Supermarketing for Seniors celebrates success

Selectman David Theis stands with the Supermarketing for Seniors crew.

Selectman David Theis stands with the Supermarketing for Seniors crew.

Jewish Family Services of Greenwich (JFS) First Annual Supermarketing for Seniors Celebrates Grandparents Day event held on Sept. 7 was a huge success.

In partnership with neighborhood supermarkets, including A&P, Kings Market, Stop & Shop and Whole Foods, as well as with the Senior Center of Greenwich, JFS board members, members of the Generation to Generation Club of Greenwich High School and the JCC Greenwich Teen Action Committee were stationed across the community raising awareness and funding for the Supermarketing for Seniors program, a nondenominational free grocery shopping and case management service designed to meet the physical, emotional and social needs of housebound Greenwich citizen 60 years of age or older.

A highlight of the day was when Selectman David Theis and the town of Greenwich showed their support by delivering a proclamation in front of The Senior Center at noon. Pam Liflander, JFS board president, was on hand to receive it for the agency.

Supermarketing for Seniors is a nondenominational free grocery shopping and case management service designed to meet the physical, emotional and social needs of housebound Greenwich citizen 60 years of age or older.

Supermarketing for Seniors has served elderly residents of Greenwich since 1986 and currently the program provides shopping and support services to 180 seniors each year. Although there are no income requirements to participate in our program, 98% of the seniors for whom we shop are considered low income by Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) guidelines,and many do not have other support systems in their lives to visit and monitor them on a regular basis.

For more information about Supermarketing for Seniors, contact Elyse Brown, SFS program director, at 203-622-1881 or [email protected]

You may also visit online at Jfsgreenwich.org/services/supermarketing-for-seniors/.

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