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.

Chi Kung Exercise and Meditation

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, November 10 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.

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!

 Computer Classes for Seniors at the Center

Thursday, November 17 at 10:30 am – “Computer Tech Help” from 10:30 to 12:30 pm at Garden City Senior Center by appointment.

Get help on a specific issue on your device from our professional “Trish”.  Seniors interested in a “one on one” must register for a 20 minute session within this timeframe by calling Felicia at 385-8006.  Please bring your device with you.

You may sit in and listen for a long as you like but will only be individually helped during your designated time.  Space is limited.

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. 

“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.

Canasta Lessons at the Senior Center

Recreation and Parks will offer Canasta lessons for seniors on Wednesdays from 1 to 3 pm beginning Wednesday, 11/16 at the Senior Center. These classes will be taught by one of our seniors, Palma Mega.

Lessons are unlimited and are free and no registration necessary.  Please come and learn the game and stay to play!

Senior Citizen Bus Tour of Garden City

Recreation and Parks will offer a bus tour of Garden City to seniors who are Garden City residents on Tuesday, November 15th from 10:00-noon.

Garden City Historian, John Ellis Kordes has been presenting his bus tours for over 25 years. John has given over 300 of these 2 hour historic tours, which he has designed.

Weather permitting, the bus will depart at 10:00 sharp from the parking lot across the street from the Senior Center, on Golf Club Lane.

 Registration is necessary and may be done at the Senior Center front desk, or by calling (516) 385-8006).

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