A New Year’s Blessing Your Encore Family wishes you an abundance of Blessings as we go into this New Year 2015. May 2015 finally bring to this wonderful city of ours, peace, understanding and tolerance that is so necessary in a civilized society.We pray that inflammatory words on all sides, wind down so no more senseless injuries or deaths occur such as occurred the night of Sat., Dec. 20, 2014 with the killings of two innocent officers just there to protect the community. We all have a role to play as bearers of peace, regardless of age, occupation or political persuasion. A single individ‐ ual can do so much towards a more just society. WEB-SAVVY SENIORS Today, web‐savvy seniors are embracing email, blogs and the whole world of informa‐ tion at their fingertips through Google and other search engines. In fact, people over 60 are the fastest growing segment of computer and internet users. Toward this end, Encore is looking into getting several computers in the New Year to assist our members who would like to learn how to use a computer or would like to enhance their skills. Members who have their own laptops can also parti‐ ciate in the classes. Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 1:30PM Wednesday January 21, 2015 “Dance to a New Year of Health and Happiness” Ansonia Music Outreach performs a Classical Concert with a mix of Light Classical and Jazz Pieces to the music of Juan Ortega, followed by Refreshments Wednesday January 28, 2015 Sponsored by Health First Refreshments Follow Happy New Year Dec., 31st C L O S E D Closing after Lunch ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ Jan.1st New Year’s Day CENTER CLOSED Monday, January 19th Sign‐up for ENCORE’S E‐ M A I L EXPRESS and receive your Monthly Newsletter by E‐mail. To do this, please e‐mail [email protected] or give you name and e‐mail address to Marilou in the Senior Center Admin. Office. s ) d JA N U A R Y W E E K LY AC T I V I T I ES Day/Time Mon.9:45‐10:45 10:00‐11:00 10‐11:30 10:45‐11:45 1:30 Painting Class ‐A, with Genie Cameron..(Encore West location) Tai Chi Chih Class, with Sr. Peggy McGirl (Relocated to Senior Center) Legal Clinic from Volunteers of Legal Services (4th Monday, (1/26) Painting Class ‐B with Genie Cameron..(Encore West location) Bingo (following 2nd Lunch ) Tues. 9:00‐2:00 Food Stamp Assistance (Initial or Recertification) 10:30 to 12:30 Blood Pressure Screening by Esco Pharmacy AM or PM TUESDAY WORKSHOPS: Please check monthly Special Events Section Wed . 11:00‐2:00 Food Stamp Assistance (Initial or Recertification) 9:15 Sr. Lil’s Bargain Store. “Great bargains at great prices”. 11‐12:30 Birthday Dinner Celebration (1/21) Thurs. 9:00‐2:00 Food Stamp Assistance (Initial or Recertification) 10:00‐11:00 Yoga Exercise Class, with Jane Kristofferson at Encore 49 Residence 220 West 49th St., across from the Senior Center and more towards Broadway 1:30 “Circle of Hope” Support Group with Sr. Margaret Rose on the Center Stage Fri. 10:00 Friday at the Movies...........(Please check the Movie schedule below for the Friday dates.) Day /Date Time Wed. 1/14 1:30 JA N U A R Y S P EC I A L E V E N T S Classical Concert performing a mix of Light classical and Jazz Music Presented by the Ansonia Music Outreach Fri. 1/16 11:00 to CHAIR MASSAGES Sponsored by United Health Care. 12:00 Because of limited space, please register with Nieves Tavares, Asst. Dir. for a massage. Wed. , 1/21 1:30 Birthday Entertainment & Dancing Wed., 1/28 1:30 “New Year’s Dance Celebration” “Dance to a Healthier Life” “DanceYour Way to Health ” to the music of Juan Ortega, followed by Refreshments. with the music of Juan Ortega. Followed by Refreshments . January Movie Listings 1/2 1/9 1/23 1/30 ELDER ABUSE AND CRIME VICTIMS SERVICES ‐ As the elderly population increases, elder abuse and other crimes against older persons are also on the increase. It’s important that you know how to recognize elder abuse and how to get help if you’re being abused or you suspect someone you know is being abused. It’s also impor‐ tant to not be a “silent” victim if you’re ever robbed, mugged or taken advantage of through a scam or other type of fraud. You