Well Older Adults

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TAI CHI CLASSES

In conjunction with South Nassau Communities Hospital is pleased to offer a free 8 week Tai Chi Program for people aged 65 and over to help improve strength and balance.

The Marion & Aaron Gural JCC
207 Grove Avenue, Cedarhurst

Tuesdays & Thursdays –
Starting October 17, 2017
9:15 – 10:15 a.m.

Pre-registration is required by calling 516-569-6733

STEPPING ON – BUILD STRENGTH AND BALANCE

The Gural JCC in conjunction with South Nassau Communities Hospital is pleased to offer a free 7 week Stepping On Class. Stepping Up helps build strength and balance to prevent falls so you can maintain your independence.

You learn in a fun, hands-on way, putting information to use from the very first session. Local experts, trained leaders and other group members support and encourage you to find solutions to make your home safer and your body stronger. You will regain the confidence to stay active in your community and do the things you want to do.

Mondays – 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Starting October 16, 2017

Pre-registration required by calling 516-569-6733

AGING WELL BY KEEPING OUR BRAINS FIT

The Gural JCC is offering a mental fitness program specifically designed for savvy baby boomers who know that long, productive lives rely on both physical and mental fitness. Many of the changes associated with aging, such as lapses in memory or decline in mental sharpness, may be minimized, delayed, or prevented by a commitment to brain fitness. Exercising the mind is a way to gain and maintain brain fitness and stay sharp as we age. A diverse range of games-like activities that progress in complexity over time ensures that participants are engaged and challenged, but not frustrated, for a gratifying “mental workout”. Program presented by Dr. Shelly Pazer, Developmental Psychologist. Pre-registration is required by calling the JCC at 516-569-6733.

Gural JCC
Dates: Tuesdays, Nov. 7, Nov. 14, Nov. 21, 2017
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Fee: $25 for three sessions or $10 per session
Pre-registration is required – 516-569-6733.

Shalom Club

A unique group of retired professionals with a zest for intellectual stimulation and Jewish enrichment. The club will focus on social, cultural and educational experiences. A wide variety of speakers will ensure lively discussions. Exercise at 11 am, lunch, followed by a program.

Mondays – 11:00am-1:30pm
Starting October 16, 2017
Temple Hillel, 1000 Rosedale Road,
Valley Stream

Fee: $4

CAFÉ EUROPA

A weekly gathering of older adults enhancing their past with a feel of European flavor. Enjoy meeting new people with a little nosh, Yiddish humor, lectures, movies, music and more.

Tuesdays – 12:30pm-2:30pm
Starting October 17, 2017

Congregation Beth Sholom,
390 Broadway, Lawrence

Fee: $2

Atlantic Beach Jewish Center

Join this lively group of older adults who come together to exercise, socialize and enjoy an array of lectures, entertainment and wonderful discussions. The group welcomes all.

Six week session
Dates and Times TBA

Canasta, Bridge & Mah Jongg

Come alone or bring a friend for a fun afternoon at the JCC. Enjoy meeting new people, good conversation and challenging games.

Pre-registration a must by calling 516-569-6733.

Wednesdays – 12:00pm-3:00pm
Ongoing.

The Marion & Aaron Gural JCC
207 Grove Avenue, Cedarhurst

Fee: $1

Friendship Circle

Come exercise your body, schmooze, meet new friends and enjoy lively
discussions at our haimish JCC. All are welcome.

Wednesdays – 1:00pm-3:00pm
Starting October 18, 2017

The Marion & Aaron Gural JCC
207 Grove Avenue, Cedarhurst

Fee: $1

Men’s Club

Come schmooze, share and engage in stimulating and lively current events discussions. Meet new friends and spend Thursday afternoons at the JCC.

Thursdays – 12:45pm-1:45pm
Starting October 19, 2017

The Marion & Aaron Gural JCC
207 Grove Avenue, Cedarhurst

Fee: $1

Zumba Gold

This unique fitness program features zesty Latin music with exhilarating,
easy-to-follow moves, specifically tailored for active older adults. Come join this fun friendly dance-fitness class. For more information call 516- 569-6733.

Thursdays – 2:00pm-3:00pm
Starting September 7, 2017

The Marion & Aaron Gural JCC
207 Grove Avenue, Cedarhurst

No fee.

This program is funded by the Nassau County Dept. of Senior Citizen Affairs, the NYSDA and the Federal Administration on Aging.

Safety Net – Entitlements Program

Are you in need of free guidance regarding entitlements such as Social Security, widow benefits, Medicare, Medicaid, SSI, health insurance, etc. Or are you in need of emotional support and advocacy regarding caregiver concerns, parenting concerns, resources for children with special needs, etc.

If you have a concern and don’t know where to turn for help, contact Lisa Barnett, LCSW-R, Project Entitlements at 516-569-6733.

No fee.

Entitlements Program is made possible by the Safety Net Initiative of UJA-Federation of New York.

ENGAGE – Volunteer Opportunities

Engage is a new UJA-Federation of New York funded program designed to encourage volunteerism among “boomers” as well as persons of all ages. This program will create volunteer opportunities on Long Island in the areas of poverty/near poverty, frail and isolated elderly and food insecurity. The program will match volunteers’ lifelong skills and personal interests with volunteer opportunities.

If you are interested in becoming an Engage volunteer and/or have an opportunity for volunteers, please contact Judy Goldberg, LCSW, at 516-569-6733.