Love is in the air, and the Grapevine Rotary Club knows exactly how to show our seniors love during this season.

The Rotary Club annually hosts a Valentine’s Day dance that gives seniors the chance to show off their dance moves and have fun. Unfortunately, due to the COVID pandemic in 2021, they were not able to host the dance, which left many feeling lonely. Thankfully, 2022 came around and the Rotary Club changed some things up.

This year, seniors in the community were invited out to a special Valentine’s Day luncheon at the REC in Grapevine. GCISD created the awesome floral center pieces, and each senior was given a beautiful rose. On top of that, the seniors were treated to a very tasty and satisfying meal. Members from the GCISD DECA, even served and talked to the seniors. It was truly an amazing luncheon.

Many of these seniors are clients of the GRACE Friends & Family program. The program is designed to reduce social and physical isolation among senior residents ages 55 and older, as well as individuals with disabilities. Friends & Family participants are connected to resources within and outside of GRACE. In addition, volunteer “matches” are made to help meet the social and physical needs of the participants.

GRACE is proud to be part of a community that will show love and support to our amazing seniors. Shout-outs go to Darlene Freed, Kevin Mitchell, GCISD Floral and DECA Clubs and the rest of the Grapevine Rotary Club for continuing to show love and support to our seniors throughout the community. We love our seniors, and we appreciate all that you do.