblymember Richard Gordon, a Democrat who represents the 21st District, also congratulated the center on its milestone.
Los Gatos Meadows is operated by Episcopal Senior Communities, whose mission is to provide housing and services with respect and dignity to seniors, support independence and self worth and encourage continued intellectual, physical, social and spiritual growth.
Episcopal Senior Communities CEO Kevin Gerber, and COO Marilyn Kennedy traveled from company headquarters in Walnut Creek to offer their congratulations to one of the oldest communities within the organization.
According to Los Gatos Meadows resident program coordinator Jane Doherty, the facility opened its doors and served its first dinner on June 7, 1971. A formal dedication of the center took place Oct. 2, 1971 out on the promenade, she added.