For grandparents’ appreciation
By Lynne Lynch
Columbia Basin Herald
MOSES LAKE-Moses Lake retirement communities and the Moses Lake Senior Center joined together to host possibly the first senior picnic to honor grandparents here.
The event attracted more than 100 people to Moses Lake’s McCosh Park Friday, said Jeanne O’Brien, of Pioneer Village, a Moses Lake independent living facility.
The goal of the event was to celebrate grandparents, she explained.
“We all pulled it together,” O’Brien said. “It was a wonderful event.”
She previously met with some employees from The Monroe House, Moses Lake Senior Center, Hearthstone and Summerwood about celebrating grandparents with the picnic.
Pepsi, Carver Family Funeral Home, Pioneer Village, Moses Lake Rental, and the Moses Lake Senior Center either assisted with the event or donated items.
Activities included raffles, a water balloon fight, croquet and music. Gift baskets were also offered.
Attendees included seniors, their children and caregivers.
“We plan on continuing this for seniors in Moses Lake,” O’Brien said. “It’s a start for a wonderful event.”
Photo courtesy of Jeanne O’Brien