Cited for her work bringing intergenerational programs to life, Pleasantville resident Janice Lubin Kirschner will be one of Westchester County's four Golden Harvest Award recipients next Thursday.
Kirschner, executive director of JCY-Westchester Community Partners (JCY-WCP), is a certified social worker who has focused on intergenerational programs "for much of her career," according to a press release from the county.
"The prestigious Golden Harvest Awards recognize service of the highest order to enhance the quality of life for the elderly," Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino said in the statement. "The wonderful achievements and dedication of these honorees throughout their long careers are examples for us all to follow.”
Also being honored next Thursday are Judith Fink of Westchester Jewish Community Services (WJCS), Rita C. Mabli of the Westchester Public/Private Partnership for Aging (WPPP)—a sponsor of the breakfast—and the Wartburg senior services facility of Mount Vernon.
Kirschner will receive the Golden Harvest Humanitarian award.
"Kirschner spearheaded the Westchester Chapter of the New York State Intergenerational Network, and was its president for six years," the statement said. "She has successfully initiated more than a decade of programs, which harness seniors’ skills and life experiences to mentor students in the public schools. Among the most successful ventures are SMART (Students and Mature Adults Read Together) and Reading Buddies After School."
The Golden Harvest breakfast is Thursday, Oct. 3 from 8 to 10 a.m. at Abigail Kirsch at Tappan Hill in Tarrytown.