Weinberg Center for Balanced Living


(Formerly known as the Whittaker Center)

Weinberg Center for Balanced Living (WCBL) is known on the Lower East Side as the “young” senior center. Over 70% of our members are recent retirees, and our offerings reflect the diverse interests of Baby Boomers. Group exercise, arts & education, advocacy & social events, as well as fresh kosher breakfast and lunch are all available Monday-Friday. 

Check out our monthly calendar below to get the most up to date information. Case workers are also available to answer questions about Medicare, Social Security, housing, and other issues.

WCBL also stands for “Welcoming Cultures Beyond Language,” and we pride ourselves on creating a diverse and inclusive community for all. Staff and volunteers speak English, Spanish, Russian, Cantonese, and Mandarin – and we have ESOL and Citizenship Classes available, too! All are welcome.

Weinberg Menu

Weinberg Calendar

WCBL Membership

WCBL activities and classes are designed to be engaging and enjoyable — while meeting a variety of interests, fitness and health levels. 

Weinberg Center for Balanced Living serves community members over the age of 60, and their spouses. WBCL is at membership capacity and is not able to accept new members at this time. If you are looking for a senior center, please visit our sister center the Sirovich Center for Balanced Living at 331 East 12th Street, or call 311 for alternate options.

For more information on WCBL membership, please call 646.395.4270 or email cdey@mannycantor.org.


Recently, the Weinberg Center and Co-Op Village NORC expanded their membership options so there’s sure to be a class, workshop or event for everyone!  

Weinberg Menu

Weinberg Calendar

On Mondays – Fridays, the Center also serves hot, healthy kosher breakfast and lunch for a suggested donation of $1 for breakfast and $2 for lunch.


  • Long-term care planning
  • Assistance in obtaining entitlement benefits
  • Referrals for home care services, homebound meals, legal services
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Access to an emergency alarm response system
  • Nursing Services
  • Supportive counseling

We also offer Single Stop:  a weekly “one-stop-shop clinic” that assists Older Adults with the enrollment process for Benefits such as SNAP, SCRIE, MSP, HEAT, and Medicaid. You can visit the 3rd Fl. Conference Room on Wednesdays, from 9:00am – 5:00pm for more information. No appointment needed. 

Our Mental Health Services for older adults is called “SPOP:Service Program for Older People” to make an appointment with a Mental Health Counselor please call Nelson Ho at 347-566-0245.

top  What our Members Say About Us!

“The Weinberg Center is my home away from home.” – Margaret Boyd

“I’ve been coming to the Edgies for 50 years. I have made lifelong friends here.” – Mendy Erez

“The Center has given me my life back.” – Philip Rubinstein

This is the first senior center I’ve ever attended. I love it – there is so much to do, I’m busy all day in classes and talking with friends.” – Mary Chin

The Breakfast appeared to have been ‘called in’ from my apartment it was delivered to my table so quickly. I don’t know just what is going on there at the Center but it just can’t be better. Thank you ever so much.” – Dan Singer

CONTACT: 646.395.4270

Christine Dey, Director, Weinberg Center for Balanced Living

Phone: 646.395.4274 Email: cdey@mannycantor.org

Ming Lai, Program Coordinator, Weinberg Center for Balanced Living 

Phone: 646.395.4271 Email: mlai@edalliance.org

The Weinberg Center for Balanced Living is funded in part by the New York City Department for the Aging.DFTA-main-logo-color1

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