Sunday, December 12, 2010

Chess-school kids rooked - NYPOST.com

Chess-school kids rooked - NYPOST.com I'm shocked. Marley Kaplan is obviously someone who knows how to do well while doing good.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Steven K-Brooks, a caring realtor in Brattleboro, Vermont.  The story is here,
 http://www.ibrattleboro.com/article.php/20101128191016955


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

34th Precinct is ticketing chess players.
The chess players are sitting at permanent chess tables provided by the parks department.

Friday, November 12, 2010

A fire on November 11, 2010 at Nonno Tony's on 235 St. in Riverdale has temporarily closed Liebman's Deli and Mother's Bake Shop. 
Mother's Bake Shop, the notice says the store will probably open on Monday, November 15

Liebman's Deli, the notice says the store will probably open on Saturday, November 13


Friday, November 05, 2010

Christmas Creep
This was the first use of these words I've read about.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Riverdale Senior Services had a terrific bazaar this past Sunday, October 31, 2010.  All kinds of interesting items, I bought some fabric.  A great selection of desserts.  There was also egg salad, tuna salad all kinds of staples for lunch.  I  bought a raffle ticket.  It was a lovely sunny day, just perfect for going to an event like this.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Here's a website called Senior Planet.  It describes itself as the digital community for older adults.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

November 1, 2010  I received an email this evening from a member of the Amalgamated Board, explaining that the reference in the minutes should have referred to the old BXM 4A stop on Dickinson and Sedgwick.

Dickinson and Sedgwick Avenue bus stop is in danger of being discontinued. I just sent this email to Community Board 8.

I just received the highlights of the Amalgamated Housing Corporation of September 15, 2010. There is a sentence that says "Mr. Graham reported from the Community Board 8 Traffic and Transportation Committee of two issues, namely one being the removal of a bus stop on Saxon and Sedgwick Avenues in order to free up parking." Saxon is between two bus stops, one on Dickinson and Sedgwick, the other on Hillman and Sedgwick. These are heavily used bus stops. They should not be forfeited. It's bad enough that we don't have the Bx 1 local service we used to have, but to entirely lose our bus stops would be a hardship for the many to benefit the few who have cars.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

From a Reuters story
Germany's attempt to create a multicultural society has "utterly failed," Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday, adding fuel to a debate over immigration and Islam polarizing her conservative camp.
Speaking to a meeting of young members of her Christian Democrats (CDU), Merkel said allowing people of different cultural backgrounds to live side by side without integrating had not worked in a country that is home to some four million Muslims.

I would like to remind Chancellor Merkel that German Jews spoke fluent German, served in the German army during WW I and were proud to be Germans. When Hitler rose to power, none of that mattered.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Oct 13, I caught the Bx 10 bus going toward Riverdale at about 10:50 am.  I was at the Orloff and Van Cortlandt W. bus stop.  The bus was standing room only.  A nice young woman gave me her seat.  This overcrowding, is a consequence of the lost Bx 1 local service for the stops preceding this one.
George Diaz of Oliver Koppell's office contacted me today, September 28. I hope it's the beginning of us getting our local Bx 1 service back.
Waiting for Koppell
I sent email on September 16 and September 19 to Councilman Koppell. They both concerned the loss of Bx 1 bus local service during the week. I have yet to receive even an acknowledgment of my emails. Posted on September 23.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Borough Park, NY - Nursing Home Sold, 506 Employees Let Go -- VosIzNeias.com
This is frightening. For profit nursing homes have a bad track record for providing care. If you chose this place for yourself or a loved one, you can now be in a terrible situation. It is not always possible to move from one nursing home to another.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Schedule and Menus for September 2010
Schedule revisions
Yoga, September 16, will be conducted by Neem
Sukkot celebration, changed to September 29 from September 28

The Good News is the nutritionist hasn't approved the meals. The menu is fine, chosen by people with years of experience in cooking for the elderly.

Friday, July 30, 2010

August 5, all streets around the Van Cortlandt Center were closed for repaving. There was no bus service nearby, so attendance was lower.
Activity Schedule for August 2010

Menu for August 2010
August 18, there will be a trip to Mt. Airy. The cost is $25.00

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

June 30 Concert at the Van Cortlandt Senior Center
Bronx Opera Stars
Kirk Doughtery Eric Kramer, pianist

Benjamin Spierman and Leslie Swanson

Michael Spierman, impresario, Hannah Rosenbaum and Leslie Swanson, sopranos.
July 2010 Schedule

Menu July 2010

Friday, June 04, 2010


June 8, 2010 The Riverdale Diner is open.
Riverdale Diner still closed, June 4, 2010
You can see the yellow Department of Health sticker in the window announcing the diner is closed.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Click on schedules to enlarge.


Friday, May 07, 2010

May is Older Americans Month. This year's theme is Age Strong, Live Long!

