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Riverdale Y Senior Center

Riverdale Y Senior Center

Riverdale Y Senior Center membership is free to persons 60 years of age and older and includes a variety of engaging programs and activities. The Center is funded by the New York City Department for the Aging, local elected officials, and participant contributions. Membership allows limited access to The Y’s swimming pool at select hours, but excludes automatic access to the fitness center.

The Riverdale Y Senior Center offers music, art, and cultural discussions at least once a week. Our programs include lectures, art classes, films, and more. We also offer senior discounts for special performances and matinee shows at The Y.

Transportation: Door-to-door accessible van transportation to and from The Y for a suggested contribution of $2.25. Call ahead for pick-up at 718-548-8200, ext. 225.
Health Promotion: Weekly exercise classes ranging from T’ai Chi  to morning stretch. Also includes medical lectures and health screenings.
Arts & Culture: Concerts, music, movies and cultural discussions.
Education: Current events, lectures, book clubs, short stories, and more.
Technology: Basic computer and social media classes.

Sharon Asherman

Director, Senior Center

(347) 913-4390

Sharon always knew she’d work at a community center, helping people, “but I took a few detours along the way,” she says. As director of the Riverdale Y Senior Center…

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Seniors on the Move

It is never too late to explore and learn new things!
The Senior Center offers monthly outings. Some are day trips, and some are longer excursions.

Mrs. Ray Levine Concert Series

Monthly concert series provides an eclectic mix of different genres, including jazz, classical, R&B, dance, and more. Funded in memory of a long-time Senior Center member.

Social Services

The Riverdale Y Senior Center offers free social work services on-site and in the community during regular business hours. Services include supportive counseling, case assistance, and benefits and entitlement assistance. Individual and group bereavement services are also available. For more information, call Lydia Ecker, LMSW, at 347-913-4390.

Staff

Sharon Asherman

Director, Senior Center

Vicki Matalon

Program Coordinator, Senior Center

Doris Toby Boisseau

Senior Center Coordinator

Lydia Ecker

Social Worker (LMSW)

Nekiya Edwards

Kitchen Manager

Ronnie Zackman

Volunteer Coordinator and Program Assistant

Senior Center Schedule

Effective Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2019

These are our regular weekly activities at the Senior Center when we are open. Schedule subject to change without prior notice. Be sure to go to here to access the full schedule for each month.

Sunday

Monday

9:15 am - 10:00 am Come Alive

9:30 am - 10:30 am Wisdom for Living

10:15 am - 11:30 am Water Aerobics

10:30 am - 11:30 am Computer Class

10:30 am - 11:30 am Jacob's Philosophy Discussion

10:30 am - 11:30 am Co-ed Rap Session

11:45 am - 1:00 pm Lunch

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm Knitting Class

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Brain Games or Charades

Tuesday

9:15 am - 10:00 am Come Alive

10:00 am - 11:30 am Painting Class

10:30 am - 11:30 am Computer Class

10:30 am - 11:30 am Functional Movement

11:00 am - 12:00 pm Hebrew Club

11:45 am - 1:00 pm Lunch

Wednesday

9:15 am - 10:00 am Come Alive

10:15 am - 11:30 am Water Aerobics

10:30 am - 11:30 am Computer Class

10:30 am - 11:30 am Functional Movement

10:45 am - 11:30 am Current Events with Prof Heller

11:45 am - 1:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Computer Class

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Bingo

Thursday

9:15 am - 10:00 am Come Alive

10:00 am - 11:00 am Creative Writing

10:30 am - 11:30 am Computer Class

11:00 am - 12:00 pm Hebrew Short Stories

11:45 am - 1:00 pm Lunch

Friday

9:15 am - 10:00 am Come Alive

10:30 am - 11:30 am Computer Class

11:45 am - 1:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Friday Schmooze

Saturday