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Dominican Village’s 17th Annual Fall Frenzy Dinner & Auction


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The winner of

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is… Elizabeth Meehan
from St. James, NY

Remaining drawing will be held on:
November 30th


September 28, 2022


Nancy was born September 29, 1920, and will be one hundred and two years old.
Nancy graduated from Amityville High School in 1939 and worked a year to earn the $100 registration fee for the Lincoln School for Nurses in the Bronx. She was accepted and graduated in three years. Following her nursing training in January 1945, she volunteered for military service and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant into the U.S. Army Nurse Corps. Later that year, one of her brothers, Samuel Gordon Leftenant, a Tuskegee Airman was killed in action over Austria. He was one of the pilots from the famed 99th Fighter Group which was commanded then by Colonel Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.

Nancy served as a flight nurse between 1953-1955 in Tachikawa, Japan where she supervised the evacuation of patients from Okinawa, Taiwan, and Korea. She was qualified on multiple aircraft such as the C-46, C-47, C-54, and C-124 Globemaster. The Korean segment of her flights was sometimes piloted by General Claire Chennault’s Flying Tigers. During the siege of Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam in 1954, Nancy was one of the flight nurses assigned to evacuate the wounded soldiers of the French Expeditionary Force. The nurses evacuated over 100 patients while being within earshot of the shooting. Nancy’s next assignment was at Wiesbaden General Hospital in Germany where she was charge nurse form 1958-1960.

After twenty years of dedicated service in the Air Force, Nancy retired in 1965 with the rank of Major in the Air Force at McGuire AFB, New Jersey. She returned home to Amityville, New York and continued as a public service nurse at the Lincoln School of Nursing until retiring for a second time. In 1978, the Amityville School District commemorated the thirtieth anniversary of Nancy’s appointment as a nurse in the Army Nurse Corps. A reception was held, and a proclamation declared the month of April as “Nancy Leftenant Colon” month. The district was also directed to hold classroom discussions on the historical significance of the accomplishments of this “Native Daughter.”

Nancy continues her commitment and dedication in perpetuating the legacy of African Americans who participated as aircrews, ground crews, and operational support training in the Army Air Corps during WWII. She became a key member of the national organization, Tuskegee Airmen Inc. (TAI) in 1974 and served as Executive Secretary for eight years. She was elected to serve as TAI’s national president from 1989 -1991. Along with several hundred original Tuskegee Airmen, Nancy was a recipient of the Congressional Gold Medal awarded by President George W. Bush in March 2007. Today, she resides at Dominican Village an Independent & Assisted Living Community, located in Amityville, NY.

May God continue to grant this incredible American patriot and global servant to humankind more years of good health, happiness, and joy as she blesses all who cross her path!


Alzheimers Association Caregiver Support Group next meeting is on 9-22-2022


Fall Frenzy 2022 at Dominican Village


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August 18th, 2022
Donate a basket for the Fall Frenzy Auction


Plans are well underway for our annual Fall Frenzy Auction (formerly known as the Chinese Auction Extravaganza). The event is scheduled for November 3rd & 4th, 2022!
We are looking for donations of new and unused items, gift cards, mystery gifts or monetary donations which can be used to purchase basket items. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!
Please drop off or mail your donations to Dominican Village 565 Albany Avenue, Amityville NY Attn: Development Department.

August 13th, 2022
Dominican Village celebrated Rose Lombardo 100th year birthday

On Saturday, August 13, 2022, Rose Lombardo; resident of Dominican Village celebrated her 100th year birthday!!! Rose was born to Vincent and Frances Petralia in Newark, NJ and moved to East New York, Brooklyn where she graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School.
Rose met and married Anthony Lombardo in 1948 and lovingly raised four sons. Once her children were grown Rose worked in the banking industry for a few years but remained a constant presence in her family life.
Rose has been a resident of Dominican Village for 6 years and is the proud mom of four sons, nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
Happy Birthday Rose!

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July 27, 2022


She never knew that her grandmothers’ senior living facility would help her learn about possible healthcare careers.

Elise Lemanski

But when Elise Lemanski, a 21-year-old student from Bellmore, New York, started looking for a summer internship, she immediately thought of Dominican Village, where her maternal & paternal grandmothers lived.

“I secured this internship by reaching out to long time staff who remembered me as a middle school student and now I am preparing for my senior year in college. They directed me to the appropriate departments where I was paired with Administration personnel,” she said.

Elise shadowed Administration and learned more than she ever thought she would.

Elise expressed “I absolutely enjoyed every moment of my Business/Operational areas and the Human/Wellness department experience. This opportunity opened my eyes to a side of healthcare I was not interested in and lacked knowledge in;” “I have learned and made a difference every single day which is something I value tremendously.”

On an average day, she can be seen doing any number of these things: sitting in on Board meetings with Department Heads, shadowing the CEO and Director of Operations, as well as gaining knowledge in Case Management and the Community Relations department.

Elise says there is a strong emphasis placed on interning — and paired together with classroom comprehension, students can get a full picture of their ideal profession.

“I believe it is good to intern because you get an opportunity to experience your field of studies in a real-world setting,” she said. “You allow yourself the opportunity to learn beyond the walls of the classroom and get major insight on what it takes to be an Administrator in Health Care. Interning is an experience everyone should take advantage of if they can do so.”

Happy 4th of July 2022

June 30, 2022


On June 30th John McNicholas, Dominican Village resident, Amityville, NY was selected as our second $1,000 recipient of Dominican Village’s Raise the Roof Raffle campaign. Congratulations!!

