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
The Bush Family/I-Con Systems, Inc.
Westgate Resorts Foundation
Central Florida Concierge Association
Charles Schwab – Windermere Branch
Encore at Avalon Park/Assisted Living & Memory Care
Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.
Pearls for Women
Thrift Mart, LLC
Bruno White Entertainment; Central Florida Lifestyle; Fry Hammond Barr; Greenery Productions; Lake Mary Healthy Living; Orange Appeal; Orlando Style Magazine; TravelHost Orlando Magazine
Jane Julia Studios; Pam Lester; Penny Nangle; Re-Action Photography
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.
Honor Your Grandparent on Grandparents Day
September 8, 2013
At 95-years-young, Miss Lully is surrounded by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Imagine five generations of love! Monthly, the family holds “Grandma’s 2nd Saturday” and meets for breakfast at a local restaurant. What a wonderful way to way to honor a grandparent.
Unfortunately, there are other seniors in our community that don’t receive that love. Many are alone with empty cupboards and no way to care for themselves. More than 4,500 local seniors are waiting – waiting for a meal, waiting for companionship, waiting for someone to care. After a lifetime of hard work and service, our seniors shouldn’t have to wait for basic needs like these. Won’t you help us in our mission to put “seniors first”?
Honor or remember your grandparent this Grandparents Day with a gift toward helping a senior in need.
Click here to learn more. https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/eZkm3
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.