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Mangano Announces January Activities For Nassau Senior Citizens

County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced today that senior citizens in Nassau will have an opportunity to fill the 2013 New Year with a variety of activities and programs that will be held at senior centers throughout the County. Everything from exercise classes to painting to and an Island Cruise Themed Party are scheduled. Reservations may be required and all participants will be given an opportunity to contribute to the cost of the programs. Fees apply where noted.

On Thursdays, January 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, a Stretch & Flex program will be held at the Freeport Senior Community Service Center in the Salvation Army facility located at 66 Church Street from 9:45 am to 10:45 am. The program is presented by Barrie Miller and Funded by the County’s Office for the Aging.

On Tuesday, January 8, at 11:45 am, the Bay City Ramblers will “Welcome in 2013.” Registration is required. Please call (516) 623-2008.

For those considering a “getaway” from their daily routine, Tony Grant will present an Island Cruise Themed Party on Tuesday, January 22, at 11:15 am also at the Freeport Senior Community Service Center.

Beginning Friday, January 4, and continuing on January 11 and 25, Val Morena will present a painting program at the Herricks Senior Community Service Center at 999 Herricks Road, New Hyde Park at 12:30 pm. Additional information is available by calling the Center at 623-2008.

Patti Mitchell will be demonstrating how to get in shape with a Yoga program on Tuesdays, January 8, 15, 22, and 29 at the Herricks Center beginning at 1:00 pm. The program is funded by the Nassau County Office for the Aging and those interested in attending are urged to call in advance: 623-2008.

Also at the Herricks Center, Carol Hall, R.N. will conduct blood pressure assessments starting at 10:00 am on Tuesday, January 15. The health program is funded by the Nassau County Office for the Aging. Those interested in obtaining a blood pressure assessment should call 623-2008 in advance.

The Jewel Quinn Senior Community Service Center at North Merrick, located at Brookside School, 1260 Meadowbrook Road, will host a trio of health-related programs, all funded by the Nassau County Office for the Aging. On Monday, January 7, 14, and 28, Victoria Smith will present an exercise class at 10:30 am.

Then, on Tuesday, January 22, Carrie-Anne Lorenz, RD, Catholic Charities Commodity Supplement Food Program, will offer a Fundamental Foods & Organic Foods program at 11:00 am.

Also at the Jewel Center in North Merrick, Dr. Cacciabaudo from the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System will present Cardiac Health-Heart Healthy on Thursday, January 24, at 11:00 am. The program is scheduled to begin at 11:00 am.

For information relating to the programs and events at the Jewel Center, please call (516) 571-8675.

The Advisory Council to the Nassau County Office for the Aging invites the public to attend its regular meeting at 10:00 am at 60 Charles Lindbergh Boulevard, Uniondale, on Friday, January 11. For additional information and directions, please call 227-8944.

In cooperation with the Shelter Rock Public Library, the Nassau County Office for the Aging is hosting a support group that is specifically targeted to respond to the needs of caregivers of older persons on Tuesday, January 15, from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. The Library is located at 165 Searingtown Road in Albertson. The group will be led by Sari Flesch A.A., B.A., support group facilitator. Meetings are open to residents of Nassau County and will be subsequently held on the third Tuesday of each month thereafter. Those interested in attending should call (516) 227-8945 for additional information.