Aging Well

Join Senior Outreach Coordinator Lynne Azar for refreshments while you receive encouragement, learn about affordable counseling, and discuss resources.
Dates: Mondays, May 23, June 13, 27, July 11, 25, August 8 & 22
Time: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: JCC Library

This slower paced class for older adults will cover the basics of technology, including smart phone tips and settings, online tools, and cybersecurity practices.
Dates: Tuesday, June 7, 21, July 5, 19, August 2 & 16
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Lower Level Multi-Purpose Room

Join Laura Haas, MSW & LSW, in identifying the five stages of grief, exploring healthy coping mechanisms, and more.
Dates: Wednesday, May 18, June 15, July 20, & August 17
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: JCC Library

Enjoy a light lunch and a lecture geared towards older adults. Lunch Bunch lectures take place in the JCC Multi-Purpose Room from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Location: Multi-Purpose Room

  • Thursday, June 16 - Selling Your Home - Presented by Lori Beulah, a real estate agent with Volpini Realty in Boardman.
  • Thursday, July 21 - Preparing for Long Term Care - Presented by Charlene Apel, LPN & BA Gerontology, Admissions & Marketing Director at Heritage Manor.
  • Thursday, August 18 - Healthy Aging - Presented by Dr. Nupur Mehta from HeyDay Health.

The J-AWAY program is designed to assist homebound Jewish seniors in the Youngstown area who are in need of an exercise program. Our certified personal trainers will create individual exercise plans and train clients in their own homes to help keep our Jewish seniors active and healthy. Each participant will receive a band and hand weights for their training at home. This program is funded by the Thomases Family Endowment of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation.

For more information, please contact Wellness Manager, Casey Atkinson, RDN, LD, at or 330.746.3250 ext. 153.

OhioHealth Delay the Disease™ is an evidenced-based fitness program designed to optimize physical function and help delay the progression of symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease. Funding is provided by Mercy Health Foundation and the Thomases Family Endowment of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation.

The Parkinson’s-specific exercises are designed to retrain the mind and body. Many participants report a regained ability to successfully manage the disease, improve their quality of life and take back control over their own body movements. Delay the Disease fitness plans include symptom-specific exercises and also address daily functional challenges, such as rising from a chair, getting out of the car, moving about in big crowds, dressing and getting off the floor.

Fitness plans are adapted to all levels of the disease. Symptom-specific exercises target:

  • Altered balance
  • Bradykinesia (slowing of all movements)
  • Depression
  • Diminished voice volume
  • Freezing
  • Masked facial expressions
  • Rigidity (stiffness)
  • Stooped posture
  • Walking/gait

For more information or to register, please contact the Membership Department at 330.746.3250 ext. 195.

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