Welcome to Stein Senior Center

May is Bustin’ Out!

     As you read this, I am driving around Tuscany in Italy, but you know how fast time goes and I’ll be back on May 12th.  This is another busy month with the Community Board 6 “Senior Issues “meeting here at Stein on Tuesday, May 5th from 5:30 to 8 pm.  You’re invited to hear what’s new in Health and Wellness with demonstrations and information (and refreshments).

Our Nurses are also planning a Health Fair here on Wednesday, May 13th from 10:00am to 1:00pm. We will have representatives from 14 Health institutions and services.  Come and meet your service providers, and get up to the minute facts and resources.

Stein’s exercise classes are on the move.  Since our Strength Training teacher, Renate retired, Karen Sivigny has led the class.  Thank you Karen for keeping the class going.  We have a new teacher starting this month.  Chintamani Kansas is certified in Yoga, Zumba, Buff Bones and Meditation.  She teaches at the 14th St. Y and several other senior centers.  Call her “C” for short and come join her on Wednesdays at the same time as the Strength Training class Wednesdays at 11am.

Our play-reading group is growing and enjoying “A Streetcar Named Desire” currently every other Wednesday at 10:30. Also, the Book Club is meeting Tuesday May 12th after getting off to a slow winter start.  Please support all of our terrific programs at Stein to preserve them.

If you are interested in dancing, we have a fantastic choreographer and teacher- in -residence, Shireen who is here on Thursday afternoons at 1:30.  Shireen is teaching all kinds of dances, so strap those dancing shoes on and join her.

We have started the computer classes on Mondays and Wednesdays taught by Michael, an excellent teacher from Senior Planet and sponsored by Dan Garodnick’s office.

May is Volunteer Appreciation month and we will be planning a breakfast for all of our volunteers without whom we could not run the center.  Thank you for your service to Stein in so many ways.  Volunteer Breakfast date will be announced early this month.

Bob should be planning some trips this Spring and Summer, so stay tuned for these announcements, too.

As you may have read in T&V, we are fortunate to have a team from Weill Cornell here to provide free short-term counseling on site.  If you would like to speak with a therapist, please speak with Sandy or Jane.

We are grateful to AARP for free tax preparation for the past 10 years at Stein from February to April 15.  They prepared tax returns for 45 to 60 people each week for 10 weeks.

We have a new member at Stein who is offering to mend your clothing for free (take up a hem, sew an open seam, etc.), starting in mid-June. We will be putting out a flyer to announce the date and time.  Arrivederci!

Jane Barry