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ACE Lifelong Learning  Center 

Classes By Category:

Arts, Music & Entertainment 
Health & Wellness

Jewish Culture & Israel

Leisure & Literature

Personal Growth & Financial

Social, Political & Historical Issues


Health & Wellness at the JCC  


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, February 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28 | 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest 

Learn to Meditate & Find Peace

Come and explore different meditation techniques so you can experience which one works best for you. Meditation is surely a source for peace and understanding, especially as we’re aging and living in a stressful world.

Instructor: Angela Margolis | Tuesdays, March 6, 13, 20 27 | 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest 

The Art of Living Longer: A Curriculum For A Happier, Healthier, Longer  

When you can begin to look at life as art and as a way to express your important ideas and feelings, then you can begin to understand that you are the artist of your own life. Einstein knew the value of imagination when he wrote, “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge, but imagination.” The art of living longer is about reatively and intentionally choosing what you want on the canvas of your life. And, when you make choices that support your physical, emotional and mental health, your canvas is a picture of health, vitality and longevity.

Instructor: Anne Goldberg | Wednesday, March 14, 21, 28, April 4 | 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest 


In this class, you’ll engage your brain with novel exercises to stimulate and delight in the short term and produce long term results. Forget “senior moments” when you remember to take a “mental minute” to exercise your mind with a fun activity.

Instructor: Judy Herman | Thursday, March 22 | 1:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest 

Senior Insights:  The Prevention of Dementia: Can it be done? The answer is  “Yes”  

This class will cover what is known about the underlying causes of  Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. We will learn how this information can help with  future discoveries of new medications and using individual risk factor profiles to creates a prevention plan that reduces pathology, improves cognitive and  functional outcomes, while increasing the quality of life. Special Guest: Dr. James Galvin, MD, Professor and Associate Dean F.A.U., Schmidt College of Medicine

Moderator: Jewel Littenberg | Wed., May 23 | 12:00pm (at the Mandel JCC) 
Free Member ● $15 Guest 

New Trends in Balance Training 

Ed Gray will offer the latest trends in balance and movement disorder treatments. He will perform a boxing demonstration as well what’s known as “pound fit,” in which a rhythmic exercise is done with lightly weighted drum sticks.

Instructor: Ed Gray | Thurs., Jun. 7 | 1:30pm (at Vi at Lakeside Villlage) 
Free Member ● $15 Guest 

Medical Marijuana: Is it the Cure All? 

Marijuana has been used in herbal remedies for centuries and scientists have
studied many biologically active components including delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and cannabidiol (CBD). Whole or crude marijuana (such as hemp oil) is  still not approved by the FDA for any medical use, but the use of marijuana to treat some medical conditions is legal under state laws in many states.

Instructor: Ed Gray with Sherry Picker | Tues., Jun. 12 | 1:30pm (at Vi at Lakeside Village) 
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. Forget “senior moments” when you remember to take a “mental minute.”

Instructor: Judy Herman | Thurs., Jul. 12 | 1:30pm (At Vi at Lakeside Village) 
Free Member ● $15 Guest 




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