New Beginnings Center for Contemporary Adults 60+

Older Adult Center Programming in Covid Times

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Class Descriptions – Upcoming

Wednesday, August 11 at 3:00 pm

Lecture & Slides: How The Other Half Lives: The History of the Gold Coast Jewish Families 
Link: Phone #: (646) 876-9923. Meeting ID: 96852651148

Presented by Susan Mills Birnbaum, Licensed New York City Tour Guide, B.A. in History from Hunter College.

Friday, August 13 at 1:00 pm

Fitness Class

Exercises will focus on balance, strength, endurance and flexibility to keep you active in your life and improve your daily functioning. With Heidi Batchelder, DPT, from Riverdale Midtown Physical Therapy. Note: Online pre-registration is required to attend this Zoom class. Visit the link at our website calendar several days before the class  to register.

Wednesday, August 25 at 2:30 pm

Lecture: How Lucille Ball Became the Most Powerful Businesswoman in Hollywood
Link: Phone #: (929) 205-6099. Meeting ID: 81766593882. Passcode: 718151.

Presented by Evan Weiner, Journalist and Lecturer.

Class Descriptions – Weekly Classes

Bliss Fit


This is a hybrid class. This well-rounded exercise class utilizes yoga, dance, strength training and Qi gong exercises  to help enhance overall fitness and well-being.  Instructor:  Trinity Schmidt, Certified Yoga and Dance Instructor, Personal Trainer.

JASA: Charla para la Pandemia

Link: Dial-In Number: (413) 889-2224. PIN: ‪607346882#

With Deborah Lopez, LCSW.

JASA: What’s on Your Mind

Link: Phone #: (929) 205-6099. Meeting ID: 91899532883. Pass Code: 498251.

With Christina Soddano, LCSW.

Come Alive Exercise Class

Link: Meeting ID: 7067522362. Passcode: 7Q1pS0.

You are welcome to join our daily exercise class. We alternate between sitting & standing with a focus on muscle strengthening & joint mobility. With Martha Covi, Center Member, N.Y.C. Department for the Aging Certified Stay Well Exercise Instructor

Chair Yoga

Link: Phone #: (646) 876-9923. Meeting ID: 97659094728.

Pammi Anandani’s class resumes. This is a hybrid class.

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All Older Adult Center Programming is funded by the New York City Department of the Aging unless otherwise noted.