Adult Programs Overview

The Adult Programs Department plans a multitude of events and programs throughout the year that are educational, cultural, entertaining, stimulating and just plain fun.

Ageless Grace

A dynamic fitness program for seniors in which the brain is stimulated by everyday natural and organic movements that increase cognitive function in various areas of the brain.  A study conducted at Harvard University showed that the most effective way to stave off dementia and Alzheimer's is for the body to move and create new patterns for the brain, rather than separating body and mind exercises.  All exercises are performed in a chair.

To pre-register call 954.434.0499, ext. 370.

Instructor: Lana Gelb

Day Time Start Date    Member/Community
Wednesday    11:00 a.m.    Ongoing Free

Bereavement Group

This support group, facilitated by experienced counselors, is for individuals who have lost a loved one.  The group is free and open to the community.  It is run in collaboration with Catholic Hospice.  Please call before first time attendance.

For information call 954.434.0499, ext. 370.

Day Time Start Date    Member/Community
Tuesday    11:00 a.m.-Noon    Ongoing Free

Canvas & Cocktails

At Canvas & Cocktails all you need to do is sign up, show up and sip up.  Your canvas, paints and brushes, light snack and wine, and instructors will be waiting to help you create your take-home masterpiece.  No painting experience necessary.  Our artists will guide you step-by-step.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 • 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $30

To reserve your spot (space is limited), call 954.434.0499, ext. 336.

NEW! Caregiver Support Group

Join us in sharing the joys and oys of caregiving.  This group is forming especially for those who give so much of themselves to care for and nurture others.  Experience support and caring from your peers while gaining invaluable insights, resources and coping strategies.  You deserve an hour just for you, and it's FREE! 

For information call Jayne Stillman at 954.434.0499, ext. 372.

Day Time Start Date    Member/Community
Sunday    1:00-2:00 p.m.    Ongoing Free

Coffee Talk

This is not your mother's coffee klatch!  Adults 55+ are invited to a lively "young at heart" discussion group.  Topics range from funny and provocative to sharing life experiences, travel and pertinent issues in the news.  The group also has speakers and plans social outings. 

For more information call Janet at 954.475.8080.

Day Time Start Date    Member/Community
Sunday    10:30 a.m.-Noon    Ongoing Members: $3
Community: $5

55+ Dinner Club

Get together with the 55+ Dinner Club for an evening of good food, great fun and interesting company.  Couples include spouses and significant others.  The group meets monthly on mutually agreeable dates.  Couples take turns picking the restaurants.  No dues, no speeches - just an evening of socializing in a friendly setting.  It's a great way to meet new friends. 

For more information call Valerie Feldman at 954.447.9341 or email feldman_605@comcast.net.

Duplicate Bridge

A competitive, stratified ACBL sanctioned duplicate bridge game.

Come play bridge in a relaxed environment; bring a friend or make a new one.  Partners may be arranged. 

For more information, contact T.J. Singer at jcc@anotherbridgeclub.com or 954.399.1222.

Instructor: T.J. Singer

Day Time Start Date    Member/Community
Tuesday 7:00-10:00 p.m.    Ongoing Members: $7
Community: $10
Thursday    7:00-10:00 p.m. Ongoing Members: $7
Community: $10
*Fees are per class.  Prepay for 10 entries and get one free.

Israel Now

1st & 3rd Thursday of every month.

Israel and the Middle East - the history, politics, religion, ethnicity, water, oil and current events - are all discussed in this lively, open-discussion class moderated by Dr. Steve Schoenbaum.  Expression of all viewpoints is encouraged.

For information call 954.434.0499, ext. 370.

Day Time Start Date    Member/Community
Thursday    10:30-11:30 a.m.    Ongoing Free

NEW! Kick Start Your Health

Join Food for Life instructor Myra Atlas in exploring how a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, grains and legumes can enhance your health and support your wellness goals.  Learn the latest nutrition information and cooking demonstrations.  Taste healthy, delicious dishes and share your experiences in a supportive setting.

To register call 954.434.0499, ext. 336.

Day Time Start Date    Member/Community
Tuesday    10:00 a.m.-Noon    February 24    Members: $125*
Community: $160*
*Includes supplies and food.  Minimum of 10 needed to have class.

Knitting & Crocheting

Come be a part of this ongoing, worthwhile project.  Knit or crochet caps, wraps, and blankets to be donated to adult and children cancer patients undergoing treatment in hospitals in Broward and Miami-Dade counties.  Instruction is available if you don't know how to knit or crochet and would like to learn. 

For information call 954.434.0499, ext. 370.

Instructors: Gail Topping & Aline Zucker

Day Time Start Date    Member/Community
Thursday    10:00 a.m.-Noon    Ongoing Free

Mah-Jongg (Plus Canasta on Mondays)

Learn mah-jongg basics or just come to play.  This is an ongoing class so you may join at anytime.  Instruction is available if needed.  Come by yourself to learn or bring your mah-jongg group to play. 

For more information call Nancy Alberts at 954.322.2581.

Instructor: Nancy Alberts

Day Time Start Date    Member/Community
Monday 12:30 p.m.    Ongoing $5 per class*
Thursday    12:30 p.m. Ongoing $5 per class*
*Plus card fee of $8

Movie Mondays

Join us every Monday in the Horowitz Music Room for a feature film.  No reservations necessary.

Call 954.434.0499, ext. 370 to find out this week's film.

Day Time Start Date    Member/Community
Monday    10:00 a.m.    Ongoing Free

Parkinson's Support Group

Sponsored jointly by the JCC and the National Parkinson's Foundation, this twice a week support program is open to anyone who has the disease. Physical exercise classes provide much help to slow the progression of Parkinson's.  Yoga, tai chi, Ageless Grace and discussions are all part of the group's activities.

• Yoga for Parkinson's utilizes poses and exercises to improve joint range of motion, flexibility, core strength, balance, posture and breathing and sense of well-being.  All poses and breathing exercises are performed either seated in a chair or standing.

• Tai Chi for Parkinson's guides the body through gentle, flowing poses that experts say may help patients move more steadily and improve balance.  Exercises are customized from the chair or standing.

For more information call Bob Schwartz at 954.805.1800.

Day Time Start Date    Member/Community
Tuesday    1:00-1:45 p.m.    Ongoing Free
Friday 1:30-3:30 p.m. Ongoing Free

Yiddish Class

Appreciate the Yiddish language by exploring literature and culture through classroom discussion.  All levels from beginner to philosophers are welcome. 

For information call Jay Riazanow at 954.835.0532.

Instructor: Jay Riazanow

Day Time Start Date    Member/Community
Tuesday    10:30 a.m.-Noon    Ongoing Free

Lunch Bunch at the JCC

Enjoy delicious food and fun activities.  Meet new friends, or bring a friend with you.  Lunch is open to anyone in the community age 60 and over.  You do not have to be a member of the JCC to attend.

While here, check out some fun activities:
Mah-Jongg • Bridge • Painting • Knitting • Yiddish • Movies

A $2 donation is requested.
This lunch program is sponsored through a partnership with the David Posnack JCC, the State of Florida Department of Elder Affairs and the Aging Disability Resource Center.

Jean Leighton Art Studio

Ann Wolkowitz and Linda Altshuler run the Jean Leighton Art Studio and teach classes in drawing, oil painting, acrylics, watercolor, pastel, mixed media and collage.  They coordinate several art shows and workshops during the year, giving students the opportunity to exhibit their work.  "Art can change your life," say Linda and Ann.

To register call 954.434.0499, ext. 336.

Click here for more information about the various classes being offered in the Art Studio.