Don’t miss out on your chance to win $1,000 with the two remaining drawings. Raffles will be drawn on September 30th and November 30th. Please call (631) 842-6618 to purchase your raffle booklets.

John McNicholas, Dominican Village resident, Amityville, NY

June 29, 2022

Congratulations Eileen O’Connell!!

Congratulations Eileen O’Connell

On June 23, Eileen O'Connell resident of Dominican Village was honored by the Copiague Library for her service of 40 years! Past and current employees of Copiague Library came to honor her for the endless dedication to the community.

June 23, 2022

1st Day of Summer Networking Event

On Tuesday, June 21st, Dominican Village welcomed the first day of summer by hosting a networking event with local businesses, civic associations, and health care groups. Representatives exchanged business cards and information in ways to help improve and further each other’s causes. Those who attended enjoyed the great company with good food and cheer!

1st Day of Summer Networking Event at Dominican Village

June 19, 2022

Happy Father’s Day

On Sunday, June 19th, Dominican Village celebrates Father’s Day with entertainment and BBQ. The fathers of Dominican Village were surrounded by loved one’s and were made to feel special by the staff. The day was filled with good company, good food and cheer!

Happy Father’s Day 2022

June 16, 2022

American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) NY Chapter
Presents Dominican Village with the 2022 HERO AWARD

On June 14, 2022, Dominican Village received the HERO AWARD at the 52nd Annual Conference hosted by the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) NY-Chapter.

The Hero Award recognizes Administrators and their staff that have exhibited exemplary leadership abilities, implemented best practices and innovative strategies to enhance the quality of life of their residents during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The award was presented to Eric Kalt, President/CEO who proudly accepted the award on behalf of Dominican Village. Eric Kalt stated, “ I am accepting this award on behalf of the 140 Dominican Village facility healthcare hero’s, we are proud and committed to meeting the needs of our Assisted & Independent Living residents.”

American College of Health Care Administrators Presents Dominican Village with the 2022 HERO AWARD

Juneteenth 2022


A Day to Celebrate Freedom for all!!!
According to, Juneteenth (short for “June nineteenth”) marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people were freed.
The event took place a full two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, on January 1, 1863, and more that two months after Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox, Virginia, on April 9, 1865. On June 17, 2021, Juneteenth officially became a federal holiday. It commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement.

American flag celebrating Memorial Day
Memorial day 2022 at Dominican Village

May Mental Health Awareness Month

May 19th 2022
Sisters of St. Dominic of Amityville, NY.
Dominican Village received a grant from the Sisters of St. Dominic of Amityville, NY.

Dominican Village was awarded $23,000; funds will assist in variety of opportunities to further the mission of Dominican Village.

May 12th 2022



Dominican Village’s Activities team implemented a new program “A Virtual Vacation”. Residents explore countries and exotic destinations and its sights through video and live photos! This month Dominican Village’s residents experienced the history, culture, and sights of France and had a sampling of its magnificent food!

May 11th 2022

Dominican Village Hosts Baby Shower!!!

We thank the residents, family members, staff, and the North Amityville Kiwanis Club for hosting its annual baby shower to support the Life Center of Long Island, located in Massapequa, NY. A special thank you to Dominican Village’s Knitting Club for all the wonderful blankets, booties, and beanies! In lieu of a Mother’s Day gift resident Kathleen Slattery (top right) requested baby items for the Life Center. We appreciate her generosity.

Dominican Village Hosts Baby Shower

May 8th 2022
Dominican Village’s Annual Mothers Day Event

Dominican Village’s Annual Floral deliveries was the usual heartwarming and joyful kodak moments. Mother’s Day is the perfect time to show our appreciation for the women who nurtured and supported us throughout our LIVES!

May 5th 2022
Cinco De Mayo

Cinco De Mayo commemorates the Mexican Army’s May 5, 1862, victory over France.

Dominican Village celebrated in great fashion. Oscar Mancia from our Food Service Department and his Mariachi Band in full gala suits and richly adorned sombrero’s were enjoyed by residents and staff.

May 2022
Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

April 29th – 30th, 2022

Dominican Village in the Community

Town of Babylon Cares Coalition gathered at Helen Butler Hall on April 29th and April 30th to further their mission of awareness, knowledge, and education in prevention practices. The goal of Babylon Cares is to educate and connect our youth to an array of resources and programs available to assist them in mental health concerns and the pressures of drug use.

Former NBA star and Mental Health Advocate for New Horizon Counseling Center Michael Sweetney shared his inspiring journey of overcoming mental health obstacles and finding the strength to seek help when needed.

Dominican Village in the Community

April 30, 2022

The $1,000 Winner of

Raise the roof raffle for April

Remaining drawings will be held on: June 30th, September 30th, & November 30th.

Its not too late to purchase raffle tickets for the upcoming drawings - Please Call (631) 842-6618

April 28, 2022

Dominican Village thanks our Volunteers!

thank you volunteers from Dominican Village

APRIL is #NationalVolunteerMonth, and it was a good opportunity to say Thank You to all of our amazing volunteers; and to let them know how much we appreciate them. Dominican Village provided a beautiful luncheon event!

National Volunteer month is a great time to ask ourselves, what can we do to serve in our community. Volunteering is great way to strengthen your communities, but it also can be a unique way to improve your own happiness and those who are recipients of your service. Call Dominican Village today for volunteer opportunities (631) 842-6167.

Subject: 4-29-22 Alert Notification from: Dominican Village, Inc.

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Subject: 4-29-22 Alert Notification from: Dominican Village, Inc.

