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90 Bennett Avenue, New York, NY 10033 212-923-5715 moriahcenter@gmail.com www.moriahseniorcenter.org Dear Friends,

90 Bennett Avenue, New York, NY 10033

212-923-5715

90 Bennett Avenue, New York, NY 10033 212-923-5715 moriahcenter@gmail.com www.moriahseniorcenter.org Dear Friends,

Dear Friends,

Moriah’s super summer programming continues this month with something for everyone.

In the first week of August, our Tuesday Movie moves to Monday, so that we can hold our Second Annual Health Fair on Tuesday, August 6 th . There will be giveaways, screenings, entertainment and much information for everyone who attends.

Our monthly Book Club will meet on Monday, August 12 th at 1 pm.

Tai Chi Tuesdays will continue this month on Tuesdays, August 13 th and 20 th at 11 am.

Our monthly Birthday Party will be held this month on Wednesday, August 14 th .

Moriah will be open for a PICK UP LUNCH on Sunday, August 18 th at 10:30 am.

Don’t miss Cantor Eric S. Freeman’s Music Monday this month on August 19 th at 1 pm.

Moriah seniors will visit the Times Square Discovery Center for a very special self-guided exhibition entitled Shipwreck: Pirates and Treasure on Wednesday, August 21 st . Reserve your spot in the office and prepare to learn about how science and technology are used to recover artifacts from the depths of the sea. Space for this trip is very limited.

ON MONDAY, AUGUST 26 th WE WILL RETURN TO OUR REGULAR LUNCH SCHEDULE AT 1:15 pm.

Make an appointment for your monthly Chair Massage on Monday August 26 th at 2 pm.

Join in a very special two day intensive Memory Workshop with Joey Gutmann on Monday and Tuesday, August 26 th and 27 th at 2 pm.

As always, join us for Computer Lab on Wednesdays, Exercise Classes on Wednesdays & Thursdays and Yoga on Friday morning.

Moriah thanks the following people for their generous donations to our Center:

Mrs. Judith Levi on the occasion of the yahrzeit of Mr. Raphael N. Levi, z”l The Hexter Family in honor of the Moriah Staff

Mrs. Neilly Meirowitz

Mrs. Bertha Trepp

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We Welcome Our New Members!  

We Welcome Our New Members!

 
We Welcome Our New Members!  
 

Mrs. Gloria Rivera

Ms. Consuelo Ramirez

Ms. Virginia R. Kelley

Mrs. Rojas Pena

Mr. Vulf Benenson

Mrs. Ethelina Matos

Mrs. Medina Murzaku

Ms. Haydee Dagley

Ms. Arias Hernandez Mr. Herminio Martinez Mr. Eliezer Lopez Ms. Irmgard Klawansky

Ms. Arias Hernandez

Mr. Herminio Martinez

Mr. Eliezer Lopez

Ms. Irmgard Klawansky

Ms. Arias Hernandez Mr. Herminio Martinez Mr. Eliezer Lopez Ms. Irmgard Klawansky

Shuli Gutmann, Director

Chani Hilewitz, Bookkeeper

Zahava Goldofsky, Program Assistant

Moriah is funded by the NYC Department for the Aging and your generous contributions. A project of Agudath Israel of America, Community Services Inc.

The District Attorney & Department of Aging warn about fraud and financial crimes

A woman living on East 79th Street received an alarming phone call in mid-May from “Captain Tom Piscani”,

