Greenburgh Seniors Celebrate Thanksgiving At Luncheon

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Attendees enjoy their lunch at the Thanksgiving event held at the Theodore D. Young Community Center in Greenburgh on Tuesday afternoon.
Attendees enjoy their lunch at the Thanksgiving event held at the Theodore D. Young Community Center in Greenburgh on Tuesday afternoon. Photo Credit: Samantha Kramer

GREENBURGH, N.Y. - For 60 years, Hal Aronoff celebrated Thanksgiving with his wife, until she passed away one year ago. But thanks to Greenburgh's Theodore D. Young Community Center, Aronoff has found a way to enjoy the holiday with new company.

Photo Album Annual TDYCC Thanksgiving Luncheon

Aronoff, of Hartsdale, was one of dozens of Greenburgh senior residents, TDYCC club members, and residents of local assisted-living-facility centers who attended a special Thanksgiving lunch celebration at the center Tuesday afternoon.

The event is organized every year to provide food and fun for seniors who may not have family or friends to celebrate Thanksgiving with, said Town of Greenburgh Deputy Commissioner James Robinson.

"A lot of them don't have a lot of family in the area, so we do the event every year to make sure they have a hot meal to eat," Robinson said.

The luncheon, which included turkey, vegetables, cornbread, and pumpkin pie for dessert, was donated by local businesses, Robinson said. Live music and entertainment, provided by Billee T and Marcia Pharr Thomas, had many participants dancing and singing along before their meals were distributed.

Program Director George Coniglio - who himself drove some residents to the event who otherwise wouldn't be able to get there themselves - said it's something the seniors look forward to every year.

Greenburgh resident Mary Jenkins said she came to celebrate the holiday and give thanks for everything she has in her life.

"I'm thankful for my life - just being alive and having friends, and being able to do things like this," Jenkins said.

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Much thanks to the Greenburgh Voice for covering our special senior citizens. Those intereested in becoming members can call 989-3600 or email "gconiglio@greenburghny.com" Best Wishes for the Holidays.