Catholic Charities Senior and Caregiver Support Services temporarily closes Friendship Cafés
Catholic Charities Senior and Caregiver Support Services temporarily closes senior dining centers – known as “Friendship Cafés” – amid coronavirus concerns.
In response to potential risks associated with COVID-19, Catholic Charities Senior and Caregiver Support Services is closing its senior dining centers, also known as “Friendship Cafés” for 30 days, beginning March 16. The Cafés provide midday meals, wellness programs and social activities at the following locations:
Our Lady of Fatima Church
1735 Alexander Rd., Delanson, NY 12053
Jewish Community Center
2565 Balltown Rd., Schenectady, NY 12309
Scotia-Glenville Senior Center
32 Worden Ave., Glenville, NY 12302
Ten Eyck Apartments
375 Broadway, Schenectady, NY 12305
Recognizing the continued need for nutrition and meal services, Catholic Charities is working to povide boxed lunches to those seniors who rely on Friendship Cafés for their lunchtime meal, while following appropriate CDC guidelines in order to protect the older adults Catholic Charities serves.
About Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany:
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany is one of the largest, private social services organizations in the region. Serving 14 counties around the Capital District across some 10,000 square miles, Catholic Charities serves and empowers all persons in need, regardless of race, creed, religion, or lifestyle, as well as advocates for a just society and collaborates with women and men of good will. Last year, more than 89,000 people turned to Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany for assistance. Through the generous support of donors and the community, we are able to assist the poor and vulnerable with housing, food, emergency assistance, disabilities services, senior services, and much more.