Standing O is at it again!

Standing O is at it again!
Photo by Steven Schnibbe


The Senior Citizens League of Flatbush has been around almost as long as Standing O, and it just moved into a brand new, fantastic, location. Assemblyman Jim Brennan, (D–Midwood) snipped the ribbon on Sept. 14 as Lenore Friedman, executive director, and Theresa Vacante, administrator of the Marien-Heim Towers, (the new digs), cheered him on.

“Bright, fantastic, lovely, and modern,” said Lenore. “It’s a wonderful marriage.”

She should know. Lenore has been with the center since its opening 40 years ago on Feb. 3, 1975, and lived through its first move from Albemarle Road to the second building where it operated for 34 years.

The swinging center, catering to seniors 60 years and above, offers discussion groups, computer classes, yoga, stretching, health information, and inter-generational programs. There are so many activities, it’s hard to pick just one, Lenore told Standing O.

“This is a very exciting, caring, thriving center and our seniors love to come here,” she said.

And it’s no wonder, with lively music every day and a delicious kosher lunch, the bustling center — with a second location at the East Midwood Jewish Center — hosts more than 100 members daily.

Standing O says, “Mazel tov, and enjoy your new home.”

Senior Citizens League of Flatbush, [870 Ocean Pkwy. (Marien-Heim Towers) and Avenue I in Midwood, (718) 438–7771].

Borough Wide

Hale-and-hearty welcome

Put your hands together and welcome Linda Schur Scalettar, the new chief development officer at the Metropolitan Jewish Health System.

Linda comes with more than 20 years of experience in development and community relations, and an impressive background, according to the board president.

“Her proven results are aligned with the board’s vision for donor cultivation and major gifts,” said Steven Topal. “Linda is the right person to promote our mission.”

Standing O pal Linda is very excited about her new post, and having the opportunity to carry on the philanthropic spirit and ground-breaking work of the four Brooklyn ladies who founded the organization.

“I am deeply committed to the mission,” she said.

Chief executive officer Eli Feldman is sure that Linda is a good fit.

“Her incomparable enthusiasm for what we do, and admiration of the dedicated people who work here make Linda the perfect choice for this foundation,” he said.

The Metropolitan Jewish Health System raises funds for healthcare, including innovative health services and programs.

M.J.H.S. [440 Ninth Ave. at W. 35th Street in Midtown Manhattan, (212) 356–5300].

Bay Ridge

Paint the Haus red & blue,

Unleash your inner Picasso on Paint Nite at the Schnitzel Haus every Tuesday, beginning Sept. 30. Have a cocktail, grab a brush, and create an artistic masterpiece.

Schnitzel Haus provides the canvas, acrylic paints, brushes, and a smock, along with a performance artist to guide you through the pleasurable, if paint-staking, process. All you have to do is bring your imagination and your friends to enjoy a stress-free night of art, wine, and fun. No painting experience required, so sign up now. Each event lasts about two hours — from 7 to 9 pm — and includes all materials.

Purchase tickets online at Paint‌Nite.com and check the calendar for availability.

Schnitzel Haus [7319 Fifth Ave. at 74th Street in Bay Ridge, (718) 836–5600].

Sunset Park

New veep at Lutheran

Andrew Rein is coming to Lutheran Health Care as the new senior vice president of Strategy and System Transformation of the Lutheran system,

Lutheran Health Care [150 55th St. at First Avenue in Sunset Park, (718) 630–7000].

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