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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 senior center. Our offerings reflect the diverse interests of Baby Boomers, group exercise, arts and education, advocacy and social events, as well as fresh Kosher breakfast and lunch are all available Monday through Friday.

If you have any questions, please leave a voicemail at (646) 395-4270, and we will return your phone call or email [email protected] for additional questions.
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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 or who have a disability and reside in a primarily senior housing facility. WCBL activities and classes are designed to be engaging and enjoyable — while meeting a variety of interests, fitness and health levels. 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.

Latest Program Updates

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.

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. Learn more about Social Services here.


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 – Friday from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, or until all meals have been distributed, for a suggested donation of $2. While we deeply appreciate meal donations, which are used to support WCBL’s programs for older New Yorkers, please know that no individual will be turned away for not contributing. Learn more about our Meal Program here.

To find an OAC near you that serves Grab-and-Go meals or other types of cuisine, contact Aging Connect at 212-AGING-NY (212) 244-6469 or conduct a search here.

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Contact Us

(646) 395-4270 | [email protected]

Xiomara A. Maldonado
Senior Director of Older Adult Programs, Manny Cantor Center
Phone: (646) 395-4274
Email: [email protected]
Speaks Spanish / Se habla español

Hannah Margolin
Assistant Director, Weinberg Center for Balanced Living
Phone: (646) 395-4271
Email: [email protected]

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

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