Jack from Canandaigua, NY
Poetry Guest Speaker

Jack, who has a theatrical background, likes to stand out in a group. He also has a love of poetry, and is very proud of his granddaughter who is a poet. After attending a poetry reading that was one of our regular activities, he voiced a request to do his own poetry reading, where he could speak about his life and share a variety of poetry, including his granddaughters. Consequently, we invited him to be a guest speaker at a special poetry reading event. As part of that, he let us know exactly what he needed for the event, which included a table with lighting, an assistant's chair (and an assistant), tablecloth, microphone, cookies and punch for the guests, and large print copies of the poetry. This was very meaningful to Jack, and after a month he is still saying thank you to the staff for having him as our guest. It was definitely a highlight of his life to have a chance to share and shine in the spotlight once again. He has offered to be a guest speaker again in the future.

  • Location
  • Canandaigua, NY