June 2022
Dear Community Members,

Happy Juneteenth and Happy Pride Month!

Thank you so much for helping to make our 1st Annual Celebrate Arts Festival a grand success! We loved seeing you in person at our galleries, theater, and receptions enjoying and celebrating Older Adults Month!

This month at the center, we share the healing power of movement and the arts. Move your body with emotion and rhythm while you explore the richness of Indian Dance with Sloka. Find ease in your movement and release stress using the Alexander Technique with Gayl. Learn more about how clapping can create circulation and boost your immune system with Nurse Ji. Participate in a groovy and fun dance choreography with the Pacemakers Group, a senior citizens professional dance troupe! We hope to see you soon!

Warmly,
Older Adult Programs Staff at Sirovich Center for Balanced Living
We are closed June 20 for Juneteenth. All programs will resume June 21.

For Virtual Programs 
Members will be allowed to enter class for up to 5-minutes after start time.

For In Person Programs
Please remember to wear a well-fitted mask while inside the Sirovich Center, and to please complete the health screening the day of your scheduled class or event. Please do not arrive more than 15minutes before your activities.
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Meals
In Person Lunch
Monday – Friday | 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
Tickets available for purchase from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM on the 2nd floor.
Grab and Go Breakfast will be provided on your way out. Dining room opens at 11:30 AM. Thank you for your cooperation.

July Pantry
Wednesday, July 6 | 2:10 PM – 4:00 PM
Email Oasinfo@edalliance.org to sign up.

Grab and Go Breakfast and Lunch
Monday – Friday | 1:15 PM 1:45 PM
Sign up will no longer be needed, it will be first-come first-served.
There will be two sign in sheets, one for each meal. Please sign both sheet. We understand the inconvenience, but it is required by Department for the Aging.

Pop Up Events:
Healing Through Movement and the Arts
Concert and Sing-A-Long with the Silver Tones | In Person
Friday | 1:30 PM 2:15 PM | Auditorium (Arts)
June 10
Singing duo + accompanist. Sing a variety of songs, mostly show tunes, and there is an opportunity for audience participation in the sing along portion of the program. Please email OASinfo@edalliance.org to register.
Health Discussion Group with Nurse Ji: Clapping Therapy | In Person (Health Management)
Tuesday | 12:45 PM – 1: 30 PM | 1st Floor Lounge 
June 14 
Clapping therapy: We'll learn how a simple act of clapping can promote circulation and overall health, and practice it together. 
Indian Dance with Sloka | In Person 
Friday | 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM | Auditorium  (Exercise)
June 17
Sloka Iyengar is a dancer and scientist, with a deep conviction that science and arts can alleviate suffering. She practices Bharatanatyam, a traditional Indian dance that has a rich vocabulary of narration, storytelling, percussive movements, and an elaborate vocabulary of hand gestures, movements, and rhythmic sequences. No registration needed just drop in.
Unravel Stress and Move More Easily through the Alexander Technique with Gayl | In Person (Exercise) 
Tuesday | 12:45 PM – 1:15 PM | 1st Floor Lounge
June 21
Do you suffer from stiffness, balance issues, anxiety or general discomfort?
Join us for a rejuvenating guided relaxation and brief talk about the Alexander Technique. Short individual ‘hands-on’ demonstrations with those who volunteer to do so in front of the group. No registration needed just drop in.
Creativity Workshop with Women Who Rock NYC | In Person
Friday | 1:30 PM 2:30 PM | Auditorium (Exercise)
June 24
Boost wellbeing through breath work and visualization. Clarify creative vision with the use of affirmations. Harness performance energy with posture and presence. Please email OASinfo@edalliance.org to register.
Japanese Bon Odori Dance Community Performance | In Person
Thursday | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Auditorium (Exercise)
June 30
Celebrate Japanese folk culture with dance! See a performance of Japanese folk arts, and then dance with us in the Bon Odori!

Bon dance is a simple style of participatory folk dance traditionally performed in Japan during Summer Bon festivals. In addition to some traditional dances, join in and move your body to some new and exciting dances created by our incredible Japanese Bon Dance Class students, including a special unique dance celebrating NYC!

