Welcome to Stein Senior Center

Dear Stein Senior Center Community,

Happy May!!

I want to start by thanking our amazing volunteers!  We’ll be honoring them later in the month, but I wanted to get a head start and acknowledge the importance of volunteer contributions to the character and specialness of the Center.

Speaking of volunteers, at the suggestion of one of our members, art historian, Maria Balderrama, we are trying something new. The Mishkin Gallery, Baruch College, 135 East 22nd Street, at Lexington Avenue, is within walking distance from the Center and currently has a wonderful exhibition called Self-Taught Art from Latin America and the Caribbean: The Aldemaro and Ana Romero Collection. Maria has graciously offered to lead a tour of this beautiful exhibition for interested Center members, after lunch on Friday, May 12. We are very fortunate to have such a highly qualified guide, who is offering the tour in both Spanish and English!

Another event we are looking forward to is a reading, discussion and book signing by Phyllis Chinlund of her book, Looking Back from the Gate, a Story of Love, Art, and Dementia. Phyllis will be at the Center on Thursday, May 4, at 1:00 PM.

On a bittersweet note, our Hunter College Social Work Interns, Tugba Guven and Kate Witt, who have been fantastic additions to the Center this year three days a week, will be leaving us on Friday, May 19. We are sorry to say good-bye to them but so appreciative of the many ways they enriched the life of the Center. We wish Tugba and Kate much success as they enter their final year of graduate school.

Gloria Otto, member of the Stein Senior Center Advisory Committee, continues to photograph members and staff, and her newest photos are on display in the dining room!

Please remember we will be closed on Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day!

See you at the Center!



Catherine Appel, LCSW-R, LCAT, BC-DMT

Acting Executive Director, Stein Senior Center, Inc.