Jewish Family Services of NENY

Jan
18
Mon
Teen Talk
Jan 18 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Teen Talk

TEEN TALK
Support group for pre-teens and teens who need support with self-esteem,
peer relationships, problem-solving, pandemic restrictions.
Facilitators: Gretta Hansing, MEd, MSW, LMSW and Shirly Tsur-Magen
Mondays, 4 – 4:30 p.m. 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22
Register online here.

Jan
19
Tue
Chair Yoga Live with Yoga Judi!
Jan 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Chair Yoga Live with Yoga Judi!

Chair Yoga Live with Yoga Judi!

Renew your commitment to health and wellness in the New Year by joining us for weekly Chair Yoga via Zoom.  New to the practice?  Don’t worry! Everything we do is seated or standing with the chair for support.  There’s no need to get up and down from the floor.  A lot of modifications are suggested so that the practice will work for your unique strengths and abilities.

Join us Tuesdays, January 19 and 26 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

NNORC uses Zoom for video and audio conferencing, so we can continue to offer you programs. Prefer not to use a computer or smartphone to participate? No problem! All you need is a telephone line to join in. Please call 518-514-2023 or email us at NNORC@jfsneny.org to sign up so that we can give you the correct access link or phone number for you to participate. You can also contact us for a one-on-one Zoom tutorial with a staff member.

Jan
20
Wed
Introduction to Meditation
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Introduction to Meditation

Introduction to Meditation

Wednesday, January 20 at 10 a.m.

Looking for a way to increase the joy and manage the stress in your life?  Look no further than your next breath!  A regular meditation practice benefits body, mind, and spirit in many significant ways.

Whether you’re brand new to practicing meditation or find your established practice could use a little boost, this program is for you. In these three sessions, NNORC Senior Health Education Coordinator Judi England will discuss what meditation is and how it relates to reversing the stress response.  We’ll then explore different meditation techniques and ways to bring mindfulness into each and every day. Most importantly, you’ll receive support and encouragement to help you build a practice that works in your busy life.

NNORC has embraced Zoom (online video and audio conferencing) so we can continue to offer you programs. If you prefer not to use a computer or smartphone to participate, all you need is a telephone line to join in. Please call 518-514-2023 or email us at NNORC@jfsneny.org to sign up for a program. We will give you an access link or phone number for you to participate. You can also contact us for a one-on-one Zoom tutorial. We look forward to seeing you or hearing from you!

Jan
25
Mon
Novel NNORC Book Club
Jan 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Novel NNORC Book Club

Novel NNORC Book Club

Monday, January 25  at 1 p.m.

To honor MLK’s birth month, we’ll be reading Shirley Grau’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Keepers of the House. The story is set in rural Alabama, covering seven generations of the Howland family who lived in the same house and built a community around themselves. As such, it is a metaphor for the long-established families of the Deep South, their encounter with changing values and norms, and the hypocrisy of racism.

Save the date for the next book club discussion on Monday, February 22 at 1 p.m.

NNORC has embraced Zoom (online video and audio conferencing) so we can continue to offer you programs. If you prefer not to use a computer or smartphone to participate, all you need is a telephone line to join in. Please call 518-514-2023 or email us at NNORC@jfsneny.org to sign up for a program. We will give you an access link or phone number for you to participate. You can also contact us for a one-on-one Zoom tutorial. We look forward to seeing you or hearing from you!

Teen Talk
Jan 25 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Teen Talk

TEEN TALK
Support group for pre-teens and teens who need support with self-esteem,
peer relationships, problem-solving, pandemic restrictions.
Facilitators: Gretta Hansing, MEd, MSW, LMSW and Shirly Tsur-Magen
Mondays, 4 – 4:30 p.m. 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22
Register online here.

Parenting Support
Jan 25 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

PARENTING SUPPORT
Join other parents and caregivers and get support with day-to-day parenting challenges or feeling stretched to the limit.
Facilitators: Tara Hempel, LCSW-R and Melissa Blok
Mondays, 8 – 9 p.m., 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1
Register online here.

Jan
26
Tue
Chair Yoga Live with Yoga Judi!
Jan 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Chair Yoga Live with Yoga Judi!

Chair Yoga Live with Yoga Judi!

