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Chair Yoga and Chakras with Neem

In this class we will learn more about Chakras and how to tune in and activate them with a blend of chair yoga, chanting, sound meditation, visualization, and relaxation techniques.
To Register Click Here - https://rssny.org/chair-yoga-and-chakras-with-neem.html
According to the ancient Yogic texts, there are seven main clusters of energy called Chakras located throughout the body, which when activated, energize and vitalize the entire system. They correspond to nerve plexuses in the Western model of the nervous system.

For most of us they function beyond our conscious awareness and may be relatively dormant. When any of our chakras are blocked it creates an imbalance in our system that can lead to physical, emotional, and spiritual health issues.

Click here to register - https://rssny.org/adjusting-to-change.html

This ongoing discussion group gives members the opportunity to discuss any of the myriad changes large or small, pleasant or not, that accompany one’s graduation into Senior Life, as well as the impact of Covid-19 on our lives. Members are encouraged to discuss whatever is on their minds and to share their experiences past and present with the group.

Now Weekly! Belly Dancing with Noora

Click here to register - https://rssny.org/belly-dancing.html Register ONE TIME ONLY

Exercising and fun learning belly dancing with Noora!

YOU MUST REGISTER BY APRIL 16

Seniors and Covid-19

Masks, Testing, Vaccines- Everything You Wanted to Know, But Were Afraid to Ask

A WEBEX WEBINAR

Presented in Collaboration with the Department for the Aging (DFTA)

Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.

Dr. Andrew B. Wallach will present on the COVID-19 pandemic and, specifically, will focus on how the virus has impacted older adults. He will address prevention measures such as the benefits of getting the COVID-19 vaccine, proper use of masks, review the different COVID-19 tests, and discuss support services available to seniors and their families, if they test positive. He will also talk about how to stay safe after you get the vaccine, and how it will impact your daily life. Finally, Dr. Wallach will answer your questions and concerns about COVID-19.

ANDREW B. WALLACH, MD, FACP, Ambulatory Care Chief Medical Officer- NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, Chief Medical Officer, NYC Test & Trace Corps. Throughout the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Wallach has led the testing initiatives and COVID-19 vaccination efforts at NYC Health + Hospitals and was named Chief Medical Officer for the NYC Test & Trace Corps. A clinician-educator, he is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Clinical Innovation (DGIMCI) at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine.

Chair Exercise with Eva

Click here to register - https://rssny.org/chair-exercise-with-eva.html Register ONE TIME ONLY

This class increases your stability, endurance and flexibility.

INSTRUCTOR: Eva Shulman. Eva has worked at RSS for 20 years. She has a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation. A Zoom link will be sent prior to the class.

Thursday, April 22, 2021
2:30 pm4:00 pm
Watercolor with April

Click here to register - https://rssny.org/watercolor-with-april.html Register ONE TIME ONLY

Watercolor and travel the world (from your home!) with April. You can use other materials besides watercolor during the class.

The course is free and open to anyone 60+.

NOTES
1. You only need to register ONCE for the class. You will get a link sent weekly.
2. Do not forward the zoom link, please ask anyone to register for the class.

CHANGE! Film Talks: "Elizabeth Taylor: The Violet Beauty"

NOTE: We will no longer be presenting The Sound of Music Film Talk.

She was one of the most admired and talked about women in the
world, the ultimate movie star who lived her entire life in the public
eye. The magnificent Elizabeth Taylor captured audiences from the time
she appeared in great family films such as National Velvet, and grew up
in Father of the Bride, and embraced her full power with fantastic roles
in Giant, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, A Place in the Sun, and more.
We’ll see the single greatest entrance in cinema history with Ms. Taylor’s
entrance into Rome in Cleopatra. Join us as we celebrate one of the most
famous movie stars of all time, the unforgettable Elizabeth Taylor.

Self-Massage with Kathleen

Click here to register - https://rssny.org/self-massage-with-kathleen.html

Our very popular Sunday class on self-massage now will be happening twice a week through June! And, yes there will be dancing!

Kathleen O'Hanlon, LMT will be teaching this class!

