Senior Committee slates summer events


POINT PLEASANT BEACH — The Point Pleasant Beach Golden Gulls Senior Committee has slated a series of events throughout the summer months for elderly residents to keep active and engaged this season, while also raising funds to support its mission.

On Thursday, June 15 the committee will host a free Summer Senior Luncheon from noon to 3 p.m. at Point Pleasant Beach Fire Company 2, 614 Laurel Ave., featuring music, food and good company. Contact Caryn Byrnes at 201-424-6464, Theresa Dosch at 732-899-8190, or Patti Ascolese at 732-232-6634 to RSVP by July 12. 

“It is a type of welcome lunch and it is nice because it will be our first event so they can come out and get to know one another,” Ms. Ascolese told The Ocean Star.


“Caldino’s Italian Market is donating the food, which is really nice of them. We are having …  chicken parm and chicken francese, meatballs and some type of pasta dish, salad and rolls, and then a cake for dessert, so it’ll be a nice little luncheon buffet for them. 

“It is a chance for them to get to know each other because some of the seniors don’t know anybody. A lot of them are lonely. They have kids who live up north who come down on the weekends, but they don’t really know anybody in town, so it’ll be nice and they deserve it. Our town is basically made up of one-third seniors when you really think about it, so it is a nice organization and we are hoping for the best.”

On Thursday, July 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. the committee will present a free Senior Recreation Afternoon also at the firehouse on Laurel Avenue. There will be corn hole, board games, light bites and refreshments, chair yoga, music and dancing.

On Thursday, July 29 the committee will present its first annual fundraiser, Sailing for Seniors Firework Boat Cruise, from 7 to 10 p.m. on the Queen Mary. The cost is $50 per person. The cruise includes fireworks, pizza, snacks, beer and wine. There will also be 50/50 on board. Call or text Ms. Byrnes to secure your ticket.

“We are trying to raise money for the committee since we are a new committee,” Ms. Ascolese said.

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