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.
Click below for a Printable Version of our Senior Schedule.

Senior Schedule_Feb 28-March 12

Senior Schedule_March 7-19

 

Movie Night: St. Vincent
Sunday, February 28

(2014) 1hr 42min, A broke, grouchy war veteran takes a job babysitting his new neighbor’s 12-year-old son, teaching him life lessons.
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Online Tour: Hidden Layers of Painting, 1500–1800
Monday, March 1

The imaging techniques of x-radiography and infrared reflectography have revealed preparatory layers or underlying changes. In some instances, entirely different compositions below a painting’s surface were uncovered. In others, the brilliance of an artist’s under-drawing or the subtle alterations of line as the design was refined are seen. In all of them, details of the artists’ working methods—and clues to original and changing artistic intentions—are made clearer by discovering what lies in the hidden layers.
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Art Break: How to Arm Knit a Blanket
Monday, March 1

Have you always wanted to create your own chunky blanket? All you need is yarn and your hands.
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Online Tour: Fashion in the 19th century
Tuesday, March 2

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Concert Band Instrument Demonstration
Tuesday, March 2

Members of The United States Army Field Band demonstrate and briefly discuss the instruments of the concert band.
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Music Break: Siren Sounds Waltz by Alma Deutscher
Tuesday, March 2

Deutscher started writing melodies at the age of three and soon began working them into chamber music, sonatas, and orchestral settings with a command of harmony and a “sense of phrasing’. She is a gifted composer, violinist, and pianist. See for yourself.

 

Live Webinar: Legacies: Daniel Libeskind
Tuesday, March 2, 7 PM

Join the Museum of Jewish Heritage, Daniel Libeskind, and Paul Goldberger, Pulitzer Prize-winning architectural critic and Contributing Editor at Vanity Fair, for a conversation about Libeskind’s life and legacy.
Click here for more information and to RSVP for direct link. 

 

Online Tour: Flirtatious Feathers: A Colorful Collection of Bird Photographs
Wednesday, March 3

The images in this exhibition are part of Visual Resources for Ornithology, a photography collection representing more than 70 percent of the world’s bird species. The collection is part of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.
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How to Break a Bad Habit
Wednesday, March 3

Can we break bad habits by being more curious about them? Psychiatrist Judson Brewer studies the relationship between mindfulness and our poor choices.
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Classic TV Bloopers (Uncensored)
Wednesday, March 3

Watch hilarious flubs and uncensored bloopers from some of classic TV’s biggest shows, including M*A*S*H*, I Love Lucy, and Laverne & Shirley.
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Live Webinar: Beyond the Exodus: THE HAGGADAH’S LESSONS FOR LIFE
Thursday, March 4, 6:30 PM

Presented by The Temple Emanu-el Streicker Center
The Haggada’s familiar tale offers more than a guide to the world’s longest dinner. Beneath the Four Questions and Ten Plagues lie gems of overlooked wisdom about navigating life — about freedom and blessings, but also about parenthood, forgiveness, memory, goodness, false humility and the meaning of history.
Click the link for more information and to register.

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.

< February 2021 >
SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
28Low Impact AerobicsLow Impact AerobicsTime: 10:00 AM
Zoom ID: 621-723-0791
Password: 1
Chair Yoga with DianaChair Yoga with DianaTime: 11:00 AM
Zoom ID: 621-723-0791
Password: 1
01Light Cardio and Pilates with MandiLight Cardio and Pilates with MandiTime: 10:00 AM
Zoom ID: 621-723-0791
Password: 1
02Chair Exercise with HavaChair Exercise with HavaTime: 10:00 AM
Zoom ID: 621-723-0791
Password: 1
Afternoon Stretch with Senior PlanetAfternoon Stretch with Senior PlanetTime: 4:00 PM
Zoom ID: 170 361 931
30 minutes of simple stretches and breathing meditations.
03Low Impact Aerobics with MarissaLow Impact Aerobics with MarissaTime: 11:00 AM
Zoom ID: 621-723-0791
Password: 1
04Chair Exercise with HavaChair Exercise with HavaTime: 9:30 AM
Zoom ID: 621-723-0791
Password: 1
Gentle Floor Yoga with DianaGentle Floor Yoga with DianaTime: 11:00 AM
Zoom ID: 621-723-0791
Password: 1
05Light 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 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.

Bus-Application-Form-and-Rules

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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