Programs & Events

The following are accessible links for daily programs at the senior center. Please refer to the calendar below for special events.

Self-Development Classes

Fitness Classes

Creative Arts Classes

Technology Classes

Evidence Base Programs

November 2019 Calendar

Our vision is for everyone to see what is possible!

VISIONS Center on Aging at Selis Manor

135 West 23rd Street, NY, NY 10011

646-486-4444

Announcements:

VISIONS will be closed on

  • Nov 11th for Veterans Day- Closed
  • VISIONS will close at 1pm on Wednesday, November 27th. - Closing early
  • November 28th and 29th for Thanksgiving- Closed

The Auditorium will be closed on Tuesday, November 5th for Election Day. There will be no meals. Double Meals will be provided on Monday, November 4th.

Meal Service:

Meal Service will be from 10am-11am on Friday, November 8th and Double Meals from 10am-11am on Wednesday, November 27th.


Food Bag schedule

The last pick up for the Food Bag is on Wednesday, Nov. 6th if you paid for one on Oct. 28th and 29th.


Reminder:

Everyone should be using the new VISIONS entrance. When you come through the doorway, please stop at the visitor window and announce yourself and a staff member will buzz you in. All guests (including aides) and volunteers must sign in to get buzzed in. No exceptions. The street entrance will be open by 8:15am so that you can wait in the waiting area until 9am when VISIONS is open. Remember if you do take evening classes we encourage you to try to get a ride at least 15 minutes before closing time.


Looking Ahead:

NYC Bar Chorus Dec 19th 2019 7-8pm


A Message from Cafe 135

It is with deep sadness that we compose this note. The Snack Bar that you all know and love will be undergoing some programmatic changes. The Snack Bar will reopen in the spring. An invitation will be sent out when a date is finalized. We are hoping to enhance programming to better suit the needs of our youth which in turn will enhance the services that we provide. In the meantime, we still have flash drives, canes, tips, bold pens and windbreakers for sale in the Youth Services office. The 2020 large print calendars will be arriving soon. Stay tuned for special events offered in Cafe 135.

Sincerely,

Youth Services


Senior Council Announcements:

  • Senior Buddies Program: Senior Center Council members volunteer to take new members around to classes on their first day at the Senior Center. As you all know, going to a new place can be intimidating (to say the least), so please help our Council welcome the new members. If you are interested in joining the Council and helping with the Senior Buddy Program, please contact Bernadine Gillette at 646-648-1807 or Barbara Smith at 917-664-2501.
  • Refer a friend and get a Voucher! VISIONS Center on Aging and our Council are encouraging new members to join. Members need to be 60 years old or an adult resident of Selis Manor. Members are not required to have a visual impairment. If your friend joins, and registers for a class, get a free Snack Bar voucher or Malibu voucher or AAR voucher


November 2019 CLASS SCHEDULE


Friday, November 1

10-11am App of the Week Conference Room A

11am-12pm-True Crime Podcast with Natasha; Cafe 135

12-1pm Bingo Auditorium

12-2pm Men’s Fitness; LC 1/Fitness Center

1:30-2:30pm Murder and Mayhem with Rocky; Cafe 135

2:30-4pm Meal Service; Auditorium


Monday, November 4th

9am-12pm Open Lounge Conference Room A

10-11:00 am Pumpkin Spice hand scrub class, Auditorium

10-10:45am Light Aerobics; LC 1

10:30am-12pm Learn to Shop Online; Technology center

10:45-11:30am Line Dancing; LC 1

11am-1pm Teachers and Writers; LC 2

11am-12pm Shirley and Jan’s Trivia; Library

11:30am-12:30pm Sports Talk; Meeting Room 2

12-1:30pm Kinect Fitness Bowling; Auditorium

12:15-1pm Literary Crusaders; Conference Room A

12:30-1pm Power of You; Meeting Room 2

12:30-2:30pm Co Ed Fitness; LC 1/Fitness Center

1pm-2pm Music Trivia; Library

1-2pm Brain Fitness Conference Room A

1-5pm Open lab; Technology Center

1:30-3pm Knitting; LC 2

2pm-3pm Price is Right; Conference Room A

3-4pm Health Talk with Joe; Auditorium

3-4:30pm Meal service; Auditorium (Double Meals 11/4)

