Bryan Glazer Family JCC Active Adults Programming

The Tampa JCCs & Federation is where active adults go to enjoy activities that are fun, interesting and satisfying. From games and workshops, to concerts and excursions, to discussion groups and lectures, you can find it here.

 

We always welcome input from our members to enhance our offerings. For those who are not yet ready to attend in person, we are pleased to offer many of our programs virtually as well.

 

If you have any questions or need help with registration please contact Pnina at pnina.levermore@jewishtampa.com

Programming for Active Adults

JCC ACTIVE ADULTS PROGRAM LISTINGS (September - December, 2022) 

Programs are held at our two campuses: 

Bryan Glazer Family JCC, 522 N. Howard Avenue, Tampa (BGF Campus) 

JCC at the Cohn Campus, 13009 Community Campus Drive, Tampa (Cohn Campus) 

For information contact Pnina Levermore, (813) 291-2253 or pnina.levermore@jewishtampa.com 

 

 

 

ACTIVE ADULTS MEN’S CLUB – BGF & Virtual 

Second and fourth Tuesday of the month, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM 

The Men’s Club is a group for men to cultivate fellowship and camaraderie through social gatherings, interesting discussions and volunteer activities.  In addition to twice-monthly meetings that include stimulating guest speakers and refreshments, the Men's Club also schedules a variety of activities such as Rays baseball games, chartered fishing trips, brunch get-togethers, and community volunteering.  For more information please call (813) 291-2253. 

 

JCC PLUGGED-IN WORKSHOPS & ONE-ON-ONE SUPPORT – BGF & Virtual 

Third Sunday of the month 

10:00 AM – 11:00 PM 

Cost: Free 

The first half of the workshop will focus on the topic of the day, and the other half will be dedicated to one-on-one help.  JCC Plugged-In is where community members connect for answers about tech devices from tech-savvy professionals; where younger and less-young community members connect in a way that is gratifying to both sides of the experience.  For more information please call (813) 291-2253. 

 

NEW YORK TIMES CROSSWORD: MASTER THE PUZZLE (virtual) 

Second Wednesday of the month 

Time: 5:00 PM 

Cost: Free 

Let’s do the Puzzle! New York Times Puzzle Wizard Steve Manin reveals the keys to filling in the blanks.  Ever wish you could do the crossword puzzle? Now’s your chance!  You know most of the words. What you may not know are little tricks and the ability to train your brain to think like an expert crossword puzzle solver. Join in the fun, interactive show.  Do you think you’re already pretty good at solving crosswords? Test your skills with crossword guru Steve Manin. 

 

JCC Learning Express Talk (with lunch) 

THE STRAZ CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS: Impact, Growth, and Vision for the Future 

Featuring Straz Center Trustee David Scher and outgoing President and CEO Judy Lisi 

Thursday November 17, 12:00 PM 

Cost: Member $7 / Guest $15 

Link: http://apm.activecommunities.com/tampajcc/Activity_Search/3922 

The Straz Center is the second largest performing arts complex in the Southeastern United States. Hear about the master plan to transform the Straz Center experience for a new generation, serving as a welcoming international cultural institution renowned for innovation, creativity and celebration of the human spirit. 

 

ARTS ABOUT TOWN: ST. PETERSBURG MUSEUM OF HISTORY TROLLEY TOUR 

with lunch at Fresco’s Waterfront Bistro 

Wednesday, November 30, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM 

Cost: $35 Member | $45 Guest 

(transportation to St. Petersburg is available - add $5) 

Link: http://apm.activecommunities.com/tampajcc/Activity_Search/3912 

Join us for a guided riding tour of historic St. Pete hosted by the St. Petersburg Museum of History, followed by lunch at Fresco’s Waterfront Bistro. 

 

ARTS ABOUT TOWN: TAMPA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TOUR (transportation available) 

TBD 

Cost: Member $10| Guest $15 

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We start with a minibus tour along the airfield service roads with an up-close look at airport facilities.  Then we get a behind-the-scenes up-close look at what keeps the airport running smoothly, and finish it all off with lunch at the Hard Rock Café. 

