19 Jan Mad Hatter Tea Party for ‘Nifty Nineties’ at Mount Vernon Towers
On Sunday afternoon, January 27, the dining room of Mount Vernon Towers, the senior independent living community in the heart of Sandy Springs, turned into Alice’s Wonderland. Members of the National Charity League, Inc. – Dunwoody Chapter hosted a fabulous Mad Hatter Tea Party to celebrate the ‘Nifty Nineties’ – the vibrant group of 90+ year-old residents who live at Mount Vernon Towers.
Maureen Jensen, the president of ‘The Nifty Nineties,’ explains that the group gets together every month to socialize, laugh, and share memories and experiences. “We have great fun together, and we have become close friends here at Mount Vernon Towers since we all agree with what Doris Lessing once said: ‘The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven’t changed in 70 or 80 years. Your body changes, but you don’t change at all.’”
This was the eighth year the NCL – Dunwoody Chapter has hosted a tea party at Mount Vernon Towers. National Charity League, Inc. is a mother-daughter organization dedicated to fostering the mother-daughter relationship through community service, leadership development and cultural experiences. Each chapter of National Charity League, Inc. consists of mothers and their daughters in grades seven through twelve. Each mother and daughter serves at least 20 philanthropic hours per year.
“This year we had a real Mad Hatter Tea Party – there were fabulous costumes (generously on loan from Wesleyan School), fun entertainment by the girls, and of course, great tea party food. Everyone wore a ‘mad hat’ or, as the invitation says, ‘it’s off with your head!’ notes Felicia Borreson, Chair of the 2013 Mother-Daughter Tea.