More than 3,400 volunteers – including more than 850 who give their time through corporate social responsibility programs – provided more than 35,000 hours of service in 2018, helping vulnerable older New Yorkers who participate in programs and services at the Carter Burden Network (CBN), a leader in aging services in New York City. On April 11, 2019, CBN honored the contributions of this army of dedicated volunteers at a special event during National Volunteer Week (April 7-13, 2019).
More than 20 senior citizens took to the catwalk today and strutted their stuff at the Carter Burden Network Annual Fashion Show. The event took place at the Carter Burden/Leonard Covello Senior Center in East Harlem.
More than 20 seniors modeled fashions — many of them made by hand — during the Carter Burden Network Annual Fashion Show at the network's Leonard Covello Senior Center on East 109th Street and Second Avenue.
On March 20, 10 older adults graduated from the “Beyond Basics” computer class at the Carter Burden/Lehman Village Senior Program at NYCHA’s Lehman Village development in East Harlem. The class was taught in English and Spanish by Older Adults Technology Services (OATS).
Diez personas en la tercera edad recibieron diploma de graduación en las clases de computación “Mas allá de los básico” que provee Carter Burden/Lehman Village programa para personas envejecientes localizado en el este de Nueva York en los predios de la Autoridad de Vivienda de la Ciudad de Nueva York Lehman Village.
On March 20th, senior students at our Lehman Village Senior Center graduated from the Older Adults Technology Services “Beyond Basics” computer course this week and have mastered how to use e-mail, social media, and online shopping.
On view through March 13, 2019, the show features Vija Doks’ paintings created with chalk, colored pencil, and oil on black ground that showcases the diversity and beauty of animal life and Jeanne Finkelstein Goodman’s colorful, lively drawings from the series “Creatures of the Book.”
This National Nutrition Month we want to highlight the importance of the congregate meal programs that we offer. Please click to see the infographic from the Administration for Community Living to learn how congregate meals can directly impact seniors.
Kindergarteners from St. Ann School made a special Valentine’s Day visit to our Covello center in East Harlem . They chatted with the seniors, passed out handmade Valentine’s Day cards, and read them an adorable, festive poem.
Roz Dimon and Sara Petitt showcase a six-tiered installation titled “Unity Mash" for "On the Wall,” which features large prints representing Judaism, Christianity, Islam Buddhism, Hinduism, and Atheism. The exhibition is on view through February 6, 2019.
Covello's annual Christmas party was extra special this year as we celebrated the 100th birthday of one of our members, Carlos Banks. Carlos has been coming to Covello for more than 20 years and turned 100 on Christmas Day! Executive Director Bill Dionne, Macy's volunteers, and Santa and his elves all came to the party to wish Carlos a happy birthday.
The Carter Burden Network, in partnership with The Rockefeller University and Clinical Directors Network (CDN), has been awarded a substantial two-year federal grant from the Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Community Living to implement a dietary intervention to improve cardiovascular outcomes for seniors.
“We have art classes that are professional level, they just coincidentally take place at a senior center.” – Liz Curtin, professional Teaching Artist at the Carter Burden Network. Read more about how we aim to inspire creativity and reduce isolation through high-quality art programs for seniors.
Over the past year, members of the East Harlem and greater NYC community have created tiles in the ceramic studio at our Covello Senior Program. Each tile reflects the theme of love from the artists’ unique perspectives. Click to watch a video of a few of the project participants speaking of the inspiration behind their tiles.
It is with great sadness that we share with you that our beloved and esteemed Board Secretary Ellsworth Stanton passed away. A memorial service is scheduled for Ellsworth on Tuesday, May 22, at 4 p.m. in the Sanctuary of The Brick Presbyterian Church at 62 East 92nd Street, NYC.