 

JEWISH GEOGRAPHY (COHN) 

Tuesday, November 1, 6:00 – 7:30 PM 

Cost: Member: $15 / Guest: $20 

Link: http://apm.activecommunities.com/tampajcc/Activity_Search/3908 

Do you know where your neighbor’s bubbe came from?  Hear first-hand tales of life in the “old country.”  Learn about family treasures and legacies on which legends are built.  Join us for dinner and enjoy the tastes straight out of an old world bubbe’s kitchen!  No, this isn’t a game of six degrees of separation.  Or is it! 

 

PUBLIX APRONS PRIVATE HANDS-ON COOKING CLASS 

Takes place at the Publix Aprons Cooking School in Citrus Park 

Date: Wednesday, November 16 

Time: 4:00 PM 

Cost: Member $25 / Guest $35 

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Have fun preparing a four-course meal with guidance from Aprons’ Resident Chef Anthony.  When the cooking is complete, enjoy your meal presented “Family Style” along with optional wine and/or beer. 

 

NEWS TALK (Virtual) 

Second and fourth Tuesday of the month, 3:00 PM 

Each week News Talk engages in a topical discussion designed to increase knowledge and understanding of world events. There is also a brief review of current news. 

 

 

MAH JONGG BEGINNER CLASS led by Dragons on the Green 

Sunday 9:00 – 11:00 AM date | Series of four beginning November 27 

Cost: Member: $90/Guest: $110 per four lesson series

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Mah Jongg is a game of skill and chance that is becoming increasingly popular in the U.S. This course will allow you to learn the rules of American Mah Jongg, basic playing skills and the etiquette of the game. Join us for this 4-week session for fun and enjoyment. The National Mah Jongg League rule card will be provided as well as other resources. 

 

LEARNING MAH JONGG LEVEL 1: NOVICE [COHN] 

W 2:00 – 4:00 PM | Series of three classes beginning September 7 

Cost: Member: $40/Guest: $50 

Link: http://apm.activecommunities.com/tampajcc/Activity_Search/3911 

A series to take if you know nothing or very little about playing the game.  The class will prepare you to play with advanced beginners. 

 

LEARNING MAH JONGG LEVEL 2: ADVANCED BEGINNER PLAYING GROUP  [COHN] 

 

Th 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM| Series of three classes beginning September 8 

Cost: Member: $40/Guest: $50 

Link: http://apm.activecommunities.com/tampajcc/Activity_Search/3910 

For those who already know how to play.  This class will focus on what to do with your 13 tiles throughout the Charleston with tips and strategies, and prepare you to play with intermediate+ level players. 

 

MAH JONGG OPEN PLAY (BGF & Cohn) 

BGF Thursdays 12:00 – 2:00 PM 

Cohn Tuesdays, 1:00 – 2:30 PM 

If you're looking for a friendly place to get together and play Mah Jongg, this is it. Novices and experienced players welcome. 

 

BRIDGE LESSONS (BGF) 

Thursdays, September 8 – October 27, 2:00 – 3:30 PM 

Cost: Members $50 / Guests $60 for six 90-minute sessions 

Link: http://apm.activecommunities.com/tampajcc/Activity_Search/3920 

Have you ever wanted to learn bridge? Do you know the basics but it’s been a while? Come and schmooze and play and learn in a friendly environment. Six 1 ½ hour sessions will cover the fundamentals of bridge, including bidding and the play of hand. 

 

THE PHILIP SHAYMAN PARKINSON’S PROGRAM 

From exercise to education, support groups to social events, the Philip Shayman Parkinson’s Program provides opportunities to improve the quality of life for  individuals living with Parkinson’s disease and their families.  The Philip Shayman Parkinson’s Program is a partnership between the Tampa JCCs & Federation, the University of South Florida Health Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center, and Tampa General Hospital.  The Program is generously supported by a Community GHrant from the Parkinson’s Foundation.  [Parkinson’s Foundation logo].  Currently, more than 300 Parkinson’s disease patients, caregivers and families in the Tampa Bay area engage with the Program each year.   

