Active Older Adults

Active Living Programs for Older Adults (and their families)

Programming has expanded and will now be on Zoom till June 2021.

The following programs will continue to entertain and provide comfort during these uncertain times: L’Chaim, Memory Café and Taking Care of the Caregiver, Monday’s Adapted Seated Exercise to Enhance Fitness, Thursday’s Zumba Gold and Artful Afternoons.

Questions? Please contact Tracy Schneider at 617-959-4928, Temple Emanuel’s Seniors Coordinator for more information and Zoom links.

Upcoming Programs

Memory Cafe

A memory café is a model of social programming that provides an inviting place for people with forgetfulness or other changes in their thinking — and their family and friends!

At Temple Emanuel, our monthly Memory Café is inspired by Jewish themes of the season while also being welcoming to all. Each month, we start with conversation starters and refreshments, followed by an interactive program.

There is no cost to attend — but registration is required! This series is open to Temple Emanuel members as well as the greater community.

Meeting Times

Meets Monthly, 1 – 2 pm   (via Zoom – Meeting ID: 920 0683 2581)

A care partner must accompany guests who require personal care assistance.

L’Chaim Weekly Gathering

L’Chaim welcomes seniors on Tuesday afternoons to share a variety of programs such as music, bingo, health, nutrition, Israel, books, and trips. Refreshments are served. New members, especially from Temple Emanuel families, are welcome.

Have an interesting hobby or profession to share with our L’Chaim Group?

We’re looking for members willing to give an hour of your Tuesday afternoons between 1-2:30 pm to speak to our wonderful and attentive group of seniors. Doctors and lawyers with advice, photographers & world travelers with photos & stories, or poets to read your original work, all are welcome! Contact Tracy 617-959-4928 to offer your insightful reflections to our seniors here at Temple Emanuel.

Annual Dues Reminder:
  • Annual Membership is $18 per person or $30 per couple.
  • Please make checks out to L’Chaim Group – Temple Emanuel

Artful Afternoons

“Artful Afternoons” is an interactive art appreciation and art making program for active older adults, with a new theme each time!  Held on Thursday afternoons, this program offers storytelling, film, visual arts, music and more to stimulate the mind and soul.

No charge; all are welcome!

  • Thursdays, 2 – 3 pm

Adult Children Caring for or Managing the Care of an Aging Parent

Facilitated by social worker Lori Feldman

Series sponsored by Hebrew Senior Life and co-presented by Temple Emanuel Senior Fund, Temple Emanuel Adult Education, and Newton Senior Center.

  • Tuesdays, Jan 12, Feb 2, March 9 , April 6, May 4; 6:15-7:30 pm

Zumba Gold with Ketty Rosenfeld

  • Tuesdays afternoons | 1 – 2 pm
  • Oct 22, 29, Nov 12, 19, Dec 10, Jan 14, 21, 28, Feb 11, 18
  • Mar 18, Apr 15, 29, May 13, 20, 27, June 10
  • Wear sneakers and comfortable clothing
  • No RSVP needed – No Charge – All are welcome. 

Other Events

Temple Emanuel regularly has other events of interest to active adults in their later years. We invite you to explore all of our offerings. Some past events have included:
  • Downsizing Your Home Can Size up Your Life
  • Elder Law 101: Lessons for Life Planning
  • Writing a New Story for Aging
  • Senior Fashion Show
  • and more!

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