During this difficult year of 2020, Perry Wellness Center founder and CEO Stuart Perry has taken on the challenge of continuing routines and traditions safely, particularly during the holidays.
“It is most important during this time of the virus and political and social unrest to pause and give thanks for another day, for food, and for good health,” Stuart explains. That is why the Thanksgiving luncheon tradition will continue, with safety precautions in place.
“Our kitchen staff took care of a good meal,” Stuart continue. “Life is good at Perry Wellness Center.”
For this year’s big event, Styrofoam trays were filled to the top with ham, black-eyed peas, dressing, macaroni and cheese, and stuffing covered with cranberry and cornbread. Slices of homemade pumpkin pie and iced tea were also served.
Before the meal began, staff member Evan Brown offered thanks, reminding peers of the importance of the day and their food. As peers entered the dining room to open their loaded trays, they offered thanks to the staff who prepared the festive meal, while others said a blessing over their meals.
In the photo above, peers Matt Goldman and Amber Cagle pause to give thanks for their Thanksgiving lunch.