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Lewisboro Recreation Keeping Tabs on Seniors

LEWISBORO, N.Y. – The town’s parks and recreation department, led by Recreation Director Dana Mayclim, has been keeping close tabs on Lewisboro’s senior citizens following Tropical Storm Irene and the subsequent power outage.

“First and foremost, I am truly blessed to have an awesome, talented and flexible staff,” Mayclim said. “My crew was amazing with the seniors and their jobs this week with the power outage. I am so lucky to be working with people who will do anything to help you out, like [volunteer resident] Keith Bauer, [maintenance supervisor] Joel Smith and his crew and [town clerk] Kathy Cory and her crew.”

Bauer volunteered to remove damaged trees from seniors’ properties.

Mayclim said senior outreach coordinator Linda Yuras went to seniors’ homes who were without power and helped them clean out their refrigerators to make sure they threw out perishable items so they didn't get sick. She then made shopping lists for them.

Laurie Wiegand called all homebound seniors and took those who could get out to a grocery store in Mt. Kisco/Bedford Hills to replenish supplies and took shopping lists for others.

Mayclim and staffer Laura Stone performed a welfare check on an unknown senior who.

Mayclim and her staff also implemented the Meals on Wheels program.

“Thank goodness Somers Nutrition was back up and running,” she said. “There were 19 stops. Everyone was in good shape and was very appreciative of the town's concern and attention over the past several days. Minus a handful, most had power back on.”

Nicole Stone of the parks and recreation department went to the Town Park to clean up and prepare the pool, which will be back open Friday.

Mayclim said the recreation department has its power back at its staff is back to work and trying to catch up on business.

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