Regional Aid for Interim needs holds 50th anniversary annual gala celebration

Commissioner of Department for the Aging Donna Corrado presents a public service award to Thaddeus Taberski.

Regional Aid For Interim Needs (R.A.I.N.), a major senior-service non-profit, celebrated 50 years of service to the community at its annual gala on Thursday, October 30. Honorees included Dolores Hope, recipient of Bea Castiglia humanitarian award, posthumous recognition; Senator Jeff Klein, government service award; Dr. Ramon Tallaj, community health leader award; and Thaddeus Taberski, public service award.

The special event also marked the 98th birthday of R.A.I.N. founder Bea Castiglia-Catullo, who also received an award from the American Association of Retired Persons. The master of ceremonies for the event was news anchor Darlene Rodriguez.

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Beatrice ‘Bea’ Castiglia-Catullo (l), founder of R.A.I.N., receives an award from a representative of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) at the gala. She also recently celebrated her 98th birthday.
Photo by Alex Belisle

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