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Ms. Emeritus California Beauty Pageant 2011

Ms. Emeritus at Villa de Anza Wins California Title!

Anheim, California. November 17th, 2011. Emeritus at Fairwood Manor hosted the 1st Annual, Ms. Emeritus California 2011! Our pageant had 9 beautiful and talented senior residents, from 9 different senior living communities competing for the coveted title of Ms. Emeritus California 2011. The competition was fierce and fun!

Beautiful & More

Each of these lovely contestants wowed their audience in the talent, evening gown and interview competition during the pageant.

People, Pageantry & Press

There were over 250 guests in attendance, with sons, daughters, grand kids, great-grand kids, friends and more, all cheering for their favorite beauty queen! The Orange County Register was also in attendance filming the pageant.

Each of the contestants brought something special and amazing to the table. Judging was not an easy task! To get an idea of why we chose Mary as Ms. Emeritus California 2011, you have to read her touching response from the interview competition.

Mary's Moving Onstage Interview

Pageant question: "Mary, why did you choose Emeritus Assisted Living as your new home and what has it done for you?"

Mary's Answer: "The reason I came to Emeritus was in search of happiness. I was married 55 years when my husband lost his life to cancer in August of 2007. I moved to California to live with my sister and be close to his burial site, but I was not happy. I then moved to Vegas to live with my daughter, but I was miserable. So, I moved back to California. After a few months I decided to move to Washington to live with my other daughter. But happiness was not to be found. So, I once again moved back to California and that is when I began searching the internet for a place to call home. I contacted Emeritus and set up a couple of different tours. I was very excited and thought this would be a place I could call home."

"I moved to Emeritus at Villa de Anza in April 2011. Since this time I have finally found a reason for living. I am involved in the choir and the drama club; as well as, calling Bingo, doing scrapbooking, arts and crafts, and working in the country store several times per week. I also enjoy assisting our activity director, Jake, by helping him with decorating, cooking and other miscellaneous projects."

"I love the staff at Villa de Anza, as they are very helpful and kind. I have also met many good friends that I can truly call friends for life!"

"My time at Villa de Anza has been such a blessing for me and I would like to thank Emeritus for all they do for us!!! Thank You!"

Ms. Emeritus California on The OC County Register