Senior Adult Classes

Self-Care through Expressive Arts

Thursdays | September 12- October 17 | 7:00-8:30 pm
OR
Fridays | September 13- October 18 | 9:30-11:00 am

Join us for this 6 week Expressive Arts workshop designed to nurture our innate creativity as a resource for self-care! Connect with others in a relaxing environment using an exciting variety of mediums through a Jewish lens.
All levels of art experience are welcome.
This series will be facilitated by Natalie Sery Cruz, multi-media artist and Expressive Arts Therapist. Natalie has worked with individuals and families through the arts for over ten years.

Thursdays | September 12-October 17, 2019 | 7:00-8:30 pm Add to Cart

Fridays | September 13-October 18, 2019 | 9:30-11:00 am Add to Cart


Beginners Spanish III


Tuesdays, September 17-November 26, 2019 (9 weeks: No class October 1 or 8), 3:00-5:00 pm
Garb Senior Activity Center
Lawrence Family JCC

Students will be able to talk about their near future plans, confidently express daily routine activities, describe actions using the present tense (regular and irregular verbs) and talk about ongoing actions. Students will recognize and use direct and indirect object pronouns to replace information that is already known by the speaker and listener. By the end of this course students should be able to talk about daily activities with an ample vocabulary related to daily life activities (market/shopping/weather /clothing/hygiene), make comparisons and communicate past experiences using the past tense.

Minimum # must be met to hold class.
To RSVP sign up online or call the Senior Dept. at (858) 362-1141 by September 3, 2019

Price: $160; JCC Member Price: $130 (additional fees for materials may apply).

No refunds unless JCC cancels.

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Spanish Conversation: Wednesdays


Wednesdays, September 18--November 27, 2019 (9 weeks: No class October 9 or 30), 1:00-3:00 pm
Garb Senior Activity Center
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.

To register sign up online or call the Senior Dept. at 858.362.1141 by September 4, 2019

Price: $160; JCC Member Price: $130 (additional fees for materials may apply).

No refunds unless JCC cancels.

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TEEN TECHNOLOGY TUTORS FOR SENIORS


Wednesdays, 10:00-11:00 A.M.
June 26, July 3, July 10, July 17, July 24

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)
Summer Semester: July 1-31, 2019 (one class only due to reduced budget for Community College summer session)

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. (ends June 3; not meeting in summer)

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. (ends June 3, not meeting in summer)

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. (ends June 3, not meeting in summer)

This class is suitable for students with previous piano experience. 

Intermediate-Advanced Piano for Adults

Mondays, 1:00-3:30 P.M. (ends June 3, not meeting in summer)
This class is intended for students with little or no piano experience. 


Watercolor Painting

Tuesdays, 8:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. (ends June 4; not meeting in summer)

Study watercolor fundamentals including color, composition and design, then focus will be on working with the 5 Elements.


Music Appreciation

Spring Semester: Tuesdays, 10:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M. with Claudia Tornsaufer (ends June 3)
Summer Semester: Fridays, 10:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.
with Marketa Hancova (July 5-26)

Study and appreciate different composers, hear and see great classical music performed.


World Literature

Tuesdays, 1:30 - 3:30 P.M. (ends June 3; not meeting in summer)

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. (ends June 4; not meeting in summer)

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. (Note: due to preschool promotion at the JCC on Thursday, June 6, the last class will be held on WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5 at 9:00 A.M. at Atria La Jolla Senior Living at 4025 Pulitzer Pl, 92122. Not meeting in summer.)


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. (ends May 30; not meeting in summer)

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.