Tuesday, June 30, 2009

ESL Graduation!

Our Spring '09 Russian ESL class held a graduation celebration following many months of hard work! All graduates received a certificate for completion of the class. Rivkah Berman from ESL sponsor The Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island presented the certificates.

Following the awards ceremony was a big party, with lovely danish! Everyone was proud of their accomplishments.

Rivkah Berman of JCC with ESL instructor Fira Kalendareva.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Trip to South Street Seaport Museum

Dorchester Senior Citizen's Center took a trip to South Street Seaport in lower Manhattan. First, we went to the mall area filled with lots of stores and a food court. Around the seaport, there were many outdoor cafes and discount designer clothes stores. Everyone went their own way, browsing and shopping as they liked.
Next, we visited the South Street Seaport Museum. Two sailing ships were open to the public. Inside were logs filled with interesting entries. Each ship had a story to tell with the relics they left behind. We enjoyed our trip to South Street Seaport, and we look forward to more exciting trips like this in the future!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Visions Award

Director JoAnne Biswakarma attended VISIONS' annual banquet and received an award in commemoration of the 35+ year collaboration between VISIONS and Dorchester.

VISIONS, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of blind and visually-impaired youth, adults and seniors. VISIONS' Selis Manor, a learning and recreation center, offers training, adapted recreation, volunteer and social work services, all free of charge. Thanks to CEO Nancy Miller and the staff of VISIONS, Inc. for being a positive voice for Dorchester Senior Citizen's Center. Their support has made Dorchester a great place, even in these tough times.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Trader Joe's Shopping Trip

Dorchester Senior Citizen's Center took a shopping trip to Trader Joe's today. We went to the location in Manhattan on 14th Street. Coming from Brooklyn, it was nice to travel to Manhattan for a change of scenery. Trader Joe's had a big selection of organic and healthy foods. "Being exposed to this type of market will help keep [everyone] healthy in the long run," commented Marilyn, our trip leader. The trip was well attended, and we hope to make trips to Trader Joe's in the future!