Members of the Torch Club from the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich (BGCG) visited Parsonage Cottage Senior Residence on Monday afternoon to deliver life-size Connect Four games for the residents to enjoy. "We are so appreciative of this thoughtful donation from the Torch Club. Our residents will definitely enjoy playing these games, which will help to enhance their socialization, memory, and cognitive skills," said Penny Lore, Executive Director of Parsonage Cottage. "One of our focuses is keeping the residents connected to the community throughout the year with groups like Torch Club. In fact, Torch Club is also sponsoring a golf hole in Sunday's Tee Party fundraiser at Parsonage Cottage."
Torch Club is a chartered small-group leadership and service club for boys and girls ages 11-13 and a "club within the Club," helping to meet the special character-development needs of younger adolescents at a critical stage in their life. Their focus is to work together to implement projects in the four focus areas: service to Club and community, education, health and fitness, and social recreation.
Jasmine Scott, Western Middle 8th grader and Vice-President of the Torch Club explained that earlier this year, in March and April, BGCG's Torch Club worked with ten local restaurants in an effort called "Tasty Tuesdays." With a rotation of two restaurants every Tuesday, a portion of the sales raised was donated to the Torch Club. In turn, BGCG's Torch Club voted on local projects to support with the funds raised.