3-4:30pm Senior Expressions;Speaker: Dave Steel, blind poet: Topic: poetry reading

5:30-6:45pm Beginner Braille; Conference Room A

5:30-7pm Improv with Evie LC 1

5:30-7pm Beading and Jewelry; LC 2

6-7pm Shape Up NYC with Stephen Auditorium

Tuesday, November 5

Auditorium will be closed today

10-11am Shake, Rattle and Roll Aerobics; LC 1

10am-11pm Coffee Hour; Cafe 135 Today Only

10:30am-12pm Moving Forward; Conference Room A

10:30am-1pm Discussing the Visual World; LC 2

10:30am-2pm Keyboarding; Technology Center (2 Sessions)

11am-12pm Cultural Dance 2; LC 1

12:15-2pm SAIL and Women’s Fitness; LC 1

12:25pm-1:25pm Brain Busters; Meeting Room 1

1:30-3:00pm Between Us Men; Meeting Room 1

1:30pm-2:30pm News of the Week Online; Library

1:45-2:45pm Fix My Apple, Conference Room A

2-3pm Hula Hoop with Jule Ramirez; LC 1

2-4:30pm Exploring Photography; LC 2

2:30pm-3:30pm Reminiscing with Music; Library

3-4pm Around NYC Meeting Room 2

3-4:30pm Advanced iPhone; Technology Center

3-5pm Ceramics; LC 3

3-4:30pm Meal service; Auditorium (Cancelled 11/5)

3:45-4:45pm Kinect; Auditorium

5-7pm Evening Co-Ed Fitness with Shannon; LC 1

6-7:30pm Creative Expressions LC 1 (Cancelled 11/5)


Wednesday November 6

9:15-10:30am Spreading the News; Auditorium

10am-12pm AMOB; LC 2

10am-12pm Ceramics; LC 3

10:30am-12pm Moving Forward; Auditorium

11am-12pm Chicken Soup for the Soul; Meeting Room 2

11am-12:30 Percussion for Passion; Cafe 135

11:30am-1pm Windows 10; Technology Center

12-2pm Men’s Fitness; LC 1/Fitness Center

12-12:30pm Midday Stretching with Joe; Auditorium

12:30-1pm Fit for Life;Conference Room A

12:30-1:30 Teas and Tunes Snack Bar

1-2pm Lend Me Your Ears; Conference Room A

1-2pm Music and Culture Year by Year; Library

1-3pm EYES LC 2

1-5pm Open lab; Technology Center

2-2:30pm Brain Fitness; Conference Room A

2-3pm Secrets of…...;Library

3:30-4:30pm Donna’s Diabetes Support Group;Conference Room A

2:30-3:30pm Pilates LC 1

3-4pm Health Talk with Joe; Auditorium

3-4:30pm Meal Service; Auditorium

5:45-6:45pm Evening Zumba; LC 1

5:30-6:45pm Knitting When the Sun Goes Down; LC2


Thursday, November 7

10-11am Coffee Hour; Auditorium

10am-12pm Creative Writing, Meeting Room 2

10:30am-12pm Moving Forward; LC 2

11am–12:30pm Chair Yoga with Brooke; LC 1 (cancelled 11/7)

