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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
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Closing after Lunch
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Jan.1st
New Year’s Day
CENTER
CLOSED
Monday, January 19th
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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.