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Upcoming Specialty Programs

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Boot Camp
Wednesdays • 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. • Eisenberg Gymnasium 
Make this part of your weekly workout routine.  Our Boot Camp is centered on achieving your fitness goals and having fun! Start with a dynamic warm-up followed by body weight exercises for a great calorie-burning workout. This invigorating class is designed to improve your cardiovascular endurance and muscle tone. FREE

Free Fitness Workshops

Judaism Yoga Connection with Karen
Sunday, November 2 • 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
This workshop fuses yoga practice with Jewish readings for both a physical and spiritual exercise experience. 

Zumbathon Party! with Peggy and Shamida
Sunday, December 7 • 1:00 – 2:15 p.m.
Exciting event, three instructors come together for a dance party!!!

Yoga for a Healthy Back with Karen
Sunday, January 18 • 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Yoga can do more than give you inner peace; many people with back problems have found yoga to provide benefits for pain. Come test it out!

High Intense Training (HIT) with Rebecca
Sunday, February 8 • 12:30 – 1:15 p.m.
HIT is a workout that alternates between intense bursts of activity and fixed periods of less intense workout.  HIT every muscle in this new workout!  

Fitness Programs

Couch to 5K
Check with Steve in Fitness for more information!
Couch to 5K will get you off the couch and on the road to getting in shape.  Slowly build your strength and stamina with this 7-week self-directed program. (We provide the guidelines.)  You’ll alternate between walking and running three days a week, 30-40 minutes each day.  After just seven weeks, you will be fitter, stronger and ready to run on a regular basis!  Free.

Fanwood 5K
Sunday, October 19 • Family Fun Run at 9:00 a.m. • Fanwood 5K at 9:30 a.m.
Again this year, the JCC is a sponsor of the Fanwood 5K and we’re getting a team together again!  Stay after for refreshments and live DJ and vendor booths.  Register at: http://www.fanwood5k.org/ then email Steve DeAngelis at sdeangelis@jccnj.org to be added to the team roster! 

Take advantage of our personal training special!

Buy 10 personal training sessions and receive 1 personal training session free Valid November 1 - November 30

I Lost It at the J  
Sunday, January 11, 2015 - Sunday, March 8, 2015 
This program was a great success for many JCC members last January - a total of 231 collective pounds were lost - I Lost It at the J is back!  An 8-week weight loss program for members focuses on reinforcing positive exercise and eating behaviors.  Free.

Coming in 2015!
One Crazy Day at the J! Indoor Triathlon
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Join us for our first annual triathlon - all indoors in our pool, in our spin studio and in on our Fitness Center treadmills!  Registration opens on January 15...stay tuned for details. Novice: 200 yard swim (4 laps), 10K bike ride (6.2 miles), 2.5K run (1.5 miles) Intermediate: 400 yard swim (8 laps), 20K bike ride (12.4 miles), 5K run (3.1 miles) Advanced: 800 yard swim (16 laps), 20K bike ride (12.4 miles), 5K run (3.1 miles) 

For the Family 
The Ultimate Family Boot Camp (for families with children ages 7+)
Sunday, November 2, December 14, January 4, February 1 • 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Parents and children, join us every month for a high energy, workout - have fun together and be fit all at the same time!  Free.

TRX SGT Suspension Training

Tuesday, November 4, 11, 18, 25, December 2, 9 • 9:00 - 9:50 a.m.
TRX® is more than a piece of exercise equipment; it’s a complete training system.  Created for the U.S. Navy SEALS, suspension training is a revolutionary method of leveraged body weight exercise.  We will help you achieve success in a small group setting.  Member Price: $90

For Youth and Teens 
Small Group Strength Training for Swimmers
#24766-04 • Monday, October 20, 27, November 3, 10 • 4:30-5:30 p.m.
For ages 12+ 
This small group training class, which uses weights to build endurance and strength for swimmers, is designed to teach swimmers unique functional fitness and weight training exercises aimed towards enhancing their performance in swim competition.  Member Price: $60 for 4 sessions

Kids in Motion
FREE Fitness Class for Children
Tuesday, October 21, November 18, December 16, January 20 • 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
This program is committed to helping kids increase both their physical and internal strength all while having fun.  Children will be divided into three different age groups and each will enjoy an age-appropriate Group Exercise class taught by professional instructors. Email Lindsay at lnapchen@jccnj.org to RSVP.

Dry Land Swimming
Sunday, October 19, 26, November 2, 16, 30 • 2:30 - 3:15 p.m.
This free Group Ex class, for Barracudas Swim Team Members, focuses on the major muscle groups that will give your swimming some extra strength and give you enhanced performance in the pool.  Free.

