The JCC programs for men and women 60 years and older offer a variety of physical, social and intellectual activities and events with the opportunity to socialize and relax in congenial company.

Our professional staff will provide support, information, resources and guidance through a person’s later years in response to the changing needs in one’s life. The Golden Years can truly be the best years of one’s life!

Through our programs and satellite groups, we will challenge you to explore new fields and endeavors. All newcomers are welcome!

Senior adult offerings include:

  • Exercise
  • Health Seminars
  • Discussion Groups
  • Lectures
  • Holocaust Survivors Group
  • Caregivers’ Support Group
  • Parties
  • Holiday Celebrations

Due to the rise in costs and a decrease in outside funding we are appealing to all of our older adults to become members of your JCC for a tax-deductible fee of $30. Your assistance will help sustain, as well as enhance, our programs.

Mary Sheffield
Older Adult Program Director
Lisa Barnett, LCSW-R
Director, Social Work and Community Support Services
Judy Goldberg, LMSW
Jackie Kaminer, BA
Alisa Katz, LMSW
Jamie Okin, BS

Partners in Caring

The UJA Partners in Caring Initiative is a program to partner a social service agency with local synagogues as a means of reaching Jewish community members in need. To this end, The Marion & Aaron Gural JCC provides programs and services in local synagogues. The JCC provides unique and successful on-site programs, educational workshops as well as concrete social work services to members of the congregational community. Services may include but are not limited to:

  • Information and referral
  • Support to help navigate various human service systems
  • Organize and/or facilitate educational workshops
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Screening to identify problem(s) and facilitate connection to and intervention by the most appropriate Marion & Aaron Gural JCC service program, or when indicated, another community-based service provider

The JCC is committed to providing quality services to the most vulnerable part of the community.

Below you will find a list of our Partners In Caring Synagogues:
Congregation Beth Sholom
Congregation Sons of Israel
Jewish Center of Atlantic Beach
Malverne Jewish Center
Temple Israel of Lawrence
Temple Hillel
Valley Stream Jewish Center
Yismach Moshe of Woodmere
Young Israel of Lawrence/Cedarhurst
Young Israel of Woodmere

Isolation To Connection

Short Term Support & Connection To Services

We are proud to partner with UJA-Federation New York to offer “Isolation to Connection”, a program offering compassionate social work services and personalized connection with resources for isolated seniors.

Senior Citizens can be connected to an array of community-based services including:

  • Ongoing case management
  • Virtual Programming
  • In-person senior programming
  • Home delivered meals
  • Support Groups
  • Adult Day Programs
  • Home based medical services
  • Friendly Phone Calls
  • Telephone or in-person counseling
  • Health & Wellness Programs
  • Home Care, Elder Care, Estate Planning

Accessing services is less overwhelming when there is a caring professional providing support at each step of the way.

For More Information contact Andrew Kahn:
ITC@guraljcc.org or call 516-569-6733 ext. 231