Friends of Hebrew SeniorLife Hold Annual Casino Night to Raise Money for Senior Services Event on May 8th Will Honor Dorothy Kelly Gay


BOSTON, MASS. – The Friends of Hebrew SeniorLife (HSL) will hold its annual Casino Night on May 8th, 2014 at the Dedham Country Club. Proceeds will benefit HSL’s health care,
communities, research, and teaching that are redefining the experience of aging. The Honorable Dorothy Kelly Gay, HSL’s recently retired Vice President of Government Relations and Director, Senior Supportive Housing, will be honored at the event.

Casino Night will feature cocktails, dinner, casino games, scotch tasting, a raffle, and entertainment. Nearly 200 people are expected to attend. Individual tickets are being sold for $150 each and sponsorships are available.

“Casino Night is a fun event with a very important goal,” said Jeff Winnick, co-chair of the 2014 Casino Night. “The money raised will support services that are improving the quality of life for all people as they age, regardless of their health, religion, or financial status.”

Dorothy Kelly Gay, the event honoree, retired from HSL in 2013 after a 30-year career with the organization. She began in 1983 as a nurse at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center, working nights while building her political career during the daylight hours. This led her to a number of elected offices, including the Governor’s Council from 1993 – 1998 and Mayor of Somerville from 1999 – 2004. After leaving the Mayor’s office, Dorothy returned to HSL as Vice President of Government Relations and Director, Senior Supportive Housing.

“Dorothy devoted her career to bettering our community,” said Winnick. “She cared for patients as a nurse, gave low-income seniors a safe and nurturing place to live when she oversaw HSL’s housing communities, and advocated for all seniors as a public official. We’re thrilled to be able to recognize and honor her service.”

To purchase tickets or for more information, visit or call (617) 971-5780.

About Hebrew SeniorLife
Hebrew SeniorLife, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is a national senior services leader uniquely dedicated to rethinking, researching and redefining the possibilities of aging. Based in Boston, the non-profit, non-sectarian organization has provided communities and health care for seniors, research into aging, and education for geriatric care providers since 1903. For more information about Hebrew SeniorLife, visit or connect on Twitter, Facebook or our blog.

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