Point Pleasant Borough High School Show Choir Sings to Seniors
Audience includes 100-year-old birthday boy
Michael Caporaso, who turned 100 on Monday, was one of many area senior citizens who heard the Point Pleasant Borough High School Show Choir sing Christmas carols on Wednesday.
The show choir brought their show on the road, performing from morning through evening at various nursing homes, assisted living facilities and senior centers, including a nutrition center that is part of a community services program at the Masonic Lodge on New Jersey Avenue and Richmond Avenue (Route 35) in Point Pleasant Beach. Caporaso and about a dozen other seniors enjoyed a hot lunch with the high school performance there.
"He just loved the caroling, he was very excited," said Carolyn Caporaso, whose husband, Joe, is Caporaso's grandson.
Carolyn Caporaso said that Caporaso used to live with her, her husband and their four children for the past three years in Point Pleasant Borough until this summer. That's when Caporaso suffered pneumonia and went from a hospital to a rehabilitation center to Claremont Nursing Home, on Hulse Road in Point Pleasant Borough, where he lives now.
While he lived with his family, he often had lunch with his friends at the nutrition center. On Saturday, Caporaso and his family celebrated his birthday with family, friends and Mayor Martin Konkus at Claremont. On Wednesday, he celebrated with friends at the nutrition center.
Caporaso was born and raised in Elizabeth and also lived in Hillside and Clark before moving in with his family in Point Pleasant Borough. He also has four other children, 14 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and one great, great grandchild. His wife, Susan, died in 1977.
The show choir members, who were excused from classes Wednesday, are also scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28 concert at the high school.