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Legislator Tubiolo Produces Successful Senior Summer Show

Continuing Bernice Spreckman’s Legacy

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Westchester County Legislator, David Tubiolo, (Yonkers & Mount Vernon) and Mae Carpenter, Director of Senior Services & Programs, diligently secured the necessary funding to ensure the annual “Senior Summer Show” successfully took place this past Thursday, June 29 at the Ukrainian Youth Center.  


Seniors on the Move performed its 30th annual summer show, “The Road to Happy,” with almost 200 seniors in the audience.


“I’m proud to have secured the funding this year and fully intend on securing the funding for the 31st Senior Summer Show next year and the future summer shows to follow! I’m proud to continue Bernice’s legacy of ‘Senior Advocacy,’ said Legislator Tubiolo.


Legislator Tubiolo stated, “my predecessor and mentor Bernice Spreckman founded our wonderful, talent-filled Senior Summer Show, thirty-years ago, to ensure our seniors were kept active, happy, healthy and social, thus preventing “Senior Isolationism.”


Senior isolation is prevalent due to the fact that over 1/3 of all senior citizens live alone. Solidarity increases the risk of mortality, poor mental health, dementia, unhealthy behaviors, depression, elder abuse and causes other detrimental consequences.


“I’m happy and pleased to see our show, perform its 30th year, as well as my successor, David Tubiolo, continuing my legacy of “Senior Advocacy,” in all aspects, keeping seniors active, happy, healthy and social,” said Bernice Spreckman.


Judy Ayres was the Artistic Director, Noel Hart was the Music Director, Barbara Gallo was a Choreographer, Lisa Danehy was the Narrator, Matt Rodriguez was the Stage Manager, David Tubiolo and Bernice Spreckman were both producers.  


“The way to stay young is to keep moving, and it’s much more fun to move while you dance. Our group becomes like a theatre family, working together and supporting each other,” said Judy Ayers.


“It’s always a delightful afternoon, seniors once again prove they still have it, in terms of entertaining each other, putting together a fantastic show and it’s enjoyable for all ages,” said Mae Carpenter.


We thank everyone involved in our 30th Annual Senior Summer Show, with acting, dancing, singing, and watching.  We look forward to an even bigger and better 31st Senior Summer show!

 

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