While always an integral part of the Chabad of the Five Towns’ social, educational, and religious programs, seniors can now proudly participate in a program geared just for them. On November 12, a group of men and women came for the inaugural event, featuring Nassau County Police Officer Robert Chimienti’s presentation “Safety Tips for Seniors.”
Officer Chimienti had the crowd spellbound as he debunked certain ideas, such as relying on the chain lock when in doubt as to who is at the door, and letting a newspaper delivery person know when a vacation is planned. In addition, he gave out informative handouts, including a checklist for how “burglar-proof” a house is. Rabbi Zalman Wolowik, director of Chabad of the Five Towns, presented Officer Chimienti with a certificate of recognition for his presentation to the seniors and for his continuous efforts to keep our community safe.
The seniors mingled before and after the event and it seems many new friendships will be formed. In addition, they enjoyed a delicious brunch. Many thanks go to Rebbetzins Chanie Wolowik and Hadassah Geisinsky for ensuring that Chabad of the Five Towns will host Smile on Seniors every Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., for coordinator Geulah Cunin, and to volunteers Michele Justic and Lisa Pockriss for helping plan the event and make the seniors feel welcome. In the works is a Chanukah party, knitting and crocheting program, games hour, yoga session, and many more informative and entertaining events. Reservations are encouraged but not required. Please call Miriam or Geulah at 516-295-2478 to sign up, learn more, volunteer, or sponsor an event in honor or memory of a loved one. v