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Middle Village Adult Center free Thanksgiving dinner

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Posted: Thursday, November 18, 2010 12:00 am

The Middle Village Adult Center located at 69-10 75 St., invites all senior citizens to a lavish and festive holiday dinner on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 25 free of charge. Free roundtrip transportation will be provided by the center.

The day will begin with a coffee and cake hour from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. followed by bingo. From 10 a.m. to noon, the Macy’s Thanksgiving day parade will be shown on the center’s giant TV screen. At noon, everyone will be treated to a freshly prepared traditional holiday meal consisting of turkey-vegetable soup, roast breast of turkey with giblet gravy, sweet potato soufflé, string beans almandine, coleslaw and cranberry sauce.

The dessert and music hour features Jell-O fruit, ice parfait, coffee and tea and blackberry brandy, to the background of soft patriotic music.

All senior citizens (60 plus) are invited and encouraged to visit the Middle Village Adult Center and enjoy the many services and programs the center provides. In addition to serving a hot lunch every day, the center has a full schedule of popular and well attended fitness and recreational classes including: aerobics to music, zumba, pilates, yoga, line dancing, sit and be fit, tai chi, water-color painting and singing.

The center’s fall prevention program teaches seniors qi-gong (chi-gong), a Chinese exercise related to tai chi, which enhances balance, posture and coordination, relaxation and composure. Qi-gong has been proven to prevent falls and is practiced by millions of people worldwide.

If you want to learn how to use a computer but don’t know where to start, the center’s five-week computer training program is for you. Beginner classes focus on the very basics of computer operation and are geared for students with no or little computer experience.

Classes are small, maximum of nine students per class and stress teacher/student interaction and lots of practice. After completing the beginners class, most students go on to the intermediate and advanced computer classes offered at the center.

If you need roundtrip transportation to the doctor’s office, food shopping or the Middle Village Adult Center, no problem, the center’s transportation program provides it.

The Middle Village Adult Center is sponsored by the Rabbinical Seminary of America and funded by the New York City Department for the Aging, New York State Office for the Aging, legislative grants and private contributions.

For more information about the Thanksgiving dinner, class schedules, transportation pickup or any other questions, call Dina at (718) 894-3441.

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