Colors: Blue Color

Echo Institute for Health held its annual fundraiser at the home of Mrs. Lisa Reichmann on Sunday evening, May 19. Echo National Institute for Health acts as a resource center, providing effective, personal, and caring guidance to people who face critical medical problems. It places patients and their families into contact with medical practitioners and acute care. Echo has provided medical referrals for over 30 years. Echo receives 150 calls per day, on average; that is over 30,000 calls per year. Each call generates other calls. There is a whole network going on. Echo has a database of over 14,000 doctors. There is no fee. It operates on contributions alone. Echo counselors demonstrate tremendous caring for each caller. Finally, Echo appreciates follow-up calls to see how their referrals helped.

Graduating seniors at Touro’s Lander Colleges marched into Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall on Sunday. Before an audience of family members and friends, they received their diplomas at the 45th Annual Commencement of Touro College. In all, 608 graduates were awarded baccalaureate degrees from Lander College of Arts and Sciences in Flatbush, Lander College for Women, and Lander College for Men. Eighty students received associate degrees from Machon L’Parnasa/The Institute for Professional Studies and The School for Lifelong Education.

On Sunday, May 19, 200 people gathered for a community symposium at Congregation Beth Sholom. “When Our Children Date: the complex role of parents” covered a wide array of topics from financial independence to building resiliency to sensible tips on networking for children.