(July 1, 2019) New officers and directors have been named to the At Home on the Sound Board. Effective July 1, Teddi Becker has assumed the role of President. Michael Plansky is the new Treasurer; Simon Marlow is the Board Secretary and Paul Connolly is a new Board director.
Board member directs new documentary
(June 4, 2019) At Home on the Sound Board Member, Jackie Paré, is the director and co-producer of a documentary about the game of bridge, Aces and Knaves. The movie is making the circuit of film festivals around the country and had its New York premier at the Emelin Theatre on June 2. Click here to see the trailer.
At Home on the Sound Spellers win again!
(April 10, 2019), At Home on the Sound’s spelling team, “The Spellbinders,” won the 7th
Annual Friends of the Larchmont Library Spelling Bee on April 7. This was the second
win for the At Home team, who was also victorious in 2014. Our team members
this year were Benedicta Schwager, Barbara Grae, and Dorothy Greene (pictured
here, l-r, with newsman Lou Young, who served as emcee for the event).
At Home member Dorothy Greene has competed in all seven of the
Bees as a Spellbinder. “It is so
morale-boosting at my age, 88, to know that at least one faculty is still
intact: the ability to spell!” she told us. “Our team members work well
together. We keep cool under pressure.” She
added, “Older people do better than younger ones because spelling was more
thoroughly taught in the past.”Dorothy said, “I thoroughly enjoy
representing At Home on the Sound at this event. It is a great pleasure and
to Dorothy, Barbara and Benedicta! We are so proud.
Hidden Masters: Celebrating the Art of the Ageless
(April 1, 2019) The “Hidden Masters” exhibitions opened at the Mamaroneck Artists Guild gallery on March 30, 2019. The reception was packed with well-wishers and art lovers. The show featured works in all media
by artists over the age of 70, the majority of whom are At Home on the Sound
members. Friedhilde Milburn, one of the exhibition organizers said,
“Many older people feel invisible. This exhibit is to celebrate what they have
"Our membership harbors much artistic talent, often hidden from public view," said Friedhilde Milburn, one of the show's organizers. "We wanted to highlight the importance art plays throughout one's life and recognize the hidden talent in our community."
In conjunction with the show, At Home on the Sound is planning several special programs, including an artists' panel discussion.
The opening reception for "Hidden Masters" will take place on Saturday, March 30, from 2:00 - 5:00pm. The public is warmly invited to attend. The Mamaroneck Artists Guild is located at 126 Larchmont Avenue in Larchmont, New York.
Jack Coughlin to be honored at 2019 Gala
(December 28, 2018) Plans
are underway for the 2019 At Home on the Sound Annual Spring Gala. The date is
Thursday, May 2; the place, Hampshire Country Club; and the honoree is Mamaroneck’s
own Jack Coughlin (pictured).
life-long Town of Mamaroneck resident, Coughlin is being honored for his
decades of civic involvement, deep love of community, and significant impact in
Larchmont-Mamaroneck. As business owner, donor, and volunteer, Coughlin has
dedicated himself to numerous local organizations including the Boy Scouts,
the American Legion,
John & Paul Church, the Lions Club, and At Home on the
“To me, Jack absolutely exemplifies the notion ‘pillar
of the community',” said At Home on the Sound Board President Janet O’Connell. “He
has owned and operated Coughlin Insurance since the 1940s and has participated in
so many ways to improve the lives of residents here. We are very excited to
have this opportunity to recognize him.”
Gala evening will include a special tribute to Friedhilde Milburn. At Home on the Sound member, volunteer, and
former Vice President of Development, Friedhilde’s ideas and diligence over the last eight years helped to establish a solid framework which has allowed
our organization to make significant strides and enjoy steady growth.
New Program: Member Peer support to help with bereavement
(October 25, 2018) Many of us
have certain dates on the calendar that are laden with memories. Namely, the anniversary
of the death or the birthday of a departed loved one can be emotionally
challenging. Often, just having some company
and an activity can help you cope and lighten your spirits. When you have a day like that coming up on the
calendar and would prefer not to spend it alone, please call the office at 899-3150.
We will connect you with another member (who may be going though something similar)
so that you can plan to get together for a lunch, a walk, or just a cup of
coffee. We are piloting this new initiative at the suggestion of a member.
Additions to our Board of Directors
(July 11, 2018) Four new members have been added to the At Home on the Sound Board of Directors: Susan Keating, John Kippax, Rabbi Jeffrey Sirkman, and Marion Gindes.
Susan Keating is a geriatric care manager who has worked in aging
services since 2001. She is a founder and president of Honora Care Management
& Consulting, based in Mamaroneck. The company is dedicated to helping
older adults navigate decisions related to aging.