should report these crimes so law enforcement can track down the perpetrators. And you should seek sup‐ port services to help you cope with their psychological impact as well as your safety and financial concerns. Getting Help to Stop Elder Abuse ‐ You can discuss any problems or suspicion you have about elder abuse with complete confidentiality when you call 311 and ask for the Department for the Aging's Elderly Crime Victims Resource Center. After hours, 311 will route you to Safe Horizon's hotline. January 2015 Senior Center On‐site LUNCH PROGRAMS 1st Lunch...11:00AM 2nd Lunch...12:30PM BREAKFAST CART 9:00 to 10:00 AM Monday All Meals are prepared under the strict nutritional guidelines of The NYC Department for the Aging `xÇâ \ÇyÉÜÅtà|ÉÇ Milk: 1% or low‐fat milk is provided at every meal. Margarine: (TFF) served with every meal Coﬀee or Tea if requested during Lunch, cost $.50 Coﬀee, Tea & Soup are not part of the DFTA required menu. (NJ) In natural juice (PW) Packed in Water (SF) Sugar Free (ZTF) ZeroTrans Fat (LS) Low Salt (LF) Low Fat Tuesday Wednesday Sharpen the Mind Key nutrients are essential for the brain to do its job. People who eat a selection of brightly colored fruit, leafy veggies, and fish and nuts packed with omega-3 fatty acids can improve focus and decrease their risk of Alzheimer’s disease.Regular consumption of antioxidant-rich green tea may also enhance memory and mental alertness as you age. Thursday 1 New Year’s Day CENTER CLOSED Friday 2 Parmesan Baked Fish Couscous w/ Peas and Lemon Diced Beets w/Onions Whole Wheat Bread Cantaloupe Enriched Fruit Juice Homemade Soup 5 Salisbury Steak 6 Chicken Parmesan 7 Beef Stew 8 Southern Style 9 Baked Fish Spaghetti Breaded Chicken w/Light Basil Cream Sc. Steamed w/Mushroom Gravy Italian Blend Baked Macaroni Red Bliss Potatoes Brown Rice Mashed Potatoes Vegetables with Cheese California Blend Steamed Steamed Broccoli & Whole wheat Bread Tangy Green Beans Mixed Vegetables Brussel Sprouts Red Peppers Fresh Banana Whole Wheat Bread Whole Wheat Bread Whole Wheat Bread Enriched Fruit Juice Whole Wheat Bread Applesauce Fresh Orange Fresh Pear Sliced Peaches (PW) Unsweetened Homemade Soup Enriched Fruit Juice Enriched Fruit Juice Enriched Fruit Juice 12 Beef Stroganoff 13 Honey Mustard 14 Italian Meatballs 15 Cranberry 16 Baked Fish w/Diced w/ Creole Sauce Chicken Smashed Chicken Tomato Sauce Couscous Brown Rice Red Potatoes Corn Niblets w/ Peas and Lemon Pasta Brussel sprouts California blend Steamed Steamed Braised Whole Wheat Bread Vegetables Green Beans Broccoli and Collard Greens Unsweetend Whole wheat Bread Whole Wheat Bread Red Peppers Whole Wheat Bread Applesauce Fresh Orange Fresh Banana Whole Wheat Bread Pineapple Tidbits Enriched Fruit Juice Enriched Fruit Juice Enriched Fruit Juice Cantaloupe Enriched Fruit Juice Homemade Soup 19 CENTER CLOSED in honor of Martin Luther King 26 Classic Salisbury Steak Homemade Mashed Potatoes Zucchini w/Corn & Tomatoes Whole Wheat Bread Fresh Apple Enriched Fruit Juice 20 Hawaiian Chicken 21 Roast Beef 22 Rosemary 23 Baked Breaded Baked Light Onion Gravy Chicken Fresh Fish Sweet Potato Baked Brown Rice w/ Tartar Sauce Steamed Potatoes Steamed Red Bliss Potatoes Green Beans Steamed Green Cabbage Diced Beets Whole Wheat Bread Peas & carrots Whole Wheat Bread with Onions Fresh Banana Whole Wheat Bread Fruited Jello Enriched Fruit Juice Homemade Cake (ZTF) Enriched Fruit Juice Whole Wheat Bread Fresh Cantaloupe Ice Cream (SF) Homemade Soup Enriched Fruit Juice Spanish Style 28 Homemade Beef Stew Baked Chicken Penne Pasta Rice and Beans California Blend Steamed Vegetables Green Beans Whole Wheat Bread Whole Wheat Bread Sliced Peaches (PW) Fresh Banana Enriched Fruit Juice Enriched Fruit Juice 27 29 Southern Style 30 Lemon Garlic Tilapia Breaded Chicken Pesto Pasta Baked Sweet Potato w/ Broccoli Steamed Spinach Whole Wheat Bread Baby Carrots with Parsley Fruited Jell‐O (SF) Enriched Fruit Juice Whole Wheat Bread Fresh Orange Homemade Soup PLEASE SUPPORT ENCORE’S ENCORE’S HOME DELIVERED MEAL PROGRAM Meals From the Heart Program so we can continue to provide meals for our frail home bound seniors. delivers