Great Books Literature Series at The Club - Fall, 2013
The Club is partnering with the Westchester Great Books Council to deliver a complimentary Fall Literature Series at The Club. Readings will be novels and short stories, which may be interspersed with films, and some non-fiction pieces. There will be sessions on Tuesdays starting on September 17. Please join us and feel free to invite a friend. You do not have to attend all sessions, so feel free to call us, even if the series has already begun.
Session Time: 1:30 - 3:00 pm
Sessions: Our last session for the winter will be held on Tuesday, January 7th
The Club at Briarcliff Manor 25 Scarborough Road Briarcliff Manor, New York
The room was packed for this educational presentation given by Dr. Wei Angela Lu at The Club's Information and Design Center in Briarcliff Manor. Dr. Liu spoke on a range of topics related to the prevention and management of joint and back pain for optimal health and well-being.
Neurologist Eliz Agopian, MD, MPH and Anjum Lone, Chief of Occupational Therapy at Phelps helped us to understand how the brain is strengthened when we use mnemonic techniques and play games. Then Phelps' Director of Vitality Programs Ellen Woods led us through a series of web-based games to demonstrate new ways of stimulating our brains. Staying sharp was the subject of the day.
Future residents and other guests joined us for a wonderful, hands-on workshop led by media Expert Rob Kissner, founder of Digital Arts Experience. We covered some basics and then learned how to videochat with family members and friends using Skype and Facetime. Attendees also experimented with "apps" to play games, generate coupons and competitive pricing info while shopping, and much more.
The Great Books Literature Series at The Club is extremely enjoyable. We just finished reading Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize winning novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" and saw the Oscar-winning film as well. If you would like to join us as we explore and discusss not only novels, but also short stories, films, biographies, personal narratives and more, call us at The Club. This group comprises future residents of The Club, Briarcliff Manor neighbors and other members of the community at large who just enjoy our syllabus, venue and wonderful refreshments.
Future residents and guests celebrated the season with us. We toured the model homes decked in holiday splendor and enjoyed eggnog and festive treats as we listened to a live performance by the Old Mill Singers. The Club at Briarcliff Manor and those who attended also supported the Ossining Food Pantry.
Future residents of The Club and other guests had a fabulous time on June 19 when noted photographer, filmmaker and author Ari Seth Cohen, who has garnered national media attention for his photos celebrating stylish seniors, was the special guest at a champagne reception at The Club at Briarcliff Manor. Mr. Cohen signed copies of his new book, "Advanced Style," which is an homage to beauty and style at any age. Guests received copies of the book, compliments of The Club. Mr. Cohen was accompanied by some of the models featured in his book.
On February 14th, we had a full house at The Sleepy Hollow Country to celebrate Valentine's Day and learn about retirement living options. After a fabulous lunch, many guests came to visit The Club at Briarcliff Manor and learn more about this special community.