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AgeWell Atlanta Neighborhood Programs

Thursday, June 17
 

12:30 pm Men's Forum *Men ONLY*
Men’s Group which discusses politics and the state of the world. 

At the time of the event, click HERE to join on Zoom.

1:00 pm GSU Food Demo 'Bruschetta' Two Ways
Click HERE for the recipe to follow along.

At the time of the event, click HERE to join on Zoom.

Friday, June 18
 

11:00 am Exercise with Janet Mills
This 45-minute class is designed for seniors of all fitness levels. It is a full body workout with concentration on maintaining independence through strength training (upper and lower body), core work, flexibility and balance exercises. The class is structured to enable participants of all fitness levels to successfully achieve a full body workout and have fun at the same time.

At the time of the event, click 
HERE to join on Zoom.
Phone: +1 929 205 6099 Meeting ID: 847 8680 1171

6:00 pm Virtual Shabbat Celebration
Sing in the new week with soulful melodies, prayers and words of inspiration with Rabbi Brian Glusman. Includes Mi Sh’bayrach (prayers for healing) and Mourner’s Kaddish. Our weekly Virtual Shabbat Celebration is FREE and open to all. No registration.

At the time of the event, click HERE to join.

Saturday, June 19th

10:00 am Virtual Torah Study and Prayer
Study the Torah portion of the week followed by a few prayers including Mi Sh’bayrach and Mourner’s Kaddish. All are welcome!

At the time of the event, click HERE to join on Zoom.

Monday, June 21st

10:30 am Talking Heads
Moderator: Neal Drucker
Topic:  What are your favorite television shows and movies?  What, if anything, have you been “binge watching” during the past year. 
Click HERE for details and discussion questions.

At the time of the event, click HERE to join on Zoom.

2:00 pm Tea with Rabbi B 

At the time of the event, click HERE to join on Zoom.
Phone: +1 929 205 6099 Meeting ID: 857 2857 3433

3:15 pm Musical Entertainment with Tanya Melamed
International pianist and singer Tanya Melamed will take you on a magical journey around the world through multiple music genres, languages and ethnicities. The program is a musical kaleidoscope where Yiddish,  Sephardic and Israeli songs quickly swirls to French chanson and Old Polish tango, Russian and Gypsy romances, Ukrainian and Belorussian folk songs as well as Tanya's original compositions.

At the time of the event, click HERE to join on Zoom.
Phone: +1 929 205 6099 Meeting ID: 880 0708 1548

Tuesday, June 22nd

10:30 am Books for Breakfast
'Anxious People' by Fredrick Backman

At the time of the event, click HERE to join on Zoom.

11:30 am Coffee and Conversation with Debbi Dooley
*TOCO HILLS ONLY*

At the time of the event, click HERE to join on Zoom.
Phone: +1 929 205 6099 Meeting ID: 832 7262 7311

12:30 pm Men's Forum *Men ONLY*
Men’s Group which discusses politics and the state of the world. 

At the time of the event, click HERE to join on Zoom.

3:00 pm Chair Yoga
This class will move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of postures for increased flexibility, balance and range of movement. Equipment needed:  Chair, strap (tie, towel, band) 
Instructor:  Maureen McCord

At the time of the event, click HERE to join on Zoom.

Wednesday, June 23rd

10:00 am Tai Chi
An ancient Energy (Chi, primordial life force) healing practice of moving meditation. Reconnecting to your soul and life force results in strengthening physical flexibility, agility, and aerobic capacity; decreasing stress, anxiety and depression ; creating a sense of well-being; improved balance; improved muscle strength; and increased energy and stamina. The focus on positive life serving thinking can improve your mood.
Instructor: Shane Orfas

At the time of the event, click HERE to join on Zoom.

10:30 am Get Excited and Move (GEM)
A new weekly program.  Be prepared to move your body. Research shows that vigorous activity for people with Parkinson's Disease helps slow symptoms and increase your quality of life.  
Instructor:  Deanna Bustillos

At the time of the event, click HERE to join on Zoom.

11:00 am Yoga & Meditation with Ling Olaes
*NEW TIME*

At the time of the event, click HERE to join on Zoom.
Phone: +1 929 205 6099 Meeting ID: 816 1819 5992

11:30 am Yiddish Vinkl
A fun discussion group in Yiddish (mostly) to learn vocabulary and popular idioms in Yiddish.  No prior Yiddish knowledge required.  
Instructor:  Morris Borenstein, Karol Gildiner, Louise Baum, Helen Kasten, Rose Aziman, Anna Kaminer

At the time of the event, click HERE to join on Zoom.

2:00 pm Bingo

At the time of the event, click HERE to join on Zoom.
Phone: +1 929 205 6099 Meeting ID: 847 7598 3358

3:15 pm High Museum 'The Evolution of Virtual Storytelling'
Come along as we explore how storytelling through images has evolved over time. We’ll travel from the 17th C through today and consider how context shapes the types of stories told and the methods artists employ in sharing their narratives.

At the time of the event, click HERE to join on Zoom.
Phone: +1 929 205 6099 Meeting ID: 842 4252 4492

Thursday, June 24th

10:30 am Exercise with Maureen
Low impact for all fitness levels.  Class is split between low-impact cardio and sculpting with weights, bands and/or body weight.
Instructor-Maureen McCord

At the time of the event, click HERE to join on Zoom.

1:00 pm French Conversation
Join our group for conversational French.

