The Vitality program at Phelps promotes the health and wellness of older adult community members through programs and services that focus on the physical, psychosocial and intellectual components of their age group. It also strongly supports and reinforces the aging-in-place concept.

The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club is a social gathering for adults in their second half of life, which meets once a month (except in August and December) on Thursday mornings from 8:30 to 10:30 am. Each Breakfast Club includes a presentation on a health topic, a nutritious breakfast and some light exercise.

Mind games

Mind Games is a fun way to stimulate various cognitive functions – memory, problem solving, focus and processing speed. If you are you having trouble remembering things or feel that you are easily confused, come join the fun! Come play board games and on-line group games, one Wednesday afternoon a month.

Senior steps

Senior Steps is a program offering health screenings for seniors. It meets on the third Tuesday of the month from 10 – 11:30 am. To register, call 914-366-3937.

Spirituality program

Programs about spirituality are offered periodically throughout the year.

Spirituality is a sense of connection to something bigger than ourselves, and it typically involves a search for meaning in life. As such, it is a universal human experience – something that touches us all.

For information, call 914-366-3937

Alzheimer's caregivers support group

Alzheimer’s disease is life changing for both those who are diagnosed and those close to them. The Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group provides a safe place for caregivers, family and friends of persons with dementia to meet and develop a mutual support system.

Second Friday of every month
10 – 11:30 am
Phelps campus: 755 Building, 5th floor, Conference Room 545
To register, call 914-366-3937

Fall prevention awareness

Each year, in recognition of National Fall Prevention Awareness Day, the Vitality Initiative sponsors a program that presents some simple steps people can take to prevent falls, which can help them stay active and remain independent. Attend this informative session, and learn what you can do to reduce your risk of falls.

Friday, September 22, 2017
9 am – 2 pm
Location: The Mount Pleasant Community Center in Valhalla
To register, please call 914-366-3937

Vitality newsletter

The Vitality Newsletter is a bi-monthly publication specifically for seniors. To receive the newsletter, either by mail or email, contact Ellen Woods at 914-366-3937 or ewoods@pmhc.us.

November 2017 Newsletter
February 2017 Newsletter
January-February 2016 Newsletter
March-April 2016 Newsletter
May-June 2016 Newsletter

Resources for seniors

Important links to resources for seniors:

NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders)

National Council on Aging

Senior Navigator at Phelps

Westchester Seniors Out Speaking (WSOS) – Medicare

Westchester Department of Senior Programs and Service

Caregiver Circles

Alzheimer’s Association

WestFair Rides

Community Emergency Notification System (CENS)

Older New Yorker’s Guide to Resources

Video - protecting aging knees & joints

This is a video of the presentation made by orthopedic surgeon Jason Hochfelder, MD at the Breakfast Club:

“Ways to Protect Aging Knees & Joints”


(914) 366-3937 or ewoods@pmhc.us