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KCOA celebrates their annual 8 over 80 Gala


March 22, 2019

Fayge S. Cohen and her family.

The Kinneret Council on Aging, a nonprofit agency that provides ongoing programs and services to residents of Kinneret Apartments, held their 2019, 8 over 80 Gala on Sunday, March 3.

The gala featured delicious food from George's Gourmet Catering. Over 200 guests were entertained with a touching Thank You video that featured the Kinneret residents. A second video featured each of the honorees and highlighting their unique accomplishments. All in attendance agreed that this delightful event was a wonderful gathering of family and friends.

The honorees for the 2019 event were: Bruce Burpee, Fayge S. Cohen, Rose Ellen Fenster, Key Howard, Joel Jones, Sonja Marchesano, Sandra Moss, and Gilbert Walker.

Sponsors for the event included:

Platinum Sponsor: Dick and Dottie Appelbaum

Gold Sponsors: Ginsburg Family Foundation

Silver Sponsors: Robert and Judith Hara, David & Audrey Pearlman Family Philanthropic Fund, Ron and Mardi Shader, Barbara Weinreich, Scott and Lauren Zimmerman

Sonja Marchesano and her family.

The 8 over 80 honorary dinner 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 local restaurants. KCOA also provides transportation for special events and entertainment in the area. KCOA continues to fund the popular monthly food pantry, which provides a grocery bag to residents at no cost to them. Currently over 120 residents are participating in this program.

Kinneret Apartments is an affordable housing senior facility located in downtown Orlando. For information on the facility or to find out how you can donate to KCOA, please go to http://www.KinneretLiving.org or contact Sharon Weil.


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