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.


 

JUNE

AARP SAFE DRIVING SCHOOL
They say three's a charm. We have rescheduled this class one last time with a new instructor and apologize for all the delays.

If you are 55 or over, take this refresher course to become a safer, more aware driver. You may also qualify for great discounts on insurance. Members and non members of the JCC are welcome. Bring your lunch. Dessert and coffee will be served. RSVP by Monday, June 26, to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 x 161 or rachel@nojcc.org.
Thursday, June 29
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
$15 AARP members / $20 AARP non-members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

MOVIE DAY: DOG DAY AFTERNOON

To get money for his gay lover's sex-change operation, Sonny (Al Pacino) -- who's married with kids -- teams up with Sal (John Cazale) to rob a New York bank on a scorching-hot summer day. The stickup goes awry when the press gets wind of the circus sideshow-esque story. Chris Sarandon, Charles Durning and James Broderick co-star in this classic Sidney Lumet-directed film based on an actual event from the 1970s. Movie snacks will be served. RSVP by Monday, June 19 to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 x161 or rachel@nojcc.org.
Thursday, June 22
12:00 - 2:00 PM
No charge members and non-members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

JULY

HOW TO PREVENT SLIPS, TRIPS & FALLS
Do you have a fear of falling? Join us as Colonial Oaks Living Center & Premier Rehab present to you "How to Prevent Slips, Trips & Falls." Speaker Rodereick Williams, Occupational Therapist will discuss the different ways to avoid slipping, tripping and falling as well as what you should do in the event of a fall. Bring your own lunch. Desserts and coffee will be served. RSVP by Monday, July 3 to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 x161 or rachel@nojcc.org.
Thursday, July 6
12:00 - 1:30 PM
No charge members and non-members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

LUNCH & LEARN WITH THE RABBI
Rabbi Silver, from Shir Chadash, will join us and lead a discussion on a topic close to her heart. A light lunch will be served. RSVP by Monday, July 10, to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 x 161 or rachel@nojcc.org
Thursday, July 13
12:00 - 1:30 PM
$3 members / $5 non-members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

MORRIS BART SR., LECTURE SERIES AT THE J: THE FREE ENTERPRISE SYSTEM
Do you know what the Free Enterprise System is and how it works? The eight ingredients of Free Enterprise have provided more wealth and growth throughout human history than any other economic system.

Amazingly, Americans are more familiar with Socialism than the economic system that our own Constitution invented. Today most high school and college students are prone toward Socialism, government healthcare, free college tuitions, and other free welfare benefits as a “right.” Many Americans consider Free Enterprise a brutally competitive and antiquated system. The American Dream is that anyone can become a millionaire. What is the truth?

In this presentation, Sidney Pulitzer, former President and CEO of Wemco and current Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Freeman School of Business at Tulane, will discuss these two very different economic systems and how they work. He will cover the history of both, compare their methods, and evaluate the consequences. Lunch will be served. RSVP by Thursday, July 6 to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 x161 or rachel@nojcc.org.
Monday, July 10
11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
No charge members / $10 non-members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

MOVIE DAY: SULLY
Viewers around the world were astonished in 2009 when airline pilot, Chesley Sullenberger safely landed an Airbus 320 on the Hudson River after both engines were disabled. This fact-based drama illuminates Sullenberger's life and heroic achievement. This movie stars Tom Hanks as Sully. Movie snacks will be served. RSVP by Monday, July 24 to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 x161 or rachel@nojcc.org.
Thursday, July 27
12:00 - 1:45 PM
No charge members and non-members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

NOMA - PRIDE OF PLACE: THE MAKING OF CONTEMPORARY ART IN NEW ORLEANS
Pride of Place: The Making of Contemporary Art in New Orleans celebrates art collector and gallery owner Arthur Roger’s transformational gift of his entire personal art collection to the New Orleans Museum of Art. Spotlighting one of the city’s most groundbreaking contemporary art collections, the exhibition explores the rise of modern and contemporary art in New Orleans. Since its founding in 1978, the Arthur Roger Gallery has been one of New Orleans most exciting venues for contemporary art.

Roger’s personal collection of more than eighty paintings, photographs, and sculptures reflects the gallery’s storied forty-year history as well as Roger’s skill and sophistication as an art collector. Bringing together artworks Roger has collected from the 1970's through today, Pride of Place unfolds as an evolving narrative about place, identity, and belonging in New Orleans’ contemporary art scene over the course of the last four decades. Roger’s personal art collection reflects the city’s dynamic local culture while at the same time responding to more national and international concerns. Incorporating many of the artists that the gallery exhibited over the years, Roger’s collection includes experimental works by regional artists as well as vanguard works made all across the country.

Join your friends for lunch at Cafe' NOMA in the museum at noon, then stroll through this new exhibit. Museum entrance is free for Louisiana residents on Wednesday. Lunch is on you. RSVP by Monday, July 17 to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 x161 or rachel@nojcc.org.
Wednesday, July 19
12:00 - 2:00 PM
No charge members and non-members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

AUGUST

EAT THIS, NOT THAT
With so many food options available to you, it can be a challenge to know which ones are best for your health. Surely you have questions, and we have answers. Join our guests from Touro Infirmary for a dietitian led conversation teaching you to “Eat This, Not That”. This talk will be led by Touro Infirmary dietician, Julie Fortenberry. Bring your own lunch. Desserts and coffee
will be served. RSVP by Monday, August 14 to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 x161 or rachel@nojcc.org.
Thursday, August 17
12:00 - 1:30 PM
No charge members and non-members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

  

 

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

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