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Seniors Get a Hand With Grocery Shopping

The Jewish Family Services of Greenwich recently was awarded a $10,0000 grant from the Fairfield County Community Foundation that will exclusively aid the Supermarketing for Seniors program.

"We have a group of volunteers and paid shoppers who help seniors who live in the town of Greenwich do their weekly grocery shopping," said Tatiana Nichiforova, an administrator at family services.

The organization established the free grocery shopping and case management program in 1986 to help the growing number of elderly Greenwich residents. The program helps residents older than 60 who are independent but needed assistance with their weekly shopping. The program has served more than 1,300 residents in its 24 years and has allowed many seniors to remain in their homes.

"It's not only about helping those who cannot drive," Nichiforova said. "It is also about building a connection with each person and the relationship that forms from this great program."

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