Japanese refreshments will be provided.
In Person Classes & Updates Starting in June
Dance with The Pacemakers | In Person (Exercise)
Mondays | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | Auditorium  
June 6 – July 25 No class June 20 or July 4
Are you ready to dance into the summer? Let's get pumped with The Pacemakers, New York's groovy senior-citizens dance team! They will teach you real choreography to vintage dance hits. You'll work up a sweat and exercise your brain at the same time! 

To register please email OASinfo@edalliance.org
Empowerment Group with Andrea  (Education)
Tuesdays | 12:45 PM – 2:00 PM | 1st Floor Conference Room
Resumes June 7
Tablet Q&A with Rebecca | In Person (Technology)
Wednesdays | 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM | 1st Floor Lounge 
New time begins June 1
Drop in to learn how to use a smart tablet. Rebecca will show a beginner friendly demonstration on how to navigate different apps and answer questions. Bring your own tablet to go along with the demonstration.
Conversations and Connections with Linda | In Person (Education)
Thursdays | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | 1st Floor Lounge
Why is it so hard to take a compliment? Let's have a conversation, while sharing our experiences of aging. No registration required, just drop-in!
Brain Dance with Julie | (Exercise)
Thursdays 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM | Auditorium
Classes are on hold for the summer.
Creating with Materials with Linda | In Person (Art)
Thursdays | 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM | 1st Floor Lounge
Come engage, design, and connect with open-ended materials—and play! Use your imagination. The focus is on the creative process rather than the final product. No registration required, just drop-in!
Game Time with Andrea | In Person (Education)
Thursdays | 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM | Small Dining Room
Resumes June 9
Cooking Live with DFTA
Cooking Live with DFTA ! – Summer Breeze Smoothie Virtual
Wednesday | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
June 15
Who said healthy cooking can't be tasty? Join our nutritionists to learn how to prepare nutritious and delicious recipes!

We'll be learning how to prepare a delicious treat: Summer Breeze Smoothie

Please email SWilson@edalliance.org for the zoom link to attend the class.
Visit Nurse Ji
Blood Pressure Monitoring | In Person (Health Management)
Tuesdays| 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM | 2nd Floor Dining Room
Health Consultations with Nurse Ji | In Person (Health Management)
Tuesdays | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Mezzanine
Join Nurse Ji after lunch to find out strategies and guidance on asking the right questions for different purposes of visits. Please email OASinfo@edalliance.org or your social worker to schedule your consultation. 
Health and Wellness
Participate in a Research Study | In Person (Health Management) 
Thursdays | 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM | 1st Floor Conference Room
June 9, 16, 23, 30
Lonnie Stewart, village resident and Assistant Professor at Columbia University’s graduate program in Physical Therapy, is interviewing community residents 75 years old or older about their quality of life living in New York City. Interviews last about 30-40 minutes, and each study participant receives a “File of Life” refrigerator magnet that holds important medical and contact information in case of emergencies. 

Lonnie will be available in our lounge for folks who would like to participate in the research study with him. No appointments needed, please drop in!  
A Toolbox for Aging-in-Community with Lonnie | In Person (Health Management) 
Thursday | 12:45 PM – 1:30 PM | 2nd Floor Small Dining Room
June 2
Lonnie Stewart, village resident and Assistant Professor at Columbia University’s graduate program in Physical Therapy, will share valuable information about aging in place in NYC.

No appointments needed, please drop in!  
Social Worker Meet and Greet with Dana | In Person (Health Management) 
Mondays | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM | 1st Floor Conference Room
June 13, 27
Need help with an application? Looking for some support? Join Dana Ly, Sirovich Social Worker, in our 1st Conference Room. Learn about how a social worker can help you. Dana will share about the services offered free of charge at Sirovich Center such as supportive counseling, housing services, referrals, benefits/services, and more! Light refreshments will be served.

