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Win Free Parking in Bronxville for a Year; Buy Senior Citizens Council Tickets for Parking Raffle PDF Print Email

By J. Murrer, Senior Citizens Council

May 6, 2015:  Don't miss out on a chance to win free parking in Bronxville for a year.

The Senior Citizens Council is holding its annual parking raffle from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on the first three Fridays and Saturdays of May. Tables will be set up on Pondfield Road outside Citibank and Topps Wine and Liquor.

The coveted prize is access to free parking at any metered space in the village (except handicapped-parking spaces). Starting July 1, if you are the lucky winner, you can park in a different space every time you are in the village--including the train station. The Village of Bronxville has generously donated the space.

The drawing will take place during Memorial Day weekend. You need not be present to win. Tickets are $3.00 each, $5.00 for two, and $15.00 for a book of six.

Raffle proceeds support the Senior Citizens Council, the parent organization that oversees the Bronxville and Tuckahoe senior centers. The programs offered to over 500 members at the centers are essential in maintaining and enriching the members' quality of life.

Pictured here (L to R):  Kathleen Winter and Cathy Hurley, co-chairs of the Senior Citizens Council parking raffle.

Photo by J. Murrer

'Trinkets and Treasures' Fundraiser to Benefit Bronxville Senior Citizens on Tuesday, November 25, at The Reformed Church PDF Print Email

Written by Karla Diserens, Director, Bronxville Senior Citizens

Nov. 19, 2014: The "Trinkets and Treasures" fundraiser to benefit the Bronxville Senior Citizens will take place on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

It will be held in Congregational Hall at The Reformed Church of Bronxville and can be entered at the corner of Midland Avenue and Kraft Avenue across from the Bronxville fire station.

Items on sale include jewelry galore, holiday ornaments, small gift items, vintage glassware and linens, toys, accessories, household items, art, gadgets, and much, much more.

Great prices! Something for everyone.

Pictured here: Members of Bronxville Senior Citizens at work at a "Trinkets and Treasures" fundraiser.

Photo courtesy Karla Diserens, Director, Bronxville Senior Citizens

Gramatan Village Welcomes Two New Board Members PDF Print Email

Written by Liz Folberth, Member, Gramatan Village Board of Directors

Oct. 29, 2014: "We are thrilled to announce that Tracy Lilly and Barbara White have joined the Gramatan Village Board of Directors," said Kerry Walsh, president of the board. "Both Tracy and Barbara bring a wealth of expertise and talent to Gramatan Village and, most importantly, they are committed to our mission of helping older adults in our community continue to live confidently at home."

Tracy Lilly was born and raised in New York City and lived in Saint Paul, Minnesota, before moving to Bronxville 11 years ago with her husband, Jim, and three sons, now graduates of The Bronxville School. She was actively involved in the school, serving on various committees on both the Middle and High School Councils, and was a board member of The Bronxville School Foundation, where she chaired the development committee. Tracy was treasurer of the Bronxville Beautification Council and has been an evaluator for The Community Fund for the past two years. She was co-chair, with Carol Godfrey, of this year's May Magic, Gramatan Village's spring fundraiser.

Barbara White has lived in Bronxville since 1966. She taught in Ossining, New York, before joining The Bronxville School, first as a substitute teacher from 1970 to 1980 and then teaching Discovery Lab full-time from 1980 until 2006. She has served on the mayor's citizen advisory board, she served two terms on the Bronxville Adult School Board (as curriculum co-chair and member of the executive board), and she is a long-term member of the board of directors of the Standish-Cabot Apartments. Barbara has been involved with SoundWaters (an environmental organization in Stamford, Connecticut) since 1989 and volunteers with Destination College in Mount Vernon High School. She is currently serving on Gramatan Village's membership and program committees. Barbara, whose husband died in 2005, has two children and is the proud grandmother of six, ranging in age from 16 years to 16 months.

Pictured here: Tracy Lilly (L) and Barbara White.

Photo courtesy Liz Folberth, Member, Gramatan Village Board of Directors

Second Annual 'Salute to Seniors Day' to Be Celebrated Saturday, September 27 PDF Print Email

Written by Julie Dalton, Executive Director, Gramatan Village

Sep. 24, 2014: Bronxville will celebrate its second annual Salute to Seniors Day on Saturday, September 27--the culmination of Active Aging Week (September 21 to September 27), a week filled with events specifically designed for seniors.

