Born in Flemington, on Feb. 28, 1920, Betty Mondell, whose maiden name is Rummer, attended Flemington Elementary School, and graduated from Lock Haven High School in 1938.
Shortly after her high school graduation, Mondell joined the war effort by working for the Navy Department. With the revival of American industry following World War II, Mondell worked for Wundies Sybil Mills in Williamsport until she retired.
She married Joseph Mondell, a barber, and together they had one son, Joe, who was named after his father. Mondell had a passion for cooking and baking, and enjoyed socializing with friends. Now a widow, Mondell lives and makes her home with her son Joe in Montoursville. She is a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church.
Mondell joined Albright LIFE (Living Independently For Elders) in December 2009. In addition to the care she receives at the center, Mondell enjoys the variety of activities provided by LIFE, especially the musical programs.
Everyone at Albright loves to see her bright smile, clapping, dancing and happy disposition.
According to her son, who also is her caregiver, "Albright has made a world of difference - like night and day," for his mother's health and disposition. He said his mother loves to be around people and benefits from all of the stimulation Albright provides.
Everyone agrees that Albright LIFE would just not be the same without Betty Mondell.
For more information about Albright LIFE, visit the day center at 901 Memorial Ave., or call 322-5433.
Albright LIFE (Living Independently for Elders) is Pennsylvania's version of the nationally recognized PACE program (Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly). LIFE's comprehensive array of services meet the social, medical, emotional, spiritual and nutritional needs of individuals 55 and older who meet the eligibility requirements for a nursing home level of care.
LIFE's coordinated approach to health care allows participants to remain healthy and active in the place they call home for as long as possible.