The Village of Great Neck Plaza will celebrate Older Americans Month, which is observed during the current month of May, by presenting a variety show by Ms. New York Senior America and the Seasoned Steppers on Sunday, May 21 at 3 p.m. in Firefighters Park on Grace Avenue in Great Neck Plaza.
As stated by the Administration for Community Living of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:
“Every May, the Administration for Community Living leads the nation’s observance of Older Americans Month. The 2023 theme is Aging Unbound, which offers an opportunity to explore diverse aging experiences and discuss how communities can combat stereotypes. Join us in promoting flexible thinking about aging – and how we all benefit when older adults remain engaged, independent and included.”
As stated on Ms. New York Senior America’s website in describing the Ms. Senior America organization’s purpose:
“Promoting a Positive Image of Aging
[Ms.] New York Senior America invites women of 60-plus years to join together in the celebration of the Age of Elegance.
The purpose of Senior America is to engage in programs and activities that dispel the myths of aging by enhancing the lives of senior Americans. Each year we host a Pageant to select that special woman who will best represent the State of New York.”
In announcing the May 21 program, Mayor Ted Rosen stated: “The Seasoned Steppers are a precision line of dazzling dancers who perform with additional singers and dancers from Ms. New York Senior America. They are all aged 60 years and older – some of whom are even in their 80’s. They are beautiful, talented and energetic and will put on a show that will change the way you think about aging. Their enthusiasm and sense of fun will radiate out to the audience. Their musical selections will have you singing and dancing with them. It will be great fun for all.”
Members of the public are invited to attend the May 21st performance and are encouraged to bring their own seats.
For more information, please contact Mayor Rosen’s Assistant, Shannon Downey at (516) 482-4500 or by email at [email protected].