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November 19, 2013 > A spectrum of seniors

A spectrum of seniors

Submitted By Lara Calvert

The Tropics Mobile Home ParkÕs ResidentsÕ Club presented a $1,809.24 donation from the Tropics Bingo Charity Account to Spectrum Community Services in recognition of the important service they provide in this vibrant senior community.

ÒThe ResidentsÕ Club Board of Directors recommended to the residents Spectrum Community Services for this donation because they provide a great service to our residents and we support those efforts,Ó said President Debbie Leppendorf.

Spectrum Community Services provides hot nutritious meals to residents 60 or older at noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the newly remodeled Tropics Mobile Home Park clubhouse dining facility.

ÒSpectrumÕs partnership with the Tropics ResidentsÕ Club and volunteers is more than just about healthy food, itÕs also about neighbors coming together to enjoy a meal together,Ó said Senior Meal Program Manager Tara Marino. ÒPeople like Irene Wolfe organize the volunteers every week, working in the kitchen or serving meals, making this a friendly, welcoming place where residents enjoy themselves and want to come back,Ó continued Marino.

Voluntary donations are requested, but no senior is ever turned away. Donations are greatly appreciated and vital to the program as only a third of the cost of the meals is provided by the Older American Act. Donations can be sent to Spectrum Community Services, 2621 Barrington Ct, Hayward, CA 94545.

For more information or to volunteer for SpectrumÕs Senior Meal program, contact Tara Marino at tmarino@spectrumcs.org or (510) 881-0300 x222.
A Non-profit organization serving Alameda County Since 1971 (510) 881-0300 Ê Ê (fax)(510) 537-3340 www.spectrumcs.org

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