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101-Year-Old Resident Counts Surprise Visit as Belated Birthday Present  

LITTLE EGG HARBOR, N.J. (April 13, 2023) — The residents at Seacrest Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center were pleasantly surprised when Little Egg Harbor Mayor Blaise Scibetta and Deputy Mayor Dan Maxwell visited the skilled nursing facility recently. The local officials took the time to meet and speak with each resident at the community.  

“Everyone was so appreciative of their visit,” said Melanie Crawford, clinical liaison at Seacrest. “They stopped to take pictures, and everyone was all smiles.” Margaret Kopelock, who celebrated her 101st birthday on March 23, thought of Mayor Scibetta’s visit as a belated birthday present. She was so excited that the “Mayor came to visit her” after her special day.    

During the visit, Mayor Scibetta and Deputy Mayor Maxwell met with Seacrest’s leadership to discuss upcoming events and how they can support each other in the Little Egg Harbor senior communities. The special visitors also toured The Promenade at Seacrest, the facility’s newly renovated sub-acute unit. 

Located at 1001 Center Street, Seacrest provides post-hospital care, short-term rehab and long-term residential care. The 171-bed skilled nursing facility, which is undergoing a multi-million-dollar enhancement, carries a five-star designation from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for both overall quality and quality of resident care. More information on the facility and its programming can be found at  

PHOTO CAPTION (L-R): Seacrest Assistant Administrator Eli Friedman and Administrator Ralph Neuman; Deputy Mayor Dan Maxwell and Mayor Blaise Scibetta; and Seacrest Clinical Liaison Melanie Crawford, Director of Community Relations Jacqueline Phillips and Director of Admissions Kimberly Hoffman.


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