The Philip Shayman Parkinson’s Program offers a wide variety of programs for people with Parkinson’s disease and their families, including: 

 

  • Exercise classes led by Parkinson’s-trained fitness instructors to improve participants’ physical condition through aerobic activity, strength training, balance and stretch. 

  • Support groups, led by a licensed clinical social worker, tailored individually to patients and care partners to enhance coping skills, reduce feelings of isolation and anxiety, and provide opportunities for participants to express themselves. 

  • Tremble Clefs, a self-named voice therapy group led by a speech pathologist, addresses voice projection, breathing and posture. 

  • Fine Motor Skills & Handwriting workshop to focus on brain, facial, eye and fine motor control. 

  • Lunch & Learn education events provide helpful practical information from subject-matter experts. 

  • Weekly Brain Games to flex memory, strategy, and attentiveness. 

  • Social events and holiday celebrations to build connection and community, relieving isolation that can lead to depression and anxiety. 

For those who are not able to attend in person, we are pleased to offer most of out Philip Shayman Parkinson’s Programs activities virtually as well as in person. 

To learn more or register for the Philip Shayman Parkinson’s Program, please contact Pnina Levermore, active adults program manager, at 813-291-2253 or pnina.levermore@jewishtampa.com.  

 

ANNUAL PARKINSON’S ‘JUMP INTO FALL’ OPEN HOUSE (with lunch) (BGF & Virtual) 

Sunday, September 11, 12:00 – 1:30 PM 

The Tampa JCCs & Federation, University of South Florida Health and Tampa General Hospital invite Parkinson’s patients and their families and care givers to join us for this special event. Learn about all of the Parkinson’s resources that we have in offer to an inclusive and welcoming environment.  There will be demonstrations, music, interactive games, information and a fun raffle with great prizes. 

 

Parkinson’s Lunch & Learn: Cooking & Nutrition 

Wednesday, October 12, 12:00 – 1:30 PM 

 

Parkinson’s Community Picnic at Lowry Park 

Sunday, October 30, 12:00 – 1:30 PM 

 

FITNESS CLASSES 

Rock Steady Boxing* [RSB logo] 

[Virtual icon]  w 10:00 – 10:45 AM 

[Cohn logo] W 11:00 – 11:45 AM 

[BGF] Tu & F 1:30 – 2:30 PM 

Parkinson’s causes a loss in many of the same elements that boxers condition to improve.  Rock Steady Boxing focuses on building strength in the core.  It aims to impact overall physical balance, flexibility, postures and gait. 

*Rock Steady Boxing classes are an affiliate program of Rock Steady Boxing, Inc. 

 

Stretch & Strengthen 

[BGF logo] + [Virtual icon] m 1:30 – 2:30 PM  

[Cohn logo] + [Virtual icon] M 11:00 – 11:50 AM | Th 2:00 – 3:00 PM 

This class addresses flexibility and neuromotor functions such as balance and gait, coordination and is designed to increase muscular strength and endurance.  

 

Thai Chi [Cohn logo] + [Virtual icon] 

F 2:30 – 3:30 PM 

Tai Chi has been shown to be one of the most effective exercises for improving balance in patients with Parkinson’s disease by using gentle, flowing movements with the breath to improve balance, strength, flexibility, coordination and motor control. 

 

Zumba Gold for Parkinson’s [Cohn logo] 

Tu 2:30 – 3:30  PM 

This energetic form of dance has been modified specifically for Parkinson’s to help improve gait, coordination, and mobility.  The session will cover Parkinson’s-specific movement elements using a wide variety of dance styles, including salsa, tango, cumbia, mambo, and rumba. 

 

Cardio Drumming [BGF logo] + [Virtual icon] 

W 2:00 – 2:30 PM 

Cardio Drumming is a fun exercise program where participants exercise to music using drumsticks (or pool noodles) to challenge their cardiovascular system as well as their neurological system by learning sequences to engage their brains.   

