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 email@example.com.
Unless otherwise noted, events will take place at the JCC.
Monday, June 8
New to San Diego? Newly single? Meet new people for book or movie discussions, game partners,
things to do around San Diego together, lunch outings, or whatever
your interests are. Come to the JCC and kick-start your new friendships!
This is not a dating service.
RSVP by June 1.
A great way to enjoy San Diego! Bus transportation from the JCC available. JCC members will receive first priority for tickets and transportation. To RSVP contact Melanie 858-362-1141.
Sunday, March 29 matinee - Pinchas Zukerman, plays with and conducts the San Diego Symphony at Copley Symphony Hall
Meet at JCC at 12:45 P.M.
Price: $50; JCC Member Price: $40 (includes bus from JCC and ticket)
Sunday, April 12 matinee - The Romeros 55th Anniversary Concert at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts
Meet at JCC at 12:45 P.M.
Price: $57; JCC Member Price: $46 (includes bus from JCC and ticket)
Wednesday, April 22 matinee- Buyer & Cellar at the Old Globe Theatre (co-sponsoring with On the Go: Transportation Solutions for Older Adults- RSVP to them directly at 858-637-7320)
Sunday, May 31, matinee- Beau Jest at Scripps Ranch Theatre
Meet bus at JCC at 12:45 P.M.
Price: $38; JCC Member Price: $31 (includes bus from JCC and ticket)
Senior Model Seder
Friday, March 27
Rabbi Scott Meltzer of Ohr Shalom Synagogue leads this annual event that gives us new perspectives to the traditional rituals of Passover. Light lunch served with ceremonial foods.
Price: $15; JCC Member Price: $11
RSVP by March 20
Annual Senior Dance
Country Western Hoe Down
Sunday, June 14, 2:00-5:00 P.M.
Grab your cowboy hat & bandana and strap on your spurs & chaps to get ready for some boot-stompin’ fun at the JCC! We’re going to party ‘til the cows come home at our annual senior dance where both singles and couples are welcome! DJ Mike on the mike will get us swinging our partners ‘round and ‘round, while we enjoy refreshments and entertainment and all have chances to win prizes!
RSVP in advance to receive a discount!
Price if paid by June 5: $10; JCC Member Price $8
After that date and at the door, price for everyone: $15
Day at the San Diego County Fair
A Fair to Remember: a Celebration of World's Fairs and Balboa Park
Wednesday, June 24
Meet bus at 12:30 P.M., leave fair approx. 5:15 P.M.
Join us for our annual day at the San Diego County Fair! This year commemorates the centennial anniversary of the 1915 Panama-California Exposition held in Balboa Park, and the great traditions and inventions arising from fairs. We’ll get nostalgic while enjoying traditional fair fun such as prize winning animals and plants, fried foods you’d never even imagine would taste good, live performances, shopping and more!
Price: $15; JCC Member Price: $10 (includes bus & admission)
RSVP by June 15
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,
• 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.
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 >
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.
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
FREE TEEN TECHNOLOGY TUTORS AVAILABLE
Wednesdays, June 24 - July 22, 10:00 - 11:00 am
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! This free service is a collaboration between the JCC Senior & Teen Depts. Thanks to a grant from the Jewish Women’s Foundation.
Please RSVP with date(s) to Senior Dept., (858) 362-1141. Bring your charged device, or the teens can demonstrate from theirs.
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 in case something should happen to you while participating in a JCC program or working out in our facility. We need to know who 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.