EAC Network recently celebrated National Senior Center Month by hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony at its newly relocated Hempstead Senior Community Service Center in the Union Baptist Church.
At the Hempstead Senior Community Service Center, now located in the lower level of the Union Baptist Church in Hempstead, EAC Network serves 100 seniors a day with food, exercise, and other social activities, in addition to providing HEAP and housing referral services. EAC Network’s Center is “the center” for many Hempstead seniors. On Friday, along with Nassau County Executive Laura Curran, and Neela Mukherjee Lockel, EAC Network President and Chief Executive Officer, seniors enjoyed a hot catered meal, birthday cake, and received $20 vouchers good for the Senior Mobile Market (AKA the Veggie Van which offered fresh Long Island produce)
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran, Rev. Dr. Sedgwick V. Easley, D. Min., Village of Hempstead Mayor Waylyn Hobbs, Jr., Town of Hempstead Senior Councilwoman Dorothy L. Goosby, and Deputy Commissioner Jorge A. Martinez, County of Nassau Department of Human Services Office for the Aging, joined together to cut the ribbon. Center and Union Baptist Church parishioner Lessie Perry Raiford was surrounded by family and friends in celebrating her 95th birthday.
National Senior Center Month is celebrated to promote a positive image of aging. EAC Network is committed to bringing senior centers into the conversation so that we can learn from one another, share stories, and raise awareness for advocacy efforts that are frequently overlooked. Sally Dessart’s A.G. Foods provides hot, nutritious, and delicious food for our seniors.
EAC Network’s four Senior Community Service Centers in Hempstead, Long Beach, North Merrick, and Port Washington, all offer socialization, recreation, health promotion, educational programs, nutritious congregate meals, and other services for seniors. Funding is provided by the Nassau county Department of Human Services Office for the Aging through the New York State Office for the Aging, and the U.S. Administration on Aging.