When I think about growing old, I wonder if my children will be there to take care of me. Some senior citizens are facing that reality. Growing old alone and without family support. There are many organizations in Southwest Louisiana that provide service to the elderly could use our support.
I recently had a conversation with Shance Lewis with the St Martin Council on Aging. I was surprised to learn about the variety of services they offer. Something as simple as, providing a person to replace a caregiver so they can take a break, to checking on those 60 and over who may live alone. Caring for the elderly can be a challenge. It is good to know that there is a place to turn for support. The St. Martin Council on aging is also there to help in so many ways. From transportation needs to meals on wheels, they have been there for the elderly in St. Martin Parish for 46 years.
The council is celebrating their service to the community with their 2nd Annual Gala, Thursday, September 19 at the Cade Community Center. This event is not only a celebration, but an opportunity to make the community aware of all the needed services they provide. One of the most important is meals on wheels. Five days a week, those meals are home delivered to those who are in need. Many times this is the only meal some seniors receive. They also look forward to the chance to visit with someone. Helping the St. Martin Council on Aging help others is a good thing.
This the the second year for this annual fundraiser. The gala is a semi-formal event. Entertainment will be provided by Donna Angelle. KLFY TV 10 News Anchor, Darla Montgomery is the emcee. The festivities begin at 6 pm at the Cade Community Center 1688 Smede Highway, St Martinville. For tickets and information call 337-332-3063