Click Here to Register - https://rssny.org/opera-ballet-lectures.html

The class meets weekly through June.

This week Diana will look at Merry Widow, Lehar
To watch - http://bit.ly/rssmerry
To read - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Merry_Widow

Keep Calm and Pandemic Strong

To Register Click Here - https://rssny.org/pandemic-strong.html

Make the most of life during the pandemic! Join us for a six-part series exploring the ways COVID-19 has impacted our daily lives. Through discussions, activities, and shared experiences, we will reflect on how to view this challenging time in a different and more positive light. We are especially interested in hearing about your own experience, with special attention to concerns such as coping with stress, anxiety, depression, social isolation, and stigma. The program begins on Friday, March 19, 2021 at 11:00am, and goes for six consecutive weeks.
This program is made possible by RSS’ collaboration with the School of Occupational Therapy at Columbia University.

Friday, April 23, 2021
11:00 am12:00 pm
Feldenkrais

Click here to register - https://rssny.org/feldenkrais.html
Register ONLY ONCE

Featured in the NY Times, Feldenkreis focuses on using body awareness to alleviate chronic pain. Feldenkrais exercises
consist of small, comfortable movements, and are done in an easy and relaxed way. RSS is proud to present a free 10-week course on the Feldenkreis Method. Many people say that Feldenkrais exercises work “like magic”.

Read the NY Times article on Feldenkreis -
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/30/well/trying-the-feldenkrais-method-for-chronic-pain.html

Brain Health and Fitness Fun

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Video on Brain Health and Fitness Fun - https://vimeo.com/538497751

A new class at RSS led by Ellen Shapiro who formerly taught QiGong here at RSS.

The class is a combination of Brain Gym exercises for memory, coordination, creativity and reducing anxiety....along with the movement tools of Ageless Grace....a nationally known program with playful movement done to music that keep your body flexible, your brain working well and your spirits high. All movements are easy to follow, done in a chair and each class is customized to the students.

Taught by Ellen Shapiro familiar to RSS as our QiGong instructor.

Friday, April 23, 2021
4:00 pm5:00 pm
To Register: email info@rssny.org Subject Line: Tai Chi Bill
Advanced Tai Chi with Bill

Bill's second Tai Chi Class on Friday. If you are already registered for Monday's class you do not need to register again.

To register for the first time email info@rssny.org. Subject Line Tai Chi Bill

Self-Care Sundays - Chair, Chi & Prana with Melissa, Followed by Meditation with Paula

To Register - use this form https://rssny.org/selfcare-sundays.html
Chair Chi & Prana starts at 11 AM, Meditation at 12
It is the same zoom link for both sessions.

Self-Care Sundays
Chair, Chi & Prana with Melissa Elstein, followed by Meditation with Paula Saddler

Chair, Chi & Prana combines Chair Yoga with Tai Chi Easytm and Qigong. Seated and standing yoga poses gently strengthen and stretch the body, while using a chair for support.

Radio: Look Back in History

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Radio is a 120-year-old medium but it was not until the sinking of the Titanic that radio became important. A young amateur radio operator named David Sarnoff pushed Congress after the Titanic disaster to open up radio frequencies and start commercial radio. Sarnoff would establish NBC radio in the mid-1920s. The early days of radio were a mixture of sports, music, comedies, dramas, soap operas and information. By 1927, William Paley starts CBS radio. Radio became the theater of the imagination as people "watch" radio shows around the living room radio. Among those shows were the Jack Benny Program, Superman and dramas such as War Of The Worlds. Radio's heyday was from the late 1920s to approximately 1953. Virtually every big name in entertainment had a radio show. Television would eventually surpass radio but the stars of early TV were recruited from NBC and CBS radio. Earlier TV owes its success to radio veterans including Benny, Groucho Marx, Bob Hope and others.

Evan Weiner is a speaker, author, with a radio and TV background.
https://evanweiner161773949.wordpress.com/

Love Your Plants! The Plant Doctor is In

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The Plant Doctor is in! Leaves a little droopy? Not sure if you’re over- or under-watering? Need to know how to prune an out-of-control plant? Infestation of…something or other… and don’t know what to do. RSS’ own in-house plant specialist Barbara Denson is available to answer your plant questions and concerns, and anything else plant-based you’d like to discuss.