11:30-12:30 Drumming; Auditorium

12-1pm National and Local Politics Bob; Library

12-1pm Fabulously Thrifty, Conference Room A

1pm-2pm Tips and Tricks to Selling, Conference Room A

1-2pm Watch Your Language; Library

1-3pm Co-ed Fitness with Shannon; LC 1

1-5pm Open Lab; Technology Center

2-3pm Let's Talk Health; Meeting Room 2

2-3pm Popular Music; Library

2:30-3:30pm iPhone class with Mike; Tech Center

3-4pm Sing-a-long; Meeting Room 2

3-4:30pm Meal service; Auditorium

4-5:30pm Women’s Empowerment; Conference Room A


Friday, November 8

10-11am App of the Week Conference Room A

11am-12pm-True Crime Podcast with Natasha; Cafe 135

12-1pm Game Day with Phill; Auditorium

12-2pm Men’s Fitness; LC 1/Fitness Center

1:30-2:30pm Murder and Mayhem with Rocky; Cafe 135

2:30-4pm Meal Service; Auditorium


Monday, November 11

Veterans Day - VISIONS Closed

Tuesday, November 12

10-11am Shake, Rattle and Roll Aerobics; LC 1

10-11am Coffee Hour; Auditorium

10-11am Drama Workshop w/Yvonne Auditorium - Postponed to 12/12/19

10:30am-12pm Moving Forward; Conference Room A

10:30am-1pm Discussing the Visual World; LC 2

10:30am-2pm Keyboarding; Technology Center (2 Sessions)

11am-12pm Cultural Dance 2; LC 1

11am-12:30pm Harvest of Gratitude Workshop for Caregivers; Auditorium with Carrie and Julia (November event)

12:15-2pm SAIL and Women’s Fitness; LC 1

12:15-1:15pm Brain Busters; Meeting Room 1

1:30-3:00pm Between Us Men; Meeting Room 1

1:30-2:30pm News of the Week Online; Library

1:45pm-2:45pm Fix My Apple, Conference Room A

2-3pm Yoga with Jule Ramirez; LC 1

2-4:30pm Exploring Photography; LC 2

2:30-3:30pm Reminiscing with Music; Library

3-4pm Around NYC; Meeting Room 2

3-4:30pm Advanced iPhone; Technology Center

3-5pm Ceramics; LC 3

3-4:30pm Meal Service; Auditorium

3:45-4:45pm Kinect; Auditorium

5-7pm Evening Co-Ed Fitness with Shannon; LC 1

6-7:30pm Creative Expressions LC 1


Wednesday, November 13

9:15-10:30am Spreading the News; Conference Room A

10am-12pm Ceramics LC 3

10am-12pm AMOB LC 2

10:30am-12pm Moving Forward; Conference Room A

11am-12pm Chicken Soup for the Soul; Meeting Room 2

11am-12:30 Percussion for Passion; Cafe 135

11:30am-1pm Windows 10; Technology Center

12-12:30pm Midday Stretching with Joe; Auditorium

12pm-2pm Men’s Fitness; LC 1/Fitness Center

12:30-1pm Fit for Life; Conference Room A

12:30-1:30 Teas and Tunes Snack Bar

1-2pm Lend Me Your Ears; Conference Room A

1-2pm Music and Culture Year by Year; Library

1-3pm EYES; LC 2

1-5pm Open Lab; Technology Center

2pm-2:30pm Brain Fitness; Conference Room A

2-3pm Secrets of…;Library

3-4pm Health Talk with Joe; Auditorium

3-4:30pm Meal Service; Auditorium

3:30-4:30pm Donna’s Diabetes Support Group;Conference Room A

5:45-6:45pm Evening Zumba; LC 1

5:30-6:45pm Knitting When the Sun Goes Down; LC 2


Thursday, November 14

Please note that the auditorium will be closed between 9am-12pm for a meeting. Coffee Hour will be in Cafe 135.

10-11am Coffee hour; Cafe 135 11/14 ONLY

10am-12pm Creative Writing, Meeting Room 2

10:30am-12pm Moving Forward; LC 2

11am–12:30pm Chair Yoga with Brooke; LC 1

11:30-12:30 Drumming; Auditorium (cancelled 11/14)

