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 May + June 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.


  • 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.
  • BREATHING BREAK – Thursday, May 4 and 18 and June 1 and 22 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, May 19 and June 30 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, May 3: “The Measure” by Nikki Erlick
    June 21 – “Remarkably Bright Creatures” by Shelby van Pelt
  • SPOTLIGHT ON FANTASTICAL BUILDINGS – Wednesday, May 17 from 1pm – 2pm. A fascinating virtual presentation on some very unusual buildings



  • LET’S GET REAL – 11:30 AM on Mondays (May 8 and 22 and June 12)Anything goes in this lively discussion group: We’ll chat about whatever is on your mind
  • BRAINWORKS11:30 AM on Mondays (May 1 and 15, June 5) – 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!
  • COZY CORNER – 11:30 AM on Tuesdays ) Chat with friends while working on your favorite pastime: knitting, needlepoint, crocheting, crossword puzzling, coloring, etc
  • MOVIE MATINEE – Tuesdays at 12:30 PM
    • May 9 “Elsa and Fred”
    • May 23 “Midnight in Paris”
    • June 6 “Groundhog Day”
    • June 20 “Slumdog Millionaire”
  • BINGO – TUESDAYS AT 12:30 PM (May 2, 16, 30 and June 13, 27)
  • 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.
  • NEW! CHESS CLUB – Thursdays from 10:00 to 11:30 am. The ultimate workout for the brain and a great way to meet new people
  • 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.
  • A TASTE OF JEWISH CULTURE WITH AMIT – Wednesdays May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31. Amit, our friend from Israel, will introduce us to traditions, customs and various aspects of culture in this series
  • SUMMER KICKOFF – TUESDAY, JUNE 20 at 12PM. Live music by Charles Henry, and friends – an excellent way to start off the summer season!


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!