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.

Program Participation is Free.
*Suggested daily donation for lunch ($4) and transportation ($5)

“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


Blood Pressure Monitoring

Maintaining a healthy blood pressure is one of the many ways you can help keep your heart healthy. Have your blood pressure taken and monitor and manage your blood pressure through a combination of resources that will be made available to you every third Wednesday of the month.

    
For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

Balance & Agility

For many older adults poor balance is a problem. Studies are proving that exercise can reduce not only the odds of falling but the odds of sustaining fall-related injuries. Join us as Maurice Cobb, certified NPTI for over ten years guides us through exercises that are designed to strengthen your muscles and to increase balance and stability.
Maurice's philosophy: 'Your body is a work in progress; keep working'.

78 times on Fridays
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Jan 6 - Jun 29
Free Member
Free Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

Qi 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

25 times on Tuesdays
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Jan 2 - Jun 19
Free Member
Free Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

Fit for Life

This program offers exercises that are designed to improve muscular strength and flexibility. Using hand-held weights, resistance bands and exercise balls, he will offer a light cardio program that will also help to increase balance and coordination. This class is good for all fitness levels.

26 times on Wednesdays
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Jan 3 - Jun 27
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. These 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.

26 times on Thursdays
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Jan 4 - Jun 28
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. Our instructor will introduce exercises that are designed to increase cardio fitness, enhance muscular strength & flexibility and improve joint stability, balance, coordination and agility. The workout of low impact movements uses hand-held weights, all in a fun-filled and relaxed environment. Come join us and see what you can do.

25 times on Mondays
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Jan 8 - Jun 25
Free Member
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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.

$5 Lunch available; registration required. Please call Helene at 201.408.1451

Thu, Jan 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.

The Incomparable Bing Cosby

Michael Gaskin, pianist/lecturer who has performed in venues such as The Plaza and the Catskills will sing and play Crosby's best-selling recording songs while speaking about this star, who was the leader of record sales and motion picture grosses of his time.
Join us in the Senior Adult Lounge.

$5 Lunch available; registration required. Please call Helene at 201.408.1451

Mon, Jan 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.

The Rise and Fall of the Jewish Deli

Back in the day, the Jewish deli was a fixture on nearly every New York City corner. Dumont Historian Dick Burnon will explain what caused the Jewish deli to suddenly fall out of fashion.
Join us in the Senior Adult Lounge.

$5 Lunch available; registration required. Please call Helene at 201.408.1451

Wed, Jan 31
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.

Vocals and Sax

Enjoy the beautiful vocals and smooth sounds of the dynamic, talented, Soviet trained Ilya Grusdev, who has performed with some of the greatest jazz ensembles in NYC.
Join us in the Senior Adult Lounge.

$5 Lunch available; registration required. Please call Helene at 201.408.1451

Thu, Feb 1
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.

Happy Hour with Francine & Joel

Come and enjoy this jam packed hour of contemporary and nostalgic songs. “Happy Hour” provides plenty of humor, movement and audience participation with an upbeat, captivating style.
We'll be enjoying in the Taub Auditorium.

$5 Lunch available; registration required. Please call Helene at 201.408.1451

Mon, Feb 5
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.

Milton Berle

Mike Sobel, host of the television show Nostalgia Alley, will present Milton Berle, who was known to millions as 'Uncle Miltie' and Mr. Television' during TV's golden age . An interactive discussion with those in attendance will enhance the experience.

$5 Lunch available; registration required. Please call Helene at 201.408.1451

Thu, Feb 8
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.

Feels Like a Million

We constantly hear about statistics—huge numbers—in the news, in books and magazines, on the Internet. But it’s really hard (maybe impossible) to hold those numbers in our heads without a way of visualizing them. In this fun and informative lecture Jim DelGiudice will explain large numbers in colorful ways.
Join us in the Senior Adult Lounge.

$5 Lunch available; registration required. Please call Helene at 201.408.1451

Mon, Feb 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.

Gleeful Wellness

Join us as Shlomit and David take us on a unique journey through music and movement. They promise to provide wellness and smiles. We'll be singing and dancing a long in the Taub Auditorium.
Sponsored by Right at Home of Bergen County.

$5 Lunch available; registration required. Please call Helene at 201.408.1451

Wed, Feb 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.

Patriotic Party for President's Day

Come enjoy Richard on President’s Day as he sings George M. Cohan’s songs, tap dances and plays his tenor banjo, guitar, banjo, bagpipes and harmonica. It will be a morning to remember. Join us in the Senior Adult Lounge.

$5 Lunch available; registration required. Please call Helene at 201.408.1451

Mon, Feb 19
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.

Irving Berlin

Marty Schneit, licensed New York City Tour Guide presents a nostalgic look at the one of the greatest songwriters in American history; Irving Berlin. The music of this Russian American composer and lyricist forms a great part of the Great American Songbook. Join us in the Senior Adult Lounge.

$5 Lunch available; registration required. Please call Helene at 201.408.1451

Wed, Feb 21
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.

Shooting Star Production Music Program

Come join us for a fun morning of singing, dancing and reminiscing while making some new memoires along with DJ Nick. We'll be enjoying in the Taub Auditorium.

$5 Lunch available; registration required. Please call Helene at 201.408.1451

Thu, Feb 22
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.

Tuvia the One Man Band

Come dance and sing along as Tuvia Zimber delivers a seamless repertoire of Hebrew, Yiddish, Broadway, Swing and Pop music!
Join us for this high energy program in the Taub Auditorium.

$5 Lunch available; registration required. Please call Helene at 201.408.1451

Mon, Mar 5
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.

