at 46 & TEN

The People The City The Culture

VillageCare at 46 & Ten
The People. The City. The Culture.

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illageCare at 46 & Ten is different from other senior residences. What separates us from the rest are the people that live here, the city we’re in and the culture that exists here.

New York City speaks for itself. VillageCare at 46 & Ten is conveniently located in midtown Manhattan. We’re close to attractions ranging from Times Square to Broadway to Lincoln Center to Restaurant Row and more. With the “city that never sleeps” right outside your door, you will never find yourself at a loss for something to do. 46 & Ten is a vibrant, congenial, established community offering safety and security in an environment that understands your need for flexibility and personal choice. There is never a dull moment at 46th & Ten. Activities are planned by our activities director and consist of daily exercise classes, cultural excursions and educational lectures, just to name a few. You may also choose to join the residents’ council. At 46 & Ten, you will find a resident population whose life work and experiences create a broad and interesting mosaic. There are several comfortable lounge areas in which to relax and enagage in stimulating conversation with a neighbor. You will enjoy 24-hour security and concierge staff, restaurant-style meals served by a friendly and attentive wait staff and a calendar of activities that has something for everyone. You can also take advantage of our spacious roof terrace. Join our community and add your story to those of our artists, actors, business professionals and educators, to name a few, who found a home at VillageCare at 46 & Ten. Meet some of them now...

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own studio.

ena is a world-renowned ballet intructor. She studied dance in New York City with Russian ballet masters and began her professional career as a member of an acrobatic dance trio. During World War II, she performed

in shows with the USO on Broadway, she was in the original cast of the 1944 revue Seven

Lively Arts and the musicals Song of Norway and Paint Your Wagon.
In the 1960s, Zena began to teach dance and noticed that the ballet instruction available was not of the caliber that she had received from the Russian masters. Something needed to change. She invented the Zena Rommett Floor-Barre® Technique for young dancers that not only taught proper form, but also increased safety from injuries. In 1965, she was invited to teach at Robert Joffrey’s American Ballet Center, and by 1968 she had opened her

Today, some of the most enthusiastic practitioners and instructors use her technique. Zena remains active in the industry, and continues to teach her method to be passed on among generations to follow.

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Broadway Wig Maker

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ob is a Broadway wig maker. From his first Broadway work called

Good Soup with Mildred Natwick, to many hits such as A Funny Thing

Happened on the Way to the Forum, The Rothschilds, King Richard III, Chicago and 42nd Street, Bob has become a legend in the theater district. Saturday Night Live, one of the most popular and long-running television shows, has been
a client of his since its first episode on October 11, 1975. He has created and designed the wigs worn by each cast member in each skit, spanning a total of more than 600 episodes. The likes of Gilda Radner, Dan Ackroyd, Chevy Chase and John Belushi from the original cast to Tina Fey’s Sarah Palin to the cast of the most current season have been bewigged by Bob and his crew. Having coiffed and brushed and set wigs on heads of hundreds of famous people, meeting some of them on a personal level seems unavoidable. Three of his most memorable celebrities were Gypsy Rose Lee, Ethel Merman and Mary Martin, whom he considered his friends. Today, Bob continues to create wigs in his shop in midtown Manhattan with his staff. SNL continues to be a loyal client, as well as some of the newer shows on Broadway.

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here might be one word that could possibly sum up Barbara’s career, and that would be “Adventurer.” While she earned money as a school teacher,

her vast experiences go well beyond the classroom. Barbara learned to read at the age of three, and spoke Hungarian and French fluently by the time she entered the first grade. She always had a desire to help the poor and needy. In her early years, Barbara made several pilgrimages to Hungary with suitcases full of clothes and distributed them in the poorest colonies. She clearly remembers one incident that nearly got her into international trouble while handing out clothes from her hotel room. Two Soviet troops got wind of an American woman handing out clothes to poor people and had come to interrogate her about her intentions and arrest her. Barbara greeted them by speaking Hungarian and assured them that there was nothing of the sort going on. Her fluency in Hungarian saved her that day. After marrying her husband, they went to Southern Rhodesia, a British colony in South Africa today known as Zimbabwe. Their mission was to build colonies from the ground up, providing food, shelter, education and health care. Barbara took on the schooling singlehandedly. It was this experience that intrigued her to become a full-time teacher upon returning to the states. In her home, Barbara displays many gifts and trinkets that she has collected from her many adventures around the world. Each item has an intriguing story attached to it and Barbara is not shy about telling it.

Adventurer

VillageCare at 46 & Ten
510 West 46th Street New York, New York 10036 212.977.4600 www.46and10village.org

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