FOR BREAKING NEWS VISIT www.couriersun.com june 12, 2014 • The Courier sun 21 Kate Tuchman is celebrating a milestone so big this year, it will take two parties to properly recognize her achievement! On Saturday, June 14, the Flushing House resident will celebrate her 100th birthday in a private gathering of friends and family at the rooftop lounge of her home for the last three years. Set a full month before her actual birthday, the first party will be an opportunity for her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and extended family of multiple generations to gather in her honor. The second party, planned for her actual birthday, July 16, will be a celebration with the new friends and family she has found at Flushing House. Born Kate Mandel on July 16, 1914, the second of four children in an immigrant family, she grew up in the Bronx and then Brooklyn, graduating from Brooklyn College in 1934. She worked briefly in the garment industry, following in her father’s footsteps, and married Artie Tuchman on Christmas Day, 1935. In 1943, with two children at home, she began working as a teacher at P.S. Kate Tuchman Flushing House Resident, Presidential Honoree, Celebrates 100th Birthday 69 in Jackson Heights, continuing to graduate school and soon becoming a school supervisor. Her career took a dramatic turn in 1960, when she was appointed Principal of P.S. 184 in Harlem. The work she did at that school brought her national attention. In April 1964 she was invited by Lady Bird Johnson to speak at the White House, where she delivered a speech on the issues facing minority children in poor, urban neighborhoods. Many of the suggestions and goals she outlined in the speech have become part of a standard model of teaching today. This year she was honored by President Barack Obama on the 50th anniversary of the speech, with him noting in a personal letter, “Progress in America has not come easily, but has resulted from the collective efforts of women and men who challenged our conscience. You are part of a generation that sought to ensure every child – regardless of the neighborhood they lived in – had access to a quality education, and I trust you take pride in adding your voice to the movement.” Kate’s husband died in 1966, and she never remarried, but she has enjoyed a full and fruitful life traveling the globe following her retirement in 1977; being active with family; being an avid tennis player up until the last few years; and working with the Retired School Superintendents Association up until last year. Kate has two children, four grandchildren, eight greatgrandchildren and dozens of younger extended family members who are an active part of her life. Built in 1974, Flushing House is the largest, not-for-profit, independent living retirement residence in New York State. Visit us at: www.flushinghouse. com. (firstname.lastname@example.org). Contact: Robert F. Salant (347) 532-3025 • Flushing House, 38-20 Bowne Street. Flushing, N.Y. 11354 Advertorial Elder Law Seminar Hosted By Flushing House As in previous years, Flushing House scheduled three “Elder Law Seminars” for Spring 2014. These seminars focused on how changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Medicaid Re-Design/Expansion in New York State, are impacting health care and home care services for seniors. Medicare changes arising from the ACA were also explored, as well as asset protection trusts and estate planning. Maria Alvarez, Executive Director, NY State Wide Senior Action Council, will give the third seminar on Saturday, June 21, 2014. Her talk is about the entire range of beneficiary issues, i.e., how changes to coverage through Medicare, Managed Care and Medicaid, under the new rules of ACA and Medicaid Re-Design/Expansion in New York State, are impacting the scope, choice and delivery of benefits and services for older adults. Her seminar is from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.in the Flushing House dining room; there will be refreshments available and free handouts from the speaker. The seminar is open to the public – admission is free. If you wish to attend, RSVP to (347) 532- 3025 or to email@example.com. Built in 1974, Flushing House is one of the first nonprofit retirement communities to offer older adults an “independent Living” lifestyle, along with supportive services on premises. Maria Alvarez, Executive Director, NY State Wide Senior Action Council ADVERTORIAL Flushing House: 38-20 Bowne Street, Flushing, NY 11354 Please go to www.flushinghouse.com for more information.
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