1391 Martine Ave. Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Senior Living

Learn more about our Senior Adult program!  Click here to watch our video.

Now Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays! Open to adults 65+. A well balanced Kosher meal is served. We will also have a social worker who will be on-site once a week through a Grotta Foundation Grant. Pick up a copy of the Senior Newsletter at the Member Services Desk or visit www.jccnj.org for the up-to-date schedule of all Senior Adult programs.

Senior Social Program

Social Worker

Mondays • 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Each Monday during the program season, we will have a social worker available to meet with individual seniors one-on-one or to lead group discussions on relevant topics. Sponsored by The Grotta Foundation.

Senior Exercise

Mondays, Tuesdays Wednesdays • 10:15 - 11:15 a.m.
Thursdays • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Boost energy and improve balance while halting or reversing bone loss and strengthening muscles.  Stretching, strength training, range-of-motion and endurance work.  (Available to both Senior Adult and Senior Social Members.)

Book Group Discussions

One Monday of the month • 10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Discover the joy of learning about excellent books and receive suggestions for good current books to read.

Coffee, Tea and Conversation

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays • 9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
Meet new and old friends in an informal social gathering.

Current Events

One Thursday of the month • 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Join us for informal conversation about local, national and international events with a thought-provoking. moderator.

Mosaics and Ceramics for All

Wednesdays • 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Create beautiful mosaic and ceramic accent pieces for the home or as gifts. No prior experience required.

Arts & Crafts

Mondays • 9:45 – 10:30 a.m.
Have fun creating projects using paints, collage, etc.

Getting to Know Us Discussion

One Tuesday of the month • 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Share and discuss topics from the past and present.

Short Stories & Literature

Two Wednesdays of the month • 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Read and discuss short stories, poems and essays. All stories are read out loud by the instructor.

Singing Along with Mitch

One Thursday of the month • 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Sing along with your favorite songs.

Senior Yoga

Thursdays • 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Relax and relieve stress and tension through guided stretches and breathing. All moves practiced in chairs.

Walking Club

Fridays • 10:15 - 11:00 a.m.
Join Vin, certified personal trainer, every Friday for a gentle stroll around the gym.  Class includes light stretches.

Cost for all Senior Adult Programs: Price: $4, Member Price: Free, Lunch: $3.75

Senior Social Membership Resources


Round-trip, door-to-door transportation to the JCC is available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for most senior residents of Union County.  This transportation is provided by the Union County Paratransit System and the JCC.  There is a small fee per trip.

Kosher Lunch

The JCC is a designated Kosher nutrition site, funded by the Union County Division on Aging.  Kosher lunches are served to seniors on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Please note that we need notice at least 24 hours in advance for seniors planning to have lunch here.  Menus are published one month in advance.  This program is open to the community; a small voluntary contribution is recommended. 

Services & Referrals

The JCC works closely with Jewish Family Services, the Union County Paratransit System, the Union County Division on Aging and other agencies to provide a full range of services to senior participants.