John Kippax has recently
retired from a 42-year career in banking at ING where he was a Managing
Director of four industry sectors. John
is an Elder of the Larchmont Avenue Church, a
volunteer at Habitat for Humanity, and a newly-appointed board member of
Larchmont. He has been involved in New York City public school tutoring
programs, as well as managing Idaho land development interests.
he is engaged as trustee in several private investment trusts.
Rabbi Jeffrey Sirkman is the Senior Rabbi of Larchmont Temple, serving the
congregation for more than 30 years.
Marion Gindes studied Clinical Psychology
and received her PhD from Columbia University. She served on the faculties of
Brooklyn College, the Einstein College of Medicine, Penn State University and
the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology of Yeshiva University. She was the
Director of Psychological Services for a mental health center in New York City
and a co-founder of a psychiatric hospital in Pennsylvania.
Spring Gala: Thursday, May 3, 2018 We are pleased to announce that our
7th Annual Spring Gala is set for Thursday, May 3, 2018. The 2018 honoree is
Cindy Goldstein (pictured). A tax attorney and CPA, Cindy has
been an active and enthusiastic community volunteer for more than 25 years. Currently, she generously donates her time and
skills to At Home on the Sound, as well as other local organizations including
the Mamaroneck Senior Center, Fields for Kids, Mamaroneck EMS, and the Local
A Mamaroneck resident since 1986,
Cindy has served on multiple area nonprofit boards such as the
Mamaroneck-Larchmont Student Aid Fund;
the Washingtonville Housing Alliance; and the Larchmont-Mamaroneck
Hunger Task Force, which she helped to found in 1992.
The evening will also include a tribute to At Home on the Sound Founding Board Member, Teddi Becker.
The Gala will be held at the
Hampshire Country Club on the Sound shore in Mamaroneck. At Home
on the Sound board member Leslie Molinoff is the 2018 Gala Chair.
Save the date for this lovely evening
of cocktails, dinner, socializing, a wonderful Chance Raffle - and so much community spirit. More details will be announced in the coming
months. We look forward to seeing everyone there.
We're in THE WAG!
about At Home on the Sound in Westchester WAG Magazine. We are featured
in the February 2018 issue. (For the record, our yoga instructor is not 91;
but we have had a lecture by Tao Porchon-Lynch, a yoga master who is
97!) CLICK THROUGH TO ARTICLE HERE.
Board Member Nedra Gillette Honored by AOTA
(January 30, 2018) At Home on the Sound congratulates board member Nedra Gillette for being named by the American Occupational Therapy Association to their list of 100 Influential People.
New Program: Memoir Writing Workshop coming in 2018
(October 10, 2018) Beginning in January 2018, we will offer a Memoir Writing Workshop for our members and volunteers. The six-session program will be led by Carolyn Chubet. The workshop will not only help you get started in the writing process, but also explore various format ideas, and guide you to organize your work as you move toward a finished product. Registration will open in December. Carolyn Chubet was an editor of how-to books for Reader’s Digest. She wrote The No-Nonsense Guide to Parenting, an eight-book series for Waldenbooks, and has just retired after twelve years of tutoring for the verbal SAT and ACT.
"Steak Out for Charity" at Sedona Taphouse
(September 29, 2017) At Home on the Sound was the designated charity chosen by Sedona Taphouse in Mamaroneck to receive proceeds from their "Steak Out for Charity" program in September. We are very excited to report that this event has resulted in a donation from Sedona Taphouse of more than $900 to At Home on the Sound. We are most grateful for this generous contribution and we thank everyone who came out to enjoy the delicious food and drink at Sedona in support of our organization. Sedona Taphouse is located at 640 East Boston Post on the corner of North Barry Avenue.
Our 2017 Gala Sponsors Heartfelt thanks to our 2017 Gala Sponsors. The generosity of the following neighbors and local businesses indicates the fantastic level of support At Home on the Sound enjoys in our community. We are grateful that so many partner with us to further our impact in Larchmont and Mamaroneck:
At Home on the Sound to Honor Eugene and Emily Grant of Mamaroneck
(December 12, 2016) Planning is currently underway for the Sixth Annual At Home on the
Sound Spring Gala. This special evening has become a much-loved
tradition in the community. The party is set for Tuesday, May 2nd at the Hampshire Country Club in Mamaroneck. Our 2017 honorees are Eugene and
“Since our inception in 2010,
Eugene and Emily have been enthusiastic, supportive, and so very generous to
our organization,” said Leslie Molinoff, At Home on the Sound Vice President at
Large. “They are exemplary citizens of Mamaroneck whose philanthropic impact is
deeply felt right here in our own community, in Westchester County, and far,
far beyond as well.”
“Eugene and Emily inspire all
of us,” added Board Member Barbara Werber.
