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 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 Visit to St. John's Rehab and Healthcare Center

"It was such a self-esteem boosting programming and we greatly appreciate it.  I know our residents loved it.  Toshya, Life Enrichment Activities Coordinator"

Looking good and feeling great from ANY direction! Archie, Rosie, Cindy, Jackie

Archie, Rosie, Cindy, Jackie.



The Hat Ladies Patriotic Visit to Respite Care Charleston

We had a grand 'ol (flag) gathering...

...and provided hats for all...


But WE were the grandest of them all!

Deanna, Archie, Rosie, Corinne, Eileen


The Hat Ladies Visit The Canterbury House

Our annual St. Patricks' Day visit

Archie, Jennie, Rosalind


When we sang "God Bless America," the entire group of ladies stood up.  It was a most powerful and unique moment.


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:

Time to switch hats for...?

...The Chicken Dance!


                                                                                      Jayne, Dani, Rosie, Jackie, Archie


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


Introduce ourselves

Jackie, Deana, Rosie, Nitsa

Top Row:  Rosalind, Jackie, Nitsa, Eileen, Corinne, Doris

Bottom Row: Archie, Ruth, Rosie


The Hat Ladies Visit The Charleston Senior Center as part of The Day of Caring  


Top Row: Marlene, Linda, Susan, Dani, Deana, Eileen, Doris

                                                                               Bottom Row:  Carolyn, Archie, Monica, Rosie