Good Morning. This is Albert Belcher, Security & Safety Director for Dominican Village with a safety message:

As you know, scammers remain to be a threat to all of us, but our Seniors are the perfect targets.
Seniors typically have more money, they are less likely to report a fraud, and memory loss are traits scammers love to exploit. Scammers can take any situation and use it to benefit themselves. COVID 19, Social Security, the IRS, and Medicare have been and will continue to be exploited by scammers to steal your information and money. It is, for this reason, we suggest that you do at least a quarterly review of your bank statements or any bank accounts you may monitor for a family member to make sure there is no suspicious activity.
Thank you and continue to remain safe.

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April 19, 2022
Veterans Affairs Crest

n April 19th, Karen Saffari, from the NYS Division of Veterans Services, educated residents and their families regarding Veteran benefits they may be entitled to. Residents must be at least 65+ years, have a financial need, less than $138,000 in assets and income, and must have served during a period of wartime. Karen looks forward to returning to Dominican Village and educating future residents.

Veterans benefits conference

April 17, 2022
Happy Easter from Dominican Village

April 15, 2022
Happy Passover 2022 from Dominican Village

April 6, 2022
Alzheimer's Association logo

On April 6th, Taryn Kutujian, from the Alzheimer’s Association presented a staff training on effective communication strategies. This presentation provided information and resources to help dementia caretakers decode verbal and physical behaviors residents living with dementia. Over 50 employees attended this training. On April 14th, Taryn also presented a lecture on “Healthy Living for your Brain and Body” to residents. This program helped residents identify the reasons for taking care of yourself as you age and information on how to age well physically, nutritionally, cognitively, and socially. Our Case Manager, Emily Troyd LMSW, is also working with the Alzheimer’s Association to begin a monthly Caregiver support group. The first support group will be held on Thursday, May 26th at 6:00PM.

April 1, 2022
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New York State and Town Seals & Badges
Donated Test Kits

Dominican Village thanks NYS Senator John Brooks, Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre, Town of Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaffer & Councilmen & Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor Joseph Saladino for providing the many COVID-19 self test kits for our residents.

March 30, 2022
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On Thursday, March 30th, it was a chilly evening for our first BINGO night, but inside Helen Butler Hall, the thought of winning some cash warmed everyone up (or it may have been the wine)! The doors opened at 6pm but, like all good bingo regulars, people were waiting at the door, ready to grab a seat and snacks while they were waiting to dab their books. Every table was full, to capacity. There were raffles, auction baskets, and just good cheer. All that before the BINGO had even started! Due to the overwhelming response, another Bingo Night is sure to be coming soon. Thank you to all who participated!

Bingo Night Fundraiser


Dominican Village would like to acknowledge and thank all those who sponsored and supported our BINGO Event!

A Special Thanks to our Headline Sponsor:


Our Concession Booth Sponsors:

Dr. Coyne
John Spellman & Family

Our Family and Business Sponsors

Breit Family
Jacquelyn Ford
John Henry



We Would Like to Acknowledge Our Raffle Basket Sponsors

Albert Belcher
John Haight
Emily Monem
Suzann Osterbery
Margaret Palumbo







March 29, 2022
Vietnam Veterans Day

March 17, 2022
St. Patrick's Day 2022 at Dominican Village

March 16, 2022


Congratulations to Janet Pianese and Amy her therapy dog for being selected as Volunteer of the Year by New York State Health Facilities Association & New York State Center of Assisted Living.

Since 2011, Janet & Amy, have dedicated themselves on a weekly basis at Dominican Village.
Our senior residents light up with excitement when Janet and her therapy dog Amy come to visit.

Pet therapy contributes to better physical, mental, and emotional health for all people, but specifically aides with seniors who are at an increased risk for social isolation and loneliness.

Dominican Village appreciates their commitment and dedication to serving our seniors.

Janet Pianese and Amy her therapy dog

Janet Pianese and Amy her therapy dog

March 16, 2022

District 8 Senator Brooks Honors Black History Month Community Nominee Albert Belcher

Albert Belcher Security & Safety Director at Dominican Village was selected by New York State Senator John Brooks as the 2022 District 8 Black History Month Community Nominee.

Albert Belcher Sr, a native of NYC has given his full commitment to the city and state he calls home. He has been in positions of service for his entire adult life and was an active member of his community where he engaged in outreach including: his school, church, and St. Albans Veteran’s Hospital.

As an NYPD Officer he was assigned to many departments including Latent Print Unit, CPOP- Community Police Officer Program, Highway Patrol, Special Operations Division Internal Affairs, Assistant to the Chief of Patrol, Assistant to the 1st. Deputy Police Commissioner and Assistant to the Police Commissioner. Additionally, while in the department, Albert was very active in the Guardians Association becoming one of the youngest Chairman of the Board of The Guardians Association. He was instrumental in diversifying Highway Patrol Units across the boroughs to be more inclusive of persons of color. Additionally, Albert worked closely with the head of the Guardians Association for equitable representation of members of the department. He currently serves as an Executive Board Member of the Central Long Island Branch of the NAACP for over ten years.

After retiring from NYPD Albert joined Dominican Village as Director of Security where he has been for 16 years. During the Covid-19 pandemic, Albert played a major role in keeping all residents, employees, and visitors at Dominican Village safe. He is also a certified Covid Compliance Officer. He took the initiative to be trained in this program and applied much of what he learned and applied it to his work environment. Safety policies and protocols were developed, and systems were implemented to further safeguard the wellbeing of the entire Dominican Village community.

Today, Albert continues to be committed to safety. He is a long-time member of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) and a member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). He is an asset to his family and community. All who know him can be assured that he is dedicated to service and the enrichment of the lives of others. He is a beacon of strength to all who truly have the pleasure of knowing him personally and professionally.

