This week as part of our Getting-to-Know-You-series we would like to introduce you to our new Resident Council President, Joan McCarthy. Joan is a NYC girl, born and raised. After she graduated high school, Joan went to work for Con Edison and spent the majority of her 42 years there as a computer operator. Her extended family, a network of nieces and nephews, keeps her spirit young. Joan is 87 years old and this feisty woman has been resident of Sprain Brook Manor for almost fourteen years. She initially served as Vice President and when the top spot opened up, Joan stepped into the challenge. The Resident Council plays an important role here at Sprain Brook Manor and advocates for our patients and residents. Over the past several years, she’s seen many people come and go and has witnessed multiple changes. One of the benefits of serving on the council is that she can assure that her voice is heard. “I have a very good life here. I don’t have to worry about the doctor, dentist or the foot doc. Everything is here that I need. If it’s not here…I get very good help to get out there.” We love you, Joan and look forward to the next 14 years!