Keeping Our Distance While Keeping Connected

Here's a little of what Bay Ridge Center and Connects staff and programs leaders are up to

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Holding Meetings!

Here's staff and group leaders holding a meeting on Zoom to talk about how things are going with our new online activities and to iron out glitches as we all learn how to keep our work going virtually. As you can see, we are all in different places — at home, in a car seeking a strong wifi, at the virtual Verrazano Bridge, and one in the office.


Bringing Our Programs Online!

Mary Ann Coughlin has been an exercise instructor at Bay Ridge Center for more than 15 years. Now she is learning to teach online — from her neighbor's basement!


Top row: L to r: David Dring, Tech Consultant, leads tech classes; Ruth Benn, Communications Consultant; Todd Fliedner, Associate Executive Director; Rosemary Shabouk, knitting, crochet & fiber arts group leader

2nd Row: Kristal Greenlea, Game Day and Connect

Through Creativity leader; Gayle Karpf, Books on the Ridge leader; Marianne Nicolosi, Executive Director; Dominique Raymond, Director of Senior Center Services, leads Tuesday Tea Parties & a new phone-in discussion group

3rd Row: Braden Marks, Meditation & Mindfulness leader; Cheryl Utley, Bay Ridge Connects Director; Cathy King, Director of Senior Programs; Rachael Marotta, leads The Doghouse, Hidden Talent Show, Neighborhood Pub, Trips and Travel, and more!

Bottom Row: Mary Ann Coughlin, leads exercise classes and is starting a new "Chat with the PT" session; Theresa Ciccone, wellness calls

"We all leave feeling better than we felt when we arrived."

Listen to what this participant has to say about her virtual meditation class — and join us online. See the calendar and pick an activity!

Having Fun!

At the Hidden Talent Show, held on Wednesdays, Gary told us about his days as a clown (thus the fancy hair) and impressed us with his skill at creating balloon animals.