Central Queens Adult and Older Adult Center

Older Adults (Ages 60+)
Central Queens (Forest Hills)
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Commonpoint Queens’ Older Adult programming aims to offer fresh, innovative and engaging programs for our members. We offer a full range of social, recreational and educational activities that have been carefully designed to address the specific needs of older adults.

*Click here for the Commonpoint Queens Older Adult Center March + April 2024 Newsletter*

*Click here for the Commonpoint Queens Older Adult Center May + June 2024 Newsletter*

Activities and Programs include a variety of day and evening offerings both virtually and in person such as:

  • A variety of stimulating classes and courses
  • Technology tutoring
  • Small discussion groups led by qualified leaders
  • Jewish cultural experiences and opportunities including monthly welcome Shabbat program
  • Wonderful programs featuring a guest lecturer or author
  • Various special events and performances throughout the year
  • Health chats.

Our programs seek to reach out to those looking to broaden their social, spiritual and cultural horizons. We aim to enrich and enhance the quality of life of all of our members.

For more information please contact:

Shelly Channan, Director, SChannan@Commonpointqueens.org or (718) 268-5011 ext. 421

Ellen Shajnfeld, eshajnfeld@commonpointqueens.org or (718) 268-5011 ext. 160

Here are a few of our upcoming programs/events. Please note that many of these programs are run via ZOOM and pre-registration is REQUIRED. The program’s zoom link and telephone option will be provided at the time of registration. For more information and to register, call 718-268-5011 ext. 421 or 160.

  • PD SUPPORT GROUP – 11:30 AM every Wednesday, for caregivers and those with Parkinson’s Disease to share information and knowledge and insights
  • CHAT WITH FRIENDS ON FRIDAY – 11:30 AM on Fridays, call-in and share your thoughts and feelings on life.
  • WELCOME SHABBAT – Once a month Fridays at 1:00 PM. Attend our virtual gathering to restore your spiritual energy and enter a time of healing.
  • LET’S GET REAL – 11:30 AM on Mondays – Anything goes in this lively discussion group: We’ll chat about whatever is on your mind
  • BRAINWORKS – 11:30 AM on Mondays – Join us as we keep our minds sharp and active, through games and exercises, trivia and meditation. We will tickle your brain!
  • PAINTING – 1:00 PM on Mondays – Express yourself artistically; no experience required!
  • COZY CORNER – 11:30 AM on Tuesdays – Chat with friends while working on your favorite pastime: knitting, needlepoint, crocheting, crossword puzzling, coloring, etc
  • ISRAELI FOLK DANCING – Wednesdays from 12:45 PM to 2:15 PM. Honey Goldfein is back! Honey will teach basic Israeli dances, and the dance steps that are used. The dances will include circle and line styles, both old and new.
  • HEBREW ULPAN – Thursdays from 1:00 to 2:30 PM. Beginners through advanced students welcome
  • HOT TOPICS WITH STAN – Fridays from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Join Stan to chat about anything that catches your interest.
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Daily Schedule

Click on the class names in the table below to register for virtual classes:

Tech Tutoring
10:00 – 11:30 am
Hot Topics with Stan
10:15 – 11:30 am
Let’s Get Real or Brainworks
11:00 – 12:00 pm
Cozy Corner
11:30 – 12:30 pm
PD Support Group
11:30-12:30 pm
Hand in Hand
11:00 – 12:00 pm
Chat with Friends on Fridays
11:30 – 12:30 pm
12:00 – 12:45 pm
Bingo or Movie Matinee
12:30-1:30 pm
Israeli Dancing
12:45 – 2:15 pm
1:00 – 2:30 pm
Book Ends
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Hebrew Ulpan
1:00 – 2:30 pm
Welcome Shabbat
1:00 – 1:30 pm

Did you know?

Our wide variety of programs are available throughout the New York City Metropolitan Area! Browse our list of facilities to learn more about our core locations and program sites.