The Town of Smithtown Senior Citizens Department is looking for guest speakers to address the Garden Club about special topics in the world of gardening. Any individual or group who has interest in talking about their area of gardening prowess is encouraged to reach out and volunteer. Most recently, Sheryl from Hoyt Farm treated club members to a presentation on pollinators.
The Garden Club at the Senior Center was formed about six years ago. The group grows both vegetables and flowers in the ground and in standing beds at their patio garden. Club members range in age from 60 years old to 102 years old. Those that wish to plant and tend the garden, do so. Those unable to actively garden share their knowledge and love of gardening with others. The Garden Club meets at the Senior Center every Thursday from 12:30PM to 1:30PM from April through September.
“Thanks to a donation from the Smithtown Senior Citizens Center Committee, we have added four new raised standing garden beds for our 2023 season. Now, even more of our members can participate in tending and planting. We look forward to welcoming gardeners with specific expertise to help our garden grow even further.” - Doreen Perrino, Senior Center Director
Anyone interested in participating as a guest speaker for the Garden Club should contact Patty at the Smithtown Senior Center at (631)360-7616.
About the Smithtown Senior Center:
Smithtown residents ages 60 years and older can join the Senior Center by filling out a brief application on-site, along with proof of residency such as a driver’s license. No fee is required. A membership card and welcome packet will be provided, along with a tour of the facility by a Senior Center Club Leader. The welcome packet includes a current calendar of activities, classes, and events, as well as brochures for services and amenities available exclusively for members.
The Eugene Cannataro Senior Citizens Center offers a wide array of activities, clubs and programming geared towards improving quality of life for residents ages 60 years or older. Every day, the Center offers a full schedule of arts, fitness, and wellness programming. Members can choose to join a variety of clubs, from gardening, quilting and book clubs to one of seven social clubs, featuring casino and theater outings, luncheons, parties, community advocacy and volunteer opportunities. In addition to a wealth of entertaining programming, the Smithtown Senior Citizens Department offers a variety of at home maintenance and repairs services.
To learn more about events and programming at the Eugene Cannataro Senior Citizens Center, visit the Senior Center website. The Senior Citizens Center is located at 420 Middle Country Road in Smithtown.
Hours: Monday through Friday: 8:30AM to 4:00PM