The daylong celebration of our older neighbors is cosponsored by the Senior Citizens Council, Gramatan Village, and Bronxville Senior Citizens, with support from NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and the Bronxville Rotary Club.

The festivities will begin at 10:00 am on Saturday on the front lawn of the Bronxville High School. Community organizations will have informational tables on Pondfield Road and many local businesses and restaurants will be offering "silver" discounts and specials for seniors. In the afternoon, the Bronxville Library will welcome all to a performance by Elvis tribute artist Dino Bravo.

The International Council on Active Aging (ICAA), the initiator of Active Aging Week, is dedicated to changing society's perception of aging. ICAA's mission is to improve the quality of life for older adults in our communities within the seven dimensions of wellness (emotional, vocational, physical, spiritual, intellectual, social, and environmental).

Since 2001, ICAA has been a forum for research to document how people can significantly improve the quality of their later years by staying active and fully engaged in life. Active Aging Week is an initiative designed to raise awareness and is now celebrated each year during the last week of September in the United States and Canada. Active Aging Week activities are free and emphasize fun, camaraderie, and education. This year Active Aging Week's theme is "Let the Adventure Begin!"

During Active Aging Week, older adults are encouraged to stay physically and intellectually active. Even ten minutes of physical activity three times a day/five days a week can offer long-term health benefits. Taking a course, learning a new activity, and joining with others for social interactions are all good habits to develop as we age. Staying connected to the community in meaningful ways prevents social isolation.

All are welcome to join this special day for our older friends and neighbors.

For more information on Salute to Seniors, email CLOAKING .

Pictured here: Bronxville seniors Mary and Bill Turino and Marian Moore.

Photo courtesy Julie Dalton, Executive Director, Gramatan Village

Bronxville and Tuckahoe Seniors to Celebrate Active Aging Week September 23 to September 27: Free and Open to All PDF Print Email

Written by Karla Diserens and Marjorie MacAllister

Sep. 17, 2014:  Senior Centers in Bronxville and Tuckahoe will celebrate Active Aging Week during the last week of September with a variety of free activities open to the public. 

On Saturday, September 27,Bronxville's second annual Salute to Seniors Day will begin at 10:00 am on the lawn of The Bronxville School. Community organizations will have informational tables set up on Pondfield Road, and many local businesses will be offering "silver" discounts and specials for seniors.

The Bronxville Public Library will present a performance by Elvis tribute artist Dino Bravo at 2:00 pm.

This daylong celebration of our older neighbors is co-sponsored by the Senior Citizens Council, Bronxville Senior Citizens, and Gramatan Village, with support from the Village of Bronxville, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, The Community Fund, and the Bronxville Rotary. For more information, email CLOAKING

In addition, on Tuesday, September 23, and Thursday, September 25, anyone 55+ is invited to be a Bronxville senior for the week and attend bridge class on September 23 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am; exercise classes on Tuesday the 23rd and Thursday the 25th from 11:45 am to 12:30 pm; and tai chi on Thursday, September 25, from 10:30 am to 11:30 am. All of these programs are free and open to the public and will be held in the Edwards Room of The Reformed Church of Bronxville.

In addition, Bronxville Seniors will present a special program at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, September 23, by Robert Riggs and Marilynn Hill on Alexander Masterton and the famous Tuckahoe marble. Light refreshments will follow. Then at 2:30 pm, there will be a half-hour class of Zumba Gold, exercising to music. On Thursday morning, September 25, at 9:15 am, there will be a book discussion of humorist Roger Rosenblatt's Rules for Aging. These programs also will be held in the Edwards Room of The Reformed Church.

The Tuckahoe Senior Center is hosting a patriotic music program presented by Lu Gmoser on Thursday, September 18. On Tuesday, September 23, at 1:00 pm, there will be a Mediterranean Feast cooking demo with Chef Tina, co-sponsored by Gramatan Village. Both programs are free and open to the public and will be held at Father Fata Hall, Annunciation Church, Tuckahoe.

Pictured here:  Bronxville Senior Citizens practicing Zumba Gold. 

Photo by J. Murrer

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