CONTACT INFO
RSS
info@rssny.org

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
2:30 pm3:00 pm
Zooming with Foo

Find out what Foo Foo (and his pals) have been doing and talk about your own pets (current and past). If you love animals, this is the event for you!

Film Talks: "Delicious Food Scenes in the Movies"

Enjoy this mouth-watering collection of movie moments and behind-the-scenes stories all pertaining to food! You’ll enjoy
scrumptious scenes from Big Night, Diner, Eat Drink Man Woman, The Gold Rush, and many more, as well as discover tasty trivia about the actors and filmmakers presented. This crowd-pleasing presentation is perfect for foodies and film fanatics of all ages!

Presented by Marquee Movie Presentations

Katherine Graham (CEO, Washington Post) presented by the NY Historical Society

Native New Yorker Katharine Meyer Graham (1917-2001) never expected to become the president, publisher, and CEO of the Washington Post. But she thrived in that position—and even helped end a war and a corrupt U.S. presidency by publishing the Pentagon Papers and the Watergate investigation and informing an outraged public. On this virtual presentation, Curator Jeanne Gutierrez discusses the current exhibition and delves into a transformative period in Graham’s life, as her devotion to the Post helped her evolve from a self-effacing widow into a decisive media executive.

Presented by the NY Historical Society - this is a new exhibition.

*Legacy Letters with Amy Paul

Learn about Legacy Letters, a way to share your love, life lessons and values as an enduring inheritance for your loved ones, for generations to come. This is an especially appropriate time to write a Legacy Letter as the pandemic has left us with many thoughts and feelings and a perspective about life that can serve as a valuable gift from you, regardless of material possessions. The class will also provide writing aids to help each person develop his/her written legacy documents.

The class will be led by Amy Paul, President of HeirloomWords LLC. Amy is a retired attorney who has worked as an advocate on behalf of older individuals for many years.

There will be a 2nd workshop on Thursday, April 13 that will be a writing workshop for your legacy letters.

Baseball and American Culture: Look Back in History

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Baseball has been embedded in the American culture since the end of the Civil War. There have been poems, songs, comedy routines, movies, TV shows, books with baseball themes. Baseball cards also were a big part of the culture. Casey At the Bat was required reading for elementary school students at one point. Abbott and Costello’s Who’s On First routine debuted on radio and led them to the Hall of Fame. The name Cooperstown means something special. And even Broadway got into the act with a play. Nobody ever wanted to be “Wally Pipped”. Even today business analytics may have evolved from Money Ball. Baseball was once the king of American sports, that may have ended but baseball in the culture has never gone away

Evan is a speaker, author, with a radio and TV background.
https://evanweiner161773949.wordpress.com/

Nutrition with Maudene: What's new in Consumer Nutrition Wisdom

We are all pretty savvy food consumers, but, there is quite a bit of information to process as consumers. In this presentation we will review the information that packages tell us. Learn how factors such as the color & shape of the package, the appearance of the food inside, where they are on the supermarket shelf, and the printed information on the label shape our choices. We will include suggestions on the best, basic nutritious foods to have in your cabinet, and, care & handling of your reusable shopping bags.

This event is co-sponsored by the Northwest Bronx Food Justice Project.

*Writing Workshop for Drafting a Legacy Letter

The workshop will help participants draft their Legacy Letters and is open to anyone familiar with the Legacy Letter ( aka ‘Ethical Will’) concept. No prior writing experience is necessary. A selection of questions will be sent to you prior to the first workshop class, from which you will select at least one, and will be asked to write a short response for the class. You will have a chance in the workshop to share your response with the other participants but sharing is not a requirement of the class. By the end of the workshop we expect that you will have an outline of your document.

Share the laughs and sing along to some of the greatest songs of the World War II era as you join Judy Garland, the Andrews Sisters, Abbott and Costello, and many more of your favorite stars entertaining the troops in this dazzling collection of show-stopping scenes! You won’t want to miss this delightful sing- along presentation featuring unforgettable moments of song and dance from classic
films such as Buck Privates, South Pacific, Follow the Fleet and Anchors Aweigh.

