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The Jewish Community Center Senior Adult Programs Office provides a variety of social, educational, cultural, and spiritual programs for older adults. Current information about upcoming programs is available at the JCC Welcome Desk and via the Silver Scene monthly e-newsletter. You can always contact Lisa Quay, LMSW, Senior Adult Programs Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or (512) 735-8086. Door-to-door transportation is available to attend programs at the JCC. Our bus is lift accessible. Please call Julia Sparks, Transportation Coordinator at (512) 735-8024 or email email@example.com for more information and reservations.
Jewish Family Service also offers outreach services to older Jewish adults living in congregate living settings. JFS geriatric case management services provide help to older Jewish adults needing assistance in order to continue living in their own homes. JFS also offers assistance to families who seek information on area assisted living facilities and nursing homes, and provides consultation on end-of-life planning. See Jewish Family Service section for more information.
Bridging the Gap: Intergenerational Art Program
AJA Multipurpose Room
through May 21, 2014
9:45 AM-11:15 AM
Join other senior adults, together with Austin Jewish Academy's 5th graders, for a journey of interrogational creative expression, using different mediums. Instructor Susan Slomowitz is the Art Specialist at Austin Jewish Academy and a recipient of the Grinspoon Steinhardt Award for Excellence in Jewish Education. Meets once a month with a community art show on May 21, 2014. Cost for entire workshop: $20 JCC Members; $25 Non-members For more information or to sign up, contact Lisa Quay at 735-8086 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ongoing Weekly Programs
Most of these programs are free of cost with a suggested donation for refreshments and materials. Join us for the wonderful activities below!
Flex Your Brain Thursdays 10-11 AM Ongoing NEW!
Everyone needs to exercise their brain! This class incorporates the latest research on keeping your brain strong and flexiblein a fun format of individual and group games and challenges intended to excite many areas of your brain.
Mitzvah Knitters Fridays 10-11 AM Ongoing
Give back to our community by volunteering your time and talent at the J! If you knit or crochet, or want to learn how, we have a weekly teacher attend to help you along the way. Projects vary each season and blankets, stuffed animals, hats and scarves are given to those who are less fortunate.
News & Schmooze M 10 - 11 AM Ongoing
Start the week off right by discussing current events in an enjoyable faclitated discussion on local, national and international headlines. Donations requested to cover cost of refreshments.
PACE – People with Arthritis Can Exercise (Mondays/Thursdays 11 AM-1 PM):
Participants in this seated exercise class will go through a series of gently movements and activities designed to increase mobility and range of motion, keep joints flexible, maintain muscle strength, and increase stamina. A delicious, healthy lunch and facilitated discussion follows the exercise session. Pre-registration is required at the JCC Welcome Desk; call (512) 735-8000. $4 per class for JCC members; $6 for non-members. Sessions pre-rated for 4 weeks at a time. M & Th I 11 AM -1 PM I Ongoing; New session begins every 4 weeks.
Senior Lounge (Mondays & Wednesdays 1-3:30 PM):
From Mah Jong to Poker, Bridge, Canasta and other games - the Silver Lounge has it all! Players gather weekly for an afternoon of game playing and conversation. Novices are welcome, as well as players with 'rusty' skills for tutorial play on Wednesdays. This is a wonderful opportunity to find out who else loves to play your favorite games and make some new friends. Light refreshments served, donations requested towards cost of food. Meets in Community Hall 150D. M & W 1 - 3:30 PM ongoing.
Dell Tones Senior Singers
(Rehearsals Thursdays 2– 3:15 PM):
Be a part of our senior vocal ambassadors, singing show tunes and other classics and favorites, under the direction of Rabbi Marie Betcher of Congregation Shir Ami. Dell Tones perform monthly at various congregate and hospital facilities in Austin as well as an annual concert at the JCC. Performance times vary as scheduled. New voices and all levels are welcome!
Thursdays 2 - 3:15 PM Ongoing
Ongoing Monthly Programs
Come enjoy festive Jewish holidays and secular celebrations at the JCC. These special clergy-led holiday programs include kosher lunch. All holiday events occur in the JCC Community Hall. For more information on upcoming holiday celebrations, contact Lisa Quay at (512) 735-8086 or email@example.com.
Music, Shabbat & Birthdays
Join us as we celebrate Shabbat, Birthdays, Music and Kesher Kehilah (community togetherness). Every second Friday of the month. $5 suggested donation towards lunch provided by CAA Kosher catering. Dates are subject to change, please check monthly calendar. Walk ins welcome, preferred RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or (512) 735-8086.
Join us once a month for various lectures and talks. Topics range from health, religion, art, science and more. $2 requested donation to cover cost of speaker and refreshments. Meets in JCC Main Community Hall Stage.
Please see seniors calendar to check on date and times.
Matinee Movie Series
Join us once a month for various movie screenings. Interactive discussions will follow each screening. Popcorn and beverages provided. Donations requested towards refreshments. Please see seniors calendar to check on date, times and upcoming film selection.
Eclectic Sounds: Music Lover's Concert Series
Come enjoy free concerts from various local, national and international artists. Performances held in the JCC Community Hall. Stay after the concert for dessert reception with artists. Donations appreciated to cover cost of refreshments. Concerts are once a month at various times.
Join us for bus trips as we explore all that Austin and Central Texas have to offer! Destinations include inner and outer city galleries, museums and lectures, shows and concerts, restaurants, cultural events, movies and more. Reservations are required to ensure room on the bus and cost varies depending on event.