Senior Adult Department

The Senior Adult Department of the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center promotes Jewish cultural heritage and values by providing social, educational, and recreational programs. Through these programs we strengthen our connections to our community and keep alive our history and traditions. The Senior Adult Program encourages us to learn, grow and enrich our lives among others who share our values.

To sign up to receive the bi-monthly senior newsletter, The Shofar, call 858.362.1141.

For more information on events in this section, contact Melanie Rubin or Ilene Greenspan in the JCC Senior Department: 858.362.1141 or melanier@lfjcc.org

Unless otherwise noted, events will take place at the JCC.


Upcoming Events



Reflect: A Documentary on Aging Successfully

Monday, January 16, 1:00pm

REFLECT, a new documentary series on KPBS featuring 6 seniors living in San Diego today, explores cultural myths and assumptions about what it means to age. The episode we will screen at the Lawrence Family JCC follows JCC member Sharon Russakoff as she pursues her passions despite her challenges. A panel presentation with experts in the field of aging will follow. All ages welcome; families encouraged to attend together! For more information or to RSVP over the phone, please call the JCC Senior & Adult Department (858) 362-1141.

Free to all.


 

New to San Diego? Newly Single? Newcomers' Meeting

Monday, January 30, 2017 at 11:30 A.M.

Meet new people and get to know each other for book discussions, movie discussions, game partners, things to do around San Diego together, lunch outings, travel buddies, or whatever your interests. Come to the JCC and kick start your new friendships! Refreshments will be served. (This is not a dating service.)

RSVP to the JCC Senior Dept. by January 23 at (858) 362-1141. Free


Do You Know a Senior Woman Who Would Benefit From Social & Community Connection?

Do you know any Jewish women age 75 or older who are isolated and would like to make connections in the community? Thanks to a generous grant from the Jewish Women’s Foundation, the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS, and Jewish Family Service are collaborating to provide vital assistance and social programs to this population.

You are never too old to celebrate life, Jewish community connection, and friendship.

Living alone doesn’t have to mean feeling lonely. Jewish Family Service and the
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS are collaborating to
provide vital assistance and social programs for older Jewish women—in their homes and
out in the community—thanks to a generous grant from the Jewish Women’s Foundation.

You can help connect an isolated senior woman to our compassionate Jewish community:
• Exercise, art, and computer classes; lectures on current events; and entertainment
• Holiday celebrations with community
• Door-to-door transportation to shopping, medical appointments, and synagogues; fun, group excursions
• Hot, kosher meals delivered to her home or served in a nearby Social & Wellness Center
• Help making minor home repairs and conducting a safety check of your home

Take the First Step – Give Us a Call
JFS Aging & Wellness Services • (858) 637-3040
JCC Senior Dept. • (858) 362-1141
• Assistance with errands and light housekeeping
• Friendships with seniors and the opportunity to mentor younger adults and teens
• Help coordinating healthcare and communicating with your medical team

Click here for flier with more details.


 

Services Offered

TRANSPORTATION

If you need a ride to the JCC, contact On the Go Transportation Solutions for Older Adults. You can also get rides to synagogues, medical appointments, shopping, and more. ON THE GO WEBSITE >

MEDICARE COUNSELING

Free counseling at the JCC once a month! The Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) provides individual and confidential counseling related to Medicare and long term care insurance. State certified HICAP counselors can help you with these services and more:

• Understand your Medicare benefits.
• Review Medicare Advantage options (HMO, PPO, PFFS).
• Compare Part D drug plans.

HICAP counseling on Medicare will be at the JCC once a month on the third Tuesday for one hour appointments between 12:00 and 3:00 P.M. To make an appointment with a counselor call 1-800-434-0222 or 858-565-8772.

LEGAL SERVICES

Free legal guidance and counseling opportunities on the third Friday of each month (mornings, by appointment) in the Garb Senior Activity Center. For an appointment, contact Melanie Rubin: 858.362.1141


Teen Technology Tutors for Seniors

Thursdays, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
2017 sessions: January 26, February 23, March 23, April 27

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.


 

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY

Please stop by the Senior Department offices to fill out an "Emergency Form." These will only be used in case something should happen to you while participating in a JCC program or working out in our facility. We need to know whom to contact on your behalf (closest relative, preferred hospital, doctor's number, etc.). If you haven't completed one recently, please provide us with a new one so that we have the most current information available.