Senior Center

Welcome to the Senior Center

The Center provides an exciting social scene for mature adults of all ages and stages. Socialize with old friends, make new ones, and stay physically, intellectually, and socially active at the crossroads of our community.

Our activity calendar is chock full of cultural and social events. Join discussion groups and sit in on educational seminars. Take off on day trips and enjoy cultural celebrations. Or jump into exercise, dance, and yoga classes. Our members also have access to the Center’s sparkling pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, and a dedicated older-adults lounge.

Transportation to and from the Center is available for seniors and people with disabilities.

This Week’s Schedule:

For Senior Fitness schedule, click here.
For additional Social Services events and other events, view our Main Calendar.

Monday, November 30

2:30 PM

Feldenkrais – Gentle Movements for Life with Senior Planet
The Feldenkrais Method® uses gentle movement to help increase your ease and range of motion and improve your flexibility and coordination. Join us to learn more and practice this technique.
Zoom ID: 170 361 931
Or click here to go to the event.

ALL DAY

Art & History Break: Drop-By Drawing with Kenny Pittock | THE MELON
Melbourne artist Kenny Pittock discovers a “pear-fectly fruitful” source of inspiration from Édouard Manet’s ‘The melon’. With paper, pencil and a fruit or vegetable from your kitchen, join Kenny for a lesson in still life sketching.
Click here to take the sketching lesson.
Learn about Édouard Manet (1832–1883) and his works of art with The Met Museum.

 

Tuesday, December 1

12:30 PM

Master Artisans @ Home: Chanukah Cards with Watercolors
Join Jennifer Oved and Master Artisan’s Grace Silver & Grace Azar for an afternoon of card making. Registration is a MUST.  A zoom meeting ID and list of supplies will be sent to those who register.
Click here for full event details.


Wednesday, December 2

ALL DAY

The Brain-Changing Benefits of Exercise
What’s the most transformative thing that you can do for your brain today? Exercise! says neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki. Get inspired to work-out as Suzuki discusses the science of how working out boosts your mood and memory — and protects your brain against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.
Click here to watch.

ALL DAY

Online Tour: Lee Krasner: Painting as Life
A key figure in American art, Lee Krasner’s energetic works reflect the spirit of possibility in post-war New York. We look back through Lee Krasner’s life, works, and legacy as we cast aside the shadow of her husband, Jackson Pollock.
Click here to take the tour.

ALL DAY

Documentary: Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles
Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles is the first in-depth documentary that chronicles the story of the international Broadway blockbuster Fiddler on the Roof – exploring the unexpected richness of its themes as well as its deep reach across time and cultures.
Click here to watch the documentary.

 

Thursday, December 3

1:00 PM

Webinar: Chat with the Expert: Changing the Vision of Getting a Job During the Pandemic
Maria Serrano, from the NYC Department for the Aging, will be chatting about “The New Virtual Way of Applying for Employment”. Maria will provide you with “tips” to understand the new reality of seeking employment; provide suggestions on how to manage the new norm when looking and applying for jobs during COVID-19.Chat with the Expert series is hosted by NYC Department for the Aging.
RSVP to receive zoom link, meeting ID, and password.

AVAILABLE FROM 7:30 PM UNTIL FRIDAY, DEC. 4 AT 6:30 PM

The Met Opera in HD: Verdi’s Macbeth
Starring Anna Netrebko, Joseph Calleja, Željko Lučić, and René Pape, conducted by Fabio Luisi. From October 11, 2014.
Watch here.

 

Sunday, December 6

ALL DAY

Movie Night: Sabrina (1954)
Bogie and Holden are the mega-rich Larrabee brothers of Long Island. Bogie’s all work, Holden’s all playboy. But when Sabrina, daughter of the family’s chauffeur, returns from Paris all grown up and glamorous, the stage is set for some family fireworks as the brothers fall under the spell of Hepburn’s delightful charms. The picture stars Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn and William Holden.
Click here to watch the movie.

 

Monday, December 7

2:30 PM

Feldenkrais – Gentle Movements for Life with Senior Planet
The Feldenkrais Method® uses gentle movement to help increase your ease and range of motion and improve your flexibility and coordination. Join us to learn more and practice this technique.
Zoom ID: 170 361 931
Or click here to go to the event.

ALL DAY

Cocktails with a Curator: Chardin’s “Still Life with Plums”
Join Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator Xavier F. Salomon as he explores the magical brushstrokes of the first still life painting to enter The Frick Collection—one that will be very familiar to devotees of this series. Acquired at the end of World War II by the museum’s trustees, Jean-Siméon Chardin’s “Still Life with Plums” is a beautiful example of the artist’s skilled portrayal of light refracted and reflected by everyday objects. Xavier has paired this episode with a Gin Martini with a twist.
Click here to watch.

 

Tuesday, December 8

1 PM

Webinar: Chat with the Expert: Innovative Solutions for Preventing Pandemic Fraud
COVID-19 has brought unprecedented challenges for older NYers as fraudsters target them in record numbers. Learn about the new scams – and tips and tools to protect yourself/loved ones. Presented by Liz Loewy, co-founder and COO of EverSafe, and Howard Tischler, co-founder and CEO of EverSafe.
Chat with the Expert series is hosted by NYC Department for the Aging.
RSVP REQUIRED.
Click here to RSVP and receive the Zoom link, ID, and password.

