Senior Adults

Seniors at the J know how to have a good time! From enjoying the occasional therapy dog visit, to lunch with the Early Childhood kids, enjoying special guest speakers, playing a good ol' game of "mahj",  or watching exciting performances at the award-winning Sheldon Vexler Theatre, there is never a dull moment to be had. 

                    
JCC seniors get crafty at an autumnal art project celebrating Sukkot!
  JCC seniors working out in Fit 4 Life, a fitness class that meets Mon.-Fri.

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Upcoming Programs

Crafting Culture - Tuesday, March 31 | 10am-11am
Come join your friends for a morning of arts and crafts in the Senior Center! Each project will explore various aspects of Jewish culture through artistic mediums. This season we will be creating works that celebrate Passover.

$5 | JCC Member Free - Space is limited; sign up online or RSVP by calling Maya at 210-302-6860.

Senior Chefs - Tuesday, April 7 | 10am-11am
Get ready to experience Jewish culture in a way everyone can appreciate – by making delectable snacks! Senior Chefs is a new program that will traverse the world of Jewish holidays and their respective foods. No baking experience is needed and participants will receive all necessary ingredients.

$5 | JCC Member Free - Space is limited; sign up online or RSVP by calling Maya at 210-302-6860.

Ongoing Programs

Chef-Selected Fresh Lunch
This senior lunch program is funded in part by the Jewish Federation of San Antonio and Golden Manor Jewish Senior Services. Download March's Senior Moments newsletter and lunch menu to see what's planned for today!
Fit 4 Life
Fit 4 Life is designed specifically for moderately active seniors and focuses on strength, balance, flexibility, endurance, and promotes independence in aging. Most exercises performed in a seated in a chair. This class is great for anyone going through rehab or in need of non-intense exercise. 
Game Room Activities

Join other seniors for a day of friendly competition, including Mah Jongg and Bridge. Games that involve concentration, reasoning, problem-solving, memory, information processing, and focus will stimulate brain cells and keep neural pathways functioning. Borrow our games or bring your own. Do you prefer to read, listen to music, or enjoy a cup of coffee? The Senior Center offers those activities too!  

MO-TH, Weekly Ongoing, 10am–4pm | FREE to JCC Members 65+

JCC Book Club
Get together with the baleboste for a monthly discussion of hot new titles and your old favorites too. See your Center Peace and Senior Moments newsletter for details. There is no charge join Book Club. 
Jewish Genealogical Society
Trace your roots, learn your family’s history and build your family tree. Attendees are provided with a database of online research destinations ideal for a beginner. Occasional speakers and information sharing with other attendees make membership of this society a worthy and affordable investment.

Annual Fee: $27 | $18 JCC Members

Silver Cinema Film Screenings
The JCC, in conjunction with Golden Manor Jewish Senior Services, offers a fun bi-monthly film screening at which a new film with some sort of Jewish content is screened the first and third Thursday of the month at 1pm. Call Maya to find out this month's screenings!
Yiddish Club 
Join the JCC Yiddish Club and explore and cherish the history of the Yiddish culture, immerse in Yiddishkeit, and socialize with new and old friends. Kibbitz in Yiddish!

To sign-up for any of these classes or programs, or to find out more information about Senior Services at the JCC, please contact Maya Siler at 210-302-6860. Transportation to and from the JCC is available for senior activities. Please indicate your need when speaking with Maya.