Dominican Village congratulates Mr. Belcher on receiving this prestigious award!!!!

Albert Belcher Security & Safety Director at Dominican Village

Albert Belcher Security & Safety Director at Dominican Village

March 16, 2022


Diana Schinnerer has been an Activity Assistant at Dominican Village for 5 years where she strives to improve the quality of life for our residents daily.

During the pandemic, Diana worked hard to keep our residents engaged and active through chair exercise, hallway BINGO, afternoon music sessions, snack cart visits and fitness classes aired through our community channel to keep our residents active.

Diana is an immensely creative individual who puts all her efforts into daily programming. One of her most successful and well attended bi-monthly program is “Armchair Travel”. She creates an environment where our residents are culturally immersed in locations around the world without leaving the comforts of Dominican Village. She even makes personalized boarding passes for every resident in attendance!

We congratulate Diana in receiving the New York State Center of Assisted Living Noble Caregiver award.

Diana Schinnerer Activity Assistant at Dominican Village

Diana Schinnerer Activity Assistant at Dominican Village

March 1, 2022
Mardi Gras 2022

March 1, 2022
Womens History Month March 2022

Bingo at Dominican Village


Thursday, March 31, 2022, Doors Open 5:30 p.m.
Bingo starts at 7:00 p.m. SHARP
Helen Butler Hall 565 Albany Avenue, Amityville, NY

$2,000.00 IN CASH PRIZES!!!!

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February 15, 2022
Raise the Roof Raffle & Bingo Night 2022

February 14, 2022
Happy Valentines Day 2022

February 10, 2022

Dominican Village Receives Direct Support Program
(DSP)Grant from the Town of Babylon

Dominican Village receives $39,600.00 Direct Support Program (DSP) Grant from the Town of Babylon. The program is funded through federal money by the Coronavirus State and Local Recovery Funds of the American Rescue Plan. The funds will assist Dominican Village in all types of marketing efforts and social media upgrades.

Dominican Village Receives Grant from the Town of Babylon

Left to Right: DuWayne Gregory, Councilman, Town of Babylon, Emily Monem, Community Relations/ Development Director Dominican Village, Anna Julien, Director of Operations, Dominican Village, Eric Kalt, President/CEO, Dominican Village, Rich Schaffer, Supervisor, Town of Babylon and Viscel Moore Director, Town of Babylon Covid Recovery

Celebrating Chinese New Year 2022

Celebrating Black History Month 2022

2022 Special Events Calendar

January 14, 2022

2021 Dominican Village’s “Living It” Award

Activities Coordinator Suzann Osterbery

Congratulations to Activities Coordinator Suzann Osterbery our 2021 “Living It” award recipient!

The “Living it” award recognizes employees who work at an exceptional level. Suzann strives to continually improve the quality of life for our residents by consistently putting them first. She has an intuitive ability to recognize our residents’ capabilities and potentials; with compassionate care, she tailors’ activities accordingly.

“All of us want to be heard and treated with respect and empathy, I share this award with all of our employees who go above and beyond each day”, said Suzann.

December 31st, 2021
Happy New Year 2022 from Dominican Village

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Dear Friends,
On behalf of the Board of Directors, Administration
and Staff of Dominican Village, I would like to
extend to you all wishes of peace and joy during
this holiday season!


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December 26th, 2021
Happy Kwanzaa 2021

December 25th, 2021
Merry Christmas 2021

Dominican Village participates in Kids Need More Cheer Bus:
Dominican Village Elf’s spent a day delivering toys, smiles and cheer!!

Christmas festivities 2021

December 16th, 2021

Columbus Lodge #2143 Supports Dominican Village

Columbus Lodge #2143 Supports Dominican Village

Gary Caparco, President of Columbus Lodge #2143 Order of the Sons of Italy located in Farmingdale, NY presented Dominican Village a check to support programs, activities, and events for our senior residents. We are grateful for their support.

Left to Right: President of Columbus Lodge #2143 Gary Caparco, Activities Director Deidre Maynard, First Lady Maria Caparco, and Community Relations & Development Director Emily Monem

December 15th, 2021

Dominican Village Welcomes New Director of Wellness

Erika White Director of Wellness

Congratulations to Erika White appointed as the new Director of Wellness. Erika joined Dominican Village in August 2020, her compassionate care and work ethics was evident early on. Her commiment to the mission of Dominican Village led to her promotion.

December 9th, 2021

Dominican Village Celebrates Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights 2021

Scaled back but still shining bright, our Festival of Lights was a celebration of hope. Residents and guests enjoyed a spectacular holiday and Christmas lights display, while enjoying live entertainment from the North Shore Pops. Santa made a grand and most fabulous entrance to officially kick off the season!

December 6th, 2021

Welcome New Director of Operations Anna Julien (RN, MHA)

Anna Julien (RN, MHA) Director of Operations.

Dominican Village welcomes Anna Julien (RN, MHA) to the position of Director of Operations.

Anna began her career in nursing as a nursing assistant in Central Massachusetts and went on to receive her LPN and RN degrees. Anna and her family moved to New York as a RN Special Project Coordinator working with residents and staff on improving resident’s experience from admission to discharge and working with facility staff and professional team in developing a resident center care environment.

With an interest in enhancing her knowledge of long term care management, Anna returned to school Hunter College to earn a BSN. She later received her MSN/MHA from the University of Phoenix, Arizona and has her BELS Certification.

For the past five years, Anna has held the position of Director of Nursing Services at Meadow Park Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Flushing, Queens.

