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The Coming Of Summer At The Life Enrichment Center

Written by Silvana LaFerlita Gullo Thursday, 13 June 2013 00:00

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.

 

Letter: Remembering Veterans

Thursday, 06 June 2013 00:00

Every minute, of every hour, of every day, Americans enjoy the blessings of a peace-loving nation; blessings protected by the selfless service of men and women in uniform who, when necessary, stand fast against the forces of fear, tyranny and terrorism.  For more than two centuries untold numbers of Americans have answered the call to duty.  

 

Letter: A Response to Mike Barry’s Column

Thursday, 06 June 2013 00:00

I must take exception to Mike Barry’s recent column trumpeting the County Office of Legislative Budget Review’s  (OLBR)’s “verdict” that the County Comptroller’s office sought and received adequate backup for payments to Super Storm Sandy contractors. Nothing could be further from the truth.

 

Quinoa, The Nutritional Powerhouse

Written by Chef Alan Zox Thursday, 06 June 2013 00:00

Quinoa (pronounced Keen-wa) is one of the most popular, healthy foods being grown today. You can pretty much find it everywhere probably because it’s one of the most nutritious plant foods now being sold. It is also one of the few dishes found to be close to a complete protein and to be gluten-free as well. Moreover, quinoa is modest in price and flexible in how you achieve delicious flavors. It seems to take on the flavors you cook it with. 

 

Letter: ‘Taste Of The Town’ Big Success

Thursday, 30 May 2013 00:00

Back in the fall we envisioned a celebration of our community, benefiting both the students of Oyster Bay High School and our local restaurants and businesses.

We appreciate the incredible faith and generosity of our sponsors in making this event a huge success.  

 

Letter: Remembering Veterans

Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00

Every minute, of every hour, of every day, Americans enjoy the blessings of a peace-loving nation; blessings protected by the selfless service of men and women in uniform who, when necessary, stand fast against the forces of fear, tyranny and terrorism. For more than two centuries untold numbers of Americans have answered the call to duty.

Freedom is our cause, but freedom does not come free and many have paid the ultimate price. The America we know would not be the same were it not for the men and women we honor on Memorial Day. All of us at the Long Island State Veterans Home would like to take this opportunity to remember those brave men and women whose ultimate sacrifice has helped to protect the freedoms we enjoy today.

 

From the Desk of Assemblyman Charles Lavine: May 24, 2013

Written by Charles Lavine Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00

Memorial Day: A Time to Pay Tribute

On May 9, I stood in the pouring rain at Old Bethpage Restoration Village and watched as several World War II armored vehicles rolled down the road and provided the backdrop for public officials who had gathered to announce Nassau County’s new Museum of American Armor.

The scene was striking in its symbolism; an image that reflects what happens in places around the world every day. With the sound of the rain drumming against the iconic Sherman tank, jeeps, weapons carriers, gunners, and other combat vehicles, “soldiers” peered from the tops of tanks offering a too-real image of the daily lives of our military.

 

Letter: Michael Castellano Endorsement

Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00

At a time of school tax increases surpassing those of personal income while education costs, including benefits, far exceed the inflation rate, it is imperative that elected school boards be sensitive to current and future financial liabilities as well as community educational needs. The era of knee jerk yeses to every demand must cease. It is not other people’s money. It is our money and should be managed for the common good, not special interests.

 

Letter: Disservice To The Oyster Bay-East Norwich Community

Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00

At the April 16 meeting of the Oyster Bay-E. Norwich School Board, I commented that the budget process was a disservice to the community due to not having the Preliminary Budget Draft available until the night of the budget adoption. The purpose of a Preliminary Budget is to compare figures from the prior year(s) and include the proposed figures. This draft should have been available in March to allow time for the school board and for the public to review before being adopted.

 

Celebrating Volunteers

Written by Silvana Laferlita Gullo Friday, 10 May 2013 00:00

The Heart And Soul Of

The Life Enrichment Center

On April 25 the Life Enrichment Center at Oyster Bay celebrated 35 years of recognizing the contributions of its volunteers.  Staff and seniors selected four volunteers for their efforts in making the Center a warm, welcoming and important resource for seniors in the surrounding communities.

As Silvana Gullo, Executive Director, explained, “Every volunteer is important to the well-being of the Center.”  The seniors themselves help make up the 300+ daily volunteers performing such tasks such as preparing the monthly calendar mailed to members, which would be a very difficult undertaking if not for volunteers who fold, stuff and mail it to over 1,000 members!  This is done with smiles from seniors and staff who enjoy working side by side. Other important volunteer tasks include driving seniors to medical appointments, visiting homebound seniors and nursing homes, organizing trips, managing the “Silver Threads” thrift shop, decorating for events, and greeting guests at reception.

 

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