News and Events

2014 Holiday Gift Drive

Operation Rubber Ducky 2014 runs from Oct. 1st-Dec. 2nd!  Help us bring joy to our aging homebound clients by purchasing a neutral (white or beige) towel set, roll together with a ribbon, and drop off at Seniors First Office, Fields Fiat Orlando, or North Orlando Spine Center

Guardianship Training Class Schedule for 2014

Classes are held at Seniors First’s main office, at 5395 L. B. McLeod Rd., Orlando Fl 23811.
Please call 407-297-9980 for a registration form to be sent to you.
October 30 & November 6

Save the date for the 8th Annual High Tea & Hats

Sunday, April 19, 2015 – Rosen Plaza Hotel

Seniors First

7th Annual High Tea & Hats!

Thank you for your support of our High Tea & Hats event that was held at the Rosen Plaza Hotel on Sunday, May 18, 2014. Nearly 300 stylishly dressed ladies and some very dapper gentlemen filled the ballroom at the Rosen Plaza Hotel as we gathered to raise more than $41,000 to support seniors living in Orange and Seminole counties.

The day was filled with delights and surprises as guests bid on items in the silent auction and waited to see if their numbers were called in the chance auction. Harris Rosen was honored with the annual ‘Hats Off Award’ recognizing him for his significant contributions to Seniors First and the Central Florida community.

Heartfelt thanks go out to Harris Rosen and the Rosen Plaza Hotel, all our wonderful sponsors, guests, and volunteers for helping seniors live independently. Special thanks to Lauren Rowe for being our amazing emcee and our fabulous Hat Judges:

  • Tuni Blackwelder - local fashion expert and owner, Tuni Winter Park
  • Leslye Gale – dynamic morning show host on Magic 107.7
  • Jeanette Scott – fashion blogger and creator of J’s Everyday Fashion

With all the amazing hats in the room, our Hat Judges had a difficult job in choosing the best. Be sure to click on the Hat Parade and Perks tab above to see our winners and their fabulous hats!

Who could resist the adorable little ones that participated in the Itsy Bitsy Hat Parade? And, the fabulous photo booth made this High Tea & Hats one that our guests will always remember!

Your efforts will help programs like Meals on Wheels and In-Home Care for clients such as Miss Gloria who joined us for tea that day. Annually, Seniors First serves over 5,400 seniors and with the funds raised at High Tea & Hats we will be able to help many of them not only meet essential daily needs, but live with the hope, dignity, and independence they so deserve.

Thank you to all our wonderful sponsors!

Rosen Plaza Hotel

Magic 107.7


Platinum Sponsors

The Bush Family/I-Con Systems, Inc.

Harriett Lake


Gold Sponsors

Bags Inc.

Westgate Resorts Foundation


Silver Sponsors

Central Florida Concierge Association

Charles Schwab – Windermere Branch

Encore at Avalon Park/Assisted Living & Memory Care

Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.

OakStone Philanthropy

Pearls for Women

Thrift Mart, LLC

In-kind Sponsors

Bruno White Entertainment; Central Florida Lifestyle; Fry Hammond Barr; Greenery Productions; Lake Mary Healthy Living; Orange Appeal; Orlando Style Magazine; TravelHost Orlando Magazine

Special Thanks

Jane Julia Studios; Pam Lester; Penny Nangle; Re-Action Photography


Be a Meals On Wheels Volunteer Driver

Approximately 300 volunteers are needed to deliver 5,020 meals each week in Orange County! The need for volunteers is growing every day, as more seniors turn to Meals On Wheels to help them remain independent and in their own homes. Most of our volunteers deliver meals one day a week, with routes that will take no longer than two hours to complete. Volunteer with your children or grandchildren! Meals On Wheels is a wonderful way to help teach responsibility and the importance of community service.

Create a Delivery Team

Adopt-A-Route” is a simple way for corporations, church groups, social and service clubs to give back to the community. Seniors First will work with your company or organization to create a tailored meal route that will support our seniors and promote team building. Those who “Adopt-A-Route” will take on the delivery requirements of one route, one day a week (Mon-Fri) by providing a team of two for no more than two hours (between 9am and noon).

For information on how to get started call Lorraine Shumaker at 407-615-8982.

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