ALL DAY

Paper Peep Shows 
Paper peep shows, also known as Tunnel Books, are like miniature worlds unfolding before your eyes. In an instant, you are brought to a festival, a historical event, a faraway land, a play in a busy theatre, a battlefield, the inauguration of a great engineering feat, a biblical scene or an international exhibition. The scenes are colorful and action-packed, and as they recede into the distance, they create an illusion of depth. Learn more about them and how to make your own!
Click to learn about Paper Peep Shows.
How To Make Your Own Tunnel Book.

 

Wednesday, December 9

ALL DAY

Online Tour: Vienna Philharmonic
The Vienna Philharmonic, founded in 1842, is an orchestra considered to be one of the finest in the world. 
Click here to take the tour.

ALL DAY

Music Break: Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert
Famed conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Gustavo Dudamel returns to the gardens of Schönbrunn Palace with the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra for Great Performances. The program features popular selections from both European and American composers and is dedicated to the musical connection between continents: the old world of Europe and the new world of America.
Click here to listen and watch.

 

All of our Senior Programming is now available VIRTUALLY in order to accommodate the health and safety needs of our community.

All of our regular programming such as Fitness, Arts, Culinary, Social Events, and more is available on Zoom. We use the same Zoom meeting room for ease of use, so bookmark the page for easy access!

Zoom ID: 621-723-0791
Password: 1
OR
Click here for a direct link.

 

For Zoom details of hosted programming such as Rock Steady Boxing and Senior Planet Virtual Fitness classes, please view our main event calendar by clicking here or view our Weekly Senior Fitness Schedule below.

Senior Fitness and Exercise

Our Senior Fitness programs are specifically tailored towards seniors to strengthen your bodies, encourage fitness, and promote a healthy lifestyle.

We are currently running the following Senior Exercise programs LIVE on Zoom. Check out our weekly classes below and click on the event to go directly to the Zoom class.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no classes on THANKSGIVING (Thursday, November 26).
PLEASE NOTE: Chair Yoga with Diana has been canceled for Sunday, November 29th. 

< November 2020 >
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
30Light Cardio and Pilates with MandiLight Cardio and Pilates with MandiTime: 10:00 am
Zoom ID: 621-723-0791
Password: 1
01Chair Exercise with HavaChair Exercise with HavaTime: 10:00 am
Zoom ID: 621-723-0791
Password: 1
02Low Impact Aerobics with MarissaLow Impact Aerobics with MarissaTime: 11:00 am
Zoom ID: 621-723-0791
Password: 1
03Chair Exercise with HavaChair Exercise with HavaTime: 9:30 am
Zoom ID: 621-723-0791
Password: 1
04Light Cardio and Pilates with MandiLight Cardio and Pilates with MandiTime: 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Zoom ID: 621-723-0791
Password: 1
Tai ChiTai ChiTime: 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Hosted by Senior Planet
Zoom ID: 170 361 931
05 06Chair Yoga with DianaChair Yoga with DianaTime: 11:00 am
Zoom ID: 621-723-0791
Password: 1

 

To view our past classes, click here to visit our Senior Exercise Archive!

Senior Membership

Join our Senior Center and gain access to so many different activities, events, and resources. Our Senior Membership includes:

•Access to the Senior Adult Lounge where you can socialize with old friends, make new ones, and play  cards, Mahjong, backgammon, or chess

Senior Exercise (2nd floor of Fitness Center)

Discussion groups, film showings, and seminars on health related topics

Special member discounts for day trips and overnight excursions

Birthday parties and holiday celebrations

•Attend classes such as Light Cardio & Pilates, Chair Yoga, Gentle Floor Yoga, Israeli Dance, Beginner’s Dance, Chair Exercises, Conditioning, and Women’s Water Aerobics

Watch for flyers with details and schedule.

MEMBERSHIP FEES

Annual Membership:
Individual: $20/month
Couple: $35/month
Administrative fee for first-time members: $10

• You must be 65 years or older.

• Provide proof of age and a written doctor’s note stating your ability and/or restriction to exercise, swim, travel, and participate in Center activities.

To use the swimming pool, there is a one-time only Building Fund required:
Individual: $600
Couple: $800

Transportation

As available, the Center’s handicapped accessible mini-bus may pick up older adults to bring them to and from Center programs and their homes. Our route is between Foster Ave and Ave Z, and between McDonald Ave and Ocean Ave.

Please click below to fill out the bus application.

For schedule information and to make a reservation on a first-come -frst-serve basis, please call in advance: 718-627-4300.

 

Senior Lounge

Our Senior Adult Lounge is located on the first floor and is a place where our Senior Adults can socialize, relax, and play games.

We have  card games, Mahjong, backgammon, and chess available for use.

Master Artisans

Our Master Artisans program is focused on being creative, getting hands-on, and learning something new.

We explore different creative outlets such as painting, drawing, baking and more. You do not need to have any previous knowledge or skills for these classes. Classes are structured in order to be engaging and fun for all experience levels.

For more information, contact Ashley Rosen: 718-954-3128

Social Services Programs: Social Groups

Our Social Services department offers special clubs for Seniors to socialize, spend time together, and create friendships. We are currently running the following social clubs:

Men’s Club
Garden Club
New Beginnings, for widows

Click here to visit the Social Services: Social Clubs page to learn more!

Contact

For more information, about our Senior Center, contact Ashley Rosen at 718-954-3128

Ashley Rosen

Director of Senior Center / Fitness Center Supervisor

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