Programming for Active Adults

The Bryan Glazer Family JCC offers social and fitness programs for the mature adult to connect with others through an array of engaging and lively events.  From exercises for active aging, to ballroom dancing, to bridge, to the News Schmooze discussion group, you will enjoy comradery and stimulation at the JCC.

Culture Café Presents:
A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO LOVING JAZZ
Craft Beer, Cheese & Jazz!

 

A multi-media exploration of Jazz told from the fans’ perspective.

 

This four-part series will explore the mystifying
and daunting music known as Jazz, as we follow
the career of Miles Davis.

  • August 15 – Miles Davis and his First Great Quintet
  • September 12 – Miles Davis and Kind of Blue
  • October 17 – Miles Davis and his Second Great Quintet
  • November 14 – Miles Davis Goes Electric 

 

7:00 – 8:30 PM

Cost per session: $10 Members/$15 Non-members

 

 

For more information, contact Pnina Levermore at 813.291.2253 or pnina.levermore@jewishtampa.com

BALLROOM DANCING INDIVIDUAL LESSONS

Dates: Mondays, August 14th – December 18th

Time: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Cost: Members $35 single, $50 couple / Guests $40 single, $55 couple

 

 

Individual lessons are excellent for dancers at any experience level. Whether you are looking to learn new dances or improve your technique, dancing one on one with a professional is the best and fastest way to do so. You will learn what you want at a pace that is comfortable for you.

 

Ballroom Dancers

Ballroom Dancers performing at the Jetsetters Program at the JCC on the Cohn Campus

MAH JONGG CLASSES

Dates: Sundays, October 8th / October 22nd – November 12th

Time: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Cost (four 2-hour classes): Members $65 / Guests $70 (make-up classes are available)

Advanced registration required

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, 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.

MAH JONGG DROP-IN

Dates: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, August 7th – December 28th

Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

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

MAH JONGG LESSONS SESSION

Dates: Sundays, August 6 - 27

Times: 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Cost: Members $65 / Guests $75

 

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, 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.

BRIDGE LESSONS: ANY LEVEL

Dates: First session Fridays September 8th & 15th plus Wednesdays September 20th – October 11th; Second session November 3rd – December 15th

Time:   12:00 PM -1:30 PM; 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Cost (six classes): Members $50 / Guests $60

Have you ever wanted to learn bridge?  Do you know the basics but it’s been a while?  Do you want to improve your level of play?  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 PHYLLIS BORELL JETSETTERS PROGRAM at BRYAN GLAZER FAMILY JCC

Dates: Wednesdays, October 11, November 8, December 13

Time: 11:00-12:00

Cost:  Donations are welcomed to cover the cost of the meal.

This social group for adults of all ages meets on the second Wednesday of every month.  It features an entertaining program followed by a delicious lunch.

NEWS SCHMOOZE

Dates: Tuesdays, August 8th – December 19th

Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Cost: Free

This discussion group welcomes news addicts, those who want to learn more about today’s news and those who want to share news items – troubling and exciting – which cover the world, the United States, Florida and the local area. Are there ways to make changes needed? How does society move forward for a better world? Diverse points of view are encouraged and civil discourse is the rule of the day.  Each session starts with a current news discussion and analysis and then a relevant research topic is presented for the group to consider. The discussions are led by Pat Renfroe.

MEMOIR WRITING WORKSHOP

Dates: Mondays, September 11th – October 16th

Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Cost (six classes): Members $50 Members / Guests $65

Do you have a story to tell?  This fun and interactive class will guide you down memory lane, and give you the tools you need to get started.  Whether you’re writing a book for a grandchild, writing for fun and relaxation, or writing to discover who you are and where you’ve been, you will enjoy yourself!  Instructor Jenny Dolan is an experienced writing teacher and award-winning writer.  She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from the University of Washington.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A MATTER OF BALANCE: MANAGING CONCERNS ABOUT FALLING

Dates: October 19, 26 | November 2, 9, 16
Time: Thursdays from 1-3 PM
Where: Bryan Glazer Family JCC | 522 N. Howard Avenue | Tampa, FL 33606 |Meeting Room #3
Cost: Members FREE / Guests $15

 

Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A MATTER OF BALANCE is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels.This program emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls. 

 

YOU WILL LEARN TO:  

  • view falls as controllable.
  • set goals for increasing activity.
  • make changes to reduce fall risks at home.
  •  exercise to increase strength and balance.

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • anyone concerned about falls.
  • anyone interested in improving balance, flexibility and strength.
  • anyone who has fallen in the past.
  • anyone who has restricted activities because of falling concerns.

 

Reserve your spot with Active Adult Program Manager Pnina Levermore (813) 291-2253. Participation requires a minimum of eight (8), and a maximum of fourteen (14) people per session.

DOMINOES GROUP

Dates: Wednesdays, August 16th – October 25th

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Cost: Members free / Guests $5

Discover how much fun and how challenging this classic game can be.  Learn the basics, improve your game, and hone your domino skills.  And if you want to be on the JCC dominoes team at the 37th annual Tampa Bay Senior Games, this is the place to get ready.

For more information please contact Pnina Levermore, Adult and Senior Program Manager, at pnina.levermore@jewishtampa.com or 813-291-2253.