“Their passion and enjoyment of life is absolutely infectious. We are thrilled to have this opportunity to
(July 28, 2016) Our German Conversation Group and recently formed French Conversation Group are very popular with our members and volunteers. These groups meet monthly and the participants rotate hosting duties. We are excited that we have recently had requests for a Yiddish Group. If you speak some Yiddish, or want to brush up on what you knew, call the office. We will contact you when a mutually convenient date is determined in September.
A heartfelt thank you to everyone who attended our 2016 Gala! Community support keeps us going strong.
Kudos and gratitude to our many volunteers whose efforts made the evening such a success!
Our 2016 Video:
Our video was produced by Larchmont resident, Brad Garfield. He can be reached at: North Ridge Productions, Nrproductions@aol.com
Fifth Annual At Home on the Sound Gala
We are pleased to
announce the date for our 5th Annual Spring Gala. Mark your calendar for Thursday, May 12, 2016
when we will celebrate at the Hampshire Country Club in Mamaroneck. Frank Soriano, owner of House of Flowers in
Mamaroneck, is our 2016 honoree.
and philanthropic spirit impacts many community organizations and local causes.
We are proud that he has been a dedicated and encouraging supporter of At Home
on the Sound since our inception.
Once again, Cookie
Rosenblum will serve as Gala Chair. Save the date for this wonderful evening of
cocktails, a fun chance raffle, dinner, and community spirit. We look forward to seeing you in May.
Community Togetherness at our Bocce Tournament (September 28, 2015) What a marvelous time we had at our Second Annual Bocce Tournament on Sunday, September 27, 2015 at the Valerie O'Keeffe Bocce Court. We had food, golden oldies playing on the sound system, and absolutely perfect weather. Some of our enthusiastic team members who were playing bocce for the very first time arrived early for a few practice rolls and tips from At Home on the Sound board member Rudy Demasi. Teams represented: Woman's Club of Larchmont, The Romeos, The Old Guard, Larchmont Temple, P.E.O. Sisterhood, Larchmont Avenue Church, St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Mamaroneck High School, Garden Club of Larchmont, and At Home on the Sound volunteers. Our winners this year: the Larchmont Temple. The Mamaroneck High School team, defending champions, came in second place. View a photo album of the event here.
UPDATE: LMC-TV will broadcast the Bocce Tournament November 13, 14, 15 and 16 starting at 6 p.m. and repeating every six hours until noon on Monday. Cablevision Channel 75 or Verizon Channel 36. We are grateful to Community Producer Eileen Mason for ensuring that our programs and lectures are on the air!
New Group: At Home on the Sound Single Ladies
(September 17, 2015) Several
At Home on the Sound single women (widowed, never-married, or divorced) want to
meet once per month in the early evening for wine and good conversation. Participants
will rotate hosting duties. Let the office
know if you would like to take part and which evenings you're available. We
will then contact you with the October date. The first meeting will be in a private
apartment in Larchmont. Due to the hour the group will meet, volunteer-provided
transportation will not be available for this program.
Assistance for those with visual impairment
Good information from
the Larchmont Library
Do you know someone who has a vision impairment or another
physical disability that prevents them from reading printed material? The NYS
Talking Book & Braille Library offers over 25,000 downloadable talking
books and a wide range of mainstream magazines for its patrons. The Larchmont
Public Library can help you get started and, more importantly for the
technically challenged, help you keep going. Contact Librarian Liam Hegarty firstname.lastname@example.org, or 834-2281 x209.
Note: Access to the
downloadable books from the Talking Books & Braille Library is limited to
those who meet its eligibility requirements and should not be confused with the
Larchmont Library's downloadable audiobooks and eBooks.
In Neighboring Rye
Free Dance Classes for those with Parkinson’s
The nearby Rye Arts Center offers specialized classes, taught by
professionally trained dance instructors, for men and women with Parkinson’s
Disease. These classes stimulate mind, body and emotion in an enjoyable and
safe environment. The classes offer participants the opportunity to learn about
stretching and strengthening muscles with an emphasis on enhancing physical
awareness and grace through modern, ballet and folk dance forms. The classes
are free and are held on Wednesdays 1:30 – 2:45pm: September 9, 16, 30; October 7,
14, 21, 28; November 4, 18, 25; December 2, 9, 16; and on these Fridays, 1:30 – 2:45pm: September 11, 18, 25; October 2,
9, 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20, December 4, 11, 18. For more information
contact The Rye Art Center at 914/967-0700.Where: The Rye Arts Center, 51 Milton Road, Rye
New Series: Conversations About Your Health Advocacy Skills
(July 20, 2015) On September 8,
At Home on the Sound begins the first in a 3-part series to advance your health
advocacy skills. These skills are more
important than ever because of all the changes going on in our health care
topics will be discussed in these interactive, conversational workshops:
How to speak to your doctor: Tuesday, September 8
How to stay safely in your own home even when you are sick: Tuesday, October 13
Advance directives – Health Care Proxy and end of life
choices: Monday, November 16
These presentations address the concerns of seniors dealing with difficult issues
that inevitably come up in later years.