Monday, May 03, 2010


Baby Soda Jazz Band
Van Cortlandt Senior Center Schedule


Friday, April 09, 2010

More information on the adopted child abandoned by Torry Hansen. The Daily Bastardette
April 11, 2010
This site third mom gives the perspective of a mother who adopted two Korean children, who are now young adults.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Senior Center Schedule April 2010 Van Cortlandt


Monday, March 08, 2010

Activity and Lunch schedules for the Van Cortlandt Senior Center. Click for a larger image.

Sunday, March 07, 2010


At last! buds on the magnolia tree at the corner of Hillman and Segwick Avenues.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Monday, February 15, 2010

February 2010 Schedule
JASA Van Cortlandt Senior Center, 3880 Sedgwick Avenue, Bronx, NY 10463 718 549 4700
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
FEBRUARY 1
10:00 PAINTING W/LARRY   
10:30 EXERCISE VIDEO 
1:00 MOVIE
 
 
FEBRUARY 2
10:00 EXERCISE VIDEO
11:00 ART
11:00 CITY ISLAND 
 1 :00 TAX PREPARATION
1:30 CRAFT CLUB
FEBRUARY 3 
10:00 TAI CHI W/BEI LI
11:00 GENTLE EXERCISE
1 :00 SHORT STORIES
 2:00 CURRENT EVENTS
FEBRUARY 4
10:00 YOGA W/TRUDY
11:15 COMPASSIONATE
CARE HOSPICE W/S.
JOHNSON
1:00 MOVIE 
FEBRUARY 5
10:00 TONE & STRETCH
W/LYDIA
11:00 INDOOR GARDENING W/VICTOR
1 :00 BINGO
FEBRUARY 8
10:00 PAINTING W/LARRY
10:30 SENIOR FITNESS *W/DORIANA
1:00 MOVIE
FEBRUARY 9
10:00 MOVEMENT W/CAROLINE
11:00 ART
11:00 CONVERSATIONAL YIDDISH W/SARAH
1:00 MOVIE
1:30 CRAFT CLUB
FEBRUARY 10
10:00 TAI CHI W/BEI LI
11:00 NYPL: BOOK REVIEW W/FRANCINE
11:00 EMPIRE CITY
1:00 MOVIE
FEBRUARY 11
10:00 EXERCISE VIDEO
11:00 SING ALONG W/MARILYN KAPLAN
1:00 JOKESERCISE W/HOWARD NEWMAN
5:00 DINNER
6:00 FIESTA LATINA WITH RAMON ROSARIO EL DUO
FEBRUARY 12
10:00 TONE & STRETCH W/LYDIA
10:45 DENTAL HEALTH W/CAMILLE/WELLCARE
1:00 BINGO
FEBRUARY 15
CLOSED
PRESIDENTS' DAY
FEBRUARY 16
10:00 EXERCISE VIDEO
11:00 BRONX PARKS & THE ENVIRONMENT W/ANN PURVIS
1:30 CRAFT CLUB
FEBRUARY 17
10:00 TAI CHI W/BEI LI
1:00 SHORT STORIES
2:00 CURRENT EVENTS
FEBRUARY 18
8:30 SANDS CASINO
10:00 YOGA W/TRUDY
11:00 I REMEMBER WHEN W/ELSIE
1 :00 MOVIE
FEBRUARY 19
10:00 TONE & STRETCH W/LYDIA
11:00 ASK THE SOCIAL WORKER W/WENDY
1:00 ONEG SHABBAT W/YANNI
FEBRUARY 22
10:00 PAINTING
10:30 SENIOR FITNESS W/DORIANA
11:00 STEW LEONARDS
1:00 ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING
FEBRUARY 23
10:00 MOVEMENT W/CAROLINE
11:00 CONVERSATIONAL YIDDISH W/SARAH
11:00 SSDS SCHOOL VISIT
1:00 MOVIE
1:30 CRAFT CLUB
FEBRUARY 24
11:00 GENTLE EXERCISE W/LYDIA
1:00 BIRTHDAY  CELEBRATION W/ RITA & NAUM
FEBRUARY 25
10:00 EXERCISE VIDEO
11:00 SPEAK TO DEVORA
1:00 EMBLEM HEALTH:SIX WKS TO HEALTHIER YOU
FEBRUARY 26
10:00 TONE & STRETCH W/LYDIA
11:00 ASK THE SOCIAL WORKER W/WENDY
1:00 BINGO
                                                

Saturday, February 06, 2010

I read that President Obama says that Reinhold Niebuhr is one of his favorite philosophers.  Speaking of Faith has a great deal of information about him. Reinhold Niebuhr

Monday, February 01, 2010

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

January 2010 Schedule of the Van Cortlandt Senior Center, Bronx, NY

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