A Brighton Beach senior who loves to lend a hand was honored at an event celebrating senior volunteers last week.
Frances Schwartz was one of eight seniors recognized for their service to the community at the Outstanding Senior Volunteers Celebration hosted by the Brooklyn-wide Council for the Aging at Borough Hall on May 27. She received a citation for her service from Borough President Adams, and also received a certificate from state Sen. Diane Savino (D–Coney Island).
“It was beautiful,” said Schwartz. “I was very thrilled to be honored.”
Schwartz says that she loves volunteering, and often helps out with police events such as National Night Out, held the first Tuesday of August, and the annual NYPD Unity Showcase Festival in Prospect Park. She also volunteers to hand out candy to hundreds of kids at the 61st Precinct Halloween Party.
“Whenever someone needs help, I’m always there to volunteer,” she said. “I enjoy helping people, especially the 61st Precinct — they’re very good to me.”
Schwartz volunteered at the refreshments table at Bayfest for the first time this year, and said she had such a great time she plans to do it again next year.