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Grace Senior Living Ladies Shine During ‘Presentation of the Sweethearts’ Pageant

29 Seniors Recognized for Particular Talents and Personality

Mrs Downs.jpgDOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (March 31, 2014) – In its first “Presentation of the Sweethearts” pageant, 29 residents of Grace Senior Living were honored in a special rose ceremony attended by family and friends on Thursday, Feb. 20.

Each lady was escorted by a student from Mercer University to a rose arbor specially built for the occasion, where they posed for pictures. 

“We ladies need to feel special sometimes, even as we age. We were so excited to give our lady residents this red-carpet treatment,” said Jan Williams, administrator of Grace Senior Living. 

Each resident was voted a special title (complete with red sash) corresponding to her particular talents and personality, such as “Mrs. Smiling Sweetheart” and “Mrs. Fashionable Sweetheart”. 

Makeup samples for the pageant were donated by Merle Norman of Douglasville so that each lady would have something special to wear.

Grace Senior Living staff members helped each lady pick out special clothes and jewelry, and fixed her hair.

“We loved making each of our lovely ladies feel special and seeing them light up. Even the shyest lady had a big smile as our emcee, Mike Pigg, was reading about her life, and when she had her picture taken under the rose arbor. These types of events are what we love to do at Grace Senior Living because of how they enrich the lives of our residents,” Williams said.

About Grace Senior Living of Douglasville

Grace Senior Living of Douglasville is a licensed Personal Care Home that offers assisted living type services in a safe, attentive, homelike atmosphere. The facility is committed to serving the greatest generation with honor, respect, faith and integrity. For more information, visit

Grace Senior Living is among a network of seven senior living communities throughout the Southeast owned and operated by Legacy Senior Services, LLC, of Cleveland, Tenn. The parent company specializes in offering independent living, assisted living, and Alzheimer’s care services. It was founded in 2002 by Barry Ray and Bryan Cook, senior living industry veterans. For more information, visit