The Senior Care Ministry of Princeton will be celebrating 30-plus years of community service to the greater Princeton area with “A Taste
of Italy,” a dinner and wine-tasting from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3 at at Tre Piani Restaurant.
This year’s event will honor Ray Wadsworth, Carol Olivieri, and Dorothea’s House. The master of ceremonies will be Tom Murray, one of Pope Francis’s pilots during his 2016 tour to the U.S. Proceeds from the evening will go toward supporting the work of the Senior Care Ministry.
Wadsworth is a community advocate, volunteer, businessman, and chair and co-founder of the Spirit of Princeton organization.
Olivieri served as the executive director of the Senior Care Ministry from 1993-2013. Under her leadership the organization flourished, tripling the number of volunteers and clients served.
Dorothea’s House, founded in 1913 to minister to the needs of Italian immigrants in Princeton, is now an Italian-American cultural institution offering a wide range of programs that are open to all.
First established in 1984 with the backing of St. Paul’s Church in Princeton, the Senior Care Ministry now serves the wider community as an independent, non-denominational organization. A pioneer in the “aging in place” movement, the Senior Care Ministry helps seniors remain safely in the comfort of their own homes as long as possible by providing simple, neighborly acts of kindness.
The SCM coordinates a network of about 50 volunteers who assist approximately seventy clients with rides to health-care related appointments, errands, shopping, and friendly visits.
“(Senior Care Ministry is) a true friend that I rely on,” Former Princeton Township Mayor Jim Floyd said. “I sincerely appreciate the kindness and concern demonstrated by staff and volunteers alike.”
Senior Care Ministry services are offered free of charge.
For information on sponsorships and tickets to “A Taste of Italy,” email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (609) 921-8888.