This Month from Cliff
August 27, 2015
Providing a Service to our Seniors
Nearly 1,000 senior citizens from throughout Rockland County converged on the Fieldhouse on August 26 for the second annual Rockland Senior Fair, hosted by RCC along with Senator David Carlucci and Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe. According to U.S. Census Data, more than 45,000 seniors reside in Rockland County, or nearly 15% of the county's total residential population.
The four-hour event introduced seniors to nearly 80 vendors and organizations offering services in such areas as healthcare, finances and cultural enrichment.
A Speaker Series held at the fair drew crowds of seniors looking to become more informed about critical issues such as consumer protection for the elderly and new research into Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
During the fair, Cablevision taped its “Meet the Leaders” show, featuring interviews with Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul and Senator Carlucci.
The Senior Fair represents one of many opportunities RCC offers local seniors. Lifelong learning opportunities are available through Continuing Education and through our senior audit program, enabling people over age 60 to enroll in credit courses free of charge on a space available basis.