Adult Programming


 ADULT PROGRAMMING


Research 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 JCC's Senior Newsletter - Active Adult.


  

UPTOWN    

JUNE

MOVIE DAY: THE FOUNDER
The concept and expansion of McDonald's global fast-food empire represent one of the great success stories of American business. This meaty biopic profiles company founder Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), whose canny instincts turned McDonald's into a golden brand. Movie snacks will be served. RSVP by Monday, June 25 to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 x161 or rachel@nojcc.org.
Thursday, June 28
12:00 - 2:00 PM
No charge members and non-members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

NOMA: CHANGING COURSE: REFLECTIONS ON NEW ORLEANS HISTORIES
Changing Course: Reflections on New Orleans Histories marks the 2018 New Orleans Tricentennial by bringing together a group of seven contemporary art projects that focus on forgotten or marginalized histories of the city. Projects by artists Katrina Andry, Willie Birch, Lesley Dill, Skylar Fein, L. Kasimu Harris, The Everyday Projects and The Propeller Group each shed light on the past while also looking towards the future, returning to defining moments in New Orleans’ history that continue to frame art and life in the city today. Reflecting on how these histories have shaped our responses to present-day issues and concerns, the included projects also consider how returning to the past can help spur evolution and change, and make a lasting positive impact on the city. During a year of celebration and remembrance, Changing Course invites the city to consider how the act of commemoration can also be a form of forward thinking: a rejoinder to the present that might also change the course of things to come.

Join your friends for lunch at Cafe' NOMA in the museum at noon, then enjoy this new exhibit with the guidance of a docent. Museum entrance is free for Louisiana residents on Wednesday. Lunch is on you. RSVP by Monday, June 18 to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 x161 or rachel@nojcc.org.
Wednesday, June 20
12:00 - 2:00 PM
No charge members and non-members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

JULY

CONTEMPORARY GRANDPARENTING 
The Parenting Center Director, Barbara LeBlanc, will lead an informative session on grandparenting in the modern age. She will discuss how contemporary family styles have changed grandparent roles, show you how to stay involved even if your grandchildren live far away and provide resources for strengthening connections along with ideas for building memories with your grandchildren. Established in 1979, The Parenting Center helps parents and grandparents with the ordinary challenges of raising children. Bring your lunch. Dessert and coffee will be served. RSVP by Monday, July 9 to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 x161 or rachel@nojcc.org.
Thursday, July 12
12:00 - 1:30 PM
No charge members and non-members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

LADAKH: THEN AND NOW 
As you all know, my daughter Riley just returned from her long anticipated trip to Ladakh. Come see photos and hear about the changes this one-time remote kingdom has incurred since I was there 22 years ago. A light lunch will be served. RSVP by Monday, July 16, to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 x 161 or rachel@nojcc.org.
Thursday, July 19
12:00 - 2:00 PM
$5 members / $7 non-members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown


LUNCH & LEARN WITH THE RABBI 
Join us for our monthly lunch and learn as we discuss interesting topics with a local Jewish clergy member. This month, it's Rabbi Silver from Shir Chadash. A light lunch will be served. RSVP by Monday, July 2, to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 x 161 or rachel@nojcc.org.
Thursday, July 5
12:00 - 1:30 PM
$3 members / $5 non-members
New Orleans JCC – Uptown


MORRIS BART LECTURE SERIES: BLOODSTAINED LOUISIANA: TWELVE MURDER CASES, 1896-1934
Local historian Alan Gauthreaux returns to the Morris Bart Lecture Series with Dr. Daryl Hippensteel, professor of criminal justice at Delgado Community College, for a discussion of their book, "Bloodstained Louisiana: Twelve Murder Cases, 1896-1934." Here, Gauthreaux and Hipensteel chronicle 12 homicide cases from late 1800s and early 1900s Louisiana—where "unwritten law" justified jilted women who killed their paramours, and police took measures to protect defendants from lynch mobs. Stories include the 1907 kidnapping of seven-year-old Walter Lamana by the New Orleans "Black Hand," the 1912 acquittal of Zea McRee (a woman of "good reputation") in Opelousas, and the 1934 trial and execution of Shreveport's infamous "Butterfly Man." Lunch will be served. RSVP by Thursday, July 5.
Monday, July 9
11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
No charge members / $10 non-members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown


