Over 300 seniors from upper Manhattan and their families attended the event, which included a festive holiday lunch, dance contest, and raffle prizes donated by EmblemHealth and Cafe Santo Domingo. This is the fourth year in a row that EmblemHealth has honored seniors in partnership with La Marina and New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat’s office.
Dignitaries present included Senator Espaillat, New York City Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, and Lorraine Cortes-Vazquez, EmblemHealth SVP of Corporate Relations and Government Affairs.
“Our annual Thanksgiving lunch for seniors is a tradition I am very proud of, and I am grateful to have EmblemHealth as a partner to help make it happen year after year,” said Senator Espaillat. “This year we had over 300 people attend, and I hope we can keep growing this festive event for years to come.”
Ms. Cortes-Vazquez was equally enthusiastic about the event. “EmblemHealth was proud to celebrate Thanksgiving cheer with our community’s older adult members. It was a wonderful opportunity to thank those who have given much to our city.”
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