Sirovich Center for Balanced Living

Free Programs & Resources For Older Adults

Educational Alliance’s Sirovich Center for Balanced Living makes aging in New York City easier—and fun!

Membership provides unlimited access to our programs and resources and is free for those aged 60 and up. We offer nutritious meals five days a week and a wide variety of classes and activities that engage both the mind and body. We also assist members with monitoring and maintaining a healthy lifestyle and provide one-on-one social services. We believe all older New Yorkers deserve to age with dignity and remain connected to a vibrant community of their peers.

Explore this site to learn more about our programs and how you can join the Educational Alliance community—because you belong here.

For over 130 years, Educational Alliance has remained a constant for the residents of Lower Manhattan in the ever-evolving city of New York. The Sirovich Center is part of our Older Adult Services (OAS) division, a comprehensive services model that supports and advances the healthy aging of nearly 10,000 older New Yorkers annually. Our OAS locations also include the Weinberg Center for Balanced Living, Project ORE, and Co-Op Village NORC (Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities). Learn more here.

Become A Sirovich Member

Did you know that the Sirovich Center for Balanced Living is now a part of the 14Y? Even more exciting, community members ages 60+ are eligible to join for FREE!

Register today and you’ll receive all the great benefits of a Sirovich membership including access to virtual and in-person classes and events, health and wellness services, arts and culture programming, meals, and so much more!

Become A Sirovich Member Here

Sign up here to receive the weekly and/or the monthly Sirovich newsletter.

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Classes and Activities at Sirovich
Arts and Culture

The Sirovich Center offers abundant opportunities for engaging in a variety of arts, crafts, and cultural activities. Our beautiful, light-filled studios and our grand performance hall are the perfect place to unleash your creativity. Check our calendar for the most up-to-date offerings in one of the following:

  • Dance classes
  • Open studio ceramics
  • Painting
  • Working with clay
  • Knitting
  • Choral groups and musical performances
  • Creative writing classes
  • Drama and theater groups
Health and Wellness

As an important component of overall programing, Sirovich Center includes a variety of participatory learning topics and activities to assist you with monitoring, maintaining, and learning practical ways to promote a healthier lifestyle. Check our calendar to view availability of the following:

  • Personalized wellness plans
  • Fitness classes
  • Weight management support
  • Healthy eating workshops
  • Stress and relaxation programs
  • Life transition workshops
  • Assistance with social services, entitlements, and counseling
Social Events

The Sirovich Center invites you to participate in ongoing meet-ups and entertaining social activities that will help you to stay connected to other members and program staff. Join us for a variety of free experiences that take advantage of the best that New York City has to offer.

Celebrate Arts Festival

An Annual Arts Festival Celebrating Older Adults

Join us throughout May to celebrate older adults in our community! This monthly long festival includes art galleries, performances, and an art fair!

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May 2022 Schedule

Check out the full calendar of reoccurring events and classes at Sirovich.

All classes are accessible, free, and led by professional instructors and teaching artists. Each class offers a great opportunity to learn new skills or revisit old pastimes as well as engage with your community.

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14Y Senior Membership

Health + Fitness for Older Adults

As a member of the 14Y, you get access to a dynamic mix of in-person and virtual programs, including access to our fitness center, heated indoor pool, a wide range of group fitness classes, discounts on arts and culture programs, and so much. more! 

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