Second annual Supermarketing for Seniors a success

Jewish Family Services of Greenwich’s (JFS) second annual Supermarketing for Seniors Celebrates Grandparents event held on Sunday, Sept. 20 was a huge success.

In partnership with neighborhood supermarkets, including A&P, Kings, Stop & Shop, and Balducci’s, as well as with The Senior Center of Greenwich, JFS Board members, members of the Greenwich High School Generation to Generation Club, and the JCC Teen Action Committee were stationed across the community raising awareness and funding for the Supermarketing for Seniors (SFS) program, a non-discriminatory, free grocery shopping and case management service designed to meet the physical, emotional, and social needs of housebound Greenwich citizens 60 years of age or older.

A highlight of the day was when Elyse Brown, SFS Program Director, presented the first SFS Shopper of the Year Award, to Chris Bisceglia, of Port Chester. The award was based on client nominations and serves to acknowledge the best example of how a shopper makes their clients feel safe, cared for, and connected.

Supermarketing for Seniors has served our elderly neighbors 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, 90% 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. Over the course of a year, JFS hears the following quote repeatedly, “I don’t know what I would do without Supermarketing for Seniors; you are so important for my life.”

For more information about Supermarketing for Seniors, please contact Elyse Brown, SFS Program Director, at 203-622-1881 or [email protected] You can also visit our website at http://jfsgreenwich.org/services/supermarketing-for-seniors/

Shopper of the Year award winner Chris Bisceglia, with SFS Program Director Elyse Brown, JFS of Greenwich Executive Director Lisa-Loraine Smith, and SFS shoppers Maria Roman and Odette Mouakad, in front of the Senior Center

Shopper of the Year award winner Chris Bisceglia, with SFS Program Director Elyse Brown, JFS of Greenwich Executive Director Lisa-Loraine Smith, and SFS shoppers Maria Roman and Odette Mouakad, in front of the Senior Center

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