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Weinberg Center for Balanced Living

Welcome to the Weinberg Center for Balanced Living!

WCBL is an Older Adult Center funded by the NYC Department for the Aging (DFTA), also known as NYC Aging.


For a full list of our virtual and in-person programming, click here

Weinberg Center for Balanced Living (WCBL) is known on the Lower East Side as a vibrant and active older adult center. WCBL’s offerings reflect the diverse interests of older New Yorkers. Every weekday, from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, WCBL provides group exercise, arts and education classes, advocacy and social events, as well as fresh Kosher meals. Please click on the links above to access our current program schedule and menus.

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WCBL Membership

WCBL serves New Yorkers who are 60 years of age, and their spouses or domestic partners. We also welcome underage individuals who have a physical or cognitive disability and live with a person who is at least 60 years of age. WCBL activities and classes are designed to be engaging and enjoyable — while meeting a variety of interests, fitness and health levels. All we ask is that members abide by our Community Center Code of Conduct, which can be found using the links below.

Registration hours for new members are Wednesdays from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Becoming a member is easy! Contact us at (646) 395-4270 or [email protected] to schedule a one-on-one membership intake appointment. Please note that we also conduct annual membership renewals during this time.

Please See Our Code of Conduct:


WCBL serves Dairy Kosher meals in-person only. Congregate breakfasts are served from 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM or until all meals have been distributed, for a suggested donation of $1. Congregate lunches will be served Monday to Friday from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, or until all meals have been distributed, for a suggested donation of $2. Your donations are directly used to support WCBL’s programs for older New Yorkers, but please know that no individual will be turned away for not being able to contribute. Older New Yorkers who do not wish to register as a member of the WCBL may still participate in our meal program but must show proof of age. Learn more about our meal program here.

Social Services

Social Services are available in person, or via phone, email, or video. Please call (646) 395-4270 or email [email protected] with any inquiries or to schedule an appointment with a Social Services staff person.

Visit Us

Weinberg Center for Balanced Living Main Office | Manny Cantor Center, 197 East Broadway, 4th Floor
(Located on the corner of Jefferson Street) F train to East Broadway, M14A to Clinton & Grand Streets, or M9 to Essex & Canal Streets

Health and Safety

In following recommendations from the NYC Department of Health and NYC Aging, face coverings remain highly encouraged in all WCBL programs and services. Find additional MCC Health and Safety requirements here.

Contact Us

(646) 395-4270 | [email protected]

Xiomara A. Maldonado
Senior Director of Older Adult Programs, Manny Cantor Center
Speaks Spanish / Se habla español

Hannah Margolin
Assistant Director, WCBL

Joy Lau
Program Manager and Cultural Health Liaison, WCBL Speaks Chinese / 講廣東話 / 讲普通话

Sheryl Jaffe, MA, LCSW
Clinical Social Work Supervisor, Older Adult Programs, Educational Alliance

Cory Michael Herman
Artistic Director, Older Adult Programs, Educational Alliance

The Weinberg Center for Balanced Living is funded in part by the New York City Department for the Aging.