This event is held annually to raise money for a newly created fund called “TLC 4 LTC.” Established through the Rhode Island Foundation, the fund is for long-term care residents and/or staff throuhgout the state who have special wishes and needs.
The Lip Sync Battle event was organized by Pam Bibeault Marchetti, president of elder care consulting company Triad Health Care LLC (Providence), who had a personal battle with breast cancer, prompting her desire to give back to the community she dearly loves. Inspiring hope, health and healing is her legacy as well as the mission of her event committee.
Led by Grace Barker Administrators Mark and Mary Beth Lescault, the winning Grace Barker Health performance group donned Havana-style costumes and lip synched to Barry Manilow’s 1978 disco hit, “Copacabana.” A special command performance was held post-event at The Cove at Grace Barker, much to the delight of the residents.
Members of the winning “Copacabana” team at Grace Barker Health were, as follows: Mark Lescault, Mary Beth Lescault, Deb Whitmore, Cheryl Brickach, Liz Costa, Jose Melo, Clem Rocha, Ethan Lescault, Jayne Jamiel. 2nd row left to right, Joan Alfano, Aline Melo, Karen Borges, Paula Lage, Kelly Borges, Maria Hiotelis.