Three cheers to Marion Raniere, who turned 104 years young on Jan. 20. Our pal Marion, a resident at Saint Joachim and Anne Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, partied down with son James Raniere with music, prayer, and friends, and enjoyed a very delicious cake.
Marion has lived at the center for the past seven months and enjoys participating in all the social events, including table-top bowling, where she knocks ’em all down. She also sings with residents during musical programs.
Along with all her accomplishments Marion also enjoys sharing memories of her life with fellow residents, staff and visitors, and shows off her acute memory during trivia contests and word games, but her favorite pastime of all is visiting with her family.
Standing O wishes Marion cent’anni (100 years more)!
SS Joachim & Anne Nursing and Rehabilitation Center [2720 Surf Ave. at W. 28th Street in Coney Island, (718) 714–4800].
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Standing O is putting out the mat for Elinor Sandler. She was appointed director of Human Resources at the Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island, taking the reins last month.
Elinor, Standing O has been told, holds degrees in industrial-organizational psychology, psychology, and human resource management from Brooklyn College. She comes to the agency from a high tech corporation, where she built a human resources program from the ground up. Elinor is also a public speaker and has led discussions on leadership, career development, and maximizing workforce potential.
The board, along with Standing O, wishes Elinor a long and successful run.
Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island [3001 W. 37th St. and Surf Avenue in Coney Island (718) 449–5000].
Our good friends at National Grid want us all to have a safe winter and offer a few tips to get us through the polar cold snap we are in.
Make sure that snow and ice do not build up over gas meters and vents. Blockages may cause carbon monoxide to back up into the house resulting in carbon monoxide poisoning. Never use a gas range to heat your apartment or home. Prolonged use may lead to excessive levels of carbon monoxide.
Watch out for symptoms of poising which are similar to those of the flu, including headache, weakness, confusion, chest tightness, skin redness, dizziness, and nausea. If you experience any of the above, leave the house immediately, do not use the telephone or light switches for any reason. Go to a neighbor or use your cell pone outside and call 911 or the National Grid 24 hour emergency line at (718) 643-4050.
Most importantly stay outdoors until an inspector from National Grid tells you it’s safe to go back in.
Also be mindful of elderly neighbors who may need your assistance.
National Grid [1 MetroTech Center, 13 West at Myrtle Avenue in Downtown, (929) 324–4809].
Dentist Leonard Umanoff is offering a day of free dentistry on March 11, and the first 50 patients will receive treatment for fillings, extractions, or cleanings. The best part is it’s all for free! Now that’s worthy of one-heck of a Standing O.
So what are you waiting for? Opportunities like this only knock once. Call and make an appointment.
Leonard Umanoff, D.D.S. [2277 Homecrest Ave. at E. 13th Street in Gravesend, (718) 382–3444].