Dining For Dollars supports program to help older people maintain independence

BINGHAMTON (WBNG) A dinner and a show entertained the crowd at Dining for Dollars to benefit the elderly across Broome County.

Local clergy serenaded and served dinner at the event held at the Polish Community Center in Binghamton Thursday.

All proceeds benefit Faith in Action Volunteers which is a program run by the Broome County Council of Churches.

Faith In Action Volunteers assist adults 60 years of age and over to maintain quality of life and independence.

“For some of them it’s life or death. I mean if they have to be for dialysis twice a week and they have no way to get there, their family either is out of town or their family works, it can be very vital to their survival,” said Program Director Sue Spencer.

The program provides more than 10,000 hours of service to older adults in Broome County each year.

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