Familiar Songs and their Unfamiliar Stories

Learn how some of the best-known American songs came to be written and uncover their Jewish roots. Sandy Schuman will share stories about the Jewish songwriters who wrote them.
Join us in the Senior Adult Lounge for this interesting program.

$5 Lunch available; registration required. Please call Helene at 201.408.1451

Wed, Mar 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.

Sax in the Morning

Cecilia Tenconi, originally from Buenos Aires will take you on a non-stop dynamic journey of your favorite jazz standards, Latin hits, Broadway, Adult Contemporary, Jewish and Dance tunes. Join us in the Taub Auditorium as Cecilia switches between vocals, sax and flute.

$5 Lunch available; registration required. Please call Helene at 201.408.1451

Wed, Mar 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.

The Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital and Statue of Liberty

Did you know that the Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital was the United States' first public health hospital, opened in 1902 and operating as a hospital until 1930? Mario Medici will present the history of USPHS #43 and the Statue of Liberty; the neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor in New York City.

$5 Lunch available; registration required. Please call Helene at 201.408.1451

Thu, Mar 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.

Broadway Classics

James Michael, a world class baritone with an engaging prerformance style presents the widely acclaimed singing experience "Melodies and Miracles of Broadway Classics".
Sponsored by Accessible Home Health Care of Northern New Jersey
Join us in the Taub Auditorium for this fabulous morning of music.

$5 Lunch available; registration required. Please call Helene at 201.408.1451

Wed, Mar 21
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 Unknown Palisades

Come join us as Eric Nelsen, Historic Interpreter at The Palisades Interstate Park‒NJ, brings the story of the Hudson Palisades to life by weaving historic images and colorful narratives about the people, places, and events that have contributed to the park’s popularity from the early decades of the twentieth century to the present.

$5 Lunch available; registration required. Please call Helene at 201.408.1451

Thu, Mar 22
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Free Member
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

Estere Diva: International Concert Vocalist

Estere Diva, from Israel will perform various hits from Broadway, Jazz Standards, 40s-80s, International, Jewish and Dance hits. With an angelic Soprano voice and a dynamic stage presence, Estere often captivates here audience with her unique style and effortless high notes.
Join us in the Senior Adult Lounge.

$5 Lunch available; registration required. Please call Helene at 201.408.1451

Thu, Mar 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.

Sing and Dance along with Aaron Miller

Share your morning with Aaron as he offers a wide mix of songs to bring back some nostalgia and wonderful memories. He is known for bringing out smile out of his audience.
Join us in the Taub Auditorium

$5 Lunch available; registration required. Please call Helene at 201.408.1451

Mon, Apr 2
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.

Musical Morning

Join us as Cathy Herndon, singer/ pianist entertains us with her crystal clear voice and refined touch at the piano. As she plays Broadway tunes, songs from Gershwin or Porter, and the finest music of today she will be touching us in a way that will make us feel that we’ve made a new friend.

$5 Lunch available; registration required. Please call Helene at 201.408.1451

Mon, Apr 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.

Vocals and Sax

Enjoy the beautiful vocals and smooth sounds of the dynamically talented, Soviet trained, Ilya Grusdev, who has performed with some of the greatest jazz ensembles in NYC.
Join us in the Taub Auditorium

$5 Lunch available; registration required. Please call Helene at 201.408.1451

Wed, Apr 11
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.

Ed Wynn

Mike Sobel, host of the television show Nostalgia Alley, will present Isaiah Edwin Leopold, better known as Ed Wynn, an American actor and comedian noted for his Perfect Fool comedy character, his pioneering radio show of the 1930s, and his later career as a dramatic actor.
Join us in the Senior Adult Lounge.

$5 Lunch available; registration required. Please call Helene at 201.408.1451

Thu, Apr 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.

All About Bobby Darin

Michael Gaskin, pianist/lecturer will share the life of Bobby Darin, the American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actor in film and television who performed jazz, pop, rock and roll, folk, swing, and country music.
Join us in the Senior Adult Lounge.

$5 Lunch available; registration required. Please call Helene at 201.408.1451

Mon, Apr 16
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.

Jewish Violinists

Join us as Cantor Bill Walton speaks about the great violinists of the 20th century; one could hardly overlook that almost all of them were and are Jewish. A would range from Leopold Auer to Pinchas Zuckerman and include the great Yehudi Menuhin, the only American born prodigy.

$5 Lunch available; registration required. Please call Helene at 201.408.1451

Wed, Apr 18
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.

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.

$5 Lunch available; registration required. Please call Helene at 201.408.1451

Thu, Apr 19
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.

Iconic Photos and the Photographers Who Took Them

Join us for Paul’s slide show and lecture on Iconic photos and the photographers who took them...windows to your life. Alfred Eisenstaedt's photograph of an American sailor kissing a woman in Times Square, the six men raising the flag at Iwo Jima, Dorothea Lang’s Migrant Mother and more.
Join us in the Senior Adult Lounge

$5 Lunch available; registration required. Please call Helene at 201.408.1451

Mon, Apr 23
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.

Neil Diamond in Concert

One of the Northeast’s top Neil Diamond Impersonator singer will perform Neil’s smooth voice and share his fun loving personality. It is sure to be a unique show.
Sponsored by Brightview Senior Living, Tenafly

$5 Lunch available; registration required. Please call Helene at 201.408.1451

Thu, Apr 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.

Sentimental Favorites

Jystyna Giermola, soprano will captivate us with her rich, velvety voice and striking beauty as she performs songs from opera, Broadway and Sentimental Favorites.
Join us in the Taub Auditorium.

$5 Lunch available; registration required. Please call Helene at 201.408.1451

Wed, May 2
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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