06 Jul Senior Day in the Park
On Wednesday, June 30th, Friends for Life hosted a long-awaited special event at Marjorie Post Park. We invited the members from our local senior centers to join us for a “Senior Day in the Park”. Due to Covid, Senior Centers in our community have been closed for almost a year and a half! After so much time in isolation and missing socializing with their friends, we celebrated New York re-opening and enjoyed being be back together! Over 250 seniors from our community joined us for food, live music and an afternoon of fun.
Broadway Gourmet barbequed burgers, chicken and hot dogs with lots of delicious side dishes. We had plenty of fresh watermelon as well as Ralph’s Italian Ices for all to enjoy!
Adding to the fun was a pianist and singer, which led to lots of dancing! There were also raffles the seniors could enter for the chance to win 16 amazing prizes- all donated and sponsored by local businesses.
Although it was a hot and sunny day, we were lucky enough to have a spot with plenty of shade under the trees and a nice breeze. It was amazing to see so many smiling faces, enjoying themselves and reuniting with each other. This is one step closer to being back to normal. We look forward to many more events together again!