Sirovich
October 2021 Events
Hello Community Member,

Happy Fall. We are excited to share with you all, that we are starting our grab and go meals at a limited capacity this week. We have fixed our walk in fridge and are in the process of hiring kitchen staff. As a result, we are catering our meals from the Manny Cantor Center's kosher kitchen. We will be distributing a cold lunch that you will have to heat up on Tuesdays and Fridays from 12-1pm.

Due to the limited number of meals, we are prioritizing members who are food insecure. Please email Oasinfo@edalliance.org with your full name, phone number and which day you want to pick up a meal. As we get our kitchen team together we will be increasing the number of meals and number of days for grab and go, stay tune.

We are also doing pantry and rotisserie chicken distribution for members once a month. Please email Oasinfo@edalliance.org with your full name and phone number for an appointment slot.

Thank you for helping make the Sirovich community, our city, and our world a place where everyone knows they belong. We appreciate your understanding and patience as we figure out how to bring back more in person programming. Please look at our special events and workshop listed below for new offerings this month. Thanks for being a part of the Sirovich Community.

With Gratitude,

Shao Mei Zhang
Senior Director of Older Adult Services at Sirovich Center for Balanced Living

Please Be On Time For Virtual Programs
Members will be allowed to enter class for up to 5 minutes after start time.
SPECIAL EVENTS AND
WORKSHOPS
Theatre Desk - Free Tickets* to BEDLAM’s PERSUASION
September 11th - October 31st
Jane Austin’s last and most romantic novel is a meditation on love and loss. In the aftermath of the Napoleonic wars, a shy English spinster seeks to win back the love of the man she jilted eight years before.
To book directly click here and use the promo code ACCESTIX at checkout. Or, e-mail request to: sarah@bedlam.org
*Must use promo code ACCESSTIX at checkout to redeem free tickets.
Swiss Institute Contemporary Art Topics: Materials and Process with Julia Norton (Education)
Wednesdays | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
October 13 - November 10 (5 Online Classes)
Inspired by Swiss Institute’s current exhibition Rosemary Mayer: Ways of Attaching, this course asks the question: When does an artwork become “Art”? Is it only an artwork as a completed object? Or can it also be in the process of making it? The class will include one visit by a guest artist, discussion, weekly readings, and two in-person optional field trip days in NYC.
In Person Fall Stop…Move Strong with Celeste - 10 week long Fall Prevention and Strengthening Workshop series
Beginning October 19 through December 21
Tuesdays | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM l Sirovich Auditorium
A joyful fitness/education fall prevention program that helps keep older adults active and safe in their homes. Move with confidence: stay balanced and safe. Learn tips and strategies to move safer, increase balance and flexibility, and most of all - GAIN CONFIDENCE! Complimentary gift cards will be given upon completion of class.
For more information on the class, please visit: https://fall stop.net/
Register here: Oasinfo@edalliance.org with your full name and phone number.
Playwriting/Visual Theatre Workshop with Concrete Temple Theatre
Beginning October 26 through February 2022
Tuesdays | 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Our theme for fall 2021-2022 workshop is: "A Fork in the Road."

Concrete Temple hopes to offer hybrid classes on Zoom and in-person. If you prefer Zoom, you will not be required to attend an in-person class. The workshop will culminate in a presentation of work at Dixon Place or via Zoom in conjunction with Dixon Place in early February 2022. Past playwriting experience is not necessary, though a desire to write is helpful. The visual aspect of the course has participants contemplating the power of an image and how one tells a story without language.
Register with Renee Philippi, at: ReneePhilippi@gmail.com or 646/234-0399
Join Sirovich For a Virtual Halloween Dance Party!
Friday, October 29 at 1:00 PM
Come dress in your favorite Halloween costume. There will be performances, games, special guest, music and dancing. Hosted by Alliance Stage Company with DJ/MC Sarie. 
Meeting ID: 943 3638 1989
Passcode: 089879
To join by phone, call: 1(929) 205-6099 | Meeting ID: 943 3638 1989 # | Password: 089879 #
Screening
Friday, October 29
Screening a 60-minute version of Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare performed by advanced-level NYU students in partnership with the Stella Adler Studio.

