Roy Reuther Senior Center Celebrates 10th Anniversary
The center, which is funded by the New York City Department for the Aging, provides residents of the area with various activities such as parties, trips to museums and shows, discussion groups, arts and crafts, yoga and dance, according to Sydney Lombardi, the center's director.
"We average about 120 people a day, and you don't have to live here [at Roy Reuther Houses] to attend," said Lombardi.
Among those attending the celebration was Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer, who presented the center with a citation from the State Assembly in recognition of the day.
"The senior center is good for socialization, [provides you] with good food and keeps you healthy," said Pheffer, who was credited by several speakers as having played a large role in the relocation of the center to Roy Reuther Houses ten years ago.
Robert Weber, the director of group services at JASA said, "This should be a model for all senior centers in New York City. There aren't many where you could look out and see the Atlantic Ocean from your dining room. I wish we could replicate this place in a lot of our centers throughout the city."
Anyone who is interested in more information about the senior center may call (718) 471-3110.