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An Unforgettable Mother's Day

Guest Blog
Rachel Denenberg, Program Coordinator, Volunteers of America Retired and Senior Volunteer Program

Volunteers of America, with the help of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), Tavern Hospitality Group, Metro Taxi, and the Denver Fire Department, hosted an unforgettable day for 75 elderly women at the 24 th annual I Remember Mama high tea on Wednesday, May 4, 2016.

Metro taxi graciously donated their time and efforts to get all the ladies to the Tavern Uptown to be honored. The ladies had an extra special treat when the Firemen arrived to escort them inside, which was a pleasant surprise to all!

All of the ladies looked beautiful with colorful, fun, and unique hats. They all chatted and enjoyed high tea, sandwiches, and pastries in anticipation of the hat contest. Every lady left with a gift bag with special goodies and flowers, letting them know they are all appreciated and important.

It put a smile on my face to see and hear what this day meant to all of them, who otherwise may have been alone. I spoke to many of the women over the phone as they called in to RSVP or I called to confirm, but what was really touching was to be able to meet these ladies in person and talk to them. I walked into I Remember Mama not really knowing what to expect from the day, but hearing one lady say to me this is the first time leaving her house in four years and another saying she doesn't have anyone to celebrate Mother's Day with and that this is the best day of the year for her, that was enough to know just how much this day means to these ladies.