May is a month of fresh beginnings. Perennials bloom once again, blazing a trail of bright color. May is also when we celebrate Older American’s Month, acknowledging the perennial contributions of older adults to our nation.
Proclaimed as a national observance by President John F. Kennedy in 1963, the month of May provides us an opportunity to honor older Americans and acknowledge their contributions.
Every President since Kennedy has issued a formal proclamation during or before the month of May asking that the entire nation pay tribute in some way to older persons in their communities. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter’s proclamation changed the name to Older Americans Month. Older Americans Month is celebrated across the country through ceremonies, events, fairs, and other such activities.
Seniors, join us at the Islip Public Library throughout the month of May to learn, socialize and have fun!
Senior Fitness classes are held on Wednesdays from 9:30-10:30 am. Have fun and get fit while learning basic weight training and body-toning with Ellyn Seltzer.
Medicare Made Easy for Open Enrollment will be held on Wednesday, May 11 at 7 pm. The basics of Medicare will be be reviewed: supplementary insurance, advantage plans, prescription drug plans, the “donut hole,” eligibility requirements, and enrollment windows. There are frequent changes in Medicare plans and pricing -- attend this program and get informed!
Concert: Just ‘n Time on Sunday May 15 at 2:00 pm. Enjoy this vocal/piano duo featuring music from the past decades. Sing and dance along to some well-known songs with vocals by Richie V. - with Frankie D. on piano.
Living Healthy Series for Older Adults on Fridays from 10:00 am - 12 noon, May 20 - June 24. Put life back in your life during this six-week workshop series that empowers older adults to take charge of chronic conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain, obesity and anxiety.
Vincent DeSantis, a Long Term Care Professional will be at the library on Tuesday, May 24 at 7 pm to discuss various long term care options.
The St. Francis Hospital Mobile Bus, staffed by medical professionals, will be in the Islip Library parking lot on Tuesday, May 31 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm for free health screenings. No registration required.