54TH Annual Salute to Seniors

In celebration of Older Americans Month, the Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services will be holding its 54th Annual Salute to Seniors events at various Westchester County Parks on Wednesdays during the month of May. Free Pfizer Covid 19 vaccinations will also be available {bring vaccination card.}


Westchester County Executive George Latimer said, “Westchester County’s senior citizens are an important part of our communities, and they deserve to be recognized for the accomplishments they’ve made over the course of their lifetime. We created events like Salute to Seniors many years ago to bring people together and create access to the programs and services seniors need to feel healthy and safe. I am thrilled that the annual Salute to Seniors event is returning in 2022, and I look forward to seeing you there.”


Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services Commissioner Mae Carpenter added, “Salute to Seniors events are celebrations that honor our older persons by connecting them to resources that they care about.  This year’s theme, Age My Way, is a testament to the wonderful diversity that we appreciate and admire about our Westchester seniors. We are looking forward to the fun-filled activities that bring our communities together, because quality of life is better when we connect with those around us.”


Westchester County Parks Commissioner Kathy O’Connor said, “We are excited to carry on the tradition of hosting Salute to Seniors during Older American’s Month. Following in the footsteps of last year’s success, we bring this event to four of our scenic parks, giving Westchester’s elder residents the opportunity to enjoy nature while providing them with easy access to programs and services that will help them stay healthy and remain independent.” 

Westchester County Department of Public Works and Transportation Commissioner Hugh J. Greechan: Jr., P.E said, “We are proud to partner once again on the Salute to Seniors events and offer free rides to seniors on the Bee-Line fixed-route bus system every Wednesday in May.  Transportation is an important issue as we age, and our system provides seniors with the freedom they deserve.”


Salute to Seniors will run from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at four different Westchester County parks on the following Wednesdays:


May 4: Sprain Ridge Park, 149 Jackson Avenue, Yonkers


May 11: Ridge Road Park, 287 Ridge Road, Hartsdale


May 18: Croton Point Park, 1 Croton Point Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson


May 25: Glen Island Park, Weyman Avenue, New Rochelle


Attendees will enjoy this year’s outdoor events that will feature a boxed lunch, music and information on programs, services and products targeted to the senior community. Parking and admission are free. Reservations are required, as space will be limited. Call (914) 218-3968 to make reservations.


The Westchester County Department of Public Works and Transportation will be providing free Bee Line Bus transportation each Wednesday for all four events. Salute to Seniors will operate safely under applicable New York State guidelines in place at the time the events are in session.

The event is sponsored by Westchester County Senior Programs and Services (DSPS) and The Westchester Public/Private Partnership for Aging Services, and co-sponsored by Westchester County Parks, Recreation and Conservation and Public Works and Transportation.