Senior Adult Classes

Spanish Conversation


Wednesdays, April 3-May 29, 2019 (9 weeks), 1:00-3:00 pm
Lawrence Family JCC

The goal of this class is to have participants practice, improve, and acquire confidence in using their Spanish vocabulary. Students will practice advanced grammatical points such as: preterite vs. imperfect; ser vs. estar; and present and past subjunctive. The instructor will introduce each class topic from a specific genre in literature, history, music, economics issues, social processes, indigenous American societies, arts, and current events from Latin America and/or Spain.

Minimum # must be met to hold class.
To RSVP sign up online or call the Senior Dept. at (858) 362-1141 by March 29, 2019

Price: $156; JCC Member Price: $125 (additional fees for materials may apply).

No refunds unless JCC cancels.


Beginners Spanish II


Tuesdays, April 2-May 28 (9 weeks), 3:00-5:00 pm
Lawrence Family JCC

In addition to continuing to practice oral proficiency, students of this class will also learn grammar and vocabulary. Their dialogue skills will continue to progress and, as they develop a native-like accent, they will better understand the importance of good pronunciation.

Minimum # must be met to hold class.
To RSVP sign up online or call the Senior Dept. at (858) 362-1141 by March 29, 2019

Price: $156; JCC Member Price: $125 (additional fees for materials may apply).

No refunds unless JCC cancels.


Jewish Poets-Jewish Voices & The Art of Aging

Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Gotthelf Art Gallery
Lawrence Family, JCC

Coinciding with the Art of Aging exhibit in our art gallery, this evening’s poetry will feature local poets presenting on the theme of aging.

Refreshments to follow.

Price: Free, registration required.

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Qi Gong Spring Session 2019


Mondays, May 6-June 24, 2019 (9 sessions; no class 5/27, 6/10) at 10:45 am-12:10 pm
Robert H. Jaffe Aerobics Studio
Lawrence Family JCC

Qi Gong Spring Session 2019


DAY AT THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY FAIR: OZSOME


Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Meet Bus at JCC at 12:30 pm; Return to JCC at approximately 6:00 pm
Del Mar Fairgrounds

Follow the yellow brick road and enter into an “Oz-some” world inspired by Baum’s classic tale, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” Enjoy the sights, sounds, smells & shopping and come away with pleasant memories from the San Diego County Fair!

Price: $22; JCC Member $18
Price includes bus transportation and fair admission

Sign up online or RSVP by June 19, 2019 to Senior Adult Dept. (858) 362-1141.

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TEEN TECHNOLOGY TUTORS FOR SENIORS


Thursdays, 4:00-5:00 P.M.
January 17, February 21, March 21, April 11

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 Per Class: $15; JCC Member Price: Free
For more info, call JCC Guest Services: 858.457.3030.


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
For more info, call JCC Guest Services: 858.457.3030.


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
For more info, call JCC Guest Services: 858.457.3030.


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 Per Class: $15; JCC Member Price: Free
For more info, call JCC Guest Services: 858.457.3030.


 

Free Classes

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

Spring Semester: January 30-June 6, 2019: no classes during Spring Break March 25-29, 2019 in addition to Federal Holidays)
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. Three levels offered:

Beginning Piano for Adults

Mondays, 8:45-10:30 A.M. 

This class is intended for students with little or no piano experience. 

Intermediate Piano for Adults

Mondays, 10:30 A.M.-12:15 P.M. 

This class is suitable for students with previous piano experience. 

Intermediate-Advanced Piano for Adults

Mondays, 1:00-3:30 P.M. 
This class is intended for students with little or no 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.


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.


Asian Brush Painting

Please note: this class has been canceled by the college due to low enrollment and attendance.

This is an introductory through advanced course in the art of the Asian brush, using watercolor, rice paper and ink. This course will explore the principles of art and design of Asian and American cultures. The student will learn how to use the Asian round brush using traditional and contemporary techniques.


Nutrition for Healthy Living

Thursdays, 12:30-2:00 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.


Online Music & Opera Appreciation

Wednesday, February 6, 4:30-6:30 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.