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

FEBRUARY

BRAIN HEALTH SERIES
Sleep Well: How to improve your sleep for optimal brain health
Wednesday, February 28
7:00 - 8:00 PM
No charge members and non-members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

NOMA: PROSPECT.4: THE LOTUS IN SPITE OF THE SWAMP
The international triennial Prospect.4 (P.4) is a citywide exhibition at venues across metro New Orleans. P.4 takes the city’s distinctive character as a point of departure to investigate global concerns. Works by the following renowned artists are on view at NOMA: Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Barkley L. Hendricks, Dawit L. Petros, Xaviera Simmons, Alexis Esquivel, Gauri Gill, and Rajesh Vangad.

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, February 19 to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 x161 or rachel@nojcc.org.
Wednesday, February 21
12:00 - 2:00 PM
No charge members and non-members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

MARCH

BRAIN HEALTH SERIES
Don't worry, be happy. Strategies to improve your mood, reduce stress, and keep your brain healthy.
Wednesday, March 28
7:00 - 8:00 PM
No charge members and non-members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

COMMANDER'S PALACE LUNCHEON
For many years Robert Kohlmann sponsored an elegant luncheon at Commander's Palace for the JCC senior community. We will continue to honor his memory at this year's luncheon with support from the Feil Family Foundation/Lakeside Shopping Center. Reservations are limited to JCC members only and required by Thursday, March 15 to Rachel Ruth.
Thursday, March 22
12:00 - 2:00 PM
No charge members and 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 Reimer from Temple Sinai. A light lunch will be served. RSVP by Monday, February 26, to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 x 161 or rachel@nojcc.org.
Thursday, March 1
12:00 - 1:30 PM
$3 members / $5 non-members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

MORRIS BART SR., LECTURE SERIES AT THE J: TRICENTENNIAL
Author Brian Boyles, author of New Orleans Boom & Blackout: 100 Days in America's Coolest Hotspot and executive publisher of New Orleans& The World: 1718-2018 Tricentennial Anthology, will discuss the city's appearance on the global stage as seen through the histories of the 1884 World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition, the 1984 Louisiana World Exposition, and the 2013 Super Bowl hosted in New Orleans. Lunch will be served. RSVP by Thursday, March 8 to Rachel Ruth at 897 0143 x161 or rachel@nojcc.org.

Monday, March 12
11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
No charge members / $10 non-members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

MUSIC THERAPY
You won’t want to miss our upcoming 60-minute music therapy class, presented by People's Health. Music therapy has been shown to lower blood pressure, and it is a great way to relax and express yourself! No experience is needed. Instruments will be provided. Bring your own lunch. Dessert and coffee will be served. RSVP by Monday, March 5 to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 x161 or rachel@nojcc.org.
Thursday, March 8
12:00 - 1:30 PM
No charge members and non-members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

MOVIE DAY: 42
This biopic focuses on the relationship between baseball icon Jackie Robinson and Brooklyn Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey, who signed Robinson and in 1947 made him the first black Major League Baseball player of the modern era. Movie snacks will be served. RSVP by Monday, March 26 to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 x161 or rachel@nojcc.org.
Thursday, March 29
12:00 - 2:15 PM
No charge members and non-members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

WWII MUSEUM: STAGE DOOR CANTEEN MATINEE LUNCH BUFFET SHOW
This event has been rescheduled. Priority will be given to those who were originally signed up for the event in January which was postponed due to snow.

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 Best of Sinatra Matinee Show with Spenser Racca. Join us for a nostalgic matinee performance featuring the adorable and charming Spencer Racca backed by the Museum’s Victory Trio singing Frank’s classic hits such as Fly Me to the Moon, All of Me, One for My Baby, Come Fly with Me, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, My Way, and New York, New York. A delicious lunch buffet will be served. Transportation to the WWII Museum will be provided, thanks to Morris Bart. RSVP by Monday, March 5 to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 x161 or rachel@nojcc.org.
Wednesday, March 14
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
No charge members and non-members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

APRIL

BRAIN HEALTH SERIES
Special Topic on cognitive health
Wednesday, April 25
7:00 - 8:00 PM
No charge members and non-members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

MAY

BRAIN HEALTH SERIES
Get Fit and Eat Right: Lifestyle modifications to prevent cognitive decline by Dr. Felicia Stevens, DPT
Wednesday, May 23
7:00 - 7:00 PM
No charge members and non-members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

 

 

METAIRIE 

FEBRUARY

MOVIES IN METAIRIE
Secondhand Lions is a coming-of-age story about a shy, young boy who is sent by his irresponsible mother to spend the summer with his wealthy, eccentric uncles in Texas.  Bring your lunch. Movie snacks will be served.
Monday, February 26
12:30 - 2:30 PM
Free and open to the community
Goldring-Woldenberg JCC - Metairie

 

MARCH

MOVIES IN METAIRIE
In Passengers a spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early.  Bring your lunch. Movie snacks will be served.
Monday, March 26
12:30 - 2:30 PM
Free and open to the community
Goldring-Woldenberg JCC - Metairie

 

APRIL

MOVIES IN METAIRIE
The Zookeeper’s Wife tells the account of Antonina and Jan Zabinski, keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion.  Bring your lunch. Movie snacks will be served.
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.