At its 26th annual Remembrance Ball on November 16, Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation honored Long Island community leader and activist Lillian McCormick for her lifelong advocacy on behalf of women, children, the elderly and others. In 1981 Ms. McCormack co-founded Women on the Job, an education and advocacy organization addressing issues such as fair pay, sexual harassment and equal opportunity for advancement; she served for 27 years as the organization’s executive director. She was also the founder of the first group home for Long Island children who could not live at home, and the first shelter for battered women on Long Island. She spearheaded the development of The Landmark on Main Street, an innovative community center with affordable senior housing. She has been a long-time supporter and benefactor of Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation, beginning when her late husband Leonard Weintraub was a Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation participant.
Also honored at the event was Dr. Peter A. Magaro, principal founder and chief executive officer of Memory Training Centers of America, which operates outpatient memory-loss treatment facilities in New York, Florida and Wisconsin. A clinical psychologist, Dr. Magaro is a highly regarded educator and author in the fields of mental illness, cognition and memory.
The Remembrance Ball was a successful fund-raising event held at The Metropolitan in Glen Cove, with entertainment by the celebrated musician Glenn Drewes, also a long-time supporter of Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation, and his orchestra. Alfred Devendorf, Esq., served as honorary dinner chairman; dinner committee members included Patricia Bailey, Jennifer Cona, Madelyn Dubiner, Mary Eibeler, Laura Emmert, Jennifer Paterson and Joyce Schneider.
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Photo captions: 1) Lillian McCormack, 2013 honoree at the Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation Remembrance Ball, pictured here with Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation Director of Development Sean Phillips; 2) Peter Magaro, right, 2013 honoree at the Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation Remembrance Ball, pictured here with Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation Executive Director Fred Jenny.
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Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation is a Port Washington-based social service agency, founded in 1998, that provides coordinated, continuing care for individuals of any age with Alzheimer’s disease and related memory disorders, at every stage of the disease process, as well as direct and substantive help and support for their families as they cope with the demands of caregiving. For more information call (516) 767-6856.