Health Beat

* Dr. Barbara Prestano of Peconic Ear, Nose and Throat will speak about Our Ears and the World of Sound, at Peconic Landing in Greenport on Friday, Aug. 27, at 2:30 p.m. This will be the second in a three-part series on protecting hearing.

* Domenic Antignano, Peconic Landing’s cultural arts coordinator, is the senior life care community’s employee of the month for August. Mr. Antignano has created one of the highest-quality cultural events and activities programs offered by any retirement community, said Patricia Lutzky, vice president of human resources. He brings high caliber programs to Peconic Landing, including the Long Island Philharmonic, Pianofest, the Bryant Park Quartet, and performers from the Perlman School of Music. This year he broke new ground by negotiating a contract with the Metropolitan Opera to simulcast live performances in satellite HD format for residents. A sculptor himself, Mr. Antignano, in conjunction with the East End Arts Council, brought the first juried sculpture show to the Brecknock Hall grounds this summer. He has developed monthly science outings and initiated trips to the ballpark and Belmont Park. He also oversees the annual golf outing and manages the annual holiday boutique.

* Grace Redden was chosen as employee of the month for July and Courtney Hulse for August at San Simeon by the Sound Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation.

This is the third time each woman has been honored with this title by her fellow employees. Ms. Hulse, San Simeon’s personnel manager, earned her business degree at Suffolk County Community College. Ms. Redden, who works in housekeeping, has been on the San Simeon staff for 35 years. Both live in Greenport.