Written by Ralph V. Suozzi Friday, 03 May 2013 00:00
On Saturday, May 11, the City of Glen Cove will hold its 7th Annual Senior Recognition Day. All are invited to join seniors and their families for a wonderful celebration in downtown Village Square from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (In case of rain, the event will be held at the Glen Cove Senior Center, located at 130 Glen Street.)
In 2007, my administration established this event to recognize the vast contributions made by the senior citizen population over the years and to say thank you to some of the city’s most valuable and active participants.
Senior Recognition Day is sponsored by the City of Glen Cove, the Glen Cove Senior Center, the Downtown BID and the city’s assisted living and nursing care facilities. The day will provide the opportunity for seniors to visit a wide variety of vendors offering informational and educational services. Afternoon activities will feature a free concert by the Les Stanco Group and the Glen Cove Senior Center’s own “Golden Voices” Choral Group. More than 100 seniors along with their families, friends and neighbors are expected to participate in the activities of the day. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Glen Cove Sage Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to enhancing services for the senior community.
Our community is fortunate to have such a vibrant and active senior population who are supported by their families, our own Glen Cove Senior Center and the excellent senior living facilities within our community. I am especially pleased to be recognizing this year’s honorees. In honor of Senior Day’s 7th Annual Celebration, the Senior Day Committee is proud to recognize Judy Imerti with the prestigious “Lifetime Service Award” for her extraordinary contributions over the years. In addition, the 2013 recipient of the Award for Service and Dedication to the Senior Community is Jean Quartarolo. They are truly gifts to the City of Glen Cove and I am proud to honor them.
On Sunday, May 12, we pause to say thank you to mothers everywhere but most importantly to our own moms. Mother’s Day takes on somewhat different meanings in different parts of the world and on different days but here in the good old USA it is a beautiful day of appreciation and thanks that recognizes mothers, motherhood and maternal bonds. Mother’s Day is a time of commemoration and celebration, so on this Mother’s Day I wish all mothers, grandmothers, potential mothers and all women who care for their families a very special day and say thank you.
To my own mom, my mother-in-law and to my wife, Jane, thank you for the love you show our families, children and grandchildren every day. I am forever grateful to each of you.