Weekly meetings recently resumed at the Leisure Club. Though the winter weather was far milder than last year, two meetings were cancelled, one due to a blizzard and the other to a messy snowy day. Nevertheless, the club went forward with a varied schedule. Programs featured guest speakers, entertainment, games and a party.Bingo, the always reliable crowd pleaser, and “duck races,” another fun activity, took place during three weekly meetings. Business meetings centered around the general workings of the club with special attention paid to birthday and wedding anniversary observances. Seniors who celebrated these days were given a raffle ticket for a drawing of a $10 gift certificate to King Kullen. At the February business meeting, the club officers provided a surprise pizza lunch for members.
Keeping up with the club’s tradition of disseminating important information regarding health issues, President Mike Coniglio welcomed speaker Dr. Penny Stern who presented a talk on sleeping disorders.She covered topics such as how a specific night time environment contributes to a good sleep of seven to eight hours nightly and other factors that interfere with sleep. Another guest speaker was Ceil Sorrentino, a Northwell Hospital ( formerly known as North Shore—LIJ) nurse stroke coordinator. Different aspects of signs of stroke and the all important need for immediate medical assistance were thoroughly presented to club members. Sorrentino gave out many leaflets and other printed materials regarding what to look for in determining if one has had a stroke and how one should act quickly to insure the best outcome for the stroke victim. Both speakers gave out vital life saving information.