New Beginnings Center for Contemporary Adults 60+

Older Adult Center Programming in Covid Times

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Class Descriptions – Upcoming

Tuesday, January 25 at 1:30 pm

Health Talk: Medications for Mental Health
Link: Phone #: (929) 205-6099. Meeting ID: 84493027155. Passcode: 883356.

Christina Soddano, our JASA social worker whom we introduced in December’s newsletter, will conduct an online talk about Myths about Anti-Anxiety, AntiDepressants, and other Medications for Mental Health. Medications are not for everyone but may be helpful as a treatment option. In this virtual workshop we will review common myths and debunk the stigma around the use of these medications. This presentation will be conducted virtually with limited group participation onsite at the Y.

Thursday, January 27 at 1:00 pm

Book Club

Book Club members will meet on Zoom to discuss Must I Go by Yiyun Li. If you are interested in learning more about being a Book Club member, speak to Lisa Daub, our temporary Program Coordinator.

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.

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

All Things Spiritual and Uplifting

Link: Phone #: (646) 876-9923. Meeting ID: 97556043675. Password: 366857.

The a new weekly discussion group with Jacob Weiland, MSW. Virtual Program

Chair Yoga

Link: Phone #: (646) 876-9923. Meeting ID: 95640372046. Passcode: 0.


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