The Snug Cove House Society on Bowen Island, formerly Abbeyfield, has done culinary foot work on behalf of seniors.
The society has put out what they refer to as a 'card' in the style of a restaurant menu and it contains a plate-full of food discounts available to local seniors at local establishments.
The 'Dining and Food Choices for seniors' lists the eat-in and take-out options on Bowen, more often containing discounts when seniors show their gold cards. Murray Atherton is the chair of the society's fundraising committee and has done the bulk of the organizing for the menu card.
Here's a listing of businesses on the menu card, most offering discounts of various sizes at varying times of the week to island senior citizens who present a gold card: Artisan Eats, The Bowen Coffee Store, Bowen Sushi, The Cup Cutter, Doc Morgan's, The Left Bank, the Legion, Miksa, The Snug Cafe, Tuscany Wood Oven Pizza and the Village Baker.
Information on grocery options and ordering out for food is also included.
Snug Cove House has the goal of constructing and running a small-scale, non-profit and self-sustainable family home for seniors. Through their funding efforts, they have purchased 1.2 acres of land along Miller Road next to Bowen Court.
For more information or to make a donation, see www.snugcovehouse.com.