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Knitting Club
A club for all levels of knitting and crocheting. Exchange patterns, use your skills to help others, meet new friends, and schmooze while you work on your projects. For adults of all ages. Beginners bring size 10 knitting needles or size H crochet hook and yarn. Registration is ongoing, and walk-ins are welcome. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Thu, Jan 2 - Apr 24
winter
4pm weekly
Foreign Affairs Discussion Group
Join this challenging, intellectually oriented, peer-led discussion group focusing on world affairs. Fee includes reading materials. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > discussion groups & learning
Fri, Jan 3 - Apr 25
winter
10:30am60 - 0weekly
Informal Discussion + Lunch Group
With Sy Trommer Subjects may cover everything and anything, including social issues, politics, life experiences and more. Bring your own lunch. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > discussion groups & learning
Fri, Jan 3 - Apr 25
winter
12:15pm60 - 0weekly
Card + Game Room
Look forward to Mondays in the Card and Game Room. Play bridge, Scrabble, and canasta. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Mon, Jan 6 - Apr 28
winter
1pm60 - 0weekly
Social + Political Issues
Engage in thought-provoking discussions about controversial issues. Identify and dissect social and political hot topics, and share your opinions with an intellectually stimulating group. Discussion groups are made possible by the generosity of anonymous donors. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > discussion groups & learning
Tue, Jan 7 - Apr 29
winter
7pm60 - 0weekly
Social + Political Issues
Engage in thought-provoking discussions about controversial issues. Identify and dissect social and political hot topics, and share your opinions with an intellectually stimulating group. Discussion groups are made possible by the generosity of anonymous donors. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > discussion groups & learning
Wed, Jan 8 - Apr 30
winter
10:30am60 - 0weekly
Bridge Classes
Come with your favorite group, or partner, or even alone. Peter Steinberg will find you a game, and provide advice as you play. Punch cards, good for eight sessions and valid for one year, will be issued at first session, so missed sessions can be made up later. All levels welcome. Registration is ongoing. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Wed, Jan 8 - Apr 30
winter
1:30pm60 - 0weekly
Single Living
With Dan Wallack A group for seniors living on their own that focuses on life issues such as the challenges of aging, staying active, forming new relationships and socializing, and other topics of interest. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Wed, Jan 8 - Apr 23
winter
2pm60 - 0custom
Bridge Classes
Come with your favorite group, or partner, or even alone. Peter Steinberg will find you a game, and provide advice as you play. Punch cards, good for eight sessions and valid for one year, will be issued at first session, so missed sessions can be made up later. All levels welcome. Registration is ongoing. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Thu, Jan 9 - Apr 24
winter
10am60 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™: Fall Prevention + Strengthening for Seniors
Taught by Julie Kardachi, OT, and Celeste Carlucci, Fitness Expert Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, Jan 13 - May 5
winter
12pm50 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™: Fall Prevention + Strengthening for Seniors
Taught by Julie Kardachi, OT, and Celeste Carlucci, Fitness Expert Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, Jan 13 - May 9
winter
12pm50 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™: Fall Prevention + Strengthening for Seniors
Taught by Julie Kardachi, OT, and Celeste Carlucci, Fitness Expert Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, Jan 13 - May 5
winter
1:15pm50 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™: Fall Prevention + Strengthening for Seniors
Taught by Julie Kardachi, OT, and Celeste Carlucci, Fitness Expert Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, Jan 13 - May 7
winter
1:15pm50 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™: Fall Prevention + Strengthening for Seniors
Taught by Julie Kardachi, OT, and Celeste Carlucci, Fitness Expert Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, Jan 13 - May 9
winter
1:15pm18 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™: Fall Prevention + Strengthening for Seniors
Taught by Julie Kardachi, OT, and Celeste Carlucci, Fitness Expert Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, Jan 13 - May 9
winter
1:15pm weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™: Fall Prevention + Strengthening for Seniors
Taught by Julie Kardachi, OT, and Celeste Carlucci, Fitness Expert Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, Jan 13 - May 5
winter
2:15pm50 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™: Fall Prevention + Strengthening for Seniors
Taught by Julie Kardachi, OT, and Celeste Carlucci, Fitness Expert Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, Jan 13 - May 7
winter
2:15pm50 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™: Fall Prevention + Strengthening for Seniors
Taught by Julie Kardachi, OT, and Celeste Carlucci, Fitness Expert Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Wed, Jan 15 - May 7
winter
1:15pm50 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™: Fall Prevention + Strengthening for Seniors
Taught by Julie Kardachi, OT, and Celeste Carlucci, Fitness Expert Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Wed, Jan 15 - May 9
winter
1:15pm50 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™: Fall Prevention + Strengthening for Seniors
Taught by Julie Kardachi, OT, and Celeste Carlucci, Fitness Expert Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Wed, Jan 15 - May 7
winter
2:15pm50 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™: Fall Prevention + Strengthening for Seniors
Taught by Julie Kardachi, OT, and Celeste Carlucci, Fitness Expert Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Fri, Jan 17 - May 9
winter
2:15pm18 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™: Fall Prevention + Strengthening for Seniors
Taught by Julie Kardachi, OT, and Celeste Carlucci, Fitness Expert Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Fri, Jan 17 - May 9
winter
3:15pm50 - 0weekly
Arthritis Water Exercise
