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 NOVEMBER 2020

  • A TIME FOR HEALING: Join us to learn basic, simple mindfulness and coping techniques, to help you create a quiet and safe space in this challenging time. Wednesday, November 4th and 18th at 2:30pm
  • HEALTH CHAT: Tuesday November 10th, 3pm: “Stroke and Hypertension,” presented by doctors from NY Presbyterian Queens Hospital
  • ENJOY JULLIARD VIRTUALLYVirtual performance by Julliard students Wednesday, November 11th at 1:00 pm
  • MEMORY WORKSHOP: ICONIC BUILDINGS –  Fun exercises to keep the brain sharp and engaged. Join us for a “world tour.” Monday, November 16th at 1:00 pm.
  • WELCOME SHABBAT Join our virtual gathering to restore your spiritual energy and enter time of healing. Friday, November 20th at 2:00 pm 
  • BOOK ENDSJoin us to exchange your thoughts and impressions and feelings about William Landay’s fascinating legal thriller: Defending Jacob. He explores the question: How well can a parent know a child? Monday, November 23rd at 1:00 pm
  • PD SUPPORT GROUP – 11:30 am every Wednesdayfor caregivers and those with Parkinson’s Disease to share information and knowledge and insights.
  • HEBREW ULPAN – 9:00 am on Thursdays, No matter what your level, beginner, intermediate or advanced, we encourage you to participate in our Hebrew language class. Our caring and experienced instructor, Chana Ramon, will inspire you!  Five sessions, $75
  • 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.
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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 Virtual Cultural Arts and Jewish Heritage Classes and Speakers

 

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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