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Family Focus

Celebrate Beauty

Brown Center event draws support
for adult day care program.

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ore than 200 guests
attended Caring For
Those Who Care: Celebrate
Beauty, a fundraising event held
Sept. 14 at Neiman Marcus in Troy
for the Dorothy & Peter Brown
Jewish Community Adult Day Care
Program.
The program serves older adults
with Alzheimer's disease and related
disorders and supports their family
caregivers, who were celebrated at
the event.
As guests entered the store lobby,
they were greeted by a stunning dis-
play of paintings, jewelry and note
Event co-chairs Dana Loewenstein and
cards made by participants in the
Lainie Lipschutz
Brown program. Sales added to the
evening's proceeds while boosting
Carrie Waterstone recalled her mother's
the artiste pride and self-esteem.
experience at the program. "It was hor-
Guests enjoyed an array of beauty
rendous to see what Alzheimer's did to
services, tasted sweet treats and fes-
my mother, but it was comforting for me
tive drinks and shopped throughout
to know she was in a place where caring
the store, with a percentage of sales
staff made her feel so important!'
benefiting the program. Raffle tickets,
At the event recognition ceremony,
with donated prizes, also added to the
Barbara Nurenberg, JVS president
proceeds, which help offset the fees of
and CEO, noted how the great turnout
program participants in need of finan-
marked widespread support for the
cial assistance.
"This is one of the best charity events Brown Program. Carol Rosenberg, Jewish
Senior Life Foundation director, high-
I ever attended:' said longtime com-
lighted how Federation agencies work
munity volunteer Elaine Beresh. "With
in partnership to meet the needs of our
class and panache, the evening showed
Jewish community's older adults.
that older adults are our community's
Rosenberg also praised event co-
treasures!'
chairs Lainie Lipschutz and Dana
Attendees included members of the
Loewenstein for their hard work and
Brown family and their friends as well
dedication. They, in turn, thanked
as staff from JVS and Jewish Senior
the event planning committee. Lainie
Life, the agencies that together operate
shared how proud her grandparents, the
the Brown Centers in Southfield and
late Dorothy and Peter Brown, would be
West Bloomfield, and from the Jewish
to witness the overwhelming support
Federation of Metropolitan Detroit.
shown for the program that bears their
A sizable contingent of Brown
Program family caregivers also attended. names. ❑

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