Written by Gail Speranza, LEC executive director Friday, 27 April 2012 00:00
This Saturday, April 28, two Oyster Bay community organizations will be walking with their constituencies, bringing awareness to their missions, and most importantly celebrating wellness. The Life Enrichment Center will be hosting its 7th Annual Community Wellness Walk and the Oyster Bay Cooperative Preschool (OBCP) will once again be joining us. The OBCP plays an important role in the lives of the members of our adult day care program. Once a month, the 3- and 4-year-old students along with the school’s director, Bev Zembko and her assistants, visit our Day Break program bringing joy and positivity to our members.
This year’s event is especially important to the center as all proceeds will help us to purchase a much needed bus. In addition, the lucky winner of our 50/50 raffle will go home with more than $1,000: that was the amount as of April 19. Many thanks to the Oyster Bay Stop & Shop for allowing members Palma Douglass and Sheila Cisco to sell raffle tickets inside their entranceway.
We’d like to thank the following sponsors for their support of the LEC of OB and belief in our mission: Mill-Max Manufacturing and Oyster Bay Manor/Harbor House (Gold Medal Sponsors); Valley National Bank (Champion Sponsor) and the John Specce Agency-State Farm Insurance, James and Heather Madden and Edward C. Mohlenhoff (Marathon Sponsors). The following contributors made generous in-kind donations: Diane Aerne, Café al Dente, Dr. Scott Cavagnuolo, Christina’s Epicure, Cove Fruit, Kenneth K. Dillenbeck, CPA, Gooseberry Grove, Jaco Transportation, L.I. Festival Caterers, Oyster Bay Stop & Shop and Whole Foods Market.
Registration begins at 9 a.m. followed by a pre-walk warm-up and blood pressure check by one of our nurses. Then we’re off to our 1.5 mile walk through Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park and Beach, West Main Street, South Street and back to the LEC. After the walk, everyone is invited to the center for refreshments including, mini-demos from some of our exercise classes, a post-walk blood pressure check and the drawing of our 50/50 raffle. The registration fee is $20 for adults and $10 for children under 12 years and includes a T-shirt and all of the above mentioned activities. In addition, everyone will have a chance to win one of our three door prizes.
For more information, please call the center at 922-1770 and hope to see you there!
For more information about our day, adult day care or evening programs, services, volunteer opportunities, activities, future events or how to become a member of the Life Enrichment Center at Oyster Bay or our fitness center, please phone us at 922-1770 or visit us on the web at www.lifeenrichment centeroysterbay.org and “like us” on Facebook.com/lifeen richmentcenteroysterbay. The center is located at 45 East Main Street, Oyster Bay and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Wednesday and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays.
Our lunch menu for April 30 to May 4 follows:
April 30: Spinach Lasagna w/Wine Sauce or Turkey on Wheat.
May 1: Herb Roasted Chicken or Tuna on Wheat.
May 2: Hamburger w/Lettuce, Tomato & Pickle or Chicken Salad on Wheat.
May 3: Chicken Quesadilla w/Salsa or Egg Salad on Wheat.
May 4: Kentucky Derby Day: Breaded Catfish w/Potato Salad, Collard Greens, Biscuit and poundcake.
Please note: Lunch is served at noon, Monday through Friday. This is only the partial menu; for the complete meal, please stop by our program office to pick up a menu or view it on our website. All of our lunches are prepared fresh daily and reservations must be made by calling 922-1770 by noon the day before. A suggested donation of $3 is requested; and a diabetic dessert is available upon request.