New Jaffrey Friendly Meals opens on Aug. 8

  • The Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services' Friendly Meals program that was previously housed in Troy has moved to Jaffrey. The program offers free noon-time lunch to people over the age of 60. Courtesy photo

Wednesday, August 01, 2018 5:44PM
Jaffrey Friendly Meals grand opening next week

The grand opening of the new Friendly Meals program at the Mildred Cutter Parish Hall of the United Church of Jaffrey is slated for Wednesday, Aug. 8 at noon.

The official opening will feature a barbeque with the Friendly Meals chef grilling on site. The menu will be Caesar BBQ chicken, mini beef sliders with cheese, potato and broccoli salad, and watermelon.

Senior citizens, age 60 or older, from any area town are welcome to attend. Reservations are needed by Monday, August 6, and can be made by calling Betsy at 242-7986.

The Parish Hall at the United Church of Jaffrey is located at 54 Main Street.

The Friendly Meals program at the Meadowood Assembly Hall in Troy recently relocated to Jaffrey, due to the closing of the Meadowood Fire Department.

“The Church has been so welcoming; we are really feeling at home there,” said Susan Ashworth, Director of Community Relations for Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services, the agency that sponsors the program.

There is no charge for the Friendly Meals, but donations are greatly appreciated.

The Friendly Meals will serve lunch Monday through Friday in the dining room at the Parish Hall and Meals on Wheels are also being delivered to homebound residents of Jaffrey and several surrounding towns from this location.

Information about Friendly Meals and Meals on Wheels, including menus, is available at www.hcsservices.org or by calling 352-2253.