The Helderberg Senior Services lunch program has resumed. Seniors aged 60 and older are welcome to join us for lunch at the Town of Berne Community & Senior Services Center at 1360 Helderberg Trail in Berne. Lunches are served Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays.
Dining reservations must be made the day before the scheduled meal during the hours of 9 a.m. and noon. To make your reservation, call Karen Stark at 518-937-5963.
Due to COVID-19 health restrictions, the number of guests is limited to 30 and no walk-ins will be accepted.
Meals are served at noon and a $3 donation is suggested. Diners will be told what time to arrive, as arrival times will be staggered to aid in social distancing. During this initial phase, there are no after-lunch activities.
Following health guidelines, social distancing will be practiced. Everyone must wear a face mask, covering nose and mouth until seated. At the sign-in table, guests will be asked to sanitize their hands and their temperature will be checked. Anyone with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher will not be permitted to stay in the building.
During this initial phase, there is only one menu offering. Upcoming menus:
— Friday, Sept. 11: Beef stroganoff over noodles, red cabbage, applesauce, and a brownie;
— Monday, Sept. 14: Barbecued chicken, sweet potatoes, vegetable blend, and pineapples;
— Tuesday, Sept. 15: Beef tips with gravy over noodles, carrots, fruit juice and cookie; and
— Friday, Sept. 18: Lemon-garlic baked fish, potatoes, spinach, and a brownie.
If you are in need of legal advice, contact Karen Stark at 518-937-5963 for a lawyer referral from Albany Legal Aid.
Family caregivers looking for assistance in caring for older adult loved ones living at home can call Catholic Charities Senior & Caregivers Support Services at 518-372-5667, ext. 204. Services and information on respite options, counseling, support groups, next steps, and much more are available.