May 2022   

Dear Friends,

The month of May is named for the Roman Goddess Maia. She oversaw the growth of plants. Flowers and plants offer many benefits. As many of us already know, they can feed insects, birds, animals, and humans and provide natural medicines for humans and some animals. But did you know that flowers aid in relaxation through their scent? Also, having fresh flowers and/or potted plants around the home or office is linked to an increase in positive energy. The color and scent, specifically, boost energy and are proven to increase creativity. Last but certainly not least, flowers improve memory. Scientists have found that because plants and flowers oxygenate the air, the brain is boosted which improves memory, clarity, and concentration.

Just like the plants and flowers, the Center promotes positive energy and improved physical and mental health through our terrific programming. This month, we have some great special events lined up starting with Cornell Cooperative Extension's presentation for Food Storage Tips on Tuesday May 3rd at 1:00 p.m. On Wednesday May 4th at 11:00 a.m., there is a trip to Citi Field to watch the Mets beat the Atlanta Braves. On Thursday May 5th we are celebrating Cinco de Mayo, and on Friday May 6th, join us for a huge Mother's Day celebration. On Thursday May 12th from 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Reina will be here to assist with SNAP applications. On Thursday May 19th, Walk with a Doc will be in person at 9:00 a.m. here at the Center, and on Friday May 20th, we will celebrate the birthdays of all who are either Taurus or Gemini. Last but certainly not least, join us for our Annual Senior Picnic on Wednesday, May 25th from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Morgan Park.

Is there a class or event that you would like to see offered at the Senior Center? If so, let us know, and we'll do our best to make it happen. We love adding new offerings to our already fabulous lineup of classes, programs, and events.

*Please note: If you are in need of any help, or would simply like to talk to someone, please reach out to us here at the Glen Cove Senior Center by calling 516-759-9610. We are here to help and happy to hear from you.

Best Regards,
Christine Rice, Executive Director

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