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In celebration of KCOA's '8 Over 80'


March 23, 2018

The Kinneret Council on Aging, a non-profit agency that provides ongoing programs and services to residents of Kinneret Apartments, held their 2018, 8 over 80 Gala on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018.

Over 200 guests attended the festive gala to celebrate the accomplishment of the honorees. Guests were entertained with video's featuring each honoree and their unique accomplishments. A delicious dinner was also provided by George's Gourmet Catering. All in attendance agreed that this delightful event was a wonderful gathering of family and friends.

The honorees for the 2018 event were:Lillian Berkowitz, Doris Gilbert, Bette Ann Leider, Rosalind Levitt, Eva London Ritt, Gerald Robison, Charles Schulman, and Dick Weiner

Sponsors for the event included:

Platinum Sponsor: Dick and Dottie Appelbaum

Gold Sponsors: Alan Ginsburg, Harriett Lake, Craig and Rhonda Pearlman

Silver Sponsors: Ron and Mardi Shader, Dick and Louise Weiner, Barbara Weinreich, Scott and Lauren Zimmerman

The 8 over 80 honorary dinner was held in the Delaney Dining Room at Kinneret Apartments and benefitted the KCOA which provides programs for residents that are not included in the resident's monthly rent. These programs include onsite weekly exercise classes, cultural activities and holiday celebrations as well as excursions including trips to Publix, Walmart and area restaurants. KCOA also continues to fund the popular twice-monthly food pantry, which provides a bountiful grocery bag to residents at no cost. This program offers an array of healthy foods to residents, many who enjoy cooking their own meals. Currently over 120 residents are participating in this program.


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