Bellaire Rotarians uplifted the spirits of elderly shut-ins with a party for nursing home residents at the Com For Care extended care facility in Bellaire.  The event kicked off "Project GENERATIONS," which decreases elder-isolation through personal visits, cards, flower deliveries, and small gifts throughout the year. Senior residents enjoyed cupcakes, ice cream, punch, music, goody bags, conversation, and the opportunity to interact with Rotary members and their pets. This year's gifts included colorful neck pillows, socks, stationery supplies, and treats.
Before retirement, resident Tillie Garza (seated at left in left photo) regularly visited pre-K classrooms costumed in a tall hat and shawl as the fairy tale character 'Mother Goose,' with her arrival heralded by the cry of, "Mother Goose is on the loose!" Bellaire Rotarians visit Com For Care throughout the year as part of their 'adoption' os the facility. Jesse Moreno of Advantage Funeral Home started the community service project a decade ago and co-chaired this year's event with Nan Wagoner of Wagoner Burgert law offices. Left Photo, L to R: (standing) Jesse Moreno, Patsy Moreno, Nan Wagoner with seated residents receiving neck pillows. Right Photoslides show Rotarians interacting with the senior citizens.