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.
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.