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North Hempstead Hosts Hundreds of Seniors at Annual Winter Celebration


For Immediate Release                                                                                                                   Contact: Collin Nash or Sid Nathan
March 29, 2011                                                                                                                                                              (516) 869-7794

North Hempstead Hosts Hundreds of Seniors at Annual Winter Celebration

Westbury, NY—Westbury, NY—For Supervisor Jon Kaiman and the North Hempstead Town Board, exploring as many avenues as possible to help seniors live the fullest life possible in their golden years has become a mantra.

Through Project Independence, the Kaiman administration has been helping seniors tap into services that help make day-to-day living easier for them. North Hempstead’s groundbreaking “aging in place” initiative offers a gamut of services, from medical screenings and transportation to grief counseling and even exercise.

As seniors age, experts say, they also need to stay active socially to maintain their overall good health.

With that in mind, North Hempstead recently hosted the Annual Senior Winter Funday Celebration. Hundreds attended the March 24th afternoon bash with lunch, prizes and dancing at Westbury Manor in Westbury.

“We want to make sure our seniors get the services they need to remain in their communities as long as they choose,” Supervisor Kaiman said. “We are committed to this mission.”

The event has captured scores of committed devotees since it first started 17 years ago.

Hilda and John Escobar of New Hyde Park, who braved unseasonable temperatures and Snowfall en-route to the Funday Celebration, are among them.

“We’re having a great time,” Hilda Escobar said as she took the dance floor with John, her husband of 62 years. “Listening to this music is all we did growing up,” she said, dancing to the Vic Vincent Group’s rendition of Quando, Quando, Quando.

In addition to Supervisor Kaiman, Town Clerk Leslie Gross, Receiver of Taxes Charles Berman and Town Board Members, Viviana Russell and Angelo Ferrara joined in the celebration, which was coordinated by the Town’s Community Services Department.

“Thank you all for helping to make this town one of the Best Places to Live in America,” Russell said, referring to CNN Money Magazine’s ranking of North Hempstead as the 46th most desirable places to live in the country.

Supervisor Jon Kaiman speaks to a group of Seniors at WinterFunday.
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