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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Roosevelt Island Seniors Center Halloween & Fall Decorations Courtesy Of Carter Burden Center For The Aging Macy's Volunteers

Caroline Enjalbert, Assistant Director of Volunteer Services for The Carter Burden Center for the Aging reports:

On Friday, October 14th, over 20 dynamic Macy’s employees


volunteered at the Roosevelt Island Senior Center,


a program of the Carter Burden Center for the Aging. With their help,


the Roosevelt Island Senior Center has been decorated


with a Halloween and Fall theme.

The volunteers also designed creative cards


to be delivered with meals to homebound seniors who live on Roosevelt Island and in the Upper East Side.
Patricia Mays, Director of Development for the Carter Burden Center for the Aging adds:
The Carter Burden Center has enjoyed a robust philanthropic partnership with Macy’s for over ten years. Not only has Macy’s generously contributed financially to the Carter Burden Center mission, it’s volunteers have tirelessly donated thousands of hours in various center activities and initiatives.

Thanks to corporate donors like Macy’s, the Carter Burden Center’s volunteers are able to offer a range of services, such as health workshops that promote wellness to body, mind and spirit, case management and supportive counseling to seniors through the Elder Mistreatment & Abuse Prevention Program, and keeping seniors active through arts programs that engage their creativity and help them learn new skills.

In addition to the Carter Burden Center’s committed staff, last year 3,500 volunteers gave over 31,000 hours of their time so that these programs could thrive. These volunteers help reach many more seniors in a personal way by assisting with grocery deliveries to seniors who are homebound, providing health education and monitoring vital signs, and teaching English as a second language.

On Monday, November 7, 2016, The Carter Burden Center for the Aging will hold its 45th anniversary gala, at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in NYC, with a “Celebrating Volunteerism,” theme honoring Macy’s with the 2016 Business Leadership Award, with Peter Sachse, Macy’s Chief Growth Officer, accepting the award on behalf of Macy’s.”
If you are interested in volunteering with the Carter Burden Center for the Aging Roosevelt Island Senior Center or other Carter Burden programs, check out their web site for more information.

UPDATE 10/21:

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