We will be closed on Monday, May 17 and Tuesday, May 18 for Shavuot. Our back parking lot will be closed on Wednesday, May 19 to allow our renovations to be completed (find out more).

Sharon Asherman

Director, Senior Center

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 since 2012, Sharon leads programming, budgeting and communications, among other priorities. Her favorite aspect of working at The Y is getting to know the many members and guests that come through the senior center – their triumphs, dilemmas, and their stories. She came to The Y from the YM-YWHA of Washington Heights, where she was also senior center director.

Sharon’s background is in geriatric social work, and she is also a certified supervisor to social work graduate students. She earned a Master’s degree in social work from New York University.