The link will be sent to our mailing list closer to the screening date!
Free Flu Shots for Members at Sirovich Center
Monday, November 1 from 10am - 1pm
Free flu Shots will be administered by our community health partners, Mount Sinai-Beth Israel. To register please email oasinfo@edalliance.org or call 646.395.4534.
MONDAYS
Strength & Balance with Rob Hofman (Exercise)
Mondays | 10:00 – 11:00 AM
Strength and balance class, seated, with a safe option for standing
exercises for balance and strength. With weights (could also be cans).

Circle Group with Sarie Teichman (Education)
Mondays | 5:00 – 6:00 PM
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)
Mondays | 5:30 – 6:15 PM
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
Tai Chi with Roberto (Exercise)
Tuesdays | 9:00 – 10:00 AM
Tai chi is an art that promotes balance, strength, grace, and flexibility, and it promotes a meditative mood with its “dance of quiet motion.” This is a beginner level class.

NEW**In Person Fall Stop…Move Strong with Celeste at Sirovich Auditorium (Exercise)
10 week long In Person Fall Prevention and Strengthening Workshop series
Tuesdays | 10:30 AM -11:30 AM (Starting October 19 through December 21)
A joyful fitness/education fall prevention program that helps keep older adults active and safe in their homes. Move with confidence: stay balanced and safe. Learn tips and strategies to move safer, increase balance and flexibility, and most of all - GAIN CONFIDENCE! Complimentary gift cards will be given upon completion of class.
For more information on the class, please visit: https://fall stop.net/
To join, please email: Oasinfo@edalliance.org with your full name and phone number.

Yoga for Bone Health with Chinatamni Kansas "C" (Exercise)
Tuesdays | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Classic yoga class focusing on stretching, joint mobility, balance, posture, and bone density support. Safe for folks with injuries and osteoporosis. Energizing for all. No need to worry about modifications – this class is designed for you. Participants must be able to get down and up off the floor at least twice during class.

Body Smart-Felderkrais with Andrew Carter (Exercise)
Tuesdays | 12:00 – 1:00 PM 10/5 class Margot with be sub
Using very slow and gentle movements, students are guided through movement patterns that improve their alignment, balance and flexibility, while reducing stress and strain in muscles and joints. Often done on a soft carpet or mat, this class is restorative, relaxing and improves posture.
To join: Please email Andrew about your interest in attending this class.
Please contact the instructor first for an orientation and conversation. Andrew will ask questions regarding any injuries you may have sustained or physical challenges you face in order to ensure a beneficial experience.

Chinese Traditional Dance with Jiao Li (Exercise)
Tuesdays | 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Ms. Jiao Li offers an authentic experience, teaching easy-to-pick-up movements from Chinese Traditional Dance. Enjoy for recreational & learning purposes. Bilingual instruction in English & Mandarin.

NEW**Playwriting/Visual Theatre Workshop with Concrete Temple Theatre (Arts)
Beginning October 26
Tuesdays | 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Our theme for fall 2021-2022 workshop is: "A Fork in the Road."

Concrete Temple hopes to offer hybrid classes on Zoom and in-person. If you prefer Zoom, you will not be required to attend an in-person class. The workshop will culminate in a presentation of work at Dixon Place or via Zoom in conjunction with Dixon Place in early February 2022. Past playwriting experience is not necessary, though a desire to write is helpful. The visual aspect of the course has participants contemplating the power of an image and how one tells a story without language.
Register with Renee Philippi, at: ReneePhilippi@gmail.com or 646/234-0399
WEDNESDAYS
Pilates Mat with Gail (Exercise)
Wednesdays | 9:30 – 10:30 AM
Pilates is for every BODY. This mat class focuses on activating core strength, the elongation of postural muscles and the awareness of breath to combat the stiffness and stress that often comes with our daily activities. Open to all levels, this class will have participants feeling invigorated with a sense of strength and peace in both body and mind.

NEW**Swiss Institute Contemporary Art Topics: Materials and Process with Julia Norton (Education)
Wednesdays | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
October 13 - November 10 (5 Online Classes)
Inspired by Swiss Institute’s current exhibition Rosemary Mayer: Ways of Attaching, this course asks the question: When does an artwork become “Art”? Is it only an artwork as a completed object? Or can it also be in the process of making it? The class will include one visit by a guest artist, discussion, weekly readings, and two in-person optional field trip days in NYC.

