Monday-Friday, 9 am-2 pm

Call Helene Schwartz 201.408.1451 | hschwartz@jccotp.org

Geared towards those 75 years and older, this senior club enables those who would otherwise be homebound, to get out, meet new people and enjoy themselves in the company of peers. The Senior Activity Center meets each weekday, Monday-Friday, for a full day of programs. Under the supervision of a highly qualified and professional staff, SAC features a wide range of programs and activities. Additional offerings include special programs (i.e. birthday & holiday celebrations, health & wellness sessions, social games), helpful resources (i.e. referrals to social work professionals) and support services (i.e. blood pressure screenings). An intake interview is required.

“Coming to the JCC is one of the best things that ever happened to me because it gets me out of my apartment and with people.”Marilyn Taffet

Core Benefits:

  • Light breakfast
  • Delicious, hot, kosher lunch planned by a nutritionist
  • Round-trip, door-to-door/ arm-to-arm transportation in a handicapped accessible vehicle
  • Trained staff includes recreation therapist, program coordinator, social work supervisor and corps of volunteers
  • Safe, comfortable and attractive facility
  • Monthly blood pressure screenings; flu shots available

Programs & Activities:

  • Daily bingo and card games
  • Educational and cultural presentations
  • Discussions on history, art, medicine, and more.
  • Current events
  • Exercise
  • Music
  • Intergenerational programs and activities
  • Guest speakers and entertainment
  • Holiday and Shabbat celebrations
  • Free weekly manicures

Click here for this month's program calendar


Chi Gong (Life Energy Cultivation)

Norman Blagman leads us in the ancient Chinese practice that looks to align breath, movement, and awareness during exercise, healing, and meditation.
We will meet in the Senior Adult Lounge

Tuesdays
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Free Member
Free Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

Fit for Life

Sonny Knaub, NASM-CPT, Certified Trainer and Wellness Coach, will lead participants through exercises that are designed to, improve muscular strength and flexibility. Using hand-held weights, resistance bands and exercise balls, Sonny will offer a light cardio program that will also help to increase balance and coordination. This class is good for all fitness levels.

Wednesdays
10:15 AM - 10:45 PM
Free Member
Free Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

Easy Exercise

Bruce Locklin

This class uses light weights and rubber exercise bands to strengthen muscles. There’s only one rule – if it hurts, don’t do it. Theses one-hour sessions are led by Bruce Locklin, a 15-year-veteran senior-fitness instructor, certified by AAFA and Silver Sneakers.
Classes will be held in the Taub Auditiorium.

Thursdays
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Free Member
Free Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

Tai Chi

Hasmig Mekejian

Stimulate your immune system, lower your blood pressure, decrease your stress and improve your balance!
Classes will take place in the Senior Adult Lounge

Jan 13
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Feb 10
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Mar 9
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Apr 6
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
May 4
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Except: Jan 27, Feb 24, Mar 23, Apr 20, May 18
Free Member
Free Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

Chair Yoga with Suzanne

This gentle exercise class offers you a wonderful opportunity to increase circulation, movement capability and energy enhancement.
Class will take place in the Senior Adult Lounge

Feb 8
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Mar 7
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Mar 21
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Apr 4
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Apr 11
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
May 2
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
May 16
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Except: Feb 22
Free Member
Free Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

Melodies of Memories and Miracles, Broadway Classics

World class baritone, James Michael, presents his critically acclaimed musical experience. Don’t miss this wonderful morning on Broadway!
Come and enjoy with us in the Taub Auditorium.

Feb 10
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
May 19
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Oct 13
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Free Member
Free Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

Sit & Be Fit

This class offers a total body workout regardless of fitness level. Sonny Knaub, NASM-CPT, Certified Trainer and Wellness Coach, will introduce exercises that are designed to increase cardio fitness, enhance muscular strength and flexibility and improve joint stability, balance, coordination and agility. The workout is a combination of low impact movements, balance, flexibility and strength training with hand-held weights all in a fun-filled and relaxed environment.

24 times on Mondays
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Apr 11 - Sep 19
Free Member
Free Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

Shooting Star Production Music Program

DJ Nicholas Delgiodice

Nick has been professionally singing, emceeing and entertaining since 1992. His music library ranges from the 30's to today's top hits, never forgetting the old favorties. Come join us in the Taub Auditorium for a fun morning of singing, dancing, and remembering old memories while making some new one.

Apr 13
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Jul 18
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Sep 26
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Free Member
Free Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

They Don't Write Songs Like That Anymore

Frankie M. has performed in many night clubs and cabarets during his long career. He started singing at the age of ten and by the time he was in High School, he had released his first record on Clarity Records. He also recorded under contract with, Winley Records, New York City and Clifton Records, Clifton New Jersey.
Come sing-a- long, dance, and enjoy with us in the Taub Auditorium.

