Mayor Noam Bramson proclaimed Thursday, November 1, New Rochelle Cares AIP Appreciation Day in New Rochelle. In honor of the day and New Rochelle residents aged 60 and over, the organization held a reception in City Hall which was open to the public. The afternoon was mostly an informal social gathering and an opportunity for New Rochelle Cares AIP to better acquaint the community with its purpose and goals. Those in attendance were treated to an assortment of light refreshments and a wonderful selection of songs by the New Rochelle Library’s choir, Sing Your Heart Out, conducted by Robert Puleo. Arleen Zuckerman gave a brief explanation of what New Rochelle Cares AIP offers to its members and how much it had accomplished in the three years since its founding. Judy Schmeidler spoke about what being a member has meant to her and Ina Aronow described how rewarding she has found her volunteer experience with the group.
New Rochelle Cares AIP is a not-for-profit, volunteer run organization. It is dedicated to giving New Rochelle residents 60 and over the support they need to remain in their own homes as they age, while remaining connected to the community. The primary needs served are transportation and socialization. Since its launch in November of 2015, they have provided almost 1100 rides to its members and put on a wide variety of educational and social programs. It is their goal to provide services to at least 200 of New Rochelle’s nearly 20,000 seniors and to truly embody their motto – Neighbors Helping Neighbors.
If you or someone you know is interested in either becoming a member or a volunteer, or if you would like more information, visit their web site – www.newrochellecares.org, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 914-563-8368.