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Community kitchen to celebrate Marlborough’s elderly with tea and scones

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Crossroads founding trustee Yvonne Dasler, left, and Crossroads chair Stephen Vallance will celebrate International Day of Older Persons at John’s Kitchen on Thursday.

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Crossroads founding trustee Yvonne Dasler, left, and Crossroads chair Stephen Vallance will celebrate International Day of Older Persons at John’s Kitchen on Thursday.

A community kitchen in Blenheim will be a place of tea and scones on Thursday, in a celebration of Marlborough’s older population.

Crossroads Marlborough chairman Stephen Vallance said they were inviting over 65s to mix and mingle at their community centre, John’s Kitchen, on International Day of Older Persons, as they tried to get more people to visit the space.

They knew there were more people in Marlborough who could benefit from what the kitchen had to offer.

“It’s our way of acknowledging our older people for the contribution they make to society,” Vallance said.

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Non-Profit L.A. Kitchen, Which Served Elderly, to Cease Operations This Week

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Robert Egger announced today that non-profit L.A. Kitchen will permanently close its doors on November 1 because it was unable to balance enough philanthropic contribution and income to meet its expenses. Egger brought his DC Kitchen concept to LA in 2013, which recycles excess prepared foods from restaurants and businesses primarily for the elderly, while offering kitchen training programs.

Eater spoke with Egger about L.A. Kitchen’s closing, and he cited hostility when attempting to work with Los Angeles’ Department of Aging. The key to L.A. Kitchen’s success relied on securing contracts with the Department of Aging to produce thousands of meals. When in operation, L.A. Kitchen bought reduced-priced food and employed graduated from the training programs. Egger notes that L.A. Kitchen procured a few contracts, some which produced 4,000 meals a week for Los Angeles residents over the age of 65.

Egger also recruited some notable restaurant owners on L.A.

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Bathroom Aids & Safety Products for the Elderly or Infirmed

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Bathroom Aids

We Have The Bathroom Aids You Need

In addition to Bathroom Aides like Raised Toilet Seats, Shower Chairs and Commodes, there are many helpful products that sometimes get overlooked.  These products include items to help a person take a bath and take care of their hair and nails.  Long handled Scrub Sponges and Dr. Josephs Footbrush make taking a bath or shower a lot easier.  Then after bathing, the Long Handled Comb and Long Handled Brush are great helps to persons who have difficulty raising their arms due to arthritis. Nail care is easy using the Nail Clipper with Light and Magnifier or the Toenail Scissors with long handle.

For persons who have difficulty cleaning themselves after using the bathroom, the Selfwipe or the Bottom Buddy is indispensable.

If a traditional bath or shower is not an option for a person, we have a complete line of No Rinse products

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