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Women's Respite Program: Celebrating 25 years

by jmaloni
Fri, Aug 2nd 2013 10:50 pm

The Women's Respite Program will mark 25 years of service at a reception Saturday, Aug. 3, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Stella Niagara in Lewiston. The Respite Program, a nonprofit organization, provides time away to rest and renew for single mothers with low incomes, grandmothers raising their grandchildren, and women with cancer.

Each year, women from Erie and Niagara counties visit the Stella Niagara Center of Renewal for a few days away from their routine where, in a safe, peaceful environment, they can develop friendships and support networks, enjoy group activities, eat healthfully, even get a massage. The Women's Respite Program fulfills its motto: Restoring hopes, refreshing bodies and renewing spirits.

The reception is expected to see in attendance many of the more than 1,000 women served over the years by the program. Playback Theatre, an improvisational company that has performed for the program for several years, will entertain guests at 4 p.m.

For information about the Women's Respite Program, call 716-893-0931.

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