The goal is to engage participants to discuss and think about preparing
for various possible and probable situations ahead of time instead of having to
come up with instant solutions in the emotional turmoil of a sudden
crisis. The programs are based on
research conducted by the Center for Aging in Place, the Medicare Rights Center
and the End of Life Coalition.
Presenters represent these three groups.
The workshops will
take place at the Larchmont Avenue Church with refreshments at 3:30 and the
conversations from 4:00-5:00 PM.
Exciting News: New option for Membership (June 30, 2015) We are excited to announce a new Associate option for At Home on the Sound Membership, effective July 1, 2015. At Home on the Sound Associate Members will be
entitled to participate in the cultural and educational activities offered each
month, including Dine-Abouts; discussion groups (Current Events, a men’s group,
Being Eighty); interest groups (mahjong, foreign language, book group); organized
trips to Broadway shows, concerts, exhibitions, and other cultural destinations;
a weekly gentle yoga class, and more. Associate
members will also be eligible for discounts at more than 80 local restaurants
and businesses. Annual dues for an
Associate Membership are: $190 for an individual or $250 for a household.
Vice President for Membership Friedhilde
“We are very pleased to offer an even more affordable alternative for
membership. It will be another marvelous way to enjoy some of our programs, become
part of a growing, vibrant organization, and help shape its future.”
A message from Penny Oberg:
(June 26, 2015) “It
has been my pleasure to serve as the President of the Board of At Home on the
Sound for two years. We are indeed a dynamic organization that continues to
grow and develop new programs. Our members strike me as perfect role models for
the over 60 group – eager to learn, to be out and about, to listen to new
friends, and indeed to attend to a host of nagging medical problems. Our
volunteers continue to amaze me – with their commitment, their joy, and their
willingness to respond to our large variety of requests. My thanks to our two
staff members – Elaine Weingarten and Jilana Van Meter. On a personal level, I
learned once again that volunteers get as much from the activity if not more
than the agency they serve. Bruce Schearer will be the new Board President – I
leave the leadership in his capable hands.”
Our impact in the community - by the numbers (June 2, 2015) To give a small sense of one important aspect of our work: From July 1, 2014 through to June 1, 2015, our volunteer drivers provided a total of
2,279 rides covering 14,948 miles. Just this May alone our volunteer drivers gave 239 rides.
Imagine that - so many At Home on the Sound members who are unable to drive themselves are still able to get to their medical appointments, to food shopping, to the bank and library, even out to social activities - all thanks to the generosity of our amazing volunteers. Our drivers and other volunteers enable our older neighbors to remain in the comfort of their own homes and community. That's how we fulfill our mission.
Volunteer needed in our office on Fridays
(May 18, 2015)
Are you free
on Fridays? Great on the phone? Comfortable on the computer? Super patient? We
At Home on the Sound needs a volunteer on Fridays, from 10am to 2pm, to cover the phones and contact our drivers to
schedule rides. We will train you on our computer system. You need to be a
detail person and comfortable working independently. Lots of phone contact.
Larchmont/Mamaroneck resident preferred. Call Pat Hachey in our office for more information: 914/899-3150
Another Marvelous Spring Gala
(May 4, 2015) We are so pleased and grateful for the wonderful show of support and enthusiasm at our 2015 Spring Gala at the Hampshire Country Club on April 30. A grand time was had by all! The generosity of our attendees, donors, and local business sponsors enables us to fulfill our mission serving older adults in Larchmont and Mamaroneck. Our work enables long-time residents to remain here, in the community they love.
Bob Hiden (pictured at left with Rev. Bill Crawford) was honored for his decades of sustained dedication to improving the Sound Shore community for people of all ages. Lois Steinberg received a tribute for her work with the Center for Aging in Place, the Seniors Out Speaking on Medicare program, and At Home on the Sound.
Our Chance Raffle winners received terrific prizes, from a kayaking outing on the Sound, to Daily Show tickets. Many local vendors and restaurants contributed gifts that surprised one lucky guest at each table and added to the festive atmosphere. Browse through a photo album of the evening here.
June Out and About announced: "An American in Paris" on Broadway
(April 21, 2015) Board members Teddi Becker and Ellen Freeman continue to plan marvelous cultural excursions for our Out and About series. In recent months we've been to concerts, blockbuster exhibitions, and Broadway shows. We are happy to announce our June event: a matinee performance of An American in Parison Wednesday, June 24.
