Programs

Weinberg Center for Balanced Living

(formerly known as the Whittaker Center)

On This Page

* Our Program
* Classes
* Discussion Groups
* Theater Desk
* Special Events, Workshops, and Trips
* Social Services
* Testimonials

 

 

 

This Month's Menu and Activities

The current monthly meal menu and schedule of activities can always be found on the Weinberg Center page of our Manny Cantor Center website.  Go there for all the latest information.    

 

Our Program


Weinberg Center members get a jam-packed calendar of events, cultural celebrations, deeply discounted tickets to popular shows, and innovative health & wellness programs. Plus, the Center serves a free, hot kosher breakfast and lunch, Mondays - Fridays (suggested donation of $1 for breakfast and $1.50 for lunch).


The Weinberg Center and Co-Op Village NORC recently expanded their membership options so there's sure to be a class, workshop or event for everyone! Activities and classes are designed to be engaging and enjoyable -- while meeting a variety of interests, fitness and health levels. For more information on the membership options, click here.


Click here to download our catalog of classes and services.

Classes

Arts & Culture

  • Learn to paint in acrylics
  • Create your own projects using yarn, beading, buttons, paper, fabrics, mosaic tiles, and clay.
  • Learn to knit your own scarves, sweaters, afghans and other items from experts.
  • Alliance Stage Theater Group

Computer Classes

  • 6 week course
  • Learn to send emails and search the internet along with other basic skills!

Dance, Yoga and Fitness

Progressive fitness and wellness programming that addresses the needs of older adults. Our innovative, challenging classes are designed to inspire motivate and energize.

They include:

  • Zumba
  • Tap
  • Cardio Core Strength
  • Tai Chi
  • Swimming
  • Yoga

Classes are leveled so members can work at their own pace. [Back to Top]

  

Discussion Groups

  • Deepen your understanding of Jewish tradition and ethics through lecture and discussion!
  • Current events
  • Literary group
  • Contemporary issues facing older adults [Back to Top]

  

Theater Desk

  

Special Events, Workshops, and Trips

Check our new monthly newsletter for specific information, dates, & times!

Educational Seminars

  • Various workshops and seminars that are offered throughout the year!

Intergenerational Programs

  • Sharing similar beliefs and interests, older adults and teens meet and discuss contemporary issues. [Back to Top]

  

Social Services

  • Long-term care planning
  • Assistance in obtaining entitlement benefits
  • Referrals for home care services, homebound meals, legal services
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Access to an emergency alarm response system
  • Nursing Services
  • Supportive counseling [Back to Top]

  

Testimonials: Hear What Our Members Say About Us!


"The Center is a haven where I can meet friends, attend classes and lectures. It is my home away from home."

- Charlotte Rick

"If it weren't for the staff and programs at Whittaker Center I would be lost. When I'm at Whittaker Center I'm at ease, I don't have a worry in the world. I've been coming to The Educational Alliance since I was 8 years old. Volunteering is my way to give back to The Educational Alliance for what they have done for me and my family throughout my lifetime. It is my home away from home."

-Tessie Kozick

Seniors:
Join Whittaker
Don't be a bore
We have exercise, dancing and classes galore
So don't stay at home
Come out and make friends
You won't be sorry
The fun never ends
At our home away from Home
-Sandra Schurberg, November 2008

 

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