12-1pm National and Local Politics Bob; Library

12-1pm Fabulously Thrifty; Conference Room A

1pm-2pm Tips and Tricks to Selling; Conference Room A

1-2pm Watch Your Language; Library

1-3pm Co-ed Fitness and SAIL with Shannon; Auditorium

1-5pm Open Lab; Technology Center

2-3pm Let's Talk Health; Meeting Room 2

2-3pm Popular Music; Library

2:30-3:30pm iPhone class with Mike; Tech Center

3-4pm Sing-a-long; Meeting Room 2

3-4:30pm Meal service; Auditorium

4-5:30pm Women’s Empowerment; Conference Room A


Friday, November 15

10-11am App of the Week Conference Room A

11am to 12pm-True Crime Podcast with Natasha; Cafe 135

12pm-1pm Game Day with Phill; Auditorium

12pm-2pm Men’s Fitness; LC 1/Fitness Center

1:30-2:30pm Murder and Mayhem with Rocky; Cafe 135


Monday, November 18

9am-12pm Open Lounge Conference Room A

10-10:45am Light Aerobics; LC 1

10:30am-12pm Learn to Shop Online; Technology center

10:45-11:30am Line Dancing; LC 1

11am-12pm Shirley and Jan’s Trivia; Library

11am-1pm Teachers and Writers LC 2

11:30am-12:30pm Sports Talk; Meeting Room 2

12-1:30pm Kinect Fitness Bowling; Auditorium

12:15-1pm Literary Crusaders; Conference Room A

12:30-1pm Power of You; Meeting Room 2

12:30-2:30pm Co Ed Fitness; LC 1/Fitness Center

1-2pm Music Trivia; Library

1-2pm Brain Fitness Conference Room A

1-5pm Open lab; Technology Center

1:30-3pm Knitting; LC 2

2-3pm Price is Right; Conference Room A

3-4pm Health Talk with Joe; Auditorium

3-4:30pm Senior Expressions; Speaker: Mina Akter, NYU School of Dentistry: Topic: Oral health

6pm-7pm Shape Up Auditorium

Tuesday, November 19

9:15am-10:15am Meditation with Brooke; LC2

10am-11pm Coffee Hour; Auditorium

10-11am Shake, Rattle and Roll Aerobics; LC1

10:30am-12pm Moving Forward; Conference Room A

10:30am-1pm Discussing the Visual World; LC 2

10:30am-2pm Keyboarding; Technology Center (2 Sessions)

11am-12pm Cultural Dance 2: LC 1

11:30am-1pm Blood Pressure Screenings Auditorium

12:15-2pm Women’s Fitness and SAIL; LC 1

12:15-1:15pm Brain Busters; ; Meeting Room 1

1:30-3:00pm Between Us Men; Meeting Room 1

1:30-2:30pm News of the Week Online; Library

1:45-2:45pm Fix My Apple, COnference Room A

2-4:30pm Exploring Photography; LC 2

2-3:00pm Hula Hoop with Jule Ramirez; LC 1

2:30-3:30pm Reminiscing with Music; Library

3-4 3-4pm Around NYC Meeting Room 2

3-4:30pm Advanced iPhone; Technology Center

3-5pm Ceramics; LC 3

3-4:30pm Meal service; Auditorium

3:45-4:45pm Kinect; Auditorium

5-7pm Movie Night and Discussion The Boss Baby (1hr 37 min) A suit-wearing, briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his 7-year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co. Conference Room A

5–7pm Evening Co-Ed Fitness with Shannon LC 1

6-7:30pm Creative Expressions LC 1


Wednesday, November 20

9:15-10:15am November Breakfast Club Auditorium

9:15-10:30am Spreading the News; Cafe 135

10-12am Ceramics LC 3

10am-12pm AMOB LC 2

10:30am-12pm Moving Forward; Auditorium

11am-12pm Chicken Soup for the Soul; Meeting Room 2

11am-12:30 Percussion for Passion; Cafe 135

11:30am-1pm Windows 10; Technology Center

12-12:30pm Midday Stretching with Joe; Auditorium

12pm-2pm Men’s Fitness; LC 1/Fitness Center

12:30-1pm Fit for Life; Conference Room A

12:30-1:30 Teas and Tunes Snack Bar

1-2pm Lend Me Your Ears; Conference Room A

1-2pm Music and Culture Year by Year; Library

1-3pm EYES; LC 2

1-5pm Open lab; Technology Center

2-2:30pm Brain Fitness; Conference Room A

2-3pm Secrets of…;Library

3-4pm Health Talk with Joe; Auditorium

3:30pm-4:30pm Donna’s Diabetes Support Group;Conference Room A

3-4:30pm Meal Service; Auditorium

5:45-6:45pm Evening Zumba; LC 1

5:30-6:45pm Knitting When the Sun Goes Down; LC 2


Thursday, November 21

10am-11am Coffee Hour Auditorium

10am-11:30am Movie Day and Discussion The Boss Baby (1hr 37 min) A suit-wearing, briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his 7-year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co. Conference Room A