Folk Dance with Jaki Soreff (Exercise)
Wednesdays | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Have fun and work those dancing bodies with Jaki! This class focuses primarily on international folk dances, but incorporates some folk line dances too. No experience necessary. Jaki will teach you all the basics before moving on to more advanced dance routines. 

Chair Fit with Andrew Carter (Exercise)
Wednesdays | 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Receive individualized attention in this chair exercise class. 
To join: Please email Andrew about your interest in this class. Please be advised that Andrew will ask you questions regarding any prior injuries you may have sustained or physical challenges you are facing in order to ensure your class experience is safe and beneficial. 

Zumba Gold® with Jose Fernandez (Exercise)
Wednesdays | 3:00 – 3:45 PM
Perfect for active older adults who are looking for a modified Zumba® class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower intensity. How it works: the design of the class choreography introduces easy-to-follow Zumba® that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination. 

Opera Appreciation with Simón Saad (Education)
Wednesdays | 3:30 – 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)
Wednesdays | 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Class is currently full
THURSDAYS
Balance 101 with Demetra Tsantes (Exercise)
Thursdays | 12PM – 1PM
This chair class focuses on strengthening muscles and improving flexibility to allow for the joint stability and mobility we need for walking and completing everyday tasks around the home like carrying groceries and doing the laundry. People of all abilities, including anyone who uses an assistive walking device or wheelchair or is recovering from knee, foot, hip injuries, etc, can participate. You also have the option of completing standing work, with the chair in arms-reach. 

In Person Tai Chi with Annie at 14th Street Y(Exercise)
Thursdays | 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Registration is required. Please email oasinfo@edalliance.org if you are interested in joining. Health Screening and temperature check will be required to enter the building. Mask wearing is required throughout the duration of the class. There is a 5-minute grace period to enter this class. Please arrive no earlier than 10 min before the class to check in.

Yoga with Dianne Galliano AKA Rashmi (Exercise)
Thursdays | 3:00 – 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. 

In Person Wear That Dough - Creative Jewelry Making Class with Syma at Weinberg Center, 197 East Broadway, New York, NY, 10002, Room 404
Thursdays 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14 from 2-4pm (Arts) Class is full
Use dust-free, air-dry, colorful “clay” material to create hand-made beads and shapes that you will then turn into fancy necklaces, pins, and earrings.
No previous art, clay, or jewelry experience needed. Mask wearing is required for the whole class duration. Health screening is required to enter the building.
FRIDAYS
Computer 101 (Sessions 1 & 2) with Cory Herman (Technology)
Fridays | 11:30 AM – 12:10 PM and 12:15 – 1:00 PM
Computer for beginners, covering the basics of Zoom, E-mail, YouTube, social media, Word, and more! All are welcome to join. No commitment required. 
Meeting ID: 718 3650 4652 
Password: 1234567
To join by phone, call: 1(646) 558-8656 | Meeting ID: 718 3650 4652# | Password: 1234567#

Feldenkrais with Margot Townsend (Exercise)
Fridays | 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# 

Drama Series: Expressive Arts & Sirovich Senior Theatre
with Cory Herman (Arts)
Fridays | 1:30 – 2:25 PM and 2:30 – 3:25 PM
The show must go on! Sirovich drama classes go digital. All are welcome to join. 
To join: Please email the instructor for more information at Cmherman@edalliance.org
Follow Alliance Stage Company on YouTube and Instagram 

Zumba Gold® with Deekee Gaerlan (Exercise)
Fridays | 3:00 – 3:45 PM
Perfect for active older adults who are looking for a modified Zumba® class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower intensity. How it works: the design of the class choreography introduces easy-to-follow Zumba® that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination.

Sirovich Sing-Along with Janet (Arts) 
Fridays | 3:30 – 4:30 PM
Sing-along to a curated selection of the American Songbook and golden standards! All are welcome to join. No commitment required. 
Meeting ID: 729 2748 8436
Password: 1234567 
To join by phone, call: 1(646) 558-8656 | Meeting ID: 729 2748 8436# | Password: 1234567# 
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