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$250,000 To Be Used For CI Senior Center Improvements

Press release from the Town of Islip:

Oct. 1, 2020

Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter and NY State Assemblyman Phil Ramos attended a joint press conference at the Central Islip Senior Center, to announce $250,000 in grant money earmarked for improvements to the senior center.

The center has served the community well in the past, hosting both senior citizen and youth programs. The center’s most recent renovations began in 2019, and further improvements will continue through the grant funding secured by Assemblyman Ramos.

Improvements include a commercial grade stove, grease trap, exhaust hood, fire suppression system, air conditioning, window replacement, ADA compliant bathrooms and cosmetic repairs and paint.

“This center has long been a lifeline for our seniors, offering meals, social interaction and activities that keep residents engaged and connected,” said Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter. “These improvements are essential in order to offer quality programs and services,” she said.

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The Home Depot Names Ted Decker President and Chief Operating Officer; Announces Additional Senior Leadership Promotions

ATLANTA, Oct. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Home Depot®, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, today announced that Edward “Ted” P. Decker has been named president and chief operating officer, effective October 5, 2020. Decker, a 20-year veteran of the company, has served as executive vice president of merchandising since 2014. As the company’s chief merchant, he has been responsible for all store and online merchandising departments, merchandising strategy, services and vendor management, marketing and in-store environment. In his new role, he will assume additional responsibility for global store operations, global supply chain, and outside sales and service.

“Ted is an incredible leader who has enhanced our competitiveness and interconnected strategy by blending the art and science of retail while also driving outstanding results with both our in-store and online customer experience,” said Craig Menear, chairman and CEO of The Home Depot. “We are extremely

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Fontana, CA 67-year-old takes down intruder at senior home

Lorenza Marrujo grabbed a baseball bat when she realized someone had broken into her home.

Marrujo, 67, who studied jujitsu for over two decades, said Donald Robert Prestwood, 59, broke into her apartment at a complex for seniors in Fontana on Monday, according to The San Bernardino Sun. She said she warded him off with a baseball bat and he left.

Police said Prestwood then assaulted 81-year-old Elizabeth McCray, Marrujo’s neighbor and friend, the publication reported. Marrujo said she used her martial arts skills to take him down.

“I had to bend his fingers back … to get him off her. He was screaming because that’s one of my techniques, the bent fingers. Then I went ‘boom’ with my elbow twice in his sternum,” Marrujo said.

“I didn’t expect that little lady would be that brave,” McCray said about Marrujo, according to CBS Los Angeles. “I said, ‘Could you be

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KC Royals’ Kevin Uhlich to retire from senior VP role

Kansas City Royals Senior Vice President of Business Operations Kevin Uhlich will retire from his role overseeing the business side of the organization after 14 seasons in that position.

The Royals announced on Wednesday that Uhlich’s retirement will become official on October 30, and he’ll transition to a position as special assistant to team chairman and CEO John Sherman.

Uhlich, 63, has spent 44 seasons in Major League Baseball, including a stint as a batboy for the California Angels in 1976.

An Anaheim native, he went on to advance in that organization to positions that included VP of stadium operations, VP of sales, marketing and operations and senior VP of business operations in 2002 (the year they won their only World Series championship).

Before he joined the Royals, Uhlich was the executive VP for the Washington Nationals in 2005 and in 2006.

The Royals hired him on November 7, 2006,

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Miami Senior High football coach Corey Smith killed in shooting at his home

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Corey Smith, the head football coach at Miami Senior High School, was killed Monday morning in a shooting at his own home, according to the Miami Herald. Miami-Dade Police confirmed to the newspaper that an investigation is underway but there are not many public details on what happened yet. According to police, someone else in the house reported gunshots in the home around 9:30 a.m. local time.

Smith coached Miami High for one season, taking them to the regional round in the playoffs and leading them to a 9-4 record. Many in the Florida football community are mourning Smith’s death and taking to social media to write condolences to him and his family. 

Miami Edison football coach Luther Campbell posted a photo on Instagram and wrote, “My condolences goes out to the family of Coach Corey Miami High head coach. RIP.”

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HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE Attracting and keeping top employees bedrock of company’s service

Quality employees are the bedrock of Home Instead Senior Care, and since its founding in 1996, it has worked to build and strengthen its workforce.



a man sitting on a bench in front of a building: Anne Peters, owner of Home Instead Senior Care, poses for a portrait on July 22, 2020 in Urbandale. Peters has owned Home Instead since 2008, which employs close to 80 staff members and cares for around 600 clients yearly.


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Anne Peters, owner of Home Instead Senior Care, poses for a portrait on July 22, 2020 in Urbandale. Peters has owned Home Instead since 2008, which employs close to 80 staff members and cares for around 600 clients yearly.

Anne Peters bought the franchise, located in Urbandale, in 2008. Home Instead  specializes in companionship, chronic disease management, dementia care, plus more. 

Peters said it is the company’s culture that attracts top employees — 78 responsible for around 600 seniors yearly. Employees go through a 90-day mentorship program dedicated to their professional growth. 

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Beaches Habitat announces senior home repair program



a group of people sitting around a fire hydrant: Volunteers are shown painting a house as part of Habitat's A Brush with Kindness initiative. Beaches Habitat has launched a similar program to help senior citizens with home repairs.


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Volunteers are shown painting a house as part of Habitat’s A Brush with Kindness initiative. Beaches Habitat has launched a similar program to help senior citizens with home repairs.

Senior homeowners in the Beaches area who are facing financial struggles can get help with home repairs, thanks to a new program from Beaches Habitat. 

Applications will be accepted during the fourth quarter of 2020 for up to $15,000 in home repair or modifications for qualified senior homeowners. The current year’s focus will be on health and safety repairs that allow senior homeowners to age in place safely in their own homes. Applicants must be at least 60 years of age and demonstrate financial need. 

Beaches Habitat is partnering with Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry (BEAM) to act as the initial point of contact for the program. BEAM will prescreen applicants for referral to Beaches Habitat. Consideration

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