Pilgrim Manor, a United Church Homes community, teamed up with Northview Senior Citizens for the third year in a row in a community relationship-building event Jan. 31 at Plainfield Senior Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
This year’s mid-winter luncheon had a theme of “Blues Cruise” and included lunch and entertainment by Charles Schantz, who chased the winter blues away with his electric guitar and classic blues music. More than 120 people attended the event, and each was charged a small fee of $5 for lunch. Proceeds were donated on behalf of both organizations to the Alzheimer’s Association.
“This is great exposure for us,” Pilgrim Manor Administrative Assistant Elizabeth Schmidt said. “We work with the center’s volunteers to decorate the room, interact with them while we serve them lunch, have a ‘mission moment’ to talk about our services, and have a table that is full of information on Pilgrim Manor.”
Previous mid-winter luncheon themes have included a luau with authentic dancers and a Mexican fiesta with non-alcoholic margaritas and a mariachi band.