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
Older Adult Programs at the Riverdale Y include New Beginnings, our New York City Department for the Aging Funded Older Adult Center which offers lunch, educational and recreational activities and social services to adults age 60+.
Additionally, we provide case management to homebound participants through the Hudson Community Project: Safe at Home. And, mental health services are available at an on-site mental health clinic under the direction of JASA (Jewish Association for Services for the Aged). Older Adult residents of apartments in the Amalgamated and Park Reservoir Housing Corporation have access to case management, nursing, and recreational services as part of our government funded Naturally Occurring Retirement Community’s Services.
For more information on each of these services, click on the link on your left.
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