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  • Senior Planet

    The country’s first technology-themed center for people 60 and up, the Senior Planet Exploration Center opened January 2013 at 127 West 25th Street, in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood.

    The center hosts classes, workshops, programs, lectures and special events, offering older New Yorkers a comfortable space to learn, work and explore new ways to thrive in today’s digital world.
    The Exploration Center provides opportunities not only to learn about technology, but also to attend social and cultural events, and engage in individual and group projects that use technology to enhance health, finances, social connections, civic engagement, creativity and lifelong learning.
    What You’ll Find When You Stop By

    Senior Planet courses are by registration only, but the center is always busy with activities, both scheduled and unscheduled.
    You can show up for scheduled workshops, seminars and group sessions, but since these can fill up fast, register ahead of time if you want to be sure of a spot by calling 646-590-0615.
    You can also drop in to use our computers, play a video game, chat with our Techsperts or check out one of the new tech gadgets we have on hand.
    The center has free wi-fi; you’re welcome to bring your laptop or tablet and work on a project here in the company of others.
    Visitor Info

    Hours The Senior Planet Exploration Center is open Monday-Friday 9am-4pm, excluding federal and state holidays.
    Click to see calendar of classes and events at the Senor Planet Exploration Center
    Location The Senior Planet Exploration Center is located at 127 W 25th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues, in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan.
    Click for directions to the Senior Planet Exploration Center
    Registration Register for any of the free Senior Planet Exploration Center courses, events or other scheduled programs, or get answers to your questions, by calling 646-590-0615.
    We’re looking forward to seeing you at the Senior Planet Exploration Center!

    Four special events are scheduled at the Senior Planet Exploration Center in February. All events are at 127 W. 25th Street
    Please RSVP by calling 646-590-0615
    February 12 at 2:30pm A Senior Plant Book Club event with Christopher Carter Sanderson, author of @1000theNovel – a work of fiction written in tweets. Read more. Check out a Q&A with the author.
    February 13 at 2:30pm A talk about online dating by Tom Kamber, executive director of OATS and Senior Planet. Read more
    February 14 at 2:14pm A 1 Billion Rising event – part of today’s global action against violence. Read more
    February 21 at 5:30pm This Chair Rocks, a talk about America’s ambivalence about age by Ashton Applewhite. Read more
    See the whole Explore NYC calendar for events at the center and around New York City

  • #2
    Re: Senior Planet

    BTW This is as good time as any to mention Chelsea's other Senior Centers

    Fulton Senior Center:119 9th Ave 55 and Up link
    Penn South Program for Seniors: 290 9th Ave, 55 and up link
    SAGE 305 7th Ave, 15th Floor Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders link
    Visions Senior Center 135 W 23rd St Senior center for Visually Impaired link


    • #3
      Re: Senior Planet

      Thanks for posting about this place. You are allowed 20 minutes with a tech expert and I got a lot of help with my smart phone from a terrific guy named Paul.