Programs: JFS at the JCC Older Adult Events

Programs: JFS at the JCC Older Adult Events


JFS at the JCC provides social, recreational, educational, and health programming to older adults. All programs are held at JCC Denver, 350 S. Dahlia Street, (unless otherwise noted). Kosher lunches are served four days per week, which allow older adults to socialize and enjoy a meal together. Before and after lunch, monthly programs are offered from local experts covering a wide variety of topics, including entertainment, lectures, health and wellness, and Judaism. Other ongoing programs, such as current events discussions, writing, mah jong, and poker, help participants feel connected and engaged. The JFS at the JCC program is a collaboration between Jewish Family Service, the Staenberg–Loup Jewish Community Center (JCC Denver), JEWISHcolorado, Volunteers of America, Shalom Park, and Kavod Senior Life.

This page is updated monthly with the program schedule. 

A suggested $5.00 fee will be charged for many JFS at the JCC events. Please note if there is a fee under “Cost” for each program.

JFS at the JCC Passover meals

  • We will be handing out (or home delivering) 3 days’ worth of frozen meals on both Wednesday, April 8 and Tuesday, April 14. Meals will be available for pick-up from the JCC lower parking lot, from 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The meals are kosher for Passover and provided by Culinary Masters Catering, thanks to generous donations through JEWISHcolorado.
  • Recipients must be previously signed up as congregate meal participants, or be willing to complete a short intake form, before receiving a meal.
  • In addition to individual packaged kosher cooked meals, we will have boxes of non-kosher shelf-stable items from our food pantry.
  • There is no cost for the meal. However, people may make a voluntary contribution (recommended amount of $2.50) toward the cost of the meal.

 

All other JFS at the JCC programs are suspended until further notice.

Ongoing Senior Programs

MONDAYS 

Let's Write
Every Monday, 9:00 a.m. in the Wolf Room 
Cost: Free
Contact: Lil at 303.316.6359

Discover the joy of writing. If you have never written before or have written volumes, joining this unique group of writers will be interesting and stimulating. We enjoy sharing our experiences through writing. Whether you prefer creating fiction, non-fiction, or poetry, putting your thoughts on paper is as valuable to you as to the group. Facilitated by Susan Jacobs.

Gentle Yoga
Every Monday, 10:15 a.m. in the Mizel Reception Room (lower level of JCC Denver)  Contact: Lil at 303.316.6359             
Cost: Free

Gentle yoga class integrates tai chi and other Asian practices for breathing, stretching, balance, and general well-being. This is an opportunity to try an adaptable fitness activity for beginner to mid-level, with the option of using a chair. The teacher, former college professor Mary Hart, has an advanced certification as a yoga instructor. Mary’s experience focuses on a non-competitive environment—doing what feels good while pretending no one’s watching! If you own a yoga mat, please bring it with you. Wear loose clothing. Meet the instructor in the main lobby of the JCC.

MONDAYS, TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, AND THURSDAYS

Mahjong
Mondays and Thursdays: 12:30 p.m. in the Wolf Room
Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 12:30 p.m. in the Perlmutter room  
Cost: Free
Contact: Lil at 303.316.6359

We are looking for more people to play Maj regularly at JCC Denver. If you have a group of 4 players, call us and we will have a table set up for your group. If you do not have a group, call to have your name placed on the substitute list.

TUESDAYS

Come SCHMOOZE with Us!
Tuesdays, 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. in the Wolf Room 
Cost: Free
Contact: Lil at 303.316.6359

Definition of schmooze: Friendly, informal conversation.

We are here to connect a group of people who want to make friends, converse casually, make social connections, network, laugh, and share. Are you new in town? This is a great place to find new friends, learn about the community, and find resources. If you want to talk about your family, worries, or simply have fun experiences to share, join us! Facilitated by Susan Jacobs. 

TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS

Poker, Poker, Poker
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Perlmutter Room 
Contact: Lil at 303.316.6359 

TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, THURSDAYS, AND FRIDAYS

VOA Lunch Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Perlmutter Room
Cost: $2.50 donation

THURSDAYS

Short Story Literature
1st and 3rd Thursday, 10:00 a.m. in the
Wolf Room
Cost: Free
Contact: Lil at 303.316.6359 

“The end of reading is not more books, but more life”
We are here to connect a group of people who want to converse casually and interact with peers, and who enjoy reading and discussing literature. The book we are using is The Art of the Short Story—52 Great Authors, Their Best Short Fiction and Their Insights on Writing by Dana Gioia & R.S. Gwynn. Facilitated by Susan Jacobs.  

Coed Poker
Every Thursday, 12:30 in the Perlmutter Room
 
Cost: Free
Contact: Lil at 303.316.6359

Join us at JCC Denver for an afternoon game of nickel-dime coed poker. Experienced and/or novice players are invited to join this lively group. Drop-ins are always welcome; the more the merrier!

FRIDAYS

Current Events
Every Friday, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. in the Boardroom 
Cost: Free
Contact: Lil at 303.316.6359

This participant-led group offers the opportunity to kibbutz with friends and make new friends. Discuss current situations that are taking place locally, nationally and worldwide. A guest speaker is often invited and we offer the opportunity for participants to choose a topic and lead the discussion. We encourage you to join this stimulating, lively and interesting group.