Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray, Senior Councilman Anthony Santino and Councilman James Darcy have secured a $23,000 grant to fund essential services for the Center for Adult Life Enrichment in Hewlett. The grant will bolster programming intended to create a happier and fuller life for senior members of the Five Towns community and surrounding areas.
ldquo;Our township welcomes the opportunity to partner with an outstanding community group that boasts a long-standing tradition of service to our seniors,” commented Supervisor Murray. “Hempstead Town’s strong financial standing enables us to provide integral funding to non profit organizations that need monetary support to sustain the quality and diversity of their programming.”
“Throughout our township there are non profit organizations such as the Center for Adult Life Enrichment that do remarkable work with tight budgets and limited staffing,” stated Senior Councilman Santino. “These non profits are important pieces in the fabric of a community, and Hempstead Town values the opportunity to keep them vital and vibrant.”
The town grant will enable the Center for Adult Life Enrichment to provide members with a rich and varied curriculum of programs, including bridge, book discussion, current events, exercise classes, art, dance, music, computer classes, museum trips and health lectures. Membership in the center is open to all residents of the Five Towns and surrounding areas, who are 55 years of age and older. The group is headquartered at the Carriage House on the campus of Hewlett High School, 37 East Rockaway Road, Hewlett.
Community groups such as the Center for Adult Life Enrichment touch the lives of countless residents and their impact is felt throughout the surrounding area,” concluded Councilman Darcy. “These organizations effect quality of life and they raise public spirit. The Town of Hempstead appreciates the opportunity to support and enhance their programming.”