10:30am-12pm Moving Forward; LC 2

10am-12pm Creative Writing Meeting Room 2

11am–12:30pm Chair Yoga with Brooke; LC 1

11:30-12:30 Drumming Auditorium

12-1pm National and Local Politics Bob; Library

12-1pm Fabulously Thrifty, Conference Room A

1pm-2pm Tips and Tricks to Selling, Conference Room A

1-2pm Watch Your Language; Library

1-3pm Co-ed Fitness/SAIL with Shannon; LC 1

1-5pm Open Lab; Technology Center

2-3pm Let’s Talk Health; Meeting Room 2

2-3pm Popular Music; Library

2:30pm-3:30pm iPhone class with Mike; Tech Center

3-4pm Sing-a-long; Meeting Room 2

3-4:30pm Meal service; Auditorium

4-5:30pm Women’s Empowerment; Conference Room A

5:30pm-7pm Coffee House: Talent Show Auditorium


Friday, November 22

10-11am App of the Week Conference Room A

11am to 12pm-True Crime Podcast with Natasha; Cafe 135

12-2pm Men’s Fitness; LC 1/Fitness Center

12-1pm Game Day with Phill; Auditorium

1:30-2:30pm Murder and Mayhem with Rocky; Cafe 135

2:30-4pm Meal Service; Auditorium


Monday, November 25

9am-12pm Open Lounge Conference Room A

10-10:45am Light Aerobics; LC 1

10:30am-12pm Learn to Shop Online; Technology center

10:45-11:30am Line Dancing; LC 1

11am-12pm Shirley and Jan’s Trivia; Library

11am-1pm Teachers and Writers LC 2

11:30am-12:30pm Sports Talk; Meeting Room 2

12-1:30pm Kinect Fitness Bowling; Auditorium

12:15-1pm Literary Crusaders; Conference Room A

12:30-1pm Power of You; Meeting Room 2

12:30-2:30pm Co Ed Fitness; LC 1/Fitness Center

1-2pm Music Trivia; Library

1-2pm Brain Fitness Conference Room A

1-5pm Open lab; Technology Center

1:30-3pm Knitting; LC 2

2-3pm Price is Right; Conference Room A

3-4pm Health Talk with Joe; Auditorium

3-4:30pm Senior Expressions; Speaker: TBA

6pm-7pm Shape Up Auditorium


Tuesday, November 26

9:15-10:15am Meditation with Brooke; LC 2

10-11am Shake, Rattle and Roll Aerobics; LC 1

10-11am Coffee Hour; Auditorium

10:30am-12pm Moving Forward; Conference Room A

10:30am-1pm Discussing the Visual World; LC 2

10:30am-2pm Keyboarding; Technology Center (2 Sessions)

11am-12pm Cultural Dance 2; LC 1

11:30am-1pm Blood Pressure Screenings Auditorium

12:15-2pm Women’s Fitness/SAIL; LC 1

12:25-1:25pm Brain Busters; Meeting Room 1

1:30-3:00pm Between Us Men; Meeting Room 1

1:30-2:30pm News of the Week Online; Library

1:45-2:45pm Fix My Apple, COnference Room A

2-3pm Hatha Yoga with Jule Ramirez; LC 1

2-4:30pm Exploring Photography; LC 2

2:30-3:30pm Reminiscing with Music; Library

3-4pm Around NYC Meeting Room 2

3-4:30pm Advanced iPhone; Technology Center

3-5pm Ceramics; LC 3

3-4:30pm Meal service; Auditorium

3:45-4:45pm Kinect Fitness Bowling; Auditorium

5–7pm Evening Co-Ed Fitness with Shannon LC 1

6-7:30pm Creative Expressions LC 1


Wednesday, November 27

VISIONS Closes at 1pm

9:15-10:30am Spreading the News; Auditorium (Cancelled 11/27)

