I love this time of year, it reminds me of new beginnings, a fresh start. We are in the process of starting some new programs at Stein. We have been visited by Lois Weaver (aka Tammy Whynot) a professor and actor who is preparing a theater piece for The La MaMa Theater in November. Lois has performed this theater piece in London and Croatia and brings it to Manhattan. She is meeting with our seniors for three sessions to talk about “Seniors and Sexuality”. She will use our feedback to share in her performances. If you would like to participate in Tammie’s workshop, they are held on Thursdays, October 2nd & 9th at 1:00pm.
On Wednesday, October 8th at 1:15pm, we are having a presentation on “Ready New York”, emergency preparedness.
The current Feldenkrais series will end on Monday, November 3rd. Fortunately, we will start a brand new 12 week series on Monday, November 10th. Participants of this class are gaining strength, balance and focus from these classes.
We are also starting a new Yoga class taught by Babette Becker. This will be a floor yoga class that Babette has developed for seniors. There will be a demonstration class on Tuesday, October 7th at 1:30pm. Space is limited so don’t delay! Please support all of our wonderful exercise classes, cultural and educational programs here at Stein. We have a great group of Nurses this year as well. Wednesday, Oct. 15, the nurses will do a presentation on the DASH diet. They are also planning a Health Fair, date TBA.
Thursday, October 16th, we will have a workshop on Medicaid presented by a staff member of Medicaid.
On Thursday, October 23rd at 11:00am, Dr. Danette Baker, an Audiologist will do a presentation on hearing health and conduct free hearing tests.
Halloween and Birthday parties will intersect this month on Thursday, October 30 at 1:30pm. A Contest for the Best Costumes will be held, so get yours out of storage!
Finally, we will miss Teresa Navarro, our Crime Victims Coordinator. She has been a valued member of our staff for 7 years, helping many victims of crime. Teresa is also a talented artist who designed our Newsletter covers and flyers, figured out our computer and copier glitches, etc. She is a born problem-solver, compassionate helper and thoughtful colleague. Our state-funded Crime Victims contract unfortunately was not renewed and without the funding, we could not continue that important service. We will have the addresses of the nearest programs if you need help. We wish Teresa the best of luck and success.