Senior Center

Senior Center Programming in Covid Times

Senior Center Action

Every day, volunteers are distributing hot meals from our kitchen to home-bound seniors.
Staff and volunteers are also making phone calls to check in with our older community members.
Total Meals Delivered: 96,752

For COVID-19 Volunteer opportunities, please e-mail volunteers@riverdaley.org.

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Class Descriptions – Upcoming

Monday, January 25 at 10:00 am

The COVID-19 Vaccine and You
Link: https://riverdaley.zoom.us/j/96388701047. Phone #: (646) 876-9923. Pass Code: 96388701047.

Join Registered Nurse Practitioner Aileen Fitzpatrick, from the Hudson Community Project: Safe at Home, for an informative presentation about the COVID-19 vaccine. She’ll share all the information you need to feel confident about your choice to have the vaccine. Q & A will follow presentation.

Monday, January 25 at 3:30 pm

Lecture & Photo Presentation 
Link: https://zoom.us/j/6404059440?pwd=UzhGd3p6RTAwNVRCUWpSYTMwbG0rQT09. Pass Code: 471994.

Explore Brooklyn’s History – Prepare to delve into the rich history of NYC’s most famous outer borough. As the third largest city in the USA, the lure and attraction of Brooklyn lies in its deep and proud history, which has become increasingly more recognized and cherished. Many legendary, influential and infamous people are from Brooklyn including Michael Jordan, Al Capone, Mel Brooks, Woody Allen and more.  Presented by Jeff Stirewalt, Owner, Brooklyn Unplugged Tours.

Tuesday, January 26 at 2:00 pm

Health Discussion: How to Talk with Your Doctor 
Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86592590736?pwd=YTFXRnlwTVk2QmZoRjdZTWp3SmVsdz09. Phone #: (929) 205-6099. Meeting ID: 86592590736. Pass Code: 689987.

One of the keys to getting good health care is communication. Learn proven ways to talk to your doctor and healthcare professionals and how to advocate for yourself and the people for whom you are caring. With Roy C. Capps, Caregiver Education Specialist, CARE NYC.

Wednesday, January 27 at 2:30 pm

Presentation & Reading
Link: https://riverdaley.zoom.us/j/99951093870. Phone #: (646) 876-9923. Meeting ID: 99951093870.

Members of our Center’s Sunshine Writer’s Circle will share their personal writing pieces for all to hear.

Thursday, January 28 at 9:00am

Coffee & Conversation 
Link: https://riverdaley.zoom.us/j/95596964434. Phone #: (646) 876-9923. Meeting ID: 95596964434.

Start your Thursdays by connecting with Center members. Bring coffee or tea & a breakfast snack.  A Senior Center staff member will help get the conversation started.

Thursday, January 28 at 2:30 pm

Women’s Discussion Group
Link: https://riverdaley.zoom.us/j/98697534972. Phone #: (646) 876-9923. Meeting ID: 98697534972.

Facilitated by Senior Center Director & Licensed Social Worker, Sharon Asherman.  All are welcome.

Class Descriptions – Weekly Classes

Chair Yoga

Link: https://riverdaley.zoom.us/j/97659094728

Without leaving your seat you can take advantage of the many benefits of Chair Yoga.  It improves cardio and circulatory health, coordination & strength.  Designed for seniors struggling with limited mobility, balance issues or stubborn stiffness.

Chair Yoga reduces stress and pain & increases your muscle strength & tone.

With Pammi Anandani, Registered Yoga Teacher, Member of Yoga Alliance

Breathing, Relaxation, and Meditation

Link: https://riverdaley.zoom.us/j/95730730959. Phone #: (646) 876-9923. Meeting ID: 95730730959

Meditation will help you develop calmness and clarity of mind, reduce anxiety and increase concentration. You will learn to achieve a greater sense of awareness, wisdom, introspection, & a deeper sense of relaxation. With Pammi Anandani.

T’ai Chi

Link: https://riverdaley.zoom.us/j/91678795670

Explore T’ai Chi and related Qi gong movements. This practice has varied benefits. It encourages  the flow of Qi (our internal energy) to nourish our health; improves balance and leg strength; assists flexibility and gives us an opportunity to cultivate a calm, meditative state of mind and body.

Instructor: Steve Shulman. Steve’s T’ai Chi training took place at the T’ai Chi Foundation and he teaches at the New York School of T’ai Chi Chuan. He has taught this class at the Y since 2011.

Bliss Fit

Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83345619446

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.

Discussion Group with Jacob Weiland

Link: https://zoom.us/j/106115254

Dial-In Number: 1 (646) 876-9923, Meeting ID: 106115254

Jacob’s discussions vary weekly. He often talks about spirituality, positive thinking and drawing on our innate strengths. This group is a chance to connect with other Senior Center members.

Writing Group

Link: https://riverdaley.zoom.us/j/99786962491?pwd=WHVEZ21tSW9KUUhmTzd3dUwxN0s5UT09

Participants write a story, at home, based on suggested prompts and then meet each week to share and discuss them.

In Memory of our Senior Center Members Who Passed Away During the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 15, 2020 – June 30, 2020

David Butler, Dorothy Goldman, Gerald Ornstein, Lenny Scheer, Louise Graham, Mayer Fried, Dr. Selywn Lederman, Seymour Dukovney, Sidney Cohen

Carl Boisseau, our Office Manager’s husband, also passed away during this time.

If you have other Senior Center or Y members to be added, please contact sasherman@riverdaley.org   

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