CRIS, CASA, Project CAFÉ to host event

— Local organizations Community Resources for Independent Seniors (CRIS), Cazenovia Area Senior Association (CASA) and Project CAFÉ are collaborating to hold “A Warm Mexican Afternoon” from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 13 in Common Grounds, at 35 Albany St.

The public is invited to attend and learn how to play Mexican Train Dominoes, enjoy a warm dinner of chili and cornbread or chicken and biscuits with coffee, then finish the meal off with Mexican sundaes from Kimberly’s.

Dave’s Diner will be serving dinner.

Many people of all ages have expressed the desire to learn the game of Mexican Train Dominoes, and this is a great opportunity for residents to do so.

Each table will have an experienced player to teach the game, then dinner will be served. Students from Project CAFÉ will help with the dinner and learn the game as well.

The cost of the event is $8 per person, and there will be some door prizes offered to participants upon arrival. The number of tickets is limited.

Tickets can be purchased from CASA members or by calling the CRIS Office at 655-5743.

Those interested are asked to leave their name and telephone number.

This is the first of some Sunday afternoon dinners — each with a different theme — to be held as intergenerational events throughout the year. All are encouraged to enjoy the fun.

The CRIS mission is to develop and coordinate supportive services within the Cazenovia, Nelson and Fenner areas to help residents stay in their homes as long as possible.

CRIS-CAT, a program of CRIS, is also a free transportation service for residents ages 55 and over. CRIS-CAT provides rides for residents in the towns of Cazenovia, Fenner and Nelson to medical appointments, shopping, grooming appointments and events.

To schedule a ride, call 655-0612 three to five days ahead.

Bonnie Slocum is director of Community Resources for Independent Seniors. She can be reached at callcris@callcris.org.

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