At the Aware Dallas meeting on Wednesday, September 14, at Myrna and Bo Schlegel’s estate, the setting was ideal for the news of the day. Yes, it’s already been reported about the Myrna D. Schlegel/Aware Scholarship Fund that not only honors Myrna’s years in the nursing profession but also her concern about the need for nurses specializing in gerontology.
But there was still more news for the assembled guests including Carol Stabler, Stacey Angel, Deborah Packer, Holly Hull Miori, Caroline Rose Hunt, Billie Leigh Rippey, Ramona Jones, Dorothea Meltzer and Sarah Losinger. Aware President Venise Stuart revealed the plans for the annual Aware Affair gala on Saturday, April 8. With a theme of Celebrate The Moments, the cocktail reception, silent and live auctions, three-course dinner and dancing will take place in the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton Anatole.
Chairing this year’s event will be Angela Fontana and Andre Szuwalski and Penny Reid and Thomas Nolan.
This year’s beneficiaries are Center for BrainHealth, Juliette Fowler Homes Inc., NorthPark Presbyterian Church, Presbyterian Communities and Services Foundation, The Senior Source, Texas Winds Musical Outreach and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
You’ll be able to leave your black-tie clothes in the closet, since it will be a cocktail attire gathering.
More details will be announced in the weeks ahead, so stay tuned.
In addition to the news about the scholarship and the gala, Aging Mind Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Sara Festini discussed “Staying Busy is Associated with a Sharper Mind.”
* Photo credit: Dana Driensky