Senior Adult Classes

Qi Gong

Qui Gong: Fall Session
Starts October 9, 2017
Mondays 10:45am - 12:10pm
Session or Drop-ins

Qi Gong (or Chi Kung...energy exercise) has been shown to help reduce stress, improve balance and coordination and lead to a great sense of well-being. The practice consists of slow paced, rhythmic, simple to learn movements, breathing patterns and self-healing techniques.

Price: $75; JCC Member Price $62.50

Or drop-in option price per class meeting: $7.50; JCC Member Price: $6.25 (drop-ins pay in person prior to class)

Sorry, No Refunds Unless JCC Cancels


Spanish Classes

Three levels of Spanish classes offered at the JCC this fall with instructor Luz Toledano. Minimum enrollment must be met to hold each level; maximum of 12 students in each.

Sign up in advance to reserve your spot! For more information, contact the JCC Senior Dept. at (858) 362-1141.

Advanced Spanish- Tuesdays, October 10-December 12, 12:30-2:30 P.M.
Spanish for Communication- Tuesdays, October 10-December 12, 3:00-5:00 P.M.
Pre-Intermediate Spanish-Wednesdays, October 11-December 13, 12:30-2:30 P.M.


Technology Talks for Seniors


Facebook for Beginners
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Time: 1:30-3:00 P.M.

Everyone’s doing it so don’t be left behind! This workshop will cover how to create a Facebook account, privacy settings, navigating the site, searching for people, joining groups, uploading photos, posting, sharing and more.
Price: $12; JCC Member Price: $10.

Instructor Ashi Fachler

For more information, contact the JCC Senior Dept. at (858) 362-1141

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Technology Talks for Seniors

Safety and Security Online
2-Part Series: November 9th & 16th, 2017
Time: 1:30-3:00 PM

In this age of hacking, identity theft, and other technological threats, what steps can we take to try to make us safer online? Learn about passwords, secure websites, shopping online safely, security software and more.

Instructor Ashi Fachler

For more information, contact the JCC Senior Dept. at (858) 362-1141.

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Technology Talks for Seniors

Using your iPhone/iPad Camera
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Time: 1:30-3:00 P.M.

Taking a vacation or hosting the grandchildren over the holidays? Learn how to use the camera on your iPhone or iPad to capture those precious moments! Class will cover taking photos, finding them, uploading, storing, organizing and more.

Instructor Ashi Fachler

Price: $12; JCC Member Price: $10.

For more information, contact the JCC Senior Dept. at (858) 362-1141

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TEEN TECHNOLOGY TUTORS FOR SENIORS

Thursdays, 4:00 - 5:00 P.M.
Oct. 19, Nov. 16, Dec. 14 (sign up for one or more)

Who do you turn to when you have questions about your computer and/or smartphone? Your grandkids? Never fear if they’re not here, we have teens for you! Whether you want to make font sizes larger on your screen and phone, establish a Skype or Facebook account, learn word processing tips, set up email, take photos with your phone, or whatever, come learn from the younger generation how it is done on your device!

This free service is a collaboration between the JCC Senior & Teen Departments, the JCC's Teen Leadership Council, and Camp Jaycee CITs.

RSVP in advance to Senior Dept., (858) 362-1141 with the date(s) you would like to attend and the type of device with which you need assistance. Bring your charged device and questions.


Aerobics for Everyone (all ages)

Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays, 9:15 - 10:10 A.M.
Improve your cardiovascular fitness, range of motion, flexibility, endurance, and energy level.
Gotthelf Dance Studio
Price: $15; JCC Member Price: Free
Fitness Desk, ext. 1337


Feldenkrais (all ages)

Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 A.M.
Improve posture, flexibility and coordination.
Gotthelf Dance Studio
Price: $15; JCC Member Price: Free
For more info and to sign up, call the Fitness Desk: 858.362.1337


H2O Aerobics (all ages)

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30-9:30 A.M.
Bring your swimsuit and towel and get ready for a water workout!
Friedenberg Olympic Pool
Price Per Class: $15; JCC Member Price: Free
Fitness Desk, ext. 1337


