PLAINVILLE – The Plainville Senior Center is bringing back an in-person Thanksgiving meal for local seniors and senior center members Thursday, Nov. 25 and will also deliver meals for the homebound.
The meal will be offered starting at 11:30 a.m. at the senior center at 200 East St. for Plainville residents 60 or older and for Plainville Senior Center members. Those who wish to participate must pre-register by Tuesday, Nov. 23 so that staff can know how many people they need to cook for.
“We are thrilled to be able to continue this tradition for 46 years,” said Ronda Guberman, assistant director at the Plainville Senior Center.
Last year, due to the pandemic, meals were only offered as take-out. This year, people will once again be able to sit down and enjoy their meals together in the cafeteria area of the Senior Center. Masks are required except when eating.
“For people who don’t have family in the area, or who for whatever reason aren’t with their family on Thanksgiving Day, it’s a nice opportunity to sit down, have a nice meal and enjoy some camaraderie.”
In a typical year, Guberman said, the tables in the cafeteria area are full and the senior center provides meals for 50 to 60 people. They also deliver about 25 meals each year for the home-bound.
The meals are cooked by volunteers from the community who also assist with serving and clean-up.
“Some people have been helping out for 30 years or more,” said Guberman. “After last year, they are looking forward to cooking here again on Thanksgiving, serving people and being together again.”
In past years, local elementary schools have had children create Thanksgiving placemats for the seniors while they enjoy their meals as well.
To pre-register, call the Plainville Senior Center at 860-747-5728
Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or firstname.lastname@example.org.