Are you coping with arthritis or looking for a gentle water exercise class? This program is designed to improve all aspects of fitness without joint stress. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > aquatics > adult swim
Wed, Jan 22 - May 28
winter
11:30am18 - 100weekly
Arthritis Water Exercise
Are you coping with arthritis or looking for a gentle water exercise class? This program is designed to improve all aspects of fitness without joint stress. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > aquatics > adult swim
Wed, Jan 22 - May 28
winter
12:30pm18 - 100weekly
Arthritis Water Exercise
Are you coping with arthritis or looking for a gentle water exercise class? This program is designed to improve all aspects of fitness without joint stress. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > aquatics > adult swim
Fri, Jan 24 - May 30
winter
11:30am18 - 100weekly
Arthritis Water Exercise
Are you coping with arthritis or looking for a gentle water exercise class? This program is designed to improve all aspects of fitness without joint stress. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > aquatics > adult swim
Fri, Jan 24 - May 30
winter
12:30pm18 - 100weekly
NEW! PD Bootcamp
Maria Mason, USA Triathlon Coach Designed for those who are newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s, or have been diagnosed recently with young onset Parkinson’s. Intake interview required. For more information, including cost and schedule, call 646.505.5744 or email parkinsonswellness@jccmanhattan.org. The Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation partnership between NYU Parkinson and Movement Disorders Center and The JCC in Manhattan is focused on improving quality of life through fitness, support, education and creativity. For more information about the program visit www.jccmanhattan.org/parkinsons or to schedule an intake, call 646.505.5744. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > parkinsons > fitness programs
Mon, Jan 27 - May 5
winter
6:30pm weekly
50+ Drawing and Painting Class: All Levels
Join Gene’s drawing and painting class to express yourself, improve your artistic skills, and make new friends. Work from still life or photographs in the medium of your choice. You will receive highly personalized instruction in a fun, casual atmosphere. Suggested list of painting supplies provided in advance by instructor. Drawing supplies provided by JCC. Painting by Gene Wisniewski, instructor. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Fri, Feb 14 - Apr 18
winter
1:30pm50 - 0weekly
A Different Kind of Book Club
Be a part of a peer-led book group that will explore a variety of literature. Each session, all participants will come prepared to speak about a book they have read and present the book to the group. Meet once a month in a warm and friendly environment. Pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Wed, Feb 26 - Apr 30
winter
1pm60 - 0custom
Balance and Bones™
Maintain and regain bone density while improving posture and balance. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Tue, Mar 11 - May 6
winter
11:30am60 - 0weekly
Balance and Bones™
Maintain and regain bone density while improving posture and balance. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Thu, Mar 13 - May 1
winter
10:30am weekly
Exercise With Ease
This standing, moderately paced aerobic and strength training workout is designed to reduce stiffness and increase strength and mobility. Learn basic techniques to keep your body flexible, fit, and moving. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Fri, Mar 14 - May 2
winter
11am50 - 0weekly
NEW! Zumba Gold for Seniors
The easy-to-follow program lets you move to the beat at your own speed. It's an invigorating, community-oriented dance-fitness class that feels fresh, and most of all, exhilarating! Zumba Gold® classes provide modified, low-impact moves for active older adults. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Thu, Mar 27 - May 15
winter
12:30pm weekly
Circuit Training for Seniors
Work out in small groups, under the watchful eye of JCC CHEK exercise coach Travis Brown. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Tue, Apr 1 - May 1
spring
10:30am50 - 0weekly
Circuit Training for Seniors
Work out in small groups, under the watchful eye of JCC CHEK exercise coach Travis Brown. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Tue, Apr 1 - May 1
spring
12:30pm50 - 0weekly
Mah Jongg Classes
Join the fun and learn to play this fascinating game. One course will get you started; a second will set you on the road to mastery. With instructor Julie Azous. Space is limited; pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Thu, Apr 3 - May 1
winter
1pm60 - 0weekly
Take A Chance Series: FREE Fitness for everyBODY!
With Dennis "Destiny Devine" Williams Through the medium of song and dance, Dennis aspires to motivate beauty, excitement, harmony, and unity. Learn combinations to your favorite Beyoncé tunes, and let out your inner diva! (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > free for everybody > take a chance series
Sat, Apr 5 - Apr 26
winter
7:15pm weekly
50s + 60s JSNY (Jewish & Single in NY?)
Are you Jewish, single, and live in New York? Join us once a month to schmooze about life, share stories, make new friends, and provide support. Led by Sonny Greenwald. (more)REGISTER
adults > 40´s & 50´s
Wed, Apr 23
winter
7:30pm50 - 69once
Bare Bones of Anatomy
To move comfortably and feel better equipped to talk with your healthcare professionals, you need the anatomical information you’ll learn right here. Knowing how the muscles and joints of your feet, knees, hips, shoulders, back, and neck interact will help you function pain-free to dance through your life. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Thu, Apr 24
winter
2pm once
Writing Our Lives
If you have ever thought about writing "someday," enjoy journaling but rarely go beyond the first few pages, or would like to explore the possibility of joining a community of writers -- please join us at the first meeting of "Writing Our Lives," a new Engage initiative. As a community of writers, we will "mine memories and moments" and craft them into short stories, poetry, or whatever your inner muse prefers. This first meeting will be devoted to exploring our present and a future that includes expanding the "Writing Our Lives" initiative into Senior centers and the like, as opportunities arise. For more information, please contact Engage volunteer Beth Gerson at bgerson@nj.rr.com, or Rabbi Brian Fink at bfink@jccmanhattan.org, 646.505.4408. (more)REGISTER
