Adults and Seniors

AgeWell Adult Services Program Calendar (SQ)

Elder Express Schedule (SQ)

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The JCC has something for every interest and need.

Pursue your creative side with a paintbrush, sing with a chorus, practice your Yiddish, or enjoy a game of bridge or mahj. You can take a day trip or see a show with us.

We offer activities for New Americans and organize support groups. Through the Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging (ACAAA), we offer daily kosher lunches and celebrations. We also have senior fitness classes designed specifically for older adults which are taught by certified instructors.

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New Health and Wellness Programs

Memory Training 
UCLA Longevity Center®

What: The course combines trainer presentations with group discussions, memory checks, and skill-building exercises and provides an innovative educational program for peole with mind memory concerns. The course is taught by certified volunteer trainers in a fun, interactive classroom environment. 

When: Each course is two hours, once per week, for four consecutive weeks.
$35
February 4-25
Wednesdays, 10 am-Noon 

Where: JCC of Greater Pittsburgh-Squirrel Hill and South Hills locations. 
February session will take place at the Jewish Family & Children Services 

Please contact Ellie Bruner at 412-904-5960 for more information. 

Walk with Ease
Arthritis Foundation®

What: This program promotes successful physical activity for people with arthritis, arthritis self-management and walking safely and comfortably. Walk with Ease encourages participants to continue their walking program and explore other exercise and self-management programs that deliver proven benefits for people with arthritis.

When: Each course is one hour, three times per week, for six consecutive weeks. Coming in Spring 2015; the sessions are rolling.  

Where: JCC of Greater Pittsburgh

For more information, or to sign up for an interest list, please contact Sharon Feinman at 412-697-3533.

Building Better Caregivers
National Council on Aging®

What: Developed by Stanford University, this six-week on-line workshop is designed to meet the needs of those looking after someone with cognitive difficulties such as dementia, traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder or memory loss. 

When: Beginning January, 2015; these sessions are rolling.
FREE

Where: In the comfort of your own home and on your own time. Designed for anyone who has access to the Internet, including those who don't have broadband. The program is compatible with Internet Explorer, Safari, Foxfire and AOL web browsers and can be used with Windows and Macintosh platforms. Participants must have an email address, access to the Internet and be Allegheny County Residents. 

For more information please contact Sharon Feinman at 412-697-3533.

HomeMeds Medication Assurance
Partners in Care Foundation

What: Medication errors are serious, costly, common and preventable. Bring in your prescription and over-the-counter medications and home remedies to the JCC for a FREE assessment, in partnership with Duquesne University's Non-Profit Pharmacy.

When: Monday through Friday from 9-11 am, by appointment only

Where: JCC of Greater Pittsburgh

For more information, or to sign up for an interest list, please contact Darlene Cridlin at
412-697-3517.

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Physical Activities

Pickleball pickleball
Part tennis, part badmitton and completely fun!
Pickleball is sweeping the nation; a simple paddle game played using a special perforated, slow-moving ball over a tennis-type net on a badminton-sized court. It's fun for all ages and can be played leisurely or competitively.
No experience necessary!

Squirrel Hill:
Kaufmann Gym
Wednesdays, 10-11:30 am
Fridays, 10:30 am-noon 

South Hills:
Sunday Drop In Play
First and third Sunday of each month
Noon-3 pm in the gym
$2/member; $4/community
No advance registration needed 

Tuesday Court Time
Second and fourth Tuesday of each month
Noon-1:30 pm or 1:30-3 pm
Members can reserve a court (in advance at the front desk) for play on their own.
$8/court members plus $2 for each community member 

Tuesday Learn to Play Clinic
First Tuesday of each month
Noon-2 pm in the gym
Open to all, no advance registration needed
No fee/members; $2/community 

For information about Pickleball at the JCC contact:
Squirrel Hill: Alan Mallinger 412-697-3545
South Hills: Elaine Cappucci 412-446-4773

See the recent news item about the fastest growing sport in America:NBC News

T'ai Chi
Learn a traditional T'ai Chi form and experience the proven benefits to mind and body while enjoying a pleasurable, relaxing group exercise.
Contact the Adult Department at 412-697-3500 for current dates and times



The AgeWell Independent Adult Services department is funded in part through the Area Agency on Aging, Department of Human Services, Allegheny County and the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh.  Additional support is provided by the Jack Buncher Foundation, the City of Pittsburgh's Community Development Block Grant through grants from Mayor Bill Peduto, Councilman Dan Gilman and Councilman Corey O'Connor, the Hyman Family Foundation and The Lilian and Jack Mervis Fund.