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:

  • 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.

Cardio Dance Party

Dance your way to better health. Join us for a fun full body workout that will certainly get your heart pumping.

57 times on Thursdays
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Mar 1 - Mar 28
Free Member
Free Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

Yoga Tai Chi Dance Combo

Increase flexibility and strength, engage your mind and body simultaneously and ward off diseases such as Parkinson’s during this enjoyable and uplifting exercise experience.

56 times on Tuesdays
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Mar 6 - Mar 26
Free Member
Free Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

Boxing for Seniors

Boxing is all about movement, no contact. Come for a light boxing and resistance training class that will train your mind and body against diseases such as Parkinson’s and cardiopulmonary conditions.

56 times on Wednesdays
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Mar 7 - Mar 27
Free Member
Free Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

Come to the Caberet

Randy Accardi, singer and dancer, performs hits of the 40s-80s, Jazz standards, Oldies, dance tunes, Broadway, cabaret, and adult contemporary.
We'll be enjoying in the Taub Auditorium.

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

Wed, May 30
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.

Swinging As Sinatra

Jessie Posa, a young Frank Sinatra impersonator and look-a-like sings Sinatra’s biggest hits.
Sponsored by Harmony Village of Paramus.
We'll be singing a long in the Taub Auditorium.

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

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

Miracles of Broadway

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

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

Wed, Jun 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.

The Panama Canal: Yesterday and Today

Come join us as Mario Medici, lecturer from The Discovery Series, will present his lecture and slide show on Panama Canal. We will learn about history of this waterway that connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean and how it is being used today.
We will be discovering in the Senior Adult Lounge.

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

Thu, Jun 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.

J Edgar Hoover

Marty Alboum, long-time student of history and lecturer at Rutgers and Bergen Community College will present J Edgar Hoover, the American detective and the first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States.
We will be learning in the Senior Adult Lounge.

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

Mon, Jun 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.

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.
Come join us in the Taub Auditorium.

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

Wed, Jun 20
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

Mon, Jun 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.

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.
Come join us in the Taub Auditorium.

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

Wed, Jun 27
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.

Buster Keaton

Mike Sobel, host of the television show Nostalgia Alley, will present Joseph 'Buster Keaton' the American actor, comedian, film director, producer, screenwriter, and stunt performer best known for his silent films.
Join us in the Senior Adult Lounge.

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

Thu, Jun 28
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.

July 4th Celebration

Come join us as we celebrate Independence Day by singing and dancing with friends. Tony Ragano will be entertaining us with traditional and patriotic songs for us to enjoy.

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

Mon, Jul 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.

Easy Listening with Carlos

Join us for a morning of old-time favorite songs and even some old jokes that are as funny today as they were years ago. Carlos will be sure to have us singing and laughing.

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

Thu, Jul 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.

Morning Dance Party

Frankie M will bring his repertoire of songs from oldies to contemporary tunes that we all love to sing along to and even get up and dance.

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

Wed, Jul 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.

Gene Kelly

Michael Gaskin, pianist/lecturer takes on a musical journey through the life of the American dancer, film, stage and television actor, and singer Gene Kelly.
Join us in the Senior Adult Lounge.

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

Mon, Jul 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.

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.

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

Wed, Jul 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.

Famous Bronx People and Personalities

Sure the Bronx is known for Yankee Stadium, the Bronx Zoo and the Botanical Gardens, but how about the people? Come hear about the many personalities who came out of the Bronx, like Al Pacino, Regis Philbin, Calvin Klein and so many more.

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

Mon, Jul 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.

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

Wed, Jul 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.

Tuvia: The One Man Band

Come dance and sing along as Tuvia Zimber delivers a seamless repertoire of Hebrew, Yiddish, Chassidic, Broadway, Swing and Pop music! Join us for this high energy program.
Sponsored by Atria Senior Living.

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

Mon, Jul 30
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 Spirit of Vaudeville

Richard will entertain us with charming song and dance routines, hat tricks and music played on banjo, guitar, ukulele, and musical washboard, bringing us back to the days of vaudeville.

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

Thu, Aug 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.

