State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. has partnered with the Queens Center for Excellence to provide an informative presentation on the dangers of problem gambling to the seniors at the Nativity Golden Age Senior Center in Ozone Park on Thursday, April 19.
Program Director at the Queens Center for Excellence, Michael Suarez, will educate those in attendance on what problem gambling is, how to spot problematic behaviors in yourself or a loved one, and what help is available for those suffering from this problem. Following the presentation there will be a short Q & A session so seniors can ask any questions they may have.
“Since seniors can be an at-risk population for problematic gambling practices, especially those who are on a fixed income, I was happy to help bring the Queens Center for Excellence into one of our local senior centers,” Addabbo said. “With the proximity of the Resorts World casino and many senior centers traveling to the casino for day trips, I believe this presentation can help better inform our seniors.”
There will also be a pizza party following the presentation for all seniors in attendance.
The presentation will be held between 12:30 and 1 p.m. on April 19 at the Nativity Golden Age Senior Center, located at 101-19 91st Street, at the corner of 91st Street and Rockaway Boulevard. The senior center is welcoming new members and encourages anyone who is interested in this event to come down and participate.