Westchester County

2014 Calendar of Events

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated. Some programs require reservations. For more information, call (914) 813-6400. 

April
16 Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop
Mt. Pleasant Community Center
125 Lozza Drive, Valhalla
12:30-3 p.m.
Free workshops started April 2 and take place every Wednesday through May 7.  Participants must start by April 16 to receive a certificate of completion. Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are preferred. To sign up, Contact: Kellie Rizzi at (914) 742-2363
23 Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop
Phelps Memorial Hospital Center
701 N. Broadway, Room 515, Sleepy Hollow
9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Starts today and takes place every Wednesday through May 28. Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are preferred. To sign up, contact H. Gross at (914) 606-6528 or E. Woods at (914) 366-3937.
25 Senior Law Program: Basics of Estate Planning and Basics of Financial Planning
India Center
81 Main St., Elmsford
7 – 8:30 p.m.
Speakers: Deepankar Mukerji, Esq. and Robert Leitner, CFP. For reservations, contact Amita Ajmera at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (914) 418-5775.
30 Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop
Phelps Memorial Hospital Center
701 N. Broadway, Room 515, Sleepy Hollow
9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Event takes place every Wednesday through May 28. Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are preferred. To sign up, contact H. Gross at (914) 606-6528 or E. Woods at (914) 366-3937.
 
May
6 Nuts and Bolts of Making Your Money Last Through Retirement
Phelps Memorial Hospital Center
701 N. Broadway (Route 9), Sleepy Hollow
6 - 8 p.m.
Speaker: Robert Leitner, CFP. For reservations, contact Ellen Woods at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (914) 366-3937.
7 Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop
Phelps Memorial Hospital Center
701 N. Broadway, Room 515, Sleepy Hollow
9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Event takes place every Wednesday through May 28. Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are preferred. To sign up, contact H. Gross at (914) 606-6528 or E. Woods at (914) 366-3937.
8 Salute to Seniors
Westchester County Center
198 Tarrytown Road, White Plains
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Features more than 90 vendors with products and services of interest to seniors and caregivers. View new services and sample new products.  Also, stop by some of the 17 booths at the health and wellness fair for a nutrition assessment, skin care and dental care information, tai chi exercise and more. An Elvis Presley impersonator will provide the opening act for live entertainment. Registration is required for box lunches by calling (914) 813-6416 or (914) 813-6449.  The deadline to place orders is Wednesday, April 23, and the suggested meal contribution is $4. Lunch, which will be served from 11:30 to 12:30, includes a turkey sandwich, apple, cookie and juice.  Admission and parking are free. Vendor registration is now open.
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Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop
Phelps Memorial Hospital Center
701 N. Broadway, Room 515, Sleepy Hollow
9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Event takes place every Wednesday through May 28. Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are preferred. To sign up, contact H. Gross at (914) 606-6528 or E. Woods at (914) 366-3937.
28 National Senior Health and Fitness Day
Programs that range from healthy cooking to dancing and low-impact aerobic exercise to be presented at senior centers, nutrition sites and adult day-care programs throughout the county. Details to be announced.
June
13

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Program
Mount Pleasant Community Center
125 Lozza Drive, Valhalla
12:30 p.m.

24 Saxon Woods Pool Party and Barbecue
Saxon Woods Pool
Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Rain Date: Wednesday, June 25
26 TIPS  Pre-Conference to Successful Aging Plan Conference
(Telehealth Interventions for Seniors)
Westchester Marriott Hotel
Tarrytown Road (Route 119), Tarrytown
1 – 5 p.m.
Colleges and universities demonstrate how the TIPS program benefits students, seniors and caregivers.
27 Successful Aging – It’s Everybody’s Business
Westchester Marriott Hotel
Tarrytown Road (Route 119), Tarrytown
8:30 a.m.
Conference with full day of speakers and workshops. Keynoter: Ken Dychtwald, President, Age Wave. Many more details to come.
 
September
10 Medicare Basics
County Office Building
9 S. First Ave., eighth-floor conference room
Mount Vernon
10 a.m. – 12 noon
Free introductory workshop presented by the Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services (DSPS). Early registration is advised because the classes fill up quickly. To sign up, call the DSPS year-round Medicare Information Line at (914) 813-6100. For more information, visit the federal government’s official Medicare Web site www.medicare.gov or call their helpline (800) 633-4227.
16 Livable Communities Village Fair
Mount Pleasant Community Center
125 Lozza Drive, Valhalla
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.    
An age-friendly extravaganza
19 Senior Programs and Services meeting for the Aging Network, the two senior councils and the public
Westchester County Center
198 Tarrytown Road, White Plains
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
October
1 Golden Harvest Dance and Talent Show
Westchester County Center
198 Tarrytown Road, White Plains
Doors open at 10:30 a.m.
Talent Show 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Dancing 12:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
2 Golden Harvest Awards Breakfast
Abigail Kirsch at Tappan Hill
81 Highland Ave. off Benedict Avenue, Tarrytown
8:30 – 10 a.m.
8 Medicare Basics
County Office Building
9 S. First Ave., eighth-floor conference room
Mount Vernon
10 a.m. – 12 noon
Free introductory workshop presented by the Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services (DSPS). Early registration is advised because the classes fill up quickly. To sign up, call the DSPS year-round Medicare Information Line at (914) 813-6100. For more information, visit the federal government’s official Medicare Web site www.medicare.gov or call their helpline (800) 633-4227.
24 Annual Public Hearing of the Department of Senior Programs and Services
Westchester County Center
198 Tarrytown Road, White Plains
9 – 11:30 a.m.
29 15th Annual Senior Law Day
Westchester County Center
198 Tarrytown Road, White Plains
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
More than a dozen workshops on elder law topics of interest to seniors and caregivers led by leading attorneys, certified financial planners and geriatric care managers. Topics to include wills vs. trusts, advance planning for health care, advance planning for financial security and housing options. Also, the workshop leaders offer free, 15-minute, one-on-one consultations. Registration
starts right after Labor Day.
December
5 32nd Annual Westchester Senior Citizens Hall of Fame
Westchester Marriott Hotel, Tarrytown
11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m