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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 


 

Braintertainment                                           

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 


Alzheimer's Prevention 

Neuro psychologist David Watson provides the latest information about what is being done to combat Alzheimer’s disease and how to prevent it from ever occurring. His expertise and research are backed by his years as a Clinical Trial Investigator.

Instructor: Dr. David Watson | Wednesday, January 17 | 1:30 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest 


Nutrition: Your Guide To Eating Healthy 

Not all carbohydrates are bad and some fats are better than others. Carbohydrates have a bad name, but our brain needs approximately 180 grams or 6 ½ ounces of glucose per 24 hours to provide the energy for all brain activity. How can we supply our brain with 7.5 grams per hour without getting fat? Almost all other tissues of our body prefer to use fatty acids from fats as energy sources. Some of these fatty acids have additional functions in membranes and as signal molecules and that makes them better. Learn that artificial ‘trans’ fats are bad.

Instructor: Frans Huijing | Thursday, January 18, 25 | 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest 


The Healing Power of Laughter

The average 4-year old laughs 300-500 times a day while theaverage 40-year old laughs only 4 times a day. Why? Adultslaugh less because we don’t find much to laugh about and  kids laugh at anything, but, we need to laugh to stay well. Dr. Norman Cousins, Dr. Patch Adams and Dr. Laurence J. Peter all used ‘Laughter as Medicine’, to help people reduce stress, strengthen their immune systems, moderate pain and exercise their lungs. Dr. Cousins, former Editor of the Saturday Review used laughter to recover from a life-threatening illness. This 2-session class is fun, experiential, interactive and educational. We’ll use discussion, lecture, handouts, videos, PowerPoint slides, games and exercises that will add more fun and laughter into your life.

Instructor: Dr. Shellie Fraddin | Tuesdays, January 23, 30 | 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.

Instructor: Ed Gray | Thursday, January 25 | 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest 


Balance, Breathing and Posture: How to Fallproof Your Longer Healthier Life 

By learning the proper techniques of balance control, breathing and posture, you can not only have a longer healthier life, but you can enjoy it more than ever before. This class will allow attendees to find solutions and to create longevity.

Instructor: John Chase | Monday, January 29 | 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest 


Medical Marijuana: Is It The Cure All? 

Marijuana has been used in herbal remedies for centuries. Scientists have identified many biologically active components in marijuana called cannabinoids and the two most studied components are the chemicals delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (often referred to as THC), and cannabidiol (CBD). Other cannabinoids are being studied. Whole or crude marijuana (including marijuana oil or hemp oil) is not approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (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 | Thursday, February 1 | 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest 


Staying Healthy Physically, Mentally & Emotionally

This class provides a journey into what makes you happy as you enter the years ahead by motivating you to maintain a higher level of happiness, become fit physically, mentally and keep relationships wonderful and worthwhile throughout your life.

Instructor: Neal Aronin | Friday, February 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!

Instructor: Ed Gray | Thursday, February 8 | 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest 


Senior Insights: Scripps Presents Healthy Aging 

Dr. Paul D. Robbins, a research scientist with the Scripps Research Institute will lecture on the science and the research that goes into the aging process. Recent developments and ongoing studies have allowed the information to be disseminated as to living longer, healthier and more stable. This talk will fascinate you and give you positive structure on the healthy methods of aging.

Instructor: Jewel Littenberg | Monday, February 12 | 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest 


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 M.D. | Tuesday, February 13 | 12:00 pm
Free Member ● $15 Guest 


What to Expect When Hiring A Private- Duty Aide 

The discussion will address recognizing signs that you may need help caring for your loved one, why it is important to get that help and what you need to know about your options.

Instructor: Scott Greenberg | Tuesday, February 20 | 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, 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 


Braintertainment

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 

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