Here at the Center, we place great importance on celebrations and having fun! So we always find a reason for a party, bake sale, fundraiser or special celebration. For in-house events, members and staff alike do an out-of-this-world splendid job of transforming our main hall in to a glittering, in-theme venue. Our annual gala, an off-site major fundraiser for the Center, is always fabulously city-themed and well attended by supporters and friends from the community.
There’s always a reason to celebrate, and the Life Enrichment Center knows how to do it right!
2021 Featured Special Events (events and dates subject to change)
Mid-Winter Sale & Treats – February 8 to February 12
Pancake Breakfast – Sunday, April 25
Memorial Day Bake Sale – May 27 and May 28
Festival of Baskets – Wednesday, June 23
Reverse Raffle ($50 tickets) -starts July 2 through September 8
Let’s Party in Margaritaville ($30 tickets) – Wednesday, August 18
Craft & Gift Vendor Sale – September
Halloween Costume Party – Wednesday, October 27
Holiday Gift Shoppe – November 17, 18, and 19
Holiday Cookie Sale – December 15, 16, and 17
The annual gala is our major fundraiser which raises critical funds for the operation of the Center. These funds directly impact the lives of older people in our community. Since the day we closed for the pandemic, we have never stopped caring for our seniors. Starting in 2020, we just changed the delivery method by providing telephone reassurance, grab & go meals, and virtual and outdoor programs. With your help, we will continue to adapt our programs to meet the needs of those who need us most – our seniors.
Our existence has always relied on the caring support of our donors and community. As much as we missed the face to face contact, there were several benefits to our Virtual Gala held on November 7th, 2020: we wore what we wanted, ate what we wanted, said what we wanted (we were muted anyway) … on Zoom!
We presented a short virtual program with entertainment, memories from galas past, and clips of our programs that warmed hearts. Whether we hold our next gala virtually, or in-person, we look forward to being with our supporters again!
Watch Jordan Lari, Restaurant Director at 2 Spring of Oyster Bay, show us his technique of mixing martinis.
Thank You to our 2020 Gala Sponsors!
The Charles B. Wang Foundation
Ms. Rosie Koenig & Mr. John Karabatos
Mr. & Mrs. Alex & Cheryl Ipiotis
The Law Offices of James Cammarata, Esq.
Drs. Patricia & Efrain Azmitia
Mr. & Mrs. Harold & Joan Kingsley
Ms. Elisabeth Deans Mooney
Mr. & Mrs. Elaine & John Palmer
Mr. & Mrs. Mark & Beth Abrahams
Ms. Joan Adomsky & Mr. Laurence Albert
Mr. & Mrs. George & Eileen Sheehan
Mr. Edward Mohlehoff
Mr. & Mrs. Alberto & Linda Cassola
Ms. Jennifer Hower
Mr. & Mrs. Christopher & Cathy Hogg
Mr. & Mrs. Joanne & Tony Daddio
Mrs. Laura K.V. Dougherty
Mr. & Mrs. Dan & Emily McGowan
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas & Theresa Del Sorbo
Prof. Susan Peterson