The Rotary Club of Briarcliff Manor has decided to sponsor an "ElderAct Club of Briarcliff Manor" at The Atria, a senior living community within walking distance of the village’s downtown area.
"Elderact" is the latest venture of Rotary International, a worldwide network of over 1.2 million inspired individuals who translate their passions into relevant social causes to change lives in communities. Rotary International has Interact Clubs for young people ages 12 to 18 (mainly school students), and Rotaract clubs for young men and women ages 18 to 30 (college- or community based).
ElderAct is for persons who either live in a senior residential or nursing facility, or day-time participants still living at home but unable to be full-fledged members of Rotary Clubs due to transportation, health, or other reasons. They pledge to uphold Rotary principles as indicated by the Rotary slogan, "Service Above Self" as well as the slogan of Elderact Club, "Giving, and Giving Again" so that ElderAct members also provide service to those less fortunate, locally and internationally. As with Rotaract and Interact, while sponsored by local Rotary Clubs, ElderAct Clubs are self-supporting and self-governing, with guidance and assistance from the sponsoring Rotary Club.
The Briarcliff Rotary President and other officers met with officials of Atria Briarcliff Manor and held an informational meeting with residents and Atria officials, who enthusiastically embraced the idea. The Briarcliff Rotary board of directors formally approved the sponsorship in its monthly meeting on February 6, 2013.
The Briarcliff Rotary is delighted at providing this opportunity for the hitherto untapped intellect, talent, and resources of seniors in our community. The Consul General of India will be the Guest of Honor at the inaugural meeting of the Club at the Atria on Monday, February 11, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. Rotary District Governor Greg Arcaro, and Briarcliff Rotary officials will also grace the occasion.