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.

For information, call 914-366-3937 or email ewoods3@northwell.edu.

Stepping On - fall prevention program

Stepping On is a 7-week fall prevention program that teaches participants practical strategies to reduce falls. The program is highly participative and builds confidence to reduce the risk of falls so people may maintain an active and fulfilling life. The program content covers:

  • Falls and risk
  • Strength and balance exercises
  • Safe footwear and walking
  • Vision and falls
  • Home and community safety
  • Medication review and management
  • Bone health
  • Coping after a fall

For information, please call 914-366-3937 or email ewoods3@northwell.edu.

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.

For information, call 914-366-3937 or email ewoods3@northwell.edu.

Senior Steps: health screenings for seniors

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.

Tai Chi Easy

Tai Chi is a graceful form of exercise that helps reduce stress and is beneficial for a variety of other health conditions. Tai Chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements performed in a slow, focused manner, accompanied by deep breathing.

For information, call 914-366-3937 or email ewoods3@northwell.edu.

Autumn Games

A day full of fun activities for adults age 55+, ranging from bocce ball and pickleball to line dancing and tai chi. There’s something for everyone!

For more information, call 914-366-3937 or email ewoods3@northwell.edu.

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

Elderlaw series

The elderlaw series provides valuable information to guide you along in the process of planning your retirement. It is a 3-part series of presentations given by elderlaw attorneys and financial advisers.

For information, call 914-366-3937 or email ewoods3@northwell.edu.

Demystifying Medicare

Demystifying Medicare assists people who are navigating their way through the Medicare system. The program outlines the various parts of Medicare and lays out the costs associated with the medical and drug insurance provided by the government and private companies.

For information, call 914-366-3937 or email ewoods3@northwell.edu.

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

Patient Navigator for Seniors

This program offers seniors help in navigating the healthcare maze and provides information on hospital and community resources.

For information, call 914-366-3937 or email ewoods3@northwell.edu.

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 Patient Navigator 

Westchester Seniors Out Speaking (WSOS) – Medicare

Westchester Department of Senior Programs and Service

Caregiver Circles

Alzheimer’s Association

WestFair Rides

Mesothelioma Guide

Caregivers Collaborative

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