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Chabad to hold brunch for adults 55 and over
Will be held every Thursday at noon at Congregation Beth Israel-Chabad

A lunch and learn program for those age 55 and older is coming to the county.

Chabad of Forsyth will hold a brunch Sunday, Feb. 19 to kick off the program.

“This brunch is going to be a kickoff [event] and we’ll have monthly lectures and social events … it’s going to grow into a very strong group,” Rabbi Levi Mentz said. “There should never be a senior who feels alone. They now have a home where they can connect.”

Mentz said while the group is run through Chabad of Forsyth, anyone — regardless of whether they are Jewish or not — are welcome to attend the speakers.

“We’re already connecting with the local active living centers because they want to be a part of it, to bus people in for our lectures,” Mentz said.

The idea of the lunch and learns — which will be held every Thursday at noon at Congregation Beth Israel-Chabad — is to give seniors a chance to have intelligent discussions with one another in a setting they might not usually go to.

“People underestimate the amount older people can contribute to society,” Mentz said, “and sadly, older people get pushed to the wayside.

[Their] mind wants to be educated, [their] heart inspired, and we have to rise up to the plate to offer programs [like this.]

“Think about the type of meaning and value this will bring to people who are at a new stage in their life.”

At the Feb. 19 brunch, a committee will announce upcoming speakers and social events.

Breakfast will be free, though Chabad asks those interested to register at by Feb. 15.