Friday, July 25, 2014
Red Hat Society Fashion Show 2014
On Thursday, May 29th the Jewish
Home hosted the EV Shayna Punim Chapter's 2014 Red Hat Society Fashion Show.
This special event, sponsored by Gerrie Wormser and John N. Levi, Jr., featured
many of the Home's residents modeling gorgeous garments donated by a local CAbi
boutique. Delicious finger sandwiches and ice cream sundaes with hot fudge were
graciously served by the Home's dietary department while live entertainment was
provided by the vivacious keyboard and ukulele player Cali Rose.
years of sponsoring the fashion show, Gerrie states that it's her favorite
event. She explains, "My favorite part of the fashion show every year is taking
a few 90-year-old people and teaching them to walk down the catwalk with style
and flair. I love watching them enjoy every minute of it. I have a background of
working as a casting director. The whole process of finding my models and
bringing out their inner beauty and natural playfulness is a lot of fun. People
just eat it up. It's fabulous and I love it."
In planning the fashion
show, Gerrie reached out to independent CAbi consultant, Bobbie Casalino-Lewis,
who was happy to be part of this special event. "This unique opportunity was a
wonderful way to give back" said Bobbie. "It's not always easy to find ways to
use my set of specific talents to bring others happiness, but I definitely did
that today. Gerrie took me to a few of the Red Hat meetings and gave me
beautiful models to work with. I fitted them, styled them, and helped them to
shine today."After all was said and done, the models surely did shine while
walking down the Jewish Home's runway in their amazing attire and with a
newfound sense of self-appreciation.
One of the show's regular
attendees, resident Alice Kulick, loves watching the fashion show each year. She
exclaimed, "The show was very nice! The girls looked lovely. I was very
surprised by the fashions they were wearing. These outfits were a lot different
than last year's and they all looked gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous!"
Alice is a big fan of the Red Hat Society and thinks its events are highly
entertaining. She states, "I've been a part of the Home's Red Hat Society for
the past three years and I love it! Every year they have two big events and
they're always a hoot. I've even modeled in the show once before. I really enjoy
attending the Red Hat events because they give members a chance to participate
and have a good time."
Special thanks to Gerrie Wormser, John N.
Levi, Jr., Bobbie Casalino-Lewis, all of our beautiful models, their handsome
escorts, and the activities staff for making this event such a beautiful