UNION, NJ – Vauxhall seniors were treated to an Easter luncheon on Saturday afternoon, hosted by the 24 Square Club of Golden Rule Lodge #24.
The annual luncheon, held at the Union Township Community Action Organization, included music, entertainment and some important safety reminders specifically for senior citizens. The Golden Rule's James Coy was chairperson for the event.
“We are providing more than just a meal,” said Senior Warden Cameron Cox. “We are striving to provide helpful information for the senior population.”
Past Master Keith McKoy, an Irvington firefighter, spoke with the senior citizens about fire safety. “Fire presents a bigger risk to the elderly,” said McKoy. He said smoking, cooking, electrical and heating systems and the operation of appliances all pose dangers to the elderly, and clothing fire is of special concern. “We are here to help you,” said McKoy to the group. McKoy spoke to the seniors about steps to prevent fire, safe cooking tips, and home heating safety. “This is just what we do to try to help our seniors,” said McKoy.
“This event is about community,” said Township Committeeman Clifton People, Jr. “This lodge does so much and has a real commitment to this community.”