Senior Classes & Group Activities

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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, 8 – 9 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.
Sept. 3 – Dec. 31 (No class Oct. 1, Oct. 8, Oct. 15, Oct. 22, Nov. 28)
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.
Sept. 3 – Dec. 31 (No program Oct. 1, Oct. 8, Oct. 15, Oct. 22, Nov. 28)
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 Matinee
Enjoy a cup of coffee and a movie on the large-screen TV.

Fridays, 9:30 a.m.
Sept. 6 – Dec. 20 (No movie Sept. 20, Nov. 22, Nov. 29, Dec. 13, Dec. 27)
Free to all seniors


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 am – 12 pm
Series #1:
Sept. 9 – Memory and Language
Sept. 16 – Memory and Organization
Sept. 23 – Memory and Attention

Series #2:
Nov. 4 – Memory and Recall
Nov. 18 – Memory and Perception
Nov. 25 – Memory and Logic

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


Learn to Play Canasta
You’ve been asking, so here’s your chance – learn to play from an expert.
Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays, 1 – 2 p.m.
Dates TBD
Member $18 / Community $24 (3 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, 12 – 3 p.m.
Dates TBD
Member $36 Community $42 (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 $24 / Community $30 (3 lessons)
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.


AARP Smart Driver Course
Reservations required.

Wednesdays, 8:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sept. 11, Nov. 6
AARP members $15 All others $20


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

Monthly, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 3, Thursday, Oct. 3, Tuesday, Nov. 5, Tuesday, Dec. 3

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JCC open regular hours, for casual use.* KinderPlace and KidsPlace open. JCC administrative offices closed. *Regular enrichment classes are not scheduled on Jewish holidays so as not to exclude those individuals who cannot participate. Private