ADULT PROGRAMMING

ADULT PROGRAMMING AT THE H.E.S.

 

Whether you are looking to learn a new instrument, take a fitness class, join a local gym, take a dip in the pool, or are looking to meet people from your community the H.E.S. is the place to go! 

 

With a variety of program options, we know you will find the program right for you and your needs. 
Have questions about a specific program or the H.E.S. in general? Reach out to our front desk staff at your convenience by calling us at 718.241.3000.
We are here to and happy to assist you. 

DUE TO COVID-19 THE H.E.S. SENIOR ADULT RECREATION PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY NOT OPERATING.
 
WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING PARTICIPANTS FROM THE COMMUNITY BACK INTO OUR BUILDING AS SOON AS IT IS SAFE TO DO SO.
 
CHECK BACK REGULARLY FOR PROGRAM UPDATES.

 

SENIOR ADULTS RECREATION 

 

Senior Day Recreation is a community resource program that enables our neighbors, 60 years of age, and older, to stay healthy and happy in our community.
The program offers services at the H.E.S. and members’ homes. We currently serve residents living in the area between Coney Island Avenue to Brighton Beach.
Our goals are building community, empowering individuals to achieve their potential, and enhancing the quality of their lives.
 
We Offer:
  • Assistance with and access to social services, including benefits/entitlements (e.g., SSI, SNAP (food stamps), housing assistance, and more)
  • Advocacy, information, and referral services to community and government agencies
  • Financial and legal consultations
  • Crisis intervention
  • Social, educational, and recreational activities, trips
  • Volunteer opportunities

DUE TO COVID-19 THE H.E.S. ADULT SUNDAY RECREATION PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY NOT OPERATING.
 
WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING PARTICIPANTS FROM THE COMMUNITY BACK INTO OUR BUILDING AS SOON AS IT IS SAFE TO DO SO.
 

CHECK BACK REGULARLY FOR PROGRAM UPDATES.

 

SUNDAY ADULT RECREATION

 

The Sunday Recreation Program engages developmentally disabled adults in weekend activities and provides respite for family caregivers.
These activities include going to shows, movies, sports events, and engaging in arts and crafts activities. The program allows developmentally disabled adults to socialize with their peers while also sharpening their life skills.
The program is open to individuals 18 to 45 years old, living within the greater Southeast Brooklyn area. Participants should be high functioning developmentally disabled adults. Transportation may be available depending on proximity to H.E.S.
 
Eligibility requirements for Sunday Recreation Program:
  • The individual must be between the ages of 18-45.
  • The individual must have a Medicaid waiver.
  • The individual’s Care Manager must provide H.E.S with the individual’s Level of Care (LOC), Life Plan, Notice of Decision (NOD), Psychological and Psycho-social evaluations.
Each Individual must engage in an intake meeting with the Sunday Coordinator or the Director of Programs for People with Disabilities before being admitted to the program.

Want more information about the Sunday Adult Recreation Program at the H.E.S. please contact Ariella Feldman at 718.241.3000 ext. 123 or Ariella@thehes.org.

Need assistance registering? Check out our registration assistance page or contact the H.E.S. registration office at your convenience by calling us at 718.241.3000.

DUE TO COVID-19 THE H.E.S. FITNESS ROOM HAS TEMPORARILY BEEN SHUT DOWN. HOWEVER, SEVERAL LOW CONTACT SPORT OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR YOU!
 

VISIT OUR RESERVATION PAGE TO LEARN MORE AND RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY!

 

ADULT FITNESS AT THE H.E.S.

$100 FOR 10 CLASSES | OR FREE WITH FITNESS MEMBERSHIP

 

In addition to our newly renovated fitness center equipped with brand new cardio equipment, H.E.S. also offers a variety of different courses aimed towards improving the health & wellness of adults of all ages and fitness levels.

 

Our workouts are safe, effective, and intentionally geared to leave you feeling fit, toned, strong, and motivated. Classes include cardio, core strengthening, core sculpting, stretching, and emphasis on proper form, breathing, technique, and safety.

 

We welcome everyone of all skill and fitness levels. We’re here to improve together.

 

 

TOTAL BODY TRAINING | MONDAY 7:30 P.M.- 8:30 P.M.
The Total Body Training Class is an intense and challenging experience that is designed to get you into the shape of your life. Our effective and individualized routines, combined with our supportive and motivated instructors, separate our unique program from traditional classes.

 

 

YOGA | TUESDAY 7:15 P.M. – 8:15 P.M.

