Tuesday, December 14, 2010

GCASA's Senior Spice program reaches out to seniors with chemical free dance

From The Daily News, 12/10/10:

BATAVIA — They were there to dance and socialize, but they welcomed the opportunity to gain a bit of knowledge just the same.

The occasion was the “All That Glitters Dinner Dance 2010” – an annual gathering of seniors sponsored by Senior Spice, a program of Genesee/Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse.

This year’s holiday event was attended by about 90 people at the Batavia First Presbyterian Church’s community hall last Saturday.

“We are delighted to be able to offer this activity each year as a healthy substance-free social event,” said GCASA Prevention Educator Sue Hawley, dance chairperson. “It gives senior couples and friends an enjoyable night out and also provides a forum where we can deliver a brief educational message about drugs or alcohol.”

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