50+ ... And Making a Difference
Jun 2, 2012, 11:36 a.m.
Nassau County Senior Citizen of the Year, Herman Eli Soblic
Herman Eli Soblick of Franklin Square, has been chosen as Nassau County Senior Citizen of the Year for 2012. Soblick, a former high school teacher and Assistant Principal, has spent countless volunteer hours working with and on behalf of Nassau County’s youth and today is a tireless volunteer for his local senior citizen organization. He is a patriot who served his nation with honor and continues to serve fellow veterans in need at St. Albans Veterans Hospital. He and his wife Doris are members of the Franklin Square Senior Center. Both are also active members of the Elmont East End Civic Club and the AARP Elmont Chapter #5232, which submitted the Senior Citizen of the Year application on his behalf.
Dolores Stewart – Oyster Bay Senior of the Year
Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto (2nd from left,) Town Councilwoman Rebecca Alesia (2nd from right,) Town Clerk Steve Labriola (far left) and Town Receiver of Taxes James J. Stefanich (far right) recently attended the Town’s Annual “Salute to Seniors” Luncheon, held at the Woodbury Country Club. At the event, Dolores Stewart (seated) was honored as the Town of Oyster Bay 2012 Senior of the Year, joined here by her daughter, Regina Stewart (3rd from left,) her son-in-law Geary Platt (center, standing,) and her boyfriend, Herb Smith (3rd from right.)
Lorraine Sciulli Named 2012 Woman of Distinction
NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., announced that his selection for this year’s “Woman of Distinction” from his Queens district is Lorraine Sciulli, a Middle Village civic activist who received that special recognition from the NYS Senate at a May 15, 2012 Albany ceremony. Each of the 62 Senators’ honorees from throughout the state is now part of a special exhibit comprising their photos and biographies and proclaiming the contributions of such exemplary New York women. of the honor. Senator Addabbo is also offering the complete, online 2012 Women of Distinction exhibit through his Senate website, www.addabbo.nysenate.gov.
Bob Casey — Suffolk Senior Citizen of the Year
Bob Casey, a resident of Selden, has been chosen “Senior Citizen of the Year 2012” by the Suffolk County Office for the Aging Advisory Council. Bob, a volunteer with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Suffolk County (www.rsvpsuffolk.org) has been volunteering at four different organizations since 1998. He has given over 6000 hours of service and commitment to his varied volunteer tasks. Bob was honored at a luncheon at Villa Lombardi’s in Holbrook on May 17.
DeMeo Earns Woman of Distinction Award
Cutchogue’s Toni DeMeo , 89 years young, a tireless community volunteer and leader has been selected as the First Senatorial District’s Woman of Distinction for 2012.
Toni currently serves as a volunteer and director of volunteers, a position she has held since 1995 at Greenport’s Eastern Long Island Hospital (ELIH). She also serves as the Chairperson of Volunteer Service and is responsible for day-to-day scheduling, recruitment, interviewing, position assignment and overall supervision and training for all hospital volunteers.
Peter Cann, a long-time Huntington Station resident who gives selflessly of his time to make the community and all of Suffolk County a nicer place for his fellow seniors and neighbors, was recently honored by Suffolk County Legislator Lou D’Amaro (D-Huntington Station) as District 17’s 2012 Senior Citizen of the Year. As an active volunteer for SeniorNet Long Island since 1999, Peter Cann has been an integral part of the success of the non-profit organization that provides free computer classes and training for senior citizens, teaching them how to approach, navigate and master the ever-evolving information highway. He volunteers more than 500 hours a year, as a technical expert and coach, and has actively served on the SeniorNet Board of Directors for more than 12 years. In the picture: Peter Cann of Huntington Station receives a Proclamation from Suffolk Legislator Lou D’Amaro as District 17’s 2012 Senior Citizen of the Year, joined by SeniorNet Co-Director Slava Vero (left) and his wife Genevieve.