May is a busy time at Burke—which means lots of great opportunities for community members to take part in some of our educational and recreational events. Here’s a quick look at what’s coming up on the calendar:
Legacy Lobby Lecture: May 6
Our next lecture in the centennial Legacy Lobby Lecture series, on Wednesday, May 6 at 4:30 p.m. features Holly Brenneise a senior associate at Perkins Eastman, an architecture and design firm based in Stamford, CT. Her lecture “Moving, Remoting and Booming” will take an in-depth look at hospital architecture and infrastructure, ambulatory care and the challenges facing aging baby boomers.
Upcoming: The following month, on June 3 at 4:30 p.m., Sam White, a leading architect at PBDW Architects and the great-grandson of Sanford White, of McKim, Mead and White, the architecture firm responsible for creating Burke’s original blueprint, will offer his unique perspective on the firm’s influence in Westchester and on American architecture.Learn more here.
19th Annual Learn to Golf Clinic: May 13
Our 19th annual Learn to Golf Clinic for adults with physical challenges will take place on Wednesday, May 13 from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. at Burke. Our clinic is aimed at introducing individuals to the game of golf, assisting those who already play but may be struggling with a new physical challenge and offering a supported atmosphere for participants with disabilities to have a great time practicing golf. All participants will receive one-on-one instruction with a trained professional in order to learn a variety of adaptive techniques and modifications for swing, stance and game play.
Senior Health & Fitness Day: May 27
National Senior Health and Fitness Day will be held in Burke’s Rosedale Room (second floor of the Billings Building, #4) on Wednesday, May 27. The goal for the day is to help keep seniors healthy and fit and it’s the nation's largest annual health promotion event for older adults.
The day consists of lectures and fitness programs including mindfulness and meditation, heart health nutrition, yoga, stretching and more. Lunch will be served. Senior Health and Fitness Day at Burke is free and open to the public. Due to limited space, registration is required.