Written by Jill Nossa Friday, 09 May 2014 00:00
The City of Glen Cove Senior Recognition Day will be held on Saturday, May 10, in Village Square. The Senior Recognition Day Committee has made arrangements for a wonderful program that includes live music by the Les Stanco Group, a cornucopia of delicious food, and a variety of vendors, for seniors and their families to browse through.
Two Glen Cove residents will be honored—Carolyn Willson will be receiving this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award and Janina Jania has earned the Volunteer of the Year award. A highlight of the day will be the honoring of our community’s centenarians.
"To help another in need is as fulfilling for the giver as it is helpful to the receiver," Jania says. "When I was younger, I was helped in Germany as a refugee. And then again, when I escaped the war and came to the United States, there were very kind and compassionate people who reached out to assist me. So, I give back to repay all the kindness I received over these many years."
"I am very flattered to have been chosen to receive the Glen Cove Senior Day Lifetime Achievement Award for 2014," says Willson. "It has been a privilege to serve the City of Glen Cove and its residents for the past 47 years. During that time, through my positions at City Hall, the school system, the hospital, riding with EMS and serving on multiple community boards, I have worked and interacted with so many amazing, caring people. I appreciate this opportunity to acknowledge and thank all of them for their kindness and friendship. We have all been so fortunate to live in such a unique and diverse community."
Mayor Reginald A. Spinello, the Glen Cove City Council, and the Senior Recognition Day Committee look forward to welcoming everyone on May 10, in Village Square, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. In the event of rain, the festivities will be held at the Glen Cove Senior Center on Glen Street.