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The Senior Adult Department at the J promotes Jewish cultural heritage and values by providing social, cultural, educational and recreational programs.
Programming is offered Monday – Friday, from 9 am until 3 pm, and includes line dancing, lectures, specialty chair classes, Body Balance, Jewish education and study, Jewish history, card games, arts and crafts, wellness and nutrition education, ceramics, painting, choir, day trips, out of city trips, social club, and volunteer opportunities. Hot coffee is always available in the lounge, and hot lunches are available for purchase!
The J invites everyone ages 65+ to become a Social J member for just $44 a year (regardless of religious affiliation).
GET FIT AND HAVE FUN
We have many fitness options available at the J for active aging adults. From group fitness classes to national programs, you are sure to find something you love.
Social activities & Clubs
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays | 9:15 – 10:20 am
Get on the move with our total body low impact group exercise class. This class is especially designed for active aging adults that are looking to improve cardiovascular fitness, make a few strength gains, and fine tune your balance.
Mondays | 11:15 am – 12 pm
Stretching and strengthening the body and spine from your chair. Includes healing benefits connecting through breath.
Tuesdays | 1 pm
A unique, fun, and gentle process of maintaining and restoring balance, utilizing no impact, cardio, and strength training.
Tuesdays | 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Thursdays | 1 – 2 pm
For those battling cancer, stroke, MS, Parkinson’s, or those who just want to restore the body.
Location: Mind Body Studio
Mondays | 1:15 pm
One of the most popular performance styles because it is flexible, creative, and doesn’t require actors to memorize lines. Participants will learn to develop characters, explore vocal techniques, learn to read more expressively, blocking and bring a show to performance. If you enjoy acting, comedy, drama, and laughter join this class.
Mondays | 9:30 am
Our JCC Sewing and Knitting Club volunteer group of special women who give their time and energy stuffing dolls and sewing them up for young children who have cancer; these dolls go to Parkland Hospital. For newborn babies, volunteers knit baby caps and booties. Volunteers are welcome. We accept donations of fabrics, stuffing and yarn.
Guest Speaker – Each week we have guest speakers, often local Jewish educators, for a presentation and interactive discussion.
Wednesdays | 1 – 2 pm
Director Sharon Balaban leads this group of people who love to sing and perform. The chorus performs at the J and local retirement communities, and welcomes new voices! No memorization required. Contact the Senior Department at 214-239-7115 for further details.
Thursdays | 1 pm
Join us to learn some fun line dances or just come for the great exercise. You never need a partner, Plus you get the health benefits of working out with realizing you are actually exercising. Dancing has been found to be the only regular physical activity associated with a significant drop in the incidence of dementia. Other Studies have shown Line Dancing in particular to be a great help in areas of memory, balance, cardiovascular, and vertigo.
Mondays (Judith) | 1 pm
Second and last Wednesdays (Chinook) | 10 am
Often described as meditation in motion, tai chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements.
First, Third, and Fourth Thursday | 9:30 am
Chair Pilates promotes mobility and flexibility in the body. The exercises focus on spinal articulation, stretch, and strength.
Third Tuesday | 11 am
Gently use and move all joints, muscles and connective tissue during the class.
First Wednesday | 10:30 am
Strengthens your core and assists with coordination.
Thursdays | 10 am – 12 pm
Nancy Johnson teaches technique and a variety of medium. You don’t need any prior experience to join the fun and creativity!
- Reduce stress
- Try a new hobby and stimulate your brain
- Make new friends
Please RSVP and we’ll save you an easel.
For more information on activities and clubs, please contact Sharon Cane at 214-239-7183 or email@example.com.
We are delighted to partner with our friends at The Osher Marin JCC (San Rafael, CA) and to bring you Broadway Backstage!
Let our JCC colleague Program Director & Broadway/opera instructor James Sokol sneak you in the Stage Door to go “backstage” on Broadway! A different, special guest theater professional – who brings his/her unique expertise, experiences and insights to the discussion – will be featured at each of these exclusive, behind-the-scenes visits. Live Q&A and photos/video clips (when available) will enrich the experience.
Your ticket purchase helps support not only this program, but also our special guests – theater professionals – who are mostly or completely out of work.
Would you like to still travel? Now you can without leaving your home. Let us and the Osher Marin JCC whisk you away for an “armchair adventure” on an interesting educational & fun live guided group tour in a destination across the time zones by Zoom where a local professional guide from a distant destination will take us to explore site or topics. Live Q&A photos graphics and video clips (when available) will transport us to the destination!
Mildred Potash 85 Alive Grant
If you are 85 or older we want to make you aware of a special gift made possible by the Mildred Potash Eighty-Five Alive JCC Seniors’ Endowment Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation.
In celebration of your age, this fund has 20 grants available in the amount of $100 to be used to discount the cost of a JCC Membership. These grants are available on a first-come, first-served yearly basis.