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Elders salute vets and staff at Senior Citizens League of Flatbush

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Klara Negrimovskaya and Seymour Turkel, of Midwood, share the dance floor.
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The Veteran’s Day salute begins with a true-blue color guard.
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Gravesend patriot Ilene Rosenfelt shows her true colors.
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Lenore Friedman, executive director of the Senior League of Flatbush, hands out awards to employees

Nimble-footed elders Seymour Turkel and Klara Negrimovskaya dipped and twirled like human ribbons, sharing the dance floor with other snazzy seniors during a fall frolic at the Senior Citizens League of Flatbush on Sunday.

The elegant steppers came dressed for the occasion — billed as a “Grateful” revel — to have fun, deliver a true-blue Veteran’s Day salute to members who have fought in wars, and shower awards on staff who make the Ditmas Park senior center tick.

“It was a happy time!” said Program Director Vernelle Thompson, who received a plaque for keeping her members entertained and amused, courtesy of a calendar brimming with special events.

Production Manager George Will, a senior himself, was also among the honorees.

“It’s the first time that I ever won an award,” said the go-to guy, who wouldn’t disclose his age but said simply, “Let’s just say I won’t see 60 again!”

That clearly hasn’t hampered the busy bee from providing a jolly time for others!

Reach reporter Shavana Abruzzo at sabruzzo@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-2529.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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