Rose Kryzak Senior Leadership Award gala – QNS.com

Rose Kryzak Senior Leadership Award gala

United Adult Ministries, the parent company of Flushing House, honored three senior advocates with the Rose Kryzak Senior Leadership Award, during an annual fundraising gala attended by 165 guests last Thursday, November 6. The awards are named after the late Rose Kryzak, a dedicated senior activist and a long-time resident of Flushing House. She is best known for her successful campaign to pass New York State’s EPIC (Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage) program. This year’s honorees all had close working relationships with Kryzak, and they were: Jane C. Bardavid, Linda M. Leest, and Judith Zangwill. “They have all soldiered on in the tradition of Rose Kryzak, making major contributions of service and caring for older adults,” said Robert F. Salant, Flushing House director of community relations. All proceeds of the gala support a special endowment fund, which helps keep Flushing House an affordable option for many of the older adults who live there. Built in 1974, Flushing House is a not-for-profit retirement residence, and was one of the first to offer older adults independent living with supportive services on-premises. For more information, please call 347-532-3025 or email rsalant@uam.org.

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