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Unsung Bay Ridge: A lesson well-learned

NEIGHBORS WHO MAKE A DIFFERENCEOur unsung heroes

Our unsung hero of the week is George Prezioso, a man who has given much of his time and resources to community service. I have known George since he was a kid in the 68th Precinct Youth Council, playing baseball and being around seniors who were devoted to community service. He followed in their footsteps, eventually becoming president of the Cathedral Club.

When his tenure came to an end, George continued in our community as a member of the Holy Name Society and chairperson of the Catholic Citizens Committee. He continues to serve our community while being vice president of the Janney Montgomery Scott group, as he guides small businesses in their investments.

He spends his spare time with his children George, Allison and Thomas Blaise.  George currently serves as assistant treasurer for the St. Nicholas Home on Ovington Avenue.  He is well known for his energy and cheerful disposition. We are proud to have him as a neighbor.

COMMUNITY NEWS

Get ready for Brooklyn’s Senior Idol contest; sponsored by State Senator Marty Golden. The much anticipated contest will be held on Saturday, October 3, at 7 p.m., at the Xaverian High School auditorium. Tickets are $10 per person.

The annual Autumn Gala for the Guild For Exceptional Children will be held on Friday, October 23 at 6:30 p.m. at Gargiulo’s Restaurant, 2911 West 15th Street. The honorees for this year are John Cambio, Jr, Michael Delgado, Thomas McGloin, Rita and Felix “Flip” Mullen, Ilene Sacco and Barbara Slattery. Tickets are $150 per person. Call 718-833-6633, ext. 228 for reservations.

UNSUNG FOLK REMEDIES:  Arthritis

A man in his nineties who never complained of aches and pains was asked the secret of his ability to be so flexible at such a senior age. He replied that he credited his lack of arthritic pains to a habit he practiced after his evening shower.

He would place a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil in a dish and rub it in a circular motion at the top and back of his knees until it disappeared in his skin. He did the same for his elbow joints. He said that most people applied the moisture to the top only, but he rubbed the top and bottom of his knees. This was done when the skin was damp so that it absorbed the oil better.

Please consult your doctor if you have any health concerns, or are on any medication.

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