By Alin K. Gregorian
BURLINGTON, Mass. — Close to 300 supporters of the Armenian Women’s Welfare Association (AWWA) turned out for a luncheon on November 13 at the Burlington Marriott Hotel. The luncheon was the group’s 35th.
Money raised from the luncheons support the AWWA’s two projects, the Armenian Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (ANRC) in Jamaica Plain, the only area nursing home geared toward Armenian residents, and the Elderly Project in Nagorno Karabagh, where AWWA helps 200 persons over the age of 63 who live alone receive food, medicine and counseling.
Said Karen Hovsepian, who served on the Luncheon Auction Committee, “It is very heart-warming to see so many generations of dedicated women who attend our Annual Luncheon Auction year after year and support our organization, AWWA. By their attendance, these individuals support us in providing outstanding care to our residents at the only Armenian Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in New England, and empower us to continue the elderly project in Stepanakert, where, we are helping over 200 elderly, who are living alone, by receiving daily nutrition as well as much needed social and medical care.”
Also serving on the committee were Karen Diranian, Brenda Khederian and Cheryl Panjian.
Emcee Janet Jeghelian did an admirable job in introducing all the speakers. She said that she had been attending the luncheons since 1980 and that she was thrilled to be at the 35th such luncheon.