These programs and classes are open to any adult ages 55 or older, unless another age range is noted in the class description. For more information, contact Cherie Ravel, Older Adult Director, at email@example.com or 408.357.7462.
CM = Full Center Member
SM = Social Member
NM = Non-member
AARP Safe Driver Course (ages 50+)
Learn defensive driving techniques, new traffic laws, and how to deal with aggressive drivers. AARP-sponsored mature driving class on 12/11 and 12/13 meets for at total of 8 hours (4 hours per day). The refresher course on 11/8 (for those who have already taken the class in the past and just need a refresher) meets for a total of 4 hours. Upon completing the class you receive a DMV certificate which may provide a deduction off your auto insurance premium.
* Please make check payable to AARP.
Art History/Selected Topics (ages 55+)
Each week focuses on a stand-alone topic and is not dependent on prior sessions. This is an ongoing class that is offered in partnership with West Valley College.
*No class 12/18, 12/25, 1/1, 4/16
The JCC periodically organizes local day trips or trips to casinos for adults ages 55+. For day trips, contact Cherie Ravel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 408.357.7462. For casino trips, contact Fagie Rosen at email@example.com or 408.357.7533.
Current Events (ages 55+)
Come join us for a lively discussion and stimulating conversation, news of the week and stories that touch our lives. Moderators rotate each week.
Grandpals Shabbat (ages 55+)
Help explore and impart our rich traditions to our APJCC Preschool children. Join us for storytelling, art, songs and Shabbat to connect the generations. To join this program, contact Cherie Ravel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 408.357.7462.
Upcoming dates for 2013-14 school year: 12/6, 12/20, 1/17, 1/31, 2/14, 2/28, 3/7, 3/21, 4/11, 4/25, 5/16
Group Fitness Classes
The JCC offers more than 70 group fitness classes each week. These classes are free for Full Center Members. Social Members pay a $15 day pass fee and non-member pay a $25 day pass fee. Some group fitness classes are especially accessible if you are looking for low-impact exercise, including:
- Light and Easy. This low-impact aerobics class is light on the joints and easy to follow. Simple choreographed movement patterns emphasize a full range of motion. Every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30-11:30am in Studio A.
- Zumba Basics. This class takes modifies Zumba moves and pace to suit the needs of a mature audience and anyone wanting a slower pace. What stays the same are all the elements Zumba is known for: zesty Latin music, easy-to-follow moves, and an invigorating atmosphere. Every Wednesday from 10:00-11:00am in Studio A.
Other classes that may be of interest include Aqua Fit (a non-impact aerobic workout in the pool, 5 classes per week) and Gentle Yoga (Wednesdays from 6:00-7:15pm and Fridays from 10:30-11:45am).
For more information see the full Group Fitness Schedule.
Jewish Widows/Widowers/Senior Singles (ages 55+)
This group usually meets on the third or fourth Thursday of every month from 1:00-3:00pm. Meetings are open to Jewish singles ages 55+. The group provides diverse activities that enrich, entertain and educate. Upcoming dates include 9/22 and 10/10. More info: Larry at 408.252.2323.
Kabbalat Shabbat Lunches (ages 55+)
A once-a-month get-together on Fridays from 12:00-2:00pm in the APJCC Auditorium. Enjoy a catered hot lunch followed by entertainment. $5 JCC members, $7.50 non-members. Upcoming dates include November 1st (the Andrea Wolper Jazz Duo) and December 13th (Voices of Jewish History). Also 1/18, 2/14, 3/14.
Monthly Movie Mondays (age 55+)
Spend the afternoon watching classic films. 1:00pm-3:00pm in the Adult Lounge. Upcoming dates are 11/11, 12/16, 1/13, 2/10, 3/10.
Sunday Brunch with Silicon Valley Holocaust Survivors Association
Anyone interested in meeting and socially interacting with members of our local Survivor Community is invited to attend the SVHSA Bagel Brunch, the second Sunday of each month at the JCC.
DAY DATES TIME CM/SM/NM
Sun 12/8, 1/12, 2/9, 3/9 10:30am-1:00pm $5