By Kathy Greene, LCSW
Dr.’s Renato and Priscilla Alberto have been longstanding members of our community. Throughout the years they have been extremely supportive in recognizing and understanding the needs of Ocean Mental Health Consumers. In the past 16 years, the Dr.s Alberto have assisted Ocean Mental Health Services (OceanMHS) in their vision that consumers should be provided safe, affordable, and stable housing. Through their understanding, patience, and compassion, the Alberto’s have helped OceanMHS realize that goal by providing housing for close to 100 consumers over the years.
On Friday, June 23rd the Dr.’s Alberto celebrated another “100” milestone that characterizes their pursuits in the community, their value related to quality of life, as Dr. R. Alberto stated, “preservation and value of life”. The Doctor’s held a centenarian celebration!!! A wonderful, Happy Birthday, celebration for all those who were 100 years or older in their practice. It must be a record, as the Drs. Alberto have ten patients who are 100 years old or older. One in particular, Mary, was 111 years old on January 1st!!
The celebration included family members and also several “almost” centenarians. The entire office staff was at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, to participate in the celebration which, included a luncheon with live entertainment! A testament to the heart, consideration, and dedication to improving the lives of others, it is our good fortune at OceanMHS to have these two Doctors as partners in our mission.