nutritious meals to over 1000 frail elderly homebound seniors on the West Side of Manhattan’s from 14th to 110th St. DONATIONS may be made on Encore’s Website, by mail or in person. The Website and mailing addresses are listed on the If you are in need of a home delivered meal or know of an elderly friend or family mem‐ front cover of this Newsletter. ber in need, please call the following: The Meals Program is vital service in the lives of our homebound Selfhelp Case Management Agency elderly, especially those with very low incomes. (212) 787‐8106 That is why donations matter. for homebound seniors living on the West WHY MEMBERSHIP Side of 8th Avenue to 12th Avenue. MEAL CONTRIBUTIONS ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ ARE SO VERY IMPORTANT. Henry Street Settlement In order for senior programs like Encore to exist, funding from the government is Sr.Lillian McNamara essential. This funding however is not meant to Dir. of Operations take care of the entire cost. Factored into the meal expenses are funds from meal contributions that are set with the Department for the Aging and built into our Food Service budget. Encore prides itself on providing wonderful nutri‐ tious meals that will aid in the health of our sen‐ Elvira Yanes LMSW Dir. of Programs iors. The estimated cost of the total meal Encore provides, if gotten elsewhere, would be at least $8.00 to $10.00. All we ask is $1.50 so it will not be such a burden. No senior however, will be denied a meal for lack of contributing. PLEASE ASSIST ENCORE BY CONTRIBUTING Juan Cruz SENIOR ADVISORY COUNCIL Jan., 15th at 12:00PM Please continue to put your suggestions in the Suggestion Box. Food Service Manager =“JEWELRY”= for homebound seniors living on the East Side of 8th Avenue to 5th Avenue. ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ If you have difficulty getting in touch with either agency, please call: Encore’s Home Delivered Meal Program (212) 581‐2910 Ext. 130 Anthony Concepcion Administrative Assistant Adela Rodriguez Program Manager Melissa Astor Delivery Coordinator SENIOR CENTER GENERAL INFORMATION (212) 581‐2910 Ext. 122 SENIOR CENTER PROGRAM DEPT. Ext. 127 If you leave a message, please be sure to leave your name and phone number so we can get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you to all our wonderful people who continue to support Encore with financial con‐ tributions along with donations of Jewelry and other items. These contributions and dona‐ tions play a vital role in Encore’s ability to sus‐ tain our many needed programs, If anyone has (212) 349‐2770 Nieves Taveras Assistant Director Sr.Margaret Rose MSW Stephanie Rivera Senior Case Worker you would like to donate to help Encore, we would be very grateful. ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE. You can donate by sending or bringing jewelry to: Sr. Lillian Mc Namara, Dir. of Operations, Encore 49 Rersidence 220 West 49th Street, New York, NY 10019 Clothing & other small item dona‐ tions can go to the Senior Center directly, Mon. to Fri., 8 to 4:30PM. Katie Parra Volunteer Coordinator Naryobe Arias Case Worker ON‐SITE SOCIAL SERVICE DEPARTMENT‐ (212) 581‐2910 Ext 125 Provides information on benefits and entitlements such as Food Stamps, Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans Benefits e t c . See Programs below: Shop and Escort Program ‐ Ext. 125, Assists seniors with escorts to medical and other needed errands. Food Stamp Program ‐ Ext. 125, will assist seniors who qualify to receive Food Stamps. Bridge Program ‐ Ext. 118, provides information on Health Care Proxies, Living Wills, Power of Attorney etc. Legal Clinic ‐ Ext. 118, 125 4th Mon. of the month from 10 to 11:30AM, operated by Volunteers of Legal Services. Appointments can be made through Social Service. Check Newsletter for changes in date. Friendly Visiting Program ‐ Ext. 110, Matches homebound seniors with Volunteers who provide companionship and a sense of family for seniors living alone. Funded in part by the NYC Department for the Aging, Citymeals‐on‐wheels, contributions & fundraising.
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