Assemblyman Charles Lavine (D-Glen Cove) participates in a therapy session at SUNY Old Westbury with residents of the Bristal Assisted Living communities who have Alzheimer’s disease or dementia as part of the HorseAbility organization’s programs.
Tickets for this year's event, entitled
“Honoring the Past…Building Our Future,” can be purchased online at www.HorseAbility.org. Organizers say sponsorship and
advertising opportunities are available, and donations for auction items are
HorseAbility was founded in 1993 by Kathleen (Katie) McGowan who
witnessed a child with cerebral palsy benefit physically, and emotionally
through the therapeutic use of her horse. HorseAbility is the only full year
Premier Accredited Center on Long Island.
The night will consist of awards, cocktails, dinner
and dancing featuring a silent and live auction, raffle prizes and casino games.
HorseAbility will honor four community members as “Champions of
All proceeds from the gala will help HorseAbility to offer a wide range of
Equine Facilitated Programs for children, adults, and families with special
needs to promote the physical, psychological, emotional, social, and spiritual
well-being of its participants.