Thursday Is Ice Cream Day for Bristol Senior Center Coffee Shop volunteers

Thursdays have been extra special at the Bristol Senior Center Coffee Shop, thanks to Phyllis Amodio, Chief Sanitarian for the Bristol-Burlington Health District, and President of AFSCME Local 1303-114.

During July and August, Amodio, a 29-year employee, has sponsored an ice cream social at the coffee shop, which is part of the Bristol Senior Center (and located in the same building as the BBHD).

“I am proud of these volunteers and how dedicated they are to food safety. Providing summertime ice cream is a way to say thanks,” Amodio said in a press release from the AFSCME Local.

For the past several years the Bristol Burlington Health District has provided food safety training for the coffee shop volunteers, who always participate in the classroom exercises and genuinely want to learn about the subject matter.

AFSCME Local 1303-114 represents 40 BBHD employees.

“I really respect the volunteers of the coffee shop. They are a great group of women. They take pride in their cooking and they work hard to provide great food to our senior citizens,” Amodio said, according to the press release.

Amodio also takes great pleasure from interacting with the seniors, said the release.

“I enjoy taking my morning break at the coffee shop. Over the years I have met so many interesting people who have shared some great stories of old time Bristol. I’ve even met a few seniors from New York who share my passion for all things Brooklyn. It’s just a great resource for the community”


Pictured, left to right: Bristol Senior Center Coffee Shop volunteers Fern, Marie, Rosalie, Yadira and Carmen. Back row: Phyllis Amodio, Chief Sanitarian for BBHD.