In her weekly column, Mayor Mary Marvin recalls the services and activities that are available for older village residents:
An inter-generational community adds to the richness and fabric of our Village and is so worth preserving. Our wonderful police department will even check on any senior if they so wish and also hold a house key in case of emergency. Seniors without cars can walk to medical specialists in every field, visit the dentist and even walk to a hospital. A walkable business district is vital to maintaining a robust senior population. So when you shop in the Village, you not only send sales tax revenues to our Village and school and help to keep home prices stable, you aid in maintaining age diversity in our Village.
Our library sponsors book clubs, computer lessons and thanks to the efforts of the Friends of the Library, cultural performances and readings. The Bronxville Adult School offers a broad array of classes, trips and recreational and cultural opportunities at very reasonable cost. The options in Bronxville for food for the body and mind is unparalleled. And, if Broadway calls, Metro North is in the center of the village and Grand Central less than a half hour away.
In addition to all of the above amenities, the village is also home to two vibrant organizations specifically dedicated to the needs of seniors.
The Bronxville Seniors are also known for their philanthropic work whether it is collecting cereal for a Head Start program, buying mittens for the needy or delivering presents to hospital patients. In that spirit, they sponsor a panoply of social and enrichment activities including luncheons with speakers, Tai Chi and yoga classes, knitting and bridge. In the next few weeks, our seniors will be heading to Ellis Island, the Bruce Museum and the Botanical Gardens. If you would like to join the seniors, reach out to Director Sue Tozzi at 793-2222 or Bronxvilleseniorcitizens@gmail.com.
A recent addition to the village’s array of senior services is Gramatan Village which offers a wide spectrum of services including transportation, help with errands, handyman referrals, recreational and educational opportunities and assistance with medical issues. They even have a service that connects our seniors with volunteer opportunities as our seniors always seem desirous of giving back. If you are interested in joining, contact Executive Director Julie Dalton at 337-1338 or stop by their offices at 85 Pondfield Road.
Gramatan is having a festive “May Magic” fundraiser on May 6th at Siwanoy Country Club where lifelong village resident Mary Taylor Behrens will be honored for her many contributions to our village. All are invited to attend.
Your support of these two vital organizations will help to ensure the unique age diversity in our village which enriches us all.