Salute to Senior Service Volunteers

Salute to Senior Service Volunteers

Elmcor's - QICA Volunteers

April 19, 2017 – Outstanding volunteers representing Queens Senior Centers, Adult Day Care Centers and NORC’s (Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities) from throughout the Borough of Queens were honored for their commitment to community service.

These awards are presented each year to recognize the importance of volunteers to sustain essential operations of our older adult centers throughout Queens. These honorees perform a wide range of duties from clerical to administrative functions, as well as kitchen and home-bound meal preparation, blood pressure monitoring, instruction in language arts, computers, Yoga, exercise, and healthcare, etc. (See attachment: Complete list of honorees and their duties.)

Ms. Patima Bhagwandin, Director of Volunteers, Parker Jewish Institute for Healthcare and Rehabilitation was the featured speaker with a presentation on the Value of Volunteering.

An audience made up of nearly 100 family members, workplace colleagues and other guests were present to cheer on each honoree as they were rewarded with a certificate of distinction and a carry bag of gifts and specialty items donated by program sponsor Regal Heights Rehabilitation and Health Care Center and more than seven proprietary aging services organizations.

Founded in 1971, QICA is the only borough-wide coalition of over one hundred senior agencies, organizations, and individuals, providing services to senior adults. Through education, collaboration and advocacy, QICA speak “With One Voice” to City, State, and Federal officials, to improve the quality of life, health and cultural enrichment of older adults.
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Kew Gardens, New York, April 25, 2017 — The Queens Interagency Council on Aging (QICA) honored thirty senior volunteers at its annual Salute to Senior Service Volunteers on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Boulevard, Kew Gardens, NY.