Jewish Family Services of Greenwich holds Supermarketing for Seniors

Jewish Family Services of Greenwich (JFS) will hold Supermarketing for Seniors to celebrate Grandparents Day on Sunday, Sept. 25. In partnership with neighborhood supermarkets, including Acme, Kings, Stop & Shop, Balducci’s, Garelick and Herbs, Upper Crust Bagel Company, as well as with The Senior Center of Greenwich, JFS representatives and volunteers will be stationed across the community to raise awareness and funding for its 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.

Supermarketing for Seniors has served elderly neighbors of Greenwich since 1986, and currently the program provides shopping and support services to 160 seniors each year. Although there are no income requirements to participate in the program, 80% of the seniors the program shops for 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 dozens of times, “I don’t know what I would do without Supermarketing for Seniors; you are so important for my life.”

On Sunday, Sept. 25, JFS invites community members to visit their Supermarketing for Seniors Celebrates Grandparents Day booths anytime from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. At each booth, community members can show their support for the program. A donation of $20 will support a week’s worth of shopping for a senior.  

The locations of booths will include:

Central Greenwich

  • The Senior Center, 299 Greenwich Avenue
  • Acme, 160 West Putnam
  • Stop & Shop, 161 West Putnam Avenue
  • Garelick and Herbs, 44 West Putnam Avenue·        

Riverside

  • Acme, 1261 East Putnam Avenue
  • Balducci’s, 1050 East Putnam Avenue

Old Greenwich

  • Kings, 26 Arcadia Road
  • Upper Crust Bagel Company,197 Sound Beach Avenue

For more information about this event, contact Lisa Loraine Smith, JFS Executive Director, at 203-622-1881 or [email protected] Visit the website at http://jfsgreenwich.org/services/supermarketing-for-seniors/

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