social action > engage
Thu, Apr 24
winter
3:30pm50 - 0once
50+ Drawing and Painting Class: All Levels
Join Gene's drawing and painting class to express yourself, improve your artistic skills, and make new friends. Work from still life or photographs in the medium of your choice. You will receive highly personalized instruction in a fun, casual atmosphere. Suggested list of painting supplies provided in advance by instructor. Drawing supplies provided by JCC. Painting by instructor, Gene Wisniewski. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Fri, Apr 25 - Jun 27
spring
1:30pm50 - 0weekly
Shabbat Shabbang Friday Night Dinners: 60+ Mimouna and Jewish Magic with Rabbi Manuel Gold
Mimouna is an end of Passover celebration unique to the Jews of Morocco, gaining popularity in Israel and the United States. Join us for a fascinating evening discussing the origin of this North African holiday and its links to ancient Jewish magic, believed by Muslim neighbors to be especially effective. Magic spoke to the human need, throughout history, for protection and comfort, from the dangers and problems of our lives. A Moroccan festival meal will be served. All are welcome, but this program is specifically geared towards those 60+. (more)REGISTER
jewish living > shabbat shabbang: friday night dinners at the jcc
Fri, Apr 25
spring
7pm once
Engage Men’s Group Flea Market -
In Support of JASA Club 76 Super Senior Center
Location: GreenFlea Market, 76th St & Columbus Ave - Periodic raffles: prizes by Trader Joe’s, Paper Source, and many restaurants in the Upper West Side. - Household Treasures, Extraordinary Art, Fabulous Merchandise JASA's (Jewish Association Serving the Aged) Club 76 is a non-profit organization. All generated income will be used in support of programs and meals for Club 76 senior citizen beneficiaries. For more information, and to help with our efforts, please contact Engage volunteer Fred Endelman at fendelman@nyc.rr.com. (more)LEARN MORE
social action > engage
Sun, Apr 27
winter
10am50 - 0once
Information Session for Becoming a Facilitator with Selfhelp's Virtual Senior Center
The Virtual Senior Center of Selfhelp has implemented a cutting edge video-chat program for homebound seniors. Through this online program, up to fourteen homebound seniors can see, hear and interact with each other and the facilitator during a one hour program. Topics are wide-ranging and have included music and art appreciation, history, current events, gentle exercise, interactive games, various discussion groups, and more. Weekday, evening, or weekend classes on a flexible schedule are all options. Share your passion and interest with vital seniors via logging on from your home computer. (more)REGISTER
social action > engage
Tue, Apr 29
winter
10am50 - 0once
Mah Jongg Tournament
Spend the day competing in a fun-filled Mah Jongg competition. Prizes will be awarded. Light lunch will be served. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Tue, Apr 29
winter
10am60 - 0once
Tour the New High Line
Visit this elegant ribbon park 30-feet in the air that has dramatically transformed the West Side of Manhattan. Our tour will include views of Frank Gehry’s IAC building, the chic Standard Hotel, and the cobblestone streets with their landmark buildings. We’ll visit the popular Chelsea Market—the renovated Nabisco factory and birthplace of the Oreo cookie. Meet outside the Chelsea Market: 75 Ninth Avenue (15th to 16th Streets). Pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > outings & trips
Wed, Apr 30
winter
10am60 - 0once
All Hands In – Meaningful Mingling
Join this welcoming open group and mingle and connect to others in a meaningful way. Make our big JCC community a little smaller with this socializing group. Come spend quality time in a relaxing and fun environment with laughter and smiles all around and enrich your life through shared interests and experiences. Don’t miss this social opportunity! Led by Jodi Smith, Social Work Intern. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > discussion groups & learning
Wed, Apr 30
winter
2:30pm once
Memory and Aging
Dr. Jane Martin, assistant professor of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Director of the Neuropsychological Testing and Evaluation Center, and clinical neuropsychologist/researcher at Mount Sinai’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC), will discuss memory functioning, age-related cognitive changes, and strategies to enhance memory fitness. Dr. Martin will also review current research about age-related changes and lifestyle issues associated with cognitive functioning, as well as review current clinical trials focused on normal aging, prevention, diagnosis, and potential treatments for cognitive decline. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Wed, Apr 30
winter
2:30pm once
Bridge - Ongoing Supervised Play Labs
Always new material. Declarer play: communication problems and how to solve them. Find the missing high cards. Logical bidding, defensive bidding and more! (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Thu, May 1 - Jul 3
summer
10am60 - 0weekly
Milestone Birthday Celebration
Celebrating a special birthday or event? We want to throw a party for you! All are invited to join us in a celebration for our members who have reached a milestone. Registration requested so we can plan accordingly. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > events & celebrations
Thu, May 1
winter
2:30pm60 - 0once
Knitting Club
For all levels of knitting and crocheting. Exchange patterns, help others, meet new friends, and schmooze while you work on projects. Bring a friend, grandchild, or come on your own. Beginners bring size 10 knitting needles or size H crochet hook and yarn. Registration is ongoing. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Thu, May 1 - Aug 28
spring
4pm60 - 0weekly
Foreign Affairs Discussion Group
Join this challenging, intellectually oriented, peer-led discussion group focusing on world affairs. Fee includes reading materials. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > discussion groups & learning
Fri, May 2 - Aug 29
spring
10:30am60 - 0weekly
Informal Discussion + Lunch Group
With Sy Trommer Subjects may cover everything and anything, including social issues, politics, life experiences and more. Bring your own lunch. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > discussion groups & learning
Fri, May 2 - Aug 29
spring
12:15pm60 - 0weekly
Take A Chance Series: FREE Fitness for everyBODY!
