An elderly US woman says it was her family’s enduring bond that inspired five of 11 surviving siblings to move to the same nursing home.
Over the past four years, siblings Carmen Wesela, 98, Georgia Southwick, 93, Mary Cena, 92, Lawrence Mallia, 90 and Lucy O’Brien, 85, and have all moved to the Jeffrey and Susan Brudnick Centre for Living in Peabody, Massachusetts.
Ms Cena said living under the same extended roof has enabled them to look after one another.
“We all have different health problems and medical appointments now, but we do always check on one another,” she told TODAY US.
“The 11 of us always got along. There was a lot of love in our family and you can see so much proof of that today.”
Ms Wesela was the first to arrive at the centre in 2012. She was initially joined by widow Ms Cena in 2013, followed by Ms Southwick and Ms …