Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Roosevelt Island Senior Center Carter Burden Program Upcoming Events & Services - Amalgamated Bank Financial Health Presentation, Exercising Your Mind, Fresh Food For Seniors Sign Up, Museum Field Trip & More

Samantha Romero is the new Roosevelt Island Senior Center Carter Burden Program Outreach & Community Engagement Director. Ms Romero reports

Hello everyone!

I hope everyone has had a pleasant week! To those of you who have stopped by my office: thank you! It has been an absolute pleasure to meet you! However, I do want to take a second to formally introduce myself to everyone:

My name is Samantha Romero, & I have taken over as of June 12th as the new Director of Outreach & Community Engagement. I am newly married to an active-duty Marine who is stationed in Camp Lejeune (North Carolina), & am a graduate of East Carolina University (GO PIRATES!), where I obtained two Bachelor’s degrees: one in Criminal Justice & another in Family & Community Services. I am currently in ECU’s online Criminal Justice program to obtain my Master’s degree. I am a bit of a newcomer to New York City; I moved here in the summer of 2015 after growing up in a small community in south-eastern North Carolina. Previously, I have volunteered for other non-profit organizations in North Carolina, as well as worked for an Eviction Prevention Housing Subsidy unit in the Bronx. I am so excited for all that is to come with being the Outreach Director, & I am even more excited to get to know you all! I am eager to bring some new activities & events here to the center for you all to enjoy, so please feel free to drop by my office to say “Hello!” & offer any suggestions for things you would like to see here. Thank you again for a great first week, & I am looking forward to the weeks & months to come!

Open-Door Office Policy: My door will be open from 10:00am until 12:00pm Monday through Friday, or by appointment. You can also find me in the lunchroom until 12:30pm. I love to chat with you all! However, in order for me to ensure I can coordinate some awesome events/activities/field trips for you all, I have to allocate a certain amount time for planning & speaking on the phone with outside agencies. Thank you in advance for your understanding! Stay tuned for some new events coming your way…!


Representatives from Senator Serrano’s office will be available from 11am-2pm in the lobby.

We will be having our June Birthday Celebration & Sing-Along Karaoke in the Cafeteria beginning at 12:30pm. Come enjoy some cake with us!


Join us from 12:30-1:30pm for a special presentation by the Amalgamated Bank Financial Health Presentation. 


Michael Sherman’s Art Class People, Places, & Things Exhibition will be held on Wednesday June 28th, 2017 from 5:00pm-7:00pm. Make sure to stop by & indulge in some wine, cheese, & beautiful art!

The Alzheimer’s Foundation will be holding their “Exercise Your Mind: Brain-Healthy Living” Talk at 12:30pm on Thursday June 29th, 2017.

·Fresh Food for Seniors will begin sign-up on Monday June 26th & Tuesday June 27th. Sign-up will be held in the lobby. The pick-up will be Wednesday July 5th.

We are excited to announce an up-coming field trip to the Museum of the City of New York on Friday June 30th! We will be leaving the Senior Center at 12:00pm, & will be spending a couple of hours exploring & learning about the new exhibitions in the Museum. The van will have us back to the Senior Center by 4:00pm. If you are planning to enjoy lunch at the Senior Center prior to departure, please arrive by 11:20am. Sign-up with me in my office between 10:00am & 12:00pm Monday through Friday. Please note, sign-up is on a FIRST-COME FIRST-SERVE basis beginning Monday June 19th.

Join us for Broadway Health Care Staffing Bingo on Thursday July 6th from 1:00pm until 2:00pm in the Cafeteria.

Much more to come!


Membership and all of our programming are FREE. A voluntary contribution of $1.50 is suggested for lunch.
Welcome Ms. Romero to Roosevelt Island.