Free Fitness Classes in the
Bronx for Those 50-plus Shape Up NYC
offers free fitness classes for ages 50+ at the
following locations: Mosholu Montefiore Senior
Center, 3450 DeKalb Ave. (Senior Fitness),
10:30 a.m.; St. James Recreation Center, 2530
Jerome Ave., (Zumba),
Wednesdays at 9 a.m. and
Thursdays at 7 p.m.
No registration is
required. For more information, Call 311 or visit
Benefits for Seniors
: There are 39 federal, state, city and private benefits which are avail. for senior citizens.
The Council of Senior Centers and Services of New York
will provide info, education, advocacy, training and other
community services for all persons age 50+. For info call
588-8200, ext.253, or VISIT:
Access To Home Program:
FREE RESOURCES AVAILABLE!
Providing free home modifications
to make homes and apartments accessible for seniors, veterans
and individuals w/ disabilities residing in the Bronx. For
more info, contact Jillian @
212-979-9700,ext 321 or just send an email
Senior Employment, The American Association of Retired
Person (AARP) and the Senior Community Service Employment
Program (SCSEP) are assisting low-income
Bronx residents, 55 & older, to receive
through their outreach, training, and internship programs. For
more info, call the AARP located at 384 E. 149th St., Ste.
608 @ (718) 585-2500.
Centers/Programs A - Z
Sister Annunciata Bethell Senior Center:
243 E. 204th St. The center, now called the after its founder, provides
meals and a wide range of services such as
health, education and recreation programs. For more information, call 365-3725.
Park Multi-Service Center: (243 E. 204th St.)
Free programming every weekday for
seniors. There is an opera lecture at
11 a.m. and painting class at 1:30 p.m. on
Mondays; a crochet class at
11 a.m. on Tuesdays;
exercise and computer classes at 11
a.m. on Wednesdays;
social dancing at 11 a.m.
on Thursdays; and a
movie at 10 a.m. and a
discussion at 11 a.m.
Every day, the Center has
exercise at 10:30 a.m.,
lunch at 12:15 p.m., and
bingo at 1 p.m.
Case assistance is also available.
Senior Programs at St. Brendan's Church
in the school cafeteria, located on 207th Street between Perry and
Bainbridge avenues. On Wednesdays,
participants meet for bingo,
raffles, conversation and refreshments
at 12:30 p.m. Exercise
classes are held on
at 12:45 p.m. in the Convent, and
lunches are served on Saturdays
at 12:30 p.m. Interested volunteers are encouraged to call Sr.
Catherine at (718) 547-6655.
Village Senior Center, Inc.:
3880 Sedgwick Ave., serves
kosher lunch daily
and offers seniors:
painting, stretching and relaxation, sketching, knitting, short-story,
various morning exercise classes (from yoga to tai-chi) current
events, movies, trips, line dancing, blood pressure screening, and
information about entitlements, etc. Case assistance services provided.
Transportation available for those who qualify. For more details,
call (718) 549-4700.
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