Boynton Beach-Ross Palm Beach Gardens
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ACE Lifelong Learning  Center 

Fall 2017

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Health & Wellness at the JCC  

Building a Good Foundation for Your Health

Our body’s health is the most precious treasure we will ever have. It allows us to live, breathe, think, dream and accomplish the life we have always envisioned, but as life gets busy we often forget how our daily choices can impact our body’s foundations. Each choice we make can either strengthen or deteriorate the foundation in which our health is built upon. We can increase our healthy choices to create stronger walls equipped with a strong lock that will keep out the thieves of stress and illness. You will learn about the guidelines and tips on nutrition, stress management and sleep.
Instructor: Dr. Geni Abraham MD.                             

Monday, October 16 | 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest 

Nutrition: Your Guide to a Healthy Lifestyle

Learning proper nutritional staples is a key to successful longevity. Did you know that not all carbohydrates are bad? Or that some fats are good for you? Do you know which proteins are the best for your diet? Or that your body needs certain bacteria? This will be a highly informational course for your well- being.
Instructor: Frans Huijing                                            

Friday October 20 | 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest 


Coping with the Non-Motor Symptoms of Parkinsons

Almost everyone is familiar with the more visible signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease including tremors, issues with gait or freezing, but what about the less obvious and equally troublesome non-motor issues such as loss of smell, anxiety, depression, orthostatic hypertension and those scary night terrors? Ed Gray will discuss how to deal with these underlying issues and answer all questions.
Instructor: Ed Gray                                                          

Monday, October 23 | 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest 


Staying Healthy Physically, Mentally & Emotionally

Take a journey into what makes you happy and how to forge into the years ahead. This class is designed to help you maintain a higher level of happiness by becoming physically and mentally fit. Additionally, learn how to keep relationships worthwhile throughout your life.
Instructor: Neal Aronin                                               

Friday, October 27 | 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest 

Diseases and Medications

With the new medical breakthroughs and advances, life span has become elongated and extended. However, diseases are prevalent and the medications taken daily provide relief and some cures. Not all medications are perfect. Medications can create side effects; digestive problems are quite common, food allergies and auto-immune diseases can be caused by the body attacking its own proteins, warnings are prevalent for almost every drug. Meds for blood clotting and blood thinners are able to prevent bigger problems.  In addition, the discussion will provide information about new detection methods to prevent, treat and cure disease.
Instructor: Frans Huijing                                            

Friday, October 27 | 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest 


Balance and Other Hazards of Aging 

Everything we do relies on our ability to balance, but maintaining physical balance skills is one of the most underrated aspects of well-being. As we age, we gradually start to lose our muscle strength, vision and sensory perception- all things that contribute to our ability to balance. As a result, our mobility can be compromised and lack of mobility can lead to falling, which in turn leads to a whole new set of health issues. Good balance, in contrast, helps prevent potentially disabling falls. It builds confidence and fosters independence. Learn more about methods of maintaining and controlling balance issues.
Instructor: Ed Gray                                                        

Monday, October 30 | 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest 


The Psychology of Life: Mental Health for Seniors 

Examine the factors that cause stress and anxiety and their physical, behavioral and psychological effects. Also, learn what mental illness is and how it affects the family. Focus on humor, laughter, and stress management techniques you can use in your daily life. Also discussed will be care giving, bereavement, moving on and how to look at “who we are” in relation to self-concept. You will learn a lot about yourself in this series.
Instructor: Dr. Jerry Goodman                              

Wednesdays, November 1, 8, 15, 29, December 6, 13, 20 | 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest 


Oh, What a Body!

Every individual strives for the best health possible. The understanding of the functioning of the human body and how these functions affect one’s health is the focus of this class. This understanding creates better habits for a healthy lifestyle.
Instructor: Dr. Arlene Cross                                       

Thursday, November 2 | 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest 


Training for Tomorrow: A Guide to Aging Well

It seems that we are all training for something, whether it’s playing golf, tennis or bridge, but the question is are we training for the most important marathon of all? Please join Ed Gray, licensed Physical & Occupational Therapist for an entertaining and informative look at how to prepare for the race of our lives in which prevention is the cure!  Bring your curiosities; we will discuss the groundwork for tomorrow.
Instructor: Ed Gray                                                     

Monday, November 6 | 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest 


New Trends in Balance Training

Ed Gray will offer a summary of the latest trends in balance and movement disorder treatments followed by a boxing demonstration and pound fit, which is a rhythmic exercise done with lightly weighted drum sticks. Question and answer period will follow for you.
Instructor: Ed Gray                                                   

Monday, November 13 | 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest 



Challenging mental activities designed with fun in mind. Engage your brain with novel exercises to stimulate and delight in the short term and produce long term results. Give yourself a quick brain break. Forget “senior moments” when you remember to take a “mental minute” to exercise your mind with a fun activity.
Instructor: Judy Herman                                           

Wednesday, November 15 |1:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest 


Maximize the Cherries, Minimize the Pits When Aging

No one wants to die young, and longevity is an increasing reality. With that in mind, this seminar will prepare the audience for successful psychological aging. Using experiential exercises, participants will connect with their strengths and learn resilience. Also, examine the role of independence and friendship, the importance of dreams and goals, developing a sense of well-being and finding opportunities for lifestyle choices.
Instructor: Channe Fodeman LCSW                    

Monday, December 4 | 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest 


Everybody Has a Story. How Your Life’s History Can Improve Your Quality of Care When You Need It

This discussion will offer those who are caring for Alzheimer’s an understanding of how using one’s history and life story can help create a rich and rewarding quality of life that focuses on what is still preserved and what can be maintained despite the diagnosis.
Instructor: Scott Greenberg                                          

Thursday, December 19 | 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest 










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