summer learning, classes and support groups

Wondering where to socialize? How to satisfy your hunger to learn or to express your creativity? You may find the answer on this page. Support groups are shown here as well.

talks, classes, learning & libraries

JUNE 1: 9AM-2PM
SENIOR LAW DAY
Free workshops, consultations with attorneys, financial planners and aging life managers. Topics include estate planning, elder law, Medicare/ Medicaid. Keynote program: How to Avoid Common Scams That Target Older Adults. Grinton I. Will Library, 1500 Central Park Ave., Yonkers. Contact: Allan Houston 914-337-1500.

JUNE 5, JULY 3, AUG 7: 2PM
MIND GAMES FOR FUN
Group games and puzzles using memory skills, visual recall, focus and speed. Board Room/ C Level at Phelps campus, 701 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow; 914-366-3937 or email ewoods3@northwell.edu to register.

JUNE 8, JULY 13 & AUGUST 10:: 1PM
SECOND SATURDAY KNITTERS
Learn and perfect your knitting techniques at this group for adults. Participants must bring their own supplies. Beginners welcome but space is limited to 15 participants, 18 years or older. White Plains Central Library, Room A, 100 Martine Ave.; 914-271-5743; whiteplainslibrary.org

JUNE 10 & JULY 15: 6-7:45PM
EARRING WORKSHOP WITH JOAN LLOYD
Make earrings for yourself and for a Battered Women’s Shelter. Optional: Bring any old bead jewelry that you can recycle into earrings! If you have any jewelry making tools, bring them along too. . John C. Hart Memorial Library, Shrub Oak; 914-245-5262; yorktownlibrary.org

JUNE 10, JULY 8, AUGUST 12: 6:30-8:30PM
NON-FICTION BOOK CLUB
No mysteries, no love stories, no elves, no schools for magic (not that there’s anything wrong with them!). Club will concentrate on history, biography, technology, astronomy, computers and science. Somers Library Conference Room, Route 139 & Reis Park; 914-232-5717; somerslibrary.org

JUNE 11: 10:30AM-NOON
SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL HAPPENED
A story of Survival, Faith and Courage in the Face Of Evil. Award winning journalist and New Rochelle native Yvette Manessis Corporon set out to find the Jewish family her Greek grandmother saved from the Nazis. After years of searching, Yvette finally finds them. But their joyful reunion is cut short when days later, two members of Yvette’s own family are murdered. Lessons learned from the survivors of the past help Yvette and her family discover new ways to understand forgiveness and the power of kindness. JCC Mid-Westchester, 999 WIlmot Rd., Scarsdale; 914-472-3300; jccmw.org

JUNE 11: 6-8:30PM
THIS NIGHT’S FOR YOU – CELEBRATING WOMEN’S HEALTH
Join in for panel, discussion, workshops, light dinner, raffle. Sponsored by Phelps Hospital. At Pace University Kessel Student Center, Pleasantville; Call 855-850-5494 to register or visit celebratingwomenshealth.eventbrite.com

JUNE 13, JULY 11, AUGUST 8: 8:30AM
THE BREAKFAST CLUB
Free breakfasts with presentation by guest speaker and light exercise program. Talks include back pain, cardiology, neurology. Please call to register. Phelps Hospital, 701 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, Cafeteria, G Level. 914-366-3937 or email ewoods3@northwell.edu to register.

JUNE 13: 6-8PM
GELLIPLATE PAPER QUILT
with Lavinia Wiggins
Create vibrant papers with the Gelliplate. First half of class focuses on very simple stencils prints and free hand patterns. Then make a beautiful patchwork quilt design with those papers. Using an easy to follow pattern or use a pattern of your choosing. Join in on the creative fun. Please bring: scissors, ruler, glue stick, 1.5 inch circle punch is optional. Instructor will provide all items to create the project. The library has 10 Gelliplates available, please bring yours if you own one. Register online. John C. Hart Memorial Library, 1130 East Main St., Shrub Oak; 914-245-5262; yorktownlibrary.org

JUNE 19, JULY 17, AUGUST 21: 9AM
FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE
Monthly lectures on a holistic, patient-centered approach to preventing, treating, and reversing chronic disease by identifying and understanding the root causes of the individual’s symptoms and conditions, including genetic predispositions, environmental contributors, and lifestyle factors. Each lecture followed by an exercise or intro to alternative medicine. Phelps campus, 755 N Broadway building, 4th flr; 914-366-3937 or email ewoods3@northwell.edu to register.

