Bailey sees positives at Tennis Jamaica

first_imgTennis Jamaica’s president John Bailey has urged members of his association to move forward in a positive way after he was re-elected unopposed at a rescheduled annual general meeting on Thursday evening at Campion College. “We really want to focus on moving forward and not looking back,” Bailey told The Gleaner yesterday. “We can spend a lot of time talking about what went on in the past, but it is not going to help us. It’s just time to move on.” At last November’s AGM, where Bailey was challenged by John Azar, a disparity in numbers between ballots and eligible voters forced the association to declare the elections null and void. Aswad Morgan was returned as first vice-president, Llockett McGregor; second vice-president and Marcus James, the third vice-president. The treasurer is Charles Pennicook, while Leroy Brown remains the secretary of the association. The regional directors are Pierre Battaglia and James Samson, while the directors are Micola Bicknell, Paula Harris, Charmaine Chin-Loy, Nigel Casserly, Yussuf Migoko, and Steven Shirley. Bailey also revealed that plans to develop the sport include a new playing facility in St Ann, which he hopes will get off the ground in a few months. “The exciting thing is that we are looking to open a new facility in St Ann, Drax Hall in particular, and hopefully, in the next few months, that will start,” he stated. Bailey, who is in his second term as president,, reiterated that the main players in the tennis fraternity are turning their attention to the development of the sport. “The mood in the fraternity is very positive. We will press on and continue to develop the sport and look to Jamaica being on top in the region again in the next few years. So we are back on track, absolutely,” he insisted.last_img read more

Resources for seniors

first_imgHere’s a list of resources available to Valley seniors: • Southwest Valley: ONEgeneration Senior Center, 18255 Victory Blvd., Reseda; (818) 705-2345. • East Valley Multipurpose Senior Center (includes Handiworker Program, which provides free home repairs and meals to qualifying seniors), 5000 Colfax Ave., North Hollywood; (818) 766-5165. • Bernardi Multipurpose Senior Center, 6514 Sylmar Ave., Van Nuys; (818) 781-1101. Director, Rosalinda Gonzales. • Northeast Valley Multipurpose Senior Center, 11300 Glenoaks Blvd., Pacoima; (818) 834-6100. • Robert M. Wilkinson Multipurpose Center, 8956 Vanalden Ave., Northridge; (818) 756-7741. • Canoga Park Senior Center, 7326 Jordan Ave., Canoga Park; (818) 340-2633. • Mid-Valley Senior Center, 14450 Valerio St., Van Nuys; (818) 785-8488. • North Hollywood Senior Center, 11430 Chandler Blvd., North Hollywood; (818) 763-5361. Director, Pat Kent. • Sunland Senior Center, 8640 Fenwick Ave., Sunland; (818) 353-9571. • Van Nuys-Sherman Oaks Senior Center, 5040 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks; (818) 756-9146. • Los Angeles Department of Aging: (800) 510-2020. • Meals on Wheels: (818) 374-5350. • San Fernando Valley Interfaith Council Senior Nutrition Program, a meal program for seniors over age 60. Recommended donation of $2.50 per meal. (818) 781-3300. • ONEgeneration Center, 17400 Victory Blvd., Van Nuys; (818) 708-6625. Offers adult day care, rehabilitation, physical therapy and counseling. • Elder Abuse Hotline: (800) 992-1660. • H.O.P.E. Unit Foundation Inc., providing group support for bereavement, cancer patients and family members; (818) 788-HOPE. • Golden State Care Center for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia residents, 21820 Craggy View, Box 3909, Chatsworth; (818) 882-8233. • Jewish Community Center of the North Valley, 16601 Rinaldi St., Granada Hills; (818) 360-2211. • Legal services for seniors; (818) 227-0489. • Alternative Living For the Aging, 937 N. Fairfax Ave., West Hollywood; (323) 650-7988. • Senior Companion Program: a voluntary peer support program that provides volunteer opportunities for low-income persons 60 years or older; (213) 621-2257. • Medicare Information, (800) 633-4227. • Elder Care Locator, (800) 677-1116. • Social Security, (800) 772-1213. • Jewish Family Services, (323) 937-5930. • Housing Authority, (213) 252-2500. • L.A. Department on Disability, (213) 485-6334. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more