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Gramatan Village Launches New Programs in May: Mystery Monday and What’s Happening PDF Print Email

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By Sherry Saturno, Executive Director, Gramatan Village


Apr. 24, 2019:  Gramatan Village, a nonprofit that supports empowered aging-in-community, is excited to announce the launch of two new programs this May: Mystery Monday and What’s Happening.

Mystery Monday

Mystery Monday is a fun new group for mystery lovers. Each month, the group will decide to discuss a mystery novel, mystery film, real-life current mystery in the news, or historical mystery. Each member will have the opportunity to lead a discussion on the mystery topic of his or her choice, and the discussion topics will change monthly.

Please join us for entertaining conversation and enjoyable company. The first meeting will take place on Monday, May 20, from 10:30 am to 11:30 am at the Gramatan Village office. Refreshments will be served. 

What’s Happening

What’s Happening is a lively new discussion forum for participants to chat about current events and local happenings. From national news to our Westchester communities, we will make new friends as we cover it all. The first meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 29, from 10:30 am to 11:30 am at the Gramatan Village office. Refreshments will be served.

To RSVP and for more information on these programs, please contact Gramatan Village’s executive director, Sherry Saturno, at 914-337-1338.

Editor's note: As a public service, MyhometownBronxville publishes articles from local institutions, officeholders, and individuals. MyhometownBronxville does not fact-check statements therein, and any opinions expressed therein do not necessarily reflect the thinking of its staff.

 
Paige Nagle to be Honored at Gramatan Village’s May Magic 2019 PDF Print Email

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By Sherry Saturno, Executive Director, Gramatan Village


Apr. 17, 2019:  Paige Nagle, dedicated Bronxville community member, will be honored at Gramatan Village’s annual May Magic 2019 benefit on Wednesday, May 15, at the Bronxville Field Club from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Paige was raised in southern New Jersey and after high school enrolled at Northwestern University. After graduating in 1966, she moved to New York City and accepted a position at CBS Broadcasting in its Columbia Records division working with musical talents who recorded on its labels. In this role, she had the opportunity to meet many interesting people and truly loved every minute of it.

While at CBS, Paige met Art Nagle, who was in graduate school, and they were married in 1970. She then left CBS and was hired by the American Museum of Contemporary Crafts (now the Museum of Arts and Design), where she worked with its founder, the philanthropist Aileen Osbourne Webb, whom she adored. After their two children, Katie and Chris, were born, they moved to Bronxville in 1978. Drawn by the attractive commute and excellent school system, they have happily lived in the village ever since.

In addition to being a mother and a homemaker, Paige also studied at the New York School of Interior Design in Manhattan and started her own residential interior design firm with clients in Westchester and Fairfield counties. As an avid volunteer and active member of the community, she has served with many local charities and civic organizations and is an especially active parishioner of Christ Church Bronxville.

Paige has also been an enthusiastic member of the music therapy ensemble The Song Pipers since shortly after settling here and has served several terms as its president. Established in Bronxville in 1949, The Song Pipers reaches out to people in nursing homes, hospitals, senior citizen centers, and rehabilitation facilities in lower Westchester, bringing live music to the elderly and infirm in an effort to make their days brighter and more fulfilling. Paige’s passion for singing and her love of her community has been an important part of living in Bronxville. She donates her time, talent, and treasures where she thinks they might help others and has been rewarded time and time again by how happy it makes her.  

The Nagles' daughter lives in Manhattan and their son lives in Florida with his wife, Candace, and two granddaughters, Avery and Amelia.

Admission to the May Magic Benefit is $100 per person, of which $75 is tax deductible. To make a reservation or learn more about the event, please contact Gramatan Village at 914-337-1338 or email  CLOAKING .

Pictured here: Longtime Bronxville resident Paige Nagle. 

Photo courtesy Gramatan Village


Editor's note: As a public service, MyhometownBronxville publishes articles from local institutions, officeholders, and individuals. MyhometownBronxville does not fact-check statements therein, and any opinions expressed therein do not necessarily reflect the thinking of its staff.

 
The Power of Vibrant Aging PDF Print Email

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By Sherry Saturno, Executive Director, Gramatan Village


Apr. 10, 2019: Frank Lloyd Wright once said, “The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.” That perspective is evocative and resonates with promise. As executive director of Gramatan Village, an aging-in-place community, I’ve witnessed countless times how critical engagement and purpose are for elders in maintaining a vibrant life.

Recently, I had the opportunity to present a workshop titled “Vibrant Aging and the Power of Connection” at Columbia University. As part of the discussion, we examined the strong correlation between human connection and engagement and the overall impact on an elder’s physical and mental health.