Sweat and tone your way to the top with heart pumping music, plyometrics, cardio bursts, intervals, mat work, weights and abs all in one shot! (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > free for everybody > take a chance series
Sat, May 3 - May 31
summer
7:15pm18 - 0weekly
Joint Movement for Seniors
Learn how to ease mobility in every joint. First, relax the big muscles of the body, the spinal muscles, through easy-to-do postures. Then, have fun following a simple series of movements to open the joints of your body, releasing tension and improving circulation. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, May 5
spring
9:45am once
Card + Game Room
Look forward to Mondays in the Card and Game Room. Play bridge, Scrabble, and canasta. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Mon, May 5 - Jun 30
spring
1pm60 - 0weekly
PD MOVES: Rhythm + Movement Patterns
Find ways to manage your PD symptoms, improve coordination, and develop body awareness through dance, movement, and smart fun. For more information, including cost and schedule, call 646.505.5744 or email parkinsonswellness@jccmanhattan.org. The Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation partnership between NYU Parkinson and Movement Disorders Center and The JCC in Manhattan is focused on improving quality of life through fitness, support, education and creativity. For more information about the program visit www.jccmanhattan.org/parkinsons or to schedule an intake, call 646.505.5744. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > parkinsons > fitness programs
Mon, May 5 - Jul 14
spring
3:30pm weekly
Bird Watching Tour in Central Park
Central Park is an important destination for a huge number of migrating birds and May is an ideal time to see the variety of birds that are heading north after the winter. Come along with an expert guide from the Audubon Society leading the way. Meet at the entrance to the park on Central Park West and 77 Street on the northeast corner. Pre-registration required. (Rain date: Tue, May 13) (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > outings & trips
Tue, May 6
spring
8am60 - 0once
Water Exercise for Parkinson’s
Increase flexibility and improve balance with gentle stretching and strengthening exercises in the JCC’s warm water training pool. Swim cap required. For more information, including cost and schedule, call 646.505.5744 or email parkinsonswellness@jccmanhattan.org. The Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation partnership between NYU Parkinson and Movement Disorders Center and The JCC in Manhattan is focused on improving quality of life through fitness, support, education and creativity. For more information about the program visit www.jccmanhattan.org/parkinsons or to schedule an intake, call 646.505.5744. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > parkinsons > fitness programs
Tue, May 6 - Jul 15
spring
9am weekly
Circuit Training for Seniors
Work out in small groups, under the watchful eye of JCC CHEK exercise coach Travis Brown. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Tue, May 6 - May 29
spring
10:30am50 - 0weekly
Circuit Training for Seniors
Work out in small groups, under the watchful eye of JCC CHEK exercise coach Travis Brown. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Tue, May 6 - May 29
spring
12:30pm weekly
Mah Jongg Club
For newly minted Mah Jongg aficionados, as well as long time players. Come with a friend or on your own and enjoy the game and the community in our popular Mah Jongg Club. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Tue, May 6 - Jun 24
spring
1pm60 - 0weekly
Tai Chi for Parkinson’s
Focus on shifting weight, balance, and coordination to help improve symptoms and raise body awareness. For more information, including cost and schedule, call 646.505.5744 or email parkinsonswellness@jccmanhattan.org. The Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation partnership between NYU Parkinson and Movement Disorders Center and The JCC in Manhattan is focused on improving quality of life through fitness, support, education and creativity. For more information about the program visit www.jccmanhattan.org/parkinsons or to schedule an intake, call 646.505.5744. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > parkinsons > fitness programs
Tue, May 6 - Jul 15
spring
2:45pm weekly
Support Group for 80+
Discuss issues in common with your peers: How can we make it easy for our children to help us? What family or social resources do we need in order to improve our quality of life? Can we be useful or interesting to our children or other younger people? How do we deal with interests, relationships and activities that are gone forever? How do we deal with being considered socially and economically irrelevant? What ways are there to deal with varying degrees of dementia in ourselves and others? What are the pros and cons of choosing to "age in place"? Join the conversation and share your views! (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Tue, May 6 - Jun 24
spring
3pm80 - 0weekly
Social + Political Issues
Engage in thought-provoking discussions about controversial issues. Dissect social and political 'hot topics' and share your opinions with an intellectually stimulating group. Discussion groups are made possible by the generosity of anonymous donors. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > discussion groups & learning
Tue, May 6 - Aug 26
spring
7pm60 - 0weekly
Social + Political Issues
Engage in thought-provoking discussions about controversial issues. Dissect social and political 'hot topics' and share your opinions with an intellectually stimulating group. Discussion groups are made possible by the generosity of anonymous donors. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > discussion groups & learning
Wed, May 7 - Jun 25
spring
10:30am60 - 0weekly
Bridge - Ongoing Supervised Play Labs
Modern bidding conventions; basic play and defensive techniques. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Wed, May 7 - Aug 27
summer
1:30pm60 - 0weekly
Single Living
A group for seniors living on their own that focuses on life issues such as the challenges of aging, staying active, forming new relationships and socializing, and other topics of interest. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Wed, May 7 - Jun 25
spring
2pm60 - 0custom
Alexander Technique for Parkinson’s
Improve posture and breathing. Learn to sit, stand, bend, and move more easily in everyday life. For more information, including cost and schedule, call 646.505.5744 or email parkinsonswellness@jccmanhattan.org. The Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation partnership between NYU Parkinson and Movement Disorders Center and The JCC in Manhattan is focused on improving quality of life through fitness, support, education and creativity. For more information about the program visit www.jccmanhattan.org/parkinsons or to schedule an intake, call 646.505.5744. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > parkinsons > fitness programs
Wed, May 7 - Jul 16
spring
2:15pm weekly
Balance and Bones™
Maintain and regain bone density while improving posture and balance. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Thu, May 8 - Jun 19
spring
10:30am60 - 0weekly
Nia: Movement, Music + Magic for Parkinson’s
Raise your heart rate, laugh, move, dance, and sing to great music while simultaneously increasing your mobility and stability in our signature physical exercise program. For more information, including cost and schedule, call 646.505.5744 or email parkinsonswellness@jccmanhattan.org. The Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation partnership between NYU Parkinson and Movement Disorders Center and The JCC in Manhattan is focused on improving quality of life through fitness, support, education and creativity. For more information about the program visit www.jccmanhattan.org/parkinsons or to schedule an intake, call 646.505.5744. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > parkinsons > fitness programs
Thu, May 8 - Jul 17
spring
2:45pm weekly
Bridge - Ongoing Supervised Play Labs
Learn to plan and play a hand just like an expert. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Thu, May 8 - Aug 28