Anna is very proud of working with the professional team as its Director of Staff Education, Training and Research at Schulman and Schachne Institute for Nursing and Rehabilitation, Brookdale University Hospital in Brooklyn. Specifically, Anna was instrumental in coordinating the application process and assistance in the facility receiving the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award both Bronze and Silver.

December 6th, 2021

Welcome New Case Manager Karyn Leto LPN

Karyn Leto LPN

Karyn Leto LPN joined Dominican Village as their new Assisted Living Case Manager. Karyn’s experience includes Patient Advocacy, Home Care and Hospice care. Karyn stated, “she looks forward to using her experience and knowledge in providing the best level of care and service for our residents.

Happy Hanukkah

November 29th, 2021

Dominican Village wishes two of their mission driven employees
A Happy Retirement!

Dominican Village wishes two of their mission driven employees a Happy Retirement!

Ljilijana Kavelj has worked at Dominican Village’s Housekeeping Department for 14 years. With a colorful flower always in her hair, she greets everyone with a smile. With our mission in her heart she provided kind words and encouragement to both residents and staff alike. We thank her for her service.
Dolores Joshua has worked at the front desk for over 17 years. Her commitment and dedication to serving the residents and all those who walked through the front doors is second to none. Her knowledge of daily activities, programs and the comings and goings of our beloved residents were embedded in her memory bank. It’s clear that her devotion to our residents, family members and vendors has made a positive impact on our organization. Best wishes for a Happy Retirement!

November 16th, 2021

Dominican Village Residents & Staff support Long Island Cares

Dominican Village Residents & Staff support Long Isand Cares

Together Dominican Village Residents and Staff collected a bus load of non-perishable items to support Long Island Cares!
Left to Right: Dominican Village’s staff members Emily Monem Suzann Osterbery Tom Prendergast & Long Island Cares Program Center Coordinator Marc Leonelli.

Giving Tuesday Donations

Help spread the love early!!!! November 30th is #GivingTuesday,
please consider donating!

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November 4, 2021


On November 4th Dominican Village & NYS Senator John Brooks hosted a luncheon to salute our Veterans. 175 Veteran attendees enjoyed lunch catered by Dominican Village food service, entertainment provided by the Jewel notes and refreshments donated by Clear Caption.
Senator Brooks recognized Dominican Village’s Veteran Centenarians Anthony Cirenza, 102 years old (served in three wars: WWII, Vietnam & Korean War)
& Dr. Nancy Leftenant-Colon 101-year-old whose career and accomplishments in the Military is an extensive list. Nancy a Registered Nurse Lieutenant in the United States Army Air Corps served in the position of National Secretary for Tuskegee Airmen Incorporated (TAI), from 1978-1987. In 1987, Nancy was duly elected to position of 1st Vice President, and in 1989, she was duly elected to the position of President of Tuskegee Airmen, Incorporated, the first woman to be elected to the position.

Veterans day 2021 Anthony Cirenza 102 years old

Pictured Left to right: Manny Cirenza; son of Veteran Anthony Cirenza (102 years old) retired from Air Force, NYS

Senator Jon Brooks & Dr. Nancy Leftenant-Colon 101 retired United States Army Air Corps.

Veterans Day 2021 - our 50/50 Raffle Winner Robert Romano

Pictured Left to Right: Congratulations to our 50/50 Raffle Winner Robert Romano (Navy) pictured with Community Relations Director Emily Monem & President/CEO Eric Kalt.

October 29, 2021


Monster Bash Halloween Party 2021

Dominican Village’s annual Halloween costume party was a “Monster Mash.” Witches, superheroes, and goblins gathered enjoying a variety of games, music, dancing, and a costume contest. “It was a graveyard smash!”

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The Board of Directors, Administration, staff, and residents of Dominican Village wish to extend their
deep appreciation for your Fall Frenzy Auction donation. Your donation helped us to meet our
fundraising goal and move forward with key initiatives.


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October 15, 2021


Dominican Village’s Annual Auction was a huge success. The Helen Butler Hall was filled to COVID capacity with our loyal supporters and adorned with 150 magnificent baskets.

Special thanks to everyone who so generously donated items, those who made fabulous baskets, our underwriters, sponsors, and volunteers who made the event look effortless and the vision possible.

We acknowledge ALL our winners and supporters and wish you/your business continued growth and prosperity in the months ahead.

Dominican Village’s Annual Fall Frenzy Auction

October 9, 2021

Dominican Village Congratulates One of their Own!!!

Congratulations to Jose Cotto for being selected as one of the 2021 Hispanic Heritage month celebration recipient. “His contributions and dedication to our Hispanic communities and our great state of New York have not gone unnoticed,” said Senator Brooks.

Jose was personally thanked for his 11 years of exemplary service at Dominican Village as their Housekeeping Supervisor.

Dominican Village is proud to have Jose as a member of our team!

Jose Cotto

Left to Right: NYS Senator Brooks & Jose Cotto

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October 4, 2021


On Saturday October 2, 2021, Pax Christi Long Island Peace Pole Project honored Dominican Village resident Agnes Kelly for her years of leadership and service in promoting peace, non-violence, and social justice.
Peace Poles carry the message “May Peace Prevail on Earth” and have been planted by supporters the world over in every region and continent on Earth. hanks to Agnes for her generous donation, two Peace Poles now stand at Dominican Village.
We are honored to be part of this Project of PEACE.

