Throughout the year the Friedman JCC hosts a variety of wellness workshops and learning series out of our commitment to educate, support and empower our members to improve and maintain overall health and well-being through healthy lifestyle choices and creating a culture of wellness through mind and body.
Alzheimer's Support Group
Caring for a loved one during the COVID-19 outbreak can add stress for dementia caregivers. The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Pennsylvania Chapter recognizes this challenge and has created a new way to provide caregivers the support and resources they need. The chapter is currently offering VIRTUAL SUPPORT GROUPSfor caregivers to connect with others, give and share support, and obtain information without leaving home. Attendees can participate via computer or phone. Once we reopen our facility we will resume hosting monthly Alzheimer Support Groups.
Register for a virtual support group via the link below or by calling 800-272-3900. Space is limited.
Did you know that SilverSneakers is accepted at the Friedman JCC and may be available at no cost to you? Contact your insurance plan. SilverSneakers enables older adults to participate in physical activities to maintain greater control of their health.
Eating a healthy diet that includes lots of fruit, vegetables, whole grains and a moderate amount of unsaturated fats, meat and dairy can help you maintain a steady weight. Having a good variety of these foods every day leaves less room for foods that are high in fat and sugar – a leading cause of weight gain.
Together with exercise, eating a healthy diet in the right proportions can also help you lose weight, lower your cholesterol levels and blood pressure and decrease your risk of type 2 diabetes.
Join the Friedman JCC for monthly sessions on healthy eating topics provided by a registered dietitians from CEO (Commission on Economic Opportunity) and the Jewish Home of Northeastern PA.
Hearing Loss Prevention
Dr. Kevin Burkhardt, Board Certified Audiologist at Geisinger will be speaking about how hearing loss can have a big impact on your life, from your work to your relationships and emotional well-being.
Check back soon for more information on this programming currently in the planning phase.
Contact Sharon Matylewicz, Senior Resource/Wellness Coordinator for more information 570-824-4646 ext 211
Each year taxpayers lover over $60 Billion to Medicare fraud and abuse. Outraged? So are we and we’re doing something about it!
This event has been postponed til we re-open our facility once the Stay-at-Home restrictions by Governor Tom Wolf are lifted.
Check back for a new date!
We are streaming classes LIVE on FaceBook on Thursday’s at 11:00 a.m.
If you are unable to participate online, Debbie Grossman has provided an At-Home Exercise & Stretch Guide to help you stay limber and strong while we are closed during the Stay-at-Home mandates by Governor Wolf. We hope you will find this helpful and easy to follow. Looking forward to resuming classes soon!
Our Dance for Parkinson’s program is built on one fundamental premise: professionally-trained dancers are movement experts whose knowledge is useful to persons with PD. Dance for Parkinson’s is an aesthetic experience that uses the elements of narrative, imagery, music and community to develop artistry and grace while addressing such PD-specific concerns as balance, flexibility, coordination, isolation and depression.
We are proud to have Linn McDonald, owner of Linn McDonald School of Dance located in Scranton, instructing our Dance for Parkinson’s classes held on Tuesday at 1:00 PM.
LIFE TAKES TURNS. It Helps To Have Friends Around Every Corner
A gathering place for those with memory loss and their care partners. Come and relax, socialize with others and talk with others about things you are going through. Care partners can be spouses, children, family, friends or caregivers.
Chair Yoga is a great way for older adults to get the wonderful health benefits of yoga. Staying seated means that seniors or those who aren’t flexible can safely do the exercises.