J1280

Honoring Dr. Cyd Charrow, DSW, upon the occasion of her designation for special recognition by the Friends of Senior Services, Inc.

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  • 15 / Apr / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 17 / Apr / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 17 / Apr / 2013
    • ADOPTED

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Dr. Cyd Charrow, DSW, upon the occasion
of her designation for special recognition by the Friends of Senior
Services, Inc. on April 27, 2013

WHEREAS, It is the practice of this Legislative Body to recognize that
the quality and character of life in the communities across New York
State are reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of those
individuals who devote themselves to the welfare of the community and
its citizenry; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Dr.
Cyd Charrow, DSW, upon the occasion of her designation for special
recognition by the Friends of Senior Services, Inc. at its 2013 Monte
Carlo Night to be held at the Sandel Senior Center on Saturday, April
27, 2013; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Cyd Charrow, DSW, Director of Rockville Centre Department
of Senior Services, has given not only of her time and energies but also
of her competence, intelligence and leadership and consequently has been
designated as the 2013 Monte Carlo Night Honoree; and
WHEREAS, Friends of Senior Services, Inc. (FOSSI) is an advocate
organization dedicated to providing an articulate and unified voice for
the seniors of Rockville Centre and the surrounding communities; and
WHEREAS, Under 28 years of the dedicated leadership of Dr. Cyd Char-
row, the Rockville Centre Department of Senior Services has experienced
tremendous growth and success; and
WHEREAS, Today the Sandel Center serves unprecedented numbers of older
adults with a variety of educational programs, physical fitness, volun-
teer and recreational opportunities; and
WHEREAS, A recognized model in the provision of services for senior
citizens, the Sandel Center is widely known as a "Gold Standard", often
copied, but never equaled by other municipalities; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Cyd Charrow's efforts were nationally recognized in 2002;
the Sandel Center became the first Senior Center on Long Island, and the
85th in the country to achieve the prestigious designation of Accredi-
tation by the National Council on Aging and the National Institute of
Senior Centers; and
WHEREAS, During her tenure, Dr. Cyd Charrow has earned multiple awards
and recognitions for exemplary programming and her tireless work in the
promotion of "Vital Aging"; she embodies that concept as well, with a
life dedicated to health, exercise, continued educational pursuits and
self improvement; and
WHEREAS, This remarkable woman's enthusiasm and positive attitude
continue to inspire Sandel Center members and its devoted staff to be on
the cutting edge of the field of Senior Services; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of her community service, a
period of constructive involvement, Dr. Cyd Charrow has stood constant
in dignity, good grace and humor; and
WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which Dr. Cyd Charrow has displayed
throughout her life; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that those who
enhance the wellbeing and vitality of their community and have shown a
long and sustained commitment to excellence certainly have earned the
recognition and applause of all the citizens of this great Empire State;
now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Dr. Cyd Charrow, DSW, upon the occasion of her designation for

special recognition by the Friends of Senior Services, Inc.; and be it
further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Dr. Cyd Charrow.

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