SENIOR CITIZEN CENTERS
Our five senior centers help seniors stay both mentally and physically active through socialization, education and healthy living. In addition to creative activities where seniors can engage in music, art or dance, members have the opportunity to learn about and use technology, partake in group recreation trips or attend exercise classes. Our seniors centers have something for everyone, ensuring that each member gets the most out of his or her experience with JCCGCI.
Each senior center also provides case assistance, helping seniors gain access to needed services, benefits and entitlements they may otherwise be unable to obtain.
We want to give the elderly of our communities a place to congregate and feel valued. While we believe in assisting with foundational needs, such as food and physical health, we know elderly care goes beyond the basics; it’s about maintaining a fulfilling life.
Here are some highlights of programs offered at our centers:
- Health services including blood pressure screenings, brain/memory exercises, diabetes management programs, flu and pneumonia vaccines, mental health awareness and fall prevention training
- Aerobics and Dance
- State of the art computer labs
- Choral groups and music
- A variety of art classes
- Intergenerational programs with local students who meet and perform for our seniors
- Multicultural events (Russian Woman Day, Chinese New Year, Black History month, Puerto Rican Heritage)
- ESL and conversational English classes
- Monthly trips to Broadway shows, concerts, museums, the circus, the aquarium, casinos, parks or the Philharmonic orchestra
We would like to thank our senior center funders, NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), NYS State Office for the Aging (SOFA), NYC Department for the Aging (DFTA), NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and the NYC Council.
For further information about JCCGCI’s Senior Centers program and to find out which is the right fit for you or your family, call 718-449-5000 ext 2350 or email SeniorCenters@jccgci.org.
Haber House Senior Center
3024 W 24th St, Brooklyn, NY 11224
Offers classes like Indian dance and African beading that reflect the diverse interests of a wide array of cultures. Also has food pantry available for seniors and accommodates a large concentration of Holocaust survivor attendees. Hosts a specialty Sunday program with entertainment, food and socialization.
Jay Harama Senior Center
2600 Ocean Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11229
An active, lively senior center that has frequent dance programs, holiday celebrations and monthly birthday parties. Offers high-skilled art classes like Chinese sketching, needlepoint, quilting or crocheting. This center is equipped with a computer lab and also provides English as a second language (ESL) classes.
Marlboro Senior Center
2298 W 8th St, Brooklyn, NY 11223
Popular with a diverse demographic of attendees. Offers excellent food and a wide range of physical activities, arts and crafts and dancing. Staff and seniors are very friendly and welcoming, and celebrate multiple cultures throughout the year.
Ocean Parkway Senior Center
1960 E 7th St, Brooklyn, NY 11223
718-449-5000 ext 2860
Caters to the Sephardic community by offering Sephardic hashgacha and Beit Yosef meat, but also accommodates seniors from all walks of life. Provides take-home meals on Fridays for the weekend. Attendees enjoy frequent outings and parties, and take many classes such as computer skills, ESL, painting and tai chi.
Coney Island Seaside Innovative Senior Center (Previously Surf Solomon Senior Center)
3001 West 37th street, Brooklyn NY 11224
In addition to its regular healthy aging and educational/recreation programs, this “Innovative Senior Center” provides supervised programs in partnership with other local organizations. These include YMCA fitness classes, special health lectures through Brooklyn College, and trips to museums, the NY Aquarium, Broadway shows and more. Head to the Boardwalk and the Coney Island Alliance storefront to see ceramic tile murals created by these seniors!