Adult Programming


 ADULT PROGRAMMING


 

clientuploads/Webpage Images/senior_programming.jpgResearch proves the lifelong importance of exercising body and mind. For senior adults, the JCC offers resources to keep you engaged. Drawing on decades of experience — and input from JCC members — activities are available that address the social, cultural and physical needs of people over age 65. At the facilities both in New Orleans and Metairie, you can join exercise classes, discussion groups, or game clubs. The program is rounded out with guest speakers, performances, and trips to local cultural centers. Most of all, you celebrate the joy of giving and growing in a supportive circle of friends.

See below for a schedule of upcoming events or download a copy of the latest or past issues of the JCC's Senior Newsletter - Southern Rims.


  

UPTOWN

DECEMBER  

MOVIE DAY: HIDDEN FIGURES
In the race to space between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War, three black female mathematicians play a key role in launching astronaut John Glenn into outer space, making him the first American to orbit Earth. Based on true events and actual people, this is an inspirational and heartwarming story about three black women who held key positions at NASA during the critical stages of the manned space program of the 1960s. Movie snacks will be served. RSVP by Monday, December 18 to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 x161 or rachel@nojcc.org.
Thursday, December 21
12:00 - 2:15 PM
No charge members and non-members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

SENIORS ON THE GO: A STUDIO IN THE WOODS
Our next Seniors on the Go excursion takes us to A Studio in the Woods. This program of Tulane University’s Bywater Institute is located on 7.66 acres on the Mississippi River in New Orleans. It is dedicated to preserving the endangered bottomland hardwood forest and providing within it a peaceful retreat where artists and scholars can work uninterrupted.

Managing Director Ama Rogan will speak about ASITW's artistic and scholarly residencies and programming. Environmental Curator David Baker will lead a guided walk through the woods detailing the native flora and fauna as well as his work to eradicate invasive species on the property.

Bring your own brown bag lunch and drink. We will enjoy a picnic together after the tour.

Attendees should wear woods-friendly attire and footwear. There is no charge for the bus, thanks to a generous donation from Morris Bart. There is a suggested donation of $10 per person for ASTITW. RSVP by Monday, December 11 to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143.
Thursday, December 14
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
$10 members and non-members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

JANUARY

MORRIS BART SR., LECTURE SERIES AT THE J: ITALIAN LOUISIANA: HISTORY, HERITAGE, AND TRADITION
The Italians of Louisiana made a substantial contribution to the culture of the state, despite the constant and unceasing prejudice, discrimination, and violence that prevailed throughout the South in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Through extensive research and interviews with Italians in Louisiana, author Alan Gauthreaux has documented the struggle for assimilation in his work, Italian Louisiana: History, Heritage, and Tradition. The book has been recommended reading by the international organization, The Sons of Italy, and has been well-received by the Italian community as a whole. Lunch will be served. RSVP by Thursday, January 4 to Rachel Ruth at 897 0143 x161 or rachel@nojcc.org.
Monday, January 8
11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
No charge members / $10 non-members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

MOVIE DAY: UNBROKEN
This inspiring tale of survival is based on the real-life experiences of Louis Zamperini, an American pilot held by the Japanese during World War II. After his plane crashes into the Pacific Ocean, Zamperini spends 47 days adrift before his capture. Movie snacks will be served. RSVP by Monday, January 8 to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 x161 or rachel@nojcc.org.
Thursday, January 11
No charge members and non-members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

WWII MUSEUM: STAGE DOOR CANTEEN MATINEE LUNCH BUFFET SHOW
Morris Bart is generously treating the senior group to lunch and a performance at the WWII Museum. Join us for the Stage Door Canteen's performance America's Wartime Sweethearts - A Tribute to the Andrews Sisters. Known for close harmonies, synchronized dance steps, and exuberant performance for troops here and abroad, the Andrews Sisters epitomized the “we’re all in this together” spirit of the war years. The Victory Belles are proud to honor this talented trio with an upbeat Canteen salute, featuring Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Don’t Sit under the Apple Tree, Chattanooga Choo Choo, and a lot more signature favorites and starring the very talented Shelbie Mac as Patty Andrews. A delicious lunch buffet will be served. Transportation to the WWII Museum will be provided, thanks to Morris Bart. RSVP by Monday, January 8 to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 x161 or rachel@nojcc.org.
Wednesday, January 17
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
No charge members and non-members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

METAIRIE

JANUARY

MOVIES IN METAIRIE
Join us on the last Monday of every month for Movies in Metairie. Bring your lunch and see new releases, the classics, and all your favorite comedies! Movie snacks and drinks will be provided.
Monday, January 29
12:30 - 2:30 PM
Free and open to the community
Goldring-Woldenberg JCC - Metairie

 

FEBRUARY

MOVIES IN METAIRIE
Join us on the last Monday of every month for Movies in Metairie. Bring your lunch and see new releases, the classics, and all your favorite comedies! Movie snacks and drinks will be provided.
Monday, February 26
12:30 - 2:30 PM
Free and open to the community
Goldring-Woldenberg JCC - Metairie

 

MARCH

MOVIES IN METAIRIE
Join us on the last Monday of every month for Movies in Metairie. Bring your lunch and see new releases, the classics, and all your favorite comedies! Movie snacks and drinks will be provided.
Monday, March 26
12:30 - 2:30 PM
Free and open to the community
Goldring-Woldenberg JCC - Metairie

 

APRIL

MOVIES IN METAIRIE
Join us on the last Monday of every month for Movies in Metairie. Bring your lunch and see new releases, the classics, and all your favorite comedies! Movie snacks and drinks will be provided.
Monday, April 30
12:30 - 2:30 PM
Free and open to the community
Goldring-Woldenberg JCC - Metairie

 

For Information on all Adult & Senior Adult programming, contact:

Rachel Ruth | Adult Director and Scholarship Coordinator| 897.0143 or rachel@nojcc.org.