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


MEDICATION MANAGEMENT
Join Touro Family Medicine Physician, Vernilyn Juan, M.D. for an informative presentation on Medication Management. Older adults average between 2 & 7 medications daily. Proper management of your medications is essential for good health. Learn tips for easy management of your prescription and over the counter medications that will help you stay organized and safe. Bring your lunch, desserts will be served.
Thursday, July 24
12:00 - 1:30 PM
No Charge
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

MOVIE DAY: IF A TREE FALLS
Filmmakers Marshall Curry and Sam Cullman examine the case of Daniel McGowan, a member of the radical environmental group Earth Liberation Front who was arrested for committing arson against two Oregon timber companies. Movie snacks will be served. RSVP by Monday, May 19 to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 x161 or rachel@nojcc.org.
Thursday, July 31
12:00 - 1:30 PM
No Charge
New Orleans JCC - Uptown 

LUNCH & LEARN WITH THE RABBI
Rabbi Polsky, from Anshe Sfard, will join us and lead a discussion close to his heart. A light lunch will be served. RSVP by Monday, August 4 to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 x161 or rachel@nojcc.org.
Thursday, August 7
12:00 - 1:30 PM
$3 member / $5 non-member
New Orleans JCC - Uptown

MORRIS BART, SR. LECTURE SERIES AT THE J
Bruce Spizer, attorney and Beatles expert will lead a discussion entitled, “The Beatles Are Coming! The Birth of Beatlemania in America.” Lunch will be served. RSVP by Monday, August 4.
Monday, August 11
11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
No charge for members / $10 non members
New Orleans JCC – Uptown

CLASSICAL GUITAR CONCERT FEATURING RAPHAEL SILVA
Classical guitarist Raphael Silva is thrilled to return to the New Orleans JCC for the second time! Growing up in St. Louis, Raphael began playing guitar as a child. In 2009, he finished his bachelor's degree at Pomona College in California. In the same year, he moved to Germany, where he began studies with the renowned guitarist Hubert Käppel at the Koblenz International Guitar Academy, graduating in 2011. In 2014 he completed a master’s degree at a music conservatory in Cologne, Germany, focusing on Baroque music. Raphael has performed extensively throughout the United States and Germany, and taken master classes with many of the world's leading guitarists, such as Eliot Fisk, Zoran Dukic and Judicael Perroy. Additionally, he regularly performs chamber music as a member of the Quintessence Guitar Quartet. Lunch will be served. RSVP by Thursday, August 14, to Rachel Ruth at 504.897.0143, ext. 161 or rachel@nojcc.org.
Tuesday, August 19
12:00 - 2:00 PM
$5 member / $7 non-member
New Orleans JCC - Uptown 

LUNCH & LEARN WITH THE RABBI
Rabbi Loewy, from Congregation Gates of Prayer, will join us and lead a discussion close to his heart. A light lunch will be served. RSVP by Monday, September 1, to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 x161 or rachel@nojcc.org.
Thursday, September 4
12:00 - 1:30 PM
$3 member / $5 non-member
New Orleans JCC – Uptown 

MORRIS BART, SR. LECTURE SERIES AT THE J
New Orleans Memories: One Writer’s City, by native New Orleanian Carolyn Kolb, brings to life old memories and some new facts about what makes this city fabulous. Kolb’s illustrated talk will draw from the essays in her book – rooted in her “Chronicles of Recent History “ column in New Orleans Magazine – and is sure to call up happy recollections in the audience. The four sections of the book concern Food, Music, Mardi Gras and Literature, giving ample examples of each, all with that special New Orleans flavor. Lunch will be served. RSVP by Monday, September 2.
Monday, September 8
11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
No charge for members / $10 non-members
New Orleans JCC - Uptown 

SENIORS ON THE GO: RIVERWALK OUTLET MALL
Join your friends for a day of outlet shopping. Thanks to a generous donation from Morris Bart we will visit the new Riverwalk Outlet Mall by bus, so no worries about parking. The bus will leave from the Uptown JCC at 11:30 AM and return at 3:30 PM. There is no charge for this bus, lunch and shopping are on you. RSVP by Thursday, September 4, to Rachel Ruth at 504.897.0143, ext. 161 or rachel@nojcc.org.
Thursday, September 11
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
No charge
New Orleans JCC - Uptown 

HIGH HOLIDAY LUNCHEON
Join us for a traditional High Holiday feast and presentation on the meaning of the holidays. RSVP by Monday, September 15, to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 x161 or rachel@nojcc.org.
Monday, September 18
12:00 - 1:30 PM
$10 member / $12 non-member
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.