Senior Programs

Senior Programs

There's something for everyone at the Massry Family Senior Center at the Albany JCC!  Please check the online calendar for more upcoming programs and registration links.

Adult Chorus
Adult Chorus

Wednesdays, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Come & Sing with Sherri Strichman! Participants must be able to carry a tune and take direction.  Free for JCC Members! $18 per session for Program Guests. 

Register here 

Senior Planet: Getting Started with Canva
Senior Planet: Getting Started with Canva

Monday, June 17, 2024 from 11:00 am to 11:55 am

Curious about using Canva to create a new design project? This hands-on workshop will walk you through the sign-up process and the basic functions of this popular design platform. Explore templates for business or greeting cards, flyers and posters, or start with a blank canvas and let your creativity run wild!

Register here

Color Me Happy
Color Me Happy

Friday, June 21, 2024 from 11:00 am to 11:45 am

Come and unwind with soothing music, camaraderie, and coloring! Coloring sheets and colored pencils provided. Free for adults 60+ years. 

Register here

Senior Planet: Getting Started with What's App
Senior Planet: Getting Started with What's App

Friday, June 21, 2024 from 11:00 am to 11:55 am

In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to download WhatsApp, a very popular messaging app. You’ll practice sending messages and photos to your contacts. You’ll also learn how to make a voice or a video call. Prerequisites: To participate in this workshop, you must bring your own smartphone.

Register here

Healthy Cooking Demo & Tasting
Healthy Cooking Demo & Tasting

Wednesday, July 31, 2024 from 11:00 am to 11:45 am

Jillian from Capital Region SNAP-Ed will:

  • Demonstrate a delicious recipe that is quick, easy and affordable
  • Provide the recipe and cooking instructions
  • Offer samples of the recipe prepared during the demonstration*

*Food is prepared kosher-style

Register here

Be a Smart Consumer: Fraud Prevention
Be a Smart Consumer: Fraud Prevention

Friday, August 9, 2024 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Join Kim with NYS Division of Consumer Protection to learn more about common scams that are targeting seniors. We will talk about how to spot a scam and what to do if you get caught up in one.

Register here

Be A Smart Consumer: Savvy Shopping
Be A Smart Consumer: Savvy Shopping

Friday, September 6, 2024 from 11:30 am to 12:00 pm

In this short presentation Kim Maercklein with NYS Division of Consumer Protection will go over tips for shopping safely online, the basics of protecting your identity when shopping online, and consumer rights.

Register here

Senior Self-Defense with C.O.B.R.A
Senior Self-Defense with C.O.B.R.A

Mondays, September 9 - October 7, 2024 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am

Skills learned in the C.O.B.R.A.™ self-defense program are to be used in real life situations. We train our students with this in mind. This is why C.O.B.R.A.™ was developed to be extremely effective in real life. Cost: $150 

Register here 
(Please note that registrations are on the C.O.B.R.A website)

Healthy Bones for Life Exercise and Education Program
Healthy Bones for Life Exercise and Education Program

Healthy Bones is on summer vacation! Classes resume Wednesday, September 11, 2024 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

The Healthy Bones for Life Exercise and Education Program is a community- based program designed for men and women who are 55+. The exercise program consists of weight-bearing exercises, muscle strengthening, flexibility, posture training, and balance exercises. Cost: Free for Members/$10 per quarter for Program Guests

Register here 

BINGO with NNORC
BINGO with NNORC

Bingo is on summer vacation! We'll see you in September!

Join us for bingo!  Light refreshments, snacks and prizes provided.  Sponsored by the Albany JCC and the Albany NNORC.

Aging Mastery
Aging Mastery

Mondays, September 16 - December 2, 2024 from 11:00 am to 11:45am

Build your personal playbook for aging well! This fun, innovative program empowers you to take key steps to improve your well-being, add stability to your life and strengthen ties to your community. Meet new friends and provide encouragement to one another as you take the Aging Mastery journey together.

Co-sponsored by JFS, Albany NNORC and Albany JCC.

No sessions on 10/14, 11/11

Registration opens soon!

National DPP Lifestyle Change Program
National DPP Lifestyle Change Program

In this program, you'll get a full year of support and learn how to eat healthy, add physical activity to your routine, manage stress, stay motivated, and solve problems that can get in the way of your goals. This program is proven to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. 


Please note: This program is for adults who are at risk or have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes only. We'll meet weekly for the first six months then transition to once a month.

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Walk with Ease
Walk with Ease

Coming in October 2024

The Arthritis Foundation’s Walk With Ease Program is a community-based physical activity and self-management education program. While walking is the central activity, Walk With Ease is a multi-component program that also includes health education, stretching and strengthening exercises, and motivational strategies. The program includes a guidebook and a walking schedule to get you safely moving toward better health. 

Mah Jongg Lessons
Mah Jongg Lessons

Learn how to play American Mah Jongg, a fascinating, rummy-like game played with tiles rather than cards. Over six weeks, Criss Macaione will teach players the basics of understanding the tiles and current Mah Jongg card and how to select and strengthen a winning hand. Cost: $18 for JCC Members or $36 for Program Guests.

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