ESKATON’S CONNECTIONS GO CYBER. The grand opening today of Connections Café at Eskaton Jefferson Manor marks an extraordinary place in time. When nonprofit groups establish creative, mutually beneficial partnerships to extend the scope of their services. Where older adults can enjoy a hot, nutritious meal; and connect with the Internet and with one another.
About 100 healthy
meals were served today at the Connections Café, courtesy of the Asian Community Center's Meals on Wheels, a Sacramento area nonprofit nutrition
program that coincidentally served its one millionth meal today as well. The
newest among ACC’s 23 nutrition locations, Eskaton Jefferson Manor is unique as
the first to combine the free daily meals with free use of touch-screen
computers and Internet access.
Connections Café demonstrates Eskaton’s commitment to expanding social services
for its affordable housing residents. With the success of Connections Café as a
model, the organization anticipates scaling to a chain of cafes to serve more
of Eskaton’s 15 affordable apartment communities throughout Northern California and the surrounding neighborhoods.