Wednesday Community Lunch
Wednesday Community Lunch – Initially, the lunch was launched as a Senior’s Social group offering light refreshments, cards, jigsaw puzzles, and other games plus conversation to help alleviate the high rate of isolation of seniors as noted from Social Planning and Research Council, SPRC, studies of Rolston neighbourhood. Although we offered ‘The Canterbury Connection’ program for one year to fulfill the terms of a New Horizon’s for Seniors Grant, we realized the program was not growing. The lunch program began in 2015 with seniors in mind initially but we were not able to attract as many people as we knew were out there so we opened the lunch up to the entire community, not just Rolston, and to all age groups. It’s been steadily growing ever since, with attendance growing from 20 meals served per week to over 50+ consistently since September this year.