Renew your commitment to health and wellness in the New Year by joining us for weekly Chair Yoga via Zoom.  New to the practice?  Don’t worry! Everything we do is seated or standing with the chair for support.  There’s no need to get up and down from the floor.  A lot of modifications are suggested so that the practice will work for your unique strengths and abilities.

Join us Tuesdays, January 19 and 26 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

NNORC uses Zoom for video and audio conferencing, so we can continue to offer you programs. Prefer not to use a computer or smartphone to participate? No problem! All you need is a telephone line to join in. Please call 518-514-2023 or email us at NNORC@jfsneny.org to sign up so that we can give you the correct access link or phone number for you to participate. You can also contact us for a one-on-one Zoom tutorial with a staff member.

Caregiver Connections
Jan 26 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

CAREGIVER CONNECTIONS
This group will provide support and information sharing for the often-overwhelming job of being an informal family caregiver.
Facilitators: Lynda Shrager, OTR, MSW, CAPS and Alyssa Tubbs
Tuesdays, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2
Register online here.

Coming up for Air
Jan 26 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

COMING UP FOR AIR
A discussion group for older adults that will address staying connected and coping during this difficult time, maintaining safety in our homes, preserving healthy habits and self-care.
Facilitators: Clara Simon, MSW and Giovani Saldana
Tuesdays, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2
Register online here.

Jan
27
Wed
Nutritional Approaches for Stress Management and Restful Sleep
Jan 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Nutritional Approaches for Stress Management and Restful Sleep

Wednesday, January 27 at 1 p.m.

Lack of restful sleep is a considerable stressor to the body. Not only do sleepless nights make you irritable and crabby, but it adds stress. When our bodies are stressed, it adds to inflammation and the risk for diabetes, obesity, cancer, and heart disease. Join Fran Weiss, MS RD, CDN, Hannaford Registered Dietitian, to learn about nutritional approaches for stress management and restful sleep.

NNORC has embraced Zoom (online video and audio conferencing) so we can continue to offer you programs. If you prefer not to use a computer or smartphone to participate, all you need is a telephone line to join in. Please call 518-514-2023 or email us at NNORC@jfsneny.org to sign up for a program. We will give you an access link or phone number for you to participate. You can also contact us for a one-on-one Zoom tutorial. We look forward to seeing you or hearing from you!

Jan
28
Thu
Grief & Loss Support
Jan 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

GRIEF & LOSS SUPPORT
This group provides support for those who are coping with the death of a family member or friend.
Facilitators: Tara Hempel, LCSW-R and Clay Mewbourn
Thursdays, 12 – 1 p.m., 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/4
Register online here.

Let’s Talk Albany
Jan 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Let’s Talk Albany

Thursday, January 28 at 1 p.m.

Join us for a new year of our stimulating monthly program.  The Capital region has a rich history dating back more than 400 years. In 1797, Albany became the official capital of New York State in 1797 and since then it has become of the hub of the Capital Region for banking, railroads, and international trade. Join us for a movie about the region followed by a discussion.

Save the date for the next Let’s Talk Albany on Thursday, February 25 – topic will be announced in the January NNORC News.

NNORC has embraced Zoom (online video and audio conferencing) so we can continue to offer you programs. If you prefer not to use a computer or smartphone to participate, all you need is a telephone line to join in. Please call 518-514-2023 or email us at NNORC@jfsneny.org to sign up for a program. We will give you an access link or phone number for you to participate. You can also contact us for a one-on-one Zoom tutorial. We look forward to seeing you or hearing from you!

Pandemic Support
Jan 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

PANDEMIC SUPPORT
This group offers support for anyone who is struggling with the challenges and changes that have come with the pandemic.
Facilitators: Tara Hempel, LCSW-R and Rachel Robinson
Thursdays, 3 – 4 p.m., 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/4
Register online here.

Feb
1
Mon
Teen Talk
Feb 1 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Teen Talk

TEEN TALK
Support group for pre-teens and teens who need support with self-esteem,
peer relationships, problem-solving, pandemic restrictions.
Facilitators: Gretta Hansing, MEd, MSW, LMSW and Shirly Tsur-Magen
Mondays, 4 – 4:30 p.m. 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22
Register online here.

Parenting Support
Feb 1 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

PARENTING SUPPORT
Join other parents and caregivers and get support with day-to-day parenting challenges or feeling stretched to the limit.
Facilitators: Tara Hempel, LCSW-R and Melissa Blok
Mondays, 8 – 9 p.m., 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1
Register online here.