This new musical is packed with classic Gershwin
songs including “I Got Rhythm,” "S’Wonderful,” “I’ll Build a Stairway
to Paradise,” and “They Can’t Take That
Away From Me.” The production has been called
"glorious” and "just plain gorgeous" by critics. Cost
per person is $150 for the show ticket and round-trip bus transportation from the At Home
office. Bring a brown bag snack or lunch for the bus ride. At Home on the Sound will provide beverages. Financial assistance is
available to members who
qualify. Speak with Elaine in
confidence. We have a very limited number of seats available. If you
would like to attend, please respond as quickly
Saluting our 2015 Business Gala Sponsors
We are so very grateful to the following generous area businesses who are sponsoring our 2015 Spring Gala. Local support is crucial to our organization. Many thanks!
House of Flowers Ray Catena Lexus United Hebrew of New Rochelle/Willow Towers Assisted Living Coughlin Insurance Services Jewish Home Lifecare - Sarah Neuman Center Lyon Family Fund Nautilus Diner Ramapo College of New Jersey
Acura of Westchester Burke Rehabilitation Hospital Mamaroneck Outpatient Clinic Coxe & Graziano General Wholesale Electrical Houlihan Lawrence - Larchmont Brokerage Interstate & Lakeland Lumber Corporation Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty Leapin'Lizards Littman Krooks LLP Merrill Lynch - White Plains Greenwich Complex McMichael Yacht Brokers, Ltd. Osborn Home Care and The Osborn Randi Robinowitz, Realtor Weichert Realtors
Cecil Inc. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Comprehensive Dental Group Hudson Valley Bank J&F Chatsworth Auto Body Ltd. Porsche of Larchmont Prosthodontic and Implant Associates, P.C. Robert's Department Stores Stillman Property Management West-Med Medical Group
Saul Cohen lecture on LMC-TV
(March 31, 2015) On March 24th, At Home on the Sound member Saul Cohen gave a fascinating lecture, "Update on Geopolitical World Situation", to our group. If you were unable to attend, or would like to hear the presentation again, the program will be broadcast on LMC-TV: Cablevision Channel 75, and Verizon Channel 36 on April 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 at 6:00pm.
Mr. Cohen is one of our most popular presenters. He is a geographer whose
specialties are geopolitical theory and political geography. He is
University Professor Emeritus at Hunter College, past president of the Association of American Geographers, President
Emeritus of Queens College of the City University of New York, former
director of the Graduate School of geography of Clark University, and former
Dean of the Clark University Graduate School. He was a member of the New
York Board of Regents from 1993 to 2011.
(March 23, 2015) At the request of a member, we are putting together a new monthly
discussion group for the octogenarians of At Home on the Sound. What challenges are you facing now; what
triumphs? How is your outlook and attitude changing? Are you like a good wine,
getting better with age? What surprises you the most about your eighth decade?
Let's get together to compare notes. Our first meeting will be in May. If you
would like to participate, please contact Elaine at 899-3150 and indicate your
Book Discussion Group Formed (February 9, 2015) Get reading! We are excited to announce the formation of a new book discussion group which will begin later this spring. We have scheduled this series in collaboration with the Mamaroneck Public Library, where our group will meet. Mamaroneck Librarian Lori Friedli will lead our discussions. All discussions are scheduled from 2:00 - 4:00pm.
Wednesday, June 17: Easter Islandby Jennifer Vanderbes
September 30: The Art Forgerby B.A. Shapiro November 18: The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
(Illustration at right: detail from The Bookworm, by Carl Spitzweg,1850)
Another Great Technology Workshop
(January 28, 2015) At Home on the Sound members enjoyed a marvelous and informative Technology Workshop with students from Mamaroneck High School on the Martin Luther King Day of Service. The students volunteer with us several times per year to share their expertise and keep our members up-to-date with Kindles, iPads and cellphones.
"Kai was a great help in introducing me to my new iPad. I'm
basically a PC person," one member reported. "While it's
great to take a class, sometimes you just need a quick tutorial on how
to fix a small but frustrating problem."
Another member shared: "Matt was our mentor that morning. He was a great
teacher- patient and willing to go over things more than once. He made us very comfortable asking questions. A thoroughly
And more praise for Matt: "Matt made a great effort -and was very patient - to teach me the elements
of what my hand-me-down IPhone 4 can do for me. He also wrote down
some notes I can refer to which was very helpful. Thank you Matt!"
Many thanks to these generous students who are happy to share their skills with their older neighbors.
Is stamp collecting a lost art?
(January 13, 2015) Members -
would you like to meet up with other philatelists in our group to share
and compare collections? Call Elaine in the office. She would like to
connect you to plan a get-together. 914-899-3150
Save the date for our 2015 Gala
(December 1, 2014) Plans are already underway for our Annual Spring Gala which is set for Thursday, April 30, 2015. Board Chair Penny Oberg has announced that our 2015 honoree is Bob Hiden.