Apr 25
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Jun 27
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Aug 29
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Free Member
Free Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

Norma Wellington Jewelry Show

Norma Wellington, a prominent international jewelry designer who has been named as a Best of Bergen designer by 201 Magazine, will present her latest collection of new spring and summer trends at her 25th “Silver Anniversary” show and sale at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades. Her exclusive one-of-a-kind and limited edition pieces feature lariats, wide cuffs, earrings, beaded necklaces and rings crafted from the finest genuine stones and precious metals. Norma will be donating a large percentage of her sales to the Kaplen Adult Reach Center, the JCC day care program for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia.

 


Tue, May 3
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Free Member
Free Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

From Vaudeville to TV

Leona Schwab, international folk singer, will lecture on the role of individual Jews within wide spheres of American popular culture. They will be explored by listening to the music transmitted by four of the great vaudevillians who traveled the road to radio and tv in the early part of the 20th century. Fannie Brice ...Sophie Tucker...Eddie Cantor ...and Al Jolson.
Please join us in the Senior Lounge for this lively presentation.

Wed, May 4
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Free Member
Free Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

Enjoying Old-Time and Contemporary Favorites

Johnny Micalizzi

John Micalizzi is a keyboardist/pianist and one of the vocalists for the proclaimed wedding band Oasis. John enjoys performing songs from Michael Buble, Neil Diamond, Frankie Vali, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Motown favorites, and many more.
Come sing-a-long and dance with us in the Taub Auditorium.

May 11
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Jun 23
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Sep 7
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Free Member
Free Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

Yom Ha'atzmaut Celebration

Come celebrate Israel's 68th Independence Day with us and dance to the beat of Moshe! This program is in memory of our esteemed colleague Batya Barzelay, and will be taking place in the Taub Auditorium.

Thu, May 12
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Free Member
Free Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

The Esther & Julius Adler Semiannual Yiddish Concert

Thanks to the generosity of Mickey Taub, who established the Esther & Julius Adler Semi-Annual Yiddish Concert Series in memory of her partents, we will be enjoying a morning of Yiddishkeit. For this show we are lucky to have Daniella Rabbani actress, filmmaker and singer whose work has been praised by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal,The New York Observer and more. Rabbani has worked extensively with the National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene, starring in the Theater's 2008 production of Gimpel Tam, 2010 production of Hershele Ostropolyer and 2012 production of The Golden Land.
Come join us in the Taub Aditorium for a morning Yiddish music and lunch.

Wed, May 18
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Free Member
Free Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

Rat Pack Favorites

A truly a gifted vocalist, Van Martin will perform all your favorites as you enjoy this fun sing-a-long. He has appeared in the showrooms of the most prestigious casinos in Las Vegas, and Atlantic City as well as NYC nightclubs, The Copacabana, Rainbow Grill, and the NY Playboy Club.
See you in the Senior Adult Lounge.

May 23
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Jul 14
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Sep 15
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Dec 15
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Free Member
Free Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

Dick Burnon Lecture Series

A writer and publicist during his noteworthy half-century career, Dick’s background includes newspaper reporter, trade magazine editor, and corporate and nonprofit public relations. Come learn and enjoy about the subjects listed below.

Meet us in the Senior Lounge for these interesting programs.

Wed, May 25
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Mickey Marcus
Free Member
Free Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

Dick Burnon Lecture Series

Mickey Marcus

Come listen to Dick lecture about this United States Army colonel who helped Israel during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, and who became Israel's first modern general.

Join us in the Senior Lounge for this fascinating program.

Wed, May 25
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Free Member
Free Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

Celebrate the USA

Acclaimed International Concert violinist David Podles performs all the most famous and heart warming patriotic songs that honor and commemorate our country's heroes from wars past. FromThe Marine's Hymn, America the Beautiful, God Bless America, The Battle Hymn of the Republic to Yankee Doodle Dandy and Lee Greenwood's God Bless the USA, David takes you on a journey from the traditional tothe contemporary patriot while encouraging an entire audience sing-a-long. He is sure to bring a happy tear and a prideful smile from every audience member. USA Strong!
Join us in the Taub Auditorium for this fabulous morning of song.

Thu, May 26
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Free Member
Free Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

Welcome Summer with Mary Taylor

Mary Taylor has been changing the standard for senior entertainment for years. Come welcome summer with her high energy perfomance filled with audience participation.
Join us for a morning of song and dance in the Taub Auditorium.

Wed, Jun 8
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Free Member
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

Vaudeville

Presented by Mike Sobel

Mike Sobel will take us through the golden years of yesterday. Vaudeville is a unique theatrical genre that will highlight rare performances by Burns and Allen, Bob Hope, James Cagney, W.C. Fields, Eddie Cantor and other celebrated stars. The presentation will focus on the history of this form of stage entertainment and its impact on film, television and modern stage.
Join us in the Senior Lounge for this interesting presentation.

Thu, Jun 9
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Free Member
Free Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

Exploring Italian Opera- A Retropective

Cantor Bill Walton presents...
Take a journey through operatic styles covering arias from Puccini, Verdi, Mozart, and Handel, sung by some of the greatest opera singers of the century. From Enrico Caruso to Leontyne Price, to Franco Corelli- all well-known arias and rarities will be played and styles discussed.
Enjoy the program in the Senior Adult Lounge.

Jun 29
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Aug 1
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Sep 26
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Dec 14
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Free Member
Free Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.



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