Garden Gate Resident Celebrates 102nd Birthday

Garden Gate Resident Celebrates 102nd Birthday

Emma Adams, a resident at The McGuire Group’s Garden Gate Health Care Facility in Cheektowaga, celebrated her 102 birthday at a party in her honor.

Emma was born in Kershaw, South Carolina on October 15, 1918. She met her future husband, the late Clarence Adams, at a church event in Cleveland, OH. The couple resided in Evanston, Illinois and also on Spruce and Monroe Streets in Buffalo. They had one child who is deceased. Emma worked as a secretary for Baxtor Laboratories.  She is a member of Deliverance Temple on Sherman St in Buffalo where she has made many life-long friends. She began attending the church in 1981 and served as a Sunday school teacher and head of the Christian education department where she mentored children who are now in their 30s.

Emma became a resident at Garden Gate in 2018 and enjoys spending her time reading books, especially by author Nora Roberts.

Garden Gate Health Care Facility provides 24-hour skilled nursing care, post-hospital and outpatient rehabilitation, Journeys palliative care and respite/short-term care. The facility continuously receives outstanding five-star ratings from the federal government and has finished in the first quintile in NY State’s quality benchmarking pool for 6 out of 6 years. For more information, visit or     


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