Bob has been actively involved with At Home on the Sound since we opened our doors in 2010. Bob serves on the At Home on the Sound Future Directions Committee and has moderated our very popular Current Events Breakfast Discussion Group since the program began. Bob is a Larchmont/Mamaroneck Local Summit board member. He has volunteered for decades in various capacities at St. John's Church in Larchmont, and was an officer and trustee at the Larchmont Yacht Club where was active for many years in the Junior Sailing Program and Junior Race Week.
"Bob is truly emblematic of At Home on the Sound members," Oberg said. "He and his wife Ann have lived in our community for over 50 years, and Bob has always been willing to lend his time and expertise to a long list of local organizations - from Little League to At Home on the Sound."
The Gala will also include a tribute to Lois Steinberg, a founding member of At Home on the Sound and co-founder of the Center for Aging in Place.
Professional party planner Cookie Rosenblum has volunteered to chair the event which will once again be held at the Hampshire Country Club in Mamaroneck.
The "Village Movement" covered in The New York Times
The aging-in-place movement was featured on November 28, 2014 in the article: Retirees Turn to Virtual Villages for Mutual Support.
“As people get older, they face the major
dilemma of isolation,” Dr. Agronin said. “Having a local network of
people to engage with opens up whole new worlds. It’s about discovering
your strengths and the joy of living.”
(November 29, 2014) At Home on the Sound is excited to announce the formation
of a Men’s Discussion Group. This is an opportunity for the men of At Home on the
Sound to come together to share their experiences and talk about issues of
mutual interest. Some possible topics
include sports, finance, aging with ease, medical issues, parenting and grandparenting, dealing with insurance, and risk taking as we age. The group will meet once a month, beginning in
January.We are looking for a few good men to get this group
going.If you are interested, please contact Elaine Weingarten
at 914-899-3150 or email@example.com.
Do let Elaine know your preferred times, some topics that interest you
and if you have a topic you would like to facilitate.
Renowned Author Visits our German Conversation Group
(November 5, 2014) The members of our German conversation group were treated to a visit by acclaimed German author Andrea Maria Schenkel at their November get-together. The group, comprised of both members and volunteers of At Home on the Sound,
meets monthly in a private home to converse and socialize in German.
Schenkel’s award-winning crime novels have been translated into twenty
languages with her chilling work, The Murder Farm, now available in
English. The Murder Farm was inspired by the brutal 1922 murder of a
German family in their home in rural Bavaria. The crime remains
In Spring 2015, we will host a public reading by Mrs. Schenkel, who has been called “a writer to watch” by The Globe and Mail.
Check back for exact date.
More "Out and About" programs announced!
(September 23, 2104) Board members Teddi Becker and Ellen Freeman have announced upcoming trips in the At Home on the Sound Out and About program. Out and About is a series of bus excursions for At Home on the Sound members to cultural destinations in the tri-State area. The first program took our members to the Brooklyn Museum in August for a tour of the exhibit Ai Weiwei: According to What? In October members will be heading to Broadway to see the musical-comedy A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. The next trips in the series will be:
- Sunday, March 22, 2015, The Klezmatics in Concert at The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College then dinner at a Larchmont restaurant
"We decided to focus on destinations slightly closer to home for the colder months," said Teddi Becker one of the organizers of the series. Teddi also notes that she and Ellen welcome suggestions for future outings.
Some of the expense of the Out and About series is offset
by a generous contribution from Morris and Florence Bender Foundation, Inc. Additional financial assistance with the cost of tickets is available to members who qualify. Discuss eligibility in confidence with Elaine Weingarten.
Annual Spring Gala Set
(September 19, 2014) The 4th Annual At Home on the Sound Spring Gala will be held in Mamaroneck on Thursday, April 30, 2015, 6:00 pm. The evening will include cocktails, dinner and a chance raffle. Our 2015 Gala Chair is Cookie Rosenblum. More details coming soon. Our galas sell out every year -- save the date!
Out and About: Broadway in October!
(August 14, 2014) We are so very excited to announce the next destination in our "Out and About" program: a trip to see A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder on Wednesday, October 29th at 2pm. $125 per person covers a ticket and round trip bus transportation from the At Home on the Sound parking lot. Our bus will leave Mamaroneck at 12:00 noon. Bring a light lunch for the bus.
(Update: September 8, 2014) This trip is now filled to capacity. If you would like to be added to our waiting list, please call the office: 914/899-3150.
New location needed for our free lectures
(July 15 2014) After
many years of hospitality from Saints John and Paul Church in
Larchmont, we need to find a new location for our free Wednesday
lectures beginning in September. We are looking for a space in Larchmont or Mamaroneck that
will accommodate up to ~ 60 people. We need good parking, a small
kitchenette, and air conditioning. Our programs are held on the first
and third Wednesday of every month - from 3:30 to 5:00pm - but we can be
flexible on the day of the week if necessary. If you know of any space
that might work for us please call our office
with contact information: 914/899-3150. Thank you very much!
