* COVID UPDATE: Masks encouraged. Visits/tours by appt. only.
PLEASE NOTE: THE CATEGORIES AND SPECIFIC CLASSES AND PROGRAMS HERE ARE NEITHER EXHAUSTIVE NOR PERMANENT. OFFERINGS AND INSTRUCTORS CHANGE FROM TIME TO TIME, AS WELL AS VENUE (ON SITE/THE CENTER AND VIRTUAL/ZOOM). CLASSES AND OFFERINGS MARKED WITH AN ASTERISK (*) ARE PAID FOR BY SPONSORS AND AVAILABLE AT NO COST TO YOU.
Contemporary music provides the backdrop to this fun class. Exercises are easy on the joints and improve circulation, flexibility, strength, balance and endurance. Use balls, bands and weights while doing seated exercises. *
Stretch, extend and flex the spine, keeping it healthy and strong through yoga postures and practice. Use chairs and walls and other props to assist with balance and support. Enhance your health and peace of mind. *
Join in the fun of gentle movement that will help improve your strength and balance, plus your cognitive (thinking/memory) capacity. Exercise gently in comfortable clothing and sneakers, while you move about, both standing and seated. *
Learn/practice techniques for resting the mind and attaining a state of consciousness that is totally different from your usual waking state. Experience clarity, relaxation and focus. Achieve an inner state of stillness and oneness while fully awake and alert, and ease daily stress and anxiety with the power of breath and mind. *
Enjoy gently physical exercises and stretches through continuous postures that flow, one into the other, without pause – your body and mind in a state of meditative motion. Learn to achieve serenity through this beautiful and artful exercise, connecting mind and body. *
Come and join us for Ancient Chinese exercise that includes teaching your body how to heal, breathe, gently move and meditate. Please wear comfortable clothing and rubber sole shoes.
Include: Nutrition, Diabetes, OTC and RX Drugs, COVID-19, Heart Health, Fall Prevention, Back Safety, Bone Health, Alzheimer’s and Dementia, and more.
With or without a partner, you will have a great time dancing while keeping physically fit! Learn ballroom, Latin, disco and country western line dances. Cowboy boots not required, and anyway, they’ll scratch up our new floors!! Beginners and intermediate dancers are welcome!
Attention Divas, Divos and Shower Singers!!! Join other members who love to sing, in this fun group that gets together weekly to learn, rehearse and perform oldies, Broadway tunes and classics, and then take the show on the road! (Performances in May and December) No prior experience or theatre credits required!!!
Join other members who meet weekly to create beautiful, handcrafted, unique items from yarn. Crocheters also welcome! Make things for yourself, friends and family, and to raise funds for The Center. Bring your own supplies for personal projects. We supply materials for Center benefit items and have a huge array of needles. We see and hear some pretty good yarns coming out of that group!!
(Donations of quality yarn skeins welcome.)
Many of our members have joined as friends, and many others have made lifelong friendships. Most love getting together here to play: Mah Jongg, Canasta, Pinochle, Ten Pennies, Phase 10, Dominoes, Bridge, Bingo Left-Right-Center, and to do mind-bending puzzles. The competition can only be described as “fiercely friendly!”
Relax and enjoy this rewarding art form. Learn basic techniques and skills or build upon your previous experience. Painting is said to be a stress reliever and relaxant, so why not try it? This class is held in the basement of the Center and is handicapped accessible. * (You will need to purchase your own supplies and materials for this class.)
Enjoyable, intellectual, facilitated discussion about diverse, culturally and socially relevant short stories. Converse with peers and share opinions in a stimulating and respectful environment. Reading materials are chosen and provided by the Westbury Library.
Let your creative side shine! Enjoy designing your own pottery using clay or plaster, and our instructor will help you take it from “green,” to “fired,” to finished! Beginner and intermediate sculptors welcome! Some classes are held in the Center’s basement, which is handicapped accessible. (There is a nominal fee to cover the cost of materials.)
Spanish is the 4th most widely spoken language worldwide! Whether you have studied it before, or not at all, it's never to late to brush up your conversational skills or learn anew, while having fun with friends in this relaxed class. Learn useful phrases and vocabulary and conversation basics that will have you chatting in no time!
No fee for Center members.
Come join in the fun and walk away with a beautiful keepsake. Learn how to create your own decorative, classic pieces of jewelry. These perfect little treasures can be proudly given as gifts or worn by the creator. (There is a nominal fee for the cost of materials.)
Casino Day Trips – NY, NJ, PA (bus service provided)
Off-Broadway Theatre with Lunch
Scenic Train and Trolley Rides, Local Shopping Excursions
Local Restaurants, Eateries and Catering Venues (celebrating various holidays)
Historical Philadelphia Sightseeing Tour and Shopping
We provide delicious and nutritious grab-and-go and on-site lunches throughout the year, either hot or cold, depending on the amount and type of programming taking place at The Center, and the season. Regular daily meals are subsidized by the Nassau County Office for the Aging, and participants are asked to contribute a minimum suggested donation of $3/meal/day.
In addition to regular meals that provide many of our members with substantial nutrition (and save them from some cooking!), most of our activities include tasty, healthy, seasonal snacks, and of course our special events command special meals, desserts and treats! We love to make things festive and delicious!
Summertime Smoothie Class
Game and Game Show Theme Days (Family Feud, Let’s Make a Deal, Headbands)
Monthly Celebration & Achievement Days
Outdoor Picnics and Horse Racing
Fresh Produce and Food Distribution Days
...and we get very creative, so the list goes on!!!
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