Here’s news from At Home on The Sound:
More than 300 people filled the ballroom at the Hampshire Country Club Tuesday night, May 1, to benefit At Home on the Sound, which will celebrate its second anniversary of helping seniors enjoy a vibrant and fulfilling lifestyle while remaining in the community.
In appreciation of all that former Mamaroneck Town Supervisor Valerie O’Keeffe has done to serve the senior community of Larchmont and Mamaroneck, At Home on the Sound has commissioned the construction of the Town of Mamaroneck Valerie O’Keefe Bocce Court on the grounds of the VFW on Boston Post Road for use by the Senior Center.
(From Left to Right) Nancy Seligson, Mamaroneck Town Supervisor, Elaine Weingarten, Executive Director, At Home on the Sound, Valerie O’Keeffe, Eugene Grant
“From the very beginning, Valerie supported and encouraged us to move forward with the creation of an aging-in-place community to serve residents living in Larchmont and Mamaroneck,” said Lynn Reichgott, president of At Home on the Sound. “Her guidance has been invaluable, and her dedication to the people of the community is unmatched.”
Teddi Becker, secretary of the board of At Home on the Sound, announced the gift of a bocce court to widespread applause from the crowd. “Traditionally, you present a tangible token to the honoree,” Becker said. “But we wanted to do something with a sense of fun, something permanent.” She then gave O’Keeffe her own personal bocce ball and said the community is eagerly awaiting the day when the former supervisor rolls out the first ball.
At Home on the Sound was created through a grassroots effort of local residents who recognized the need for a support system that would enable residents to continue to be connected to the community as they grew older. After extensive research and planning, the not-for-profit opened its doors for members in June 2010, providing them with an array of services and social activities. Now serving more than 100 members of the community, At Home has a part-time executive director and more than 75 volunteers who plan semimonthly programs and lectures, current events breakfasts, monthly dine-arounds at local restaurants, and provide rides for members to doctors and other appointments. Members receive discounts from 75 local merchants and can depend on a list of screened vendors for home repairs and technology assistance.
As is the case with all At Home on the Sound activities, the success of the benefit dinner depended on the hard work of volunteers. At Home is particularly grateful to vendors and individuals who donated their time and goods to make the evening a success, including:
• Hampshire Country Club
• House of Flowers, Mamaroneck
• Gregg Jarrett of Fox News, who served as MC for the evening
• Pianist Maurice Reep, who performed for the event
For more information about At Home on the Sound, please visit www.atthomeonthesound.org or call Elaine Weingarten, executive director, at 914 899-3150.