Calendar of Activities and Special Events 

June 2024 

Calendar of Activities & Special Events

 VISIONS at Selis Manor

135 West 23rd Street, NY, NY 10011

646-486-4444

OAC Website

Please visit the VISIONS Older Adult Center Website for updated information, calendars and menus at https://oac.visionsvcb.org



Office Closures

VISIONS will be closed on Wednesday, June 19th for Juneteenth. Double meals will be provided on Tuesday, June 18th.



Senior Expressions     

Mondays 12:30 - 1:30 PM          Auditorium          

Facilitator: Rocky Simms

June 3, 2024: Aaron Twitchell, End of Life Choices 

June 10, 2024:  TBA

June  17, 2024: Wendy Velazquez, Chase Bank / Financial literacy

June 24, 2024: Sylvia Nieves, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Open enrollment



New Class alerts!

Keyboarding with Jose

Thursdays  1:15 - 2:15 PM               Computer Lab 

Facilitator: Jose Gil

Starting June 6th join Jose in the computer lab to level up your typing skills and keyboard commands. Build a solid foundation by familiarizing yourself with basic navigation and keyboard orientation to boost your confidence with tech. Sign up in the office to reserve a spot as space is limited. Must be over 60. 



Special Events


Cheese and Cracker Social

Tuesday, June 4th 10:30 - 11:15 AM                     Auditorium
Facilitator: Liz Lee

It’s National Cheese Day today. Come and enjoy some cheese and crackers. Enjoy cheeses such as gouda, manchego, gruyere and more.  Learn some fun facts about cheese.  



Cane Order Day

Wednesday June 5th 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM          Youth Services Office

Facilitator: Melissa Phipps

Time for a New Cane? Custom color canes, white canes, ID canes, and cane tips will be available for purchase. Please sign up in the main office.


Movie Matinee    

Tuesday, June 11th  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM             Auditorium

Facilitator: Liz Lee

Still Alice (Running time: 101 minutes)

A linguistics professor and her family find their bonds tested when she is diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease. Starring Julianne Moore



Paramount Community Day Extravaganza 

Wednesday, June 12th from 9:30-12pm

Walking Event: Liz

Snacktivities: Ann


Paramount will be at VISIONS for a special Community Day Event. We will have a hearty breakfast of eggs, pancakes, sausage, fruit salad and yogurts from 9:30am-10:15am.

You can then choose which activity you would like to join from 10:30am-12pm


You can join our Walking Event to Madison Square Park. Participants who join in our walking event will receive a talking pedometer and fanny pack to keep! We will be giving away prizes for most steps. It’s a perfect time to enjoy a walk in the park.  First 15 people who sign up will be able to join the walking club.  

OR

You can join our Snacktivities Crafts event.  Unleash your creativity through arts & crafts, accompanied by a spread of nutritious snacks to fuel both imagination and appetite. We will also raffle prizes for this event. First 25 people who sign up will be able to participate.



Senior Council Father’s Tribute

Friday, June 14      9:30-10                          Auditorium

Senior Council Committee

Please join our Senior Council for a special Father’s Day tribute before our BBQ lunch celebration. We will share stories of inspiration, and highlight the impact of these important figures.



Father’s Day BBQ Lunch Celebration 

Friday, June 14   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM         Auditorium

Facilitator: Diana Cruz

Celebrate Dads and father figures with a delicious BBQ lunch this Father's Day. We will offer a build your own burgers and hotdog lunch with all the fixings (Buns, Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, Onions, Ketchup, Mustard, bacon, pickles, & Tater tots) with some corn on the cob. Don't miss out! This is the perfect way to show Dad how much you care. Event is limited to 30 registered OAC members. Please sign up in the office as space will be limited for this event. 



Whatever Floats Your Boat!  

Thursday June 20th 1:00 - 2:00 PM              Auditorium  

Facilitator: Melissa Phipps 

Join us for a variety of ice cream soda floats in honor of National Ice Cream Soda Day and the start of the summer season. There will be classics and new combos to try!



Soap Making w/ Diana

Friday June 21st   10:30-11:30AM                 Auditorium

Create your own soothing lavender scented bar of soap in this fun hands-on activity. We will be using a clear glycerin soap base and adding lavender essential oil, and some dried lavender to the soap. No prior experience is needed to participate. Class is limited to OAC members 60 and over. Class will be limited to 6 participants.



New for Summer from the Andrew Heiskell Library

Tuesday June 25th 10:30 - 11:30 AM             Auditorium

Facilitator: Melissa Phipps

Join us for light refreshments as Supervising Librarian, Ashley Dalle shares a view of the new refreshable Braille device, summer reading suggestions and fun upcoming events at the library.



Breakfast Club & Birthday Club 

Wednesday, June 26th 9:30 - 10:30 AM         Auditorium

Facilitator: Liz Lee

Join our monthly breakfast club with NY Cares. Enjoy some bagels, pastries and coffee/tea. We will also celebrate June birthdays. Please reach out to Jose Gil if you want a special treat for your birthday!