Shlomo Haviv International Singer

Join us for a performance by Shlomo Haviv, singer, song writer, guitarist, percussionist, bouzouki player and lead vocalist in the Israeli Army during his service. Shlomo will have us swinging and dancing to his unique musical style.
Sponsored by Brightview Senior Living, Tenafly.

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

Wed, Aug 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.

There's No One Today Like Carol Burnett

Dumont Historian Dick Burnon presents a video discussion about the American actress, comedian, singer and writer, whose career spans six decades of television-the wonderful Carol Burnett.
Join us in the Senior Adult Lounge.

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

Thu, Aug 9
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
    
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, Aug 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.

The Borscht Belt

Marty Schneit, New York City tour guide will present the Borscht Belt, bringing back to life a remarkable time, place and people. Marty will talk about hotels, comedians, and so much more.
Join us in the Senior Adult Lounge

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

Thu, Aug 30
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

Moshe Katzburg, International singer

Join us as we sing and dance along with Moshe the international singer and entertainer. We will enjoy his knowledge of 16 languages, disco, oldies and more.
We'll be dancing to the music in the Taub Auditorium.

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

Thu, Sep 6
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

Come to the Caberet

Randy Accardi, singer and dancer, performs hits of the 40s-80s, Jazz standards, Oldies, dance tunes, Broadway, cabaret, and adult contemporary.
We'll be enjoying in the Taub Auditorium.

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

Wed, Sep 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.

Toys of the Past

Mike Sobel, host of the television show Nostalgia Alley, will present "Toys of the Past". This will illustrate William Furnish, one of the most charming and erudite toy collectors in the world whose collection included thousands of toys. Discussion will include stories relating the toys to the times in which they were made rekindling joys of childhood and youth.
Join us in the Senior Adult Lounge.

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

Thu, Sep 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.

A Jazzy Performance

Danny Bacher, singer/saxophonist will perform toe tapping favorites from the Great American Songbook. Come swing the morning away with us in the Taub Auditorium.

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

Thu, Sep 20
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

Join Sandy Schuman, storyteller, musician, and educator as he shares stories about songs and the songwriters, personal adventures, historical sagas, and more.

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

Wed, 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.

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

Thu, Sep 27
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 New York City Highline

Mario Medici, lecturer from The Discovery Series will share his photographic tour of the NYC High Line. Come learn about this 1.45-mile-long elevated linear park, greenway and rail trail that was created on a former New York Central Railroad spur on the west side of Manhattan.
We will be discovering in the Senior Adult Lounge.

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

Mon, Oct 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.

Tuvia: The One Man Band

Come dance and sing along as Tuvia Zimber delivers a seamless repertoire of Hebrew, Yiddish, Chassidic, Broadway, Swing and Pop music! Join us for this high energy program.
Sponsored by Atria Senior Living.

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

Wed, Oct 10
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.

Musicals of the 60s

Michael Gaskin, pianist/lecturer will share a time when social change was being demanded and how Broadway depicted these situations for the public to see and enjoy. We’ll be remembering the music from shows from Hello Dolly, Cabaret, Hair and more.
Join us in the Senior Adult Lounge.

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

Thu, Oct 11
11:05 AM - 12:15 PM
Free Member
Free Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

Ocktoberfest

Come and enjoy as Richard performs songs in both German and English while he plays his concertina, guitar and banjo. It’s sure to be a special morning. Join us in the Senior Adult Lounge.

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

Mon, Oct 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.

Iconic Washington DC Statues

Join Paul White of the Huntington Reading Group as he presents his slide show and lecture on Iconic Washington DC Statues and other cool places to see. We'll be discovering in the Senior Adult Lounge.

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

Mon, Oct 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.

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

Wed, Oct 24
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.

Miracles of Broadway

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

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

Thu, Oct 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.

Duplicate Bridge at the 'J'

Director Ruth Bernstein, ACBL Certified

Have you ever wanted to learn and play Duplicate Bridge? Looking to exercise your brain and have fun doing so? Meet other active adults and advance your knowledge in this challenging activity. Bring your own group or come and play with others (0 – 1500 point level)
Enjoy great food for lunch at11:30 and begin playing at noon.
For more information please contact Lisa Robins at 201.408.1455

98 times on Fridays
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Feb 9 - Dec 20
$10.00 Member
$10.00 Public
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.



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