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 November + December 2021 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 November 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 November 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 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.
  • HEALTH CHAT – PREVENTING HIP AND KNEE REPLACEMENT  – Monday, November 8 at 2:00 PM. With retirement may come some aches and pains. Dr. Marvin Canita, Physical Therapist, our authority on the benefits of physical therapy, will explain how to avoid replacement of the hips and knees.
  • JULLIARD PERFORMANCES – Wednesday, November 10, 17, December 8, 15, 20 at 2:00 PM. Enjoy an amazing virtual performance by outstanding Juilliard artists.
  • RETIRED AND INSPIRED – Monday, November 15 at 1:00 PM. Join us as we introduce our new initiative, RETIRED and INSPIRED. We begin with an inspiring, insightful and motivating speaker, Malissa Smith, who shares her amazing journey of self-discovery.
  • WELCOME SHABBAT – Friday, November 19 at 2:00 PM. Attend our virtual gathering to restore your spiritual energy and enter a time of healing.
  • CHANUKAH CELEBRATION – Monday, November 22 at 10:00 AM.
  • BOOK ENDS – Monday, November 29 at 1:00 PM. Exchange your thoughts, impressions and feelings. November 29: The Children Act by Ian McEwan

COMMONPOINT QUEENS OLDER ADULT IN-PERSON PROGRAMS November 2021

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

  • BRAINWORKS11:30 AM on alternating Mondays – Join us as we keep our minds sharp and active, through games and exercises, trivia and meditation. We will tickle your brain!
  • PERC – Fridays from 10:00 to 11:30 AM. Discussion group.
  • TECHNOLOGY TUTORING5:00 PM on Tuesdays Bring your own device (smartphones, iPad/tablets & laptops).
    • Weeks 1 and 3 – instruction
    • Weeks 2 and 4 – questions and answers from students
  • PING PONG – Fridays from 1:00 to 2:30 PM.
  • ISRAELI FOLK DANCING – Wednesdays from 1:00 PM to 2:30 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.
  • SPORTS WITH STAN – First Friday of the month, November 5 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM. Our very own resident sports expert, Stan Seidman, will lead an exciting and informative chat about sports.
  • FRIENDSGIVING – Wednesday, November 24 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM. Share this special time with music & good friends at Sam Field and Central Queens & take home a turkey meal.
  • MOVIE MATINEE – every other Thursday from 1:30 to 3:30 PM.
    • November 18th: On The Waterfront with Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger & Eva Marie Saint

We miss seeing all your smiling faces! With the change of the leaves and the cooler mornings, it’s a lovely reminder that autumn is upon us, reminding us that change is hard but it can be beautiful.

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

Zhiyang (Cindy) Cheng, [email protected] or 718-268-5011 ext. 359

 

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

Zhiyang (Cindy) Cheng, [email protected] or 718-268-5011 ext. 359

 

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