FYI for Seniors

Garden City Senior Center has “returned to normal” with the doors open to all Garden City senior residents with most of our regular schedule up and running.  Please stop by to pick up a calendar of events!

Senior Exercise Schedule at the Senior Center

Our Senior Center is back to a “regular” schedule with many classes to tone, strengthen, and stretch your bodies.  These classes are open to Garden City residents  ages 60 or older.  Here are the classes we offer:


Chair Exercise with Felicia at 10 am


Exercise with Joy at 9 am – nominal charge

Chair Yoga with Samantha at 11:15 am


Chair Exercise with Felicia at 10 am

Aerobics with Samantha at 11:15 am


Exercise with Joy at 9 am – nominal charge

Yoga with Samantha at 11:15 am

Chi Kung with Andrea at 1 pm  – nominal charge


Chair Exercise with Felicia at 10 am

Resistance Bands at 11:15 am

For further information please contact the Senior Center at 385-8006.

Active Living & Learning Series at the Garden City Senior Center

Garden City Recreation and Parks is working in conjunction with Assemblyman Ed Ra to again offer a series of information lectures on health and wellness.  Registration is required to attend.

Please call Assemblyman Ra’s district office at (516) 535-4095 to register for one or all of the lectures.

The series are as follows:

  • Tuesday, October 4th at 11:00 am – Knees and Hips, Orthopedic Issues in Seniors with Dr. Jeremy Loloi
  •  Tuesday, October 11th at 11:00 am – Diabetes: Healthy Living, Eating, & Moving with Alysa Ferguson, MS, RD, CDCES
  • Tuesday, October 18th at 11:00 am – Scam Prevention Seminar with a scam prevention expert from Nassau County Consumer Affairs
  • Tuesday, October 25th at 11:00 am – Colon Cancer Awareness – Keep it Moving with Dr. Lynn O’Connor


Chess Class for Seniors

“Chess4Community” has graciously offered to give free chess lessons to our seniors.  This program will begin on Wednesday September 21st and run for ten weeks.  The one hour class will be held at the Senior Center at 3:15 pm.  This program will be run by USCF players.  For further information please call the Senior Center at 385-8006 or come down and join in!

Low Impact Exercise with Joy Cody

Start your day with low impact exercise!  Joy Cody has set a program with our senior and beginner population in mind!

Classes will take place on your choice on Thursdays at 9 am at the Senior Center.  The one hour class will run for 12 weeks at a cost of $72. This program is open to any resident of the Inc. Village of Garden City.

Classes begin the week of September 20. To register, please visit the Recreation and Parks Office at 108 Rockaway Avenue.

Chi Kung Exercise and Meditation with Andrea

Please join Andrea Albergo for Chi Kung, which is considered a beautiful, peaceful path for body, mind and spirit.  Andrea will show how to create a peaceful body by combining movement, breathing and meditation.  This class is geared for seniors or the beginner adult.   This six week session will begin Thursday, September 22nd and will be held at 1 pm at Garden City’s Senior Center. The price for the session is $ 40.

To register this class, please visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave with payment.

Computer Classes for Seniors at the Center

Thursday, October 6“Intro to Android Devices” from 10:30 to 12:30 pm.  Learn all about your Android phone or tablet.  In this class you will get a hands on tutorial about your device, and learn many tips and tricks!  Please bring your phone or tablet to this class and know your sign-in ID and password.

Thursday, October 20th at 10:30 am – “Safely Using Online Banking”.  In this lecture and demonstration class, students will learn allabout using online banking apps, how to download the apps and use them safely and securely. Please bring your device and questions. No prerequisites.

Chess Group Interest

Several Seniors have expressed interest in forming a chess group that would meet one day a week at the Senior Center. 

If this would be of interest to you, please call the Senior Center at 385-8006 to let them know. 

Taking Care of Your Hair Workshop

Antonio Moscoso from Surya Brasil will come and speak on “What to avoid when buying your haircare products” on Wednesday, October 19 at 11:15 am. This free event will help educate about the harmful ingredients that should be avoided in beauty products.  A hairdresser who will make a live demonstration of products as well as give out free samples.

“Open Studio” for Seniors on Tuesdays

Recreation and Parks has set some time aside for senior artists who are residents of Garden City to gather together to socialize and share your talents.  The Senior Center will be open for this on Tuesdays from 2 to 4:15 pm.  Bring your own supplies, table covering, table easel (only) and enjoy sharing with other interested seniors.  Please note – you are responsible to clean up your area when you are finished.

Adult Tennis Lessons at Community Park – Fall session

The Recreation Department offers adult tennis lessons for all abilities. Sign up interest sheets for these lessons will be available on the Recreation website: and in the Recreation Office as of Friday, September 23. Those residents who are interested in taking the adult tennis lessons must fill out the interest sheet and return it to the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Avenue with the lesson fee check.  Adult Lessons will begin the week of October 9th.

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