Jump Start: Youth Speed & Agility Training Program
#24765-04 • Session 1: Monday and Wednesday, October 20, 22, 27, 29, November 3, 5, 10, 12 • 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
#24765-05 • Session 2: Monday and Wednesday, November 17, 19, 24, 25 (Tuesday because of Thanksgiving), December 1, 3, 8, 10 • 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Our new program works with youth on speed, balance, flexibility, strength and agility.  This program is great for kids who are already active and ready to work hard to achieve their sports and fitness goals, further improving fundamental athletic skills and self-esteem for young athletes.    Price: $150 for 8 sessions, Member Price: $120 for 8 session

Xena Youth Endurance & Strength Training for Girls Ages 7 - 13
Tuesday, November 4, 11, 18, 25, December 2, 9 • 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Xena is committed to helping girls unleash their inner warrior princess through increasing both their physical and inner strength!  Improvement in a girl's physical strength and stamina will help enhance her self-esteem and self-confidence.  The Xena trainers, dedicated to a training philosophy that encompasses total well-being, will be relentless in their efforts to empower Xena participants to lead healthier, more fit and well-balanced lifestyles.  Member Price: $120 for 8 sessions

Teen Open Basketball
Tuesdays • 8:00 – 9:45 P • Informal games played 
Price: $10/night (limit of 5 visits), Member Price: Free

For Active Adults and Seniors
Walking Club Fridays • 10:00 A • Eisenberg Gymnasium • Ongoing, no registration required
Join Vin, certified personal trainer, every Friday for a gentle stroll outside or around the gym. Class will include light stretches and is appropriate for all levels of fitness.

Complimentary Fitness Services
HealthCheck (10 - 15 minutes)
An evaluation of your resting blood pressure, resting heart rate and calculation of your Body Mass Index (BMI).

FitCheck Fitness Assessment (45 minutes)
Measure your overall fitness level. The information obtained during this assessment will help you gauge your fitness level and will be used to develop effective, goal-directed fitness programs. (One-time complimentary assessment)

Fitness Assessment Follow-Up (30 minutes)
Follow up after your Fitness Assessment and let one of our personal trainers give you an exercise “prescription” based on your fitness test results and overall goals. (One-time complimentary follow-up)

Program Review
Our fitness staff is always available to help you update/modify your workout so your workouts stay fresh and you can continue to see results!  This service is free and included as a benefit of your JCC membership.

Support Groups
Stroke and Aphasia...there's hope!
 is a language disorder that impairs the expression and understanding of spoken language, reading and writing.  It occurs most often from a stroke or brain injury.  This frustrating condition affects a person's ability to communicate, but does not affect his or her intellect.
Adler Aphasia Center Group of Scotch Plains will be at the JCC
Friday, October 24, 31, November 14, 28, December 12, 26 • 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. • Join this group at any time
This FREE aphasia communication group will:
- Help you cope with the challenges of living with aphasia
- Give you the practice with speaking
- Show you alternative communication strategies
- Introduce you to others with aphasia
For more information and to pre-register, contact Wendy Greenspan at 973-530-3981 or wgreenspan@adleraphasiacenter.org.

Managing the Aging Process - Practical Advice for Adults with Aging Relatives
Tuesday, December 2 • 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Learn about the resources and tools available to help effectively manage the difficult dynamics often associated with the aging process. This open Q&A format welcomes those who are currently caregivers to an aging relative or those who want to prepare ahead.   This event is free.  A light dinner will be served.  RSVP required by Tuesday, November 25.  Please RSVP to djudd@jccnj.org.

Chris Kaiser, Jewish Family Services, Director of Older Adult Services Kaiser has been with Jewish Family Services Central for 20 years, starting first as a case manager, then later Assistant Director and supervisor of home care workers.  Kaiser currently oversees all of the older adult services, provides task supervision for the social workers and runs intake for the department.  She has a Bachelors in Social Work from Stockton State College and ten years experience in mental health case management.
ckaiser@jfscentralnj.org Jewish
Family Services 655 Westfield Ave, Elizabeth, NJ 07208

Dr. Michele Morandi, D.O., Center for Hope
With a special interest in Geriatrics, Morandi is board certified in Hospice and Family Practice.  She has been in practice since 1995 and spent over ten years as Medical Director for The Center for Hope and Ashbrook Nursing Home.  She also is in private practice at Roselle Park Medical Associates 

Donna Farrell, Union County Department of Human Services
Farrell has worked with the Union County Department of Human Services, Division on Aging for 25+ years. In that time, Farrell has implemented and promoted many successful outreach programs and educational initiatives and has effectively channeled her focus to advocating for the health and well-being of senior citizens throughout Union County and to facilitate positive outcomes.  In her tenure, Farrell has assisted in handling crisis and challenging life situations by responding to inquiries from seniors and caregivers, discussing benefits administration procedures and providing information to groups and individuals through public speaking engagements, home visits and publications. Her vast skill set, developed by her innate passion, commitment and dedication, provides for the necessary support and advocacy the seniors of Union County are seeking. 
Union County ADRC 10 Elizabethtown Plaza Elizabeth, NJ 07207
Toll Free: 888-280-8226
Fax: 908-659-7410

