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Berwyn’s mayor delivers

Mayor Lovero drops off for meals on wheels

Published: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 3:21 p.m. CDT

BERWYN – Berwyn Mayor Robert Lovero may never be accused of having freaky-fast delivery skills, but that didn’t stop him from delivering meals to Berwyn’s homebound seniors as part of the national Mayors For Meals campaign March 20.

The Community Nutrition Network and Senior Services Association, based out of Berwyn’s PAV YMCA, provides meals and resources to older adults and persons with disabilities to assist them in leading active and healthy lives.

Lovero said taking the time to deliver meals to homebound seniors is not that big a deal. Besides, its fun, he said.

“The seniors are just fun to talk to,” he said. “They don’t hold back any punches. They tell you what’s on their mind.”

In addition to the Meals on Wheels program, which delivers hot nutritious meals to more than 50 homebound Berwyn seniors five days a week, there is also a Cafe Dining program that gives seniors a place to congregate, meet new friends and socialize with old friends and is located inside of PAV YMCA. 

Director of Operations Debbie Dolce said the Cafe Dining program serves lunch five days a week at 11 a.m.  In addition to hot lunches, seniors can opt to choose a Fresh Deli Bar lunch, which offers soup, sandwiches and all the fixings on the salad bar for $3.  The cafe also offers monthly parties, bingo three times a week, guest speakers and more.

For more information, contact the PAV YMCA at 708-749-0606.

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