It was the perfect day weather wise for Widow Care’s Meet & Greet held Sunday, June 12th in an intimate reserved room at the Pike & Rose La Madeleine.
Seventeen widowed women, ranging in age from 29 to 90+ stepped out for an afternoon of food and friendship. The group enjoyed a sumptuous menu of gruyere vegetarian pasta, field greens with pecans and cranberries, delectable, warm Italian bread, raspberry lemonade, assorted parfaits and chewy, fresh-from-the-oven oatmeal and chocolate chip cookies.
Participants shared their stories in a “safe” environment, knowing that there was no pressure to do so – and spent the remainder of the time socializing with one another. Two lucky raffle winners received a $10.00 gift card each to La Madeleine.
We want to thank the hard-working staff at La Madeleine for helping us to coordinate this event - and we commend all of the attendees for taking a courageous step – some for the first time since becoming widowed - to venture out and meet fellow widowed travelers.
While the group was diverse both in age - and stage - along the widowhood road – at the same time, everyone had their widowhood status to bind them.