Demarest's Frank Lucia Celebrates His 105th Birthday With AHA Angels
Students from the Academy of the Holy Angels’ JOY Club, (Joining Old and Young), visited the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades in Tenafly on February 10th to help Demarest native Mr. Frank Lucia celebrate his 105th birthday. The girls entertained the seniors with some vocal selections, danced with them and even joined them in a session of chair yoga. Ms. Lauren Glubo, Supervisor of the ARC Program at the JCC, thanked AHA in a warm and appreciative letter to the school following the visit: “These girls were a true delight. The school, teachers and their parents have done an amazing job in developing their character. I would be honored to have them visit anytime.” AHA’s JOY club regularly performs for residents of local nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Their repertoire includes popular songs from the big band era and classic Broadway show tunes that the seniors really enjoy.
Mr. Lucia is pictured standing in the center alongside JOY members: Dahlia Chacon (Chestnut Ridge), Elisa Grommisch (Norwood), Emily DeRubertis (Pearl River), Sheena Santos (Bogota), Samantha Viola (New City), Jillian McEvoy (Nyack) and Jennifer Nugent (Pearl River).
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