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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. 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.



New Program: Memoir Writing Workshop coming in 2018
"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:

Gold

House of Flowers

Silver

Ellie & Art Fredston
Karen & Paul Isaac
Ray Catena Lexus

Gib Nathan
United Hebrew of New Rochelle

Karina & John Verni

Bronze

Ambassador of Scarsdale
Catherine & Joseph Aresty
John & Mary Lee Bradley
Jacqueline Cicale, Senior Vice President, The Werbitt Cicale Group
William & Sandy Feldman
Ellen & David Freeman
David & Patricia Hachey
Ellen & Joseph Kaidanow
Stephen Lieber
Merrill Lynch - White Plains Greenwich Complex
Eileen Marx
Hon. Sandra Miller
Nautilus Diner
The New Jewish Home, Sarah Neuman
Janet & Ryan O'Connell
Orange Bank & Trust
Lynn & Mike Reichgott
STEPS Home Care
Weichert Realtors
Westchester Family Care

Supporter

Acura of Westchester
Teddi & Arnold Becker
Burke Rehabilitation Hospital
Cecil LLC
Barbara & Bertram Cohn
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Miriam & Tom Curnin
Janet & Rudy Demasi
Bill & Celia Dentzer
Karen & Jerry Dorfman
General Wholesale Electrical Co., Inc.
Laurie & Stephen Girsky
Brad & Sunny Goldberg
Ina & Arthur Gordon
Ann & Bob Hiden
Houlihan Lawrence Larchmont Brokerage
Interstate & Lakeland Lumber Corporation
Eileen Kelly - Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty
Dr. Frederick & Mrs. Phyllis Kaskel
KIDZ LLC - Alan Zaretsy
Kommer, Bave & Ollman LLP
Amy & David Levere
Simon & Rita Marlow
Robert & Friedhilde Milburn
Leslie & Dan Molinoff
Penny & Tim Oberg
Osborn Home Care and The Osborn
June & Richard Ottinger
Robert & Paula Peck
Andy & Andrea Potash
Recovery Physical Therapy
Randi Robinowitz, Realtor
Julie & Nick Sakellariadis
Sal's Pizzeria
SilverBills LLC
Angus Theriault & Sons
The Toy Box
Barbara Werber
The Westchester Bank
White Plains Hospital
Lisa & Richard Witten

Friend

Cecelia T. Absher & David A. Katz
J & F Chatsworth Auto Body, Ltd
Maura Concannon
Diane & Russell Hall
Ruth & Norman Hinerfeld
Emily & John Irving
Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Kaplan
The Kensington Assisted Living Residence
King Street Rehab
Dr. Paula Scharf Kohn
Jeanette & Lloyd Landa
Leapin' Lizards, Sylvia Rogers, Owner
Myra Levine-Harris
Ruth Obernbreit & Bob Glass
Betty & Al Osman
Porsche of Larchmont
Prosthodontic & Implant Associates
Rosenfeld Foundation
Scarsdale Medical Group
Rose Silvestro
Dee Shapiro
Jane & Richard Shapiro
Jan K. & Anne Mieke Smeets
Stillman Management, Inc.
The Wartburg
Renate Wilms-Rovin



Our 2017 Gala Sponsors
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 Emily Grant.

“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 honor them.”



At Home on the Sound to Honor Eugene and Emily Grant of Mamaroneck
Free Guide: Planning Your Health Care in Advance

The Office of New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has produced a free useful guideon end of life care and Advance Directive. It can be accessed and printed from this link: "Planning Your Health Care in Advance: How to Make your Wishes Known and Honored".



Free Guide: Planning Your Health Care in Advance
More Foreign Language Conversation Groups Forming

(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.



More Foreign Language Conversation Groups Forming
Gala Gratitude

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!




Gala Gratitude
Our 2016 Video:

Our video was produced by Larchmont resident, Brad Garfield. He can be reached at: North Ridge Productions, Nrproductions@aol.com



Our 2016 Video:
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.

Frank’s generosity 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.



Fifth Annual At Home on the Sound Gala
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!


Community Togetherness at our Bocce Tournament
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.



New Group:  At Home on the Sound Single Ladies
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 whegarty@wlsmail.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.

Assistance for those with visual impairment
In Neighboring Rye

Free Dance Classes for those with Parkinson’s Disease

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



In Neighboring 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 environment. Three 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. 



New Series: Conversations About Your Health Advocacy Skills
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 Milburn explains: “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.”



Exciting News: New option for  Membership
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.”


A message from Penny Oberg:
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.



Our impact in the community - by the numbers
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 need you!

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



Volunteer needed in our office on Fridays
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.



Another Marvelous Spring Gala
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 Paris on 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 as possible.




June Out and About announced:
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!

