Adult Programs

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New Horizons for Active Adults

Did you know that the New Horizons 60+ Group for Active Adults, which was originally called the ‘Golden Age Club,’ has been in operation at the JCC since 1949 to address the needs and overall well-being of the senior adult population?

The group provides socialization, activities and programming each week. Special programs include health and wellness discussions, outings to Ballet Met, Metro Parks, Jefferson Outlet Mall, ProMusica, WinterFair, Governor’s Mansion, La Comedia Dinner Theater, Senior Theater Days, Catco and the Columbus Museum of Art. Ongoing programs include Jewish festival celebrations, discussions with Rabbis, bingo, line dancing, chair exercise, birthday celebrations, diabetes screenings, flu shots, quarterly Shabbat dinners, Sunday morning Brunch and entertainment. Ongoing each year, the New Horizons Group hosts the Tuskegee Airman, Fire Fighter Alonzo King of the Columbus Fire Department as well as other speakers and community members.

In addition to our wonderful programs, the JCC also partners with LifeCare Alliance to provide senior adults with more than 13,000 nutritionally balanced Kosher meals annually, a program for which the JCC recently was awarded the LifeCare Alliance Community Partner Award.

Join us today for a program, lunch or both! Click the buttons below to view our menu, newsletter and senior friendly exercise classes:

New Horizons Newsletter

Senior-Friendly Exercise Classes

 

For information on New Horizons programming at the JCC, or to reserve your spot at the lunch table, call Julie Wasserstrom, Director of Adult and Senior Services at (614) 559-6214.

Funding for New Horizons comes from the Columbus Jewish Federation, United Way, Kroger and donations.

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Adult Programs

Adult Arts and Culture Classes at the J

Take a break and learn a craft! Arts and Culture courses are being offered at the JCC to engage your creative side.  A variety of courses will be offered including Basic and Refresher Bridge, Mah Jongg, Judaic Mosaic, Basic Beading, Adult Chess Club and Journeys: Adult Jews Living and Learning with more classes on the way. Classes are for adults 18 and older. For more information on days, time and cost contact Julie Wasserstrom, Adult Program Director, at 559-6214.

Florence Melton Adult Mini-School

Give us 2 hours and we’ll give you 5,000 years!

The Florence Melton Adult Mini-School is a two-year course of study that meets for 30 weeks during the year that presents a comprehensive Judaic curriculum ranging from the Jewish life cycle to Jewish ethics and history. The Melton Mini-School has a 25-year history in Columbus, with programs offered in both the core two-year curriculum, as well as graduate classes.

For course information, registration and class calendars  Click here

SILVER SNEAKERS MEMBERS

Join the JCC for FREE!

The JCC offers The Silver Sneakers Fitness Program – the nation’s leading exercise program designed exclusively for adults age 65 and over. “The program has physical activity, health education and social events,” said Linda Starr, JCC Member Services director. “Individuals who are Medicare-eligible may qualify for The Silver Sneakers Program and receive a general senior adult membership to the JCC at no cost.”

Silver Sneakers members have access to the JCC’s Diamond Family Fitness Center, including cardio and weight equipment, indoor and outdoor pools, and Silver Sneakers fitness classes, as well as group exercise and water fitness classes, racquetball and tennis courts, gymnasium and walking track. Members receive a free equipment orientation, and fitness assessments are available for a nominal fee.

For more information or to find out if you or a family member qualifies, contact Linda Starr at (614) 559-6229 or Janet Schwarz, Member Services Assistant, at (614) 559-6227.

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The JCC is a place that nurtures a passion for Jewish learning and living. Through its programs and services, the JCC provides an inviting Jewish Neighborhood and comfortable place to thrive. Hours: M-Th 5:30 am - 10 pm; Fri 5:30 am - 6 pm; Sat 1:30 - 6 pm; Sun 8 am - 7 pm

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