GJCC…A Nearby Neighbor With Good Senior Programs and Health Facilities

Soon The Cloister pool will close for the season and winter cold will be upon us in a few months.

Bonney and I have always been members of either the YMCA, a private health club, or, as now, the next-door Gordon Jewish Community Center (GJCC).   All have provided  places for our health and social activities. We now have a senior family membership at the GJCC for just over $50 per month.  We choose our healthcare under the original Medicare plan and we belong to the GJCC under a regular Senior Couples membership. The GJCC also participates in the Silver Sneakers Program.

We like the GJCC because it is a two minute, less than a mile, drive from our home and has the facilities and programs that we need and enjoy.  The GJCC has an indoor track, indoor swimming pool, a number of aquatic exercise programs, and  an equipment room loaded with modern exercise equipment. Golden Age Club TGIT (Thank Goodness It’s Thursday,Thursdays 11:30 – 2) is a group for senior adults that meets most weeks.The lunch costs $3 per person. They even do a blood pressure check. The weekly program includes entertainment, activities, or guest speakers.  We attend Bridge classes almost every Wednesday morning from 10:00 am to 12:00. Janet Bender does a great job teaching the Bridge classes.

But there are added benefits to being a GJCC member for those who can no longer drive or have limited mobility……

Buz-A-Bus provides round trip door-to-door service to and from the Gordon Jewish Community Center. This service provides transportation for senior adults, 62 or over. The service also will take them door-to-door for any personal need such as medical appointments, organizational meetings, grocery shopping or shopping at local malls. Call Maureen Riley 352-7057 to schedule pick-ups.

Indoor Swimming Pool with ramp access for easy entry into the pool:

We use this pool after The Cloister pool closes down for the season.

There are many other classes and activities…all within a two minute drive from The Cloister.

I have included a link to the GJCC web site. Click on Gordon Jewish Community Center in the Useful Links for Cloister Residents to the right.

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