Central Queens Adult and Older Adult Center

Commonpoint Queens' Older Adult programming offers innovative and engaging programs, including social, recreational and educational activities designed for the needs of older adults.

*Click here for the Commonpoint Queens Older Adult Center January + February 2023 Newsletter*

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.

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.

COMMONPOINT QUEENS OLDER ADULT ZOOM PROGRAMS FOR JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2023

  • 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.
  • EXPLORING THE GOLD COAST OF LONG ISLANDWednesday, January 18 from 1pm – 2pm
  • A TIME FOR HEALING – Thursday, January 2 and February 2 at 2:00 PM. Basic, simple mindfulness and coping techniques, to help you create a quiet and safe space in this challenging time.
  • BREATHING BREAK – Thursday, January 19 and February 16 at 2:00 PM. Basic, simple mindfulness and coping techniques, to help you create a quiet and safe space in this challenging time.
  • WELCOME SHABBAT – Friday, January 13 and February 3 at 1:00 PM. Attend our virtual gathering to restore your spiritual energy and enter a time of healing.
  • BOOK ENDSExchange your thoughts, impressions and feelings. Wednesday, February 1: “Lessons in Chemistry” by Bonnie Garmus

COMMONPOINT QUEENS OLDER ADULT IN-PERSON PROGRAMS JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2023

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

  • MINDSET MONDAYS10:00 AM on Mondays – Start your week with: M (mindset) O (opportunities) N (nourishment) D (doable activities) A (authenticity) YAY!!! Our new group will get you off to a positive start to your week!
  • BRAINWORKS11:30 AM on Mondays (January 9 & 23 February 6 & 27) – Join us as we keep our minds sharp and active, through games and exercises, trivia and meditation. We will tickle your brain!
  • PAINTING1:00 PM on Mondays Express yourself artistically; no experience required!
  • BRAINWORKS11:30 AM on Mondays (January 9 & 23 February 6 & 27) – Join us as we keep our minds sharp and active, through games and exercises, trivia and meditation. We will tickle your brain!
  • TU B’SHEVAT CELEBRATION – TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7 at 11AM. Enjoy dates, nuts, and fruits as we give honor to trees, to our natural resources and to our planet!
    In contemporary Israel, the day is celebrated as an ecological awareness day, and trees are planted in celebration.
  • CRAFTS WITH FRIENDS – 12:00 PM on Tuesdays (January 17, 31 February 7, 28) Be creative! Make a bookmark, picture frame, decorative card…
    just for fun
  • MOVIE MATINEE – Tuesdays at 12:30 PM
    • January 10 – ”Chocolat”
    • January 17 – ”The Good Liar”
    • January 31 – ”Chariots of Fire”
    • February 14 – ”Edward Scissorhands”
    • February 28 – “The Artist”
  • BINGO – TUESDAYS AT 12:30 PM (January 3, 24 and February 7, 21)
  • 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 – Every other Friday from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Join Stan to chat about anything that catches your interest.

 

For more information please contact:

Shelly Channan, Director, [email protected] or (718) 268-5011 ext. 421

Ellen Shajnfeld, [email protected] or (718) 268-5011 ext. 160

 

Click here for Virtual Cultural Arts and Jewish Heritage Classes and Speakers or contact [email protected] for more information.

 

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

  • Yoga, Zumba, Line Dancing, Aerobics, Stretching, and Balance fitness classes
  • Retirement and financial workshops
  • Technology tutoring
  • Brainworks classes
  • Musical performances
  • Health chats
  • Book club
  • Socialization/chat groups
  • 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 including monthly welcome Shabbat program
  • 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

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

Ellen Shajnfeld, [email protected] or (718) 268-5011 ext. 160

 

You can also get more information about our Older Adult Center programs in Little Neck!