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Citymeals Through My Camera Lens
By Eric Groom, Senior Marketing & Communications Associate
December 7, 2017
I started working at Citymeals on Wheels in April 2013. I was hired to do database work and eventually moved into marketing and communications. During this time, I’ve been lucky enough to also act as the unofficial house photographer. Meeting with our meal recipients is inspiring – so many of them have led very interesting lives. And now, in their twilight years, we have the honor of spending some time talking with them – and it can really brighten their day. Below are some of my favorite shots from my time with Citymeals. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
Used on the cover of our 2013 Annual Report, this is maybe one of my best shots. She was very hard of hearing, and her downstairs neighbor, who often helped Theresa out, joined our conversation and was very helpful.
Oh my gosh – so much energy for someone who is over 100 years old! He was a professional dancer at one point and had a lot of records and cassette tapes in his apartment. He even showed us some moves!
Another meal recipient over 100 – Citymeals serves over 200 meal recipients who are 100 years or older. Clarice was just lovely to meet. She still plays piano and even sat down and played a tune for us.
Nan was an artist, and she had many of her pieces hanging on the walls of her apartment. Originally from Texas, then California and eventually New York, she had a ton of great stories to tell us.
A lovely woman, she always keeps her dining room table set – as if a dinner party was happening there every evening. Although she is blind, she insisted she didn’t need any help from us when we visited her.