College Avenue Older Adult Program announces March schedule

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SAN DIEGO (Press Release)– The College Avenue Older Adult Center operated by Jewish Family Service inside Beth Jacob Congregation at 4855 College Avenue has announced the following activities during the month of March:

Mondays: Classes and Activities offered: Aerobics with Kara Anderson (8:30 – 10 am, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays); Feeling Fit with Kara Anderson (10 – 11:15 am, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays); Poker (10 am); Meditation with Jeff Zlotnik (11:15 am – 12 pm); Bridge – 12:45 pm; Movie Group (1 – 3 pm, new releases shown each Monday), no charge for members, $1 for non-members; Musical Comedy Group with Polly Columbo (1 pm – 3 pm). For more information on any of the classes or activities, call (619) 583-3300.
  
Tuesdays: Classes and Activities offered: Walking Group (9 – 10 am); Tai Chi with Leslie Johnson-Leech (9 – 10:30 am); Book Club (1st Tuesday of the month at 9:30 am); Arthritis Exercise (10:30 – 11:45 am); Film Class with Judith Levine 1 pm; Ballroom Dancing (2 – 4 pm); Trivia Tuesday (2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month at 12:15 pm). For more information on any of the classes or activities, call (619) 583-3300.
   
Wednesdays: Classes and Activities offered: Drawing class with Marsha Austin Rogers (8:30 am); Aerobics with Kara Anderson (8:30 – 10 am, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays); Feeling Fit with Kara Anderson (10 – 11:15 am, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays); Poker (10 am); Painting with Marsha Austin Rogers (12:30 – 3 pm); Writing class with Marsha Kay Seff (1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month at 12:45 pm); Bingo (12:45 pm); Line Dancing with Luis Samaya (2:30 – 3:30 pm), $3 member per class, $5 non-member per class. For more information on any of the classes or activities, call (619) 583-3300.

Thursday: Classes and Activities offered: Painting with Marsha Austin Rogers (9 am – 12 pm); Mah Jongg (10 am), Beginning Mah Jongg (12:45); Laughter Yoga with Michael Coleman (10:30 am); Blood Pressure Check (2nd and 4th Thursdays at 10 am); Arthritis Group exercise class (10 am); Special Weekly Lectures (12:45 pm, Please call for topic information); Meditation with Jeff Zlotnik (11:15 am – 12 pm). For more information on any of the classes or activities, call (619) 583-3300.

Fridays: Classes and Activities offered: Aerobics with Kara Anderson (8:30 – 10 am, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays); Feeling Fit with Kara Anderson (10 – 11:15 am, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays); Poker (10 am); Yoga with Shashi Pottathil (10:45 am), $5 for members, $7 for non-members; Nuts about Nutrition with Melissa Alwood – bi-monthly nutrition series for Older Adults (11:15 am – 2nd & 4th Friday of the month); Special Musical Programs (12:30 pm, Please call for music program information).

Ongoing:  Private Computer Lessons: (Mon -Fri.) by appointment only. Please call to schedule.
                 Blood Pressure Checks: 10:00 am, 4th Thursday of every month
                 Poker Group: 10 am, every Monday, Wednesday & Friday
                 Craft Class: 9:30 am, 2nd and 4th Friday of every month
                 Book Discussion Group: 9:30 am, 3rd Tuesday of every month
                 Trivia Tuesdays: 12:15 pm, every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month
 
Special Events, Lectures and Presentations:
Memory Matters by the Alzheimer’s Association
Thursday, March 4 @ 12:45
Dorothy Petrich of the Alzheimer’s Association presents, “Memory Matters.”
Memory is a concern for seniors and people of all ages. Although memory problems and loss of mental acuity can often occur in the aging process, a few lifestyle changes can greatly improve memory function.

Learn how to:
• Identify types of memory
• Recognize mental changes common with normal aging
• Learn several memory exercises
• Understand strategies for improving memory

Lavender
Friday, March 5, 2010 @ 11:15
Fragrant, romantic and easy to grow, lavender can also inspire passionate devotion. It is a plant rich in history and myth. Lavender was the favorite herb of royalty such as Queen Victoria.

In this class you will learn all about this remarkable “Swiss Army Knife” of herbs. There will be lavender history, poems and songs, recipes, plants and more!

Taught by Troy Jordan, Master Herbalist and former owner and operator of High Hopes Farm, a 180 acre commercial organic herb farm.

Erica Miner presents, Opera Meets Hollywood
Thursday, March 11 @ 12:45
Opera meets film in intriguing ways. Opera expert Erica Miner discusses how Hollywood has looked to opera classics to enhance the images we see on the silver screen. From Bizet to Verdi, A Room with a View to Fatal Attraction, you will be surprised to see what familiar opera excerpts crop up in some of our favorite films.

Miryam Trio in concert
Monday, March 15 at 12:45
Miryam Trio presents a musical concert “Fanny Mendelssohn and her brother Felix” performed by The Miryam Trio, led by Eileen Wingard.
Fanny Mendelssohn and her brother, Felix were both accomplished pianists and composers during the Romantic period of the 19th Century. This group will perform selections from their extensive collection of compositions.

The Language of Fans & Flowers
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 11:15
The language of fans and flowers spans the world of the ancients, from Greece and Turkey to the Incas and Aztecs. This form of communication (language), was used by spies to send secret messages, and by lovers to send romantic letters. Hugely popular in England, The Victorians turned flower and fan language into an art.

Come learn all about this exciting subject! A fascinating, interesting and humorous class that will appeal to your senses!

Back and Spine Health
Thursday, March 25, 2009 @ 12:45
Ted Driesinger, PhD from Alvarado Hospital Spine Center will discuss the latest information and technologies relating to back and spine health.

Blood Pressure Checks
Thursday, March 25, 2009 from 10 – 10:30 am
Free blood pressure screenings are available

Vintage Vegas
Friday, March 26 @ 12:30
Vintage Vegas – is Franco Z and Laura Jane, singing and playing jazz standards, favorites from Vegas’ lounge act hey-day, and classic duets~! They have been performing together throughout Southern California since 2001.

Passover Model Seder
Monday, March 29 @ 12 noon & 12:30
Passover Holiday Lunch at 12:00 noon and model Seder at 12:45, led by Rabbi Aliza Berk. No reservations necessary. Suggested donation for seniors is $3.50 and a $6.00 fee for all others. No reservations necessary. For more information, call: 619-583-3300.

The College Avenue Center also offers hot Kosher lunches served Monday – Friday @ 12 Noon Soup & Salad Bar offered Mondays – Wednesdays from 11:30am-12:30pmSuggested Donation: $3.50 for Seniors, $6 for all others.

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