NEW MESSAGE FROM NYC'S COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH FOR OLDER ADULTS
With the increase in cases and hospitalizations the Commissioner issued a notice urging at-risk New Yorkers to stop non-essential activities and avoid social activities outside the household. The notice is direct at individuals above 65 years old and those with underlying health conditions.
For trips to: Medical and Dental appointments • Testing Sites • Cooling Centers • Grocery shopping or food program pick-up • Pharmacy • and similar services (not to be used for emergencies)
You must have a cell phone to take with you and call 72 hours in advance. To arrange a ride, please contact: Theresa Ciccone at Bay Ridge Center, 929-427-6839, Mon.- Fri., 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm.
Bay Ridge Center is a grateful recipient of an UBER Community Impact Grant.
WEBINARS OF INTEREST TO OLDER ADULTS sponsored by other agencies
The IRS is offering webinars on a variety of security issues for individuals and small businesses, including Beware of Phishing Scams Targeting All Taxpayers, on Friday December 4 at 2 pm. Follow the link for the listings and registration form to join the webinars.
There are getting to be so many announcements! See the listings on this webpage for programs sponsored by the NYC Department for the Aging (DFTA), LiveOn New York, PSS Live University, and other organizations and agencies.
STRENGTHENING THROUGH MOVEMENT with Mary Ann Coughlin 9:00 am - 9:30 am At the time of the class, follow this link to sign in. Otherwise call: 646-558-8656, Meeting ID: 347 123 4321
Join us for a slightly faster paced class as we warm up our bodies and get the blood flowing.
CARDIO CLASS with Mary Ann Coughlin 9:30 am - 10:00 am At the time of the class, follow this link to sign in. Otherwise call: 646-558-8656, Meeting ID: 347 123 4321
Our hearts will be pumping and our legs jumping during this cardio workout.
GAME DAY with Kristal Greenlea 10:00 am - 11:00 am At the time of the class, follow this link to sign in. Otherwise call: 646-558-8656, Meeting ID: 718 333 5782
Join us to relax and enjoy each others' company while adding a little competition to the mix!
MEDITATION AND MINDFULNESS with Lorraine Perricone-Dazzo 11:00 am - 11:30 am At the time of the class, follow this link to sign in. Otherwise call: 646-558-8656, Meeting ID: 347 123 4321
Each meeting will consist of a 20-minute guided meditation, as well as an opportunity to discuss and reflect on how mindfulness practices can continue to enhance our lives, even during times of uncertainty. Open to beginners, newcomers and experienced practitioners — all are welcome. Photo by Frank Dazzo.
BROADWAY STANDARDS CONCERT with musicians from Concerts in Motion 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm At the time of the concert, follow this link to sign in. Otherwise call: 301-715-8592 Meeting ID: 835 6035 3700
Concerts in Motion presents Broadway Standards featuring professional and student musicians.
VIRTUAL BINGO with Leslyn Waldron Bascom 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm At the time of the class, follow this link to sign in. Otherwise call: 646-558-8656, Meeting ID:449 630 8335
Join intern Leslyn Waldron Bascom for a fun hour of virtual bingo. It's easy: The cards are emailed to participants at the start of the game. Fill it out by computer or print it out. The caller announces the numbers and when someone calls Bingo, they check to confirm that that person won.
TAI CHI FOR ENERGY with Mary Ann Coughlin 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm At the time of the class, follow this link to sign in. Otherwise call: 646-558-8656, Meeting ID: 718 333 5782
Tai Chi for Energy is an easy to learn program developed by Dr. Paul Lam. It will help to build better health, increase your internal energy and help you to manage stress easier. Join us for a different way to exercise. Remember that you can contact Mary Ann with your health and wellness questions at 718-306-2924 or email her at email@example.com.
SHARING POSITIVE VIBES with Migdalia (Miki) 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm At the time of the class, follow this link to sign in. Otherwise call: 646-558-8656, Meeting ID: 347 123 4321
There are positive things happening around us all the time. In this class, we'll all share some of those positive elements of our lives to help us maintain the balance. Of course there are concerns and challenges that we face and we'll talk through some strategies for them. In closing the session, we'll each share one good thing we're looking forward to in the upcoming week. Or one thing that we are grateful for.
