Senior Activity Center

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

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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
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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.

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

Wed, Jan 22
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
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Wed, Jan 22
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM


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Has America Changed?

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Dumont Historian Dick Burnon presents a timely discussion on How America Has or Hasn’t Changed since Martin Luther King Jr.’s death in 1968.                                                                                                                                                     

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

Mon, Jan 20
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
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Mon, Jan 20
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM


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Getting Jazzy with Danny

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

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

Wed, Jan 15
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
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Wed, Jan 15
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM


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Timeless Tunes

Neil Dankman will command the stage with music from different genres including calypso, Motown, Neil Diamond and our old time favorites.

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

Mon, Jan 13
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
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Mon, Jan 13
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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

Thu, Jan 9
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
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Thu, Jan 9
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM


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All about the Palisade Interstate Park

Eric Nelson, Palisade Interstate Park Commission Historical Interpreter will share his vast knowledge of the history of the 38.25 mile long limited access highway that we call Palisades Interstate Parkway.                                                                                                                                                                                                              

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

Wed, Jan 8
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
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Wed, Jan 8
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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.

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

Mon, Jan 6
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
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Mon, Jan 6
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Welcome in 2020 with Johnny

10, 9, 8…put on your dancing shoes and let’s party as we welcome in the new year with Johnny M.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

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

Thu, Jan 2
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
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Thu, Jan 2
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM


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Pulmonary Monitoring

Pulmonary monitoring can detect asthma and other lung conditions before they become chronic. A nurse will be available to check your respiratory rates, lung sounds, and oxygen saturation monthly every third Tuesday of the month 10am-12pm.

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Holiday Lights of New York City

Mario Medici will present a photo slide lecture that will begin at 59th and Lexington and take us through the streets of New York viewing the holiday lights and window decorations, as only NYC can do it. This presentation is the next best thing to being there and guarantees to put you in the holiday spirit.

Mon, Dec 30
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
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Mon, Dec 30
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM


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A Morning of Music with Libby

Join us as Libby Richmond plays the saxophone, the instrument that crosses every musical genre; from classical to pop music. We’ll be tapping our toes and singing along.

Thu, Dec 26
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
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Thu, Dec 26
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM


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Celebrating Hanukkah with Tuvia

Come celebrate Hanukkah with Tuvia Zimber as he sings all of our holiday favorites in English, Hebrew, Yiddish, and more! Join us for this high energy program. 
Sponsored by Foxtrail Memory Care Living                                                                                                                      

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

Mon, Dec 23
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
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Mon, Dec 23
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM


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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.

Thu, Dec 19
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
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Thu, Dec 19
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Great Dancers of the Cinema

Join us as Michael Gaskin, pianist/ lecturer shares stories about the MGM Dancers, Donald O’Connor, Ann Miller and more.

Wed, Dec 18
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
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Wed, Dec 18
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New York City During World War II

Marty Schneit, NYC tour guide will talk about one of NYC’s most vulnerable times; during WWII when more than 800,000 New Yorkers served in the Armed Forces. 

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

Mon, Dec 16
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
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Mon, Dec 16
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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.

Fri, Dec 13
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
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Fri, Dec 13
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Toast of the Town

Dance and enjoy wonderful entertainment by John Micalizzi of Oasis Music Inc.  Put your dancing shoes on and come join the party. 

Thu, Dec 12
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
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Thu, Dec 12
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Come to the Cabaret

Randy Accardi, singer and dancer, performs hits of the 40s-80s, Jazz standards, Oldies, dance tunes, Broadway, cabaret, and adult contemporary.

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

Tue, Dec 10
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
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Tue, Dec 10
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Getting Jazzy with Danny

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

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

Mon, Dec 9
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
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Mon, Dec 9
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Rat Pack Favorites

A truly gifted vocalist, Van 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

Fri, Dec 6
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
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Fri, Dec 6
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Balance & Agility w Cardio Boost

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 starts us off with a cardio warm-up and then 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'.

Fridays 10:00-11:00 AM   Ongoing

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For information, please call 201.569.7900 x439.

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.

12 times on Wednesdays
Jan 16 - Dec 18
10:00AM - 12:00PM
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12 times on Wednesdays
Jan 16 - Dec 18
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Healthy Moves

This class uses light weights and rubber exercise bands to strengthen muscles. There’s only one rule – if it hurts, don’t do it.
Classes will be held in the Taub Auditiorium.

51 times on Thursdays
Jan 10 - Dec 26
10:00AM - 10:45AM
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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.

51 times on Tuesdays
Jan 8 - Dec 24
1:00PM - 1:45PM
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Qi Gong (Life Energy Cultivation)

An ancient Chinese practice that helps align breath, movement, and awareness during exercise and meditation.

52 times on Tuesdays
Jan 8 - Dec 31
10:30AM - 11:15AM
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Jan 8 - Dec 31
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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.

52 times on Mondays
Jan 7 - Dec 30
10:00AM - 10:45AM
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52 times on Mondays
Jan 7 - Dec 30
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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

52 times on Friday
Jan 4 - Dec 27
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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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.

51 times on Wednesdays
Jan 2 - Dec 18
1:00PM - 1:45PM
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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.

51 times on Wednesdays
Jan 2 - Dec 18
10:00AM - 10:45AM
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