The Center for Adult Life Enrichment in Hewlett has been granted $23,000 for essential services from the Town of Hempstead, the town announced in a release.
The grant will bolster programming “intended to create a happier and fuller life for senior members of the Five Towns community and surrounding areas,” the release says.
“Community groups such as the Center for Adult Life Enrichment touch the lives of countless residents and their impact is felt throughout the surrounding area,” Councilman James Darcy said. “These organizations affect quality of life and they raise public spirit. The Town of Hempstead appreciates the opportunity to support and enhance their programming.”
The grant will fund programs such as bridge, book discussion, current events, exercise classes, art, dance, music, computer classes, museum trips and health lectures. Membership at the center, located at 37 East Rockaway Rd., is open to all residents of the Five Towns and surrounding areas who are 55 years of age and older.
Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray said that the town’s strong financial standing allowed it to provide the funding.
Councilman Anthony Santino added, “These nonprofits are important pieces in the fabric of a community, and Hempstead Town values the opportunity to keep them vital and vibrant.”