Founded in 1895, this Chelsea-based community institution with five locations is the cultural legacy of 19th-century social reformers such as Jane Addams. With art exhibits, classes, theater productions and programs for seniors as well as Head Start day care, Kindergarten, afterschool, teen and mental health programs, the Hudson Guild enriches the community in and around the Chelsea area.
Programs for Seniors
Enrichment activities in the Hudson Guild Adult Services include weekly art, ballet and opera appreciation sessions, held at Hudson Guild Fulton Center, 119 Ninth Avenue. There are also classes in beginner computer, creative writing, chair aerobics, bridge, crafts, tai chi, jewelry making, Latin dance, current events, painting, yoga, collage, a walking club and qi gong. For information on classes call (212) 924-6710. A monthly schedule of events is available on the Sundial monthly newsletter (pdf; in English and Spanish). Membership is free and required to participate in all activities. Membership forms are available at the Fulton Center.
Midday weekday dinners are held as well. Special events include trips to museums, cultural and historic sites, Atlantic City and luncheon theaters, monthly birthday parties with dancing, special speakers, health screenings and both on-site and home-delivered midday dinner on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
Case Managers provide one-on-one and group counseling as well as provide seniors with intensive case management services.