"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.
See Fox 5 News' coverage of the SU-CASA exhibition at the Carter Burden/Leonard Covello Senior Program in East Harlem. SU-CASA is a six-month art program which gave the seniors the chance to study under the instruction Carter Burden Network’s artist-in-residence Syma – an innovative artist and art educator.
The City Meals on Wheels Delivery team for the Carter Burden Network was named the New York 2017 Disney VoluntEAR of the Year! Congratulations to our Volunteer Services team and thank you to our wonderful volunteers!
"They bring food — and a lot of comfort. A trio of volunteers with developmental disabilities delivers warm meals to homebound senior citizens on the Upper East Side every week, in an arrangement that spreads well-being all around."
Roosevelt Island Daily - May 3, 2017: "In less than ten months residency managing the RI Senior Center, the Carter Burden Network has breathed new life into old programs and brought in lively new activities. Health & Wellness Day, on the calendar for May 11th, takes the contributions one step farther, opening up resources for other ages as well as for seniors."
On Friday, March 31st, the Carter Burden/Leonard Covello Senior Program in East Harlem hosted its annual Fashion Show. More than 20 senior citizens transformed into runway models and took to the catwalk.