ESKATON’S CONNECTIONS GO CYBER.The grand opening today of Connections Café at Eskaton Jefferson Manor marks an extraordinary place in time. Whennonprofit groups establish creative, mutually beneficial partnerships to extend the scope of their services. Whereolder 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.
The 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.