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  • AN IMPORTANT NOTE ON ONLINE CLASSES

    • Always make sure that your doctor approves of any exercise classes that you are taking. It is very important that in any exercise program (even seated) that you wear good, supportive footwear. During standing exercises be careful that you can hold on to something stable (not a moving chair) if you need to. It's important to be fully focused on your exercise class - please don't take or make phone calls during this time or eat during the exercise program.


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

The benefits of self-massage include:
Increased circulation, especially to nerve endings
Toning of the muscles and the whole physiology
Calming for the nerves
Lubrication of the joints
Increased mental alertness
Improved elimination of impurities from the body
Softer, smoother skin
Increased levels of stamina through the day
Better, deeper sleep at night

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

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
11:00 am12:30 pm

“T. J. Newman has written the perfect thriller! A must-read.” —Gillian Flynn
“Stunning and relentless. This is Jaws at 35,000 feet.” —Don Winslow
“Falling is the best kind of thriller…Nonstop, totally authentic suspense.” —James Patterson
“Amazing...Intense suspense, shocks, and scares...Chilling.” —Lee Child

You just boarded a flight to New York.

There are one hundred and forty-three other passengers onboard.

What you don’t know is that thirty minutes before the flight your pilot’s family was kidnapped.

For his family to live, everyone on your plane must die.

The only way the family will survive is if the pilot follows his orders and crashes the plane.

Enjoy the flight.

Gail Edwards leads the RSS Book Club.

TO REGISTER: https://rssny.org/memories-a-life-story-workshop.html

"I loved this class." "I never laughed so much." These are just some of the quotes from people who attended the first workshop.
No writing necessary!

To Register Click Here - https://rssny.org/memories-a-life-story-workshop.html

Can you describe the neighborhood you grew up in? What was the greatest historical event you lived through?

Answer these questions and more in our Life Story Workshop! At each session, we'll share life experiences and engage in meaningful conversation. Their workshops are uniquely designed to allow participants to share and preserve life stories through audio recordings. Without the need to write a single word.

A very special event presented by the NY Historical Society. Space will be limited - please reserve ASAP.

The New York Historical Society honors the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG)—the trailblazing Supreme Court justice and cultural icon—with a special exhibition in fall 2021, based on the popular Tumblr and bestselling book of the same name. A traveling exhibition organized by the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg takes an expansive and engaging look at the justice’s life and work, highlighting her ceaseless efforts to protect civil rights and foster equal opportunity for all Americans.

Notorious RBG features archival photographs and documents, historical artifacts, contemporary art, media stations, and gallery interactives

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.

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.

Friday, October 22, 2021
12:30 pm1:45 pm

Register Here - https://rssny.org/class-forms/silver-shoes-friday.html

Join Silver Shoes Dance Club to learn the basics of Social Dance. Foxtrot, Tango, Hustle, and more! No experience or partner is necessary. learning the basic movements for many different styles of social dance. Each class starts with a warm-up and stretch, then we turn up the music and learn the basics.

No partner is necessary to participate, couples are always welcome too. Works at any fitness level - all movements can be modified if needed. Enjoy the many health benefits of Ballroom and Latin dance while connecting with friends and having a great time.

Click here to learn more about Silver Shoes Dance Club - https://www.silvershoesdanceclub.com/

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

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
1:00 pm2:00 pm
TO REGISTER: Send an email to info@rssny.org (Email link at bottom of this event description)

Meetings are at 1 PM

Are you living alone during the pandemic? We focus on the challenges (and joys!) of living alone. We typically met in the Center but we are now sharing ideas of how to cope during the pandemic. The group is for those 60+.

NOTES:
1. If you have registered once you DO NOT need to register again. You will be alerted to all meetings with a zoom link.
2. Do not pass on the link. Any new person must register.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
2:30 pm3:00 pm

Let's hear about your pets! Many of you have sent pictures of your wonderful pets. We want to hear all about them when we meet such as favorite food, biggest fear, favorite thing to do, and if they're spoiled!

This month we also want to focus on the beloved pets we have lost. Send your stories and pictures to info@rssny.org. We will feature their photos and stories on our website.

If you haven't yet sent in your photo please send in soon.

