Thursday, October 8, 2009

High School Volunteers

Our center welcomes 3 high school community service volunteers this fall! Farah Reza, Jane Abeuova and Joe Santangelo are students at Leon M. Goldstein High School for the Sciences. They are helping to decorate the center and designing arts and crafts projects for our seniors.

This summer we had 3 additional high school volunteers. Dawa Sherpa and Christine Altheim both served as computer instructors for our lab and also updated our databases. Tamar Davis worked with our members on arts & crafts projects. We are very appreciative of their help to our center!

AARP Bulletin

Dorchester Senior Center got a mention in the October 2009 issue of AARP Bulletin! The blurb talks about how Brooklyn senior centers have participated in a pilot program to use NYC school buses for food shopping trips. At Dorchester, we have used school buses to go to Trader Joe's, the Union Square Green Market, and food stores in areas such as Brighton Beach, Rego Park and Staten Island. Our next trip in November is to the Chinese Market area in Brooklyn!