On Thursday Sisters Hand-in-Hand will launch the ROSE (Renewed Opportunities for Social Engagement) Program, a new monthly series of informational workshops for widows throughout Pontotoc County.

The SHIH ROSE program was created by SHIH founder Debbie Wall, in association with SHIH advisory board member Roger Gaddis of Gaddis & Gaddis Wealth Management. Gaddis will provide coordinating assistance for the SHIH ROSE program, serving as the host and workshop leader for the monthly events.

Each month, the reserved-seating program will offer an informational workshop and Q&A session on a wide variety of topics of interest to SHIH participants, according to Wall.

Thursday’s event will be hosted by Vision Bank (Arlington Branch), 1901 Arlington St., from 2-4 p.m. and the topic will be “Travel,” featuring a presentation by Holly Suman, manager, of Ray’s Travel Service in Ada. Vision Bank Senior Vice President Vicki Patton, a member of the SHIH board of directors, coordinated arrangements for the February meeting venue.

Topics for the coming months will include Gardening (March 22), Estate Planning (April 19), Investments (May 17), Senior Housing (June 21), Social Security (July 19), Income Taxes (August 16), Medication Review (September 20), and Training and Exercise (Oct. 18).

The SHIH ROSE Program expands the ongoing ministry of Sisters Hand-in-Hand, which Wall began planning in 2015. Under Wall’s leadership, this community service program has offered widows throughout Pontotoc County the opportunity to meet each month for an evening event that includes a free banquet, entertainment and social interaction. Churches, organizations and volunteers from the community contribute to the ongoing success of the Sisters Hand-in-Hand Program.

The most recent SHIH banquet on Feb. 5 was hosted by Trinity Baptist Church in Ada and more than 150 guests participated in the evening event.

For more information on the SHIH ROSE Program, contact Debbie Wall at (580) 235-2090 or Roger Gaddis at (580) 332-4144.

About Sisters


Sisters Hand-in-Hand is a ministry which works to help widows build a new life, socialize and make new friends. The purpose of this ministry is to be a conduit for building fellowship through an interdenominational effort. The SHIH program was founded in 2015 by Debbie Wall of Ada along with SHIH staff members Sherry Gardner, Susan Ayers, Barbara Walters, Pat Herrin, Diana Drummond, Janet Nickell; Pastors Travis Muse, Harold Ware and David Daniels; and widows Judy Quaid and Betty Binkley. The program has grown through the generous assistance of numerous volunteers, churches and organizations throughout Pontotoc County.


Gaddis & Gaddis wealth management

Gaddis & Gaddis Wealth Management, founded in 1995, is headquartered in Ada with additional locations in Ardmore, Durant and McAlester. Owner/manager Roger Gaddis has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, including professional credentials as a CPA (Certified Public Account) and as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™.

Securities and advisory services offered through LPL Financial, a Registered Investment Advisor, Member FINRA/SIPC.

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