Dale L. Ofei-Ayisi, MA, LCSW, COPSA, Rutgers University BHC
Ofei-Ayisi has over 39 years of post-Masters’ clinical and administrative experience in medical and behavioral health social work, with direct practice expertise in geriatric and dementia care, critical care, rehabilitation, intervention with family caregivers and professional and community health education. She is currently Coordinator of Community Services and Program Supervisor of the E.A.R.S. for Caregivers Program of COPSA Geriatric Services (Rutgers University Behavioral HealthCare), and was recipient of the UBHC “Excellence Award” in July 2005. Ofei-Ayisi has specialized in geriatric assessment and dementia care for the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias since 1991, including development of psychosocial and educational services for family caregivers. She received a B.A. in Psychology from Bucknell University in 1973 and an M.A. in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago in 1975. Ofei-Ayisi has been a member of numerous local, county and state advisory committees, including those for the N.J. Division of Aging and Disabled Services (DHHS), the N.J. Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services and National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI-NJ). She is a former member of the Board of Directors for both the Alzheimer’s Association (Greater N.J. Chapter) and Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey and was inducted to a three-year term as a Board Member on the State Board of Trustees for NAMI-NJ on June 15, 2013. Since March 2014, she has been a member of the Services Subcommittee for the New Jersey Alzheimer’s Disease Study Commission convened by the Office of the Governor. She was also awarded a 2014 NAMI-NJ Award for Multicultural Program Development for her work with the NAMI-NJ AACT-NOW African American Mental Health Outreach Advisory Committee.
Behavioral Health Care Edison Outpatient Services
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
100 Metroplex Drive, Suite 200
Edison, NJ 08817-2665
Fax: 732-235-8395 

Linda Ershow-Levenberg, Esq., Fink, Rosner and Ershow-Levenberg, LLC
Ershow-Levenberg is the managing Attorney and Principal of Fink, Rosner and Ershow-Levenberg, LLC. She handles the legal problems of the elderly and of people young and old who have disabilities, by protecting access to government benefits and planning for life-long care with whatever tools may be needed. She joined Stan Fink and Gene Rosner as a partner in 1999.  Ershow-Levenberg has been certified in Elder Law (C.E.L.A.)* by the National Elder Law Foundation since 1999, is the past chairman of the New Jersey State Bar Association Elder & Disability Law Section and is a member of the Council of Advanced Practitioners (C.A.P.) of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). Ershow-Levenberg has been teaching courses on elder and disability law to attorneys, other professionals and the general public since 1997 through a variety of sponsors including the Rutgers Law School Institute for Professional Education (IPE), NJ Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), the NJ State Bar Foundation and National Business Institute (NBI).  Along with practicing law, Ershow-Levenberg is involved in hosting and mentoring Douglass College (Rutgers University) externs annually since 1988. She coached teams for Princeton Moot Court competitions and judges High School Mock Trial Competitions. She is a mentor to members of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). Ershow-Levenberg earned her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from Douglass College (Rutgers University), Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa and her J.D. from Rutgers University Law School-Newark.  She and her husband David Levenberg received the YM-YWHA of Union County Community Leadership Award in 2013. They have four children.  Ershow-Levenberg also volunteers with the Darfur Refugee Resettlement Project, the YM-YWHA, Jewish Family Services, Temple Beth El Mekor Chayim and NJ-NAELA.
Fink, Rosner and Ershow-Levenberg, LLC Elder and Disability Law Attorneys
1093 Raritan Road Clark, NJ 07066
732 382-6070

Insight: Cancer Support Group 7:00 – 9:00 P • Ongoing • third Thursday of each month. 
With facilitator Mary Aloia, MSW, this support group meets for the benefit of cancer patients and their families, caregivers, friends and loved ones. Guest speakers discuss well being and related issues. Sponsored by the JFK Medical Center, American Cancer Society, Solaris Health Systems and the JCC of Central NJ. Call the group facilitator at (732) 321-7769 for additional information. No fees.

Crohns & Colitis Foundation of American Support Group (Union County group)

Join us for this self-help group enabling patients and/or their families an opportunity to meet in an informal setting with others who have similar issues regarding inflammatory bowel disease.  Provides education, emotional support, coping, caring and sharing of solutions and experiences.  For more information, contact Jennifer Useloff at jlu624@yahoo.com.  



Upcoming Events and Dates

November 23, 2014 | 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
November 23, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
December 2, 2014 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
December 7, 2014 | 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
December 14, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
December 17, 2014
December 24, 2014
December 26, 2014


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