Episcopal Ministries of Long Island - Senior Health and Wellness Summit
On April 21, 2016, Episcopal Ministries of Long Island hosted a "Senior Health and Wellness Summit" at the George Mercer School of Theology in Garden City.
50 guests from across the diocese came to learn about programs that serve the needs of senior citizens and how they might respond to those needs themselves. Presenters included:
The Rev. Winifred Vergara (former rector) and Elizabeth Mui, coordinator of the Senior Multicultural Center at St. James', Elmhurst.
Janet Stevenson and Libby Hubbard, coordinators at the "Aging in Place Program" at St. John's, Cold Spring Harbor
Judith Villaroel, Director of the Senior Center at St. Gabriel's, Brooklyn.
Silvana Gullo, Executive Director of the Life Enrichment Center at Oyster Bay, formerly a program of Christ Church in Oyster Bay. Emily Franchina, Esq., a lawyer specializing in elder law, wills, trusts, and estate planning
Karen Schief and Roger Schilling with "Caring for the Caregivers"
Ann McDermott-Kave, yoga instructor and Maria Licata, MELT method instructor speaking about physical wellness programs
Tori Cohen and Christine Rice with the Long Island Alzheimer's Foundation
photo: Denise Fillion