Seniors from our Hempstead Senior Community Service Center attended the recent Village of Hempstead Senior Picnic at Kennedy Park where guests were treated to a family-style lunch, raffles, entertainment by Chauncey Nedd and the Neddmen, bingo, and ice cream. The best part? Two of our members won bingo prizes! Woo!
Our North Merrick Senior Community Service Center hosted its 4th Annual Luau where over 70 seniors came to enjoy the entertainment by Dance Aloha, who performed for the seniors and encouraged audience participation. Everyone enjoyed a delicious lunch, Hawaiian chicken, rice and green beans, and for desert an ice cream sundae!
Recently, Donna Buccellato, Elder Abuse Educator for the Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk (VIBS), conducted a presentation for the team in our In-Home Respite Services program. The feedback was very positive, as the workshop created greater awareness of the complicated issues surrounding elder abuse and will also allow our companions to be more alert to problems they may encounter in clients’ homes.
Members of our Hempstead Senior Community Service Center recently enjoyed a new jewelry making class with instructor Carmela Barile. Activities like jewelry making are provided to the senior centers by our own Senior Health Promotion program, which is generously funded by Nassau County Office for the Aging.
Mary Ann Samson, Home Assessor and Trainer, and Mary Lou Ogren, Companion, recently represented EAC Network’s In-Home Respite Services at the Hillside Senior Appreciation Day. In-Home Respite Services provides in-home caregivers (companions) to Nassau County residents caring for an elderly relative in their home so the caregiver can take much-needed time off.
Members at our Port Washington Senior Center created beautiful hats as part of a Mother’s Day arts and crafts project! Our Senior Centers provide seniors with a variety of activities such as socialization, recreation, health promotion, educational programs, and congregate meals, as well as fun holiday parties and other celebrations!