Torch Club Makes Game Time Connection at Parsonage Cottage

Members of the Torch Club from the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich visited Parsonage Cottage Senior Residence on Monday afternoon to deliver life-size Connect Four games for the residents to enjoy.

“We are so appreciative of this thoughtful donation from the Torch Club,” said Penny Lore, Executive Director of Parsonage Cottage. “Our residents will definitely enjoy playing these games, which will help to enhance their socialization, memory, and cognitive skills.”

Contributed Photo: Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich Torch Club

Ms Lore said one of our focuses at Parsonage Cottage is keeping the residents connected to the community throughout the year with groups like Torch Club.

“In fact, Torch Club is also sponsoring a golf hole in Sunday’s Tee Party fundraiser at Parsonage Cottage,” she said.

Torch Club is a chartered small-group leadership and service club for boys and girls ages 11-13 and a “club within the Club” helping to meet the special character-development needs of younger adolescents at a critical stage in their life.

Their focus is to work together to implement projects in the four focus areas: service to Club and community, education, health and fitness, and social recreation.

Jasmine Scott, Western Middle 8th grader and vice-president of the Torch Club explained that earlier this year, in March and April, Boys and Girls Club’s Torch Club worked with 10 local restaurants in an effort called “Tasty Tuesdays.” With a rotation of two restaurants every Tuesday, a portion of the sales raised was donated to the Torch Club. In turn, the Torch Club voted on local projects to support with the funds raised.

Also joining the group of adolescents on Monday were Camryn Ferrara, Torch Club advisor and Athletic Coordinator for the Boys and Girls Club, and Ashley Culver, Torch Club advisor and Aquatics Coordinator.

Parsonage Cottage Senior Residence is an affordable home for our own Greenwich older adults to be able to age in place, near friends and family, remaining in the town they call home. Quality of life and health is so much better when we are in familiar surroundings, allowing for peace of mind for our residents, as well as their family members, who can visit more often.

Lore enthusiastically described the state-of-the-art, traditionally designed, large “cottage” as idyllically set on magnificently landscaped wooded acres in the heart of beautiful mid-town Greenwich. “It’s really the people that make the difference. We have a caring staff, a hard-working Board of Directors, and every resident is treated as a member of the family,” said Lore.

Recently updated, the Cottage boasts 34 bright, spacious single rooms and three double rooms, all with large private baths. Residents are allowed to bring their own furniture to create a familiar home environment because, after all, there’s no place like home.