After a COVID related break the Golden Diners Program is back but offering only carry-out meals.
Seniors come every weekday and line up outside wearing masks and practicing safe social distancing. Only a few “diners” at a time are allowed inside where they are given their meal packed up and ready to go.
The spirit of the program is still preserved as this activity gives seniors a needed opportunity to get out for short while to enjoy a walk and some brief social interaction while getting a healthy and nutritious meal.
It also gives South-East Asia Center staff a chance to do a wellness check to see how patrons are faring during the stay-at-home period.
“We have gotten to know many of the people who attend our senior services programs, so if we don’t see someone for a few days we might give them a call or see if other patrons have heard from them. This is a community organization and we are very interested in the welfare of our seniors.” says Fanny Wong, Executive Director.
The program is available to seniors 60 years and older as well as their spouses of any age. To learn more you can call (773)989-6927 or stop by weekdays between 11:00 am and noon to see the program in action.