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Free lunch for healthcare workers

 

April 10, 2020

Toasted's food truck.

At the Jewish Pavilion we love our seniors, and we so appreciate all that the staff who work in elder-communities are doing to keep their residents safe and happy. Thanks to a generous donor, the Jewish Pavilion brought free lunches to the entire staff at Brookdale Lake Orienta in Altamonte Springs on Wednesday, April 1st. The Jewish Pavilion will continue to offer lunch semi-weekly to health-care workers. The following schedule has been established thus far: Wednesdays on April 8 - Cascade Heights in Longwood; April 15th -Savannah Court in Maitland; and April 22nd - Encore at Avalon Park. Also scheduled are Tuesdays on April 7th at Brookdale Dr. Phillips; and April 21st - Windsor at Celebration.

Healthcare workers and other staff members will be greeted by a food truck from Toasted, a Winter Park restaurant. The company provides delicious, specialty sandwiches featuring grilled cheese. Staffers will also receive macaroni and cheese and salad, a beverage and a cookie; all paid for by the Jewish Pavilion. Special thanks to the Pargh Foundation for initiating and funding this initiative.

"The senior communities are not allowing visitors at this time," said Nancy Ludin, CEO. Therefore, we are trying to reach our elders and their staff members in other ways."

In addition to this food truck event, which will occur weekly until money runs out, the Jewish Pavilion is asking community members to write letters and card to seniors. These cards can be sent to the Jewish Pavilion office, located at 421 Montgomery Road, Suite 11, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714.

The Jewish Pavilion will ensure that cards and letters are promptly distributed to elder-care communities. The Jewish Pavilion is also collecting homemade face masks for seniors and bringing them to facilities. The sewing pattern is on Jewish Pavilion's Facebook page.

The Jewish Pavilion will ensure that cards and letters are promptly distributed to elder care communities.

The Jewish Pavilion is a nonprofit that provides seniors of all faiths will loving companionship. The charity also offers Jewish holiday Sabbath programs, ice cream socials, musicales, grief support and more. Their Orlando Senior Help Desk provides free information and referral for seniors and their family members.

The Jewish Pavilion is also collecting homemade face masks for seniors and bringing them to facilities. The sewing pattern is on the JP Facebook page."

For more information, contact Nancy Ludin at NancyLudin@jewishpavilion.org or call 407-678-9363.

 

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