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 August 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 AUGUST 2020

  • WELCOME SHABBAT – A pre-Shabbat gathering to lift your spirits and calmly transition you into the weekend. Friday, August 28th at 5:30 pm.
  • Health Chat: Wednesday, August 19th, 2pm: “Leaves Are Supposed to Fall, People Aren’t!” A fall-prevention class by Lori Ginsgerg RN.
  • STAY CONNECTED WITH JULLIARD – Amazing on-line presentations of music and dance by Julliard students and instructors. Wednesday, August 12th at 1:30 pm
  • MEMORY WORKSHOP – Fun exercises to keep the brain sharp and engaged. Wednesday, August 5th at 1:00 pm
  • BOOK CLUB – Informal exchange of thoughts and ideas on the novel Little Fires Everywhereby Celeste Ng. MUST RSVP by August 15th to Ellen at 718-268-5011 x160 or Shelly at x421. Wednesday, August 26th at 1:30 pm.
  • PD SUPPORT GROUP – 11:30 am every Wednesdayfor caregivers and those with Parkinson’s Disease to share information and knowledge and insights.
  • 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.
  • MONDAYS WITH NAOMI – 1:30 pm August 10th, 17th, and 24th. Naomi Aaronson, an occupational therapist for 30 years, will show you how simple stretching and range of motion techniques, combined with proper breathing, can melt your stress away.
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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.

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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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