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.

TUESDAY (SEPT. 29)

Repeat Episode of ‘Culinary Arts for Senior Adults with Chef Seth
Chicken with Mushrooms in a Zaatar White Wine Sauce
Roasted Plums with Sweet Tahini Sauce
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The Frick Collection- Cocktails with a Curator: Böttger’s Teapot
Dive into the significance of a deceptively simple teapot designed by Johann Friedrich Böttger and given to the Frick by the great German-born collector Henry H. Arnhold (1921–2018). Enjoy a Saxon cocktail while exploring the complicated history behind Böttger’s quest to discover the formula for porcelain in a clifftop fortress outside Dresden in the early 18th century.
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WEDNESDAY (SEPT. 30)

Humans of New York: Senior Spotlight
Humans of New York began as a photography project in 2010. The initial goal was to photograph 10,000 New Yorkers on the street, and create an exhaustive catalogue of the city’s inhabitants. Somewhere along the way, I began to interview my subjects in addition to photographing them. And alongside their portraits, I’d include quotes and short stories from their lives.” Taken together, these portraits and captions became the subject of a vibrant blog. HONY now has over twenty million followers on social media, and provides a worldwide audience with daily glimpses into the lives of strangers on the streets of New York City.
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She’s like a second chance for me
I wanted to fly planes on an aircraft carrier
I think to understand how it happened—you have to know that he adored my mother
I was just a kid from a little cow town in Montana

Online Virtual Tour: European Porcelain of the Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries
In the late seventeenth century, “porcelain fever” broke out in Europe. Princes and wealthy merchants were consumed by the passion to collect and use Asian porcelain. Imported porcelain from China and Japan was expensive and was perceived as a tangible sign of prestige and taste. It was only after many experiments that porcelain was made in Europe. Explore the collection to learn more.
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THURSDAY (OCT. 1)

From Holocaust Survivor to Spy to Death Metal Grandma!
She fled the Holocaust and subsequently composed music for some iconic singers, but now 96-year-old Inge Ginsberg is known as the “Death Metal Grandma.”
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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 here.

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 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.

 

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MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
28 29Rock Steady BoxingRock Steady BoxingTime: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fight Back Against Parkinson's!  
Rock Steady Boxing Virtual Class
For Men & Women with Parkinson’s Disease
Taught by Evolve Physical Therapy certified trainers
Zoom ID: 836-0358-8688
Chair Yoga with DianaChair Yoga with DianaTime: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom ID: 621-723-0791
Password: 1
Chair Exercise with HavaChair Exercise with HavaTime: 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Zoom ID: 621-723-0791
Password: 1
30Light Cardio and Pilates with MandiLight Cardio and Pilates with MandiTime: 9:00 am - 9:30 am
Zoom ID: 621-723-0791
Password: 1
01Gentle Floor Yoga with DianaGentle Floor Yoga with DianaTime: 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Zoom ID: 621-723-0791
Password: 1
Chair Exercise with HavaChair Exercise with HavaTime: 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Zoom ID: 621-723-0791
Password: 1
Rock Steady BoxingRock Steady BoxingTime: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fight Back Against Parkinson's!  
Rock Steady Boxing Virtual Class
For Men & Women with Parkinson’s Disease
Taught by Evolve Physical Therapy certified trainers
Zoom ID: 836-0358-8688
02Light 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
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To view our past classes, click here to visit our Senior Exercise Archive!

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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Staff

Ashley Rosen

Director of Senior Center / Fitness Center Supervisor