FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 31, 2017
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Town Honors Remarkable Seniors at Two-Day Recognition Event
North Hempstead, NY –On May 23 and 24, Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth and members of the Town Board honored 29 seniors from across North Hempstead at the 45th Annual Senior Recognition Luncheon. The seniors were honored for outstanding service to their communities and for their work with various senior groups. Hundreds of the Town’s senior residents attended the event, which was held at Harbor Links Golf Course in Port Washington.
“We have so many wonderful seniors to recognize here in the Town of North Hempstead, that we needed to expand our Senior Recognition Event to two days,” said Supervisor Bosworth. “This speaks volumes about the vast number of remarkable seniors who dedicate so much of their time to serving others. Each and every one of our honorees serves as a role model for all of us.”
Supervisor Bosworth also referenced the Town’s Project Independence program as one way that the Town provides a much-needed service to its seniors and their families.
“Services like Project Independence enable our seniors to maintain the quality the life that they deserve so that they can remain in their homes and live life to its fullest,” she said.
Elected officials in attendance over the two-day event included Council Member Viviana Russell, Council Member Peter Zuckerman, Council Member Angelo Ferrara, Council Member Anna Kaplan, Council Member Lee Seeman, Council Member Dina De Giorgio, and Town Clerk Wayne Wink.
Below are the honorees and the groups that nominated them, listed alphabetically:
• Barbara Afonso (Williston Park Seniors)
• Molly Azzolini (Mineola Golden Age Club)
• Sylvia Baines (Magnolia Gardens)
• Mary Ann Busa (Cellini Lodge #2206 Sons of Italy in America)
• Dominick & Zina Campanale (Leisure Club of Greater New Hyde Park)
• Prabha Chandra (Herricks Indo-US Milan Group)
• Roberta Cione (Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center)
• Giuseppe (Joe) Ciotoli (John Michael Marino Lodge Sons of Italy in America)
• Frances Dolan (Knights of Columbus New Hyde Park Council 2852)
• Edith Hall (Port Washington Senior Center)
• John T. Heslin (Carle Place Senior Citizens)
• Mother Paris Hubbard (First Baptist Cathedral of Westbury)
• Abdul Basir Kazi (Islamic Center of Long Island)
• Kabiruddin Lakhani (His Highness Prince Karim Agakhan, Shia Imami Council for the Northeastern United States)
• Zubeida Lunat (Islamic Center of Long Island)
• Natalie Mansbach (Michael Koblenz, Mayor of East Hills)
• Linda Meeth (AARP #3983)
• Shahrzad Moadel (Great Neck Social Center)
• Kathy Morello (Leisure Club of Mineola, Inc.)
• Padmavati Parmar (Herricks Indo-US Milan Group)
• Jeanne Pulver (North Shore University Hospital Volunteer Services)
• Rita Ruffini (Herricks Leisure Club)
• Lola Silvestri (EAC Network - Port Washington Senior Community Service Center)
• Tina Slattery (Herricks Senior Community Service Center)
• Stanley D. Stern (Michael Koblenz, Mayor of East Hills)
• John Thomas (AARP NHP Village Chapter 5183)
• Sean Trainor (Irish American Society)
• Catherine Wu (North Shore University Hospital Volunteer Services)
• Yi Tao Yang (Joy Fu Senior Club)
(Top Row, L to R): Council Member Lee Seeman, Council Member Viviana Russell, Council Member Peter Zuckerman, Council Member Dina De Giorgio, Council Member Angelo Ferrara, Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Town Clerk Wayne Wink Jr., Padmavati Parmar, Kathy Morello, Council Member Anna Kaplan. (Bottom Row, L to R): Jeanne Pulver, Catherine Wu, Roberta Cione, Mother Paris Hubbard, Barbara Afonso, Frances Dolan, Sylvia Banes, Linda Meeth, Prabha Chandra, Kabiruddin Lakhani.
(Top Row, L to R): Sean Trainor, Giuseppe Ciotoli, John Heslin, Coucil Member Lee Seeman, Council Member Angelo Ferrara, Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Town Clerk Wayne Wink Jr., Council Member Peter Zuckerman, Council Member Anna Kaplan, Zubeida Lunat, Abdul Basir Kazi. (Bottom Row, L to R): Natalie Mansbach, John Thomas, Yi Tao Yang, Lola Silvestri, Tina Slattery, Mary Ann Busa, Shahrzad Moadel, Rita Ruffini, Edith Hall.