The September party kicked off Rotary's "Project GENERATIONS,"
which decreases elder-isolation through personal visits, cards, flower
deliveries, and small gifts throughout the year. "This project not
only helps our elderly but gives young and middle-aged participants first-hand
experience with non-peer perspectives in a social setting," local attorney
and club spokesperson Nan Wagoner said.
Residents enjoyed a musical performance by Caroline Holverson,
daughter of Bayou City Realtor Jon Holverson, in addition to refreshments,
goody bags, conversation, and the opportunity to interact with Rotary members'
children and pets. Bellaire Rotarians have committed to visit ComForCare
residents throughout the year as part of 'adopting' the facility, and the club
encourages other area service groups to consider similar programs to help
improve the quality of life for senior citizens. Jesse
Moreno of Advantage Funeral Home started the service project
in 2004 and co-chaired this year's event with Ray
Burgert of Wagoner Burgert law offices.
"Hurricane disasters remind everyone of the importance of
community connections – of how dependent we all are on the goodwill and care of
others," Wagoner said.