Our nutrition program director has been busy helping seniors who need meals delivered to them. This is an e mail I received from Lynda Maranino on Monday. If you are a senior and need assistance please contact her.
Yesterday we added a new feature on our Greenburgh website: a list of supermarkets, pharmacies that have home delivery services. Check out the site: www.greenburghny.com. It’s safer for people to stay home as much as possible. The numbers of people with coronavirus are increasing. As of yesterday there were 275 county residents hospitalized. 9,967 people in Westchester have the virus. 25 people lost their lives. Unincorporated Greenburgh had 149 people testing positive.
If you are a senior or know of seniors who need help and are not receiving assistance please contact me directly at email@example.com or my cell: 438 1343.
During the last 6 serving days The Greenburgh Nutrition Program went from reaching 130 seniors to reaching 191 seniors.
Every Village and Town in Westchester County and many other counties are working together making new referrals to one another every day.
I believe that though this process we are reaching a very high percentage of the senior population across Greenburgh and beyond.
Today not only was the usual homebound meal delivery completed but a special delivery from Feeding Westchester- was delivered by a group of four volunteers-to all of our Greenburgh homebound Seniors. Each senior received a box of shelf stable food.
Our seniors are happy and grateful. We will continue for as long as needed.
Thank you all for your care and concern.
Nutrition Program Director
Town of Greenburgh
11 Olympic Lane
Ardsley, NY 10502
Direct Line: 914-989-1807
FROM THE COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY RESOURCES -THEODORE YOUNG COMMUNITY CENTER
Our senior unit is working to support the homebound needs of seniors both in our programs, and in the greater Greenburgh community. We support about 106 seniors in the area through our Daily Lounge activities, but had widened the net of these services with the help of our Transportation Unit and the GB Police Department.
As of last week, we expanded our daily nutrition meals to seniors in the Housing Authority complexes that heard about our services and expressed a need. Our lunch list has grown to nearly 30 daily deliveries across Greenburgh and Elmsford and is likely to expand the longer our stay-at-home orders are in place.
The GBPD has begun conducting welfare checks for seniors in the program who live alone or with other seniors, which includes a number of seniors who are not currently registered to the program.
Finally, in regard to the increasing demand for grocery delivery, every senior on our nutrition route has received a copy of grocery delivery services which can be arranged by phone or on-line. This list can be published on the Town Website and in our DCR blast so more seniors can take advantage of these services. I am also in touch with Jane Shelton of Volunteer NY who is trying to organize volunteers to help extend grocery shopping and delivery to a wider group of seniors in our area.
I will continue to keep you updated on the growing needs of our seniors during this pandemic and the growing number of seniors utilizing our programs and services. If we know of any seniors who need support at this time, feel free to pass along my contact information (firstname.lastname@example.org/914.989.3620) so we can add them to our daily contact list.
André G. Early