SENIOR CENTER PROGRAMS & EVENTS

SYJCC Senior Center includes a variety of weekday programs for older adults including discussion groups, entertainment, speakers, educational programs, Shabbat, holiday celebrations, and special events.

For more information please contact Janine Mandera, Senior Center and Nutrition Program Coordinator at x147 or jmandera@syjcc.org

MAY EVENTS CALENDAR

SENIOR NUTRITION

Senior Nutrition Program offers a daily lunch for seniors 60+ Mon-Fri for a suggested contribution of $4/meal.  All meals are made fresh daily by our in-house caterer Chick Chak Café. These programs receive funding support from Suffolk County Office For Aging

To register for lunch call x147 or x146 before 10:30 am daily.

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DISCUSSION GROUPS

What’s on Your Mind? 

With Julianna Caputo

This open discussion group will give participants the opportunity to talk about a variety of topics. Discussion will be facilitated by a social work intern.

Fridays | 11:00 am-12:00 pm

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American History

Join Steve Rochester in person for an American History discussion with Q & A. Zoom link is also offered.

Tuesdays | 11:00 am- 12:00 pm

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Civilization and the Jews

Join this vibrant and stimulating weekly discussion group led by Keve Karalitzky. Discuss the effects Jews have had on world history and the effects the world has had on Jews, Judaism, and Jewishness. No topics are out of our scope: What is the history of the Jews? What is the meaning of our holidays , their history and their observances? How have the Jewish people reformulated their core and yet remained “True Jews.” and more.

Mondays | 11:00 am- 12:00 pm

Zoom option available.

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Current Events

A weekly rotating group of moderators with a lively discussion where all options are encouraged and heard. Zoom link is also offered.

Wednesdays | 11:00 am- 12:00 pm

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TED Talk & Discussion

Each session will begin with a TED talk, and a brief video on a variety of topics. Interns Julianna and Michelle will lead a lively discussion after the video. Participants are encouraged to suggest topics for the future.

The second and fourth Tuesday of every month
1:00 – 2:00 pm | Room 24

Zoom option available.

To Register, please

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SPECIAL PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Learn to Play Mahjong

With Mara Arecco

Students will learn the basics of American Mahjongg through guided games that allow students to learn by playing. You will learn the tiles, scoring, and distinct game mechanics of American Mahjongg. Students must purchase a Mahjongg card at nationalmahjonggleague.org

Thursdays | 2:00-4:00 pm

6 Classes:
Member | $100
Non-Member | $125

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Learn to Play Canasta

With Sandee Levine 

This class will teach all the mechanics and rules of the game. Students will hone their skills through guided games during the class.

Fridays | 2:00 -4:00 pm

6 Classes:
Member | $100
Non-Member | $125

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Sew Crafty 

Crafters meet to exchange ideas about projects, chat about their lives, exchange yarns & yarn ideas for projects. This group provides an atmosphere where beginning crafters can seek assistance from more experienced crafters.

Tuesdays | 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Hall of Fame.

No registration required.

Yiddish 3

This class is a continuation from Yiddish 2, and is open to all with an understanding of Yiddish. Any new students will speak to the instructor before the beginning of class.

 Tuesdays | 10:30 am -12:00 pm

8 Classes:
Member | $160
Non-Member | $195

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Line Dancing

Kick up your heels and put a smile on your face! Join Norma Granofsky as she teaches you line dancing.

Heath benefits of dancing include:

  • Improved condition of your heart and lungs
  • Increased muscular strength, endurance and motor fitness
  • Increased aerobic fitness
  • Improved muscle tone and strength
  • Weight management
  • Stronger bones and reduced risk of osteoporosis
  • Better coordination, agility and flexibility

6 Session Classes:
Wednesdays | 2:00-3:00 pm

Member $45 | Non-Member $55

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Diabetes Prevention with Dr. Chrystyne Olivieri

Join Dr. Olivieri, certified diabetes specialist for a discussion on how to control diabetes and your metabolism in natural ways. Come learn something new to help your health!

Monday, May 16, 2022 | 1:00-2:00 pm

Hall of Fame

Zoom option available.

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A Bissel Yiddish with Bernice 

Do you know only bad words in Yiddish? Come join us and see how much Yiddish you can recall and share your memories.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 | 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Room 24

Zoom option available.

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Health & Fun Tech

Join Andrea Krolewicz and Julia Kogan for a new program to help you develop a better understanding of digital solutions to improve your health by using fun technology and staying socially connected.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 | 1:00-2:00 pm

Room 24

No registration required

ISRAEL NOW!

