At the 29th annual Westchester Senior Hall of Fame Awards Luncheon, December 2 at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown, Rye’s Tom Saunders was among the award recipients.
Outstanding Senior Advocate Tom Saunders
At the 29th annual Westchester Senior Hall of Fame Awards Luncheon, December 2 at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown, Rye’s Tom Saunders was among the award recipients. The longtime Rye resident was honored for his leadership as a founding board member and president of SPRYE, a new nonprofit organization that helps seniors remain in their own homes and active in their communities (Rye, Harrison, Rye Brook, and Port Chester).
The awards are presented to Westchester seniors who have made outstanding contributions in one of three areas: human services, humanitarianism and philanthropy, and for outstanding leadership in initiating, improving, or expanding services and programs.
The event is co-sponsored by the Westchester Public/Private Partnership for Aging Services, the Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services, and Westchester County Parks. Since the Hall of Fame began, more than 870 seniors have been inducted.
Burke Dedicates Library to Harvey Kelsey
The Burke Medical Research Institute recently dedicated its library to Harvey Kelsey, a Rye resident and longtime supporter of the Burke Rehabilitation Hospital and Medical Research Institute. Mr. Kelsey served on the hospital board of directors from 1983 until 2001.
“Mr. Kelsey’s support, guidance and vision helped Burke through times of challenge and change,” said CEO and Executive Medical Director, Mary Beth Walsh, MD.