Volunteers of America Upstate New York will host its 28th annual “I Remember Mama” breakfast for elderly women who would otherwise spend the holiday alone on May 12.
Many women outlived or are separated from their family. They often find themselves without anyone to celebrate with on Mother’s Day. VOA works with local assisted living communities and senior centers to find these women, and hosts a breakfast in their honor to ensure they are not forgotten.
This year’s event is supported in part by St. Ann’s Community and Paychex. VOA invites community residents to support the event to ensure it can invite more than 180 women.
“Community support is critical to making this event a success,” said Valerie Hoak, VOA development director.
With a donation of $40, people can sponsor a lady to attend the event. VOA hopes to serve 180-200 ladies. They will attend a breakfast where they are treated to live music, door prizes, a floral souvenir and words from a guest speaker.
“This is such an important event for these women to attend at what can be a difficult time of year for many seniors,” said Kim Brumber, VOA president and CEO. “To see the joy that the ladies get from ‘I Remember Mama’ just fills my heart.”
Call (585) 402-7204 or visit voaupny.org/irm for information.