Learn & Connect (55 years+)
Join us for a slate of exciting programs for active older adults. We host lectures, movement and dance classes, and organize offsite outings, concerts, special events, and more!
Upcoming Special Events
Upcoming Classes & Ongoing Programs
Verve Non-Fiction Book Club
FREE for members and non-members
Stay tuned for next book and date!
Laughter Yoga with Vinodray Shah, MD
Select Fridays. See calendar.
Experience Laughter Yoga, a unique exercise routine that combines unconditional laughter with yogic breathing. Laughter reaps many scientific benefits including reduction of stress, anxiety, and depression; lower blood pressure; a strengthened immune system; and much more. Laughter is initially stimulated as a physical exercise and soon leads to real and contagious laughter. Bring your playful spirit!
About the presenter: Vinodray R. Shah, MD was a plastic surgeon for 35 years in Massachusetts before retiring to the Rivertowns. He is a certified Laughing Yoga instructor who runs programs at Phelps Hospital, Gilda’s Club, the senior centers in Elmsford, Ardsley, and Ossining. He is a passionate believer that laughter is the best medicine.
Mah Jongg Supervised Play
Tuesdays, June 6-June 20; 1:00-3:00 pm
$80 members/$100 non-members
Caught the Mah Jongg bug and want to further your knowledge of the game? Join us for a 4-week supervised play session led by Rose Asprea. Building on your knowledge of the game, students will review the Mah Jongg basics and the current card of hands. You’ll learn more defensive, strategic steps towards winning the game and/or playing against challenging players, quicker decision-making in ways of choosing hands (which is the most challenging and difficult for most players), and betting options. Space is limited to 12.
NOTE: This class is not for absolute beginners; participants should have some Mah Jongg experience to attend.Register
Challenging Times, Ageless Insights with the Rivertowns Jewish Consortium
Select Fridays, 10:00–11:30 am
“Challenging Times, Ageless Insights” offers participants the opportunity to engage with clergy in exploring contemporary issues through a Jewish lens. These discussions will provide insights, debate, and if we are successful, even more questions.
Click here for the schedule.
Renard Lecture Series
Select Mondays, 10:00–11:00 am (unless otherwise noted)
Musical concerts and first-person accounts are combined with traditional lectures by scholars and experts in their fields. Presenters offer stimulating, informative, engaging, and unique insights into music, literature, art, history, sports, take-out film, archeology, and pop culture, and more.see schedule
Wednesdays from 12:30–2:00 pm
Come for engaging conversation, games, and outings with a vibrant group of adults. Open Game Playing takes place every other week (and we’re always looking for more Mah Jongg players). Nonmembers welcome to attend for free.
Find the schedule on our calendar.
JCC Goes Out to Lunch*
Join your fellow foodies for our new monthly Lunch Club! We’ll together dine on appetizers, mains, and desserts. You’ll choose your dishes in advance and all dietary needs can be accommodated. Bring a friend or make new ones!
Find the schedule on our calendar.
Fridays from 11:30 am–1:30 ppm
You bring the games, we provide the space for fun! Members attend for free and nonmembers are welcome to join with a $5 fee. Mah Jongg sets are available.
Select days and time
Join us for a diverse slate of offsite trips around the greater New York City Area. Explore historic sites and gardens, visit museums, see a movie, and even a Broadway show. Suggestions welcome!
Find the scheduled outings on our calendar.
*Transportation: Need a ride (or want to offer one) to an offsite event? Email [email protected].