Dra. Maria Alves Cavaco Silva, wife of President of Portugal Prof. Aníbal António Cavaco Silva, visited POSSO on November 14. She accompanied her husband on a week-long trip to the United States during which he met with President Barack Obama in the White House, addressed the UN Security Council, visited Silicon Valley and Stanford University, and met with business leaders and representatives from the Portuguese American resident communities in New York, New Jersey, Washington and California.
On November 13 at the Fairmont Hotel in San José, President Cavaco Silva hosted a dinner for 800 guests in honor of the Portuguese Community of California. The proceeds from the dinner were presented to POSSO by Dra. Maria Alves Cavaco Silva. She addressed the seniors and staff gathered to greet her at POSSO and graciously greeted many individuals.