Special Programs and Series
Come enjoy special events and series throughout the year! From tax preparation to documentary series, we offer something new each month.
Take a look at what we’re currently offering:
Get Out, Get Healthy!
10:30am – 12pm
FREE with RSVP; transportation provided from the J
Join us as we travel to different local parks to get out and get healthy! We will leave the J by 10:30am and return by noon. The program is free to anyone over 60 years old. RSVP is required by 12pm the day before each walk; call 513-761-7500 x 1218. Remember to bring your water bottle!
July 25: International Friendship Park
August 1: Farbach Warner Nature Preserve
August 14: Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum
NEW! Memoir Writing Workshop
Mondays, July 15, 22, & 29, 1 – 2pm
Cost: $18 for the 4-week workshop
Every life story is precious and unique. Even the most “ordinary” life is full of stories waiting to be told. This interactive workshop will open the door and begin the process of putting pen to paper to express life experiences and insights. The workshop will be led by award-winning writer and artist Miriam Karp, who will share examples from her family memoirs, including her first book, Painting Zaidy’s Dream: Memoir of a Searching Soul. RSVP to 513.761.7500 x 1218.
AARP Driver Safety Course
September 9, 1 – 5pm
Facilitator: Rob Carter, AARP
Cost: $15 for AARP members; $20 for non-AARP members
Driving has changed since you first got your license. This AARP Driver Safety Course could help keep you safe and save you money! Learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and how to operate your vehicle more safely in today’s increasingly challenging driving environment. Fees will be paid to the instructor in class; please bring a check or cash. RSVP to 513.761.7500.
September 15, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Stock up on apples and honey for Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year), and browse a variety of produce and other handcrafted goods from local farms at the many other booths! Dozens of vendors will be on hand selling everything from challah and honey cake to coffee and hummus.
Redefine Retirement: Get Covered! Understanding and Enrolling in Medicare
September 17, 5:30pm
Experts from the Ohio Department of Insurance will provide the basics of Medicare benefits and how they can benefit you. Learn all your Medicare options – plus how and when to enroll. RSVP at JVSCareers.org/redefineretirement or call 513.936.9675.
A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls
October 28, November 4, 11, 18 & 25, December 2, 9 & 16
Mondays, 1 – 3pm
Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities accordingly. But you don’t have to restrict your life as well! A Matter of Balance is an award-winning program designed to teach you how to manage falls and increase your level of activity. Two-hour classes will be held once a week for eight weeks.
Introduction to Face Reading (Physiognomy)
November 20, 6 – 8pm
Join our very own Tai Chi instructor, Ralph Dehner, for a fun, informative lesson on reading facial features to understand yourself and others. Physiognomy has been practiced for thousands of years. It is based on the belief that every face is perfect, and reveals in its shape both our gifts and our challenges. RSVP required by November 13.
GrandFriends is your opportunity to volunteer in our community! Seniors are paired with a Mayerson JCC Early Childhood School classroom, and will visit the class weekly to read books, tell stories, and play with the children. Re-connect with your childhood while giving back to our youngest community members. Share your wisdom and see the world through the perspectives of your new young friends.
Requirements for volunteering:
- Commit to making at least two hour- long visits each month for one school year (September – May)
- Complete one hour of JCC volunteer training
- Proof of immunization
- Background check/Fingerprinting
Contact 513-761-7500 x 1218 to sign up and join the fun!
Smartphone I-Help Club: Managing Your Smartphone
Mondays, 3 – 4pm
Do you love your smartphone but need help managing photos and more? Jennifer Goodman and her classmates from Sycamore High School will help you learn to manage photos, apps, and other information on your smartphone. RSVP to 513.761.7500 x 1218 to join the club!