Senior services group celebrates 30 years at Canarsie location

A New York non-profit organization that provides social services for the elderly celebrated 30 years of involvement at the HES Senior Center in Canarsie, Brooklyn at a party on Sunday, April 26.

About 225 seniors attended the Jewish Association Serving the Aging’s (JASA) 30th anniversary party, according to Elaine Rockoff, director of the group’s community based programs.

“It gave them the opportunity to come out and have a wonderful day,” Rockoff said.

JASA says it provides 43,000 senior citizens with services such as food delivery, telephone consultations and nursing assistance in 24 branches, with locations in all five boroughs and Long Island.

“Anything to help them maintain their independence,” Rockoff said.

Attendees enjoyed food, but soon a dance session broke out to the musical stylings of Shlomo Haviv, an Israeli singer songwriter.

“You could barely move on the dance floor,” said Rockoff. “There was a lot of joy in the room.”


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