Core and Balance

Tuesdays, 10:15-10:45 A.M.
Strengthen your core and improve your balance ability through standing and seated exercises. You'll increase your overall body awareness, core strength, and balance, which will improve confidence in performing everyday activities.
Gotthelf Dance Studio
Price Per Class: $15; JCC Member Price: Free
Fitness Desk, ext. 1337


Stretch for Flexibility

Tuesdays/Thursdays, 9:15 - 10:10 A.M.
Reduce tension in your body by elongating your muscles. This class combines a variety of stretching techniques to open up your body. Adding stretching to your life will prevent muscular strain, tearing, and general soreness. Wear comfy clothes. JCC provides mats if you don't have one.
Gotthelf Dance Studio

Price: $15; JCC Member Price: Free
Fitness Desk, ext. 1337


 

Free Classes

Offered through San Diego Community College Continuing Ed (Emeritus 55+ program).
The following classes are held at the Lawrence Family JCC.

Fall Semester: September 5, 2017-January 27, 2018
Classes will be on break the entire week of Thanksgiving and winter break December 18, 2017-January 1, 2018.

Please visit the San Diego Community College Continuing Education website at www.sdce.edu for more details. Instructors will have enrollment forms and/or online access codes the first few weeks of classes.

Check with instructors for alternate meeting sites or dates when the JCC is closed for Jewish holidays.


Figure & Still Life Drawing (Painting for Spring Semester)

Mondays, 8:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M. 

Study line, mass, proportion and value, space and composition using a variety of pencils, charcoal & brush.
Note: Spring Semester will be Figure & Still Life Painting with Watercolors (starting February 5, 2018)


Piano Keyboard Lessons

Explore your musical talent through learning the fundamentals of piano techniques, musical expression and styles, theory and ear training, recital preparation and experience.

Piano 1 for Adult - Beginners
Mondays, 8:45-11:15 A.M.
This class is intended for students with little or no piano experience. 

Piano 2 for Adult - Intermediate & Advanced
Mondays, 12:00 P.M.-3:30 P.M.
This class is suitable for students with previous piano experience. 


Watercolor Painting

Tuesdays, 8:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. 

Study watercolor fundamentals including color, composition and design, then focus will be on working with the 5 Elements.


Music Appreciation

Tuesdays, 10:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M. 

Study and appreciate different composers, hear and see great classical music performed.


World Literature

Tuesdays, 1:30 - 3:30 P.M.

Explore a variety of literature types and themes. Discussions will engage class in a larger conversation of what is at stake in literature and the world we inhabit and imagine.


Joy of Opera

Wednesdays, 10:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.

Discover operas from Monteverdi's times to present, enjoy studying complete operas through video and audio.


Nutrition for Healthy Living

Wednesdays, 1:30-3:00 P.M.


Find a healthy nutritional balance for life in these science-based lectures to help prevent chronic diseases, reduce premature death, and improve health and vitality.


Law and the Retiree/Current Events

Thursdays, 9:30 - 11:30 A.M.


Lively discussion lead by attorney/former newscaster on contemporary topics of interest to seniors, including: healthcare and news regarding Social Security and Medicare, new laws and proposals for changes (including taxes and estate planning), foreign affairs (including Israel), future elections and ballot propositions, and recent court decisions of interest to seniors, to name but a few of the hot topics we will have fun to explore in this class with our neutral moderator.


Sumi-E Japanese Brush Painting

Thursdays, 11:15 A.M.-2:15 P.M.

Learn Japanese brush painting, develop Zenga and spontaneity with flowers, animals, and more.


Online Music & Opera Appreciation

Thursday, September 7, 12:30-2:00 P.M. OR 5:00-6:30 P.M. (meets one time for registration & orientation)

Online music course explores background of composers, their times and compositions from late Baroque to early Romantic periods. Enhance your enjoyment of the S.D. Opera and Met HD productions by better understanding each opera, its background, musical particulars, composer and times. Includes listening to samples and weekly online sessions. Meet for registration for one or both classes and learn how to navigate and continue in your own home at your own pace.