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Senior Services

“Creative Aging is an active process that includes purpose, meaning and commitment which evolves and changes in each decade of healthy living. Creative Aging promotes new experiences, even re-kindles personal interests, all of which stimulate mental health and benefit physical, social and spiritual well being.” – Creative Aging Task Force / March.2015

Senior Services tries to devise and maintain the needs of an elder emergent generation. We are dedicated to fostering programs and services which connect, enhance and engage our elders with opportunities for learning and sharing.

Our Senior Services programs are designed using a creative aging approach; a mindful connection that promotes collaborative learning, exploration in the visual arts, music, drama and the written arts. Some of our programs include the: Philosophical Breakfast Group, Knitter’s Knot, Convivial Book Group, Cyber Seniors Open Forum, Senior Jam Guitar & Vocal Group, STARS: Senior Theater Arts, Sketchbook Drawing & Art Group, Current Events Forum as well as enjoyable concerts, poetry groups, movies and more!

We advocate for the needs of our library patrons by being actively involved with local and County organizations such as the Westchester Public/Private Partnership For Aging Services and the Department of Senior Programs and Services.

Cyber Seniors : Open Forum An opportunity for those of us who know little about computers and tech gadgets and want to catch up.  “You Know More Than You Think You Do!” is our motto.  Instructor Jason Fox, brings an excellent beginners training to our Cyber Seniors program on the 2nd and third Thursday of each month (see our calendar for details).  Other opportunities include our one-on-one tech coaching apppointments for beginners, self-guided learning through the Library’s various free on-line learning providers and learning circles.  Click on the colored title of recommended tech books to open the link: AARP Tech Guides for Seniors New to Gadgets.

Philosophical Breakfast Group Philosophical Breakfast Group December 2015A twice monthly group interested in learning and discussing topics from the Great Course Lecture series such as Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Thought (a 3 year study) and Great Minds of the Eastern Intellectual Tradition (a 1 year study). A learning collaborative program.

Sketchbook Drawing & Art Group  A creative aging program that includes light instruction, visiting artists and the importance of continued learning and sharing through drawing and painting.  Sketchbook, established several years ago, meets in the traditional semester style time block on Tuesday afternoons.  Bring your sketchbook, pencils, or charcoal, an eraser, watercolors and brushes and begin a journey in art!  Images of past art works and group art show, click here > Art Exhibit, Art Images and Visiting Artist

W.In.Gs : Widowhood In Growth “It’s Far From Over!” (click here to open a pdf copy of our Group’s handout) Widowhood Booklet The Widowhood Group disbanded in 2016.  The group reminds us to continue to share, create, and discuss our lives to find common ground in life after loss and purpose going forward.

Art Reception “Beyond Boundaries” ⇒ (click here to open link) Art Reception Pictures The exhibit on Saturday, February 13, 2016 included members from the Greenburgh Library’s Sketchbook Drawing & Art Group, Theodore D Young Community Center’s Art Group and the Multipurpose Senior Center Art Group.

Kate Colquitt, Senior Services Library and Art Coordinator
 Senior Services Events of Interest
Sketchbook Drawing and Art Group neil-still-lifewelcomed visitng artists, Neil Lavey watercolor workshop and Jamie Ross – Tissue paper watercolor art.  neil-lavey-demo-standing-side-shot3-higer-resneil-portrait
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Prior to becoming a Librarian, Kate Colquitt studied paintinghttps://youtu.be/MJ6O5M2ViT8 at the Ecole’ de Beaux Arts and Acade’mie de Port-Royal in Paris, France and at the Art Students League of New York. Ms. Colquitt was awarded a full scholarship to Colombia University where she completed her masters degree and developed outreach programs as part of the Connecting Libraries and Schools Project of The New York Public Library. She continued to develop her career and has worked as a school librarian, children’s services librarian, teen services and outreach librarian. Recently, Kate has developed the creative aging program for the 55 and beyond population at the Greenburgh Public Library. She is very happy to combine her library skills and fine art training with the bounty of wonderful patrons who frequent the Greenburgh Library.

To reach Kate, please call (914) 721-8233 or send an email to: kcolquitt@greenburghlibrary.org