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Jewish Family Services Of Greenwich Helps Senior Shoppers

Jewish Family Services representatives at The Senior Center.
Jewish Family Services representatives at The Senior Center. Photo Credit: Contributed
At the A & P in Central Greenwich.
At the A & P in Central Greenwich. Photo Credit: Contributed
Pam Liflander and Elyse Brown receive the Proclamation from David Theis
Pam Liflander and Elyse Brown receive the Proclamation from David Theis Photo Credit: Contributed

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Jewish Family Services of Greenwich held its first Supermarketing for Seniors Celebrates Grandparents Day event last Sunday.

In partnership with neighborhood supermarkets, including A&P, Kings, Stop & Shop, and Whole Foods, as well as with The Senior Center of Greenwich, JFS board members, members of the Generation to Generation Club of Greenwich High School and the JCC Greenwich Teen Action Committee were stationed across the community raising awareness and funding for the Supermarketing for Seniors program.

The program is 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.

A highlight of the day was when Selectman David Theis and the Town of Greenwich showed their support by delivering a proclamation in front of The Senior Center at noon.  Pam Liflander, JFS Board President, was on hand to receive it for the agency.

Supermarketing for Seniors has served elderly neighbors of Greenwich since 1986, and currently provides shopping and support services to 180 seniors each year. Although there are no income requirements to participate in our program, 98 percent of the seniors for whom the group shops are considered low income by Community Development Block Grant guidelines, and many do not have other support systems in their lives to visit and monitor them on a regular basis.

For more information about Supermarketing for Seniors, contact Elyse Brown, SFS Program Director, at 203-622-1881 or ebrown@jfsgreenwich.org. You can also visit its website

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