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JFS College Avenue Older Adult Center tells February plans

SAN DIEGO (Press Release)–Jewish Family Service has announced its February activities at the College Avenue older Adult Center, which meets at Beth Jacob Congregation, 4855 College Avenue, San Diego:

Mondays: Classes and Activities offered: Aerobics with Kara Anderson (8:30 – 10 am, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays); Feeling Fit with Kara Anderson (10 – 11:15 am, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays); Meditation with Jeff Zlotnik (11:15 am – 12 pm); Bridge – 12:45 pm; Movie Group (1 – 3 pm, new releases shown each Monday), no charge for members, $1 for non-members; Musical Comedy Group with Polly Columbo (1 pm – 3 pm). For more information on any of the classes or activities, call (619) 583-3300.
  
Tuesdays: Classes and Activities offered: Walking Group (9 – 10 am); Tai Chi with Leslie Johnson-Leech (9 – 10:30 am); Book Club (1st Tuesday of the month at 9:30 am); Arthritis Exercise (10:30 – 11:45 am); Film Class with Judith Levine 1 pm; Ballroom Dancing (2 – 4 pm); Pinochle – 10 am; Trivia Tuesday (2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month at 12:15 pm). For more information on any of the classes or activities, call (619) 583-3300.
   
Wednesdays: Classes and Activities offered: Drawing class with Marsha Austin Rogers (8:30 am); Aerobics with Kara Anderson (8:30 – 10 am, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays); Feeling Fit with Kara Anderson (10 – 11:15 am, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays); Painting with Marsha Austin Rogers (12:30 – 3 pm); Writing class with Marsha Kay Seff (1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month at 12:45 pm); Bingo (12:45 pm); Music Experience with Danny Camacho (1 – 2:30 pm), $1 for members, $3 for non-members; Line Dancing with Luis Samaya (2:30 – 3:30 pm), $3 member per class, $5 non-member per class. For more information on any of the classes or activities, call (619) 583-3300.

Thursday: Classes and Activities offered: Painting with Marsha Austin Rogers (9 am – 12 pm); Mah Jongg (10 am); Laughter Yoga with Michael Coleman (10:30 am); Blood Pressure Check (2nd and 4th Thursdays at 10 am); Arthritis Group exercise class (10 am); Special Weekly Lectures (12:45 pm, Please call for topic information); Meditation with Jeff Zlotnik (11:15 am – 12 pm). For more information on any of the classes or activities, call (619) 583-3300.

Fridays: Classes and Activities offered: Aerobics with Kara Anderson (8:30 – 10 am, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays); Feeling Fit with Kara Anderson (10 – 11:15 am, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays); Yoga with Shashi Pottathil (10:45 am), $5 for members, $7 for non-members; Nutrition Nuts with Melissa Alwood – weekly nutrition series for Older Adults (11:15 am); Special Musical Programs (12:30 pm, Please call for music program information).

Ongoing:  Private Computer Lessons: (Mon -Fri.) by appointment only. Please call to schedule.
                 Blood Pressure Checks: 10:00 am, 4th Thursday of every month
                 Poker Group: 10 am, every Monday, Wednesday & Friday
                 Craft Class: 9:30 am, 2nd and 4th Friday of every month
                 Book Discussion Group: 9:30 am, 3rd Tuesday of every month
                 Trivia Tuesdays: 12:15 pm, every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month
 
Special Events, Lectures and Presentations:
Thursday, February 4, 2010 @ 12:45
Abe Lincoln and the Jews presented by Joe Oppenheimer.  Learn about our 16th President’s fascinating relationship with American Jews. Our speaker, Joe Oppenheimer, spent five days in Springfield, Illinois, site of the Lincoln Presidential Museum and Library and subsequently spent months researching the Jewish aspects of Lincoln’s life.

Abraham Lincoln is ranked by many polls as one of the greatest US Presidents. Lincoln’s record as one of our mostly highly regarded presidents has been rekindled and refocused by the election and inauguration of President Obama. However, his historic relationship with American Jews remains widely unknown. Several of Lincoln’s closest friends, confidants and supporters were Jewish. Lincoln also immediately revoked the first official anti-semitic law in the United States.

Thursday, February 11 at 12:45
Living A Brain Healthy Lifestyle by the Alzheimer’s Association
Dorothy Petrich of the Alzheimer’s Association presents, “Living A Brain Healthy Lifestyle.”

When people think about staying fit, they generally think about the body from the neck down. The health of your brain, however, plays a critical role in almost everything you do. The good news is that we now know there is a lot that you can do to help keep your brain healthier as you age. These steps might also reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias.

Learn how to:
• Identify specific brain healthy foods
• Understand how physical exercise can improve brain health
• Learn mentally challenging activities and how they strengthen brain cells
• Recognize the importance of social activities in stimulating mind and body

Thursday, February 18 @ 12:45 Women Heart Health

Jodi Smith and Susie Ileff from Women Heart, share their stories about their own heart attacks and how to promote women’s heart health.

Thursday, February 25, @ 12:45 Exploring New Mexico with Marilyn Nemeroff

Tour the cities of Albuquerque, Sedona, and Santa Fe, New Mexico through photos and narration.

Thursday, February 25 — Blood Pressure Checks

Friday, February 26 @ 12:30 –Purim
We will be serving a special Purim themed lunch. Everyone is invited to dress up in costume. With musical entertainment by Yochanan Sebastian Winston, Ph.D., also known as, “The Music Doctor” who has over twenty five years of experience dazzling audiences throughout the United States, Latin America, Scandinavia and Europe. His repertoire spans classical music, jazz, klezmer, new age, contemporary “art” music, rock & roll and pop.

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Preceding provided by Jewish Family Service
The College Avenue Center also offers hot Kosher lunches served Monday – Friday @ 12 Noon
Soup & Salad Bar offered Mondays – Wednesdays from 11:30am-12:30pm
Suggested Donation: $3.50 for Seniors, $6 for all others.

The College Avenue Older Adult Center is a program of Jewish Family Service
For additional information, refer to www.jfssd.org or call us at:   (619) 583-3300.
Many of our classes are offered through the San Diego Community College District and are free.

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