MOVIE DAY: A UNITED KINGDOM
Meeting at a dance in 1947, African prince Seretse Khama and London office worker Ruth Williams share a love of jazz and an instant attraction. When they wed after a brief courtship, their interracial union sparks an international political crisis. Movie snacks will be served. RSVP by Monday, July 23. to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 x161 or rachel@nojcc.org.
Thursday, July 26
12:00 - 2:00 PM
No charge members and non-members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

AUGUST

LUNCH & LEARN WITH THE RABBI
Join us for our monthly lunch and learn as we discuss interesting topics with a local Jewish clergy member. This month, it's Rabbi Gerber, the new rabbi at Congregation Gates of Prayer. A light lunch will be served. RSVP by Monday, July 30, to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 x 161 or rachel@nojcc.org.
Thursday, August 2
12:00 - 1:30 PM
$3 members / $5 non-members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

MOVIE DAY: SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN
A sheik with a love for the sport hopes to introduce fly-fishing to the Middle East and turns to uptight fisheries expert Fred Jones for help. Buoyed by the sheik's enthusiasm (and his comely English aide), Fred sets out to achieve the impossible. Starring Ewen McGregor and Emily Blunt, this movie has been described by the LA Times as "Lifts your spirits, leaves you feeling good about life and even better about the movies." Movie snacks will be served. RSVP by Monday, August 27 to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 x161 or rachel@nojcc.org.
Thursday, August 30
12:00 - 2:00 PM
No charge members and non-members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

RED FLAGS OF INVESTMENT SCAMS FOR SENIORS: PRESENTED BY NANCY BOUDREAUX
First, the bad news: investors over sixty are top targets for con artists in every type of scam - but especially investment scams. Senior investors have been cheated out of savings, windfall insurance payments, and even the equity in their own homes.

Now, the good news: You can help protect your nest egg by following 4 Self-Defense tips taken from cutting-edge research, interviews with the con artists themselves and actual investment fraud cases prosecuted in Louisiana. Come and learn to recognize and resist the ""red flags"" of investment fraud scams, and about FREE services available from the state to help protect your nest egg from con artists.

You will laugh, you may cry, and you will wonder why you never heard this information before!

NO investment advice is given, and NO products are sold!

Nancy Boudreaux is the Training Program Manager for Louisiana's Office of Financial Institutions (OFI), the state agency that regulates securities and investigates complaints of securities fraud in Louisiana.

Bring your lunch. Dessert and coffee will be served. RSVP by Monday, August 6 to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 x161 or rachel@nojcc.org.
Thursday, August 9
12:00 - 1:30 PM
No charge members and non-members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

TURNING BACK THE BIOLOGICAL CLOCK
Do you know your biological age? Speaker Rodereick Williams, Occupational Therapist with Colonial Oaks and Premier Rehab, will discuss how to determine your biological age and the different ways to reverse the aging process. Bring your lunch. Dessert and coffee will be served. RSVP by Monday, August 13 to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 x161 or rachel@nojcc.org.
Thursday, August 16
12:00 - 1:30 PM
No charge members and non-members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

METAIRIE

RED FLAGS OF INVESTMENT FRAUD FOR SENIORS
Educate yourself about fraud awareness and how to report investment fraud scams. This seminar discusses investment scams and covers victim profiles, targets for fraud, red flags that indicate fraud, the top scams and free resources available to help investors. Free and open to the community.
Monday, August 20
12:30 - 1:30 PM
Ages: 18 and up
Instructor: Nancy Boudreaux
Free and open to the community
Goldring-Woldenberg JCC - Metairie

 

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

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