Seniors gather for a
holiday meal, music and friendship
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Photos by Liz Cezat
An early Thanksgiving dinner was enjoyed by 100 seniors who
gathered at the Northville Community Center at noon on Nov. 15 for this
lively annual event sponsored by Northville Senior Adult Services.
Seniors ranged in age from their 50s to 90-plus. Younger seniors sat
at round tables conducive to conversations and filled their plates from
the bountiful buffet line. Seniors who needed assistance from aides or
family members sat at two long tables, where friendly volunteers
delivered plated meals.
The meal was turkey, mashed potatoes and
gravy, cranberry sauce, vegetables, rolls and pumpkin pie with whipped
cream for dessert. Many commented on the fabulous food, which was both
nutritious and delicious.
Residents from two local homes, Star
Manor and Addington Place, attended. About 12 residents from Allen
Terrace, the City-owned senior apartment complex, were there too. Others
came from their own homes or apartments in Northville, Novi, Farmington
Hills and other nearby communities.
Senior Services Supervisor
Pam Cameron was the master of ceremonies, and also stopped by each table
to talk with seniors. Senior Services employees Debbie Luterek, Erin
Dobson and Sue Wilson kept the party flowing. The Mike Wolverton Band
duo played with Mike on drums and Eddie squeezing sweet sounds from the
accordion. Guests enjoyed the music and many sang along and danced.
“The seniors and their families look forward to this event every
year,” said Cameron. “Everyone was in great spirits and had fun
celebrating together. It’s such a great way to start off the holiday
season, giving thanks for another year of blessings.”
volunteers were Senior Advisory Commissioners Jerry Mittman, Dick Brown
and Lesa Buckland, along with professionals who work for companies that
cater to seniors. Kristin Kolasa, owner of LoveWell, donated the pumpkin
pie and plated it. She started her business six years ago because she
“always had a passion for serving seniors.” She is proud that she
provides “good jobs and great care.” Event sponsors were Waltonwood,
with Heather Laskos serving meals to guests, and Griffin Funeral Home,
with David Griffin lending a hand.
The next senior get-together
will be the Winter Wonderland Holiday luncheon on Dec. 13. It features a
meal and a sing-a-long with Dave DeClark. The cost is $13 per person.
Sign up by registering online, calling 248-305-2852 or registering in
person at the Community Center or the Parks and Recreation office at
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