MAY 2015 NEWS IN AND AROUND Co Co--op Village NORC | The Weinberg Center for Balanced Living 465 Grand St, 4th Floor NORC Celebrates 20 Years A BLUEGRASS YOUTH ENSEMBLE presented by Concerts in Motion will be featured at Part II of Coop Village NORC’s 20th Anniversary Celebration. Sylvia Goldman, who has volunteered for NORC for the past 18 years, will be honored with a Seniority Service Award at the event. Featuring intergenerational fun, music and a birthday cake for seniors, the party will be held on Thursday, May 7 at 4PM in the Seward Park Community Room, 266 East Broadway. The entertainers are sponsored by the Jeanette Solomon Intergenerational Cultural Arts Fund of UJAFederation. All members of Co-op Village NORC/ Weinberg are invited to attend. There is no admission fee. SAVE THE DATES: TUESDAY, JUNE 2 6:00 pm, MANNY CANTOR CENTER, NORC’s 20th Anniversary Benefit,$125 Guest of Honor, Don West; Senior Service Awardee, Herb Zolty; Volunteer Award, Maryanne Algerio THURSDAY, JUNE 4 NORC/WEINBERG ALL DAY TRIP TO WEST POINT AND BOAT RIDE. $40. Register before May 14, See flyer on page 4. THURSDAY, MAY 21 2 pm, 465 Grand Street, 4th floor Salute to Veterans. Vet? call 646-395- NORC ENJOYS SPECIAL EXERCISE 197 East Broadway NEW AT THE WEINBERG CENTER By Karen Taylor ART SHOW OPENING RECEPTION Mendy Erez, Member of the Weinberg Center for Balanced Living and Moving Stories Participant. Mendy tells the story of a laundromat that used to be his synagogue. On Wednesday, May 13th, Educational Alliance is holding an opening reception for the Older Americans Month Art Exhibit. The event will take place at the Manny Cantor Center at 2:00. The lobby will include an interactive art installation by the Weinberg Center’s Artist-in-Residence, Laura Nova, entitled “Moving Stories.” The Art School’s gallery will include a selection of work by members of NORC, Weinberg Center, Sirovich, and Project ORE’s art classes. Join us for refreshments, celebration, and fun! Moving Stories is made possible in part with public funds from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and SPARC, a collaboration among the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Department for The Aging and the City’s five local arts councils. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the Department For the Aging. CELEBRATE MOTHER’S DAY Join us on Friday, May 8th for a casual Mother’s Day lunch at the Weinberg Center from 12-1:30. We will have music and dancing – and a special gift for every mother who attends. Sign up in advance in the Weinberg Center office. CASTING CALL FOR STYLIN’ SENIORS! Calling all seniors! The New York City department for the Aging wants YOU to dress in your finest for a glamor photo! Photographer Richard Henry of the New York Department for the Aging (DFTA) will be here to take your “Stylin’” photograph on Friday, May 15 at the Manny Cantor Center. It will be posted to the DFTA Facebook page, and you will get your own copy by the end of May. You MUST sign up in advance in the Weinberg Center office! WEINBERG CENTER SHOWCASES TALENT To celebrate Older Americans Month, the Weinberg Center for Balanced Living is holding a series of performances by our dance and drama classes. Join us the week of May 18th for lunch-time performances by our jazz line dance, our Chinese Ribbon Dance class, our Musical Theater Dance class, and our Latin dance classes. And, on Thursday, May 28th, our Acting/Drama class will perform. All performances take place at 12:30 p.m., on the 6th floor of the Manny Cantor Center. Join us for lunch, and stay for the show! PARTICIPATE in the 20th Anniversary Celebration of Co-op Village NORC ! Donate any amount to include your name on the NORC Scroll of Honor or make a gift in someone else’s honor! Send your check to Co-op Village NORC 465 Grand, 4th floor, NY, NY 10002, or call the office 646-395-4507 to pay by credit card. PAGE 2 NORC/WEINBERG UPDATE MAY, 2015 THE DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE By KAREN TAYLOR, The Weinberg Center for Balanced Living Hi, Everyone, May is Older Americans Month – and Lower East Side History month. What a great combination for us to celebrate! I want to invite everyone to come to the Manny Cantor Center on Wednesday, May 13 th at 2:00 p.m. to celebrate the opening of the Older Americans Month Art Exhibit, which features paintings, ceramics, mosaics, origami, and fabric arts all created by members of Educational Alliance’s seniors, including members of NORC, Weinberg Center for Balanced Living, Project ORE, and Sirovich Center for Balanced Living. The opening reception will also feature an amazing series of “Moving Stories,” created by the Weinberg Center’s artist-in-residence Laura Nova. “Moving Stories” is a collaborative project that combines storytelling, movement, and walks to different locations around the Lower East Side. You can see some of the work here: http://lauranova-notebook.tumblr.com/ There is also a whole series of exciting activities happening through Educational Alliance’s senior programs. All seniors who are members of Weinberg and NORC are welcome to participate! Join us for dinner & a movie at Sirovich Center for just $2.00 (including transportation to and from 197 East Broadway), The movie is “Age of Love,” a documentary about looking for love in your golden years. There