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The Detroit Jewish News, 1984-06-29

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20 Friday,June 29, 1984
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JCC has senior programs

BY ELLYCE FIELD
Special to The Jewish News

My father-in-law is a
healthy man in his mid-70s.
Since my mother-in-law's
death, he has lots of time on
his hands. Are there any or-
ganized activities for
seniors?
The Jewish Community
Center recognizes the vital-
ity and creative talents of
Jewish seniors. At the
Jimmy Prentis Morris
Branch (JPM) in Oak Park,
your father-in-law will find
a well-organized Senior
Adult Program bursting
with stimulating activities,
classes, clubs, workshops,
films and trips.
A smaller program for
Active Adults is under way
at the main branch of the
JCC located in West Bloom-
field.
Your father-in-law could
also take advantage of the
six-week JCC-sponsored
Senior Adult Camp held
during July and August.
Allison Barash, Senior
Adult Program director at
JPM, is a young woman who
derives great personal satis-
faction working with
seniors. She explains, "They
are talented, educated
people. With guidance and
instruction they blossom.
It's great to see people re-
main active." .
Mrs. Barash oversees a
very busy weekly schedule
of events. An average week
offers courses from 9 a.m. to
2 p.m. Monday through Fri-
day and includes: art, wood-
carving, international folk
dance, advanced Hebrew,
conversational Yiddish,
music appreciation,
humanities, the short story,
fitness, exercise to music,
Writer's Corner, Yiddish
reading, explore the Bible
and press review.
That is just for starters.
Sunday afternoons are re-
served for concerts. An Is-
raeli film series runs every
Tuesday afternoon. Bridge
is scheduled daily.
Center participants can
also relax and socialize in
the "Coffee Klotch Room"
which opens at 9 a.m. and,
according to an active JPM
member, "serves the best
soup and largest sand-
wiches in the area." There is
also a federally-funded
kosher nutrition program at
noon for those over 60 years.
Pre-registration is required
and a donation of 61 cents is
suggested.
The weekly schedule also
boasts several special
lecture-workshop series. In
cooperation with Sinai Hos-
pital, a series entitled,
"Staying Well" began in
June and continues
throughout the summer.
Wayne State University
will provide speakers for
another series to start in
July. The Greater Detroit
Society for the Blind is also
conducting.a series of work- .

Instructor Ada Bandalene helps student Harry Stein in the
Super Senior Fitness Program at the Jewish Community
Center's Morris Branch.

shops for the legally blind,
visually impaired and in-
terested volunteers
throughout the summer and
fall.
The program offers fre-
quent outings to area
movies, plays, museums,
restaurants and special
events. Recently, a group
traveled to Toledo, visited
the art museum, ate lunch
and shared ideas with the
senior group at the Toledo
JCC. The program also sent
reprsentatives to Senior
Power Day in Lansing.
Most often, the Senior
Adult Program relies on the
abilities and backgrounds of
its own members.
Abe Gornbein has taught
the press review course for
eight years. Each Friday
morning from 10 to 11:30,
30 men and women between
the ages of 60 and 80 listen
With anticipation as Gorn-
bein, playing "Devil's advo-
cate," brings up 20 or so
emotional current event
topics for discussion.
Helen Singer, assistant to
Mrs. Barash, is a dedicated
volunteer who acts as a pro-
gram coordinator and
"trouble shooter." For over
four years she has been the
president of the Senior
Adult Council, representing
the interests and needs of
JPM's.seniors. JPM is Mrs.
Singer's "home away from
home."
She urges seniors to give
JPM a try. "There is an ac-
tivity for everyone and a
spot for each to fill." If
people feel reluctant about
making the first visit, she -
suggests they come directly
to the front office. She will
act as guide and introduce .
them to other participants.
The JPM also has a
Senior Outreach Program.
The names of isolated or in-
terested seniors should be
called in to Mrs. Singer at
JPM, 967-4030. Volunteers
will call and encourage
these seniors to visit the
Center.
Dues for single senior
citizens 65 or older are $30 a
year; family- memberships

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$95 a year. A sliding scale
also exists. There is shuttle
bus service Monday
through Thursday from
seven nearby apartment
buildings.
Independent from the
JPM is the Active Adults
program at the main JCC,
under the direction of Julie
Silver. The program began
in February concurrent
with the opening of the ad-
jacent Hechtman Senior
Citizen Apartments.
Geared to retired, active
adults, its strongest feature
is a fitness program that of-
fers swimming, water exer-
cise, walking programs and
Super Senior Fitness.
Summer activities will
also include bingo, an Is-
raeli film series and a
humanities class.
Beginning on Friday af-
ternoons in July is a Pre-
Sabbath Program including
lecture and discussion,
entertainment and re-
freshments. This program is
sponsored by the Rabbinical
Commission of the Jewish
Community Council.
Ms. Silver encourages all
senior citizens to be "active
to maintain their health
and feel good." She stresses
that "people coming into the
program aren't always
physically fit, but often
comes to socialize."
The Active Adults Pro-
gram draws participants
from the West Bloomfield-
Farmington area as well as
from the Hechtman Apart-
ments. Since it is new, vol-
unteers are needed for input
and ideas. Ms. Silver can be
reached at the Center, 661-
1000, ext. 166.
Senior Adults looking for
a change in scenery should
think about attending the
JCC's Senior Adult Camp.
Each year, men and women
60 or older leave the sub-
urbs for sun, relaxation and
canufraderie at the Butzel
Conference Center in Or-
tonville. One week's cost in-
cludes air-conditioned ac-
commodations, delicious
food and a wide range of ac-

tivities. .... . .

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