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Meet Lucky, 105 and thriving

Joe “Lucky” Lucchi was born in Brooklyn, NY, in November 1914. The son of poor Italian immigrants, his father washed dishes at the Waldorf Astoria while his mother taught him that hard work in school was important for the future. Today, Joe believes taking these lessons to heart has contributed to his success and longevity.

A prime example of the American Dream, Joe beams with pride when reminiscing about outings where he had been honored as a special guest. He proudly displays a photo of himself shaking hands with former New York governor, Mario Cuomo, during a black-tie ceremony celebrating Joe’s “outstanding service to the legal profession and the public.” Coincidentally, this event was held at the same Waldorf Astoria hotel where his father once washed the dishes.


"While the average 105-year-old man might be slowing down, “Lucky” Lucchi is vibrant and thriving."


At 105 years old, Joe is in better health today than a year ago, largely due to the excellent care he receives seven days a week from SYNERGY HomeCare. His primary caregiver, Rose, laughs and flexes her muscles because she is so proud of how she has helped Joe regain his strength and vitality. While the average 105-year-old man might be slowing down, “Lucky” Lucchi is vibrant and thriving.

Joe continues to receive recognition and invitations to special events for his many life accomplishments. He was recently a guest speaker at an event to honor and learn from centenarians. Because SYNERGY HomeCare caregivers take the burden out of life’s everyday tasks, Joe and his wife of 50 years can still focus on enjoying all of life’s events. They don’t have to worry about laundry, cooking, or running errands because their SYNERGY HomeCare caregiver is at their service.

Joe smiles as he says to SYNERGY HomeCare of Arlington, VA’s owner, Mitch Opalski, “The SYNERGY HomeCare caregivers help me progress. Sometimes people in the community tell me to slow down because I am walking too fast!
luckys wife, Lucky and varegiver Rose having lunch at kitchen table

Joe Lucchi, his wife, and SYNERGY HomeCare caregiver from Arlington, VA Owner: Mitch Opalski

"Sometimes people in the community tell me to slow down because I am walking too fast!"


During the course of the day, no matter what I ask of my caregivers, especially Rose, she does it well and she does it willingly! She’s good. She always has a smile! Rose is available to help with any chore; she keeps me healthy.”

“SYNERGY HomeCare is a big help, the caregivers know my routine, I don’t have to tell them, they know what I like and need. They help me with everything. My caregivers are prompt and reliable. We have made numerous new friends since starting care with SYNERGY HomeCare; all of this has made a positive impact in my life.”

Helen Bach
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