Long Island Peace Pole Project

Agnes & Gerard Kelly

October 4, 2021

Dominican Village’s Dr. Nancy Leftenant-Colon celebrates 101 years

Nancy celebrated her birthday surrounded by family, friends and a special Zoom presentation from fellow Tuskegee Airmen extending Happy Birthday wishes.
Described as a “trailblazer” Nancy has lived through generations of American history. Her long list of firsts includes: First commissioned African American nurse to be integrated into the Army Nurse Corps. First (and only women) to be president of the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. and along with others, she received the Congressional Gold Medal from President George W. Bush on March 29, 2007. In 2018 Amityville Memorial High School Library was named in her honor. Most recently, Nancy was inducted into the Tuskegee Airmen Inc. Hall of Fame. Nancy says, “I’m not done yet”!

Dominican Village’s Dr. Nancy Leftenant-Colon celebrates 101 years!

October 4, 2021

Dominican Village celebrates National Assisted Living Week!

Dominican Village joined tens of thousands of Assisted Living communities across the country celebrating National Assisted Living Week, Sunday, September 12th through Saturday September 18th, 2021. Dominican Village Activities team kicked off the National theme of “Compassion, Community, Caring" with fun filled activities and events. A balloon making course, Bubbles and Champagne party with live entertainment, Coney Island themed day - Nathan’s famous hot dogs and fries were served, and carnival games were played. Day at the Races was action packed, staff were the jockeys and the residents’ placed bets on who would win. The week ended with a Sock Hop dance party!

Dominican Village celebrates National Assisted Living Week!
  1. Dominican Village residents James Shea & June Jahn
  2. Dominican Village resident Shirley Kessler
  3. Activities Coordinator Suzann Osterbery & Dominican Village resident Eileen Gross
  4. Day at the Races Event: Dominican Village Staff are the Horses!!!

Fall Frenzy 2021

Bid on Safari Trips Auctions & More

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Fun Fall Frenzy Auction 2021

Fun Fall Frenzy Auction 2021


Ice Cream truck event

Ice Cream truck will be making a stop at Dominican Village Thursday July 29, 2021, from 4:30pm to 6:00pm join us for fun treats! RSVP by Monday July 26th to or call (631) 842-6618

July 4, 2021

Happy 4th of July

Dominican Village 4th of July!

Dominican Village wishes everyone a very happy and safe 4th of July! Enjoy & celebrate with family & friends.

June 30, 2021

Wine Down Wednesday

Wine Down Wednesday

Dominican Village held its 3rd networking event “Wine Down Wednesday”. No whining, only laughter!

June 29, 2021

Bundles of Blessings

Dominican Village & North Amityville Kiwanis hosted a Baby Shower

Dominican Village & North Amityville Kiwanis hosted a Baby Shower to benefit the Life Center of Massapequa, NY. Residents, staff and community members came to together to support with items for babies and toddlers.

June 28, 2021

Scholarship Winner!!

Dominican Village was a host pop-up vaccine site on May 27th. William Junior Benitez grandson of Dominican Village Staff member Marleny Rivas receives a four-year scholarship to Farmingdale State College in a vaccine lottery.

Scholarship winner at Dominican Village

Left to right: William Benitez, William Junior Benitez & Marleny Rivas

June 21, 2021

Summer Time & The Simple Stuff!!

Summer Time & The Simple Stuff

A lot of good things take place within you when your mind, heart, and soul are filled with peace.

Some are: you compare yourself less to others; you judge others less; you become less frustrated over little things; you experience less anxiety and worry; you become more aware of your blessings and feel a closer connection to nature.

We wish these things and many, many more for you and for your mind, heart, and soul to be filled with lasting peace!!!

June 20, 2021

Hot Dogs & Beer a Father’s Day Celebration

Fathers Day Celebration 2021

Dominican Village honored dads with a Hot Dog & Beer Social. Our residents were appreciative of the recognition.

June 19, 2021

Dominican Village celebrates Juneteenth!

Happy Juneteenth

Juneteenth marks the day slavery came to an end. Historically, a monumental feat for American History and now a Federal Holiday. Happy Juneteenth from all of us at Dominican village!

June 17, 2021

Veterans Rebuilding Life

Dre Popow Executive Director & Damia December at Veterans Rebuilding Life, generously donated 2000 face shields to Dominican Village.
Veterans Rebuilding Life

Pictured left to right is Tom Prendergast Director of Transportation at Dominican Village and Christian Zamora Director of Strategic Initiatives at Veterans Rebuilding Life. Prendergast stated, “It is always a pleasure to meet fellow veterans.”

June 16, 2021

Residents get the Scoop!

Ice cream sundaes for all! Adelaide Gilmartin & Marie Surace agrees that ice-cream makes them SMILE!
Ice cream sundaes for all

June 11, 2021
Dominican Village residents Nancy Leftenant Colon who is 100 years old, Terry Kreider 97, and Sal Villante 95, took a field trip to view their Hometown Hero Banners so generously donated by the Lindenhurst Kiwanis Club. Nancy Leftenant Colon poses by her brother Samuel Leftenant’s banner. Samuel was a Tuskegee Airmen. We are grateful for all our service men and women.
Hometown Hero's at Dominican Village

Wine Down Wednesday

May 31, 2021


Memorial day 2021 - flag

We are forever grateful to the brave men and women who answered the call to service, and to those who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our nation. Today, we pay tribute to them, and honor their memories always.

Memorial day 2021 - Plaque

May 26, 2021


Dominican Village held its Cupcakes & Champagne networking event

Dominican Village held its Cupcakes & Champagne networking event to bubble up mutual business opportunities; it was a huge success!

May 25, 2021


Dominican Village residents gather for Happy Hour

Like the old Cheers sitcom song…..”Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name and they're always glad you came, you wanna be where you can see ….our troubles are all the same” Dominican Village residents gather for Happy Hour.

