Cinco de Mayo Celebration with Summit Seniors

On Saturday May 4th, The Summit YMCA’s Togetherhood™ group launched their 4th community service project at the Summit Senior Housing complex. Togetherhood™ provided the seniors with Cinco de Mayo party that included lunch, a craft making project, a spay day, prizes, piñata and dance production by 40 students from the Summit School of Dance, under the direction of owner, Teri Phinney. Teri said...

“When the girls heard about this, they wanted to do it without hesitation!”

There were 4 groups of girls that performed 6 different dances for Senior residents, guests and volunteers. Many of the dancers had so much fun they stayed to enjoy the rest of the day spending time with our Senior friends.

View more photos from the event through our Facebook album!

The Togetherhood™ committee meets once a month to research community needs and then, based on the apparent gaps, focused their efforts on serving the unmet needs of the senior population. The seniors enjoy the first event so much that they asked if we could come back again every year. Other Togetherhood™ events are Senior Spa Day, Family Dinner Project, Family Fun Nights, Working together with SHIP, St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Shelter and Holiday Cookie Walk to benefit the program.

The Togetherhood™ program is a great way for Y members to become more socially responsible by participating in the Y’s cause to strengthen our community. It’s a great way for families and people of all ages to help strengthen the community through personal rewarding projects. We have volunteer that ranged from 5 to 65 years old!


More about Togetherhood™

Questions? Contact:

Patty Facchinei




(908) 273-3330 ext. 1174


Lisa Meyers


Community Program Coordinator


(908) 273-3330 ext. 1186




About the Summit Area YMCA
The Summit Area YMCA is one of the area’s leading 501(c)(3) charitable organizations. Founded in 1886, the Summit Area YMCA has a history steeped in working side-by-side with our neighbors to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income and background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Each year, we serve more than 10,000 individuals with our free and fee-based programs and services in an area spanning the communities of Berkeley Heights, Gillette, Millburn, New Providence, Short Hills, Springfield, Stirling and Summit. Through the generosity of our members, donors, and partners, we are able to offer financial assistance for our programs and services to those with demonstrated need.