will also be a photo shoot hosted by the New York City Department for the Aging for “Stylin’ Seniors ” and if you’d like to dress up and get new pictures, please sign up in the Weinberg office. Also there will be a week of performances showcasing our dance classes, and a trip to West Point. Project ORE is hosting a writing workshop on Tuesday the 19 th. The Sirovich Center is hosting a Spa day on Friday, May 29th from 4-6 p.m., hosted by Spa Ha Ha. And the Weinberg Center has a whole week of performances planned during lunch, featuring members taking our various dance classes. With such a combination of activities, there’s something for everyone to enjoy! Please join us for a great month of fun. Karen Marci’s Medicare Answers Dear Marci, I was in the hospital recently, but my hospital visit was covered under Part B instead of Part A. Someone told me that I was probably under observation during my hospital stay. What is an observation stay? A. During an observation stay, your doctor decides to keep you in the hospital to monitor your conditions and determine whether you need to be admitted as an inpatient. Observation stays are considered outpatient hospital stays, and most of the services you receive are covered under Part B; inpatient hospital stays are covered under Part A. The costs associated with an outpatient observation stay are different than those associated with an inpatient stay, and you may have higher out-of-pocket costs for services received during an observation stay. Observation stays can last just a few hours or longer. If your doctor expects you to need care for an amount of time that crosses two or more midnights in the hospital, the doctor should formally admit you as an inpatient. If you are under observation as an outpatient, you will have two types of costs after you meet the Part B deductible. You will typically pay a copay for each medical service you receive in the hospital, which will vary in cost depending on the service. You must also pay a 20 percent coinsurance for physician services you receive as an outpatient. Observation stays can look and feel just like inpatient stays. Know that staying overnight in the hospital does not make you a hospital inpatient. You only become an inpatient after a doctor signs an order to formally admit you to the hospital. You can ask your doctor at the hospital whether your status is inpatient or whether you are receiving observation care. Your status may change during your stay, so it is important to ask regularly. —Marci HAPPY BIRTHDAY! All NORC/Weinberg members who have birthdays this month are invited to be guests and to celebrate at lunch on Thursday, May 21 at the Weinberg Center, 197 East Broadway. Let us know by signing up with volunteers at the lunch check-in table at Weinberg or by calling NORC (646-395-4507) throughout the month. PAGE 3 NORC/WEINBERG UPDATE APRIL, 2015 HAPPENINGS At Co-op Village NORC and The Weinberg Center for Balanced Living NORC APRIL THURSDAY SPECIAL EVENTS May 7: 4pm (note the time): Seward Park Community Room, 266 E. B’dway CO-OP VILLAGE NORC 20th ANNIVERSARY PARTY Entertainment: BLUEGRASS YOUTH ENSEMBLE. Volunteer Longevity Award: Sylvia Goldman May 14; 2 PM: 465 Grand, EYE HEALTH & EYE CONDITIONS PRESENTER: ROSE GAYNUS, VISIONS May 21: 2 PM, 465 Grand, A SALUTE TO VETERANS Presenters: Neighborhood War Veterans and their families. To participate, call Rita, 646-395-4508 May 28: 4 PM (note the time), 465 Grand, GAMES, GOODIES, & CHAT with members of a neighborhood Girl Scout Troop. WEINBERG and NORC NORC GROUP HIGHLIGHTS WILL BE CELEBRATING OLDER AMERICANS’ MONTH THROUGH ART,MUSIC,PARTIES, INTERGENERATIONAL PROGRAMS AND A SALUTE TO VETERANS. CHAT with BONNIE Monday, May 18 : 2 pm PLEASE JOIN US! ART CLASS with Barbara Slitkin This class will meet Mondays from 1-3:30 at the Orenstein Building, 15-17 Willet Street until further notice BOOK CLUB Co-Op Village NORC Emergency Response Alarm System Free Installation Discounted Pricing (between $17-$30/ month) Easy to use Call Ned Lustbader for more information (646) 395-4518 SMILE A MINUTE CULLED FROM THE Internet by Phyllis Unroch Some Points to Ponder Wouldn't it be great if we could put ourselves in the dryer for ten minutes; come out wrinkle-free and three sizes smaller! Last year I joined a support group for procrastinators. We haven't met yet! When I was a child I thought Nap Time was a punishment ... now, as a grown up, it just feels like a small vacation! The kids text me "plz" which is shorter than please. I text back "no" which is shorter than "yes". Wednesday, May 13 10:30 AM Selection: “ The Orphan Master’s Son” by Adam Johnson MAH JONG Mondays & Wednesdays, 1:30 ER Bldg. 4, 477 FDR Drive PLAYERS NEEDED! SING-A-LONG w/KENDALL Mondays , May 4 & 18 at 1 pm BINGO w/Ned Mon, May 11 : 2 PM BRAIN AEROBICS Wednesdays, May 6 and 20 at 2pm FALL PREVENTION EXERCISE Tuesdays at 10:30 am JEWISH TRADITIONS CLASS Tuesdays at 2:30, 477 FDR Drive his is only a partial list of groups at Co-op Village NORC. For more info see the NORC calendar or call Rita at 646-395-4508. Co-op Village NORC programs are funded in part by the New York City Department for the Aging (DFTA) and the New York State Office For the Aging (SOFA). Co-op Village Weinberg Center is funded in part by the NYC-DFTA.
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