Senior Classes & Group Activities

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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.

Winter Semester:
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11 – 11:45 a.m.
Jan. 2 – Apr. 7 (No program Apr. 9)
Member FREE / Community $20

Spring Semester:
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11 – 11:45 a.m.
Apr. 14 – Jun. 25 (No program Apr. 16)
Member FREE / Community $22



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

Winter Semester:
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10 - 11 a.m.
Jan. 2 – Apr. 7 (No programs Apr. 9)
Free to all seniors.

Spring Semester:
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10 - 11 a.m.
Apr. 14 – Jun. 25 (No program Apr. 16)
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.

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/TV Matinee
Enjoy a cup of coffee and a movie or original TV series.

Winter Semester:
Fridays, 9:30 a.m.
Jan. 3 – Apr. 10 (No movie/TV Matinee Apr. 10)
Free to all seniors

Spring Semester:
Fridays, 9:30 a.m.
Apr. 17 – Jun. 26 (No TV/Movie May 29)
Free to all seniors


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

Monthly Tuesdays
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Jan. 7, Feb. 4, Mar. 3, Apr. 7, May 5, Jun. 2


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.
Series #2
Mar. 9 – Memory and Logic
Mar. 23 – Memory and Language
Mar. 30 – Memory and Attention

Series #3:
Apr. 13 • Memory and Perception
Apr. 20 • Memory and Organization
Apr. 27 • Memory and Recall

Series #4
May 4 • Memory and Attention
May 11 • Memory and Word Finding
May 18 • Memory and Problem Solving

Series #5
Jun. 1 • Memory and Visual Spatial Skills
Jun. 8 • Memory and Reasoning
Jun. 15 • Memory and Language

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


Learn to Play Canasta
Learn to play from an expert.

Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays, 1 – 2 p.m.
Dates TBD
Member $24 / Community $30 (3 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).

Mondays & Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 12 – 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 $24 / Community $30 (3 lessons)
plus cost of materials (purchased separately)


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 2019 National Mah Jongg League card.

Tuesdays or Thursdays, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Dates TBD
Member $40 / Community $50 (5 lessons)


AARP Smart Driver Course
Reservations required.

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


Interested in Needlework?
The Kesher chapter of the Pomegranate Guild of Judaic Needlework now meets at the JCC! Meetings are a rich blend of needlework, culture, tradition and religious practices as they relate to Judaic textiles. Beginners and professional, women and men are welcome. For more information, please email or visit

Sundays, Apr. 12, Jun 7 • 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 17 • 1 - 5 p.m.


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