Greenwich Commission on Aging and Senior Center Provide 200 Socially Distanced Holiday Meals for Just $5.00

Christmas 2020 is very different this year. Many older adults will have to Zoom with family and friends instead of sharing the happiest of holidays with family and friends.

(L to R) Deana Salerno, Laurette Helmrich, staff of Senior Center with Joan Brustman, Atria Senior Center. Contributed photo
Greenwich Police Chief James Heavey during a drive thru meal at the Senior Center. Contributed photo.

Lori Contadino, Director of the Greenwich Commission on Aging, and the staff at the Greenwich Senior Center, know that a nice holiday meal makes almost everyone a little happier.

The $5 menu was Roast Beef Tenderloin au jus, Baked Potato with Sour Cream, Tri-Color Roast Carrots, Cheesecake and refreshments.

As a special treat, members also received two giant sugar cookies, compliments of the Greenwich Commission on Aging Sponsors.

Chef Teddy Torchon and the Senior Center Chefs cooked the feast and participants lined up in their cars at the Senior Center Circle, at their allotted pick up time, as Greenwich Police Chief Jim Heavey, Special Officer Chris Webster, Greenwich Commission on Aging Director Lori Contadino placed the meals and cookies in their cars..

They were assisted by Staff Members Deana Salerno, Lynn Mason and Greenwich Senior Center Administrator Laurette Helmrich, plus volunteers Joanne Brustman from Atria Senior Living, and Corinne Flax Safe distancing was practiced and masks were mandatory for everyone.

The Drive-Thru pick-up was contactless.

Next week there will be a special New Years surprise and next month, as an optimistic outlook to 2021, there will be two $5.00 lunch opportunities.

You must be a member of the Greenwich Senior Center, but membership is free. You must pre-order and quantities are limited.

To sign up, or answer any questions, please call Deana as soon as possible at the Greenwich Senior Center, (203) 862-6700.

If you are an older resident of Greenwich, here are more ways for you to be socially connected:

Confused by Zoom? Get Technology Help
For older adults who need free, basic, one-on-one help with their computer, smartphone or laptop, they can sign up and a Greenwich Country Day School volunteer will contact them to assist. Email [email protected] or call (203) 863-5653.

Join a free live Zoom session for Older Adults:
The CONNECTT program is a collaborative effort with Greenwich Country Day School and offer daily programs on your computer, tablet or phone.

For the Daily Schedule and to click to connect, go to the Greenwich Commission on Aging website page on the Town of Greenwich website: