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  • Medicare Alert:  Emblem and Oscar Medicare Advantage plans that are leaving Bronx county end of the year - please make sure to check your email if you are currently in these plans. You will have until December 31st, 2022, to elect new coverage.  Retirees on Emblem health GHI Senior care will not be impacted. This change only applies to Individual Medicare Advantage plans - Emblem Health VIP Essential HMO, Emblem Health VIP Reserve HMO, Emblem Health VIP Passport HMO, Emblem Health VIP RX Saver, Emblem Health VIP Dual Select HMO DSNP, Emblem Health VIP Solutions HMO DSNP, Montefiore Oscar Easy Care HMO, Montefiore Oscar Extra benefits HMO

  • What Does HYBRID mean in Classes/Events Listings? Quite a few people have asked. Hybrid means that the class is offered AT THE SAME TIME in the Center and online through Zoom. The instructor may be in the Center, or the instructor may be Online. We always try to indicate which it will be.

  • RSS's Healthy Communities Initiative is a feature story in this week's Riverdale Press. Read it here.

  • Early Voting Starts October 29. All details on upcoming elections can be found on the votenyc website.

  • Interesting, free online conference - Radically Reframing Aging hosted by Maria Shriver. Include speakers like Jamie Lee Curtis, Deepek Chopra and more.

  • Monday, Oct 24 -Public Safety in District 11 TownHall at Lehman College, 5-6 PM

Check Out These Ongoing Classes & Special Events (both online and In Center) in:

Presentation On
EPIC (Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage)
Tuesday, Oct 25 at 10 AM (Hybrid - presenter online)

Benefits for Older Adult
Special Presentation by LiveOn NY

Wednesday, Oct 26 at 1 PM
Join RSS and LiveOn NY to learn about the benefits available to older adults in New York City including SNAP, SCRIE/DRIE, property tax exemptions, the Medicare Savings Program, Medicaid, and more! We will review what each benefit addresses, the eligibility criteria, and the application process.  The work of LiveOn NY centers on targeted advocacy, data-driven policy, direct assistance & innovative programs in support of older adult centers and other nonprofits.  REGISTER HERE.
In Center Only
Learn more here

Wednesday, Oct 26
3-5 PM

First Come, First Served

Old Country To Ellis: The Untold Story

Wednesday, Oct 26 at 11 AM (HYBRID - presenter online)
Many of us had ancestors who once decided to leave their towns and villages throughout Europe to come to America. Thousands landed at Ellis Island. This presentation focuses on what the journey to America was really like. Hear information accumulated from 5 major research institutions, including the Red Star Line Museum of Immigration in Antwerp, Belgium.
Register Here
Silver Shoes Dance Club is back in the Center (only), Fridays starting this Friday, October 28 at 1:15. 
Learn a variety of dances - have fun and get exercise at the same time. Fridays at 1:15. No registration is required.
Don't forget RSS is online every Sunday with self-care classes including Chair/Chi and Prana, Meditation, Virtual Reiki and more. Get ready for the week by taking care of yourself on Sunday!
Learn More and Register Here

Creativity During the Pandemic

We had a wonderful show last Sunday in the Center. Over 100 people enjoyed a workshop with April Lombardi, a great meal, and viewed the exhibit of work created during the pandemic (much of it in April's Watercolor class). Below is a video of the art submitted digitally. The exhibit will be open in the Center through Thanksgiving.

Important New Videos on the RSS Youtube Channel

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