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    North of NYC North of NYC By Houlihan Lawrence By Houlihan Lawrence by

    A milestone birthday like 75 or 80 doesn’t mean slowing down anymore; local seniors find there are so many great ways to stay involved and keep active. From field trips to social gatherings and educational workshops, northern Westchester offers a variety of programming to keep those over 60 engaged, informed, and entertained.

    Earlier this year, Katonah Museum of Art started offering Senior Socials on the third Friday of each month. The popular program kicks off at the museum at 1 pm and includes a docent-led tour, featuring in-depth information about exhibitions, artists, and ideas, followed by coffee and treats. Senior citizen discounts are available, and the museum is equipped with loaner wheelchairs and portable stools for those who need a little extra support.


    The Town of Bedford sponsors Senior Bus Trips. Upcoming outings this fall include trips to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, Mohegan Sun Casino, and Radio City Music Hall for the Holiday Spectacular, followed by lunch at Carmine’s. Buses depart from the Katonah Community House and range in price from $35 to $105.  The town also offers opportunities for seniors to stay fit, like the weekly Chair Yoga classes that are held every Monday at the Bedford Hills Community House. Call 914-666-7004 to register.


    Pound Ridge has a Neighbor 2 Neighbor bus that picks up senior residents at their homes and takes them to Scotts Corners to do their weekly shopping. N2N  also hosts monthly out-of-town shopping excursions to Norwalk and Danbury. For a complete schedule of Neighbor 2 Neighbor programming, including field trips and in-town social gatherings, workshops, and activities, email or call 914-764-8201.


    The Town of Mt. Kisco is home to the Fox Senior Center where senior neighbors can stop in for nutritious meals and a full calendar of social activities. Classes include everything from Tai Chi, ballroom dancing, and card games to crafting workshops and movie screenings. For more information, call 914-666-8766.

    Photos used with permission of Katonah Museum of Art and Pound Ridge Neighbor to Neighbor