Interested? Just drop in! To connect with Dana directly, email DLy@edalliance.org.
Fitness Group at the 14Y with Caroline | In Person (Exercise)
Mondays | 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM | June 13 – July 25
Thursdays | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | 14Y Fitness Center
June 2 – July 28
Are you interested in using the fitness center at the 14th Street Y? Join a fitness professional at the 14Y for an orientation in using the equipment as well as time to workout.

Please note: This is a small group class.

To enter the 14Y, guests must provide proof of vaccination and the Sirovich membership card. Masks are optional in the Fitness Center, but required in common areas such as the lobby.
 
Interested? Feel free to email OASinfo@edalliance.org with the day and time block you are interested in.
Open Swim Pool Time at the 14Y | In Person (Exercise)
Tuesdays | 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM | 14Y Pool
Last class June 28
Come and enjoy open swim at 14Y pool.

Please note: This is not a class, and there will be no instructor.

Must be a member of the Sirovich Center to register. To register please email OASinfo@edalliance.org
Introductory Fall Stop…Move Strong with Celeste | In Person (Exercise)
Fridays | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Auditorium
June 3 July 8
Open to both new participants and participants who have taken the Introductory class already. To register please email OASinfo@edalliance.org
Arts and Culture
Mosaic Tiles with Alexandra | In Person (Arts)
Mondays | 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM | 1st Floor Lounge
Design and craft your own mosaic tile using multi-media materials.
To register email OASinfo@edalliance.org
Creative Writing Workshop with Rhonda | In Person 
Tuesdays | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | 2nd Floor Small Dining Room
June 7 July 26, No Class July 12
In this workshop, participants will write in response to prompts and share their work in a fun, supportive environment. Through group discussion, writers will find ways to frame their stories, try different forms, discover their voices and craft engaging narratives. Writers of all skill levels are welcome. Limited to 10. To register, email OASinfo@edalliance.org 
Playwriting & Visual Theatre with Concrete Temple Theatre Intensive | In Person (Education) 
Tuesdays | 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM | 2nd Floor Small Dining Room
June 7 – June 23
This intensive will focus on writing a monologue and then creating a video presentation that will accompany it. (No worries if you don't know how to create a video presentation, Renee, Carlo, and Eric will be there to help!) The reader of the monologue will be seated and the visual(s) will happen around the individual. The illustration or the projections represent the inner monologue. We are calling the June intensive: Do You Know What I'm Thinking? 

Class dates include: Tuesday, June 7, Tuesday, June 14, Tuesday, June 21, Wednesday, June 22, and Thursday, June 23. The work created will be presented on Sunday, June 26 at Dixon Place. 
 
Participation is limited to 10 people. To register, please e-mail Renee: renee@concretetempletheatre.com
Thank You ZoomBA Instructor Micky!
Congratulations Micky! Micky has found a new a career opportunity and will be leaving us. We are sad to see her go but we are happy that she is starting another great journey. Thank you Micky for being a great instructor, and creating a space for members to exercise through these last 8 years. She will continue to substitute when she is available. We will miss you, Micky!
MONDAYS
In Person Classes
Mosaic Tiles with Alexandra (Arts) | 1st Floor Lounge
Session 1 | 9:30 AM – 10:25 AM
Session 2 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
No Class June 20
To register email OASinfo@edalliance.org

Ceramic Session 1 with Nick (Education) 
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM | 3rd Floor Ceramic Studio
No Class June 20
To register for the waitlist email SWilson@edalliance.org  If you have not taken a beginner's class with us, you will be added to our beginner's class waitlist.

Social Worker Meet and Greet with Dana
Mondays | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM | 1st Floor Conference Room
June 13, 27

Interested? Just drop in! To connect with Dana directly, email DLy@edalliance.org.

Walk with Ease with Demetra (Evidence Based Exercise Class)
12:45 PM – 1:30 PM | Auditorium
Last Class June 6
To register email OASinfo@edalliance.org

Dance with The Pacemakers (Exercise)
Mondays | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | Auditorium  
Starts June 6 – July 25, No Class June 20 or July 4

Fitness Group with Caroline (Exercise)
Mondays |1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | 14Y Fitness Center
No Class June 20
Interested? Feel free to email OASinfo@edalliance.org, for more information and to sign up. You will receive confirmation email to verify your registration.

