Bring a Friend, Feed A Friend

Saratoga Senior Center working to increase number of seniors it serves with drawing through month of April

The Saratoga Senior Center has been holding an event called “Bring a Friend” from April 1 through April 30. Every time a senior brings a friend who is 60 years or older who does not have a current assessment, they will be qualified for a $25 drawing.

Brenda Zeiger, Saratoga Senior Center manager, started this idea to encourage other seniors in Saratoga to come to lunch. Her plan is to increase the number of seniors at the senior center for lunch with this event.

“I came up with this idea because, in the last year and a half, the number of people we were serving has been half the meals we have been serving,” she said. “We have lost people who have moved away and our numbers are intended to fluctuate, so it is just a way to get the younger seniors to try the senior center once.”

Zeiger said it is a good place for seniors who are retired and have free time. It is also a good way for people to meet new friends and hang out. She said the advisory council liked her idea.

“We have an advisory council, so I floated the idea to them to see what they thought,” Zeiger said. “They were good with it and they came up with the prize money that they were willing to donate.”

The drawing for the $25 prize money will be held on Wednesday, May 1 at noon. Seniors with an assessment get a free meal but a $5.00 donation is suggested. Those under 60 are welcome but pay $12 for lunch.


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