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Older Americans Month

Older Americans MonthMay is our nation’s observance of Older Americans Month, and we hope that you will find many ways this month to connect, create and contribute through programs at the J. 

Planning Your Future: Renovate or Relocate

Thursday, May 2 | 7:00 PM 
Plan your future before someone else does. Whether the choice is to stay at home or move to a community, how does one do that with safety, cost and dignity in mind? Presenters: Adele Segel, Owner, Relocate & Renovate and Lori Farris, Founder, Senior Living Specialists Houston.

Grandparents and Special Friends Character Breakfast with PJ Library

Sunday, May 5 | 9:30 AM 
Join PJ Library and Mishpacha & Me for a wonderful morning! Meet a Disney Princess and a favorite PJ Mask Character, enjoy a delicious waffle bar for breakfast, listen to a PJ Library story and take pictures with the characters! Grandparents and special friends are invited to bring their guests ages 6 and under!

Older Americans Month Celebration

Tuesday, May 7 | 10:00 AM–1:00 PM 
In honor of Older Americans Month, Bellaire L.I.F.E., Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center, Weekley Family Y, and West University Senior Center are coming together to celebrate with a special event celebrating older adults in our community!  This event is for older adults, their families and caregivers looking to connect with valuable community resources as well as have a fun time connecting with others. 

Event Schedule
10:00 AM-1:00 PM | Photo booth sponsored by Assisting Hands Home Care. Coffee sponsored by Katz Coffee.
10:15 AM-11:00 AM | Chair Yoga with Trainer Millette Tapiador. Who Am I? Game with West University Senior Center
11:15 AM-12:00 PM | Scratch Art Craft with Bellaire L.I.F.E. Be Savvy About Hypertension and Cholesterol and Selecting Supplements, presentation by Liliana Aguilar, MPH, MS, RD, LD, YMCA Nutritionist
11:30 AM-12:45 PM | Light lunch sponsored by Houston Jewish Funerals
12:15 PM-12:45 PM | BINGO
1:00 PM | Film: Hip Hop-eration. Raffle drawing.

Hip HoperationFilm: Hip Hop-eration

Tuesday, May 7 | 1:00 PM 
Age is just a number, and the Hip Hop-eration Crew, from a tranquil island off the coast of New Zealand, is proof of that. The members of this hip-hop dance crew range from 67 to 95 years old, making them the world’s oldest dance group—canes, wheelchairs, hip replacements, and all. Details

Dr. AgroninLiterature: Marc Agronin:  The End of Old Age: Living a Longer, More Purposeful Life

Monday, May 13 | 1:00 PM 
In his new book, Dr. Marc Agronin presents a hopeful view of the aging process, casting it as a developmental force that brings unique strengths, including wisdom, purpose and creativity. Details

The Virtual Dementia Tour®: Changing the Perception of Aging with Alzheimer’s, Presented by Silverado Memory Care

Wednesday, May 22 | 4:00 PM-8:00 PM 
Discover the realities of living with dementia while experiencing the overwhelming effects a person living with memory impairment feels when trying to perform everyday tasks. The Virtual Dementia Tour will take you from beginning to late stages of the disease process. Unlike other virtual dementia tours, this comprehensive session encompasses tasks and exercises that are essential for professionals and caregivers to experience.

Please contact Morgan Steinberg at 713.595.8170 to sign up. The experiences will be held every 15 minutes. 

Volunteer with Meals on Wheels

Ongoing | Details

For more information, please contact Morgan Steinberg at msteinberg@erjcchouston.org or 713.595.8170.