Weinberg Center


(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 the general calendar below, or download our monthly calendar HERE 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. 


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 membership is FREE to anyone over the age of 60, or married to a member who is 60 or over. We do ask you to fill out a registration form, which is available HERE, and to bring it to the office with a photo ID.

For more information on membership options, please call 646.395.4270 or email WCBL@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!  

May is Older Americans Month! Check out our special calendar of events here.


  • 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

On Mondays – Fridays, the Center also serves hot, healthy kosher breakfast and lunch for a suggested donation of $1 for breakfast and $1.50 for lunch.

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: Weinberg Center for Balanced Living at 646.395.4270

Karen Taylor, Director

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

Print This Page Print This Page

197 E. Broadway, New York NY 10002 | Our Hours: M-F: 6AM-10PM | Sat-Sun: 7AM-9PM | Contact Us | Careers | Deals