Canterbury Communique

By: Dee Levy

Greetings from the Canterbury community! It’s hard to believe that June, the month of the summer solstice, is already upon us. As promised in the last issue, we’d like to share some of our residents’ life-experiences, present and former careers, and significant happenings.

Yvette Camulli, a long-time resident of Canterbury, is currently a transportation coordinator for the Palm Beach County Jewish Family Services. Yvette is in charge of the enlistment of volunteers to transport senior citizens to their various appointments. The program is called “Kibitz and Ride,” and its catchment area includes Delray Beach, Boca Raton and Highland Beach. Volunteer drivers use their own cars and are reimbursed for mileage. Fingerprinted and background checked, the volunteers are scheduled to drive at times based on their availability and personal preference. “Kibitz and Ride” has been in place since 1999, and is open to all seniors, regardless of race or religion. For those interested, be in touch with Yvette, or call JFS at 561-852-3333. Yes, volunteering is a truly a way of giving back!

Ellen Nesin, new to the Canterbury community, taught primary school in Monticello, NY, for many years, and is presently serving on the Monticello Central School District Board of Education. Her daughter, Jessica, recently graduated from the Conservatory of Music at SUNY Purchase with a Bachelor’s degree in classical piano performance. During spring break, Jessica met with the head of Collaborative Piano at Lynn U.; the appointment had been arranged by a professor to whom she was introduced at the Lynn U. Scholarship Recital at Aberdeen in March. According to Ellen, Jessica’s plan is to complete her Master’s degree in piano performance, followed by a degree in Collaborative Piano. There is a strong possibility that she will audition for admission to the graduate program at Lynn.

In closing, we wish everyone a happy and healthy month of June. “What is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect day”. (James Russell Lowell).