 

LSVT BIG for LIFE [BGF logo] 

Th 1:30 – 2:15 PM | second & fourth Thursday of the month 

LSVT BIG for LIFE is a group exercise class for people with Parkinson’s disease who have previously completed the individual LSVT BIG treatment protocol.  BIG for LIFE will include 7 LSVT BIG Maximal Daily Exercises, practice of functional movements & activities, walking BIG!, and other fun exercises with a focus on the amplitude of movements. 

 

Thoughtful Breathing Meditation [BGF logo] + [Virtual icon] 

T 2:30 – 3:15 PM 

Introduction to breath awareness techniques and mindful meditation to reduce stress and encourage relaxation.  

 

Tremble ClefsTM Singing Group 

[Cohn logo] + [Virtual icon] M 3:00 – 3:45 PM 

Addresses voice projection, breathing and posture. Tremble Clefs is voice therapy and mutual social support through singing, performance and the power of making music together.   

 

Support Groups [Virtual icon] 

Facilitated by Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Mindy Bursten. 

 

Care Partner Support Groups exclusively for newly diagnosed caregivers 

M 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM bi-weekly 

Exclusively for caregivers 

F 1:30 – 2:30 PM bi-weekly 

 

Patient Support Groups exclusively for newly diagnosed patients 

M 10:00 – 11:00 AM bi-weekly 

M 12:30 – 1:30 PM bi-weekly 

Exclusively for patients 

F 12:00 – 1:00 PM weekly 

 

Support groups allow participants to develop peer support and exchange information with others struggling with similar challenges.  In group meetings, participants confront difficulties, share thoughts and feelings, as well as resources.  In our Parkinson’s support groups, we aim to develop self-efficacy and provide the opportunities for emotional adaptation.  We provide a safe space where peers may express themselves, their struggles and triumphs, and have the opportunity to help other by sharing their own experiences.  Joining a support group is a great way to obtain further resources by hearing the experiences of others.   

 

SOCIAL MIXERS 

As participants have come to feel increasingly at ease and at home in the program, they realized the added benefit of mutual support through social interaction and we are continually providing more opportunities to socialize. 

 

EDUCATIONAL EVENTS 

Monthly Lunch & Learn events, Annual Community Education Forum 

Opportunitie4s to learn from specialists about a variety of topics of interest to the Parkinson’s community.   

 

OTHER PARKINSON’S RESOURCES AT THE JCC 

 

BRAIN GAMES [VIRTUAL ICON] 

Th 10:3\0 – 11:30 AM | Every other week 

Beginning September 23 

A fun morning of games and puzzles to engage the brain and sharpen the mind.  

 

FINE MOTOR SKILLS & HANDWRITING WORKSHOP WITH CATY DAUMEN [VIRTUAL ICON] 
F 10:30 – 11:30 AM 

Helps reinforce the brain signals to improve eye and hand coordination.  The first 40 minutes focus on brain, facial, eye and fine motor exercises.  The last 20 minutes focus on handwriting exercises. 

 

ART LOOKING: THE COGNITIVE POWER OF ART (virtual) 

Led by facilitators from the Tampa Museum of Art 

First Tuesday of the month, 11:00 AM 

Art looking can affect brain wave patterns and the nervous system, raise serotonin levels, and enhance brain function.  Tampa Museum of Art educators lead participants through the exhibit and discuss the artwork.  Docents utilize guided looking techniques to inspire conversation and reflection amongst the participants.   

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ACTIVE ADULTS MEN’S CLUB – at BGF and Virtual

Second and fourth Tuesday of the month | 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

 

The Men’s Club is a group for men to cultivate fellowship and camaraderie through social gatherings, interesting discussions and volunteer activities.  In addition to twice-monthly meetings that include stimulating guest speakers and refreshments, the Men's Club also schedules a variety of activities such as Rays baseball games, chartered fishing trips, brunch get-togethers, and community volunteering. 

 

For more information please call (813) 291-2253.

(Photos taken prior to Coronavirus pandemic)

Questions on any of these programs please contact Pnina Levermore at pnina.levermore@jewishtampa.com