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Sociable Single Seniors Webpage
St. Joseph Sociable Single Seniors began in May 2008 as a monthly group meeting for single seniors ranging in age from 55 to 80 years old.
We would meet, have a light dinner & refreshments and discuss any events and activities in our community that might be of interest to single seniors. Single Senior is defined as anyone who is widowed, divorced, separated or never married and over the age of 55.
It has recently evolved into a monthly meeting with a full dinner and refreshmenets where we discuss upcoming events, overnight and day trips, local 'Night at the Races', and meetings of other senior church groups (i.e. Our Lady of Lourdes in West Islip), etc. On occasion, we may also play bingo or individual card games and when there's a Parish event like our Pasta Party or the St. Patrick St. Joseph Dinner dance, very often the Singles group is well represented!
The initial group of 25 has now become a monthly group of 50-60 attendees. We celebrate calendar holidays with traditional foods and celebrations; enjoy an annual "cruise to nowhere," arrange day trips of interest, including but not limited to the 9/11 Memorial in NYC and to different areas in the New York to see Christmas lights displays; and any other trip that sounds interesting!
Every year we reseach and plan trips of interest. In 2015 we had two single day trips, in addition to an 11-day land and cruise trip to Alaska. For 2016 we have some wonderful day and overnight trips planned. See our Trip Flyers and Future Events and Trip sections of this website for further information.
If you'd like to join this group or are interested in further information, please contact Lorraine DeCanditis, who coordinates the group. Lorraine can be reached at (631)553-0160 or by e-mail at email@example.com