As part of their ongoing mission to provide a wide variety of activities, classes and seminars for local Cincinnati senior adults (ages 60+), the JCC Senior Center has planned a gently used book sale at the J. This sale is open to the public on Sunday, Aug. 12, from 9 a.m. until the books are gone.
The sale will offer gently used hardback and paperback books in every genre for a minimal price. Between 9 and 10 a.m., there is a minimal early bird entrance fee to get access to the best selection of books and a free coffee coupon to the JCafÈ! Feel free to come by and browse. You are sure to find something which will appeal to you.
Nourish your mind while supporting your community. The book sale will help support JCC Senior Center programs, which includes weekday lunches, lively discussion groups, health programs, day trips, classes for exercise and more.
On Wednesday, Sept. 12, all seniors (ages 60+) are invited to enjoy a delightful cruise and lunch on one of Cincinnati’s premier river boats. The group will leave the J at 11 a.m and return at 2:30 p.m. This cruise is one of many JCC Senior Center day trips.
Two programs designed specifically for J Members ages 60+, are Healthy Steps and Yoga for Seniors. Healthy Steps is a fun, gentle, therapeutic exercise program set to music. This zumba-style JCC class focuses on healing using easy-to-learn movement and dance techniques that help increase range of motion, energy and self-esteem.
The Yoga for Seniors class uses a systematic method to ensure that students can comfortably relax and enjoy ease of motion as they improve their strength, flexibility and concentration. The gentle stretching and strengthening positions benefit the entire body, with emphasis on the back, shoulders, hips and legs. Unlike traditional yoga, this JCC class caters to those with limited flexibility.
Another popular program for seniors is the HealthRHYTHMS Group Empowerment Drumming class at the J. This is an evidence-based program that is practiced world-wide as an activity that helps strengthen the immune system; decreases stress; and improves moods, self-confidence, energy and communication skills. Mille Stroheim, who is currently enrolled in the JCC HealthRHYTHMS class, said, “This class is really invigorating. We have a great time and I wouldn’t miss it for anything.”