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Savvy Senior winners crowned in Plainview

Rose Laccone, 90, of Whitestone, Queens, is crowned

Rose Laccone, 90, of Whitestone, Queens, is crowned Queen at the Fourth Annual Savvy Senior Day in Plainview. (Sept. 7, 2013) Photo Credit: Steven Sunshine

Savvy Senior King and Queen 2013 Frank Zizzo, 81, of Levittown, and Rose Laccone, 90, of Whitestone, Queens, were honored for their commitment to serving their communities at the Association of Generational Experts for Seniors (AGES) Fourth Annual Savvy Senior Day at the Holiday Inn in Plainview. The event was presented one day shy of Grandparents Day. (Sept. 7, 2013)

Frank Zizzo, 81, of Levittown is crowned King
Photo Credit: Steven Sunshine

Frank Zizzo, 81, of Levittown is crowned King at Long Island's Association of Generational Experts for Seniors' Savvy Senior Day celebration in Plainview. Frank's nomination letter said he dedicates his life to helping others and puts the needs of others before himself, always ready to quietly lend a loving hand without expecting anything in return except for his personal knowledge that someone has smiled because of his efforts. (Sept. 7, 2013)

Savvy Senior Queen 2013 Rose Laccone, 90, of
Photo Credit: Mary Kate Mahoney

Savvy Senior Queen 2013 Rose Laccone, 90, of Whitestone, Queens, is presented with her crown by Rita Medaglio-Barrera chairwoman of the Association of Generational Experts for Seniors at the AGES Savvy Senior Day in Plainview. (Sept. 7, 2013)

The 2012 Savvy Senior King, Peter Vannucci, 82,
Photo Credit: Mary Kate Mahoney

The 2012 Savvy Senior King, Peter Vannucci, 82, of Northport kept active during his reign by competing in the National Senior Games and Long Island Senior Games. (Sept. 7, 2013)

Rose Laccone, 90, of Whitestone, Queens, commanded the
Photo Credit: Mary Kate Mahoney

Rose Laccone, 90, of Whitestone, Queens, commanded the room as she was crowned 2013 Savvy Senior Queen at the Association of Generational Experts for Seniors Savvy Senior Day at the Holiday Inn in Plainview. The event honors seniors for their accomplishments and contributions on Long Island. (Sept. 7, 2013)

The Fourth Annual Savvy Senior Day organized by
Photo Credit: Mary Kate Mahoney

The Fourth Annual Savvy Senior Day organized by the Association of Generational Experts for Seniors (AGES), a volunteer-based network of professionals that educate Long Island seniors and provide support with health care and financial planning, was held in Plainview on the eve of National Grandparents Day. (Sept. 7, 2013)

Rose Laccone, 90, of Whitestone, Queens, was crowned
Photo Credit: Mary Kate Mahoney

Rose Laccone, 90, of Whitestone, Queens, was crowned 2013 Savvy Senior Queen as her daughter, Joanna Lombardi of Whitestone, proudly watched from the audience at the Association of Generational Experts for Seniors (AGES) Savvy Senior Day in Plainview. "She's always making people laugh," Lombardi said about her mother. (Sept. 7, 2013)

Frank Rizzo, 81, of Levittown, and Rose Laccone,
Photo Credit: Mary Kate Mahoney

Frank Rizzo, 81, of Levittown, and Rose Laccone, 90, of Whitestone, were crowned the new Savvy Senior King and Queen during a Savvy Senior Day celebration at the Holiday Inn in Plainview. (Sept. 7, 2013)

Rose Laccone, 90, of Whitestone, Queens, is crowned
Photo Credit: Steven Sunshine

Rose Laccone, 90, of Whitestone, Queens, is crowned Queen at the Fourth Annual Savvy Senior Day in Plainview. (Sept. 7, 2013)

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