Gulf Coast Village celebrates resident organist Alma Lee’s 100th birthday with party Aug. 23

What: Gulf Coast Village resident and organist, Alma Lee, is celebrating her 100th birthday on Aug. 23 with a huge birthday party in the Gulf Coast Village Auditorium featuring music, food and fun. Nearly 100 residents and staff are expected to join in the celebration event for this special resident. Lee is a long-time independent resident of Gulf Coast Village and enjoys sharing her love and talent for music by playing the organ during the community’s weekly worship services held for residents and visitors. Each Sunday, Lee magically transforms the Auditorium into a place of worship with the soft tune of the organ.

Born on Sept. 3, 1915 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Lee developed a love for music at a young age influenced by her father, a professional trombonist. She studied music throughout her schooling years, playing trombone in a concert band during her time at Marywood College and then moved on to play the organ and direct church choirs. Lee also taught music for 30 years as a music consultant for public schools.

When: Sunday, Aug. 23 from 3 to 6 p.m.

Where: Gulf Coast Village, 1333 Santa Barbara Blvd. Cape Coral

Founded more than 25 years ago, Gulf Coast Village is the premier Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Cape Coral, Florida. Residents enjoy active independent living in an unparalleled lifestyle of comfort and convenience with a rich array of services and amenities that are focused on living well. The community also offers the security of knowing there is the full continuum of care when needed including:  assisted living, skilled nursing, specialized memory support, home health and outpatient services. Gulf Coast Village is located at 1333 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral, FL 33991. For more information call 239-772-1333 or visit

Gulf Coast Village is sponsored by Volunteers of America, a national non-profit faith-based organization dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. Volunteers of America was founded in 1896 and is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit providers of quality, affordable housing for seniors and a provider of professional long-term care including assisted living, home health care and nursing home care.