Orchard gives lunch to seniors

seniors-at-lunch-014By Jaime Thomas

Dozens of seniors from Granville, along with a handful from Whitehall, gathered Thursday for a lunch that was hot by any definition.

The group gathered at the Granville Senior Center, which was cooled slightly by drawn shades and many fans, but still remained toasty. The meal was provided by the Orchard Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre as part of a regular reach-out.

“We come about every three months. We usually just reiterate what the facility does and can do for them and their loved ones as far as rehab and long-term care,” said Jo-Lea Brand, clinical screener at the center.

She explained that the home will soon be offering outpatient rehabilitation services for those who may be released from a hospital or long-term care but still need exercises or other therapy.

And she said the benefits of the meals flow both ways.

“It gives us a chance to meet the community, and these folks love to talk to us and they enjoy the socialization of the lunch. It’s a way for us to give back to the community,” Brand said.

Thursday’s meal, which was free for the seniors, consisted of pulled pork, mashed potatoes and string beans, with vanilla strawberry cake for dessert; all the food is homemade.

A number of seniors said the food was “very good” and seemed to be enjoying the luncheon. The event came less than a week after the all of the county’s seniors attended a picnic lunch in Greenwich. Noticeably missing from that annual picnic was the Whitehall group. Several Whitehall women, who were at Thursday’s lunch, said their group hadn’t made it to the picnic because of extreme heat and a far drive.

Helen Macura, who is involved with both the Granville and Hartford seniors, thought Thursday was the fourth time the Orchard had provided a lunch.

“Each time they come with more food and their home cooking,” she said. The lunch was followed by the group’s regular meeting.

Comments

comments

Read more in this week's Sentinel in newsstands now or click here to read right now with our e-edition.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Northshire Freepress 12/19/14

North Country Freepress – 12/19/14

Weekender 12/12/14

Lakes Region Freepress 12/19/14

Classifieds 12/17/14

Girls fall to Greenwich in opener

A stingy defense was too much for Granville to overcome in season opener Friday night. Granville was held to seven […]

Girls compete with Cougars

The Whitehall girls’ basketball team (0-3) is still seeking its first win of the season. However, the girls stuck with […]

Boys’ hoops handed first loss

After leaping out to a 2-0 start, the Whitehall boys’ basketball team was grounded at North Warren, 65-43. To say […]

Main Street rebounding, says dog salon owner

Dog Salon

By Dan King Malin Shepherd’s new dog salon on Main Street is a sign, she says, that the street is […]

What are you drinking?

Whitehall water

By Dan King If you live in the Village of Whitehall, your drinking water is perfectly healthy. That’s what the […]

Dared by friends, she write a novel

Author

By Derek Liebig It started with a dare. A few years ago, Granville resident Michele Sargent was having lunch with […]

Town to host hearing on fire protection

By Derek Liebig The town board will hold a public hearing later this month on proposed contracts for fire protection […]