LEWISBORO LEDGER: BALL VISITS LOCAL SENIORS

 

    State Senator Greg Ball, 40th District, paid a visit to the Lewisboro Senior Adults group at the South Salem firehouse for some coffee, cake, and to talk about some of the issues the senior community in the area is coping with, on Wednesday, Feb. 8.

    The group meets on Wednesdays from 10 to 3, at the South Salem firehouse, a space being provided by the South Salem Board of Fire Commissioners, given that the group does not yet have its own social space.

    “It’s critical during the tough economy to keep a finger on the pulse of what’s happening with these groups,” Sen. Ball said. “I am working to secure needed funding for meal programs and senior programs throughout the district, I’m fighting to freeze school taxes for seniors and constantly working to support the concerns of individual constituents throughout my district.”

    The Lewisboro Senior Adults Group was organized in 1966 and is now headed by Senior Adults Director Pamela Veith and the executive board. Ms. Veith and the board provide for senior programming, which includes special holiday luncheons; card and table games; gardening tips from growers from a local nursery; and professional entertainment as well as entertainment from the center’s very own “Over-the-Hill Players and Singers.” A separate book group and a knitting group also meet monthly at the center. Medicare updates are also provided.

    The center also offers eight to nine day trips per year on a coach bus. Past events include a shopping trip to Arthur Avenue in the Bronx; trips to The Discovery Museum at Times Square, the Westchester Broadway Theatre, and the Big Apple Circus; and a visit to the Mohunk Mountain House.

    To join the group, access the “white bus” service, or request a newsletter on the services and activities mentioned, call the Lewisboro Parks & Recreation Department: 232-6162. (ARTICLE)