summer
7pm60 - 0weekly
You and Your Daughter-in-Law
Yes, we all know the pop culture images and clichés. But some simple, basic approaches and guidelines can get this relationship off to a harmonious start, or restore warmth and amicability to one that has already gone off track. With Amira Kohn Trattner, Psychotherapist. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Thu, May 8
winter
7pm once
Volunteer with CBE Feeds at Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope, Brooklyn
Help CBE Feeds prepare 100 warm kosher-style Shabbat meals that will be served to seniors affiliated with the Kings Bay Y who were impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Email or call Rabbi Brian Fink at bfink@jccmanhattan.org or 646.505.4408, for more information. (more)REGISTER
social action > engage
Fri, May 9
spring
8am once
Exercise with Ease
This standing, moderately paced aerobic and strength training workout is designed to reduce stiffness and increase strength and mobility. Learn basic techniques to keep your body flexible, fit, and moving. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Fri, May 9 - Jun 20
spring
11am weekly
Chair Exercise: Balance + Strengthening for Parkinson’s
Improve posture, reduce stiffness, and increase flexibility in this chair-based exercise class. For more information, including cost and schedule, call 646.505.5744 or email parkinsonswellness@jccmanhattan.org. The Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation partnership between NYU Parkinson and Movement Disorders Center and The JCC in Manhattan is focused on improving quality of life through fitness, support, education and creativity. For more information about the program visit www.jccmanhattan.org/parkinsons or to schedule an intake, call 646.505.5744. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > parkinsons > fitness programs
Fri, May 9 - Jul 18
spring
12:15pm weekly
NYU/JCC Care Partner Support Group
Geared specifically for those who care for a loved one with Parkinson's. The Parkinson's Wellness Program offers support for those living with Parkinson's and those who love and care for them. Guided by experienced professionals in a supportive, relaxed environment. Support group intake required. Call 646.505.5744 for more infornation. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > parkinsons > support programs
Fri, May 9 - Jul 18
spring
12:15pm weekly
Yoga + MELT: Flexibility + Relaxation for Parkinson's
Learn beneficial floor, seated, and standing yoga poses blended with MELT techniques to open up new pathways of flexibility and body awareness in this relaxing and energizing class. For more information, including cost and schedule, call 646.505.5744 or email parkinsonswellness@jccmanhattan.org. The Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation partnership between NYU Parkinson and Movement Disorders Center and The JCC in Manhattan is focused on improving quality of life through fitness, support, education and creativity. For more information about the program visit www.jccmanhattan.org/parkinsons or to schedule an intake, call 646.505.5744. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > parkinsons > fitness programs
Fri, May 9 - Jul 18
spring
3pm weekly
Drama Group
Instructor Scott Klavan Join this enthusiastic drama group! Through prepared scenes and monologues, improvisations and theater games, as well as original writing by the students, this workshop will increase creative skills, improve memory and concentration, boost self-confidence, and provide a positive group experience. No prior theatrical experience required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Mon, May 12 - Jun 30
spring
10:30am60 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™
Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, May 12 - Jul 28
spring
1:15pm60 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™
Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, May 12 - Jul 30
spring
1:15pm60 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™
Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, May 12 - Aug 8
spring
1:15pm60 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™
Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, May 12 - Aug 8
spring
1:15pm60 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™
Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, May 12 - Jul 28
spring
2:15pm60 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™
Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, May 12 - Jul 30
spring
2:15pm60 - 0weekly
NYU/JCC Parkinson's Support Group
Geared specifically for women with mid-stage Parkinson’s. The Parkinson's Wellness Program offers support for those living with Parkinson's and those who love and care for them. Guided by experienced professionals in a supportive, relaxed environment. Support group intake required. Call 646.505.5744 for more infornation. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > parkinsons > support programs
Mon, May 12 - Jul 21
spring
2:15pm weekly
Bridge Classes with Peter Steinberg,
Master Teacher
Modern bidding conventions; basic play and defensive techniques. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Tue, May 13 - Jul 1
spring
10am60 - 0weekly
Balance and Bones™
Maintain and regain bone density while improving posture and balance. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Tue, May 13 - Jun 17
spring
11:30am60 - 0weekly
Bridge Classes with Peter Steinberg,
Master Teacher
Always new material. Declarer play: communication problems and how to solve them. Find the missing high cards. Logical bidding, defensive bidding and more! (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Tue, May 13 - Jul 1
spring
1pm60 - 0weekly
Gentle Yoga for Seniors
Learn how simple yoga postures can gently relax and strengthen the spinal muscles at the core of the body, creating a sense of ease and rejuvenation in life. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Wed, May 14 - Jul 9
spring
11:15am weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™
Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Wed, May 14 - Jul 30
spring
1:15pm60 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™
Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Wed, May 14 - Aug 8
spring
1:15pm60 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™
Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Wed, May 14 - Jul 30
spring
2:15pm60 - 0weekly
Engage Learning Community
Join together with other members of the Engage community for learning and conversation that will deepen our connections to each other and supplement our volunteer activities. Wine and light refreshments will be served. (more)REGISTER
social action > engage
Wed, May 14
spring
5:30pm once
Bridge Classes with Peter Steinberg,
Master Teacher
Learn to plan and play a hand just like an expert. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Wed, May 14 - Jul 9
spring
7pm60 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™
Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Fri, May 16 - Aug 8
spring
2:15pm60 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™
Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Fri, May 16 - Aug 8
spring
3:15pm60 - 0weekly
AARP Driver Safety
Facilitated by Sandra Robbins For adults of all ages, this class reviews rules of the road, special challenges for older drivers, and license renewal requirements. Upon completion of the eight-hour class, insurance companies will give a ten-percent discount and the Department of Motor Vehicles will offer point reduction. Co-sponsored with AARP. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Sun, May 18
spring
10am18 - 0once
Chess Club
With Renee Yarzig Learn strategies, develop techniques, exercise those mental muscles, and engage in informal chess play. All levels welcome. Pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Sun, May 18 - Jun 29
spring
11:30am60 - 0weekly
Immigration in the United States
With Susan Addelston Where did you (or your ancestors) come from? Why did people come to America? Why are there so many arguments about immigration? Review a brief history of immigration laws and how this affects the nation. Please bring a copy of the New York Times to class. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > discussion groups & learning