The class will be lead by Migdalia (Miki) who is a patient navigator at NY Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital during the day and a social work student at Sacred Heart University at night.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3
MORNING HEALTH CHAT - Coping and Socializing with St. Francis nursing students
Bring your breakfast and join the nursesfor an informative early morning chat. Today's topic: Coping and Socializing. How are you doing during this time of isolation? How is it affecting our health? The student nurses have some suggestions on how to stay healthy and positive. Part 2: Following the 9 am presentation and discussion, Bay Ridge Center interns, Margaret and Katerina, will present to the the St. Francis nursing students and members on the role of the social workers in various settings and the techniques they use in their working environment.
We will explore breath and movement and work on yoga poses during this gentle chair yoga class and cultivate calm in the mind and ease in the body. Come prepared with a folding chair (or other firm seated chair) placed on a nonslip surface like a yoga mat. Jennifer has been a Yoga Instructor since 2005, specializing in Chair Yoga for seniors since 2011.
Explore movement and meditation during this gentle yoga and meditation class. Come prepared with a folding chair (or other firm seated chair) placed on a nonslip surface like a yoga mat. We will build a lovely space in our hearts, minds, and homes for the multifaceted practice of yoga and end with a guided deep relaxation.
COVID-19 has impacted all of our lives. Talking through feelings about the pandemic, coping mechanisms, and the importance of maintaining healthy relationships are all modes of resilience to get us through these hard times. Social work student Lily Moldan will facilitate the discussion.
GET SMARTER THAN YOUR SMARTPHONE - Camera How-tos with David Dring 11:00 am - 12:00 pm At the time of the class, follow this link to Sign-In. Otherwise call 646-558-8656 Meeting ID: 323 408 8507
Family and friends are gathering (following social distancing rules of course) what better time to take pictures using your smartphone. To get you ready for this holiday season join us for a series of classes on digital photography. To kick off the series, this class will teach you on the core functionality of your smart phone camera regardless if it is an iPhone or Android phone.
IMPROV FOR SENIORS
with Julie Ross 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm At the time of the class, follow this link to sign in. Otherwise call 646-558-8656 Meeting ID: 347 123 4321
Brighten your spirits and meet new people! Improv for Seniors is a new class where members actively create humor without preparation and have fun in a relaxed and accepting environment. Using exercises, games and skits, this class provides an introduction to skills that help improve communication and memory, while bringing out the playful side of yourself. Julie Ross is a a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and adjunct faculty member at the Silberman School of Social Work and a new staff member at Bay Ridge Center. "I’m looking forward to meeting you virtually now online and eventually in-person in the future."
TECH HOW-TOs - Smart Homes with David Dring 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm At the time of the class, follow this link to Sign-In. Otherwise call 646-558-8656 Meeting ID: 323 408 8507
This class goes through the basic stages of establishing your home as a smart home. The first stage is ensuring robust and reliable connectivity. The second is adding a select number of gadgets such as doorbell video camera, digital door knob, up lamp sockets, or outlet plugs. The third stage adds voice recognition to operate your smart home tech.
EMERGING ARTISTS, DRAWING...Pour les nouveaux artistes
with Andrew Tivon Orenstein 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm At the time of the class,follow this link to sign in. Or by telephone, dial 646-558-8656, Meeting ID: 718 333 5782
This very hands-on, skill development class will help you learn a variety of techniques to get you going as a sketcher. During this four-part series you’ll grow from drawing your favorite household items to your partner in the class. The class will culminate in an online gallery showing of each members’ favorite artwork.
WHAT'S DRIVING YOU CRAZY? with Margaret Rau 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm At the time of the class, follow this link to Sign-In. Otherwise call 646-558-8656 Meeting ID:347 123 4321
This class is for you and by you and still evolving. Come and help us decide a new name and bring a resource (newspaper, magazine, Internet site) that has helped during the pandemic. We may discuss the Washington Post 7 day newsletter series designed to help you remember - and recover.
PEER-TO-PEER TUTORING - Individual help with your computer, tablet, or smartphone One of your peers will support you in learning (at your own pace) how to use your device more effectively. Do you want to use Zoom more effectively? Send an email? Receive and reply to a text? Search a topic on Google? Schedule an appointment by contacting Steeve Coupeau, Community Engagement Coordinator, at scoupeau@BayRidgeCenter.org or 646-715-9134.
Paw Pantry Raffle — deadline extended!
Attention members of Bay Ridge Center & Bay Ridge Connects:
We are happy to announce that we are extending our deadline to enter our Paw Pantry raffle to Friday, December 18, 2020! We want to continue to give you all a chance to win a $50 gift card – including a gift bag with free food samples, toys, and accessories to My Natural Pet Shop for your furry friends!