July 2012

Help Grandparents Provide Back-to-School Supplies

July 31, 2012 - 19:02

Grandparents who are raising grandchildren are already looking ahead to September, when they will need to find a way to pay for back-to-school supplies. You can help ease their minds.

Through donations, the Grandparents Coalition of Westchester County’s Department of Senior Programs and Services (DSPS) will help provide a student being raised by a grandparent with new notebooks, pens and other basic tools of learning.

There are some 4,740 grandparents in Westchester County who have sole responsibility for raising their grandchildren. Many of them receive little or no subsidies for their grandchildren, and often have left retirement and returned to work to provide for them. Some must hold down two jobs to meet expenses, and even then skimp on their own personal and medical needs to put any money toward back-to-school supplies.

Monroe Should Practice What They Say They'll Preach

July 31, 2012 - 17:57

The news concerning the two new Masters programs for Monroe are unsettling. This institution founded in 1933 as essentially an entry level business skills school has come a long way and now we see a college with something over 2,250 or so students, having developed two Masters programs; one an MS and the other, an MBA.

The temptation to discuss its place in the academic community is almost overwhelming, but I can understand and appreciate the feelings that young students from our poorer and middle class populations, wanting, perhaps even needing a higher education. On that note, perhaps the leadership of this small private for profit school will reach develop in accordance with what it has stated.... graduates will master the "challenges and opportunities unique to urban communities around the globe and apply learning and research to make a positive impact."

Well, that is a tad strong for a school currently rated 46.6, and ranked 188th according to the website, State University.Com. You can check this out for yourself --- not so highly regarded academically in New York State and I could not find even a reference or rating for Monroe in the U.S. News and World Report.

Westchester County Project Lifesaver Open Enrollment

July 31, 2012 - 16:29

Project Lifesaver, a free program that uses special technology to safely locate seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia who wander from their homes, will host an open enrollment from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 17 at the Yorktown Community and Cultural Center, 1974 Commerce St., Yorktown.

‘Lifesaver’ program helps to find seniors with Alzheimer’s who wander

Through Project Lifesaver, seniors are fitted with special radio-frequency bracelets. Then, should they wander away from their homes, specifically trained and equipped police from the county Department of Public Safety can find them using the radio signals that the bracelets transmit.

To be eligible for Project Lifesaver, a senior must live in Westchester, be dependent upon the person they live with and have a tendency to wander. A limited number of bracelets are still available.

Julia F. Carey (1920 - 2012)

July 31, 2012 - 16:25

Julia F. Carey, a longtime resident of New Rochelle, died on July 28, 2012. She was 92. Julia was born on June 7, 1920 in NYC to the late Thomas and Julia (Callahan) Ryan. She worked for many years as a Librarian for the New York City Public Library.She is survived by her son John Carey and his wife Patricia; her two grandchildren Catherine and Kevin and several nieces and nephewsVisiting hours will be Tuesday 5-8 pm at Lloyd Maxcy & Sons Beauchamp Chapel Inc., 16 Shea Pl., New Rochelle. A funeral scheduled for Wednesday 11am at The Holy Rosary Chapel at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery where the interment will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dominican Sisters of Sparkill, 175 Route 340 Sparkill, NY10976-10470

Jeanne M. McKay (1927 - 2012)

July 31, 2012 - 16:23

McKay, Jeanne M.Jeanne M. McKay, a resident of New Rochelle, died peacefully surrounded by her children, on July 27, 2012. She was 84.Jeanne was born on August 9, 1927 in the Bronx to the late Andrew and Hannah (Warneke) Peirce. Jeanne was an amazing bowler in her younger days, winning many trophies. She also enjoyed playing cards and bingo with her friends.She is survived by her children: Joanne Schroeder, Barbara Ruggeri, William C. McKay, Carol Russo; 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; her brother Andrew Peirce of Hopewell Junction. Visiting hours will be Monday 2-4 & 7-9pm at Lloyd Maxcy & Sons Beauchamp Chapel Inc., 16 Shea Pl., New Rochelle. A funeral Mass is scheduled for Tuesday 9:30 am at Blessed Sacrament Church. Cremation will follow at Ferncliff Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made Hospice & Palliative Care of Westchester 311 North Street, Suite 204, White Plains NY 10605.

Music And Dance From China To Be Featured At Library’s Family Program

July 31, 2012 - 08:38

N y chinese cultural ctr new york nyA rich kaleidoscope of dance pieces from different ethnic regions of China will be performed by members of the New York Chinese Cultural Center on Tuesday, July 31st, at 7:00 pm, as part of the library’s 29th annual International Music and Dance series. Dressed in full, traditional Chinese costumes, the dancers will perform “China Patterns”, a fun and engaging program that includes the Ribbon Dance, Sword Dance, Tibetan Dance and more. The free program is appropriate for all ages.