Monthly Calendar & Schedule

For seniors ages 60 years and older who have disabilities or access or functional needs, NYC Department for the Aging (DFTA) provides home-delivered meals. Call 311.

We launched a robust virtual program -- The Y @ Home -- with many fun and meaningful online events during this time when we're unable to see each other in person.




Dear Members and Friends,

Groundhog Day, Valentine’s Day, Presidents’ Day, Black History Month: yes, it’s the dead of winter, but February’s mighty hot! And even the bitter cold can’t stop CALW from “stepping out” in style!

This month -- as always -- we offer an exciting range of programs to tempt even the most dedicated homebody: films celebrating the Black experience (“Malcolm X,” “I am Not Your Negro,” “Fences”), health and wellness lectures/presentations ( “Your Wondrous Heart,” the benefits of occupational therapy), musical delights to get those frozen toes tapping (Manhattan School of Music Winter Concert, “Irish Dancing”), and the return of master juggler, Jeffrey Mitchell, who’ll warm up your winter muscles.

You also won’t want to miss our very special Valentine “Sweetheart Luncheon and Bluegrass Birthday Dance Party.” Chef Julio’s mouthwatering menu of Valentine treats and spirited live bluegrass music by Ira Gitlin and Friends are sure to put you “in the mood.”

And this month, Humans in Harmony, an organization that helps community members put their stories to music , will lead an 8-week songwriting workshop. No musical experience is needed, just a desire to learn and share your story. Please be sure to sign up for the workshop at the Social Services Department.

Finally, we’re delighted to welcome the newest member of our CALW team: Recreational Therapist Jawanza Gobern, who brings enthusiasm, passion, and skill to his work. We know you’ll enjoy getting to know Jawanza…and he’s eager to meet you, too.

February’s cold for sure, but you’ll always find a warm, loving welcome at CALW!

Looking forward to seeing you soon,


Marcie S. Gitlin, LMSW, CDP Director