Claire’s Front Porch

A place to rest, be nurtured and take a break from your daily cares. A gathering place for those seeking solace, laughter and social support.

Claire’s Front Porch provides programs for people affected by life’s challenges. All programs are provided at no cost to participants.

Donations of time, talents or contributions of any kind are always welcome.

The mission of the Claire’s Front Porch is to provide a place of hope, encouragement and kindness, where people can find emotional support, information and friendship. Continue reading Claire’s Front Porch

Sharing My Story With the World

Thank you for visiting my site. I am an author of inspirational, spiritual, and family-related books.

My story began as I became a spokesperson on the following topics: entrepreneurship, raising happy children on a reasonable budget, day care start-ups and book publishing. This soon led to a whirlwind schedule of television and speaking appearances and features in magazines and news publications. However, my life took a different turn as my family was devastated by the effects of depression. And my mission gained a deeper purpose.

I have since devoted my life to bringing smiles to senior citizens with my various projects. Please explore my experiences and insights on this site and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Thank you to Edie Weinstein for the wonderful article about the Happy Flower Day Project!

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An interview with Patricia Mohan Gallagher

People touch our lives in myriad ways; sometimes before we even meet them face to face or hug to hug. Such was the case of Patricia Mohan Gallagher and me. When my husband died in 1998, a mutual friend named Yvonne Kaye gave me a gold pin with three angels parading across it.

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Giving a random act of flowers

Happy Flower Day Project delivers the surprise of flowers throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania.

For the residents of Legacy Gardens Personal Care Facility in Bristol, Thursday was chugging along at its normal pace until “the famous flower lady” stopped by to bring them a random act of flowers.

As each resident, some over the age of 100, was handed a lovely bouquet of flowers free of charge, their faces lit up. Who was this stranger handing out flowers? Why was she doing it? Read the full article (subscription required)