head of financial crime in New York, who told her that she was in possession of counterfeit bills. He told her to cash a check from her bank, and meet with a plainclothes officer in front of the New York Society Library. She gave the officer $3,200 in cash despite the fact that he never even showed her identification. This is just one incident in a string of police fraud-related crimes that occurred on the Upper East Side in late spring. The victims were all elderly. Another victim gave a detective-impersonator access to her bank account information, and a third sensed something wrong and refused to give the “officer” any money. Patterns of fraud and scam-related crimes committed against senior citizens 65-plus are common. There are more than 700 cases of elder abuse handled by the DA’s office every year, including abuse, neglect and fraud. There are multiple types of fraud crimes — from a stranger posing as a police officer, landlord or electrician who convinces the victim to hand over cash to phone conversations with strangers posing as relatives pleading for bail money. The 20th precinct on the Upper West Side, in particular, saw several incidents of the “relative’s cry for help” scams earlier in the year. But many times, the elderly victim knows the perpetrators personally. The Manhattan District Attorney just indicted an accountant for allegedly stealing more than $1.2 million from his client- a 95-year-old Holocaust survivor who has since passed away. “The reality is that abuse against seniors is a big problem, especially with a rapidly growing aging population,” said Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance. “It’s the kind of crime that people have been reluctant to acknowledge for decades, but now we are focusing on it. You have strangers, family members, fiduciaries, caregivers all taking advantage of the elderly.” In addition to scams in person, Vance also named scams over the phone and internet scams, where the perpetrator tells a victim that he or she has won a prize, or needs to enter his or her bank account information. So why are senior citizens more affected by these scams? According to the city’s Department for the Aging, senior citizens are less likely to suspect anything fishy. They grew up in an era of unlocked doors and without any knowledge of misleading spam emails and scams. “This is a generation that’s much more trusting than generations after it,” said Aurora Salamone, director of the elderly crime victims resource center with the Department for the Aging. “The internet is a newer tool to them and when you open up your email, a lot of time these offers or warnings look real. If you think about it, why would a bank ask you for your bank account if they have it already? But to an older person not savvy with internet they might think it’s perfectly legitimate.” The internet scams “get” their victims by making scammers’ emails look as legitimate as possible using logos of banks and names. When an elderly person is scammed over the phone, the tactic is often manipulation. For instance, said Salamone, the perpetrator might hear a dog barking in the background, and relay a personal story about his or her own pet. But senior centers and senior resources centers are wising up to these tactics, and warn their senior citizens all the time about potential dangers.

“We have had training for seniors making them aware of some of these risks,” said Sara Peller, the Director at Dorot, a senior services center on West 85th Street. “A lot of times they fall for these phone calls. The other risk for seniors is anyone who comes into your home; you should really be cautious of that.” The last type of scam or fraud, and possibly the saddest, is when senior citizens are taken advantage of by someone they trust. It usually happens when an elderly person puts an accountant or a relative in charge of their bank account, and instead of just helping their elderly grandmother or neighbor, the perpetrators start helping themselves. “Seniors are folks who are capable of having a relationship which they are victimized by,” said DA Vance. “Banks are supposed to throw a flag on someone coming in all the time and writing checks off a senior’s account, especially with any suspicious withdrawals.”

In fact, said Salamone, the DA’s office is specifically working with HSBC bank to train staff in ways to catch

suspicious activity before it is too late. For instance, if a senior citizen usually takes $200 per week out of his

bank account, but it all of a sudden spikes to $1,000, the bank will put a flag on the bank account to watch out for any further evidence. Western Union has also been cracking down on suspicious financial wire transactions.

In terms of scams offering prizes or anything free, Council Member Jessica Lappin, who is also the chair of the

Aging Committee on the City Council, offers this piece of important advice: “If it sounds too good to be true, it

is.”

It’s never too late to join Moriah Senior Center’s BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION GROUP Come join
It’s never too late to join Moriah Senior Center’s BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION GROUP Come join
It’s never too late to join Moriah Senior Center’s BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION GROUP Come join
It’s never too late to join Moriah Senior Center’s BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION GROUP Come join
It’s never too late to join Moriah Senior Center’s BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION GROUP Come join
It’s never too late to join Moriah Senior Center’s BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION GROUP Come join
It’s never too late to join Moriah Senior Center’s BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION GROUP Come join
It’s never too late to join Moriah Senior Center’s BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION GROUP Come join
It’s never too late to join Moriah Senior Center’s BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION GROUP Come join
It’s never too late to join Moriah Senior Center’s BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION GROUP Come join

It’s never too late to join

Moriah Senior Center’s

BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION GROUP

Come join the group on Monday, August 12 th at 1pm, as we discuss Tracy Chevalier’s captivating novel, The Last Runaway.

In New York Times bestselling author Tracy Chevalier’s newest

historical saga, she introduces Honor Bright, a modest English

Quaker who moves to Ohio in 1850, only to find herself alienated and alone in a strange land. Sick from the moment she leaves England, and fleeing personal disappointment, she is forced by family tragedy to rely on strangers in a harsh, unfamiliar landscape.

Nineteenth-century America is practical, precarious, and unsentimental, and scarred by the continuing injustice of slavery. In her new home Honor discovers that principles count for little, even within a religious community meant to be committed to human equality.

However, drawn into the clandestine activities of the Underground Railroad, a network helping runaway slaves escape to freedom, Honor befriends two surprising women who embody the remarkable power of defiance. Eventually she must decide if she too can act on what she believes in, whatever the personal costs.

A powerful journey brimming with color and drama, The Last Runaway is Tracy Chevalier’s

vivid engagement with an iconic part of American history.

Register in the office and receive a library copy of this New York Times Bestseller for advance reading.

