Matching campaign ends May 8th. Donate today.
Please consider donating to this campaign to cover the cost of our nutrition supplement program which costs $40 per client per month. We’ve got a match for the first $15,000 raised, so your donation goes twice as far!
Meet Mrs. Roxie Brewer, one of the many loving mothers your contribution will allow us to continue to serve. We salute her loving daughter, Teresa.
Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama (ACA) has been supporting Teresa’s Alzheimer’s journey as she cares for her mother since 2019. Mrs. Roxie Brewer enjoys attending Rose Garden Adult Day Care on an ACA scholarship. When the center was closed due to covid, ACA offered her a robotic pet to prevent loneliness and isolation. Roxie receives continence products and the nutritional supplement, Ensure (strawberry is her favorite) delivered to her door every month. To keep her safe from the dangers of wandering, she wears a Project Lifesaver bracelet. The services ACA provides bring comfort and peace of mind.
Roxie was taught by her mother to be a Milliner. After a stint working at Marshall Durbin Chicken Factory, she followed her passion for fashion and went to work at JoAnn Fabrics when it was located on Green Springs Avenue in Homewood. Because of her talent and creativity, she became known as the “Hat Lady”. Her regular customers would bring her a picture of someone wearing a designer hat and with a sparkle in her eye, Roxie could recreate the hat.
In the 90’s, she opened Mollie’s Millinery Supply store in Birmingham. She stayed busy designing hats, selling supplies, and sharing trade secrets for how to create hats both fancy and practical. When her mother became ill, Roxie chose to close the shop to care for her.
No wonder the “fidget” mat (see picture above), made for her by volunteers from Vestavia Hills Methodist Church, was such a hit! Covered in all sorts of trinkets, the mat has ‘found a cheerful home” according to Teresa. Roxie has always loved working with her hands, from pottery, to crocheting dollies, drawing, and painting to planting flowers along her front walkway. She also loved cooking big holiday meals for her 3 children and 6 grandchildren. Now her friends at Rose Garden Adult Day Care are a part of her family.