Madison Square Park Art Sensory Tour on 

June 26th, 10:00 - 12 PM 

Facilitator: Liz Lee

In Madison Square Park, a newly commissioned public art project by artist Rose B. Simpson (Santa Clara Pueblo, b. 1983) is titled Seed.  The outdoor exhibition features seven eighteen-foot-high sentinels made in weathered steel. They are installed in a circle around a sculpture of a female figure in bronze that emerges from the earth. Simpson regularly works in materials that are especially tactile, and Seed confirms the gesture of the artist's hand. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about Simpson and her sculpture, as well as to touch the rough-hewn surface of the work to experience how her art summons history while being resolutely in the present. Please sign up, limited to 7 participants over 60. 



Prom & Special Lunch Sponsored by Morgan Stanley 

Wednesday, June 26th 11:30- 1:30             Auditorium

Facilitator: Diana Cruz

Dress to impress and dance the day away at our annual “Senior” Prom theme party hosted by NY Cares in partnership with Morgan Stanley. We will have music, a photo booth and light refreshments will be served. Please sign up in the VISIONS office. A special Meal will also be provided. Dessert and extra sides will only be offered to those that are sitting down to have their meals in the auditorium. We will not offer to go containers.  Registered members of the Older Adult Center are invited to join us for this special lunchtime treat. Please note you must be 60 and over or reside at Selis Manor to participate in the special meal.



 Ice Cream Social with UBS

 Thursday, June 27th

 Time-TBA Stay tuned for announcements regarding the time.


Craft with Avian

Friday June 28th, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM        Snack Bar

Facilitator: Avian Perez 

Step into a world of vibrant hues and creative bliss at our upcoming craft event! Get ready to unleash your inner artist as we dive into the wonderful realm of painting with puffy paint. Join us for a rainbow celebration of colors, where each stroke brings your imagination to life in brilliant, three-dimensional glory. From bold reds to soothing blues, and every shade in between, let your creativity soar as you craft your own masterpiece. Get ready to immerse yourself in a whirlwind of excitement, laughter, and endless possibilities at our colorful extravaganza! Sign up quickly as it is only for 10 participants. Must be over 60.  

General Program Services:


Food Pantry

Wednesdays between 11:00 AM and 2:00PM.   

Participants must register for the pantry and there is a twice a month limit. All registered participants are welcome to pick up a pre-packed bag. 


Snack Bar

It’s almost time! Stay tuned for our opening day announcement for July 2024!


Volunteer Appointments

To request a volunteer reader or shopper, please contact: Ann De Shazo ext. 225


VCB Application Assistance 

Tuesdays & Thursdays by Appointment

Carmen Thorne Ext: 304


Case Assistance By Appointment

Please feel free to call the office to make appointments for any of the following services: faxing documents, making copies, application assistance, benefits assistance like HEAP, Medicaid, Medicare, Homecare services, recertification's, assistance filling out forms


    Senior Council Monthly Meetings

    Please consider joining one of our Senior Council committees, we have the Fundraising committee, Food           committee, and the Programming committee. Please join the council and ensure your voice is heard. Please      feel free to reach out to Senior Council Secretary Valerie Buckner or Senior Council President Yvonne                Whitehurst for more information. Senior Council meetings are held monthly.


   Event Signups

    Please note that OAC members 60 and over are given priority to sign up for events. Please note that               events are space limited and often supplies are purchased based on RSVP numbers. If you sign up for an      event, but need to cancel for any reason, please call the office (immediately/as soon as possible). We can       open the waiting list or avoid excess purchases when you keep us informed.


Bar Codes

As a reminder, please bring your DFTA bar code down for meals for us to scan you in.  No one will be denied a meal if you don't have one or if you forget.  Please reach out to Diana or Elizabeth for a bar code.  Please note that in the event you lose your barcode fob you will be issued a complementary replacement. Should you lose the replacement barcode fob we will charge $5 to replace it. Please ensure to keep your barcode fobs in a safe place. 


CONSENT FORMS

The Department for Aging is requiring all senior center members to complete and sign off on consent forms in order to participate in the program.  If you can fill out the top portion that includes your Last Name, First Name, Address and phone number and then sign on the bottom and return to the office that would be great. It can be emailed or mailed back to us as well if that is easier. If you need help please reach out to us and we can fill them out for you.  If you already filled it out you do not need to fill it out again. You only have to do this one time. Please reach out if you have any questions.


Voter Registration Forms

If you are interested and would like to register to vote please reach out to the center for assistance. If you need to update any voter information, staff can help as well.


Money Identifier Application

Sign up in the office if you need assistance to apply for a money identifier.


Email Address

If you are interested in having the menu, events and other announcements sent please send an email to jgil@visionsvcb.org. You will be added to our email list serve to get regular updates.