TOMS RIVER – Mae Trustman, resident at Alcoeur Gardens Residential Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Community, celebrated a remarkable milestone recently. She celebrated her 100th birthday, surrounded by friends and family on September 7 at Alcoeur Gardens.
Mae Trustman, born on September 9, 1918, grew up in Brooklyn, NY. It was there that she later met the love of her life, William Trustman, a machinist by trade. Mae and William married and moved to the countryside in High Falls, NY. As a waitress in a tea room, Mae worked often and took care of her husband. The pair never had children, but they did travel the US and visit wonderful places.
Later on in life, the pair settled down in Toms River. Mae then moved into Alcoeur Gardens, her most recent home. The staff at Alcoeur Gardens describes Mae as a “social butterfly” and a happy, loving trivia buff with a penchant for shows like Animal Planet and Jeopardy. Mae showed her love for fashion by wearing skirts, high heels, lipstick and red nail polish. While she may not dress in these anymore, she continues to follow the same philosophy: “cleanliness is next to godliness.”