Saturday, 17 August 2013 00:00
Last month, 1-800-Flowers.com employees warmed the hearts of the residents of the Somerset Gardens Assisted Living Facility in Plainview.
As part of their community outreach initiative and Summer of a Million Smiles campaign, a Smile Team spent the afternoon with the residents of the facility. Upon arrival, the team set up a table for 1-800-Flowers.com’s expert floral designer, Phil DeVito, to create truly original arrangements. Phil showed the residents how to design a Happy Hour Bouquet, a Smile Bouquet, an a-DOG-able arrangement and a bouquet in a personalized Summer Smile Vase. The rest of the team handed out carnations to the residents and four lucky winners got to keep an arrangement. To wrap up the day the Smile Team played trivia games with the group.
Under the Summer of a Million Smiles initiative, the team at 1-800-Flowers.com participates in Smile Days, where employees give back to their local communities through volunteer work, such as visiting the Somerset Gardens Assisted Living Facility and delivering floral arrangements. Through its growing social networks, customers and employees alike are encouraged to share their smiles with images and stories as representations of Summer of a Million Smiles initiative.
Saturday, 26 July 2014 00:00
The kids may be grown. The marriage may have not worked out. Perhaps retirement affords more free time than was anticipated.
Enter The Transition Network, an national social group featuring an active chapter on Long Island that meets regularly at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library.
Judy Forman, Plainview resident and program co-chair, noted that The Transition Network is an organization of women ages 50 and over who are ‘transitioning’ into the next phase of their lives — whether it be retirement, divorce, losing a loved one or so on — and helping them to meet new people while expanding their horizons.
Friday, 25 July 2014 00:00
Plainview resident Cila Schlanger was eager to attend a two-hour property tax workshop at the Farmingdale Public Library last week — the problem is, so were many other people.
“I was taken aback once I came here because there was such a line,” she said. “I thought it would be a two-hour workshop, but individuals had to wait to be helped on a first come, first serve basis.”
Residents are trying to save a buck whenever and wherever they can, especially when it comes to property taxes. To try and lend a helping hand, elected officials recently hosted a property tax exemption workshop at the library, drawing residents from across Nassau County.