Senior Adult Classes

QiGong Winter Session

January 15-March 26 (10 weeks, no class February 19), Mondays
10:45 A.M.-12:10 P.M.

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. Participants opt to pay in full for all sessions, or drop in price for sessions attending.

Drop-in price per class meeting: $7.50; JCC Member Price: $6.25
Sorry, No Refunds Unless JCC Cancels


SPANISH CLASSES WINTER, 2018

ADVANCED SPANISH II
January 30-March 27, 2018, (9 weeks)
Tuesdays
12:30-2:30 P.M.
Students will continue to review and expand the basic structures of Spanish with special emphasis on more difficult grammatical aspects, develop more formal vocabulary, and further improve both oral and written skills. Students will broaden their understanding of several aspects of Hispanic culture and literature via movies and written texts. Four key components that will assist students to attain these goals are grammar, vocabulary, language awareness, and practice/participation.

Price: $156; JCC Member Price: $125 + additional book and materials fee may apply.
No refunds unless JCC cancels.

SPANISH-AMERICAN LITERATURE
January 30-March 27, 2018, (9 weeks)
Tuesdays
3:00-5:00 P.M.
Literary critiques are the goal of this class to go beyond the words and their literal meaning. As good readers, students will think critically and analytically, while at the same time knowing how to formulate a series of questions about the text and seeking out the appropriate answers. This will be a collaborative course requiring the participation of the entire class because one of the essential elements of Communication is interaction. Student participation has the advantage of enlivening discussion and eliciting a variety of interpretations. While the chief focus is Spanish literature, students will be equally interested in cultivating precision in speaking, reading and writing.

Price: $156; JCC Member Price: $125 + additional book and materials fee may apply. No refunds unless JCC cancels.

INTERMEDIATE SPANISH
January 31-March 28, 2018, (9 weeks)
Wednesdays
12:30-2:30 P.M.
This class is designed for students who have some understanding of Spanish and a mastery of themes taught through the Pre-Intermediate course. It will systematically introduce further verb tenses, more vocabulary and focus more on structures that can be expanded to be used in a variety of situations such as talking about obligations, obtaining information through interrogatives, telling others about oneself and understanding short stories. This course will provide students with the confidence to establish very good pronunciation of the Spanish language.

Price: $156; JCC Member Price: $125 + additional book and materials fee may apply. No refunds unless JCC cancels.



To RSVP for any one of these Spanish classes, please contact the JCC Senior Dept. at (858) 362-1141


Technology Talks for Seniors

SAFETY AND SECURITY ONLINE
2-Part Series: January 25th & February 1st, Thursday
1:30-3:30 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.
Price: $32; JCC Member Price: $24

ESSENTIAL APPS FOR THE iPHONE & iPAD
February 22, Thursday
1:30-3:30 P.M.

Learn every day apps that can enrich your life, such as how to use maps, sleep enhancement, news, weather, and more.
Bring charged device to class and know your Apple ID for iPhone/iPad classes. Pre-requisite: students need to know the basics of their device such as turning on Wi-Fi access, accessing the internet, and downloading apps from the play store.
Price: $16; JCC Member Price: $12.

**You can get free help with these pre-requisites by signing up for the Teen Technology Tutoring session(s) on Thursday, January 18 or February 15**

USING YOUR iPAD OR iPHONE – MESSAGES
March 8, Thursday
1:30-3:30 P.M.

Learn how to text with special effects, photos, emojis, images and much more.
Bring charged device to class and know your Apple ID for iPhone/iPad classes. Pre-requisite: students need to know the basics of their device such as turning on Wi-Fi access, accessing the internet, and downloading apps from the play store.
Price: $16; JCC Member Price: $12.

**You can get free help with these pre-requisites by signing up for the Teen Technology Tutoring session(s) on Thursday, January 18 or February 15**


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

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Middle East Update Apr 13 2018

April 13, Friday
10:30 A.M.

Dan Schwimmer (Former chair of San Diego AIPAC-American Israel Public Affairs Committee) will give us an update on AIPAC and the Middle East. Refreshments will be served.

Price: $6; JCC Member Price: $4

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Does your stuff own you stuff, or does your stuff own you?

April 27, Friday
10:30 A.M.-Noon

Do you have rooms you aren’t living in filled with stuff you don’t use? Are you overwhelmed by what to do with your unused belongings? Join us for a presentation on purging and organizing to make your life a bit easier, by Jami Shapiro, owner of Silver Linings Transitions, A Senior Move Management Company.

Price: $6; JCC Member Price: $3
No refunds unless JCC cancels

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TEEN TECHNOLOGY TUTORS FOR SENIORS

Thursdays, 4:00 - 5:00 P.M.
2018: Jan. 18, Feb. 15, Mar. 15, Apr. 26 (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


Aqua 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. No classes January 29 & 30, 2018 for instructors to prepare for Spring Semester.
Spring Semester: January 31-June 7, 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 Study & Still Life Drawing

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.


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. (NOTE: no class the entire month of January, 2018; resumes February 6, 2018 for Spring Semester)

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

Wednesday, January 31, 4:00-5:30 P.M. (meets one time for registration & orientation)
OR
Tuesday, February 6, 1:00-2:00 P.M.


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.