Over 150 Halloween Drive-Thru Lunches served at Greenwich Senior Center

On Friday, Lori Contadino, the Director of the Greenwich Commission on Aging, and her team, arranged a $5 “Teddy’s Ready Drive-Thru Halloween Lunch”  for Greenwich Senior Center members.

The Greenwich Senior Center head Chef, Teddy Torchon and his staff, served over 150 hot lunches: Cornish hen, roasted fingerling potatoes, lemon & thyme roasted carrots and chocolate baby bundt cake for dessert.

Members received two bags – the big Trick or Treat bag was chuck full  of candy and goodies from Commission on Aging sponsors.

The staff has been working tirelessly to help all Greenwich older residents to remain engaged, healthy and happy.

On Friday volunteer sponsors dressed in Halloween costumes and face masks to do a contactless distribution of the bags. Volunteers: Susan Doyle from Oasis Senior Advisors, Daniel Krause from DanielCare CareFinders, Officer Dan Hendrie from the Greenwich Police Dept., Frank Mastrone from Residence on Summer St., and Corinne Flax from the Bruce Museum. Cars
drove through at their designated times, to avoid congestion and horns honked, waving, chatting from a distance. Some members walked through, waiting at socially distanced spaces.

Membership to the Senior Center is free. You can sign up and be eligible for Drive Thru lunches at $5 each, including a Thanksgiving Feast with turkey and all the trimmings on November 23 for $5 with a special surprise dessert, compliments of our generous sponsors.

The next Drive-Thru Lunch will be on Nov. 13 with Glazed Meatloaf with Mushroom Gravy, rice, Peas and Pearl Onions, Chocolate Cake and refreshments. To sign up, please call Deana (203) 862-6700

As life in Greenwich is slowly, carefully, beginning to open up, it is still important for the more vulnerable Older Adults to try to remain at home and self-isolate as much as possible. The Greenwich Senior Center continues to remain closed to reduce their risk of exposure and remain safe. Unfortunately, many members miss the social interaction, lunchtime, and classes with friends as well as the support from the staff. Social distance does not mean that we have to socially disconnect. In fact, maintaining social connection has important implications for health
and wellbeing.