Ceramic Session 2 with Nick (Education) 
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM | 3rd Floor Ceramic Studio
No Class June 20
To register for the waitlist email SWilson@edalliance.org  If you have not taken a beginner's class with us, you will be added to our beginner's class waitlist.

Jazz Line Dance with Bernard (Exercise)
2:30 PM 3:30 PM | Auditorium 
No Class June 20
To register email OASinfo@edalliance.org

Virtual Classes
Strength & Balance with Rob Hofman (Exercise)
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM 
No Class June 20

Circle Group with Sarie Teichman (Education)
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM 
No Class June 20
This group focuses on exploring healthy and creative aging by building relationships and support.
Class is full. Email sarieteichman@gmail.com to be put on the list for future classes.

ZOOM-BA! with Michal Chorny (Exercise)
5:30 PM – 6:15 PM 
Last Class June 6
Zumba® is cardio dance fitness to world music rhythms. This class features mostly Latin music and low-impact routines you can do safely at home.
TUESDAYS
In Person Classes
Tai Chi Class with Annie (Exercise)
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM | Auditorium
To register email OASinfo@edalliance.org

Intermediate Fall Stop…Move Strong with Celeste (Exercise)
10:30 AM 11:30 AM | Auditorium
For class participants who have already taken the Introductory level class. To register email OASinfo@edalliance.org
For more information on the class, please visit: https://fallstop.net/

Blood Pressure Monitoring with Nurse Ji (Health Management)
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM | 2nd Floor Dining Room


Empowerment Group with Andrea    
12:45 PM – 2:00 PM | 1st Floor Conference Room
Resumes June 7

Health Consultations with Nurse Ji (Health Management)
1:00 PM 4:00 PM | Mezzanine
Please email OASinfo@edalliance.org to schedule your consultation.

Memoirs with Rhonda (Arts)
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | 2nd Floor Small Dining Room
Writers of all skill levels are welcome. Limited to 10. To register, email OASinfo@edalliance.org 

Open Swim Pool Time at the 14Y (Exercise)
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM | 14Y Pool
Last Class June 28
Come and enjoy open swim at 14Y pool.
Must be a member of the Sirovich Center to register. To register please email OASinfo@edalliance.org

Chinese Dance Group Sessions 1 and 2 (Exercise)
1:00 PM 4:00 PM
Class is currently full.

Playwriting & Visual Theatre with Concrete Temple Theatre Intensive (Education) 
Tuesdays | 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM | 2nd Floor Small Dining Room
June 7 – June 23
Participation is limited to 10 people. To register, please e-mail Renee: renee@concretetempletheatre.com

Virtual Classes
Tai Chi with Roberto (Exercise)
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Brain Dance with Julie Gayer Kris (Health Management)
10:00 AM 10:30 AM 
No Class June 14 or 28

Yoga for Bone Health with Chintamani Kansas "C" (Exercise)
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
No Class June 28

Body Smart-Feldenkrais with Andrew Carter (Exercise)
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
To join Please email Andrew about your interest in attending this class.
WEDNESDAYS
In Person Classes
Zumba with Jose (Exercise)
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Auditorium
Class is full. To register for the waitlist email OASinfo@edalliance.org

Smart Tablet Q & A with Rebecca (Technology)
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM  | 1st Floor Lounge
For new and beginner smart tablet users. No registration needed. Just drop in.

Virtual Classes
Pilates Mat with Gail (Exercise)
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Chinese Traditional Dance with Jiao Li (Exercise)
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Folk Dance with Jaki Soreff (Exercise)
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Chair Fit with Andrew Carter (Exercise)
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
To join Please email Andrew about your interest in this class.