Gala Sponsors:

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

Gala Supporters:

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

Gala Friends:

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



Saluting our 2015 Business Gala Sponsors
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. 

The program also viewable online, courtesy of LMC-TV.  Click this link to view the program.



Saul Cohen lecture on LMC-TV
New group in formation: "On Being 80"

(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 availability.



New group in formation:
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 Island by Jennifer Vanderbes
September 30: The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro
November 18
: The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

(Illustration at right: detail from The Bookworm, by Carl Spitzweg,1850)



Book Discussion Group Formed
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 worthwhile session!"

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.



Another Great Technology Workshop
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



Is stamp collecting a lost art?
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.



Save the date for our 2015 Gala
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.”

 Read the complete New York Times article here



The
At Home on the Sound Men's Group Forming

(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 elaineweingarten@gmail.com.  Do let Elaine know your preferred times, some topics that interest you and if you have a topic you would like to facilitate.



At Home on the Sound Men's Group Forming
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.

Mrs. 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 unsolved.

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.



Renowned Author Visits our German Conversation Group
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:

- Wednesday, November 19: Henri Matisse:The Cut-Outs exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art, plus lunch at MoMA

- Wednesday, January 7, 2015: This Leads to Fire exhibit at the Neuberger Museum of Art  and lunch at a Trattoria 632

- Wednesday February  18, 2015: Northern Baroque Splendor exhibit at The Bruce Museum, then lunch at L'Escale in Greenwich

- 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.



More
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!



Annual Spring Gala Set
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.




Out and About: Broadway in October!
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!



New location needed for our free lectures
Three Mamaroneck residents named to At Home on the Sound Board

(July 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. 

Lois 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 Church. 

John 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.

Barbara 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 addition.

“We are 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 mission.”



Three Mamaroneck residents named to At Home on the Sound Board
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, Larchmont Avenue Church Rev. Julie Emery, Larchmont Avenue Church; Chief Christopher Leahy, Village of Mamaroneck Police Department; James Staudt, Attorney for the Village 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 Comes out for Bocce
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. 




Community Service Award
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 News12 Westchester.

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.



First Annual At Home on the Sound Bocce Tournament
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:

Part I:

 Part II:



Ellie Fredston and Pat Hachey on The Tom Murphy Show
2014 Gala: Wonderful weather! Wonderful friends! Wonderful event!

(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!



2014 Gala: Wonderful weather! Wonderful friends! Wonderful event!
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.




New Gala Sponsor: Wells Fargo
Littman Krooks LLP signs on as Gala Sponsor

We are pleased to announce that Littman Krooks LLP is our newest Gala sponsor! 

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.



Littman Krooks LLP signs on as Gala Sponsor
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.



The At Home on the Sound
Thank you to Acura of Westchester!

Acura of Westchester is our newest Gala 2014 Sponsor!

See them at 2155 Palmer Avenue in Larchmont for an excellent selection of new and pre-owned vehicles and wonderful service.
For new car information: 888.545.9287
For service: 888-370-9308



Thank you to Acura of Westchester!
Gala Sponsor: United Hebrew of New Rochelle and Willow Towers Assisted Living

We are pleased to announce a new Chestnut level sponsor for our 2014 Gala:
United Hebrew of New Rochelle / Willow Towers Assisted Living

United Hebrew provides: Nursing Home, Rehabilitation Center, Senior Apartments, Assisted Living & Alzheimer’s Care.
391 Pelham Road, New Rochelle, NY
914/632-2804



Gala Sponsor: United Hebrew of New Rochelle and Willow Towers Assisted Living
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.



We love House of Flowers
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 Gala set 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.

Our first two galas were sell-outs and seating is limited, so place your ticket order soon. Follow this link to purchase tickets.



More support for our 2014 Gala
Our "Spellbinders" are back!

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.




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Special offers from The Center for Continuing Education
(March 3, 2014)

Thanks to a new collaboration, The Center for Continuing Education is giving At Home on the Sound volunteers and members the opportunity to try out two fascinating new classes before registering for the entire session. In addition, we are being offered a discount for a new class on transferring photos to your computer. Read the descriptions and registration details at this link. These classes are coming up quickly, so register soon.


Special offers from The Center for Continuing Education
"Paying it forward, seniors help older seniors"

(March 1,  2014)

Monadnock at Home in New Hampshire, was recently the subject of an extraordinary two-part television profile. These inspirational reports really get to the heart of the aging-in-place concept. Please take a moment to read the report and better understand what the "Village Movement" is all about.  The complete report can be accessed at this link.




