Do you live in a rent-stabilized, rent-controlled, or single-room occupancy (SRO) with a total combined income not exceeding $50,000 annually? Are you 62 or older? Are you disabled? Do you pay more than one-third of your income in rent? If so: stop rent increases for the life of your tenancy in your apartment. Stop rent increases for the life of your tenancy in your apartment. Join us and find out how: Register here
PLAN TO CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS SAFELY. Be festive while protecting your loved ones and preventing the spread of COVID-19. See this helpful flyer: "Tips for a Safer Holiday Season"
RULES FOR OUT-OF-STATE TRAVEL AND TRAVELERS Governor Cuomo recently announced new rules for travelers coming into New York and New Yorkers who travel out-of-state. Click here for the full details.
ONLINE PROGRAMS AND CLASSES Our programs are Free! You just needa mobile phone, tablet, laptop, or computer with an internet connection. The links below go to a short sign-in form; after you hit "Submit" a Zoom link and telephone number to join the class will pop up. If you register early, be sure to copy the pop up text and save it to join the class. Telephone users, the number to call and meeting ID needed to join is listed with each class.
PEER-TO-PEER TUTORING Want 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.
Bring your breakfast and join the nursesfor an informative early morning chat. Today's topic: Keep Up the Fight Against Cholesterol!What are good fats, bad fats, good numbers, not so good numbers? Learn the answers at this interesting presentation.
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 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
Feel more confident in using your smartphone. Join tech expert David Dring as he answers your questions and presents an informative, well-paced, no-jargon training on the apps most likely to improve the quality of your life and some cool as well as practical things you can try with your phone.
IMPROV FOR SENIORS
with Julie Ross (apologies for technical difficulties last week) 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 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
These trainings are for savvy seniors looking to ride the digital wave in style. Join tech expert David Dring as he answers your questions and presents an informative, well-paced, no-jargon training covering such topics asOnline Protection; Online searching: Voice Recognition: Alexa, Google or Siri; Smart Homes; and whatever you want to know.
BOOKS ON THE RIDGE - Anxious People with Gail Karpf 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
November book: Anxious Peopleby Fredrik Backman. We look forward to a meaningful discussion. Books on the Ridge meets monthly and is facilitated by Gail Karpf, a retired English teacher and voracious reader. All are welcome!
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: 347 123 4321
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.
Start your day with 15 minutes of seated Shibashi, a group of 18 individual Qigong exercises that are designed to balance the Qi throughout the body.
SITTING STRETCH AND TONE with Mary Ann Coughlin 10:00 am - 10:30 am At the time of the class, follow this link to Sign-In. Otherwise call 646-558-8656 Meeting ID: 347 1234 321
Join exercise instructor Mary Ann Coughlin as she starts with a seated tai chi warm up and progresses to upper body strengthening exercises using light weights. Stay on the same Zoom link if you wish to take the next class.
GET FIT IN YOUR CHAIR! with Mary Ann Coughlin 10:30 am - 11:00 am At the time of the class, follow this link to Sign-In. Otherwise call 646-558-8656 Meeting ID: 347 1234 321
Let’s work our arms, our core and our legs in this seated strengthening class. Have weights or water bottles available to increase your strength.
HEALTH MATTERS! - ARTHRITIS with LIU Nursing Students 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: 710 132 0879
Join us for this seminar with nursing students from Long Island University, each Friday in October at this time. Today's topic: Have you met my friend, “Arthuritis”. Join us for a discussion on the different forms of arthritis.
CONNECTING WITH CRAFTS! with Rosemary Shabouk 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm At the time of the class, follow this link to Sign-In. Otherwise call 646-558-8656 Meeting ID: 347 1234 321
Meet up with others interested in crafts! Work on your project at home - but not alone! Join us for a relaxing afternoon of knitting, crochet, jewelry-making — whatever your passion is. All crafters are welcome.
BAY RIDGE HEROES - FOR VETERANS 60+ with Michael Schumer & Victor Interiano 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm At the time of the program, follow this link to sign in. Or by telephone 646-558-8656 Meeting ID: 752 500 7881
A series of informative meetings and discussions to empower our veteran community with essential resources and services. Today's topic:Navigating Civilian Resources
We will 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. During these 30 minutes we will practice seated yoga poses and end with a guided deep relaxation.
Thanksgiving Dinner Delivered!
Bay Ridge Cares will deliver Thanksgiving Dinner to seniors who are homebound or alone and those in need on the holiday. Delivery areas are Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst, and Bath Beach. (Online announcement)
Order Deadline: Wednesday, November 18 at 6 pm Meal Deliveries: Wednesday, November 25 between 5:30 - 7:30 pm (You must be home and wearing a mask when the meal is delivered.) Order: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 718-635-0219.
Attention pet-owning members of Bay Ridge Center & Bay Ridge Connects.... Enter the Paw Pantry Raffle! Bay Ridge Center is launching a new initiative called the Paw Pantry to feed and enrich your pets! Our goal is to continue to support our older adults at Bay Ridge by keeping each individual and their pets healthy and secure, together at home. Thanks to the support of Meals on Wheels America and Pet Smart Charities, Bay Ridge Center is raffling off gift cards worth $50 each to 50 lucky winners to My Natural Pet Shop right here in Bay Ridge! Enter for 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!
To enter: contact Michael Schumer Director of Strategic Initiatives at Bay Ridge Center, by email at email@example.com or call (718) 748-0650 x113 Include: Your name, phone number, and address Deadline: Friday, November 20, 2020