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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.


TO REGISTER: https://rssny.org/trivia.html Register ONE TIME ONLY

Come and enjoy trivia and brain games with Maritza.

NOTES:
* This class is weekly. We will let you know if it is not happening.
* You only need to register ONCE for this class. You will be sent links weekly.
* You MUST register for the class. Please do not forward the link.

Click Here to Register - https://rssny.org/class-forms/concerts-in-motion.html

Spend an enjoyable hour listening and learning about Jazz with professional musicians from Concerts in Motion.

Must register by Thursday, July 22.

Presented by Reesheman Cowart, D.P.M., Associate Director of Podiatry, Bellevue Hospital

Dr. Cowart will discuss how diabetes can affect your feet. What are some of the \potential problems that can affect your foot health. The current guidelines for when to see your podiatrist/foot doctor for checkups, and preventive measures that you can take to help protect your feet.

Dr. Cowart has 14 years of clinical and surgical experience. She manages the clinical operations of the podiatry program at Bellevue Hospital, HHC. She is board certified in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, and is a member of the American Diabetic Association.

Presentation is sponsored by the American Diabetes Association, NYC Dept. of Aging, and NYC Hospitals.

Click here to register - https://rssny.org/chair-yoga-kathleen.html Only register once!

Combines chair yoga exercise and meditation to relieve discomfort and calm your mind/body. All levels welcome.

Class is free for those 60+. Registration Required.

Click Here to Register - https://rssny.org/class-forms/art-lectures-with-sylvia-meo.html

The Surrealist artist Dali made his first trip to the US in 1934 and instantaneously a very intense relationship developed. Dali had very successful exhibitions at Julien Levy and MoMA, he worked in fashion and jewelry, designed a pavilion for the 1939 World’s Fair, worked with the Metropolitan Opera, but also Hitchcock, Disney and the Marx Brothers, found wealthy patrons, connected with Andy Warhol and anticipated Pop Art in many ways. Like many European artists he and Gala spent the war years in exile in the US, but even later, he continuously returns to the New World for new adventures.

Lectures are conducted by Sylvia Lauden Meo.

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!

Chat with the Expert
The focus is to connect professionals, caregivers and older adults with experts in the arenas of elder scams, fraud, financial exploitation, literacy and empowerment. There is an amazing line up of professionals in SCRIE, DRIE, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, fraud prevention and end of life planning and we hope that you, your staff and clients can participate.

Emergencies can happen at any time. It can be a fire in your building, a storm on the way, or any other life-threatening emergency. On top of that, preparing for emergencies in light of COVID can be more complex.

The best way to plan for an emergency is to be prepared. The NYC Emergency Management Department will talk about the methods and tools to use to prepare for an emergency.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
2:30 pm3:30 pm

Click Here to Register - https://rssny.org/blissfit.html

BlissFit is a fun, dynamic class that combines: stretching, strength training, dance, Qi Gong and a gratitude practice. All levels of fitness are welcome. BlissFit supports participants in feeling positive and rejuvenated.

The class is free for anyone 60+.

Kim Schmidt is a certified Yoga Instructor, Dance Instructor, Personal Trainer, Holistic Nutritional Counselor and Reiki Master.

Click Here to Register: https://rssny.org/class-forms/metropolitan-museum-tours.html

Explore a selection of ancient and modern works, from sculpted Buddhas to ceramics and painted handscrolls and
screens, encompassing the diverse cultures and religions of Asia

Led by a Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
4:00 pm5:30 pm

If you are interested in joining please send an email to info@rssny.org with the message Bridge with Audrey

Join RSS staff Audrey Swanson and build your knowledge of bridge in an interactive and relaxed atmosphere.

Note: Prior knowledge of bridge is required.

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

Exercising and fun learning belly dancing with Noora!

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/class-forms/concerts-in-motion.html

Spend an enjoyable hour listening and learning about Jazz with professional musicians from Concerts in Motion.

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.

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

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

Click Here to Register - https://rssny.org/class-forms/concerts-in-motion.html

Spend an enjoyable hour listening and learning about Jazz with professional musicians from Concerts in Motion.

Wednesday, August 11, 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.

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.

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.

Click Here to Register - https://rssny.org/class-forms/concerts-in-motion.html

Spend an enjoyable hour listening and learning about Jazz with professional musicians from Concerts in Motion.

Safe/Haven is a free, outdoor exhibition that takes place in our rear courtyard. (The entrance is near 5 West 76th St.) To maintain social distancing, book your free, timed-entry tickets on our dedicated Safe/Haven ticketing site. To purchase regular admission tickets to the Museum building, please continue to use our main ticketing site.

