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

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.

DECEMBER MENU

DISCUSSION GROUPS

Sharing Music and Memories

With Trish Shulman, Social Work Intern

Come join us as we listen & sing along to the oldies! Reminisce and share your favorite memory connected to a song. Join a lively discussion & the music you grew up with.

Mondays | 1:00-2:00 pm

To Register, please

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Down Memory Lane

With Michelle Gonzalez, Social Work Intern

Each week will focus on a different topic beginning with a Ted Talk followed by a discussion. We will finish off by doing trivia games focused on the discussion theme. For example, 1960’s music trivia.

Tuesdays | 10:00-11:00 am

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Color Your World

With Cristina Bugos, Social Work Intern

Explore feelings & emotions through art. This is not an art class, and no art experience is needed. This group will use different art materials & activities that will help participants explore their feelings & emotions.

Wednesdays | 10:00-11:00 am

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Reflections Through Media

With Teresa Vrana, Social Work Intern

How has media changed the way we see & experience our world? From radio to TV, and movies, silent to talkies, black & white to color, capturing our imagination & hearts. Watch famous clips & discuss their impact. Join us & follow the Yellow Brick Road!

Thursdays | 10:00-11:00 am

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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 Keve Karalitzky on zoom for discussion and Q&A.

Mondays | 11:00 am- 12:00 pm

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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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Herstory

Join our weekly discussion group in person, for stimulating conversations about women throughout history who have made a difference to today’s society. Zoom link is also offered.

Fridays | 11:00 am- 12:00 pm

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Reflections

Weekly discussion reflecting on moments, events, and chapters in life. Topics will vary for example what it was like when; the Beatles became popular, the first black president was elected, what retirement has been like, or living during significant times and events.

Group in Formation.

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SENIOR EXERCISE CLASSES

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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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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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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Motown/Soul/R&B Concert

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

Fridays | 2:00 – 3:00 pm

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SPECIAL PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Movie in the SYJCC Theater: Going in Style 

With Michael Caine, Morgan Freedman, and Alan Arkin

Tuesday, November 30 | 1:00-3:00 pm

To Register, please

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Annual Hanukkah Party 

Come join us with live entertainment by Henry Covner. Before lunch meet our local police department and join them in our candle lighting

Enjoy full Hanukkah lunch, dessert, and music.

Limited seating. Register by Monday, November 29. Call x147 or x146

Thursday, December 2 | 12:00-2:00 pm

Evan Weiner Presents: Eisenhower’s Second Year 1954, Set the Baby Boomer’s Life Road 

Eisenhower’s second year, 1954, set the Baby Boomers life road. The Baby Boomers turn eight and this is a year of major sea change.

Wednesday, December 8 | 1:00-2:00 pm

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Richard Knox Presents: Great Vocalists of the Mid-20th Century

Eisenhower’s second year, 1954, set the Baby Boomers life road. The Baby Boomers turn eight and this is a year of major sea change.

Wednesday, December 8 | 1:00-2:00 pm

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Learn to Play Mahjong- NEW sessions are starting soon!

With Phyllis Gross

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

Begins: December 6
(No class 1/10)
Mondays | 10:00 am-12:00 pm

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

To register, please

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Learn to Play Canasta- NEW sessions are starting soon!

With Phyllis Gross

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

Begins: December 10
(No class 12/31)
Fridays | 2:00 -4:00 pm

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

To register, please

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Introduction to Yiddish

With Jonathan Geffner
A Yiddish scholar, teacher, and translator. He has a B.A. in Yiddish language and literature and has taught Yiddish classes for adults and children in many places.

Students will learn the basics of useful Yiddish conversation, and pronunciations as well as a familiarity with dialect differences. Topics covered will be, personal introductions, family relationships, eating, drinking, traveling, visiting, activities, professions, hobbies, vacations, emotions, idiomatic expressions and phrases, and more! This program is geared to beginners but those who have a rudimentary knowledge of Yiddish will benefit from it as well.

Tuesdays | 10:30 am -12:00 pm

(No Class 11/30)

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

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Look at all the fun we had!

Saxy Ric Performance

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