February 2024

New Horizons, New Beginnings


Celebrate New Beginnings

February has two big holidays (sorry groundhogs): Valentine's Day and Presidents’ Day.

With respect to Valentine's Day, the ancient Greeks had many words for love. What we do at New Horizons is also about love — for healthy, active, inclusive community. Unlike annual holidays, at New Horizons we work to create a place where our members belong throughout the year, not just for one day.

February's other big holiday is Presidents’ Day. The holiday marks a change from the tradition of celebrating Washington's and Lincoln's birthdays separately.

New Horizons is also changing, but we will always serve our Seniors. Let us know what changes you would like to see.

We are here for you!!!

After 14 years of dedicated service as Executive Director, we welcome Elissa Berardi to her new role as Executive Advisor!

Our Community Depends on You

Donations can also be mailed to

New Horizons Senior Center

PO Box 85, Narberth, PA 19072. 

Thank You!


Quick Links

February 2024 Calendar

New Horizons' Website

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Monthly Programs

Click Here to View a Complete List of All Our Monthly Programs

How to Register | Click the Buttons below to register, or call 610-664-2366

or email [email protected]

Grab & Go Meals

Tues, Thurs, & Fri

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Meals are distributed on

Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 

Narberth Borough Hall .  

If you would like a meal, please sign-up using the link below.

RSVP Online

In-Person Tech Support

Tuesdays, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

with Gerry Hébert

Bring your device and tech questions to Gerry in-person on Tuesday mornings!

(You must register in advance.)

Tech one-on-ones are free for

members, non-members can sign up for ONE free 30-minute session. 

RSVP Online


Agnes Palena leads Seniors in a series of healthy, gentle, and invigorating exercise routines, using weights and stretchy bands. 

Open to Everyone. 

Every TUESDAY at 10:30 AM by Zoom

Please Note: Starting Monday, February 26, Healthy Exercise on Zoom will switch from Tuesdays at 10:30 AM to Mondays at 1:00 PM, in order to accommodate our new Chair Yoga Class.

Every THURSDAY at 1:00 PM

either IN PERSON at Borough Hall

or by ZOOM

RSVP Online


Join Betsy Klausman in a fun, fast-paced class designed to improve balance and strength while teaching easy dance steps. No experience necessary. Just wear comfortable clothing and come prepared to dance!

Join Betsy every Friday at 1:00 PM in person at Borough Hall!

(Zoom link available upon request)

RSVP Online


is not hosting any classes on Monday, February 19

in honor of Presidents' Day

Low-Cost Wills at New Horizons

Next Available Day:

February 13, 2024,

9:30 AM - 12 Noon

with Heather Turner, Esq.

Heather Turner, Esq. is available in person every second Tuesday of the month at Narberth Borough Hall to help any Senior 55 or over to create a Will, Power of Attorney, or a Living Will, or to update an existing document. (You must register in advance.)

$35 For Members, $50 For Non-Members


All Programs are FREE for Seniors, unless otherwise noted

We have great programs onsite at Borough Hall on Tuesdays, Thursdays and

Fridays--including our delicious Grab and Go meals.

We also have wonderful remote programs available five days a week. 

NEW!!! Chair Yoga at New Horizons

Every Tuesday at 10:30 AM BEGINNING TUES, FEBRUARY 27

with Roe Pietropaula, CYI, RN

In-Person ONLY at Narberth Borough Hall, 2nd Floor

Join other members and participants at New Horizons in this new 1 hour class taught by Roe Pietropaula, CYI, RN. Learn everything from yoga theory, seated and standing poses, breathing techniques, relaxation poses, and more!

RSVP Online
Wool yarn in different colors with wooden double point needles. The needles are being used for knitting socks_ mittens or other projects joined in the round.

Knit and Chat with Friends

Every Thursday in February at 10:00 AM

with Chris Jackson

In-Person ONLY at Narberth Borough Hall, 2nd Floor

Bring your latest project--or something you just want to try--to this open group and join Leader Chris Jackson and other knitters for a session of friendly chatting and helpful knitting hints. All Knitters welcome!

