The Senior Adult Department of the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS, 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.
Contact Melanie Rubin, 858.362.1141, for more information on events in this section.
Unless otherwise noted, events will take place at the JCC.
Trips & Special Events
View pictures from Senior Prom in June 2012
A great way to enjoy San Diego! Bus transportation from the JCC available. JCC members will receive first priority for tickets and transportation. Refer to The Shofar for schedule and more information. To RSVP contact Melanie Rubin (858) 362-1141.
- Other Desert Cities at The Old Globe Theatre - Thursday, May 2
- Romeros Concert with San Diego Symphony - Sunday matinee, May 19
Sacred Aging: Using Our Wisdom and Imagination to Help Us Grow Older Gracefully
Wednesdays, May 1, 8, 22 & 29
11:00am – 12:00pm
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
4126 Executive Dr. • La Jolla 92037
Join others to discuss cultural and spiritual ideas about growing older with dignity and respect. Using spiritual teachings and ancient wisdom, we will discuss ways to use our inner wisdom and creative imagination to help us become more fully alive. Facilitated by Rabbi Aliza Berk, LMFT.
Co-sponsored with the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center. Contact Melanie Rubin, Director
of Seniors and Adult Programs, at (858) 362-1141 to register or register online at www.lfjcc.org/register/
$18 JCC Members • $25 Non-Members
Eat Well, Feel Well: Uncovering Simple Modifications for Healthy Living
Thursday, May 9 • 11:30 A.M.
Learn about how changing your diet can help prevent disease,
go easier on your budget, and taste good, too! Sample foods
made with healthy ingredients, get help with recipe
modifications, hear tips on making and storing food for one,
and take home some recipes to kick-start your healthy eating.
Presented by Kylee Scholar, MS Nutrition, Dietetic Intern.
Price: $8; JCC Member Price: $6
RSVP by May 6.
Docent Tour of Art Exhibit: Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate
Tuesday, May 21 • 2:00 P.M.
Get an up close look at the exhibit in the Gotthelf Art Gallery, and hear from the Anti-Defamation League about the artists’ interpretation of transforming hate.
Free! RSVP by May 17.
Sex, Love & Aging
Thursday, May 30 • 2:30 P.M.
You’re never too old for love and companionship! Whether it’s your second time around or you’re still madly in love with your first, a healthy sex life is important as we age, too. In this open discussion facilitated by social worker and Rabbi, Gary Katz (from Breakfast with the Mob), we will talk about relationships, love and safer
sex, and answer questions (written anonymously by participants at the beginning). Rabbi Katz can share the various Jewish perspectives on these topics, too. Singles and couples welcome.
Price: $8; JCC Member Price: $5
RSVP by May 23.
Day at the San Diego County Fair
Wednesday, June 12, 10:00 A.M.
(leave Fair approx. 3:00 P.M.)
The sights, the sounds, the smells (the shopping!)Everyone is sure to come away with pleasant memories (and maybe some souvenirs) after visiting the Fair!
Price: $15; JCC Member Price: $10
(includes bus and admission) RSVP by June 3
New to San Diego? Newly Single? Newcomer's Meeting
Wednesday, June 12 • 11:00 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! Coffee and cookies will be served. (This is not a dating service).
"Under the Sea" Ball
Sunday, June 23 • 2:00–5:00 P.M.
“Cruise” on over to the JCC for our Under the Sea Ball! No passports or motion sickness pills needed for this afternoon of fun for singles and couples alike. Bring a friend for food, games, prizes, music, dancing and entertainment, and we’ll have a ball! Everyone who pays in advance receives extra raffle tickets at the event for even more chances to win fabulous prizes!
RSVP with payment to Melanie in the Senior Dept. ext. 1141.
Price: $10; JCC Member Price: $8 if paid by June 19
$15 if paying after June 19 and at the door
Day Trip to Getty Museum in Los Angeles
Tuesday, June 25, 8:30 A.M. - approx. 6:00 P.M.
Leave the driving to us! By request, we are
chartering a bus to the Getty Museum with walking docent tour.
Transportation and lunch included in cost.
Price: $75; JCC Member Price: $65
RSVP by June 10. Seats are limited - RSVP today!
Event partially underwritten by donation from the Kaplan Family.
Day at the Races
(Date in July or August TBA)
12:15 P.M. meet bus at JCC; 2:00 P.M. Races begin
Whether your horse wins, shows or places, we’ll all have fun at the races! Join us for this popular annual event in Del Mar. More details will be announced in The Shofar.
If you need a ride to the JCC, contact On the Go Transportation Solutions for Older Adults. A Division of Charitable Adults Rides & Services, Inc., delivered by Jewish Family Service. Call toll free at 1-877-634-6537. Limited service area.
Rides to synagogues, medical appointments, shopping and more also available through On the Go.
Visit the “On the Go” website.
Questions about Medicare?
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 for one hour appointments. To make an appointment with a
counselor call toll free 1-800-434-0222 or 858-565-8772.
Legal Services for Seniors
3rd Friday of each month (mornings, by appointment)
Free legal guidance
Garb Senior Activity Center
Contact Melanie Rubin, ext. 1141
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
Please stop by the Senior Department offices or the Fitness Front Desk to fill out an "Emergency Form." These will only be used just in case something should happen to you while participating in a JCC program or working out in our facility, and we need to know whom to contact on your behalf (closest relative, preferred hospital, doctors number, etc.). If you have filled one out in the past, please complete a new one so that we have the most current information available.