See what everybody has been reading and join in the discussion!

of this New York Times Bestseller for advance reading. See what everybody has been reading and
of this New York Times Bestseller for advance reading. See what everybody has been reading and
of this New York Times Bestseller for advance reading. See what everybody has been reading and
MORIAH SENIOR CENTER VISITS DISCOVERY TIMES SQUARE Wednesday, August 21st Leaving Moriah at 10:15 am

MORIAH SENIOR CENTER VISITS DISCOVERY TIMES SQUARE

Wednesday, August 21st Leaving Moriah at 10:15 am Returning in time for lunch Space is limited Pre-registration in the office is a must A $2.00 refundable deposit is necessary to hold your spot

SHIPWRECK! Pirates & Treasure will capture your imagination and take you on an incredible journey
SHIPWRECK! Pirates & Treasure will
capture your imagination and take you on
an incredible journey through thousands
of years of maritime history. Experience
hurricane-force winds, pick up treasure
with a robotic arm, and explore the
mysteries of the deep. This exhibit
features over 500 authentic artifacts,
including gold and silver treasures, as well
as the incredible science and technology
used to work thousands of feet below the
ocean's surface.

MORIAH SENIOR CENTER

Special Two Day Intensive MEMORY WORKSHOP

with Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and Jeopardy! contestant

Joey Gutmann

Monday and Tuesday August 26 and 27 at 2 pm
Monday and Tuesday
August 26 and 27
at 2 pm

Discover techniques for improving your everyday memory

  

Take on the Brain Game Challenge and memorize presidents, flags, and more

Learn some fascinating historical trivia

Use your newfound skills culminating in a fun competition of brainpower!

Moriah Senior Center

invites you to a farewell-to-summer

BEACH PARTY

&

STEEL DRUM CONCERT

on Labor Day Monday, September 2nd Lunch at 12 pm Concert at 1 pm

Moriah Senior Center

90 Bennett Avenue

212-923-5715

moriahcenter@gmail.com

September 2nd Lunch at 12 pm Concert at 1 pm Moriah Senior Center 90 Bennett Avenue
Mikhael Alterman William Altier Brigitte Blau German Broydo Jose Caceres Elsa D. Cepin Fernando Chicon
Mikhael Alterman William Altier Brigitte Blau German Broydo Jose Caceres Elsa D. Cepin Fernando Chicon
Mikhael Alterman William Altier Brigitte Blau German Broydo Jose Caceres Elsa D. Cepin Fernando Chicon
Mikhael Alterman William Altier Brigitte Blau German Broydo Jose Caceres Elsa D. Cepin Fernando Chicon
Mikhael Alterman William Altier Brigitte Blau German Broydo Jose Caceres Elsa D. Cepin Fernando Chicon

Mikhael Alterman William Altier Brigitte Blau German Broydo Jose Caceres Elsa D. Cepin Fernando Chicon Aida Colon Patricia Colon Ramona Conrey Yevgenia Dreytser Mario Fontana Lilli Gershon Donald R. Goodyear Demetrio Gonzalez Mark Greenberg Elyas F. Isaacs Adelina A. Jiminian

Liya Kabolotskaya Lev Kaller Irene Katsman Walter Kehr Margaret Klatt Nataliya Konstantinova Thelma Krieger Hilda Kromnick Roselia Lantigua Martha Lehmann Irina Levin Raisa Litvin Rosa Lopez Herminio Martinez Bernardo A. Moscoso Sofya Miniovich Agostinho Nascimento Harry Nussenbaum

Eugenia D. Perez Hilda Perez Ritta Polishchuk Gloria Rebollar Henry Rosenberg Vicky Rosenberg Monel Salomon Fred Schmitt Polina Shapiro Vadim Shron Izya Shtaygrud Paula Stoessel Larisa Vaynshteyn Marya Vyostina Raphael M. Weis Josephine White

Vaynshteyn Marya Vyostina Raphael M. Weis Josephine White What is Tai Chi? Tai chi is often
Vaynshteyn Marya Vyostina Raphael M. Weis Josephine White What is Tai Chi? Tai chi is often

What is Tai Chi?

Tai chi is often described as "meditation in motion." There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice, which originated in China as a martial art, has value in treating or preventing many health problems. And you can get started even if you aren't in top shape or in the best of health.

In this low-impact, slow-motion exercise, you go through a series of motions named for animal actions such as, "white crane spreads its wings" or martial arts moves, such as "box both ears." As you move, you breathe deeply and naturally. Tai chi differs from other types of exercise in several respects. The movements are usually circular and never forced, the muscles are relaxed rather than tensed, the joints are not fully extended or bent, and connective tissues are not stretched. Tai chi can be easily adapted for anyone, from the most fit people to people who are confined to wheelchairs.

Harvard Health Publication

 
 
 
 
 

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