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

*Click here for the Commonpoint Queens Senior Center September + October 2021 Newsletter*

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. For more information and to register, call 718-268-5011 ext. 421 or 160.

COMMONPOINT QUEENS SENIORS ZOOM PROGRAMS FOR September 2021
Please click this link for the Chinese version EBLAST.

  • LEARN ENGLISH WITH CINDY10:00 am on Tuesdays
  • PICKING UP THE PIECES: THE UPS AND DOWNS OF THE NEW NORMAL10:30 am on Tuesdays, A new discussion group that will focus on how we heal together from the last year, and move towards a hopeful future.
  • PD SUPPORT GROUP – 11:30 am every Wednesdayfor 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.
  • CREATIVE ART FOR NON-ARTISTS with Rachel on Wednesdays. (6-week class beg. 9/22) Get inspired by some of the world’s most famous works of art! Try your hand at creating simplified masterpieces of your own! Materials: crayons, markers, cray pas, scissors, glue, 8×12 paper, shoebox.
  • ART HISTORY WITH RACHEL1:00 pm on Wednesdays (beg. 9/22) – Join us for an interactive and engaging virtual discussion about pre-selected works of art.
  •  HEALTH CHAT – OPHTHALMOLOGY AND YOU – Monday, Sept. 13 at 1:00pm – presented by Dr. Sara Yoon, Ophthalmologist, at  Northwell Health. Join Zoom Meeting.
  • Teens & Technology (in mandarin) 中文上网课 Mondays 5-6pm, on September 13, 20 & 27
  • Mooncake Festival Celebration 中秋节特别活动 Monday, September 20 at 11 AM 周一上午11点(in English & mandarin- 此活动将用英文和中文进行)
  • A TIME FOR HEALINGThursday, September 23rd from 2:30 to 3:30 PM – Learn basic, simple mindfulness and coping techniques, to help you create a quiet and safe space in this challenging time. You must call Ellen to register, 718-268-5011 x160.
  • WELCOME SHABBAT – Friday, Sept. 24th at 2:00pm – Attend our virtual gathering to restore your spiritual energy and enter a time of healing.
  •  HEALTH CHAT – FALL PREVENTION – Monday, Sept. 27 at 2:00pm –  September is falls’ prevention month, and this important presentation will be delivered by Jessica Dennehy, of Jamaica Hospital Trauma Department (Join Zoom Meeting)
  • REOPENING NYC (after COVID lockdown) ANXIETY WORKSHOP (in English) – Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 10:30am-11:30am  presented by Hamilton Madison House and NY Project Hope. (Join Zoom Meeting)
  • REOPENING NYC (after COVID lockdown) ANXIETY WORKSHOP (in Chinese) – Thursday, Sept. 30 at 11:00am. (Join Zoom Meeting)

COMMONPOINT QUEENS SENIORS IN-PERSON PROGRAMS September/October 2021

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL IN-PERSON EVENTS. CALL ELLEN AT 718-268-5011 EXT. 160

  • BRAINWORKS11:30 am on MondaysJoin us as we keep our minds sharp and active, through
    games and exercises, trivia and meditation. We will tickle your brain!
  • TECHNOLOGY TUTORING5:00 pm on Tuesdays beginning October 5Bring your own device (smartphones, iPad/tablets & laptops)
  • KARAOKE/BINGO AND WELCOME BACK – Tuesday, Oct. 4th – Express yourself musically, play Bingo, and reconnect with friends!
  • FREE FLU SHOTS – Tuesday, Oct. 12th 

Click here for Virtual Cultural Arts and Jewish Heritage Classes and Speakers

 

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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

 

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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