Get ready to walk, stroll, and rock and roll! The Gurwin Walk of Ages annual fundraiser and family fun day is set for Sunday, October 23, on the Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center campus at 68 Hauppauge Road in Commack. The 5K flat course will circle Gurwin’s beautifully landscaped grounds; alternative paths are available for rollers and strollers. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m., followed by the opening ceremony at 10:00 a.m. on the north side of Gurwin’s 67-acre campus. Official kickoff is at 10:15 a.m.; family fun day activities will get started at 10:30 a.m.

A day of music, friendship, fitness, and fun, the walk is an annual community effort to raise vital funds for the life-enhancing programs that serve the needs of hundreds of Long Islanders who reside and/or recuperate at Gurwin. Since the walk’s inception in 2010, more than $200,000 has been raised to help those in need by school groups, community members, Gurwin staff, family and friends, as well as elderly residents of the Gurwin Center and Gurwin Jewish—Fay J. Lindner Residences assisted living.

All participants have been urged to solicit donations in support of their walking goals, to form teams, and to check with their employers about matching-gifts programs to help maximize the event’s fundraising success. Corporate sponsors include Teachers Federal Credit Union and sunglass manufacturer Eyeking. Ivy League Camp will head up face-painting, bingo, and other games for the family.

Gurwin invites you to join this important, fun-filled event. More information can be found at www.gurwinwalkofages.kintera.org.

Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is a 460-bed nursing care facility located in Commack, Long Island. Gurwin offers skilled nursing care, short-term rehabilitation, medical/post-surgical subacute care, respiratory and ventilator-dependent care, an adult day health program, on-site dialysis, hospice care, home care, assisted living, a new memory care unit, and a proposed independent living community. To learn more, visit www.gurwin.org.

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