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.
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.