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Once a month Saturday visits will begin this month at a senior residency called The Hannah Gray Home, located at 235 Dixwell Avenue, in New Haven. Information can be found at http://hannahgrayhome.org/history.html . Hannah Gray, an African American seamstress in the mid-19th century, used her earnings to support divinity school students at Yale, her church, and the abolitionist movement. Upon her death in 1861, she bequeathed her home for the use of indigent elderly women of color in perpetuity, until financial support ran out. At that time, the 20th Century Club, a group of African American women from the Episcopal, Baptist, Methodist, and Congregational churches on Dixwell Avenue, came together to save the financially struggling Home. Today there are 17 women and men who reside at the Dixwell location.

Members from Christian Tabernacle Baptist Church and Spring Glen Church will meet for one hour the third Saturday of each month, where there will be singing, playing games, sharing our stories & life lessons, and praying with one another. Volunteers bring light snacks to share with all. Occasional entertainment from other church members will be provided, and church youth who are in training to be leaders of our respective churches are encouraged to participate.

The first gathering will be Saturday, January 20th, from 1:30 – 2:30pm, at 235 Dixwell Avenue in New Haven. For more information or to sign up to visit, please contact Sue Spight at 203-281-7570, or skspight@gmail.com .