Three Mamaroneck residents named to At Home on the Sound Board
2, 2014) Lois Carnochan, John Verni, and Barbara Werber, all Mamaroneck
residents, have been named to the Board of Directors of At Home on the Sound.
Carnochan is a semi-retired educator and research nurse who has worked in
geriatrics and women's health since 1984. She continues to teach nursing part-time
in both theory and clinical courses. Lois has served on the
Boards of Global Action on Aging at the United Nations and the Larchmont Avenue
Verni is a partner at the law firm Kent, Hazzard, Wilson, Conroy, Verni
& Freeman. He is also a partner in Verco Properties LLC. The firm recently
renovated the Mamaroneck Train Station into a restaurant and professional
offices. He has done extensive pro bono
work on behalf of many not-for-profit groups.
Traub Werber has lived in Mamaroneck since 1959. She worked as a speech
pathologist and then as Director of Placement at the Katharine Gibbs School
before becoming an executive recruiter. Barbara has served on many committees
for Mamaroneck schools, the Harbor Island Conservancy, the funding committee of
Friends of the Emelin Theatre, and the fundraising board for the Mamaroneck Library
excited about our new board members,” said Board President Penny Oberg. “These three individuals are
clearly committed to our community and we are grateful they are willing to take
on this new responsibility. We look forward to working with them to promote our
Community Comes out for Bocce
The Sound Shore community turned out for our Bocce
Tournament at the VFW Post on Saturday, June 14.
Eight teams competed: clergy, politicians, firemen, policemen, EMS, Mamaroneck High School
students, At Home on the Sound members and the media. The MHS students were the winners, besting At Home on the Sound members, the Larchmont Volunteer Ambulance Corps, and the clergy team. One spectator was overheard saying, "I never dreamed this would be so much fun!"
Take a look at our photo album here. Thanks to our judge and sound man, Peter
“Bubba” Fanelli, our color commentator, Vinny Graziano, and all our players for games well played.
We look forward to seeing you next year!
Our Players: Norman
Rosenblum, Mayor, Village of Mamaroneck; Louis Santoro, Deputy Mayor, Village of
Mamaroneck; Augie Fusco,Clerk-Treasure,
Village of Mamaroneck;Lisa
LaRocca, News12 Westchester; Lou Young,CBS 2
News; Phil Reisman, The Journal News; Msgr. Thomas Kelly,
Church of St. Augustine; Rev. Bill Crawford,
Avenue Church; Rev. Julie Emery,Larchmont Avenue Church;Chief
Christopher Leahy, Village of Mamaroneck Police Department; James
Staudt, Attorney for theVillage of
Larchmont; Lt. Dominick Falcone, Village
of Mamaroneck Police Department; Susan
Matelich, Larchmont Volunteer Ambulance Corps;Giovanni Formaro, Larchmont Volunteer Ambulance Corps; Carly
Casterella, Larchmont Volunteer Ambulance Corps; John
Caparelli, Larchmont Fire Department; John Pomponio, Larchmont
Volunteer Ambulance Corps; Joe Russo,Town of Mamaroneck Fire Department; Simon
Marlow, At Home on the Sound Board; Ellie Fredston, At
Home on the Sound Board; Rudy Demasi, At
Home on the Sound Board; and our winners: Kai Kinsman, Joyce Xu and Max Rothman, from Mamaroneck High School.
And, to the victors goes the pizza. Our winning team received a certificate for a free pizza, donated by Emilio's Pizzeria on Mamaroneck Avenue.
Community Service Award
On Wednesday, June 11, we were honored to receive a Community Service Award from United Hebrew of New Rochelle for our "outstanding commitment and devotion to the community." Director Elaine Weingarten accepted the award.
In recognition, the Westchester County Board of Legislators declared June 11 2014, "At Home on the Sound Day" in Westchester County.
First Annual At Home on the Sound Bocce Tournament
(June 9, 2014). Our first ever Bocce Tournament is going to be a blast! We have eight co-ed teams lined up to play on Saturday, June 14 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm at the VFW Post/Senior Center on the Post Road in Larchmont.
Larchmont and Mamaroneck's Fire, Police and EMS departments will be sending players to compete along with local clergy including Rev Bill Crawford from Larchmont Avenue Church and Msgr.
Thomas Kelly from the Church of St. Augustine. Student athletes will face At Home on the Sound members.
Our elected officials, including Larchmont Mayor Anne McAndrews and Mamaroneck Village
Mayor Norm Rosenblum,will be challenging a fierce media team: Lou Young of CBS 2
News, Phil Reisman of The Journal News, and Lisa LaRocca from
Former Mamaroneck Town Supervisor Valerie O'Keeffe
will roll out the honorary first ball. Vinny Graziano will provide
play-by-play commentary. Peter “Bubba”
Fanelli will be our judge. NYS Senator George Latimer will preside
at the winners' ceremony at 4:00pm.
