Activities & Clubs
Sharing the Past, Creating the Future
On the Move/Active Aging Adults
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays | 9:15 - 10:20 am
Get on the move with our total body low impact group exercise class. This class is especially designed for active aging adults that are looking to improve cardiovascular fitness, make a few strength gains, and fine tune your balance.
Mondays | 1:00 pm
One of the most popular performance styles because it is flexible, creative, and doesn’t require actors to memorize lines. Participants will learn to develop characters, explore vocal techniques, learn to read more expressively, blocking and bring a show to performance. If you enjoy acting, comedy, drama, and laughter join this class.
Mondays | 9:30 am
Our Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) volunteer group of special women who give their time and energy stuffing dolls and sewing them up for young children who have cancer; these dolls go to Parkland Hospital. For newborn babies, volunteers knit baby caps and booties. Volunteers are welcome. We accept donations of fabrics, stuffing and yarn.
Each week we have guest speakers, often local Jewish educators, for a presentation and interactive discussion.
Wednesdays | 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Director Sharon Balaban and accompanist Al Schueler lead this group of people who love to sing and perform. The chorus performs at the J and local retirement communities, and welcomes new voices! No memorization required. Contact the Senior Department at 214-239-7115 for further details.
Thursdays | 1:00 pm
Join us to learn some fun line dances or just come for the great exercise. You never need a partner, Plus you get the health benefits of working out with realizing you are actually exercising. Dancing has been found to be the only regular physical activity associated with a significant drop in the incidence of dementia. Other Studies have shown Line Dancing in particular to be a great help in areas of memory, balance, cardiovascular, and vertigo.
Thursdays | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nancy Johnson teaches technique and a variety of medium
You don't need any prior experience to join the fun and creativity!
- Reduce stress
- Try a new hobby and stimulate your brain
- make new friends
Please RSVP and we'll save you an easel.
College on the Couch
Fridays | 1:15 - 2:00 pm
"Commit yourself to life-long learning. The most valuable asset you'll ever have is your mind and what you put into it." - Brian Tracy
Member price: FREE
Non-member price: $25
(includes materials and a certificate of completion)
Annual Senior Expo
Tuesday, November 3 | 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Our 14th annual resource fair, complete with educational sessions, live music, popcorn, games, prizes and other surprises. This year’s theme is Golden Awakenings, celebrating total wellness for those aged 65 and BETTER!