“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.
On Friday, March 23rd, the Carter Burden/Leonard Covello Senior Program in East Harlem hosted its annual Fashion Show. More than 20 seniors transformed into runway models and modeled stylish outfits, many of which were created in our clothing construction class.
Carter Burden Network's Volunteer Choir Director, Peter Hill, has been named NY1's New Yorker of the Week! Check out NY1's video coverage featuring Peter, Executive Director William J. Dionne, and the Carter Burden Network Singers.
Our Roosevelt Island Senior Center Program Director, Lisa Fernandez, is being honored by Assembly Member Rebecca A. Seawright on March 8, as a Woman of Distinction. Read more about Lisa and the amazing impact she has made on seniors through her work at Carter Burden Network.
Check out the coverage of Lisa Enem's new art exhibit at the Roosevelt Island Senior Center. The exhibit is the first in a series of monthly showcases hosted by the Carter Burden Network that feature the paintings of local senior artists.
Read "This I Have Learned", an essay about the ways our use of language gets in the way of success in serving older adults, by CBN Executive Director Bill Dionne published in LeadingAge magazine. Photo by Hechler Photographers.
More than 150 senior citizens gathered at the Carter Burden Luncheon Club on Manhattan’s Upper East Side on Christmas Day to celebrate the holiday together on a day when they might otherwise be alone. Click to watch video coverage from WNBC, Fox5 and WPIX.
"Older people 'are just a different type of kid,' said Mr. Cruz. 'You have your young kids, and you have your big kids. They all want to be free and silly.' "
We agree! The Carter Burden Network is excited to be partnering with Asphalt Green to provide Skills in Motion, a fun exercise program designed to improve strength and balance, at our Roosevelt Island Senior Center. Check out this great article of the Skills in Motion program in the New York Times.
On August 23rd, the Carter Burden/Leonard Covello Center held a celebration to thank NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito for her generous $6 million in funding for much needed renovations at the center.