News & Press Releases 2017 - 2016
September 11, 2017
SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE
Dominican Village’s senior residents and staff were proud to partner with Senator John Brooks to sponsor a Back to School Supply Drive for Roosevelt and Wyandanch School Districts. The residents and staff felt it was important that every child has much needed school supplies for the upcoming year. Everyone at Dominican Village would like to wish all local students a successful and rewarding school year.
Learn more about Roosevelt School District here.
Learn more about Wyandanch School District here.
May 24, 2017 (From The AMITYVILLE RECORD)
DELIVERING SMILES FOR MOTHERS DAY
Mother’s day is a day for celebrating and thanking mothers and Dominican Village did just that! Bouquets of two dozen roses were hand delivered to senior residents. “Nothing compares to the joy of receiving fresh flowers on Mother’s Day”, said the residents.
Dominican Village staff enjoyed the surprised expressions on the resident’s faces when they opened their doors. Their expressions of delight followed by smiles are priceless and are “Kodak moments”.
Dominican Village offers programs for seniors. For more information, call 631-842-6618 or visit us online.
December 22, 2016
A CHEERFUL GIFT
On Friday, December 16th Dominican Village residence received a cheerful gift from TD Bank Associates and Managers from several branches with an afternoon of Christmas Caroling. The joy of the season filled the halls as our residents joyfully joined in.
Dominican Village thanks TD Banks Kathleen Petronis Vice President/Store Manager and associates who commit to volunteering every year to bring joy and love to our residents!
December 21, 2016
BRINGING SMILES THROUGH CAROLING
On Wednesday, December 7th Dominican Village residence were entertained for the fifth year, by the National Grid Choir. Under the direction of Mr. Kinkaid, a variety of classic and gospel holiday songs were performed with our residents gleefully joining in.
Dominican Village thanks National Grid for volunteering during the holiday season!
SPREADING THE SPIRIT OF GIVING
Dominican Village coordinated with Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre in supporting the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Campaign. Beautifully wrapped toys were donated in hopes to brighten the holidays for children in our local community.
November 1, 2016
Dominican Village of Amityville recently held its 10th Annual Chinese Auction On October 7, 2016. The event was a huge success raising over $30,000.They gratefully acknowledge that this night could not have been possible without the generosity of our sponsors, family members, and our local business friends who understand the importance of the care and support that they provide for residents. The net proceeds from this year’s Extravaganza exceeded last year’s by an incredible 75%! Such a jump is clearly attributed to the quality of the items that were available to those in attendance that evening. Everyone's support was a significant part of that success and will enable Dominican Village to purchase an innovative sound system with wireless headsets for the Helen Butler Hall. This state of the art equipment will now allow aging residents to become fully engaged when participating in events at Helen Butler Hall.
The staff of Dominican Village is passionately committed to making a difference in the lives of our residents by providing services of the highest quality in an environment which promotes socialization, good health, and independent choices.
August 23, 2016
On August 5th Dominican Village senior residents got into the Hawaiian spirit by hosting its Annual Hawaiian Luau. Resident enjoyed entertainment by Dance Aloha. Dance Aloha dancers mingled with our residents and employees and taught them how to quiver and shake their hips. Prizes were awarded to those with the most “Hawaiian” spirit.
Take a look at the beautiful story written by one of our resident's daughters. Click to read article
June 21, 2016
Happy 103rd Birthday Gen!
Please click here to see our press release of the amazing celebration.
May 11, 2016
Mother's Day is a day for celebrating and thanking mothers. Dominican Village did just that! Bouquets of two dozen roses were hand delivered to our senior residents. “Nothing compares to the joy of receiving fresh flowers on Mother’s Day” said one of our 90 year olds.
Dominican Village staff enjoys the surprised expressions on the resident’s faces when they open their doors. Their expressions of delight followed by smiles are priceless and are “Kodak moments”
May 5, 2016
Cinco de Mayo!
On May 5th Dominican Village senior residents got into the spirit in commemorating the Mexican Army’s victory over the French forces. Seniors enjoyed homemade salsa, guacamole, toasted chips and margaritas. They were serenade by a local Mariachi band.
April 21, 2016
A Collaboration to bring smiles to Mothers to BE!
On March 31st, Dominican Village and North Amityville Kiwanis Club collaborated to provide local hospitals with well needed supplies and materials to assist mothers who are soon to have newborns.
Dominican Village and North Amityville Kiwanis Club hosted a “Community Baby Shower” where over 75 residents and staff of Dominican Village came together to make this event a huge success. The generosity was stupendous to benefit newborns at local hospitals with essential baby items to help ensure healthy beginnings for the mother & newborn. Over 200 new items were generated from the Shower. Clothing, handmade blankets, diapers, showering gels are just a few items to name that were distributed among Good Samaritan, St. Joseph’s and Southside Hospitals.
Both organizations stated “It was wonderful to have this simple but direct opportunity to connect with and support people in our communities.”
The Kiwanis Club of Amityville is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world, one child and one community at a time. To become a member please contact Louise Perrotta 631-412-3831.
March 9, 2016
Celebrating 105 years old
Theodora Tolle Tynebor was born in Brooklyn on March 11, 1911. At 19 years old she spent a year of study in Rome. When her mother was there to visit her, the two crossed into Germany to attempt a visit with her father’s family. While witnessing a parade honoring Adolf Hitler they were told to “Macht Der Heil” (Salute Hitler). Teddy beams when she recalls her mother saying “I don’t do that, I am an American”.
Teddy attended St. Agnes Academic High School in College Point, NY, where she was taught by the Sisters of St. Dominic. She then attended Marymount College in Tarrytown, NY, after which she received a Masters degree from St. John’s University. She then pursued a career in the NYC Public School. Teddy has resided at Dominican Village since May 2006 and is best known for her funny jokes and warm personality. The Administration, Staff & Residents of Dominican Village are elated to be celebrating Teddy’s 105th birthday with her as she still brings a zest for life to the Dominican Village Community.