Senior Adult Classes

Qi Gong Fall Session 2018

Mondays, October 8-December 10, 9 sessions (no class November 19) at 10:45 A.M.


Qi Gong (or Chi Kung...energy exercise) has been shown to help reduce stress, improve balance and coordination and lead to a great sense of well-being. The practice consists of slow paced, rhythmic, simple to learn movements, breathing patterns and self-healing techniques.

Drop-in price per class meeting: $7.50; JCC Member Price: $6.25
Sorry, No Refunds Unless JCC Cancels


SPANISH CLASSES FALL 2018

Spanish American Literature (Advanced Level V)
Tuesdays, October 9-December 11 at 12:30-2:30 P.M.

(No meeting November 13)

Literary critiques are the goal of this class to go beyond the words and their literal meaning. Students will think critically and analytically, while at the same time learn how to formulate a series of questions about the text and seek out the appropriate answers. While the chief focus is Spanish literature, students will be equally interested in cultivating precision in speaking, reading and writing.

Price: $156; JCC Member Price: $125 (additional fees for materials may apply).
No refunds unless JCC cancels.

12 Maximum; Minimum # must be met to hold class. Please register by September 27.

Advanced Intermediate Spanish (Intermediate Level III)
Tuesdays, October 9-December 11 at 3:00-5:00 P.M.

(No meeting November 13)

After having completed the two preliminary Intermediate courses, students should handle with confidence complicated tasks and sociocultural situations, such as elaborating, complimenting, and apologizing. In addition, they should be able to write routine social correspondence and join sentences in simple discourse of at least several paragraphs in length of familiar topics, and read longer texts, get the main ideas and facts, and notice relevant details.

Price: $156; JCC Member Price: $125 (additional fees for materials may apply).
No refunds unless JCC cancels.

12 Maximum; Minimum # must be met to hold class. Please register by September 27.




TEEN TECHNOLOGY TUTORS FOR SENIORS


Thursdays, 4:00-5:00 P.M.
October 18, November 8, December 13

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.


Feldenkrais (all ages)

Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 A.M.
Improve posture, flexibility and coordination.
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.

Summer Semester: June 11-August 17, 2018 (Note: not all classes meet over the summer and those that do may not meet for the entire session)
Fall Semester: September 4, 2018-January 26, 2019
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. (starts Fall Semester on Sept. 17 at the JCC)
(Note: On Sept. 24 and Oct. 1, class will meet in front of the Timken Museum in Balboa Park to sketch a model posing in the setting outside)

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. (Note: classes will start on Monday, October 8 due to a family emergency with the instructor)

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

Beginners-Intermediate Piano for Adults

Mondays, 10:30 A.M.-12:15 P.M. (Note: classes will start on Monday, October 8 due to a family emergency with the instructor)

This class is suitable for students with previous piano experience. 

Intermediate-Advanced Piano for Adults

Mondays, 1:00-3:30 P.M. (Note: classes will start on Monday, October 8 due to a family emergency with the instructor)
This class is intended for students with little or no piano experience. 


Watercolor Painting

Tuesdays, 8:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
(Note: On Sept. 11 class will meet at 10:00 A.M. for a docent tour of the Timken Museum in Balboa Park. On Sept. 25 class will meet at 9:30 A.M. at Artists & Craftsmen Art Supply Store. On Oct. 2 class will meet at 9:30 A.M. in front of Spanish Village at Balboa Park to paint from your own photos.)

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.
(Note: class will meet on Fridays, Sept. 14, 28 and Oct. 5 instead of those Tuesdays due to Jewish holidays)

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


World Literature

Tuesdays, 1:30 - 3:30 P.M.
(Note: instructor will have schedule of where to meet on Sept. 11, 25 and Oct. 2)

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.
(Note: class will meet on Sept. 21 instead of that Wednesday due to Jewish holiday)

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: On Oct. 4 class will meet at Atria La Jolla)


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

Thursdays, 11:15 A.M.-2:15 P.M.
(Note: on Oct. 4 class will meet at North University Community Library)

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.***New day & time! 
(Note: class will not be meeting on Oct. 4)


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

Thursday, September 6, 4:00-6:00 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.