10am-12pm Men’s Fitness; LC 1/Fitness Center

10am-11am Meal Service; Auditorium

10am-12pm AMOB; LC 2 (Cancelled 11/27)

10am-12pm Ceramics; LC 3

10:30am-12pm Moving Forward; Auditorium (Cancelled 11/27)

11am-12pm Chicken Soup for the Soul; Meeting Room 2

11am-12:30pm Percussion for Passion; Cafe 135

11:30am-1pm Windows 10; Technology Center

12-12:30pm Midday Stretching with Joe; Auditorium

12:30-1pm Fit for Life; Conference Room A


Thursday, November 28

Thanksgiving-CLOSED


Friday, November 29

Thanksgiving-CLOSED


GENERAL INFORMATION:


Selis Hotline: Event Updates 773-572-7746


Free Haircuts from Made Man Barbershop

Made Man Barbershop is offering complimentary haircuts for men and women with short hair! Thare now offering trims for women with long hair. Please make an attempt to tip the barber when you get a haircut. There are two locations. The first location is 23rd & 7th avenue. The second location is 23rd street & Madison Avenue. The location of the service is determined by the barbershop. If interested please see Ann or Natasha for an appointment. You can stop by the office, send us an e-mail (adeshazo@visionsvcb.org and ndeleon@visionsvcb.org or call (646)486-4444


Meal Program

Monday through Thursday, 3-4:30pm; Friday 2:30-4:00pm

A contribution of $1 is suggested. No eligible person will be denied a meal if he/she does not contribute. Meal service is first come first serve. We have regular and vegetarian that are given out first-come-first-serve. Staff will distribute any extra meals to individuals in an equitable manner. Only registered participants can pick up his/her own meal. Everyone is encouraged to stay and eat but if you decide to take out you still must take a seat in order to receive your meal.


Food Pantry

We are here to provide a little extra help in your time of need. Please contact our case assistance team to schedule an appointment. Confidential support is provided. Supplies are limited. Please call (646) 486-4444 and ask for a Senior Center case assistance staff.


Volunteering

Attention VISIONS Members! WE NEED YOU!

VISIONS has many volunteer opportunities such as class instructor, phone receptionist, assisting in meal service and more! Please inquire with Natasha Deleon at extension 213.

VISIONS welcomes donations to improve and expand the programs and services offered. Every day we are accepting donations during meal service. The donation box is on the registration table. Your contributions are appreciated!


Got Old Cell Phones?

Please continue to spread the word about our cell phone collection. All you need to do is donate your old, unused phones and your Center will get the profits. All donations go towards making your Center the best it can be! The drop box is located in the main office to learn about this exciting opportunity to help, please go to http://www.cellularrecycler.com/ncoa/


Hold Harmless Agreement

Please stop by our office to sign a hold harmless agreement today! It isn’t just for the folks taking fitness, this agreement is for anyone involved in VISIONS programs at Selis Manor. Our office will be contacting you shortly if you do not have a signed agreement with us on file. Thank you!


Case Assistance by Appointment

Roxsonne Simms: 646-486-4444, ext. 217

Jose Gil: 646-486-4444, ext 233

Diana Cruz 646-486-4444 ext 215


Social Work Interns

Julia Cichowitz: 646-486-4444, ext 226 (Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 9am-5pm)

Jess Byun 646-486-4444, ext. 225 (Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 9am-5pm)


Volunteer Readers

To request a volunteer reader, please contact Natasha Deleon at ext. 213


Registration for Ongoing Classes Available

If interested, please register in the main office 646-486-4444



VISIONS Center on Aging is funded by the New York State Office of the Aging through the NYC Department for the Aging.