ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES
Of all the volunteerism in which The Hat Ladies are involved, none gives both The Ladies and the recipients more pleasure than our monthly visits to different Assisted Living facilities. We bring extra hats for the residents to wear and engage them in song and dance. We do not entertain "at" them; we entertain "with" them. Our hour long Program ends with a "Promenade to the tune of "In Your Easter Bonnet."
One Activities Director wrote: "It never ceases to amaze me what fun the residents have. Hats get them talking, participating and laughing, and brings out happy memories. It is so great what you all do for this community. You are the greatest in our book. We look forward to your next visit.
We have been making these visits for the past 15 years. Due to respect for residents privacy, the photos are typically just of The Hat Ladies.
The Hat Ladies Visit to Ashley River Plantation
Archie passes the mic to one of the residents
Archie leads the Chicken Dance in the appropriate chapeaux
Bottom Row: Gail and Jacqueline
Top Row: Archie, Eileen, Rosie
The Hat Ladies Visit to St. John's Rehab and Healthcare Center
Archie, Jackie, Ida
The Hat Ladies 1st visit to Ashley Retirement Community Home
Ida, Jakae, Rosie, Eileen, Eithane, Archie
The Hat Ladies Visit The Canterbury House
Our annual St. Patricks' Day visit
Val, Eileen, Jackie, Jacquelyn
The Hat Ladies Annual Valentine's Day Visit to Bishop Gadsden Retirement Community
We LOVE hats, and we LOVE visiting Bishop Gadsden, and they LOVE us, too.
Bottom Row: Archie, Jackie, Rosie, Jayne
Top Row: Queen Elizabeth, Kathleen, Linda, Eileen, Carolyn, Val, Jacqueline
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The Hat Ladies Day of Caring Visit to The Charleston Senior Center
Doris, Jennie, Jackie, Mary, Corinne, Linda, Eileen, Joan
Rosie, Archie, Monica
The Hat Ladies Visit Martin Luther Respite Program
Our annual spirited Halloween visit
Archie, Rosie, Jackie, Rosalind, Cindy
The Hat Ladies Patriotic Visit to Respite Care Charleston
But WE were the grandest of them all!
Deanna, Archie, Rosie, Corinne, Eileen
The Hat Ladies Holiday Visit to Sandpiper Rehabilitation & Nursing Center
Hi! I thought the Mrs.Claus wig was a surprise . ....THEN there was an impromptu snow ball fight !! HaHa ! I was wondering what those styrofoam balls were for. Thx for the wonderful time had by all. XXOO An Elf
Pass out the red hats for Christmas
See how pretty you look
Jackie, Deana, Rosie, Nitsa
Top Row: Rosalind, Jackie, Nitsa, Eileen, Corinne, Doris
Bottom Row: Archie, Ruth, Rosie