Seniors who are imbued with a sense of purpose are less likely to succumb to the negative effects of social isolation and loneliness. When I ask elders about what makes them feel most alive, they invariably reply that they are insatiably curious. They venture out of their comfort zones, take risks, and try activities they never attempted before. Remaining curious about the world, about learning, and about others is a powerful way to stay engaged.

What does it take to thrive as we age? Is it making the most of opportunities that present themselves? Or not letting obstacles in your path stop you? As we grow older, we encounter happiness in the ordinary experiences of life. Recently, my mother was hospitalized, and upon her discharge home, my parents found great contentment just sitting in their kitchen together, talking about the news, the smell of coffee brewing in the background.  

As we age, we grow better at living for the present. Learning to savor the small moments of each day and focus on meaningful relationships lowers the risk of depression among older adults. Positive aging may be affected by disease and disability, but it is also a state of mind that is courageous and compelling, adapting to life’s transitions.

When we can no longer pursue the avocations of our youth, we retain the ability to explore something new that takes us in a different direction. Creativity is not limited to the young and adds exhilaration to life at any age.

Volunteerism forges meaningful connections irrespective of age. We can accomplish greatness not in spite of aging, but because of aging, if we view growing older as an impetus to reinvent ourselves and renew our passions.

To learn about Gramatan Village, visit www.gramatanvillage.org or call 914-337-1338.

Pictured here: Sherry Saturno.

Photo courtesy Gramatan Village

Editor's noteAs a public service, MyhometownBronxville publishes articles from local institutions, officeholders, and individuals. MyhometownBronxville does not fact-check statements therein, and any opinions expressed therein do not necessarily reflect the thinking of its staff.


 
Sherry Saturno of Gramatan Village Heading to Capitol Hill PDF Print Email

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Contributed by Gramatan Village


Mar. 6, 2019:  Gramatan Village's executive director, Sherry Saturno, will be traveling to Capitol Hill on March 7  to meet with senators and other legislators as an advocate and representative of the Academy of Social Work with the National Academies of Practice (NAP).

Sherry is a distinguished practitioner and fellow of NAP, which is a nonpartisan not-for-profit organization that holds Congressional briefings, advises governmental bodies, and holds health care policy forums.

One of the goals of this visit is to convey to legislators how interprofessional collaboration leads to healthier elders with an improved quality of life and how education for policymakers around issues that impact the lives of older adults and their well-being is critical in supporting vibrant communities and empowered aging.

Sherry will also participate in the NAP Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Forum in Pentagon City and discuss the benefits of bringing professionals of different disciplines together to improve the quality of life for older adults across the nation.

Saturno, a clinical social worker and nursing home administrator, was recently designated a national expert in the field of aging by the National Association of Social Workers and named an Ambassador for Columbia University School of Social Work. 

Pictured here: Sherry Saturno.

Photo courtesy Gramatan Village


Editor's noteAs a public service, MyhometownBronxville publishes articles from local institutions, officeholders, and individuals. MyhometownBronxville does not fact-check statements therein, and any opinions expressed therein do not necessarily reflect the thinking of its staff.


 

 
Gramatan Village Launches 'Reimagine Aging' Podcast PDF Print Email

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By Sherry Saturno, Executive Director, Gramatan Village


Feb. 20, 2019:  Gramatan Village is excited to announce that the first episode of its new podcast, Reimagine Aging, is now available on the Gramatan Village website and its YouTube channel.

Podcasts are audio shows that are similar to radio shows, but instead of being broadcast over the airwaves, they are posted online. With podcasts, listeners can tune in to listen whenever it is convenient for them.

The intent of the Reimagine Aging podcast is to provide a new and engaging forum to feature members, community leaders, and volunteers while exploring themes and issues.

The first episode features the winner of Gramatan Village's Gratitude Challenge, Joan Golan, and explores a theme of gratitude and community. Reimagine Aging is co-hosted by Sherry Saturno, executive director of Gramatan Village, and Kathryn Urbina, director of member services & programs.

To listen to the podcast, please click here

Gramatan Village is actively seeking participants of all ages to be featured on its podcast. If you are interested in being a guest on the show, please contact Executive Director Sherry Saturno at 914-337-1338.

Editor's note: As a public service, MyhometownBronxville publishes articles from local institutions, officeholders, and individuals. MyhometownBronxville does not fact-check statements therein, and any opinions expressed therein do not necessarily reflect the thinking of its staff. 

 
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