Central Queens Adult and Senior Center

Commonpoint Queens' Senior programming offers fresh, innovative and engaging programs. We offer social, recreational and educational activities that have been carefully designed for the needs of older

Commonpoint Queens’ Senior 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.

Here are a few of our upcoming September 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.

COMMONPOINT QUEENS-CENTRAL QUEENS: SENSATIONAL SENIORS ZOOM CLASSES FOR SEPTEMBER 2020

  • Health Chat: Wednesday, September 9th, 2pm: “Nutrition, Healthy Eating and ‘My Plate’,” presented by Yasmin Santiago, Health Educator. 
  • HEALTH CHATWednesday, September 16th at 2:00 pm: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction,” presented by Dr. Joseph Diamond, Cardiologist 
  • MEMORY WORKSHOP – Fun exercises to keep the brain sharp and engaged. Monday, September 14th at 1:00 pm
  • Student Intern Meet and Greet!: We are excited to welcome our new MSW student intern, Sabina Ramesar. Sabina will join our team from Long Island University, Brooklyn. Monday, September 21st at 1:30pm
  • A VIRTUAL HOLIDAY SIMCHA PARTYWe will be joined by District 29 Councilmember Karen Koslowitz for a musical holiday virtual gathering  to lift your spirits, with LIVE entertainment and fun trivia! Wednesday, September 23rd at 1:00 pm 
  • WELCOME SHABBAT – JEWISH NEW YEAR EDITION – This week’s Shabbat is called Shabbat Shuva – the Shabbat of Return. Join our virtual gathering to restore your spiritual energy and enter a new week and New Year of healing. Friday, September 25th at 3:30 pm.
  • VIRTUAL GUIDED TOUR OF THE MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE!Explore the  highlights of the Museum’s core exhibition on a guided virtual tour with a Museum Educator. Wednesday, September 30th at 2:30 pm.
  • PD SUPPORT GROUP – 11:30 am every Wednesdayfor caregivers and those with Parkinson’s Disease to share information and knowledge and insights. Please note a special presentation on September 16th, in which we will be addressed by a representative of the Michael J Fox Foundation. 
  • DRAMA WORKSHOP – 12:30 pm on Thursdaysno experience necessary! Live out those dreams of being on stage! Our director has many years of experience as a writer, actor and director. Five sessions, $60 members/$70 nonmembers.
  • CHAT WITH FRIENDS ON FRIDAY – 11:30 am on Fridays, call-in and share your thoughts and feelings on life.
  • BOOK CLUBMAKE NOTE OF THE NEXT BOOK THAT WE WILL BE DISCUSSING IN OCTOBER – Julie Andrews’ fascinating memoir of her Hollywood years: Home Work. She takes the reader on a rare and intimate journey of her years as an actress. The book is funny, heart-rending and inspiring!
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We miss seeing all your smiling faces! Be well, be safe, and here is to a healthy, engaging, and fun summer!

For more information please contact Shelly Channan, Director, at [email protected] or call (718) 268-5011 ext. 421

 

Click here for Fall 2020 Virtual Cultural Arts and Jewish Heritage Classes

 

Programs Typically Held In-Building:

Drama Workshop – Thurs. at 12:45 p.m.

Scott Klavan, our director, has performed on Broadway, Off-Broadway & on TV. He is a lifetime member of The Actors Studio and teaches at the 92nd Street Y. We will even have a public performance!

Hebrew Ulpan – Thurs. at 8:30 a.m.

From beginners through advanced lessons.

Mixed Media, Collage, Painting, & 3 -Dimensional Art – Tues. at 12:15 p.m.

With a variety of materials, participants will make art such as boxes, mosaics, bowls, sculptures, batik and prints. Materials included. With experienced artist and teacher Sandy Izhakoff.

Painting Workshop – Wed. at 12:10 p.m.

With a variety of materials, participants will make art such as boxes, mosaics, bowls, sculptures, batik and prints. Materials included. With experienced artist and teacher Sandy Izhakoff.

 

Activities and Programs include a variety of day and evening offerings such as:

  • Daily lunch program
  • Retirement and financial workshops
  • Yoga, Zumba, Pilates, and Balance Training fitness classes
  • Computer, Writing, Poetry, and Memory Workshop
  • Wonderful programs featuring a guest lecturer or author
  • Weekly “P.E.R.C” meeting group for seniors looking to engage in fascinating discussions
  • Jewish cultural experiences and opportunities
  • Volunteer opportunities, such as reading to the children of our Nursery School – a wonderful inter-generational program
  • Variety of small groups led by qualified leaders
  • Monthly “Simcha Parties” to celebrate our members and all of their joyous occasions of the month.

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, at [email protected] or call (718) 268-5011 ext. 421

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