Golden Age Center

Thermo Fisher Scientific Visit

    Our friends from Thermo Fisher Scientific volunteered their time at the Golden Age Center to serve all members their delicious lunch of Breaded Chicken Cutlets, Scalloped Potatoes, and Mixed Vegetables. What a wonderful treat for all members to enjoy! Our friends from Thermo Fisher spent time socializing and getting to know our members, brought a gift to each member, and spent the afternoon running special Bingo games, complete with prizes for all to get the chance to win. Special thanks to Juliet from Thermo Fisher for organizing the volunteers and for putting together such a wonderful day for us all. Thank you, Thermo Fisher!

Songwriter Carolyn Laskay

Carolyn Laskay with her music. - Photos by Mary Stewart
   Golden Age Center member Carolyn Laskay came to Grand Island in 1957. She loved her new home and in 1991, decided to put down on paper her feelings for this island she now lived on. The song and lyrics she penned came to life on Wednesday night, April 27th, when she was honored by having her composition, "Our Grand Island", included in the Kaegebein School spring concert program. Carolyn's mother, Twila O'Malley, was also into music and started the Golden Age Center's chorale in the 1980's. The GAC held their potluck dinner the night of the concert and many members attended.

Flowers From an Angel

   A special angel and special friend of the Golden Age Center brightened up our tables with these beautiful, springtime arrangements! These blossoms smell so fragrant and make our Dining Room look as if it's full of sunshine! A special thank you goes out to our special friend for his or her love and kindness. Your kindness put smiles on to the faces of our members!

Certificate of Appreciation for Tammy Violanti

From left: Council members Chris Aronica, Ray Billica, Tammy Violanti, Council members Bev Kinney & Mike Madigan, Supervisor Nate McMurray.
    In recognition of her service to the members of the Golden Age Center since June 2007, always willing to go above and beyond to secure the safety of our senior citizens, Tammy exemplifies the ideal, caring employee. She walks frail seniors to and from the van when necessary to ensure they arrive home safely. If there is no response when she arrives at a scheduled stop, she takes the time to call the Golden Age Center so a call can be made to check on the resident. Twice, this dedication has proven life-saving when residents were unable to come out to the door because they needed medical attention. Thank you, Tammy, for being compassionate and for going out of your way to take care of our senior citizens.

GAC Director Barbara Gannon Celebrates 15th Anniversary

    A picture is worth a thousand words...join us in celebrating such a WONDERFUL milestone with our Director, Barbara Gannon, at the Golden Age Center. Barbara, pictured here, celebrated her 15th Anniversary as Director of the Golden Age Center. Barbara was presented this plate of cookies, specially made by our former Town Supervisor Mary Cooke, to help her celebrate this milestone anniversary. Members of the Golden Age Center enjoyed these cookies with ice cream with Barbara. Congratulations, Barbara! Thank you for your continued service that you give to the Grand Island community!

GAC Celebrates Easter Holiday

Photos by Mary Stewart
   The Golden Age Center celebrated Good Friday and the Easter holiday on Friday, March 25th by dressing up in Easter bonnets and participating in a Easter Egg Hunt before sitting down to brunch.

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Jennifer Menter
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