Senior Club




SENIOR ADULT PROGRAM


 

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. Simcha Luncheons, held once a month, celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, the accomplishments of grandchildren — and anything else worth celebrating! 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 lastest or past issues of the JCC's Senior Newsletter - Southern Rims.


Regular Senior Club Programs


MONDAYS, TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS - EXERCISE

Because two days of exercise just isn’t enough, now you can exercise with the JCC seniors three times a week.  Join us on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.  This class is designed for seniors at all levels and abilities.  Either exercise from a chair or standing, according to your comfort level.  Class involves stretching, strength training and cardio work.  Wear comfortable clothes and closed shoes.  Check with your doctor before starting any exercise program.

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday monthly
10:30 - 11:30 AM
$2.00

TUESDAYS - GAMES DAY

Bring your lunch on Tuesdays and stay for Games Day after the exercise class finishes.  We are still trying to put together a regular mah johngg game.  Rummy Q is going strong.  Coffee and desserts are provided.  Come out and spend the afternoon with your friends.

Every Tuesday of the month 
11:30 AM – 3:30 PM 


Upcoming Senior Club Programs


 

THE WHITINGS JAZZ GROUP
Join your friends for the Whitings Jazz Group.  They play a unique combination of traditional, high energy swing with scatting and singing in harmony, and soulful blues-influenced jazz ballads.   Lunch will be served.  RSVP by Monday, October 14 to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 x161 or rachel@nojcc.org.
Thursday, October 17
12:00 - 2:00 PM
$5 member / $7 non member
Jewish Community Center - Uptown
READING AND UNDERSTANDING FOOD LABELS
Learning how to read food labels is a key step in learning how to eat healthy. The Nutrition Facts label (required on most packaged food and beverage products by the FDA) provides detailed information about a food's nutrient content, such as the amount of fat, sodium and fiber it has – but the percentages and terminology included can be confusing and hard to understand.
Thursday, October 24
12:00 - 1:30 PM
No charge
New Orleans JCC - Uptown
MOVIE DAY:  BEAT THE DRUM
When a mysterious illness wipes out his entire village, claiming the lives of both his parents, 9-year-old Musa (Junior Singo) is forced to set off on his own, eventually joining the ranks of the scores of orphans who live on the streets of Johannesburg. Directed by David Hickson, this poignant award-winning film examines the heartbreaking effect that AIDS has had on the poor and underprivileged children of Africa.  Movie snacks will be served.   RSVP by Monday, October 28 to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 x161 or rachel@nojcc.org.
Thursday, October 31
12:00 - 2:00 PM
No Charge
New Orleans JCC - Uptown 

LUNCH AND LEARN WITH THE RABBI

Rabbi Loewy, from Gates of Prayer will join us and lead a discussion close to his heart.  A light lunch will be served.   RSVP by Monday, November 4 to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 x161 or rachel@nojcc.org.
Thursday, November 7
12:00 - 1:30 PM
$3 members / $5 non members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown
MORRIS BART SR. LECTURE SERIES AT THE J
Dr. Michael Cowan, Loyola University and Common Good 
“Seeking the Well Being of the City: Transforming New Orleans in the Wake of Katrina”
Hurricane Katrina brought tragedy and devastation to New Orleans and also an opening for deep, constructive social change which few American cities have ever been granted. As one of the leaders of the ongoing post-Katrina effort to reform public institutions, Dr. Cowan will discuss progress made, remaining challenges, and the likely impacts of reform on the future of the city.
Lunch will be served. RSVP by Monday, November 4.
Monday, November 11
11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
No charge for members / $10 non members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown
MOVIE DAY:  THE NAMESAKE
Gogol Ganguli is torn between his parents' Indian traditions and his decidedly modern lifestyle, and frankly prefers for his friends to call him "Nick." But the true meaning of his name is a story that spans two continents -- and two generations.  Movie snacks will be served.   RSVP by Monday, November 18 to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 x161 or rachel@nojcc.org.
Thursday, November 21
12:00 - 2:00 PM
No charge
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

LUNCH AND LEARN WITH THE RABBI

Rabbi Linden, from Shir Chadash will join us and lead a discussion close to his heart.  A light lunch will be served.   RSVP by Monday, December 2 to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 x161 or rachel@nojcc.org.
Thursday, December 5
12:00 - 1:30 PM
$3 members / $5 non members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown
MORRIS BART SR. LECTURE SERIES AT THE J
Tom Fitzmorris will join us to discuss his favorite topic - food!  Lunch will be served. RSVP by Monday, December 2.
Monday, December 9
11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
No charge for members / $10 non members
New Orleans JCC- Uptown

  

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

Rachel Ruth, Older Adult Director, at 897.0143 or rachel@nojcc.org.