Mon, May 19
spring
3pm60 - 0once
From Bach to Sinatra
This lecture series will provide the listener with the necessary tools needed for a deeper and greater understanding of all forms of music. Starting with the basic elements, discover the symphony, the concerto, and various forms, and learn what to listen for in all styles of music. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Mon, May 19 - Jun 23
spring
7pm60 - 0weekly
New! Zumba Gold for Seniors
This easy-to-follow program lets you move to the beat at your own speed. It's an invigorating, community-oriented, dance-fitness class that feels fresh and most of all, exhilarating! Zumba Gold® classes provide modified, low-impact moves for active older adults. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Thu, May 22 - Jun 26
spring
12:30pm weekly
Beginners Mah Jongg Classes
Join the fun. Learn to play this fascinating game, or hone your skills. One course is enough to get you started; a second will set you on the road to mastery. Space is limited; pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Thu, May 22 - Jun 19
spring
1pm60 - 0weekly
Tai Chi for Seniors
Be gently guided through the ancient practice of Tai Chi. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Tue, May 27 - Aug 12
spring
10:30am60 - 0weekly
Tai Chi for Seniors
Be gently guided through the ancient practice of Tai Chi. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Tue, May 27 - Aug 12
spring
11:50am60 - 0weekly
Tai Chi for Seniors
Be gently guided through the ancient practice of Tai Chi. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Tue, May 27 - Aug 12
spring
1:20pm60 - 0weekly
Organize Your Life
Would you love to be able to put your hands on all of your important documents and information at a moment’s notice? Find out how to organize your papers, streamline your systems, and let go of what you no longer need so you can have space for what you love. Free yourself from being overwhelmed, get control of your paperwork, and find peace by creating order. This class is part of the Gural Mind Matters Series (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Wed, May 28
spring
2:30pm60 - 0once
Old Westbury Gardens and Planting Fields Arboretum
This 1906 sprawling former estate of the Phipps family is like a glorious English country estate and the beautiful house and gardens are historical. We will tour the grounds and garden designed by the Olmsted Brothers and landscape architects Lowell & Sargent, enjoy a picnic lunch, continue onto the Planting Fields Arboretum, a horticultural treasure, followed by a guided tour of the 65-room home. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Meet in the JCC lobby. Box lunches will be provided. Pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > outings & trips
Thu, May 29
spring
9am60 - 0once
Getting Older Better: Author Appearance and Book Event
Join Engage to welcome the weekend with an author appearance and book event featuring Pamela Blair, author of Getting Older Better: The Best Advice Ever on Money, Health, Creativity, Sex, Work, Retirement, and More. The book will be available for purchase and a book signing will follow the presentation. Getting Older Better is filled with positive and practical advice for Boomer women. Blair takes the reader on a journey of discovery, in which both she and the reader explore together the hopeful, interesting, and exciting aspects of aging alongside the more difficult ones. Pamela Blair, PhD, is a holistic psychotherapist, spiritual counselor, and personal coach with a private practice. She has written for numerous magazines, appeared on radio and television talk shows, and co-authored a bestselling book on grief entitled I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye. (more)REGISTER
social action > engage
Fri, May 30
spring
4pm50 - 0once
Pre-Retirement Planning Workshop
Even a solid plan for retirement income can unravel due to easily made mistakes. Choosing the right age to collect Social Security and the right time to enroll in Medicare can lose or net thousands of dollars for your retirement years so you don't leave money you are entitled to on the table. Planning for longevity, possible extended care, and knowing the value of seeking help in filing LTC claims, can make a huge financial and emotional difference for retirees and their loved ones. Join us for a workshop introducing Social Security, Medicare, and extended care as subjects for careful consideration and planning. Presented by a panel of experts in the field including Vivian Gallo, Christine McCabe and Camille Cosco. Refreshments will be served. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Mon, Jun 2
spring
6pm once
Circuit Training for Seniors
Work out in small groups, under the watchful eye of JCC CHEK exercise coach Travis Brown. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Tue, Jun 3 - Jul 1
spring
11am weekly
Circuit Training for Seniors
Work out in small groups, under the watchful eye of JCC CHEK exercise coach Travis Brown. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Tue, Jun 3 - Jul 1
spring
12pm weekly
Take A Chance Series: FREE Fitness for everyBODY!
Line dance your way through an hour of body movement that's a lot of fun, very stimulating, and cardiovascular, too! (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > free for everybody > take a chance series
Sat, Jun 7 - Jun 28
summer
7:15pm18 - 0weekly
Engage Learning Community
Join together with other members of the Engage community for learning and conversation that will deepen our connections to each other and supplement our volunteer activities. Wine and light refreshments will be served. (more)REGISTER
social action > engage
Wed, Jun 11
spring
5:30pm once
How to Create Your Own Personal Video Memoir
Take the first step in creating your video memoir. Join this class that will guide you in organizing and editing down a lifetime of pictures and memorabilia that you or Living Legacy Pictures can edit into a video memoir after the workshop. You will also write the script and learn to narrate the segments. Led by Ellen Fisher Turk, former radio reporter, documentary producer and photographer. To see examples of finished products click here: http://livinglegacypictures.com/what-we-do/ (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Thu, Jun 12
spring
2pm60 - 0once
Volunteer with CBE Feeds at Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope, Brooklyn
Help CBE Feeds prepare 100 warm kosher-style Shabbat meals that will be served to seniors affiliated with the Kings Bay Y who were impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Email or call Rabbi Brian Fink at bfink@jccmanhattan.org or 646.505.4408, for more information. (more)REGISTER
social action > engage
Fri, Jun 13
spring
8am once
Trip to Caramoor
Considered the largest annual outdoor music festival in New York, concerts are set among the rolling hills of Katonah in northern Westchester. For over sixty years, since 1928 when Walter and Lucie Rosen purchased the estate to build a summer home and enjoy their passions of music and art, Caramoor has been an oasis of beauty and culture. There are lush gardens to walk through, beautiful lawns to picnic on, and a world-class collection of Eastern, Medieval, and Renaissance art and antiques in the Rosen House. The trip will include a concert and a tour of the museum. Box lunches included. Pre-registration required. Meet in the lobby of the JCC. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > outings & trips
Wed, Jun 18
spring
10am60 - 0once
Full Circle: Escape from Baghdad and the Return
Saul Silas Fathi, Author and Lecturer This lecture will chronicle a prominent Iraqi Jewish family’s escape from persecution through the journey of one family member: A ten-year-old boy who witnesses public hangings and the 1941 Kristallnacht (Farhood) in Baghdad. After a harrowing escape from Iraq through Iran, this boy begins a life-long search for meaning and his place in the world through Israel, Brazil, and his service in the US Army and Korea. Join native Iraqi Saul Fathi, esteemed lecturer as he recounts his memoirs of his like in Iraq and beyond. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > discussion groups & learning
