Just wanted to say that my mom wanted to express her gratitude for the wonderful meals that were sent to her while I was not able to cook for her due to being in quarantine in another location after traveling. …Once again I wanted to say thank you it is a beautiful thing that you were doing during this difficult time to help or seniors in the community.Cindy
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Senior Center Online
*Clicking on the class you want to attend will open up the Zoom link.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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 email@example.com
A Beautiful Thing
In no way isolated
The session on ZOOM was very helpful and I look forward to participating in classes to be announced.
I am both amazed and grateful to the Riverdale Y and the Jewish community of Riverdale for the support they are giving during this critical time. While I am self isolating, I am in no way isolated.
Thank you and stay well.Betty Baumel
You lifted my spirit
I want to thank the Y team for offering online exercise classes. This morning I joined Jad’s class. Please let Jad know that I’m isolated in a little cabin in the Catskills and it was fun seeing her in my living room. As she suggested, I used a combination of household items and weights I brought up from the city. I so enjoyed connecting with her and knowing that other Y members had joined in as well. It gave me a sense of community and lifted my spirit. I cannot imagine how difficult it must be to conduct the class without seeing or hearing us. Please let Jad know that she did a great job – I worked up a sweat and I loved her sense of humor.Dawn