JULY 18: 6-8PM
FAMILY PHOTO COLLAGE
with Lavinia Wiggins
Using a photo as the main focus, create a collage using papers and various ephemera to make a memorable keepsake; Fabric, lace, buttons, letters, postcards, etc. If you don’t want to use the original, make a copy. We’ll be working in an 8×10 format. Please bring: scissors, glue stick or glue tape. The instructor will provide all items to create the project. Embellishments will be provided, But you might like to include your own. Register online. John C. Hart Memorial Library, 1130 East Main St., Shrub Oak; 914-245-5262; yorktownlibrary.org

JULY 19, 16, 23, 30 & AUGUST 6: 6:30-8PM
CREATIVE WRITING FOR ADULTS
Ignite your imagination and banish writer’s block! New and experienced writers will be inspired each week. Author and fiction writing teacher, Kim Kovach, brings fun and fresh ideas for writing fiction and creative non-fiction. Registration required. Pound Ridge Library, 271 Westchester Avenue, Pound Ridge, NY (914) 764-5085, poundridgelibrary.org

AUGUST 1: 6-8PM
PAPER DOLLS
with Lavinia Wiggins
Make a unique, original, creative doll with moveable limbs that can be folded and fit into an envelope. The dolls will be made of paper and held together with grommets or fasteners. Please bring: Black ink pad – permanent ink, any rubber stamps, markers, watercolors or watercolor pencils, Embellishments – ribbons, buttons, charms, paper flowers, beads, tags etc., Small paintbrush, Glue sticks, Small, sharp pointed scissors, Sharpie – black, (Heat gun, embossing powders if you have.) Register online. John C. Hart Memorial Library, 1130 East Main St., Shrub Oak; 914-245-5262; yorktownlibrary.org

SUNDAYS THRU NOVEMBER
BAGUA WALKING MEDITATION
Walking in a circle around a tree or plant while holding fixed postures. Energy Bagua rapidly replenishes energy, strengthens health and fitness, and increases vitality and longevity. This exercise opens and harmonizes the meridians of the body and promotes overall fitness. Hart’s Brook Preserve, 156 Ridge Road, Hartsdale, NY, weather permitting. Contact Jian Yang Rong at 914-614-6938 or jianyangrong@gmail.com

MONDAYS: 7PM
COMPUTER HELP
Individual, one-on-one computer help on Monday evenings. Sign up at the Reference desk or call to make an appt. Or sign up for a one-hour individualized session with a library staff member. MEDITATION MONDAYS. Also at 7pm – to find the peace within. All free. Warner Library, Tarrytown; 914-631-7734; warnerlibrary.org

TUESDAYS & FRIDAYS: 8-10AM
MALL WALKS & TALKS
Window shop as you get and stay in shape with indoor walks. Special guest speaker first Friday each month at 9am (on Level 1 Nordstrom E-bar seating area). Adm. and parking free for members of mall walk program. Sign up at horse fountain near Crate & Barrel, Level 2, Tues and Fri mornings during program. Westchester Mall, White Plains. Info: 914-231-4645.

TUESDAYS: 10-11:30AM
KNITTING/CROCHETING & COLORING FOR ADULTS
Join us for a relaxing time of knitting, crocheting and adult coloring. Light refreshments served. Knitters and crocheters, please bring your own materials (yarn and needles or hooks). Coloring materials will be provided. Riverfront Branch Library, Community Room A, Yonkers. Reg: 914-375-7966; ypl.org

WEDNESDAYS: 12-1PM
TECH WEDNESDAYS FOR ADULTS
A series of classes focusing on different advanced digital technologies each week. Reg. req. White Plains Central Library, Edge Media Lab, 100 Martine Ave.; 914-422-6999 or aolney@whiteplainsny.gov; whiteplainslibrary.org

YEAR ROUND BALANCE TRAINING:
TAI CHI, MATTER OF BALANCE
Everything from tai chi, line dancing, zumba, chair yoga, ballet for balance, pilates and private sessions. StepWise Now, 325 S Highland Ave., Suite 109, Briarcliff Manor; 914-292-0602; molly@stepwisenow.com; stepwisenow.com

YEAR ROUND
VARIOUS LOCATIONS/TIMES
DEMYSTIFYING MEDICARE COVERAGE WORKSHOPS
Topics include Part A and B coverage, Medicare Advantage, supplemental and drug plans, and cost-saving programs. These upbeat, free workshops run by the Westchester Library System in single sessions at the Ossining, Eastchester, Montrose, Pleasantville, Irvington, Yonkers, Pelham, Shrub Oak, Harrison, West Harrison, Lewisboro, Katonah and Armonk libraries, as well as Phelps and community centers in Ardsley, Mount Kisco, and Croton. See the full listing at https://www.westchesterlibraries.org/westchester-seniors-out-speaking/. Pre-registration requested at 914-231-3236, but walk-ins welcome.

