March 15, 2019
Community Newsletter
Cinema Insights
Now is a great time to catch up with our new podcast series Cinema Insights . Our first two episodes share dynamic audience discussions with recent special guests. Missed the programs? Catch up with the conversations here:

Seat Replacement Update
Good news! The Cinema Arts Centre has received funding to cover half the cost of our seat replacement project from the New York State Council on the Arts. Combined with gifts from our community and the purchase of seat plaques, we are very close to fully funding our project, and are in contract to complete the project by the end of the year. It's been a long journey, but we are finally almost there.

Our seats in Theaters One and two are very old and worn. Because the models are so old, there is no service or replacement parts for them, and they are difficult to maintain. We have heard from many of you that they are not comfortable seats, and they don't have cup holders! In 2016, we were made a great offer on used seats that would have been an improvement and a bargain, so we began to raise funds. However, the seller was forced to rescind that offer. We were left with a few thousand dollars of donations designated for seat replacement, and no seats!

So we decided to get new seats, and began selling seat plaques to raise the funds, and applying for funding. Thanks to many generous donors, and the New York State Council on the Arts, we are only about $20,000 away from fully funding this project - which must be completed in 2019.

We thank you all for your patience as we move forward to make this necessary and important upgrade. We will update you again when we have more specific news about our timeline.
Special Thanks to all those who have supported our seat replacement project with a major gift or purchase of a seat plaque:

Diane Berg
Judy Bernhang
Timothy and Joyce Bowersox
Rosanne and Ed Braun
Jan Brenner & William Houck
The Brettschneider Family
Sandy Chapin
Cathy Chernoff
Jane Evans
Sandy Friedman
Kathi Galotti
Sharon Garfinkel
David and Toby Gerber
Peter Gollon and Abby Pariser
Zoha Gondal
Robert and Priscilla Hughes
Joan Isaac
Island Better Hearing; Lori Trentacoste
Marcia Kaplan
Stephen Kirkpatrick
Charlotte Koons
Jessica Ley
Hedda Marcus & Neil Checkman
Judith Marino
Marta McIvor
Ross Moore & Sharon Jacka
Peter Mudge
Diana Papademas
Lauren Rankin and Gregg Girard
Ellen and David Reynolds
Gary Rogers
Thomas Roser & Georgine Dominique
Robert Sherlock
Irwin and Judith Tantleff
Jacqueline Tordik & Jason Briggs
Nancy Vavassis
Frances and Harry Whittelsey
Sponsor Spotlight:
Financial Sponsorship of Cinema Arts Centre programs is a wonderful way to visibly support arts and culture on Long Island. Gurwin Jewish Family of Services is a long-time sponsor who has provided program support for our NT Live Series, our Making Memories series, and our annual Academy Awards Night Fundraiser. We are pleased to bring you the following words direct from our sponsor:

Choosing Care for an Aging Loved One:
Why the Full Continuum of Healthcare Matters

Choosing a rehabilitation facility or an assisted living community for a loved one can be daunting. Many of the options seem similar, and it’s difficult to know which one would be right for you. One thing you might want to consider, especially when choosing services for an older person, is, “What else?”

What else will your loved one need, as they continue to age, either at home or in a facility? What other services might they require if their health becomes more fragile? What else will you need, as a caregiver and involved family member? When considering “What else?” you should find out: Does the provider you’re considering have any other healthcare services in place to help, either now or in the future?

At Gurwin, we help you handle the “What else?” with ease. Whether you’re going home from short-term rehabilitation and need a little more help, or are in our assisted living community and need services such as dialysis or home care, you can be sure we’ll be able to meet your needs within the Gurwin Family of Healthcare Services. Some of the options available in the Gurwin continuum include:

·        A nursing and rehabilitation center, which offers long-term care and short-term rehabilitation, as well as a host of specialty care options, including ventilator and respiratory care, on-site dialysis (available to the local community, as well), memory and advanced care (coming soon). 

·        An assisted living community, which includes full apartments, engaging activities and delicious meals, as well as access to any other Gurwin service a resident might need, including home care, dialysis, day care or priority admission to the nursing and rehabilitation center for short-term rehabilitation or a transition to long-term care.

·        Adult Day Programs, including a medical model providing nursing and rehabilitation services along with meals and social stimulation to members of the community on a daily outpatient basis; and a social model, for those with mild to moderate dementia.

·        Home Care Programs, which provide Gurwin-quality care right in your own home, whether that’s in the family home or in an assisted living setting.

The final piece in the Gurwin continuum is soon-to-be-built Fountaingate Gardens, a Life Plan Community scheduled to break ground in 2019 on the Gurwin campus. Currently taking deposits, the community promises to offer an active, vibrant lifestyle, with the added comfort of knowing that the Gurwin Family of Healthcare Services is available should it be needed.

Opting for the Gurwin continuum helps relieve the stress that “What else?” can bring, giving you peace of mind knowing your loved one’s changing needs will be met. Because once you’re part of the family, we treat you like family.

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities at the Cinema Arts Centre, please contact Rene Bouchard at (631) 423-7610, ext. 18 or .
 The Cinema Arts Centre is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. The mission of the Cinema Arts Centre is to bring the best in cinematic artistry to Long Island, and use the power of film to expand the awareness and consciousness of our community.
Thanks to our March Program Sponsors:
Thanks to Stuart and Ginger Polisner for their ongoing support of our Real-to-Reel and Creativity Series.

When you visit a business that supports the cinema, please let them know how much it means to you.
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