May 24, 2021


Pastoral Care Department hosts “CHANGES IN OUR LIVES”

Even though change can be difficult, many times it is also for the best. “When patterns are broken, new worlds emerge”- Tuli Kupferberg

Here at Dominican Village the Pastoral Care Department hosts a weekly program for its residents to voice and express changes in their lives. In this setting residents are reassured that they will learn to cope with any change one is dealing with. It is a unique opportunity to share and be comforted.

May 16, 2021


The Red Hats are back at Dominican Village

...and the breezes are warming, the trees are blooming, and the ladies are wearing red and purple again! Perhaps these are indications that we are heading towards better days and positive signs that our residents need.

May 18, 2021


Brunch is back at Dominican Village

All the joys of gathering at our Sunday Brunch. Signs that we are bit closer to “normal”!

May 13, 2021


Happy hour at Dominican Village

Cheers to all of our essential workers who made this gathering possible!!

May 12, 2021

Dominican Village’s Needlework Group Delivers

Dominican Village’s Needlework Group

Dominican Village’s Needlework group donates knitted blankets to St. Joseph's hospital, bringing much needed comfort to its patients. A special thanks to Carter Anne McGowan for the generous donation of yarn to make projects like this possible.

“Take your needle…and work at your pattern; it will come out a rose by and by.” Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

May 11, 2021

Dominican Village Friends Reconnecting!

Spring is in the air bringing warmer weather and rekindling friendships!
Frank Abate and Anthony Cirenza

Left to Right: Former resident Frank Abate visits Anthony Cirenza

Auggie Osborne & resident Sal Villante

Left to Right: Former employee (retired) Auggie Osborne & resident Sal Villante

Mix and Mingle with Cupcakes and Champagne

May 7, 2021

Mother’s Day Love in Full Bloom

Mother’s Day Love in Full Bloom

For all those moms who put the color in our world Dominican Village staff delivers Colorful & Cheerful Bouquets purchased by their loved ones!!

May 6, 2021

Dominican Village Celebrates Nurses Week!

Dominican Village Celebrates Nurses Week

On Thursday, May 6, 2021 Dominican celebrates Nurses Week by honoring our nurses and healthcare workers for their compassion and tireless service to our residents and their family members.

May 5, 2021
Cinco De Mayo

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo, also known as Battle of Puebla Day, is celebrated on May 5th in recognition of the Mexican army’s victory over France at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.
Cinco De Mayo Celebration at Dominican Village

May 4, 2021

Wear a Mask, Save a Life Mask Up Earth!

Chiraj, a nonprofit founded by Dr. Rajeev Fernando has donated over 28,000 masks to 28 countries through its Mask Up Earth campaign. Dominican Village is grateful to be one of the recipients.

Dr. Fernando stated “masks are the single most important tool we have right now to slow the spread of COVID. Both the CDC and WHO recommend wearing of cloth covering in public places to stop the spread of COVID-19.” He added “the chance of transmission goes down from 17.4% to 3.1% when masks are worn.”

Dominican Village shares Dr. Fernando’s motto Wear a Mask, Save a Life, Mask-Up Earth!

Donations from Mask Up Earth campaign

April 30, 2021

Dominican Village Is Hiring


The Director of Wellness is responsible for overseeing the Nursing, Case Management, and/or Social Work Services which comprise Wellness in the Assisted Living Residence. Responsible for the department’s organization and administration, including supervision, case management, nursing, and personal care of the residents within the guidelines of the Enriched Housing Program (EHP), Assisted Living Residence (ALR), and Enhanced Assisted Living Residence (EALR) regulations of New York State.

Please contact Human Resources at (631) 842-6762.

April 29, 2021
Vaccinate New York logo

On April 29, 2021, Dominican Village was the host of a pop-up Vaccine site. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Governor Cuomo & Senator Brooks office for coordinating the services. We are especially grateful and appreciative to Stony Brook’s Doctors, Registered Nurses and EMS workers who were in attendance. 157 neighboring community residents received the Moderna Vaccine.

April 25, 2021

Dominican Village’s TEA & SEE Networking Event A Great Success!

Dominican Village’s TEA & SEE Networking Event

Dominican Village’s TEA & SEE Networking Event April 25, 2021

We want to thank our colleagues in the Assisted Living & Rehabilitation field who joined us on April 22nd at our TEA & SEE.
This Networking event was a reunion of colleagues. We were excited to reacquaint our guest with all the amenities, and services Dominican Village has to offer and of course tour our 13-acre campus.

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Pop-up vaccine site

Date: Thursday, April 29, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Place: Dominican Village’s Helen Butler Hall
(Located in the back of the Main Building)

Who May Attend: Ages 18 and over.

The second dose will be administered on
May 27th from 10:00am - 2:00pm


April 23, 2021
Together Moving Forward

Dominican Village has taken important steps to in-service and educate residents and staff members concerning the COVID-19 vaccine. Recently with the assistance of Senator John Brooks (SD-8) and team members Michael Reid Chief of Staff
and Joe Agovino Communications Director a question-and-answer session was held at the Helen Butler Hall led by distinguished members; Dr. Gregson Pigott: Suffolk County Commissioner of Health; NYS Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre: and Regional Director of LI Parks & former NYS Senator Monica Martinez.

Thanks to our rising vaccination rates, we are extremely happy to share that fully vaccinated residents can enjoy more community activities and expanded visitation.

