45 Years Of Service At A Center Our Seniors Call Home

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The Life Enrichment Center at Oyster Bay

From left: Deputy Commissioner-Debbie Pugliese, Board President-Susan Peterson, and Executive Director-Judy Palumbo.

The Life Enrichment Center at Oyster Bay held a special luncheon to commemorate its 45th anniversary.  The Center has over the years enhanced the lives of thousands of seniors through providing a social outlet, health and wellness programs, nutritious meals, and social services. Life Enrichment Center members, staff, board, and friends of the community attended the momentous occasion.  A special meal was prepared by the Center’s own Chef Anthony along with his staff and wonderful team of kitchen volunteers.

Members and staff spoke from experience, taking guests down memory lane.  They reminisced about the Center’s humble beginnings in 1977 as the Doubleday Babcock Senior Center, their 1998 move to the current facility and their name change to the Life Enrichment Center in 2011.

Members Emily and Dan McGowan with Executive Director Judy Palumbo (center).

Executive Director Judy Palumbo spoke about the history and read a heart-felt letter from former Board President Angela Koenig, reciting her passion to create a suitable place for seniors to find community and services.  Current Board President Susan Peterson expressed heartfelt thanks to the founders, seniors, friends, and members of the community, past and present, whose support has made the Life Enrichment Center such a fabulous resource for seniors.

Mary DiSario speaks of how the Day Break program was founded.

The newly appointed Nassau County Deputy Commissioner of Human Services, Debbie Pugliese, presented The Center with a special citation to commemorate the day.

The Life Enrichment Center at Oyster Bay has provided senior citizens with comprehensive social services, nutritious lunches, transportation, wellness and fitness classes and entertaining activities.

An Adult Day Care program the Center addresses the needs of the frail and memory impaired.  Additionally, fitness and social activities are offered.

Member Betty Jo Spyropulos grabs lunch during the party.
(Photos courtesy of the Life Enrichment Center at Oyster Bay)

 

For detailed schedules of the Center’s daily programs, upcoming special events or to learn more about services the Center offers call 516-922-1770, email info@Lecob.org  or visit www.Lecob.org.

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