The Aisling Irish Community Center in Yonkers is providing free weekly luncheons for local senior citizens every Tuesday beginning this month.
According to the center, the new program has been made possible by the generosity of local business owners who have committed to catering the lunches on a scheduled basis.
The contributors are McKeon’s, the Irish Coffee Shop, Eileen’s Country Kitchen, the Heritage, Butcher’s Fancy and Rory Dolan’s, all on McLean Avenue in Yonkers, and the Rambling House and Prime Cuts on Katonah Ave in the Bronx.
“This initiative is another great example of how we all work together in such a cohesive way to help the more vulnerable people in our community,” said Orla Kelleher, executive director of the Aisling Irish Community Center.
“We also believe this will be a great social occasion for the elderly Irish living in the local community who can come to the center and enjoy a meal in the company of others every week,” she added.
“Our senior group, ‘Young at Heart’, meets twice a week to participate in planned activities, which promote physical and mental well being, as well as discussion groups/workshops which deal with topics relevant to the elderly,” said Aisling chairperson, Agnes Delaney.
More information on other programs and services provided by Aisling Irish Community Center at www.aislingcenter.org.