Covington Senior Center Expands, Honors WWII Vet
COVINGTON, LA – The Trace at Claiborne Hill, the newest Northshore Senior Community, is planning a big surprise for one of its residents.
After 73 years, Michael Decker will receive his high school diploma and football letterman jacket from Warren Easton Charter High School. Representatives from Warren Easton will make the surprise presentation to the WWII veteran on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, at The Trace, 19432 Crawford Rd., in Covington, at 9:00 a.m.
A member of the 1942 football team, Decker left school without graduating to serve in the Marines in World War II. Since his time in the service, he has kept tabs on the school’s football team throughout the years. During the last two seasons he sent messages of support to the team in their competition during the playoffs.
Now, after 73 years, he will finally be awarded his high school diploma, as well as his high school football letter jacket. School Board members and the head football coach will make the surprise presentation to Decker, coordinated by the school with Richard Totorico, Executive Director of The Trace Senior Living Community.
Bill Myers of The Recognition Company has provided the football letter jacket, complete with embroidered name and the year Decker played at Warren Easton.
The Trace, located on St. Tammany Trace, offers Independent/ Assisted Living & Memory Care. Having been voted Northshore’s Best for years in a row, they have expanded to increase the number of private apartments to serve many more seniors families.
Other recently added amenities include:
• Specially designed first floor Maison Grace Memory Care Wing with spontaneous outdoor space
• Plano lounge
• Expanded and enhanced dining room with coffee/ juice bar
• Private chapel
• Marketplace sundry shop
• Spa and hair salon
• Wellness and exercise room
• Theater room
• Renovated activity room
• Resident baking center
• Creative craft center
• Enhancement throughout the building
• Additional passenger elevator
• Additional apartments to welcome more residents