Don Epstein: "Celebrities Who Have Known Me"

(February 26, 2014)

Twice each month At Home on the Sound presents a free public lecture on a vast array of topics. Our programs are held in the Saints John and Paul Church rectory meeting room in Larchmont. A few months ago, retired television writer/producer Don Epstein, treated our group to his personal reminiscences of more than 40 years in the entertainment industry. If you missed his presentation, you can view it here. His humorous behind-the-scenes accounts of game shows, parades, beauty pageants and more were a treat to listen to.  Epstein has worked with many celebrities including Marlon Brando, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson and Dr. Joyce Brothers. You'll hear a bit about each of them in this marvelous video - which will also give you a taste of what a terrific time we all have at these Wednesday lectures:

Thanks to LMC-TV and our volunteer videographer Eileen Mason for capturing our programs.

Scroll through our calendar of events to see when our next lectures will be - and join us!



Don Epstein:
More Gala Sponsors

(February 10, 2014)

We are feeling the love!

Hudson Valley Bank in Mamaroneck and J&F Chatsworth Auto Body Ltd. in Larchmont are our two newest 2014 Gala Sponsors.

Our terrific volunteers are currently hard at work preparing for our biggest night of the year. This will be our Third Annual Spring Gala. Show your support of At Home on the Sound -- come out on Thursday, May 1st for a fun evening when we will celebrate our flourishing community. Founding board member Ellie Fredston is our 2014 honoree. We will also be acknowledging our Volunteer Coordinator Pat Hachey. Look for your invitation in the coming weeks.



More Gala Sponsors
Aging-in-Place in Washington DC

(February 6, 2014)
Washington DC has experienced a surge of new aging-in-place organizations in recent years. Read a great report about it here:

Through a growing number of senior villages in the D.C. area, aging in place becomes easier




Aging-in-Place in Washington DC
Aging-in-Place on NBC Nightly News

(January 24, 2014)
NBC News anchor Brian Williams profiles Staying Put in New Canaan.

Williams says, there's "a growing movement made up of those who've decided the best retirement community is at home."
(Click arrow on video to view.)

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy




Aging-in-Place on NBC Nightly News
We salute Houlihan Lawrence - Larchmont Brokerage

Our friends at Houlihan Lawrence in Larchmont are sponsoring our Spring Gala. We are so grateful for their ongoing support of work!

The Larchmont office serves Larchmont, Mamaroneck, New Rochelle, Pelham, Rye and Rye Brook.

Houlihan Lawrence - Larchmont Brokerage
2070 Boston Post Road
Larchmont,  NY  10538
Phone: 914.833.0420



We salute Houlihan Lawrence - Larchmont Brokerage
Thank you to ALEXANDER ARCHITECTURE PLLC

Many thanks to ALEXANDER ARCHITECTURE PLLC of Larchmont for, once again, signing on as a Spring Gala Sponsor.

Alexander Architecture services include site planning, design of new buildings and additions, renovations and interior design:

ALEXANDER ARCHITECTURE PLLC
132 Larchmont Avenue, Suite 9
Larchmont, NY 10538
914-698-0000



Thank you to ALEXANDER ARCHITECTURE PLLC
Tech Workshop with Mamaroneck High Students

On January 20, 2014, in honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, students from Mamaroneck High School came to our office to answer our members' questions about their cell phones, Kindles, iPads, laptops and more. We hold these fun and informative workshops for our members throughout the year. Many thanks to the super tech-savvy MHS students who volunteered to help our members get wired.



Tech Workshop with Mamaroneck High Students
The Cooking Channel is looking for grandparents who cook

The Cooking Channel is looking for Grandparents who cook for their hit series My Grandmother's Ravioli with Mo Rocca.
You could be on TV!

They are looking for:

  • Grandmothers and Grandfathers

  • All ethnicities anywhere in America

  • 50 to 100 years old

  • Big personalities who can cook delicious dishes

  • Real characters: warm, fun, outgoing, eccentric, lovable, sweet, fiery, or even curmudgeonly

  • Great families

  • Accents and English as a second language not a problem

Follow this link to find the online application:  http://www.grandparentswhocook.com/ You can complete the form for yourself or someone you know. Good luck!


The Cooking Channel is looking for grandparents who cook
Turkish Meze and Legume Gourmet Market - 2014 Sponsors

The local business community continues to demonstrate their support of our mission through Gala Sponsorships. 

Legume Gourmet Market and Turkish Meze Restaurant are now on board for 2014.

Turkish Meze offers wonderful Mediterranean cuisine in a charming location at 409 Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Mamaroneck.  Enjoy their warm, friendly service for lunch and dinner seven days a week. 

Their brand new sister store right across the street, Legume Gourmet Market, offers spices, olives, cheeses, coffees, baked goods and so much more! Stop in at One Depot Plaza and see everything they have to offer.



Turkish Meze and Legume Gourmet Market - 2014 Sponsors

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