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County Announces January Activities for Nassau Seniors

Programs will be held throughout Nassau starting Jan. 3.

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano has announced that senior citizens in Nassau will have an opportunity to fill the 2013 New Year with a variety of activities and programs that will be held at senior centers throughout the county.

Everything from exercise classes to painting to and an Island Cruise Themed Party are scheduled. Reservations may be required and all participants will be given an opportunity to contribute to the cost of the programs. Fees apply where noted.

On Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, a Stretch & Flex program will be held at the Freeport Senior Community Service Center in the Salvation Army facility located at 66 Church St. from 9:45-10:45 a.m. The program is presented by Barrie Miller and Funded by the County’s Office for the Aging.

On Jan. 8, at 11:45 a.m., the Bay City Ramblers will “Welcome in 2013.” Registration is required. Please call (516) 623-2008.

For those considering a “getaway” from their daily routine, Tony Grant will present an Island Cruise Themed Party on Jan. 22, at 11:15 a.m. also at the Freeport Senior Community Service Center.

Beginning Jan. 4, and continuing on Jan. 11 and 25, Val Morena will present a painting program at the Herricks Senior Community Service Center at 999 Herricks Road, New Hyde Park at 12:30 p.m. Additional information is available by calling the Center at 623-2008.

Patti Mitchell will be demonstrating how to get in shape with a Yoga program on Jan. 8, 15, 22, and 29 at the Herricks Center beginning at 1 p.m. The program is funded by the Nassau County Office for the Aging and those interested in attending are urged to call in advance: 623-2008.

Also at the Herricks Center, Carol Hall, R.N. will conduct blood pressure assessments starting at 10 a.m. on Jan. 15. The health program is funded by the Nassau County Office for the Aging. Those interested in obtaining a blood pressure assessment should call 623-2008 in advance.

The Jewel Quinn Senior Community Service Center at North Merrick, located at Brookside School, 1260 Meadowbrook Road, will host a trio of health-related programs, all funded by the Nassau County Office for the Aging. On Jan. 7, 14 and 28, Victoria Smith will present an exercise class at 10:30 a.m.

Then, on Jan. 22, Carrie-Anne Lorenz, RD, Catholic Charities Commodity Supplement Food Program, will offer a Fundamental Foods & Organic Foods program at 11 a.m.

Also at the Jewel Center in North Merrick, Dr. Cacciabaudo from the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System will present Cardiac Health-Heart Healthy on Jan. 24, at 11 a.m. The program is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. For information relating to the programs and events at the Jewel Center, please call (516) 571-8675.

The Advisory Council to the Nassau County Office for the Aging invites the public to attend its regular meeting at 10 a.m. at 60 Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Uniondale, on Jan. 11. For additional information and directions, please call 227-8944.

In cooperation with the Shelter Rock Public Library, the Nassau County Office for the Aging is hosting a support group that is specifically targeted to respond to the needs of caregivers of older persons on Jan. 15, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. The library is located at 165 Searingtown Road in Albertson. The group will be led by Sari Flesch A.A., B.A., support group facilitator.

Meetings are open to residents of Nassau County and will be subsequently held on the third Tuesday of each month thereafter. Those interested in attending should call (516) 227-8945 for additional information.
joe January 01, 2013 at 07:58 PM
Meanwhile Long Beach are suspended because our Magnolia Senior Center is being used fro storage during reconstruction of the downstairs Childcare Center. Heat works,elevator works and there are no electric problems ! Director that started in April is going on vacation while Seniors remain without their facility.

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