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    Sharing memories on the baseball diamond

    Watching a ballgame brings back wonderful memories for 92-year-old Porfirio “Pete” Espinosa! Born in Cuba, Pete played baseball for University of Havana as a shortstop.

    He also played with the Brooklyn Eagle All-Stars in the Brooklyn Against the World Series in 1947 at Brooklyn’s famous Ebbets Field.

    Players from around the world were brought to Brooklyn as part of this series.

    But last June 24th was just about relaxing and enjoying a game.

    Pete was an honored guest of The Bucks County Senior Softball League, watching the Artis Comets play the McCaffrey’s Wolverines at Middletown Community Park in Langhorne.

    Artis Senior Living of Yardley, where Pete is a resident, sponsors The Comets.

    Pete was accompanied by his daughter, Maggie Fuschetti, and two team members of Artis. Maggie was especially delighted to see her dad enjoy watching the game, sharing his stories about playing with the team, and sharing her thanks to Artis for arranging it. “I loved seeing that grin on his face. He so enjoyed it!”

    Michelle Bowski, Director of Life Enrichment for Artis, added a little extra excitement to the day by helping Pete “run the bases.”

    “I wanted him to enjoy being back on the ballfield and he really did enjoy it!” Umpire Harvey Harris even made sure he called him safe!

    Cheryl Harris, Senior Director of Marketing for Artis, was thrilled to see how excited Pete was. “It’s so nice when we get to see our residents enjoying such a simple pleasure.

    A ballgame on a beautiful day, what could be better than that?”

    Artis specializes in Memory Care and is committed to providing an enriching environment, where the uniqueness of each individual is treasured.

    For more information about Artis Senior Living of Yardley, contact Cheryl Harris at 267-392-5945 or visit artisseniorliving.com.

    PHOTO CAP: Pete Espinosa (center) with the Artis Comets

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