Take an hour off from your busy schedule and unwind mentally and physically. You’ll have the opportunity to learn various YOGA postures, deep breathing techniques, and gain a sense of peace and stability. The benefits of yoga are well documented and help achieve the following:

  • Relaxation of body and mind
  • Increased energy
  • Greater self-discipline
  • Increased self-determination
  • Greater ability to concentrate
  • Improvements in blood circulation

 

CIRCUIT TRAINING | THURSDAY 7:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
The Circuit Training Class is a fast-paced class in which you do one exercise for 30 seconds to 5 minutes and then move on to another exercise. It’s like a game of musical chairs: Everyone begins at a station (that is, a place where an exercise is done), and when the instructor indicates it’s time, everyone moves to the next free station. 

 

 

PERSONAL TRAINING – COMING SOON! 

FIND AN H.E.S. FITNESS MEMBERSHIP THAT WORKS BEST FOR YOU

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Want more information about Adult Fitness Programs at the H.E.S. please contact Vlad Frenkel at 718.241.3000 ext. 140 or vlad@thehes.org.

 

Need assistance registering? Check out our FAQ registration assistance page or contact the H.E.S. registration office at your convenience by calling us at 718.241.3000.

STAND TOGETHER

The H.E.S. has and always will stand against hate. No matter who it affects, or how it takes shape. Year after year, our family works tirelessly to embrace diversity in every form. We practice inclusion, advocate tolerance, and give our shared community of cultures and ideas a space to grow together, share dialogue, and learn from one another. 
 
But this work cannot end at our building’s boundaries, and we refuse to let it stop there. The H.E.S. will always forge forward to bring a voice to those that feel silenced, and to help those in dire need. We advocate for nothing less than absolute equality, equity, and dignity for all. Rights that cannot and will not be influenced by shape, culture, creed, color, or community. The journey may be long, but we will make it there together.

 

 

FREE SELF-DEFENSE COURSE

Thank you to everyone who joined us in March for our free introduction to self-defense seminar. It was incredible to welcome the instructors from Brooklyn Mixed Martial Arts to work with us and teach us the basics! Photos coming soon. Make sure to check back for the next exciting H.E.S. community event.

 

 

PURIM AT THE H.E.S. 

We had a wonderful time Sunday, March 8th celebrating Purim. Families joined for a celebration that included inflatables, magic, face painting, balloon animals and so much more! We can’t wait to see you at our next celebration!

 

 

2020 MLK DAY OF SERVICE AT THE H.E.S.

With your help, the Hebrew Educational Society honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy on Monday, January 20th, with a wonderful day that brought together a diverse group across backgrounds and faiths.
 
In collaboration with local schools, churches, synagogues, and community-based organizations, we took care of vulnerable members of our community.
 
Over 150 volunteers came together and helped make over 100 containers of soup for local distribution, sorted over 90 winter coats for donation, and prepared food packages for 145 individuals within our community! 
 
The day culminated with a wonderful community luncheon for isolated older adults, served by volunteers, where a special MLK musical tribute took place thanks to the incredible CLD Music School. 
 
 
Click here to see our photos from the day! 

 

 

2020 SOLIDARITY MARCH: NO HATE. NO FEAR.

On Sunday, January 5th, several staff members stood alongside H.E.S. community members and over 25,000 individuals from across the county to march across the Brooklyn Bridge under the banner, No Hate. No Fear. 

 

Thank you to everyone who joined us at this monumental event.

SCOTT STRINGER AT THE H.E.S. 

The H.E.S. was honored to host the New York City Comptroller meeting in January of this year.

 

What is the New York City Comptroller you ask?

 

An independently elected official, this individual safeguards the City’s fiscal health, roots out waste, fraud, and abuse in local government, and ensures that municipal agencies serve the needs of all New Yorkers. As explained on the New York City Comptroller website.

 

The Comptroller’s responsibilities include:
  • Conducting performance and financial audits of all City agencies;
  • Providing comprehensive oversight of the City’s budget and fiscal condition; ensuring transparency and accountability in setting prevailing wage and vigorously enforcing prevailing wage and living wage laws;
  • and so much more!
Scott M. Stringer, our city of New York Comptroller, has spent his career in public service fighting to ensure that every New Yorker has an equal opportunity to make it in our City. Mr. Stringer has been a champion for policies like a $15 minimum wage, affordable housing, and has worked to strengthen the City’s fiscal health, and promoted open, transparent government.
Click here to see photos from our evening with Mr. Stringer