At the time of the event, click HERE to join on Zoom.
Phone: +1 929 205 6099 Meeting ID: 811 0451 1760

2:00 pm Pilates
This weekly class features a method of exercise that consists of low-impact flexibility and muscular strength and endurance movements. Pilates emphasizes proper postural alignment, core strength and muscle balance.  Equipment and special notes:  A mat and any props such as a small ball, elastic bands, head pad(pillow), weights. You will need to be able to get up and down off the floor during the class. 
Instructor:  Karen Goldstein

At the time of the event, click HERE to join on Zoom.

6:30 pm Crossword Coach
Have you always wanted to master the New York Times crossword puzzle? Some benefits of crossword puzzles include:  stretching your vocabulary, reinforcing your knowledge of pop culture and history, and heightening your ability to identify patterns in the clues. A fun and educational time is guaranteed, even if you're new to crossword solving. 
Instructor:  Steve Manin, a NY-based writer, entrepreneur, and acclaimed documentary filmmaker. 

At the time of the event, click HERE to join on Zoom.

Friday, June 25th

11:00 am Exercise with Janet Mills
This 45-minute class is designed for seniors of all fitness levels. It is a full body workout with concentration on maintaining independence through strength training (upper and lower body), core work, flexibility and balance exercises. The class is structured to enable participants of all fitness levels to successfully achieve a full body workout and have fun at the same time.

At the time of the event, click HERE to join on Zoom.
Phone: +1 929 205 6099 Meeting ID: 847 8680 1171

JScreen Genetic Testing

A generous grant from NextGen-Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta gives those ages 18-45 living in the Atlanta metro area the ability to get tested for only $74, with insurance, by using the code NextGenATL at the JScreen.org checkout page. This testing is valued at over $1000 and can keep our future generations healthy.

Testing is simple, convenient, and done at-home on a saliva sample! The test is for a panel of over 200 genetic diseases, including those most common in people with Ashkenazi, Sephardi, and Mizrahi backgrounds. Follow-up genetic counseling is provided via telehealth to discuss the test results. Anyone considering starting or expanding their family should consider genetic screening.

Breaking News! JScreen is thrilled to announce our newest testing option, CancerGEN. This state-of-the-art test analyzes the BRCA genes and over 60 other cancer-susceptibility genes to determine genetic risk for breast, ovarian, prostate, colorectal, skin and many other types of cancer.

Jewish Fertility Foundation Support Groups

For more information, go here.

HomeShare ATL

Click here for more details about this unique new program.

Help from your Jewish Community during Covid-19

During these unusual times, you may find you and your family members need extra support. Whether it’s dealing with the stress of sheltering in place or resources to help meet your monthly expenses, please know the Jewish community is here for you. Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta’s Emergency Response Fund has made funding available to members of the Jewish community who are in need as a result of COVID-19.

Available supports provided by the following Jewish organization partners:

Clinical Services

Therapy Services are for people of all ages and from all walks of life. We provide guidance and support for children, adolescents, adults, older adults, couples and families. We offer both individual and group therapies across a broad spectrum of issues – from divorce and bereavement to anxiety and depression. Our goal is to support and enhance the emotional well-being of our clients as they navigate life’s challenges.

For more information about our therapy services or to make a telehealth appointment, email us at therapy@jfcsatl.org or call 770.677.9474.
 

HAMSA is excited to offer a new resource to the community - a virtual group for parents of children struggling with addiction and recovery. Details and flyer can be found here.

HAMSA offers an Information and Referral service that supports those seeking recovery.  If you or someone you love are struggling with any sort of addiction, please get in touch. 1-833-HAMSA-HELPS or HAMSAHelps@jfcsatl.org.

 

Aviv Older Adult Services

Aviv Older Adult Services helps aging individuals and their families navigate life transitions and changing circumstances. See the flyer linked here or our website for a full listing of programs and services including Older Adult Counseling and Geriatric Care Management - https://jfcsatl.org/services/aviv-older-adults
 

Career Services

Career Services offers a series of three, free monthly job readiness workshops. To learn more about these workshops or to register, please visit http://bit.ly/careers-workshops.
If you would like to download a copy of the flyer, please click here.
For information about career coaching, please call 770.677.9311.

 

Emergency Financial Assistance Program 

The mission of the program is to help people in economic crisis help themselves. We do so with dignity, respect, and confidentiality. Funds come from a variety of sources with varied forms of eligibility. During this COVID-19 pandemic, additional funds have been made available for families in need.

You are not alone. We are here to help.

Visit https://jfcsatl.org/services/support-services/emergency-financial-aid to learn more and apply for assistance.

 

Hamsa - Virtual Group for Parents

 

JF&CS Food & Essential Items Drive

 

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Food & Essential Items Drive
Food Does Not Have To Be Kosher

Age Well Atlanta, a partnership between JF&CS, Jewish Home Life, MJCCA and Federation that supports the needs of older adults and their families need our help.  Please consider donating these needed items.

Drop-offs can be made at the JF&CS

Tuesday and Thursday

from 11 am - 2 pm

YOU CAN DROP OFF AT
OR VESHALOM 

Wednesdays or Thursdays
from 10 am - 4 pm

 Please go to the single door closest to North Druid Hills Road.
Simply ring the doorbell to be let in and there's a collection bin

right at the entrance.

For items needed, please visit the JF&CS website.

Tue, June 22 2021 12 Tammuz 5781