Day Kimball HomeCare, a division of Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH) at Home, sponsored and served at the Living Faith United Methodist Church Community Café on Friday, November 15 during National HomeCare and Hospice Month.
The Community Café is an outreach mission of the Living Faith United Methodist Church. The program invites all members of the community to enjoy a free buffet style meal and is supported by a number of dedicated volunteers from all areas of Northeast Connecticut.
Renee Smith, executive director of DKH at Home, and members of her administrative, field, and support staff served a nutritious meal to community attendees at the Café.
“The HomeCare team jumped right in to serve behind the buffet line, help patrons carry their food, assist with tasks in the kitchen, and offer a hand with cleanup,” said Community Café Liaison, Valentine Iamartino. “Their presence at the Café was a testament to the ease with which the HomeCare team naturally knows how to take care of others.”
“Good health begins with caring for the whole person, ensuring their needs for things like access to food are met,” said Smith. “Serving at the Café was a great opportunity for our HomeCare team to help improve community health and speaks volumes to the dedication of our staff who care about our community far beyond their professional roles. The Community Café is a vital resource provided to our neighbors.”
The Community Café is open to all and is held every Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the basement of the Living Faith United Methodist Church located at 53 Grove Street in Putnam.
Day Kimball HomeCare, a Medicare certified home health care agency licensed by the state of Connecticut and accredited by The Joint Commission, provides skilled, high-quality home medical care in homes throughout Northeast Connecticut.
PHOTO CAPTION: (photo credit: Valentine Iamartino) (l to r): Community Café Founder, Judy Gehrig with Day Kimball HomeCare staff Rachel Bamber, Cindy Janz, Linda Ring, Judy Chatelle, Suzanne Combs, Andrea Devlin, Paula Bellavance, Donna Hendrickson, Valerie Espeleta, and Renee Smith, executive director, Day Kimball Healthcare, at the Living Faith United Methodist Church Community Café in Putnam on Friday, November 15.