Seniors tested their luck at St. Patrick’s Day bingo


Sunrise of North Lynbrook put a smile on senior citizens faces when they hosted a St. Patty’s bingo celebration this past Sunday.

In collaboration with Delta Gamma from Adelphi University, the assisted living facility celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with a fun game of bingo. Seniors tested their luck while dressed in green. The fraternity at Adelphi led this St. Patrick’s celebration and brought some custom St. Patrick’s cards for them to decorate.

“We have several people who have Irish backgrounds here at Sunrise of North Lynbrook,” Erika Mizrahi, activities and volunteer coordinator, said. “This year, I was able to work with the Delta Gamma fraternity at Alephi University and they said, ‘how can we help you?’”

This is the first year that the facility hosted a St. Patrick’s bingo party. Mizrahi explained that there was a similar event during the height of the pandemic over Zoom. However, they couldn’t continue the event every year, as they weren’t sure if Covid would continue to be an issue or not.

“We’re finally comfortable to have an annual event again,” Mizrahi said.

Mizrahi noted that this event is important for the seniors to see that people in the community are doing acts of kindness, as it gives them hope for the future ahead. She said that the seniors are limited by mobility and don’t get out much, so to have Delta Gamma come visit the seniors for this party was a perfect opportunity to bring some joy and excitement into their lives.

“Even though we do go out on the bus for trips, lunches, outings, and drives, to have a group of this caliber come to us is really special,” Mizrahi said.

In the past, the fraternity hosted other events at the facility. They presented a PowerPoint presentation on Women’s History Month.

“They’ve done late nights with us for shadowbox creatings, which is something that gives the residents a personalized artistic box in front of their door so they can show off who they are,” Mizrahi said. “And these girls, when they did this, they made it so personal and artistic.”