by Patria Baradi Pacis
What a difference a year makes. This time last year, the little village of Montauk would have been as busy as a bee. Snowbirds flying back from Florida, owners of stores and restaurants opening their establishments in anticipation of out-of-towners who come here to enjoy our beautiful, sandy, white beaches, go shopping and eat some of the best seafood, without a care in the world.
Since the closing of the Montauk Nutrition Center due to the COVID-19 Pandemic on March 16, seniors including the ones born in May, Evelyn Walles, Robert Mulligan, Eugene Klausman, Nolda Vivo, Edna Neuer, Perla Spanskie and yours truly have not been able to meet for lunch or have their traditional end of the month birthday cake. Playing bingo, cards, dominoes, doing chair yoga, will just have to wait for a little bit longer. At least restaurants are open for take-out and deliveries and the rest of the town is slowly, but surely waking up.
Thanks to the staff and volunteers of the Town of East Hampton Human Services, and good neighbors, the young at hearts are not forgotten and are well taken care of by providing them with well balanced meals and/or transportation to their primary care doctors. Hopefully by the end of this month, we will get to see each other again with masks on and proper distancing of course, to be able to enjoy what our magical town has to offer. We are blessed to have nature around us.
Happy Birthday May celebrants and let’s not forget to honor the servicemen and women who died for us so that we can have the freedom we have this Memorial Day. See you next month!
If you are 60 years old and over and you need further information, kindly contact East Hampton Director of Human Services, Diane Patrizio at 631 329 6939 or e-mail Susan Sennefelder at email@example.com.