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NYCB Foundation Hydrates Seniors Over the Summer

Seniors at the Hempstead Senior Center pose with one of the new water coolers.

Hempstead-based human service agency EAC Network is happy to announce that the NYCB Foundation granted $2,000 to support hydration efforts over the summer for its Hempstead, Long Beach, and North Merrick Senior Centers that provide lively gathering places where seniors can socialize, eat a nutritious lunch, and engage in a wide range of activities, all which decelerate the aging process.

EAC Network manages four Senior Centers in Nassau County – the fourth located in Port Washington – and recently assumed the Long Beach and Merrick locations earlier this year. Seniors at the centers engage in activities including tai chi, dancercise, beach visits, and more, but with summer fun came summer heat, and a need for additional efforts to keep seniors hydrated was quickly noted.

“We are so grateful to Marian Conway and the NYCB Foundation for coming to our aid,” said Liz McDermott, Program Director of EAC Network’s Senior Centers. “Keeping hydrated is vital to maintain proper health in any case, but in the summer, seniors are much more susceptible to heat-related traumas like heatstroke. We thank NYCB Foundation for helping us to prevent that.”

EAC Network’s seniors have now had increased access to pure, clean water and can further enjoy all that the Senior Centers have to offer.

For more information on EAC Network’s Senior Centers, visit www.eac-network.org/senior-community-service-centers.

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About EAC Network

EAC Network is a not-for-profit human service agency that empowers, assists, and cares for over 70,000 individuals across Long Island and New York City. Our mission is to respond to human needs with programs and services that protect children, promote healthy families and communities, help seniors, and empower individuals to take control of their lives. Among those we assist are children who have been abused or who are in foster care, people struggling with mental illness or substance abuse, vulnerable seniors needing support, individuals seeking gainful employment, and more. For more information, visit us at www.eac-network.org, call (516) 539-0150, or check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @EACNet.

Contact

Alena Jones  │ Director of Development & Marketing │ (516) 539-0150 x117 │ alena.jones@eac-network.org

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