Resolution J862-2013

Commending the East Side Community Group for Senior Services, Inc., the Stein Senior Center, on its 39th Anniversary and occupancy of its new home

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  • Mar 19, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Mar 19, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Mar 14, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commending  the  East  Side Community Group for
Senior Services, Inc., the Stein Senior Center, upon the occasion of the
celebration of its 39th Anniversary and the occupancy of its new home

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize organiza-
tions of enduring tradition which faithfully  serve  the  needs  of  the
community  and  its citizens with diligence and compassionate commitment
to improving the quality and dignity of life in the community; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern and fully in accord with its  long-
standing  traditions,  this  Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
the East Side Community Group  for  Senior  Services,  Inc.,  familiarly
known  as the Stein Senior Center, upon the occasion of the celebration,
on March 22, 2013, of its 39th Anniversary and the occupancy of its  new
home on East 23rd Street; and
  WHEREAS, The East Side Community Group for Senior Services, Inc., also
known as the Stein Senior Center, opened officially in 1974 and has been
in continuous operation ever since; and
  WHEREAS,  From  the  outset,  the  seniors the Center serves have been
involved in the running of the Center; and
  WHEREAS, The Stein Senior Center provides  a  range  of  programs  and
services  to  help  meet the day-to-day and long-term independent living
needs of its members; and
  WHEREAS, Among these are an innovative Alzheimer's early  intervention
program;  assistance  for crime victims; lectures on financial planning,
health and wellness; and the provision of nutritious meals and nutrition
education; and
  WHEREAS, The Stein Senior Center also has a computer  lab  and  offers
enrichment  classes  and  activities  ranging from opera appreciation to
belly dancing and a Yiddish Club; and
  WHEREAS, At the end of December 2011, it was necessary for  the  Stein
Senior  Center  to leave its longtime home on East 24th Street and First
Avenue so that the organization it leased space from  could  expand  its
own services; and
  WHEREAS,  The Stein Senior Center operated out of the basement of East
End Temple, located at 245 East 17th Street, for more than a year  while
the Center's new 5,000 square foot space was renovated; and
  WHEREAS,  On  February  4,  2013,  the Stein Senior Center proudly and
joyfully opened the doors of its new home at 204 East 23rd Street, which
includes a cafeteria, kitchen, computer lab, activity room, and  lecture
room, as well as staff offices; and
  WHEREAS,  An  official  celebration  of the Stein Senior Center's 39th
Anniversary and the occupancy of its new home will be held on March  22,
2013; and
  WHEREAS, Older New Yorkers bring their special wisdom, experience, and
enthusiasm  to  countless endeavors, helping to shape and strengthen the
character of our communities and the quality of our lives; and
  WHEREAS, The senior citizens of the East Side exemplify the more  than
three  million  residents  of  New York State who are 60 years of age or
older; they help to preserve the customs, traditions, and values of  the
many  ethnic  groups  which comprise the rich fabric of the community of
the City and State of  New  York  and  they  are  vital,  integral,  and
contributing members of our society; and
  WHEREAS,  The  threads  which form the quality and character of senior
life are woven through dedicated service, carefully  rendered,  by  such
organizations  of  purposeful  goodwill as the East Side Community Group
for Senior Services, Inc.; and

  WHEREAS, The East Side Community Group for Senior Services, Inc. has a
proud tradition of helping the older citizens of  its  community  remain
valuable,  involved,  and  productive  members  of the community as they
reach the fullness of years; and
  WHEREAS,  As  it  celebrates  39 years of service to seniors, the East
Side Community Group for Senior Services, Inc. may be  justly  proud  of
helping  to  meet the needs of the area's cherished senior citizens with
love, dedication and commitment  and  of  providing  a  comfortable  and
friendly environment where they know they are welcome and will be treat-
ed with the dignity and respect they deserve; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is  through  the commitment of the Stein Senior Center's
founding and current members, staff, board of directors, elected  repre-
sentatives and community supporters that the Stein Senior Center contin-
ues to thrive; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
commend the Stein Senior Center, upon the occasion of the  joyful  cele-
bration, on March 22, 2013, of its 39th Anniversary and the occupancy of
its new home on East 23rd Street, commending the Center for its purpose-
ful  endeavors  and noting the tradition of caring service it has estab-
lished; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the East Side Community Group for Senior Services, Inc..

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