By Lisa Stukel, Contributing Writer
Northborough – Longtime Northborough resident Judie Moloney recently joined the Northborough Senior Center as manager of the Bistro at 119 Cafe. Moloney brings with her a lifetime of food service experience, creativity and a love of cooking.
“I chose to work at the senior center because I enjoy working with seniors,” she said. “I was working at an insurance agency and spoke to many seniors over the phone, but wasn's able to interact with them directly.”
Moloney is surrounded by a “phenomenal” group of volunteers who have helped her learn the ropes and have made her transition an easy and enjoyable one.
“This is the first job that I have had, that I look forward to going every day,” she said. “This is such a beautiful center, and I have a great staff.”
Moloney's roots are deeply imbedded in the Northborough community.
“My mother is from Northborough, my sister and her children live here, and my kids and grandkids live in Northborough. It is a wonderful community,” she said.
The Bistro 119 Cafe offers healthy, delicious dinners for seniors on Tuesday nights, and Moloney would like to see the program expand.
“We are hoping to provide warm dinners two-nights a week depending on turnout,” she said. “We just hosted a St. Patrick's Day, corn beef and cabbage night with a live Irish band, and it was a huge success.”
On Tuesday, April 3, the Bistro 119 will be featuring Northborough's Dawn's School of Dance performers, and will be hosting a “Spring Fling,” and Mother's Day luncheon in May.