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Legislator Tubiolo Praises 49th Annual ‘Salute to Seniors’

Golden Agers Spending Golden Years in Golden Apple

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Westchester County hosted its 49th Annual ‘Salute to Seniors’ this past month at the Westchester County Center in White Plains, NY. The free event for seniors and caregivers included a business expo with more than 90 vendors, a health & wellness fair, live entertainment, dancing and more.


This year’s theme was ‘Age Out Loud’, aimed at giving the aging community a new voice - one that reflects what today’s older adults have to say.


“I’m happy to support another great year of ‘Salute to Seniors’ keeping our seniors active, exercising and healthy, while simultaneously, giving our seniors options of different avenues for health and well-being. It’s our duty to make sure that seniors, who gave us our culture and legacy, are taken care of as best as possible,” said David Tubiolo.


Older Americans Month recognizes, acknowledges and celebrates all of the contributions and accomplishments of older Americans, who are usually from the ‘Baby Boomer’ generation and/or older.


www.westchesterlegislators.com/MediaCenter/2017/2017SaluteToSeniors2.jpgMae Carpenter, Commissioner of the Department of Senior Program & Services (DSP&S) said “We look forward to a fun and educational day as we celebrate Older Americans Month and honor Westchesters’ seniors. Westchester is the frontrunner in providing services and programs that meet the needs of today’s aging community. Healthy aging is a priority and crucial to helping seniors remain independent and continue living in their homes and communities. ‘Salute to Seniors’ is the perfect opportunity for seniors to find the resources and tools to do just that.”


The annual event takes place each May in recognition of Older Americans Month and is sponsored by the Westchester Public/Private Partnership for Aging Services in cooperation with three Westchester County Departments: Senior Programs & Services; Parks, Recreation & Conservation; and Public Works & Transportation. Last year approximately 2,000 seniors attended.


Venues Offered:

  • Live Entertainment - provided by the USO Show Troupe, taking the audience on a sentimental trip down memory lane with music from the 40s and 50s through some of today’s favorites.
  • Business Expo - had more than 90 businesses, organizations and government agencies specializing in products and services for older adults and caregivers were in attendance.
  • Health & Wellness Fair - had 17 health care provides offering strategies for improved health.
  • Fitness Workshops - offered seniors the opportunity to learn new techniques to stay active and healthy.
  • Unclaimed Funds – A representative from the Office of the New York State Comptroller had a booth, where seniors were able to find if the state is holding any unclaimed funds in their names.
  • Reduced Fare Metro-Card Registration – Seniors who were at least 65 years old, were enable seniors to travel at a 50% discount on Westchester County’s Bee-Line Bus System, with free transfers to New York City buses and subways.

 

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