Click Here to Register - https://bit.ly/artlecture

Yayoi Kusama

The Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama has become a cultural icon, one of the most successful living artists who mesmerizes international audiences with her magical immersive infinity spaces, pumpkin sculptures and colorful paintings. This year, 2021, the Bronx Botanic Garden is celebrating her with a comprehensive exhibition, but between 1958-1972 she was omnipresent in NY, an active member of the young artist generation that challenged society with nude performances, peace demonstrations and brandnew directions in art. While courageously battling mental illness, actually embracing it with all her might, she carved out her niche as an artist and continues to inspire millions!

Register here - https://rssny.org/class-forms/concerts-in-motion.html

Listen to wonderful Latin music led by professional musicians. Great way to head into the weekend!

Sunday, October 31, 2021
7:30 pm8:30 pm

The magnificent Flume Ensemble is back with another concert.

Hear the beauty of their music in this previous concert for RSS - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJCpDzkyQ50

REGISTER HERE - https://rssny.org/class-forms/greeting-cards.html

Join us for 3 workshop sessions on how to make your own greeting cards for holidays, birthdays, and other special occasions. Each session will cover different techniques.

Suggested supplies:
Any color pre-folded cards and envelopes, available online in various colors, or try Strathmore watercolor cards and envelopes $7, or cut and fold your own watercolor paper to fit any envelopes you have.
Link: https://amzn.to/3D9ngm9

Pens, any color

Optional: watercolor supplies, paint, brushes, 140lb. paper
Watercolor Supplies: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PsKs_1-tPRRi3Mclo3Gw21A1gDcZThwuc2IObe08GWg/edit

Optional: any colorful papers for collage, can be from magazines, glue or glue stick, scissors, hole punch

If you buy supplies from Amazon you can help RSS by using AmazonSmile: https://rssny.org/give/amazonsmile.html

REGISTER HERE - https://rssny.org/class-forms/greeting-cards.html

Join us for 3 workshop sessions on how to make your own greeting cards for holidays, birthdays, and other special occasions. Each session will cover different techniques.

Suggested supplies:
Any color pre-folded cards and envelopes, available online in various colors, or try Strathmore watercolor cards and envelopes $7, or cut and fold your own watercolor paper to fit any envelopes you have.
Link: https://amzn.to/3D9ngm9

Pens, any color

Optional: watercolor supplies, paint, brushes, 140lb. paper
Watercolor Supplies: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PsKs_1-tPRRi3Mclo3Gw21A1gDcZThwuc2IObe08GWg/edit

Optional: any colorful papers for collage, can be from magazines, glue or glue stick, scissors, hole punch

If you buy supplies from Amazon you can help RSS by using AmazonSmile: https://rssny.org/give/amazonsmile.html

REGISTER HERE - https://rssny.org/class-forms/greeting-cards.html

Join us for 3 workshop sessions on how to make your own greeting cards for holidays, birthdays, and other special occasions. Each session will cover different techniques.

Suggested supplies:
Any color pre-folded cards and envelopes, available online in various colors, or try Strathmore watercolor cards and envelopes $7, or cut and fold your own watercolor paper to fit any envelopes you have.
Link: https://amzn.to/3D9ngm9

Pens, any color

Optional: watercolor supplies, paint, brushes, 140lb. paper
Watercolor Supplies: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PsKs_1-tPRRi3Mclo3Gw21A1gDcZThwuc2IObe08GWg/edit

Optional: any colorful papers for collage, can be from magazines, glue or glue stick, scissors, hole punch

If you buy supplies from Amazon you can help RSS by using AmazonSmile: https://rssny.org/give/amazonsmile.html

Mary Cassatt – American Impressionist
Register Here - https://bit.ly/artlecture

Mary Cassatt is amongst the most important and innovative American Impressionist painters who lived as an ex-pat in Paris, working closely with Edgar Degas and other leading artists of the time, exploring new modern techniques in printing techniques and the use of pastel. She also played a leading role in the creation of American art collections like that of the Havemayer family, now part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. While her work is extremely beautiful and relatable in its depiction of women and children, her approach was quite progressive and even feminist in many ways and she even contributed to the women’s building at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893!

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