The Mayor's Column
Community Cares ThanksgivingNovember 01, 2016
Thanksgiving is a time for families and friends to gather, share a meal, and give thanks for what they have. The Township Office of Senior Services wants to make sure all of the Township seniors have a place to spend Thanksgiving with its extended family – the people of Monroe Township. Its doors will open on Thanksgiving and host the Community Cares Thanksgiving meal.
For just $10 per person, seniors can register for the event, where they will be treated to a full Thanksgiving meal with turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, vegetables, bread, dessert and more. The meal is served family style to give it that at-home feeling.
The two-hour event is set to start at noon on November 24 in the Irwin Nalitt Meeting Room in the Senior Center on Halsey Reed Road. It is fitting that the event is held in the Irwin Nalitt Meeting Room. The former Councilman liked nothing more than sharing stories and laughing with new and old friends.
Last year, more than 140 residents took part in the feast, sharing stories with one another just like they were family. It really was like a home-cooked meal as they passed platters and bowls of food around the table to one another.
The Community Cares feast would not be possible without generous donations from many area businesses and organizations, including the, BCB Bank, Gardens at Monroe, Saint Peter’s Hospital, Brookdale Assisted Living at Wynwood, Point of Care Pharmacy, Seaview Orthopedics, Always Best Care and the Francis E. Parker Memorial Home.
Furthermore, we had so many great volunteers who took time out of their Thanksgiving holiday to set-up for the meal, run the food to the tables, and clean up after the event. I would like to thank them for giving back to their community and invite residents who may have some time on Thanksgiving to volunteer for the event.
Transportation to and from the event will be available but will be limited, so residents that are capable of driving or carpooling are recommended to do so.
I would like to commend Bonnie Leibowitz, the Director of the Office of Senior Services, for all of her hard work in planning, organizing and running the Community Cares Thanksgiving program. It is a shining example of just how close-knit the Monroe Township Community is.
Those interested in attending or volunteering for the event should contact Ms. Leibowitz at (609) 448-7140.