RSVP Online
Joyful group of senior friends wearing warm clothes walking along park alley and chatting animatedly with each other_ picturesque view on background

Walking Club

Every Thursday in February at 10:30 AM

with Pauline Rosenberg

Seniors meet at the Conway Entrance to Borough Hall (by the Fire House) each Thursday for an hour of socializing and exercise while enjoying a leisurely walk around Narberth. Everyone welcome! Weather permitting, call Center to confirm. Please make sure to come to the 2nd Floor of Narberth Borough Hall to check-in after your walk.

RSVP Online

Game Day at New Horizons!

Every Tuesday in February, from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM (except Dec 26)

IN PERSON AT Narberth Borough Hall, 2nd Floor

Come and indulge your love of games! Bridge, Mah Jongg, Pinochle, Puzzles, Scrabble and more! New Horizons is hosting a weekly Game Day every Tuesday from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM. Bring an old favorite to Narberth Borough Hall or borrow from the Center’s collection. All Seniors welcome! 

Due to an unexpected schedule conflict, our Chess Tutoring Program is currently on hiatus. We are working on resolving this issue and will be posting a new schedule shortly. All other Games will still take place on Tuesday afternoons.

RSVP Online

Please be aware that some games require a set number of people to participate before the game can be played. Because of this, we ask that you inform us when you sign up which game(s) you are interested in playing, and if you will be bringing any friends to play with you, so that we can attempt to ensure that there are enough players for each game.

Guided Meditation (for Well-Being and Stress Relief)

Monday, Feb 5 and Wednesday, Feb 14, at 1:00 PM on Zoom

with Eileen Abrams, MA, M.Ed.

Join Eileen Abrams and try this gentle way to bring more calm and contentment into your life. And don’t forget to attend our special session on Wednesday, February 14, exploring benefits of meditating on Valentine's Day!

RSVP Online

World Affairs Discussion Group

Thursdays, February 8 and 22 at 10:30 AM 

with Bob and Sue Bond

IN PERSON at Narberth Borough Hall, 2nd Floor

(or by Zoom on request)

Local historians Robert and Susan Bond lead Seniors in a lively discussion of current events. All views and political orientations are welcome!

RSVP Online

Tai Chi Class at Narberth Borough Hall

EVERY Friday in February at 10:30 AM

IN PERSON at Narberth Borough Hall, 2nd Floor

(or by Zoom on request --except on February 16)

with Rosalie Pressman

Seniors are invited to Narberth Borough Hall, where Rosalie Pressman, certified Tai Chi instructor, will teach the Yang Family Style Tai Chi. Improve your concentration and balance while lifting your spirits with this meditative exercise.

RSVP Online

Virtual Film Club: "A Thousand Clowns"

Viewing: Tuesday, February 13 at 1:00 PM on Zoom

Discussion: Tuesday, February 20 at 1:00 PM on Zoom

with Ellensue Jacobson

Meet virtually with other film enthusiasts to watch great movies and then discuss them on Zoom later in the month.

This Month: "The Joy Luck Club"

Four mother and daughter pairs reminisce about their different life experiences, set to the backdrop of a gathering of their special “Joy Luck Club.” Join New Horizons in celebrating the Chinese New Year by watching this extraordinary tale of courage, ingenuity, and luck as told by four Chinese American women and their incredibly resilient mothers.

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Book Club: "Art Forger" by Barbara Shapiro

Friday, February 16 at 10:30 AM


with Chris Jackson

Read the book, then join the discussion with other Book Lovers. Hosted by Chris Jackson. 

This Month: "The Art Forger" by Barabra Shapiro

A struggling artist agrees to forge a famous (and stolen) painting in order to secure a place in a renowned gallery for her own works. But when the painting is delivered to her, the artist finds herself facing a surprising question -- is the missing Degas painting she is supposed to reproduce itself a forgery? And if so, what should she do about it, when to say anything would risk losing everything that she has fought so hard to gain?

