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The Coming Of Summer At The Life Enrichment Center

This summer our focus is to encourage the community to take full advantage of the center’s day and evening programs to help improve their brain and body fitness.

Fitness For The Brain: “Gray Matters” Brain Conference

The “Gray Matters” Brain Conference, hosted by the Glen Cove Senior Center began with the announcement of alarming statistics: one of every two individuals will develop some form of dementia by the age of 85. Fortunately, the presentations made by a panel of notable professionals gave encouraging information explaining the brain’s ability to reverse or delay some of the damage caused by the disease.

The conference was part of the Glen Cove S.A.G.E. Foundation’s “Campaign Against Dementia.” The foundation’s approach to introduce preventive programming for dementia included a grant to the Glen Cove Senior Center to create a comprehensive eight week “Brain Fitness” program to be offered in their center and shared with centers across Nassau County.

Each presentation touched upon the science of brain health. The overwhelming message: a healthy lifestyle which includes physical fitness, nutrition, stress reduction, and mental stimulation can increase your chances of delaying or reversing some of the affects of dementia.

Exercise your body, eat right, get plenty of sleep and enrich your life through education and cultural activities and you will be on your way to keeping your brain fit!

The center offers a wide-array of activities to include in your ‘brain and body fitness’ programs this summer. In addition to our roster of great day and evening fitness classes, we are now offering an aerobic Tai Chi class on Wednesdays at 12:45 p.m. and a Dancercise class on Thursday evenings. Everyone is encouraged to exercise your brain and body by including a fitness program into your life! Check our June calendar for a complete list of fitness programs, our upcoming events, and life-enriching activities throughout the month.

Our goal for this summer — Have fun, be fit, stay connected and enjoy our programs! Welcome summer!

Silvana LaFerlita Gullo is the Executive Director of the Life Enrichment Center.

News

Drop by the Oyster Bay Historical Society’s Koenig Center, 20 Summit St., to see their newest exhibit, It’s Time for Tea. The juried art show features ceramic works of art related to tea and its accouterments, on display now through June 8. The work was created by the members of the Ceramic Media Group of the Long Island Craft Guild, and features a selection of both functional and sculptural pieces.

A special bonus at the show is “The Juror’s Corner,” a display of several on the miniature teapots made by renowned ceramist Fong Choo, who judged the show online by viewing jpegs. They demonstrate the breadth of possibility in his approach to the utilitarian shape.

Tundra, the arctic snowy owl, fixed her golden eyes upon me, clucked her beak, then turned her head, ready for her close-up. Two months earlier she was near death at LaGuardia Airport, emaciated with a broken wing, but was saved by a dedicated group of people called Volunteers for Wildlife. The organization located at Bailey Arboretum in Lattingtown houses not only the rehabilitation hospital for wildlife but has aviaries where the public can see the rescued birds.

Earlier this month at the Seawanhaka Yacht Club, 160 people arrived for the organization’s fundraising gala.


Sports

Students at St. Dominic High School in Oyster Bay raised more than $3,300 during the week of April 7, also known as “LAX 4 LOVE.”  

LAX 4 LOVE was started by the Defeo family three years ago when Amanda (class of 2013), Matthew, and John Defeo came up with this outstanding cause. LAX 4 LOVE is a non-profit organization ultimately designed for less fortunate athletes who cannot play the sports they love due to financial setbacks.  Through LAX 4 LOVE, potential athletes will have access to the equipment needed in order to safely play the sports they love.

On Monday, May 12, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Long Island (SVDPLI) will host its 11th Annual Golf Classic at the Tam O’ Shanter Club in Brookville. The event raises money and awareness for people in need on Long Island. This year’s honoree, Theresa Kelly, executive vice president of business banking at Flushing Bank, will join attendees in celebrating SVDPLI’s 65 years of dedicated service to the Long Island community.

The event’s chairman, Frank Pelliccione, VP of business development for Flushing Bank, said, “We are extremely proud of our efforts in the community and look forward to the continued involvement of the sponsors and players who help make this event such a success every year.”


Calendar

Women Minding Their Own Business

Thursday, April 24

Dance Concert

Friday, April 25

Harbor and Beach Cleanup

Saturday, April 26



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

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