This event is free and open to the public. It's sure to be a great way to spend your Saturday afternoon.
Ellie Fredston and Pat Hachey on The Tom Murphy Show (May 21,2014) Ellie Fredston and Pat Hachey were invited to The Tom Murphy Show on LMC-TV to discuss At Home on the Sound programs, membership benefits and volunteer opportunities:
(May 9, 2014) For the third straight year, our Spring Gala was a sell-out. More than 300 guests attended on Thursday, May 1 and the positive energy and enthusiasm was palpable at The Hampshire Country Club. Our members, board, volunteers, friends and supporters mingled with elected officials and local clergy who were also on hand to celebrate our work and our honoree, founding board member Ellie Fredston. Even our requests for blue skies, picture perfect weather and comfortable spring temperatures were fulfilled! The entire evening was made possible thanks to the generosity of
many local business sponsors, and a long list of hard-working volunteer
planners and doers.
Ellie Fredston (pictured L) was
honored for her decades of service to the Larchmont/Mamaroneck community and her efforts to establish At Home on the Sound in 2010. At Home on the Sound Volunteer Coordinator Pat Hachey (pictured R) of
Mamaroneck received a tribute for her exceptional work since we first began operations. Hachey was also lauded for 18
years of volunteer service in the Mamaroneck School District and her dedication to the Church of St. Vito in Mamaroneck.
Board member Teddi Becker announced at dinner that to honor Ellie, a site along the trail connecting Flint Park Nature Trail to
the Hommocks Conservation Area will be planted with a cinnamon bark maple tree and a stand of azaleas that will "flourish and enhance this path for
all who walk it for years to come".
In honor of Pat Hachey, a donation of books was made to the Mamaroneck Avenue School library which will be labelled with a specially designed bookplate.
Our cocktail hour was serenaded with music performed by the Mamaroneck High School String Ensemble. The gala also included an exciting chance raffle with a great array of items - from NFL tickets to designer handbags.
We are able to keep our membership fees as low as we do thanks to proceeds raised at our galas every year. We are so very grateful for the support and goodwill of the entire Larchmont-Mamaroneck community. Plans are already underway for Gala 2015!
New Gala Sponsor: Wells Fargo
We are excited to announce our newest Gala 2014 Sponsor: Wells Fargo Bank at 375 White Plains Road, in Eastchester, New York.
We are grateful for the support from this newest Wells Fargo location.
With offices in New York, White
Plains and Fishkill, NY, Littman Krooks offers legal services in the areas of Elder
Law, Estate Planning, Veterans' Benefits, Guardianship, Special Needs
Planning and Special Education Advocacy, Corporate and SEC.
The At Home on the Sound "Spellbinders" reign!
(April 7, 2014)
The At Home on the Sound team, "The Spellbinders" beat 19 other teams to win the 2014 Friends of the Larchmont Library Spelling Bee on Sunday, April 6th. The winning word was susurrus (a whispering or rustling sound). This is the second appearance for our team: Margaret Weinstock, Reverend Dorothy Greene, and Barbara Grae, who competed last year as well. Congratulations to our spellers (pictured here with CBS 2's Lou Young, the bee emcee) - and to the Friends of the Larchmont Public Library for the success of this wonderful community event.
United Hebrew provides: Nursing
Home, Rehabilitation Center, Senior Apartments, Assisted Living &
Road, New Rochelle, NY 914/632-2804
We love House of Flowers
For the third year in a row, the incredible Frank Soriano of House of Flowers in Mamaroneck will be donating all of the floral arrangements for our gala. Each year Frank creates breathtakingly beautiful centerpieces for our event. We are overwhelmed by Frank's generous spirit and support of our organization.
The award-winning House of Flowers is located at 231 Mamaroneck Avenue in Mamaroneck. 914/698-2522.
More support for our 2014 Gala
(March 11, 2014)
We are excited about two more generous Gala sponsors: Northwestern Mutual and West-Med Medical Group!
Tickets are now on sale for our 2014 Spring Galaset for May 1st, 6pm at the Hampshire Country Club! We hope you will join us.
Our theme this year, "Strong Roots...Flourishing Community," wonderfully reflects the spirit of our members who have lived here for many decades and contribute in so many ways to the vibrancy of area.
The Second Annual Friends of the Larchmont Library Spelling Bee is set for Sunday, April 6, 4pm, at Larchmont Temple Social Hall. We are excited to announce that our 2013 team will be back to represent us. The At Home on the Sound "Spellbinders" are: Reverend Dorothy Green, Margaret Weinstock and Barbara Grae. Come out to this great family event to cheer on our ace spellers.