Legacy Hospice invites all to event honoring seniors in Monroe County

Monroe StockFor the Monroe Journal

Legacy Hospice will host its second annual Senior Citizen Appreciation Day in Frisco Park on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“We had such a wonderful program last year honoring our seniors and we wanted to continue that with this year’s program. It is also a great opportunity for our seniors to learn about the programs and services that are available to them,” said

Volunteer and Bereavement Coordinator Deb Harmon.

Legacy Hospice offers a number of services to the public.

“We have a grief support group that meets the first Thursday of every month at Meadowood Baptist Church at 5:30 p.m. It is open to anyone experiencing grief, whether it’s the loss of a job, a divorce or the death of a loved one. We also have volunteers who visit nursing homes to check in on our elderly,” Harmon said.

There will be several speakers at the event including Northern District State of Mississippi Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley, Mary Nell Dorris of the First Friends Respite Center and Mayor Brad Blaylock of Amory.

Those in attendance will enjoy music and entertainment provided by Kay Bain, Michael Banes, Lisa Crow, 1st Assembly of God Church. Lunch will be provided.

Vendors will include Access Medical Clinic, Amory Police Department, Care Center of Aberdeen, Contact Helpline, First Friends Respite Center, Golden Living Center of Amory, Hometown Healthcare, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Oak Tree Manor, Pioneer Community Hospital, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure North Mississippi, The Respiratory and Diabetes Care Center, River Place, Secure Alarms, Walgreens and many others.

Legacy Hospice will recognize the Oldest Citizen (male and female) as well as our Senior Heroes who served in the military. Legacy will be accepting submissions for the Oldest Citizen and Senior Heroes until Sept. 16.

If you would like to assist, or for more information, please contact Deb Harmon, Legacy Hospice of the South, at 257-9811.