Abilis Thanksgiving Luncheon is a Tradition in its 9th Year

Abilis Thanksgiving

The ninth annual Abilis Thanksgiving luncheon took place on Nov. 24, 2016 Contributed photo

Abilis, the non-profit organization that provides services and support for individuals with special needs and their families, celebrated its ninth annual luncheon on Thursday.

At Abilis, more than 50 residents and 20 staff members enjoyed a traditional Thanksgiving meal with all the fixin’s, with special thanks to the Greenwich Police Department for donating some of the delicious food.

The celebration was started nine years ago to ensure that everyone had a place to go, people to celebrate with, and the ability to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal.

The feast was held at the Abilis headquarters in Greenwich. Many of the dishes are provided by Abilis’ Board of Directors and volunteers.

Abilis operates 23 homes with residents and many don’t have close family nearby. Instead, Abilis has become their family.


Abilis is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides services and supports for more than 700 individuals with special needs and their families from birth throughout adulthood. Abilis has been a leader in serving the special needs community in lower Fairfield county for 65 years and has a long-standing reputation for individualized, high quality care.

Abilis Thanksgiving luncheon

The ninth annual Abilis Thanksgiving luncheon took place on Nov. 24, 2016 Contributed photo

Abilis Thanksgiving luncheon

The ninth annual Abilis Thanksgiving luncheon took place on Nov. 24, 2016 Contributed photo

Abilis Thanksgiving luncheon

The ninth annual Abilis Thanksgiving luncheon took place on Nov. 24, 2016 Contributed photo

The ninth annual Abilis Thanksgiving luncheon took place on Nov. 24, 2016 Contributed photo

All the fixin’s at the 9th annual Abilis Thanksgiving luncheon, Nov 24, 2016 Contributed photo

The ninth annual Abilis Thanksgiving luncheon took place on Nov. 24, 2016 Contributed photo

The ninth annual Abilis Thanksgiving luncheon took place on Nov. 24, 2016 Contributed photo

The ninth annual Abilis Thanksgiving luncheon took place on Nov. 24, 2016 Contributed photo

The ninth annual Abilis Thanksgiving luncheon took place on Nov. 24, 2016 Contributed photo


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