Our adult programs provide numerous educational and social services and emphasize community, support, and respect. Throughout all of our programs, we have many intergenerational events and activities so that people in all stages of life can learn from each other.
Sirovich Center for Balanced Living
Sirovich Center, free for those 60-plus, provides a hot lunch five days a week and offers a wide variety of programs, classes, and activities that engage both the mind and the body. Activities and classes include a short story discussion group, ceramics, ballroom dancing, karaoke, tai chi, knitting, tap dancing, playwriting, and Zumba. Several seniors have studied to receive certification in hydroponic gardening, and they now maintain Sirovich’s garden and give presentations to others about it.
We also have activities to assist with monitoring and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, such as weight management support, stress and relaxation programs, life transition workshops, health screenings, and more.
Older adults have unlimited access to day classes and exclusive access to weekend and evening programs. Seniors also receive discounts on other EA programs.
Individuals 55 to 59 can join, but are required to pay an annual fee of $90.
The Sirovich Center is located at 331 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003
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Weinberg Center for Balanced Living
The Weinberg Center for Balanced Living is a community for older adults (60+) of all backgrounds and abilities. Located in the Manny Cantor Center, the Weinberg Center offers over 30 programs weekly, serving 3300 members. The Center also houses the Whittaker Lunch Program, which serves 195,000 breakfasts and 325,000 lunches annually, giving older adults access to nutritious meals five days a week. We also work with other departments within MCC to provide intergenerational activities, access to professional arts and fitness instructors, and a variety of volunteer activities.
The Weinberg Center also partners with the Manny Cantor Fitness Center, which offers Silver Sneakers® memberships
Some of our offerings include computer classes, dance, yoga, painting, cardio core strength, and tai chi. We also have discussion groups, educational seminars, and intergenerational programs and provide social services assistance.
Senior Membership at 14th Street Y
Senior Membership at the 14th Street Y offers discounted membership rates to those 65 and over. Included in Senior Membership are 13 senior friendly fitness classes per week, swim times, and fitness center, plus Senior Study arts and culture classes--all free with membership. The 14th Street Y is also a participant in the Silver Sneakers Fitness Program. Learn more >
Co-op Village NORC
Co-op Village Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC) is a social service program for adults over 60 residing in the co-ops located along Grand Street. The NORC, in conjunction with our partners, assists senior residents in successfully “aging in place” by providing opportunities to engage in the community and by offering vital support services.
Co-op Village NORC located at 465 Grand Street, provides adults 60 years and older living in the Co-ops along Grand Street and East Broadway with a wide range of social, fitness, educational, and recreational, arts and cultural programs to choose from. Our activities schedule promotes healthy aging for all participants.
Along with an array of classes the NORC provides social work and nursing services. Assistance offered include obtaining entitlements and benefits, homecare, supportive counseling, and access to emergency alarm response systems and much more. For more information please contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 646-395-4510.
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Since 1987, Project ORE has served emergency kosher meals and provided counseling, case management, and other support services to isolated, poor, homeless, and mentally ill Jews. It is the only program of its kind in New York City. Based on the mezzanine floor of 331 E. 12th Street, Project ORE provides kosher, family-style community meals including a buffet breakfast, hot lunch, and food packages for Shabbat.
Project ORE offers classes in art, poetry, mental health issues, educational trips, and health and wellness. We provide a Jewish experience through a weekly Oneg Shabbat, provide licensed clinical social workers to help with housing referrals, assistance with entitlements and benefits, referrals for psychiatric counseling, medical treatment, and crisis intervention for emergency situations.
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Podell and Weinberg housing
Educational Alliance has two federally subsidized senior residences. They are the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Apartments on Avenue A and the David L. Podell House.
Residents of the Weinberg Apartments are close to the 14th Street Y and Sirovich Center for Balanced Living. Residents of Podell House can take advantage of the comprehensive social services and senior programming at the Weinberg Center for Balanced Living at Manny Cantor Center.
To learn more about the Weinberg Apartments and Podell House, please contact:
TUC Management Co.
200 W. 57th St., Suite 702
New York, NY 10009