Garden Gate Resident Emma Adams Celebrates a Century

Garden Gate Resident Emma Adams Celebrates a Century

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Emma Adams, a resident at The McGuire Group’s Garden Gate Health Care Facility in Cheektowaga, celebrated her 100th 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 Adams resided in Evanston, Illinois and also on Spruce and Monroe Streets in Buffalo. The couple 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 and has been friends with the pastor Greg Webster for more than 50 years. 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 January 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 5-star ratings from the federal government and has finished in the first quintile in NY State’s quality benchmarking pool for 5 out of 5 years. For more information, visit or


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