Wed, Jun 18
spring
3pm60 - 0once
Skin Cancer, Sun Protection and Beyond
Learn how to protect yourself from the harmful effects of sun exposure, help you understand the difference between UVA and UVB rays, and make sense of the various sunscreen agents on the market. The lecture will address melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers and provide information on self-skin exams and ways to help rejuvenate skin from previous sun damage. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Wed, Jun 18
spring
7pm60 - 0once
The Six-Hour Art Major
Gene is absolutely certain that anyone can understand art. Regardless of your background, occupation, or creative skill set, this informative, lively, and entertaining presentation can teach anyone how to experience art from an artist's viewpoint. Whether you’re looking for new ways to understand visual art or you want to wind down after work, you will experience a hands-on and fun learning atmosphere. Gene will cover the art history essentials and send you off with a new perspective on interpreting art and developing your own creativity. Painting by instructor, Gene Wisniewski. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Thu, Jun 19 - Jun 26
spring
6pm18 - 0weekly
Balance and Bones™
Maintain and regain bone density while improving posture and balance. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Tue, Jun 24 - Jul 29
summer
11:30am60 - 0weekly
Fort Tryon Park and the Cloisters
One of the highest points in Manhattan it is often considered to be the city's most spectacular panoramic views. We'll tour its extensive walking paths, stone terraces, towering trees and distinctly designed Heather Gardens. Our guide will cover the history, the restoration and preservation that has revitalized this beloved public park. Then onto the Cloisters: The branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe. Our private tour will cover the buildings, its cloistered gardens and the seven magnificent "Unicorn Tapestries," that are among the most beautiful and complex art from the late middle ages. (Rain date: Wed, Jul 2) (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > outings & trips
Wed, Jun 25
spring
9am60 - 0once
Fort Tryon Park and the Cloisters
One of the highest points in Manhattan it is often considered to be the city's most spectacular panoramic views. We'll tour its extensive walking paths, stone terraces, towering trees and distinctly designed Heather Gardens. Our guide will cover the history, the restoration and preservation that has revitalized this beloved public park. Then onto the Cloisters: The branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe. Our private tour will cover the buildings, its cloistered gardens and the seven magnificent "Unicorn Tapestries," that are among the most beautiful and complex art from the late middle ages. (Rain date: Wed, Jul 2) (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > outings & trips
Wed, Jun 25
spring
9:30am60 - 0once
How to Prevent and Relieve Osteoarthritis Naturally
Arthritis can be the result of poor diet. Come learn how a natural diet can lubricate joints, reduce inflammation, and improve flexibility. Discover which foods are notorious triggers for arthritis and which foods can soothe and relieve aching joints. Learn how eating habits may be contributing to your arthritis along with some natural remedies. Leave with a complete regimen for restoring your joints to pain-free resiliency. Part of the Michelle C. Feig Nutrition Program (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Wed, Jun 25
spring
2:30pm once
Balance and Bones™
Maintain and regain bone density while improving posture and balance. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Thu, Jun 26 - Jul 31
summer
10:30am60 - 0weekly
When Hearing Becomes a Challenge:
Hearing Health, Disorders, and Treatment
Take advantage of this seminar to learn about the symptoms and manifestations of hearing loss and balance disorders and what can be done for treatment, covering topics including dizziness, tinnitus, hearing in noise, hearing aids, etc. You can re-build hearing difficulties and communication abilities. With Dr. Melissa E. Heche, New York State licensed and Board Certified Doctor of Audiology. Hearing Screenings will follow. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Thu, Jun 26
spring
2pm once
Exercise with Ease
This standing, moderately paced aerobic and strength training workout is designed to reduce stiffness and increase strength and mobility. Learn basic techniques to keep your body flexible, fit, and moving. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Fri, Jun 27 - Aug 1
summer
11am weekly
The JCC Annual Spa Day for Women with Breast and Ovarian Cancers - A Free Day of Pampering and Renew
A free day offering women in treatment for breast or ovarian cancer a chance to be inspired and experience renewal. Priority goes to first-time attendees. • Relax and rejuvenate with Reiki and massage. • Participate in mind/body exercise, including chair yoga, M.E.L.T., Moving for Life and Nia specifically designed for women with cancer. Please wear comfortable clothing. • Enjoy a light, healthy meal and the camaraderie of others. Dietary laws observed. Morning Session-(Check-in begins at 8:30am) Afternoon Session-(Check-in begins at 1:00pm) Co-sponsored by St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospitals, members of the Mount Sinai Healthy System, The JCC in Manhattan, The Institute for the Advancement of Complementary Therapies (IACT), SHARE, Sharsheret, Young Survival Coalition & Movin’On Aerobics. This program is made possible by generous support from Sandy and Ron Diamond in memory of Paul and Ethel Diamond. This program is also made possible by the friends and family of Shirley Kohn to honor her memory. Registration begins April 29, 2014. Call Jennifer Terrell and leave a message at 646.505.5734. Space is limited. Registration is required. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > cancer fitness
Sun, Jun 29
spring
8:45am once
The JCC Annual Spa Day for Women with Breast and Ovarian Cancers - A Free Day of Pampering and Renew
A free day offering women in treatment for breast or ovarian cancer a chance to be inspired and experience renewal. Priority goes to first-time attendees. • Relax and rejuvenate with Reiki and massage. • Participate in mind/body exercise, including chair yoga, M.E.L.T., Moving for Life and Nia specifically designed for women with cancer. Please wear comfortable clothing. • Enjoy a light, healthy meal and the camaraderie of others. Dietary laws observed. Morning Session-(Check-in begins at 8:30am) Afternoon Session-(Check-in begins at 1:00pm) Co-sponsored by St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospitals, members of the Mount Sinai Healthy System, The JCC in Manhattan, The Institute for the Advancement of Complementary Therapies (IACT), SHARE, Sharsheret, Young Survival Coalition & Movin’On Aerobics. This program is made possible by generous support from Sandy and Ron Diamond in memory of Paul and Ethel Diamond. This program is also made possible by the friends and family of Shirley Kohn to honor her memory. Registration begins April 29, 2014. Call Jennifer Terrell and leave a message at 646.505.5734. Space is limited. Registration is required. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > cancer fitness
Sun, Jun 29
spring
1:15pm once
Mah Jongg Club
For newly minted Mah Jongg aficionados, as well as long time players. Come with a friend or on your own and enjoy the game and the community in our popular Mah Jongg Club. Please note change of start time. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Tue, Jul 1 - Aug 19
summer
2pm60 - 0weekly
Social + Political Issues
Engage in thought-provoking discussions on controversial issues. Dissect social and political 'hot topics' and share your opinions with an intellectually stimulating group. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > discussion groups & learning
Wed, Jul 2 - Aug 27
summer
2pm weekly
Take A Chance Series: FREE Fitness for everyBODY!
