On April 15th, the appreciative residents of Bay Aging’s Winters Point senior apartments in West Point were treated to delicious home cooked meals donated by Tony & George’s Seafood & Italian Restaurant. The meals were delivered by head waitress Carmen Mayfield, who has worked at Tony & George’s for over fifteen years. Ms. Mayfield, clad in a protective mask and gloves, greeted residents with the enticing aroma of fried chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, a warm dinner roll and a homemade brownie for dessert. “The Winters Point residents gave us a card thanking us for our kindness. It was lovely seeing the appreciation on their faces,” Ms. Mayfield said. “During this time of crisis, we wanted to do something for the people in our community, so we chose to feed the seniors at the Winters Point apartments,” added Tony Ashikis, co-owner of the restaurant.
The meal deliveries were among the first of many Bay Aging hopes to coordinate through its new Helping Neighbors initiative. The goal of Helping Neighbors is to support seniors, and those with underlying health conditions, to stay in their homes and be safe throughout the Coronavirus outbreak. Additionally, Helping Neighbors is structured to support the local economy by purchasing meals from area restaurants. Bay Aging is approaching specific restaurants as requests for assistance from area residents are received.