Photos: Celebrating Thanksgiving at Town Senior Center


Thanksgiving came early at the Riverhead Town Senior Center. 

Enjoying a classic meal of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, corn, pumpkin pie and apple ciders, about 160 seniors attended the celebration Thursday afternoon. DJ Tom Parris supplied some tunes for dancing.

The afternoon featured a celebration of 38 residents who are in their 90s. Town councilman John Dunleavy handed out proclamations and told them about the upcoming “Senior Discount Week,” which is Dec. 6 through 12 at downtown merchants in Riverhead.

Photo Caption: Rita Allen, 87, of Jamesport, has been wearing her turkey hat to the delight of friends, grandchildren and great grand kids for the past 5 years. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Joe Lombardino of Riverhead donned his new turkey hat for the Thanksgiving feast Thursday afternoon at the senior center. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
The Riverhead Senior Center celebrated the lives of 38 people in their 90s at Thursday afternoon’s twilight Thanksgiving dinner. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)