Presented by Marquee Movie Presentations

Love Your Plants! The Plant Doctor is In

Click Here to Register - https://rssny.org/class-forms/plant-doctor.html

The Plant Doctor is in! Leaves a little droopy? Not sure if you’re over- or under-watering? Need to know how to prune an out-of-control plant? Infestation of…something or other… and don’t know what to do?
RSS’ own in-house plant specialist Barbara Denson is available to answer your plant questions and concerns, and anything else plant-based you’d like to discuss.
CONTACT INFO
RSS
info@rssny.org

The Space Race: Look Back in History

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On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong popped up a hatch and went down a ladder. In seconds, he put his foot on the moon. It was the culmination of what President John F. Kennedy wanted in 1961. A man on the moon. But the space programs rooted went back to World War II. America accepted Nazi Germany scientists and eventually started work on a program to explore space. The space program and space race took place during the Cold War between the US and USSR. There were many successes and failures including the Apollo 1 spacecraft command module catching fire on the launch pad in 1967 killing three astronauts. Man would visit the moon five more times after Apollo 11. The last trek was in 1972..

Evan is a speaker, author, with a radio and TV background. In 2007, the Department of State sent him to talk to foreign nationals at the George Bush Presidential Library in College Station, Texas to speak about the politics of sports business in America. Evan has also appeared on programs on the former WBIS, Channel 31 (New York, N.Y.), RNN (New York), the History Channel with Al Michaels and Frank Deford, as well as ABCNews Now’s Politics Live TV show with Sam Donaldson, CN8’s sports program and the BBC Radio Documentary Sports and Sponsorship, and MSNBC-TV.

Register - https://rssny.org/look-back-in-history-lectures.html

We hear talk about issues related to US Territories - now learn more about American Territories: - How territories became states, why some are not states, and how territorial citizens don’t have full American rights.

Evan Weiner is a speaker, author, with a radio and TV background. In 2007, the Department of State sent him to talk to foreign nationals at the George Bush Presidential Library in College Station, Texas to speak about the politics of sports business in America. Evan has also appeared on programs on the former WBIS, Channel 31 (New York, N.Y.), RNN (New York), the History Channel with Al Michaels and Frank Deford, as well as ABCNews Now’s Politics Live TV show with Sam Donaldson, CN8’s sports program and the BBC Radio Documentary Sports and Sponsorship, and MSNBC-TV.

Early Days of Television: Look Back in History

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Television started in 1928 in Schenectady, New York but it was incubated in two laboratories, one in Pittsburgh in George Westinghouse’s Labs and the other in General Electric’s Lab. TV goes through growing pains including World War II. But when GI’s come home, they want their TV. They want to watch Ed Sullivan, Meet the Press, Uncle Miltie, Milton Berle, Joe Friday, Lucy and Desi and Ralph Kramden and even test patterns. TV also reflected the society of the time. Blacklisting and Nat King Cole could not get a sponsor. Stroll down Memory Lane and get reacquainted with the 1940s and 1950s TV. The Early Days of TV. The programming looked cheap but it came right into the living room. Watching in front of stores, getting rid of rolling, snow and moving that antenna the right way.

Evan Weiner is a speaker, author, with a radio and TV background. In 2007, the Department of State sent him to talk to foreign nationals at the George Bush Presidential Library in College Station, Texas to speak about the politics of sports business in America. Evan has also appeared on programs on the former WBIS, Channel 31 (New York, N.Y.), RNN (New York), the History Channel with Al Michaels and Frank Deford, as well as ABCNews Now’s Politics Live TV show with Sam Donaldson, CN8’s sports program and the BBC Radio Documentary Sports and Sponsorship, and MSNBC-TV.

Film Talks: "Americana Song and Dance"

This all-American presentation highlights movies that celebrate our magnificent country through song and dance. From the wide-open plains of Oklahoma, to the bustling cities of New York, Chicago, and St. Louis, to the charming small town of The Music Man, we’ll explore America
at its musical finest.

Presented by Marquee FilmTalks.

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