Dr. Gregson Pigott Q & A session

Suffolk County Commissioner of Health Dr. Gregson Pigott answers questions concerning COVID-19 Vaccine.
Senator Monica Martinez
Regional Director of LI Parks & former Senator Monica Martinez shares stories from surrounding communities.

A Special Mother’s Day Offer

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Spring 2021 Move in Incentive

Happy Retirement Kathleen Macbeth

Happy Retirement Kathleen Macbeth

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March 2021 Move In Incentive

March 25, 2021

Dominican Village Residents Rock the Socks!

On March 17, 2021, the residents of Dominican Village put their fashion foot forward donning green socks generously donated by the Vice President and Associates of TD Bank located in Garden City. From the bottom of our “soles” to the tip of our “souls” we thank you.

Carole Maguire Dominican Village resident

Josephine Chotras dominican village resident

March 25, 2021

The Living it Award

Dominican Village recently awarded Wellington Mendez, Environmental Services Supervisor with the “Living It Award.”

Wellington Mendez, Environmental Services Supervisor
The Living It Award is an annual staff recognition program to honor exemplary service, quality care and a strong commitment to the mission and the values of Dominican Village. Dominican Village recognizes the achievements of an employee who embodies five key categories: service, teamwork, communication, integrity, and community.

Wellington Mendez exemplifies all these characteristics and attributes. An employee for seventeen years Wellington performs at a level above normal job expectations and enacts the “person-centered care” philosophy daily. Wellington is known to treat residents, family members, co-workers, and community members at large with dignity and respect. There is not a day that goes by that Wellington does not stop and ask, “how is your day going”, he is truly a gentleman.

“Although there were many wonderful nominees, Wellington shined” said CEO Eric Kalt; this is what makes Dominican Village an exceptional place to live and work.

March 5, 2021

Dominican Village Thanks Marshalls of East Meadow

Marshalls of East Meadow responding to the call for much needed PPE at Dominican Village


Dominican Village is thankful to Marshalls Store in East Meadow for responding to the call for much needed PPE. Store Manager Melinda Bach heard of the need through the Deaconess website. We are humbly grateful for the generous donations of masks, disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizers.

Left to Right: Melinda Bach Marshall’s Store Manager joined by Cathy Carrasquillo & Nashata El’Escencio Store Associates.

February 25, 2021

Dominican Village Welcomes Eric Kalt

Eric Kalt President/CEODominican Village is pleased to announce Eric Kalt as our new President/CEO.

Eric brings to the Village more than 35 years of experience in directing and administering at long-term and acute care facilities including Crown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Brooklyn, as well as Townhouse Center of Rehabilitation and Nursing in Uniondale. He also served as an administrator in St. Francis Hospital in Port Washington.

February 14, 2021

Planting Seeds Of Kindness And Love

Dominican Village would like to acknowledge the following Troops for their generosity & craftmanship. They brought so much joy and love through Cupid Crew. The residents showcased flower pots from Troop #2220 from Massapequa, Cards from Troop #1818 West Islip & sweet treats from Kinsley a Daisy from Lindenhurst Troop 2373. Kinsley made 275 Valentine packages of candy, stickers and signed notes for all the residents of Dominican Village!!
All the residents felt the love!!!

Junior Girl Scout Troop 1818 of West Islip showered the residents of Dominican Village with handmade Valentine’s Day Cards


Junior Girl Scout Troop 1818 of West Islip showered the residents of Dominican Village with handmade Valentine’s Day Cards which were lovingly received by the Dominican Village residents proving the power of every caring gesture can have a profound impact on others.



Planting seeds of kindness and love Lindenhurst Daisy; Kinsley Gumowski, age 6 wanted to assure the Dominican Village residents that she was thinking of them on Valentine’s Day. Kinsley made over 270 treat bags with handwritten love notes which brightened our residents day. She is a ray of sunshine to the community and truly holds the Girl Scout motto of making the world a better place to heart.

Thank you from the reisents of Dominican Village


Thank you to all the Girl Scouts who donated handmade cards through Wish of a Lifetime Cupid Crew! To Girl Scout Troop 2533 who donated handmade Valentine’s Day cards to our seniors, they really brought so much joy to the residents! Girl Scout Troop 1988 in Deer Park who sent long-distant hugs in the form of Valentine’s Cards for our residents. A heartfelt ‘Thank You’ to you! #GirlScoutsGiveBack Girl Scout Troop 2380, you brought joy and comfort to our community! Wish of a Lifetime through AARP donated cards, t-shirts, and over 250 roses so that our residents could have a wonderful Valentine’s Day. The Massapequa Girl Scouts donated flowers and homemade cards to ensure a great day enjoyed by all! L3Harris Technologies located in North Amityville donated beautiful cards and pictures.

January 22, 2021

Amityville Rotary Club
participates in Million Mask Challenge Tour!

Amityville Rotary Club (District 7255) selected Dominican Village to be among one of many healthcare organizations to receive facial masks in their Million Mask Tour Challenge. We are elated and especially grateful for the donation.

Amityville Rotary Club participates in Million Mask Challenge Tour!

Left to Right: Sr. Maureen Muir, Dominican Village’s Chief Quality Officer, Terri Cantillo Milone Dominican Village’s Director of Finance, Amityville Rotary Club volunteer members: Carolyn Dodd, Kevin Battcher, John Diliberto and Joe Morin.

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January 15, 2021

Fountain of Hope

Dominican Village is honored to be selected as one of the 2020 Health & Business Alliance Grant recipient. This grant from the Health & Business Alliance will allow Dominican Village the ability to purchase and install a Fountain of Hope in the Spring of 2021 where residents, families and staff members may take a moment and reflect on all that has passed and look forward to a promising future


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