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Naomi Goldberg Haas leads the Movement Speaks Program at the George Bruce Library. Class participants create dances for wellness, expression, and community interaction. Classes are offered from now until May Fridays from 10:30 - 12:00.
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ACTION CALL: 300 SENIORS NEEDED TO FILL CITY HALL CHAMBERS TO WIN NEW FUNDING:
CITY COUNCIL AGING BUDGET HEARING
DATE: TUESDAY, MARCH 25TH
TIME: 10:00 AM
LOCATION: CITY HALL CHAMBERS
* THIS IS THE FIRST AGING BUDGET HEARING OF THE NEW CITY COUNCIL. THERE ARE OVER 20 NEW COUNCILMEMBERS. THE NEW SPEAKER IS COUNCILWOMAN MELISSA MARK VIVERITO.
* THERE IS A NEW COMMITTEE ON AGING CHAIR, COUNCILWOMAN MARGARET CHIN.
* IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT THE NEW CITY COUNCIL SEE THE PRESENCE OF HUNDREDS OF SENIORS FROM ACROSS THE CITY TO SHOW THAT WE ARE WATCHING TO SEE IF THEY SUPPORT BUDGET INCREASES TO THE DEPARTMENT FOR THE AGING SERVICES.
* ARRIVE 9:30 TO GET SEATED
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Please join us next week for the continuation of our wire sculpture workshop. Check out these images from the February 24th workshop:
African Influences on American Music
Juanita Faulkner will be the presenting artist for the MRHS Black History Month event. The program explores the origin of the African musical elements that drive today’s American music: call and response; polyrhythms; and the heritage of the griot or praise singer, the forerunner of today’s rappers. From spirituals to rap, the artist embarks on a journey exploring African-American life through music from the 17th century to the present.
Monday, February 24 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM
We're very excited to be able to offer residents access to our Artist-in-Residence, Anna Addler. Scroll down our blog posts for more information on her upcoming workshops. Here are some images from the 2/10 Mail Art Workshop:
WIRE SCULPTURE: Playing with Shadow & Form
Time: Monday Feb. 24 & March 3, 10am -12pm, followed by one hour lunch break & Open Studio Time 1pm-2pm
Taking inspiration from Alexander Calder’s Circus, mobiles, and stabiles, participants will create metal sculptures from a variety of wire and mesh, through bending, twisting and binding. Sculptures can be embellished with beads, fabric and string. After the work is finished it can be manipulated with use of light, to create intriguing shadows, and bent to animate form.
PHOTO COLLAGE: Manipulated Portraits
Time: Monday March 10 & 17, 10am -12pm, followed by one hour lunch break & Open Studio Time 1pm-2pm
Bring some old photographs to the studio, take some new ones with a digital camera on site; print, Xerox, collage, then paint and draw over it to create an altered self or family portrait based on found and manipulated photos and magazine cut outs. Play with ideas of how memory is both preserved and transformed into fantasy and fiction.
Workshops are free and open to all, materials/writing tools/postage provided, all skill levels welcome.
“Stuff” Made Just for You
Do use a walker and need a tray for it? Have you had hip replacement surgery, and need a higher chair? Is it hard for you to reach things in your upper cabinets? Have you tried to buy items to help, but they’re too long, or too low, or too heavy?
Custom-made is the answer. If you think that’s too expensive, here’s a surprise: The Adaptive Design Association in Manhattan (www.adaptivedesign.org) makes made-to-fit equipment for people like you. Most of it is made of cardboard – which is light, easy to use, and MUCH stronger than you may think!
Adaptive Design is coming to Morningside Gardens. Come and learn how easy it can be to get items you need in exactly the size, shape, and even color that you need. Play around with cardboard and find out why it’s such a great building material. Maybe you even want to learn how to build your own stuff!
Wednesday, February 12, 7:00-8:00 PM, MRHS Tuttle Center, 100 La Salle, #MC
Please stop by MRHS to sign letters today!
Dear MRHS Friends,
This past Tuesday, I represented MRHS at the state legislative conference on aging in Albany. The conference was a huge success. Hundreds of aging services professionals came together to present the need for additional funding for aging services to New York legislators. I had the opportunity to meet with our Assembly Member, Daniel O’Donnell, who listened to all our concerns, and offered his support on all issues including immediately sending support for a bill that puts into place measures to stop the financial exploitation of older adults.
Letters to Governor Cuomo and state legislators in their Albany office are needed now - Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state legislature are negotiating a state budget now. Governor Cuomo has until February 20th to change his budget and add $36 million dollars in funding for senior services. It is important that MRHS collect as many letters as we can to send to Governor Cuomo and our state legislators before February 20th. The state legislature can add funds for aging services during budget negotiations.
The residents of Morningside Gardens can help by signing letters to our legislators. Please stop by MRHS, 100 LaSalle Street, Suite MC, to sign letters today!
Paul Nikolaidis, LMSW
Alexis Greene comes to our office two Tuesdays a month to help residents apply for food stamps. Click here to read her op-ed from the Daily News: Food Benefits - Up Close, Personal and Vital.
Alexis will be at MRHS on February 18th and March 4th and 18th, from 10 AM to 2 PM. Feel free to e-mail Alexis if you have questions: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or contact us directly to make an appointment.
The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women urge women to make it their mission to reduce their risk of heart disease – the No. 1 killer of women. To take the Go Red Heart Checkup and receive a 10-year risk assessment and personalized action plan:
visit www.GoRedForWomen.org or call 1-888-MY-HEART
Remember to wear red on Friday, February 7 to help raise awareness in the fight against heart disease in women.
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