Healthbeat: Yoga and aerobics at Mattituck-Laurel Library

12/14/2010 12:32 PM |

• San Simeon by the Sound Center for Nursing, Rehabilitation and Adult Day Health Care has received a New York State Department of Transportation grant to acquire a 20-passenger vehicle with a wheelchair lift. The grant comes through the Federal Transit Administration program and requires federal approval, expected in late spring. The bus will be used to transport registrants to and from the Adult Day Health Care Center, according to executive director Priscilla DeMasi, and to transport San Simeon residents to medical appointments and recreational activities.

•  A new 10-week yoga program will begin at Mattituck-Laurel Library Tuesday, Dec. 21, 5-6:30 p.m. Bring a yoga mat or towel The cost for all sessions is $60.
The library will host chair aerobics on Wednesday, 5-6 p.m., starting Dec. 29, 5-6 p.m. The eight-week series costs $40. Bring three- to five-pound dumbbells. Call 298-4134.

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5 Comment

  • WOW!! A flip flop on the use of consultants by the “new” board members! WOW! With the behavior of this board and it’s leadership, who would want to (apply) touch SWR with a 10 foot pole. Just sayin’?

  • I’m not sure that a national consulting firm with “broader perspective and greater access to candidates” is really what this district needs. The needs of Long Island school districts, in relation to State Aid issues, not to mention the unique issues of Shoreham/Wading River are not things that are easily understood by current superintendents from other parts of the country. I think hiring an outside firm is a mistake in so many ways. And it’s true – who in their right mind would want to take this job in this district. Oh, maybe someone from California. Maybe they’ve never read anything about us…

  • Agreed Nicole. If we are choosing a Captain to lead this fleet through the land mines of NY State Education system- SWR being one of the most unique therein, doesn’t make much sense to take someone who doesn’t know the waters. They may have a nifty little certificate that says they will be able to read the instrument panel….but pretty irrefutable that we’d be in better hands with an experienced Captain. Can’t afford a learning curve here. No reason we can’t bring on a top notch First Mate with lots of potential, and let him/her serve along side an experienced guide. At this rate I fear we will be on Gilligan’s Island soon.

  • At the moment, we have almost no experienced mates on this ship. When we lose this captain, we lose all our expertise. Ugh. What a mess.

  • I don’t agree with hiring a firm that has “broader perspective and greater access to candidates” either. If this has to be done, it should be done with the intent to find someone who understands the culture of our children and our schools along with understanding the challenges we face with state aid. We don’t need someone from another state that is not knowledgeable about the happenings here on Long Island and in our district. How is it possible (in a district where money is scarce) that the board of education finds the money to hire an outside firm instead of using BOCES? What we really need is to be realistic! How many other districts are searching for a superintendent? How many other districts have interim superintendents already? The Three Village CSD has had years without a consistent, strong leader and the lack of that leadership is felt throughout the district and community. The reason Three Village is in that mess is because years ago they made the mistake of hiring a superintendent from Ohio. Is that what we want for our children?