CHEF PETER X. KELLY TEACHING KITCHEN
Cooking classes held throughout the year. Recent classes included Mediterranean Meals for Heart Health and One Pan Dinners. Some feature recipes for a gluten-free diet, and are co-hosted by physicians from the NY-Presbyterian Medical Group Hudson Valley and Chef Emilie Berner. These classes are free while others cost $15. Dempsey House Teaching Kitchen, 1992 Crompond Rd., Cortlandt Manor. 914-734-3780; nyp.org/hudsonvalley

support groups

FIRST TUESDAY
OF THE MONTH: 2-4PM
MEMORY CAFE
Meet others in a relaxed and safe environment to enjoy an afternoon of entertainment, friendship and dessert – to find mutual support and info. Those with memory concerns may attend with a family member, friend or caregiver. Sponsored by The Bristal Assisted Living. At Lombardo’s Pizza Bar & Restaurant, 1203 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. RSVP to Riker Danzig (attorneys at law): 914-539-3360

WEDNESDAYS: 1-2:15PM
MUSIC AND DANCE BASED
PARKINSON’S SUPPORT
Sing and dance your way to improved health. Led by Dr. Concetta M. Tomaino, Co-Founder of Institute for Music and Neurologic Function. Open to people with PD and their care partners. Monthly guest speakers. Wartburg Rehab Building- Soundview Room, One Wartburg Place, Mt. Vernon. 914-513-5292; imnf@wartburg.org and imnf.org

ONGOING CAREGIVERS’ CONNECTIONS
Dorot’s telephone-based support network for caregivers. Wednesdays at 7PM: Caring for a Loved One with Memory Loss. Tuesdays at 7:30PM: Caring for a Parent. Tuesdays at 5PM and Thursdays at 6PM: Bereavement Support Group. $15 for each support group for 5 months of sessions. Register by telephone at 877-819-9147 or online at www.dorotusa.org

JUNE 3: 7-9PM
OSTEOPOROSIS AWARENESS GROUP
Provides support to individuals suffering from osteoporosis as well as information to those interested in learning ways to decrease their risk of their disease. Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, Billings Bldg #4/ Rosedale Room, 785 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. 914-725-5229 or susanisworking@hotmail.com; burke.org/community/community-calendar

JUNE 3, JULY 1, AUGUST 5 : 1-3PM
WELL SPOUSE SUPPORT GROUP
Provides peer support and education about the challenges and unique issues facing “well” spouses. Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, Billings Bldg #4/ Room 202; 785 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. 914-949-4936; burke.org/community/community-calendar

JUNE 12 & 26, JULY 10 & 24, AUGUST 14 & 28: 10-11:30AM
ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER GROUP
Encourages caregivers to maintain their own personal, physical and emotional health as well as optimally care for the person with dementia. In addition, they may provide a needed break from care giving responsibilities. Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, Billings Bldg 4/ Room 204; 785 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. Registration req.: 800-272-3900

JUNE 13, JULY 12, AUGUST 8: 10:30AM
OSTEOPOROSIS SUPPORT
For people with osteoporosis, providing education on nutrition and diet, exercise. Doctors and other medical professionals will answer your questions. Phelps campus, N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, Board Room/ C level; 914-366-3937 or email ewoods3@northwell.edu to register.

JUNE 14, JULY 12, AUGUST 9: 10AM
ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP
Supporting family caregivers with a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease – you don’t have to go it alone. Phelps campus, N. Broadway, 755 Building, Room 545, Sleepy Hollow; 914-366-3937 or email ewoods3@northwell.edu to register.

JUNE 18, JULY 16, AUGUST 20: 10AM
SENIOR STEPS HEALTH SCREENINGS
Free Health Screenings for seniors. Call for specific programs which may include Medicare, Balance, Cognitive and Hearing Screenings, among others. Appt. required. Also check for building location. Phelps Hospital, N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow; 914-366-3937 or email ewoods3@northwell.edu for more information and to register.

JUNE 19, JULY 17: 4-5:30PM
STROKE SUPPORT GROUP
Information, speakers, supportive environment and a chance to meet others experiencing similar life changes post stroke. Participants will learn ways to help problem solve, cope, and understand more about stroke and recovery issues, including lifestyle changes that reduce the risk of stroke and promote a healthy life. Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, Outpatient Bldg #8/ 2nd Fl. Conference Room; 785 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. 914-907-7482; burke.org/community/community-calendar

JUNE 30, JULY 21, AUGUST 25: 12:30-3PM
SUNDAY SOCIALS
A free social program for people with dementia and their family caregivers. Lunch and live entertainment. Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, Bldg 4/ Rosedale Room on second flr., 785 Mamaroneck Ave. White Plains. Call Alzheimer’s Association to reserve: 800-272-3900.

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