Israeli current events discussion led by Lirin Shay Goshen, Director of the Randie Waldbaum Malinsky Center for Israel. This group meets once a month to discuss Israeli politics, culture , science and technology advances, education, and more.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 | 1:00-2:00 pm

Hall of Fame

Co-sponsored by the Men’s Club

Zoom option available

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Richard Knox presents Great Modern Vocalists: KELLI O’ HARA- Broadway Megastar

Come learn about and hear the wonderful music of Kelli O’ Harra, a seven-time Tony nominee with leading lady credits in shows such as “Lights in the Piazza”, “Kiss Me Kate”, “South Pacific”, “The King and I”, “The Bridges of Madison County”, and “Brigadoon”. Kelli’s performances have endeared her to a generation of theatergoers who admire her amazing vocal talent and acting ability.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 | 1:00-2:00 pm

Hall of Fame

Zoom option available

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“Unleash your Creativity”

Channel your inner artist and explore art with paint, pencil and pastels. Class led by Janine Mandera, artist and teacher. Open studio time will be available to work on your art during the month.

Wednesday, May 19, 2022 | 1:00-2:00 pm

Room 24

No registration required.

Seasonal Eating: A Seniors Guide to Healthy Eating 

Join us for an informative program with ShopRite dietician Annmarie Miller, RDN. Program will include a food preparation demonstration and tastings.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 | 1:00-2:00 pm

Zoom option available.

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Evan Weiner Presents: The First Ladies of Comedy! 

It’s really a man’s world according to the bookers and talent agents, but some women did manage to open the door- with Phyllis Diller credited for being the real first woman stand up comedian. Women were held back, but there were others before her including Moms Mabley and Jean Carroll. Joan Rivers and many others have followed in this highly competitive field!

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 | 1:00-2:00 pm

Hall of Fame

Zoom option available.

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Movie: POMS

Martha moves to a retirement community that has many activities. Hoping to be left alone, she meets Sheryl, a fun loving neighbor, who insists that they become best pals. Martha and her new friend decide to form a cheerleading squad with their fellow residents. As the two woman hold auditions, they soon learn that it’s never too late to follow your dreams, even when the odds are stacked against you.

Thursday, May 26, 2022 | 12:45-2:15 pm

SYJCC Theater

No registration required

Shabbat Luncheon

Enjoy a complete Shabbat luncheon, friendly conversation and a great music performance by “Let the Good Times Roll”.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 | 1:00-2:00 pm

Limited seating, register by Friday, May 20, 2022. Call 631-462-9800 x147 or x146 to reserve a seat.

Walk-ins cannot be accommodated.

Fee $10 per person

SENIOR EXERCISE CLASSES

Chair Yoga

In this chair-based class, you will learn yoga positions, gentle stretching, and breathing techniques to help you maintain flexibility and balance. This class is designed for those that need a chair-based class and are unable to participate in conventional yoga on a mat.

Instructor: Diana

Thursdays | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Tai Chi for Balance

In this class, you will learn Tai Chi poses and positions that will improve your balance and core strength. This class is designed for seniors and those with a limited range of motion or physical limitations.  Chairs are provided for balance and support.

Wednesdays | 11:00 am-12:00 pm

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Sit & Fit

This class allows the participant to exercise while seated or standing depending on the individual’s strength and endurance.  The class includes stretching, light hand weights, and stretch bands for resistance strengthening and stretching.

Instructor: Jason from Metro Therapy

Fridays | 11:00 am-12:00 pm

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CONCERTS IN MOTION

Concerts in Motion brings together professional musicians and youth for engaging performances that include interaction with the musicians. These programs are in partnership with Concerts in Motion and will feature different musicians each week.

Registration is required for all programs to receive the zoom link or to reserve a spot for our in-person exercise classes.

Classical Concert

Meets on zoom every week featuring 2 professional musicians for engaging performances that include interaction with the musicians.

Mondays | 11:00 am- 12:00 pm

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Jewish/Klezmer

Meets on zoom every week featuring 2 professional musicians for engaging performances that include interaction with the musicians.

Thursdays | 1:00 pm

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Youth

Meets on zoom every week featuring 2 professional musicians for engaging performances that include interaction with the musicians.

Wednesdays | 5:00 pm

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Look at all the fun we had!

Saxy Ric Performance

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