Screen_Shot_2014-02-26_at_8.07.17_PMToday, the Zenobia Meggs Helpage Center was filled with happiness and comfort thanks to the warm hospitality of the Helpage volunteers who treated our golden citizens to a tea party. It gave attendees a sense of belonging and usefulness as special friendships united under one roof. Our news team deemed it worthy to highlight the event. And despite only one fourth of its members showing up, President of Helpage Orange Walk branch, Arecelia Leiva, who told it was a wonderful afternoon spent.


“We invited the Senior Citizens to come and spend an evening of fun and to socialize with their colleagues and so we had a tea party and we played some games and we had some help workers from the Orange Walk Hospital who came to delight them with some games because we want them to be active and not to just stay home and be sedentary so we invited them to have a day of fun.”

Maria Novelo – Reporter

“What was the turn out today here and is this one of many activities?”


“This is the first activity for the year that we having and like how February was the month of love where we commemorate love especially but although we show love to one another everyday but February is the month to show it more and more so we invited them so that we can come and appreciate one another and so this is the first activity for the year and we looking forward to having other activities for the year. We have about 100 persons who we serve but today we had about a quarter of that amount but we don’t expect everybody to come because most of our members they have other duties to do at home, sometimes taking care of the children or going to look for them at school so it is more difficult for thedm to come but at the end of the day the turn out today was very good.”

Leiva says the plan is to open the Zenobia Meggs Center once a month so that the elderly can socialize and play games.

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