During weekends and summers in the pre-Stonewall era, gay men and women, including many New Yorkers, traveled to the secluded beach town of Cherry Grove on Fire Island where they found opportunities for sexual exploration and self-expression—behavior that was both stigmatized and criminalized in the straight world. Together with creative figures like Truman Capote, W.H. Auden, Carson McCullers, and Patricia Highsmith, these visitors to the Grove took pleasure in the costumed parties, theatrical events, and liberated atmosphere that this gay sanctuary provided.

This exhibition explores the gay and lesbian community that flourished during the 1950s in Cherry Grove through some 70 enlarged photographs and additional ephemera from the unique holdings of the Cherry Grove Archives Collection.

This lecture is led by a curator from the NY Historical Society.

The celebrated author of Montana 1948 returns to the American West in this riveting tale of familial love and its unexpected consequences.

Dalton, North Dakota. It’s September 1951: years since George and Margaret Blackledge lost their son James when he was thrown from a horse; months since his widow Lorna took off with their only grandson and married Donnie Weboy. Margaret is steadfast, resolved to find and retrieve her grandson Jimmy — the one person in this world keeping James’s memory alive — while George, a retired sheriff, is none too eager to stir up trouble. Unable to sway his wife from her mission, George takes to the road with Margaret by his side, traveling through the Dakota badlands to Gladstone, Montana. When Margaret tries to convince Lorna to return home to North Dakota and bring little Jimmy with her, the Blackledges find themselves entangled with the entire Weboy clan, who are determined not to give up the boy without a fight. From the author who brought us Montana 1948, Let Him Go is pitch-perfect, gutsy, and unwavering. Larry Watson is at his storytelling finest in this unforgettable return to the American West.

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.

Click Here to Register - https://rssny.org/class-forms/concerts-in-motion.html

Spend an enjoyable hour listening and learning about Jazz with professional musicians from Concerts in Motion.

Click Here to Register - https://rssny.org/class-forms/metropolitan-museum-tours.html

Focus on the Museum’s collection of paintings in different media in a cross-cultural tour spanning thousands of years

Led by a guide from the Met.

Click Here to Register - https://rssny.org/class-forms/concerts-in-motion.html

Spend an enjoyable hour listening and learning about Jazz with professional musicians from Concerts in Motion.

Click Here to Register - https://rssny.org/class-forms/art-lectures-with-sylvia-meo.html

The Neue Galerie is an outstanding museum in NYC that holds Klimt’s portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer as its key masterpiece. Klimt was the leading portraitist in Vienna at the time and his patrons embraced his new revolutionary style which was expressive and decorative at the same time. His most important students are Schiele and Kokoschka who also were portraitists, but also created the most passionate and sensuous work depicting their lovers. All three collaborated with the Vienna Workshop, an organization dedicated to the beautiful modern design of all functional objects and interiors. We will explore some of the outstanding masterpieces, especially those of the young female artists who were especially innovative.

Art Lecture led by Sylvia Meo

Chat with the Expert
The focus is to connect professionals, caregivers and older adults with experts in the arenas of elder scams, fraud, financial exploitation, literacy and empowerment. There is an amazing line up of professionals in SCRIE, DRIE, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, fraud prevention and end of life planning and we hope that you, your staff and clients can participate.

Chat with the Expert
The focus is to connect professionals, caregivers and older adults with experts in the arenas of elder scams, fraud, financial exploitation, literacy and empowerment. There is an amazing line up of professionals in SCRIE, DRIE, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, fraud prevention and end of life planning and we hope that you, your staff and clients can participate.

Click Here to Register - https://rssny.org/class-forms/metropolitan-museum-tours.html

Discover historical forms of expression that have flourished in sub-Saharan Africa, the islands of the Pacific, and North
and South America for more than 4,000 years.

Led by a guide from the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Click Here to Register - https://rssny.org/class-forms/art-lectures-with-sylvia-meo.html

Since its reopening in October 2019, MoMA’s curators decided to mix up the works of their various departments throughout the galleries to open up some interesting conversations between mediums. Photography and Fine Arts have informed each other strongly since the mid 19th C, whether as inspiration or counterbalance, and some artists worked in both mediums. Soviet and Bauhaus artists introduce photo collages and Andy Warhol and Robert Rauschenberg were amongst the first to silkscreen photography. The comparisons open interesting perspectives.

Chat with the Expert
The focus is to connect professionals, caregivers and older adults with experts in the arenas of elder scams, fraud, financial exploitation, literacy and empowerment. There is an amazing line up of professionals in SCRIE, DRIE, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, fraud prevention and end of life planning and we hope that you, your staff and clients can participate.

Chat with the Expert
The focus is to connect professionals, caregivers and older adults with experts in the arenas of elder scams, fraud, financial exploitation, literacy and empowerment. There is an amazing line up of professionals in SCRIE, DRIE, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, fraud prevention and end of life planning and we hope that you, your staff and clients can participate.

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

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