BeMoved is a professionally choreographed dance class that rejuvenates the mind, body & soul. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > free for everybody > take a chance series
Sat, Jul 5 - Jul 26
summer
7:15pm18 - 0weekly
Drama Group
Instructor Scott Klavan Join this enthusiastic drama group! Through prepared scenes and monologues, improvisations and theater games, as well as original writing by the students, this workshop will increase creative skills, improve memory and concentration, boost self-confidence, and provide a positive group experience. No prior theatrical experience required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Mon, Jul 7 - Aug 25
summer
10:30am60 - 0weekly
Card + Game Room
Look forward to Mondays in the Card and Game Room. Play bridge, Scrabble, and canasta. Please note change of start time. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Mon, Jul 7 - Aug 25
summer
2pm60 - 0weekly
Circuit Training for Seniors
Work out in small groups, under the watchful eye of JCC CHEK exercise coach Travis Brown. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Tue, Jul 8 - Jul 31
summer
11am50 - 0weekly
Circuit Training for Seniors
Work out in small groups, under the watchful eye of JCC CHEK exercise coach Travis Brown. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Tue, Jul 8 - Jul 31
summer
12pm50 - 0weekly
Seniors Summer Gala Event
Enjoy a wonderful evening with great entertainment. Bring your friends, meet new ones, and have great fun. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > events & celebrations
Tue, Jul 8
summer
6pm60 - 0once
Single Living
A group for seniors living on their own that focuses on life issues such as the challenges of aging, staying active, forming new relationships and socializing, and other topics of interest. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Wed, Jul 9 - Aug 20
summer
3:30pm60 - 0custom
Engage Learning Community
Join together with other members of the Engage community for learning and conversation that will deepen our connections to each other and supplement our volunteer activities. Wine and light refreshments will be served. (more)REGISTER
social action > engage
Wed, Jul 9
summer
5:30pm50 - 0once
Mah Jongg Classes
Join the fun. Learn to play this fascinating game, or hone your skills. One course is enough to get you started; a second will set you on the road to mastery. Space is limited; pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Thu, Jul 10 - Jul 31
summer
2pm weekly
Mah Jongg Classes
Join the fun. Learn to play this fascinating game, or hone your skills. One course is enough to get you started; a second will set you on the road to mastery. Space is limited; pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Thu, Jul 10 - Jul 31
summer
6:30pm weekly
50+ Drawing and Painting Class: All Levels
Join Gene's drawing and painting class to express yourself, improve your artistic skills, and make new friends. Work from still life or photographs in the medium of your choice. You will receive highly personalized instruction in a fun, casual atmosphere. Suggested list of painting supplies provided in advance by instructor. Drawing supplies provided by JCC. Painting by instructor, Gene Wisniewski. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Fri, Jul 11 - Aug 15
summer
1:30pm50 - 0weekly
Gentle Yoga for Seniors
Learn how simple yoga postures can gently relax and strengthen the spinal muscles at the core of the body, creating a sense of ease and rejuvenation in life. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Wed, Jul 16 - Aug 27
summer
11:15am weekly
50s + 60s JSNY
Are you Jewish, single, and living in NYC? Join us once a month to schmooze about life, share stories, make new friends, and provide support. (more)REGISTER
adults > 40´s & 50´s
Wed, Jul 16
summer
7:30pm50 - 69once
Tour of Governors Island
Governors Island—an American military facility for over 200 years—has a long history that includes Native American tribes as well as Dutch and British rule. Designated as a national monument by President Clinton, it was purchased by New York State for $1 to be used for the public benefit. Join us for a private walking tour of the island, learn about the history, and discover the beauty of this quiet, idyllic spot, just a short ferry ride away from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan. Meet at the Governors Island Ferry, which departs from the Battery Maritime Building, 10 South Street, corner of Whitehall Street in Lower Manhattan. Pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > outings & trips
Thu, Jul 24
summer
9am60 - 0once
AARP Driver Safety
Facilitated by Sandra Robbins For adults of all ages, this class reviews rules of the road, special challenges for older drivers, and license renewal requirements. Upon completion of the eight-hour class, insurance companies will give a ten-percent discount and the Department of Motor Vehicles will offer point reduction. Co-sponsored with AARP. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Sun, Aug 3
summer
10am18 - 0once
Circuit Training for Seniors
Work out in small groups, under the watchful eye of JCC CHEK exercise coach Travis Brown. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Tue, Aug 5 - Aug 28
summer
11am50 - 0weekly
Circuit Training for Seniors
Work out in small groups, under the watchful eye of JCC CHEK exercise coach Travis Brown. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Tue, Aug 5 - Aug 28
summer
12pm weekly
50s + 60s JSNY
Are you Jewish, single, and living in NYC? Join us once a month to schmooze about life, share stories, make new friends, and provide support. (more)REGISTER
adults > 40´s & 50´s
Wed, Aug 20
summer
7:30pm50 - 69once
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