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.
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Have you been to the recently reopened Zorn’s of Bethpage yet? Our President & CEO, Lance W. Elder, attended the ribbon cutting ceremony alongside other nonprofit leaders and elected officials to celebrate the reopening of this Nassau County staple. Congratulations to EAC Network friend and supporter, Merrill Zorn, on 80 years of the family business!
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.
EAC Network’s best-interest child advocacy took another step forward recently when Suffolk Family Court Judge Chris Ann Kelley administered the oath of service to new Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers who successfully completed a rigorous 30-hour training program. This more than doubles the Suffolk program size!
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!