Foreclosure Prevention Volunteers Needed!

Yonkers will be selling close to 800 tax liens on August 15. Westchester Residential Opportunities and Yonkers Office for the Aging are working together to help older homeowners in Yonkers avoid foreclosure due to unpaid property taxes. We are looking for mature adult Yonkers volunteers to help us reach these residents, and we are hosting an informational meeting on August 21.

Are you looking for a meaningful volunteer activity here in Yonkers?

Do you want to work according to your own schedule?

Would you be willing to be trained to help your fellow older adults?

If the answer to these questions is yes, then Yonkers Office for the Aging and WRO would like you to become a Foreclosure Prevention Volunteer

For more info, join us on TUESDAY, AUGUST 21

2:00 – 3:30pm

Peter Chema Center

435 Riverdale Ave., Yonkers, NY 10705

Please RSVP to Jane Lindau at 914 428-4507 ext. 313 or at


Yonkers Events Calendar

As of January 17, 2012 Yonkers has a new community calendar for organizations, agencies, clubs, schools and other not for profits. The calendar is intended to not only help not for profits schedule events but to increase community awareness of all the events and resources available in Yonkers for residents of all ages.

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Annual Legislative Forum

Please Join 55Plus and the Family Service Society of Yonkers GrandPower Program For Their Annual Legislative Forum
Thursday Feb. 2/16
Polish Center, 92 Waverly Street
Continental Breakfast
Meet your elected officials
Voice your thoughts, issues and ideas
Call 914 943-6368 to register or for more information

Matters of the HeArt

The Arts and Culture Committee, Greenburgh brings us the 8th Annual “Matters of the HeART,” at the Greenburgh Town Hall — March 12 thru May 6th, 2012.

“Matters of the HeART” consists of three consecutive exhibits of original multimedia art created by Westchester County seniors who are over the age of 55. The three exhibit venues are Greenburgh Town Hall, the Helen Andrus Benedict Retirement Community in Hastings on Hudson, and Fordham University’s Harrison Campus. “Matters of the HeART” covers a ten week period, and includes three meet-the-artists opening receptions that bring community members of all ages together to celebrate the creativity of Westchester seniors. It also includes a private “meet-and-greet exchange” for the artists included in the exhibits.

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The Center for Aging in Place

The Center for Aging in Place has monthly events scheduled. These are great events where elders can get together and learn about their community and its history, as well as keep up with the latest issues facing seniors.

February 13 – CAP Village Council Meeting; 1:30 PM to 3 PM, Pleasantville, NY

March 18 – Life+ Series:
Inside the Brooke Astor Case;
2-4 PM, White Plains Hospital Center

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Groundwork Hudson Valley

Saw Mill River Coalition

Help us battle the invasive vines! The next Free-A-Tree Vine-Cutting event is:
Saturday 1/14/12: Free-A-Tree Vine-Cutting 10am-1pm
Saturday 2/11/12: Free-A-Tree Vine-Cutting
Saturday 3/17/12: Free-A-Tree Vine-Cutting
Sunday, 4/22/12: Free-A-Tree Vine-Cutting
Saturday, 5/12/12: 3rd Annual Great Saw Mill River Clean-Up!

* All Vine-Cuttings will take place at the same place and same time unless otherwise noted. We would love to expand our reach. Let us know if you are interested in organizing your own vine-cutting or clean-up in your community! *
Contact Emily at 914-375-2151 with any questions.

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