Senior Classes & Group Activities

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NEW! Chair Yoga
A gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting in a chair, or standing using a chair for support. This class is a great form of yoga for beginners, or anyone who wants to focus on a gentle practice. This class is a must for participants with balance issues or anyone who has trouble getting down to or up off the floor.

Wednesdays 7:45 – 8:45 a.m.
Member Free / Community $20


Strength In Chairs
Various exercises are performed while sitting in a chair or standing by a chair that encourage strength, mobility and balance while utilizing bands, balls and light weights. Great class for active retirees and a good complement to our group fitness offerings.

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:15 – 11 a.m.
Apr. 23 – Jun. 27
Member Free / Community $20


Lean, Mean, Senior Machine
This class is great for active retirees and anyone who is looking for a full-body workout. Low and controlled impact cardio, strength training using light weights and/or exercise tube, balance and core work.

Sundays, 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Member Free / Community $20


Life Enhancement Classes & Activities
Classes designed to entertain, educate and enrich. For full schedule, reservations and further information, please contact Connie Cirillo Freeman at 203.487.0983 or
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11 – 11:45 a.m.
Jan. 3 – Apr. 18
Free to all seniors

Current Events & Timely Topics Join us for informal conversations and talks with various speakers about what’s going on in Stamford, as well as national and international events and timely topics.

Israel Update with JCC Israeli Shlicha Join the JCC Israeli Shlicha to discuss all things Israel.Israel Update with Noa Bober, JCC Israeli Shlicha Join the JCC Israeli Shlicha to discuss all things Israel.

Aging Gracefully Join us for a series that addresses common age-related health issues, with practical advice on how we can support each other as we strive to age gracefully. 

Our Stories Come and hear the one-of-a-kind stories about the lives, experiences, occupations or pastimes of our fellow Senior Program participants.

Let’s Talk Don’t miss this opportunity to meet new people or deepen friendships with those you already know, as we engage in meaningful conversation on a variety of topics that are important in our lives. Topics range from living a fulfilling life, creating healthy relationships, and savoring our cherished memories, to embracing changing life circumstances. All will be encouraged to express their feelings and share experiences in a safe and supportive environment. Led by a counselor from Elaine and James Schoke Jewish Family Service.

Morning Movie Matinee
Enjoy a cup of coffee and a movie on the large-screen TV.

Fridays, 9:30 a.m.
May 3 – Jun. 28 (No movie May 10, Jun. 14, Jun. 28)
Free to all seniors


Blood Pressure Screening
No appointment necessary. Conducted by a registered
nurse. Compliments of Visiting Nurse and Hospice.

Monthly on Tuesdays 9:45 – 11:15 a.m.
Mar. 5, Apr. 2


Senior Activities
To register or for more information, contact Connie Cirillo Freeman at 203.487.0983 or


Want to stimulate your brain power?
Brain Fitness offers games and puzzles in a casual setting to inspire confidence and exercise your brain. Come join us and explore playful ways to reach your personal goals. Led by Dr. Toby Lazarus, Schoke Jewish Family Service Brain Fitness Program Coordinator. Light refreshments.

Mondays, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.


Mar. 4 – Reasoning 
Mar. 11 – Memory-Recall 
Mar. 18 – Visual Organization

Member $20 / Community $25 (3 sessions)
Member $8 / Community $10 (1 session)

Spring Semester dates:

Series #1:
April 22 – Memory and Perception
April 29 – Memory and Language
May 6 – Memory and Organization

Series #2:
May 13 – Memory and Logic
May 20 – Memory and Word Finding
June 3 – Memory and Attention

Member $20 / Community $25 (3 sessions)
Member $8 / Community $10 (1 session)

To register please contact Connie Cirillo Freeman at 203.487.0983 or

Learn to Play Canasta
You’ve been asking, so here’s your chance – learn to play from an expert.
Mondays, 1 – 2 p.m., Dates TBD
Member $25 / Community $35 (5 lessons)


Learn to Play Mah Jongg
Learn to play this classic game from our resident mah jongg masters. All levels welcome. Participants will need to bring a 2018 National Mah Jongg League card. 

Tuesdays or Thursdays, 1 – 3 p.m., Dates TBD
Member $25 / Community $35 (5 lessons)


Games & Gab
We welcome you to bring your game of choice - bridge, Scrabble, canasta, mah jongg, etc. - or drop in to join a game (if openings available).

Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Free of charge. All are welcome.


Learn to Crochet
Always wanted to learn how to crochet? Now in only three sessions you can learn how to crochet a scarf or hat.

Tuesdays, 1 – 2 p.m. Dates TBD 
Member $15 / Community $21 (3 sessions) 
plus cost of materials (purchased separately)


Interested in Needlework?
The Kesher chapter of the Pomegranate Guild of Judaic Needlework meets at the JCC. When members of the Pomegranate Guild sit down to stitch, they are reviving Jewish traditions through their work with textiles. Meetings are a rich blend of needlework, culture, tradition and religious practices as they relate to Judaic textiles. In the Jewish tradition, an item created by an unrecognized stitcher is as esteemed as one created by a master artisan. The Guild recognizes this tradition and encourages membership, beginner and professional, women and men alike. For more information, please email or visit

Sundays, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
May 19, June 23


AARP Smart Driver Course
Reservations required.

Wednesdays, 8:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Apr. 3
AARP members $15 / All others $20


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