MOUNT AIRY, Ohio - Breakfast was served in Mount Airy Sunday morning to raise money for a nonprofit group that helps keep the seniors connected to the community.
9 On Your side’s Anthony Mirones was at the event which was organized by Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly.
Mirones spoke with clients of the services provided by the organization. Gert Williams, who will turn 88 in August, credits the group for helping her stay active.
"I love it. I've been here six years," she said.
From helping at social gatherings to giving clients a ride to the doctor, the tasks undertaken by the organization are done to help keep seniors connected to the community mentally and physically.
"I was home alone a lot. I had other places to go, but these people made it possible for me to go places," said Florence McNeil who met Williams at one of the organization’s events last year.
McNeil and Williams were able to connect with one another thanks in part to volunteers like Paul D’Alessandro and Ricky Snow.
"You feel better when you go home, like you did something,” D'Alessandro said. “It's better than sitting on the couch watching TV."
Snow echoed those sentiments, adding that he appreciates the mission behind the group
"I just really like what they stand for and I enjoy working with the people that I meet here."
For more information on the group you can visit its website at http://www.cincinnati.littlebrothers.org/ .
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