Kids can nominate grandma or grandpa as the 2015 Savvy Senior King or Queen through Monday. All nominated seniors and their families will be invited to the sixth annual Savvy Senior Day on Sept. 20 at the Parker Jewish Institute in New Hyde Park, when the royalty will be crowned.
Savvy Senior Day is held each year by Long Island's Association of Generational Experts for Seniors, or AGES, a senior advocacy and resource group, to provide a day when families can recognize their seniors for the accomplishments they've made. A savvy senior is defined by the association as one who doesn't let age define them or dictate what they can or can't do and who has made or continues to make an impact within their communities.
To nominate a senior, describe the nominee in 200 typed words or less, and include a photo or video. Send nominations to AGES Savvy Senior Award, AGES P.O. Box 774, Melville, New York, 11747, or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or directly through the AGES website.
The King and Queen receive gift certificates for professional studio oil portrait painting, compliments of Bradford Renaissance Portraits. The festivities will include food and music provided by a DJ. Participating in the coronation will be 2014 Savvy Senior King William Young of Huntington and 2014 Savvy Senior Queen Lillian Guadagno of Valley Stream (pictured).
The Parker Jewish Institute is at 271-11 76th Ave., in New Hyde Park; the event is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 20. For more information, call 631-630-9498 or 516-617-5176.