The Creative Writing group, led by Dr. Miriam Dreisinger, has meant so much to our group. Miriam gave us gentle direction and discreetly allowed us the latitude to express ourselves in a way that had special meaning to each of us. It enabled each of us to dig deeply into our own unconscious and explore memories and feelings that were intense. Professor Dreisinger was well prepared for each class, providing structure and openness at the same time. We are very eager to continue this program.Vivian Krohn
“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” ― Henry Ford
- Adults 60+ Menu
Programs for adults are flourishing a The Riverdale Y – for the active, for the bookish, for everybody. If you’re 60 or older, make the most of your free time. Enjoy all the fun and perks of The Riverdale Y’s membership rate at a special discount. You may be eligible for free limited access to the pool, fitness center and group exercise classes. Then choose your passion: bridge (beginner through advanced) cardio SALSA, yoga, day trips and overnights, discounted performances at The Riverdale Y’s Neuwirth Theater. Jump into The Y’s heated, 25-yard, Salt Synergy pool that’s good for your health and kind to your skin and eyes. The pool schedule includes female-only and male-only swim hours.
Have you been meaning to learn basic computer and social media skills? We put a friendly face on technology in our SPECIALLY DESIGNED COMPUTER LITERACY CLASSES FOR ADULTS. The Riverdale Y also offers Hebrew lessons, WRITING COURSES, book club, concerts, movies, medical lectures, health screenings and a range of social services, from counseling to case management.
You may be eligible for the Social Adult Day Program, a special paid service designed for older adults with cognitive and physical limitations. Socialize with other seniors while participating celebrations, exercise and cultural activities. Hot, kosher lunch is provided, along with snacks.
Door to door accessible transportation to and from The Riverdale Y is available.
Our Creative Writing Class
This Place is the Best!
This center is probably one of the best in NYC! The director, Sharon, is the best one I’ve ever known, probably one of the best directors in New York City.Barbara
One in a Million
The senior center at the Riverdale Y is “Shangra La” to me. It is unlike any other senior centers, because of the camaraderie and friendliness of both the members and staff. The food is extraordinary, as we have a gifted chef. We have access to an Olympic-sized pool on Mondays and Wednesdays. All ages are represented, from age 60 to a youthful 102-year-old member. Most of the lectures given are informative and entertaining.Joseph Gluch