Click here to order the book on Amazon.

RSVP Online

Protect Our Planet

Wednesday, February 21 at 1:00 PM on Zoom

with Pauline Rosenberg

Adults 55 and over are invited to join in this discussion of different ways that you can restore nature and create a healthier planet. By taking care of our planet, we take care of ourselves!  Led by Pauline Rosenberg. 

Topic: TBD

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Virtual History Lecture: First Amendment Stories

Tuesday, February 27 at 1:00 PM

IN PERSON at Narberth Borough Hall, 2nd Floor

(or by Zoom on request)

with Richard Bernstein, PhD, JD

All adults 55 and over are invited to join Richard Bernstein, PhD, JD, former assistant US Attorney in Philadelphia for 22 years, as he speaks of cases he faced during his career. Hear how Richard tackled such varied issues as a white nationalist rally at Valley Forge, the Republican National Convention in 2000, and Demos at the Independence National Historical Park, and how the First Amendment impacted and influenced each decision made.

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Virtual Travel Club: Greece, Part IV (Grecian Islands, Part 2)

Wednesday, February 28 at 1:00 PM on Zoom

with Betsy Klausman

We’ll take you there in no time at all! New Horizons' popular Virtual Travel Club returns, inviting adults 55 and over to travel to amazing and exciting places all over the world … without needing to worry about the hassle of trip expenses or large crowds. All welcome!

Next Stop: Greece, Part IV (Greek Island Cruise, Part 2)

Our Big Fat Greek Adventure continues as we finish our cruise through the Greek Islands. After exploring Crete, Rhodes, Mykonos and Santorini it's on to Istanbul! Join us on our journey and learn about the rich and varied history and cultures of these stunningly beautiful regions, as presented by Tour Guide Betsy Klausman. 

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Can you assist us with our Lunch Program on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, or are you willing to be on call?

Please contact us at our Main Number (610 664-2366)

Thanks in Advance!

Please note: Masks are CURRENTLY required at Borough Hall

At New Horizons the wellbeing, health and safety of our members, staff and guests is of utmost importance. Given the rising rates of flu, COVID-19 and RSV in the local community, masking while onsite is the best thing that we can do to protect health and safety and keep operating as we have been. Therefore, properly worn masks are currently being required at the Center, except when exercising. We hope that you will understand. We are actively monitoring the situation and will end or extend mandatory masking requirements as necessary.

Regularly Scheduled Programs

Click Here to View Our Regular Weekly Programs

Regular Weekly Programs include:

Support Groups: "Full Circle Discussion Group" and "Transitions and Changes"

Exercise Classes: Healthy Exercise Class, Walking Club,

Tai Chi in the Yang Family Style, Dance Fitness

Creative Classes: Creative Writing, Knit and Chat

And just added: Chair Yoga (beginning Tuesday, February 27 at 1:00 PM)


Please Note the following adjustments to the normal New Horizons schedule: 

In honor of Presidents' Day,

no programming will take place on

Monday, February 19

Enjoy your break!


Additionally, we offer Private Counseling and Private Classes including Computer Tech Tutorials. Our Computer Guru, Gerry Hebert, will be IN PERSON at Narberth Borough Hall every Tuesday, starting at 10:30 AM.

Call 610 664-2366 to make an appointment.

Click here for more information

NEW COVID-19 vaccines are available and recommended by the CDC for ages 65 and over

Tech Tip of the Month



Google Assistant is a virtual assistant software that provides a great deal of help in many different areas. Like all such creations, however, it is tied to the whims of its creator... and Google has announced that they will very shortly be updating this useful resource. Unfortunately, that means some features will be disappearing. CLICK HERE to learn more about what will be changing with and vanishing from the well-known virtual assistant.

To learn about Gerry Hebert's Private Classes, Click Here.

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