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Bronxville Letter: Thanks To Gramatan Village

Barbara White
Barbara White Photo Credit: Contributed

BRONXVILLE, N.Y. -- The Bronxville Daily Voice accepts signed letters to the editor. Please send letters to bronxville@dailyvoice.com .

To the editor:

Do most of us really see ourselves as being our true age? I don’t think so.

We take care of ourselves, walk, work out, swim, play competitive sports and live well.

So, at my age, I thought there was no reason to join Gramatan Village. I wasn’t there yet. I would join when I needed their services.

Well, in late December I had my left knee replaced. I left Special Surgery in four days and went to the Osborne for eight days of rehab. Then I came home.

No problem, until I needed to go back to Special Surgery for my six weeks checkup. My friends were away or busy, and my daughter was unavailable. What was I going to do? I couldn’t drive and began to panic!

Fortunately, I had joined Gramatan Village the year before! I called Julie and Kathryn and explained my dilemma in a very high pitched voice. They said “not to worry, we will get you there”.

One of my former students, who is a fabulous volunteer for Gramatan Village, offered to pick me up, took me into the city, waited for me and drove me home.

During our ride home, we had a great discussion about hot dogs, and he stopped his car by the vendor at the top of the hill on Midland and bought us both hot dogs! What a treat – and what a wonderful volunteer. Thanks again, Bill.

My message is simple: You are never too young to join Gramatan Village. Until you need them, you can help them. Be a member, be a supporter, and be a volunteer.

You are welcome at all ages. It gives you an opportunity to support a truly worthwhile community organization, meet new people, enjoy numerous activities, outings, and luncheons.

You may never need their services, but by joining you will know that there will always be someone there “covering your back” if and when you need it. Thank you, Gramatan Village!

The dues are also 75 percent tax deductible. Great news at this time of the year!

Barbara White

Bronxville

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