Allerton House in Hingham Gives Thanks by Giving Back

Allerton House in Hingham held its annual Thanksgiving Lunch Lane recently to provide social and emotional support to Hingham’s seniors and their families.

The lunch lane took place outdoors at Allerton House to provide a safe experience for all. Seniors drove up to the front entrance, where staff distributed reusable bags filled with festive food and gifts, invited guests to explore the community, and even played with their pets.

George Sampson could not resist taking a stroll to show off his furry friend Donald to Allerton House staff when he came over for the Thanksgiving Lunch Lane.

“The meal was absolutely wonderful,” said Pat Laliberte, local resident. “It is such a treat, and we appreciate Allerton House for thinking of us each year!”

The lunch lane was just one example of Allerton House’s commitment to engaging seniors in the local community. The community also hosts outings such as lunch trips to historical sites and on-campus activities such as game nights.

“For many seniors, having social activities is so important—especially around this time of the year,” said Carol Taylor, Allerton House Marketing Director. “[The lunch lane] is something we’ve done for over a year now, and we find it really helps local seniors to get to know our community and one another.”

Pat Laliberte also picked up a couple of meals for friends who were unable to attend while they are recovering from medical issues.

Social relationships play a large role in seniors’ health. Poor social relationships have been linked to a 29% increased risk of heart disease and 32% increased risk of stroke for adults 50 years and older, according to the CDC. The pandemic isolated many seniors from their friends and families, but Allerton House in Hingham remains committed to maintaining strong social engagement in accordance with CDC and Department of Public Health guidelines.

Allerton House Executive Director Tom Karnes and Marketing Director Carol Taylor shared some laughs with lunch lane attendees Joanne and Mary.

“We look forward to visiting Allerton House in Hingham this winter, and always enjoy a great meal,” said Joanne Spurrier, local resident.

Allerton House at Harbor Park in Hingham has provided traditional assisted living and memory care services to South Shore residents since 1997. As a part of Welch Senior Living, they are committed to high-quality service and caring for residents like family.

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Article featured in December issue of The Hingham Journal