Opera Appreciation with Simón Saad (Education)
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
On the 2nd & 4th weeks of each month, community partner Ansonia Music Outreach leads music-drenched and visually stimulating multi-media workshops in appreciation of opera and the arts.
To join: Please email AMO at voxoperae@ansoniamusic.org, they will provide login information to join the Zoom. Students without computers or smartphone/tablet ZOOM apps can call in to workshops. 
AMO leads several virtual classes for NYC community centers that are open to all older adults! Email them here to learn more about AMO’s class offering

Ceramic Show-and-Tell Over Zoom with Instructor Nicholas Biscardi and Studio Manager Sherman Sussman (Arts)
3:30pm – 4:30pm
Class is currently full.
THURSDAYS
In Person Classes
Ceramic Session 1 with Sherman (Education)
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM | 3rd Floor Ceramic Studio
To register for the waitlist email SWilson@edalliance.org  If you have not taken a beginner's class with us, you will be added to our beginner's class waitlist.

Conversations and Connections with Linda (Education)
Thursdays | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | 1st Floor Lounge
No registration needed. Just drop in !

Creating with Materials with Linda (Art)
Thursdays | 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM | 1st Floor Lounge
No registration needed. Just drop in !

Japanese Bon Odori Dance Class with Kevin (Arts)
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Auditorium
Last Class June 30
To register email OASinfo@edalliance.org

Fitness Group with Caroline (Exercise)
Thursdays |11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | 14Y Fitness Center
Interested? Feel free to email OASinfo@edalliance.org, for more information and to sign up. You will receive confirmation email to verify your registration.

Participate in a Research Study (Health Management) 
Thursdays | 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM | 1st Floor Conference Room
June 9, 16, 23, 30

Asian Choral Group (Arts)
Session 1 - 1:15 PM – 2:25 PM l Auditorium
Session 2 - 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM l Auditorium
Class is currently full.

Ceramic Session 2 with Sherman (Education)
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM | 3rd Floor Ceramic Studio|
To register for the waitlist email SWilson@edalliance.org  If you have not taken a beginner's class with us, you will be added to our beginner's class waitlist.

Game Time with Andrea | (Education and Recreation)
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM | 2nd Floor Small Dining Room
No class June 2, Resumes June 9
To register email OASinfo@edalliance.org

Virtual Classes
Balance 101 with Demetra (Exercise)
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
June 9

Yoga with Dianne Galliano AKA Rashmi (Exercise)
3:00 PM – 3:45 PM
Whether live or virtual, in a chair, or on a mat, Yoga cultivates resilience by balancing effort with ease through gentle yoga postures, relaxation, breathing techniques, and meditation. There is a 5-minute grace period to enter this class. Please enter on-time.
FRIDAYS
In Person Classes & Hybrid Classes 
Tai Chi Class with Annie (Exercise)
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM l Auditorium
To register email OASinfo@edalliance.org

Technology Classes with Sonia (Technology) 
11:00 AM – 1:00pm | 1st Floor Lounge 
Class Schedule:
Smart Tablet Q&A |11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Computer Q&A |12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
To register please email OASinfo@edalliance.org

Introductory Fall Stop…Move Strong with Celeste (Exercise)
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Auditorium
To register please email OASinfo@edalliance.org

Alliance Stage Company: Expressive Arts with Cory (Arts)
1:30PM – 2:10 PM | Auditorium
No Class June 17
To join, Please email the instructor for more information at Cmherman@edalliance.org

Alliance Stage Company: Sirovich Senior Theater with Cory (Arts)
2:15 PM – 3:15 PM | Auditorium
No Class June 17
To join, Please email the instructor for more information at Cmherman@edalliance.org

Sirovich Vocal Ensemble (Sing - Along) (Arts) 
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM | Auditorium
No Class June 17
Meeting ID: 729 2748 8436
Password: 1234567 
To join by phone, call: 1(646) 558-8656 | Meeting ID: 729 2748 8436# | Password: 1234567#  

Virtual Classes
Feldenkrais with Margot Townsend (Exercise)
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
With the Feldenkrais method of gentle, guided lessons, we explore ways to improve flexibility and coordination as well as rediscover the ability to be graceful and efficient in everyday movement.
FreeConferenceCall, DIAL IN #: 1(425) 436-6331
ACCESS CODE: 596289#

Zumba Gold® with Deekee Gaerlan (Exercise)
3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

331 EAST 12TH STREET
NEW YORK, NY 10003
(646) 395-4534

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