Older Adult Monthly Programming
Once a month, members of our Jewish Family Services staff visit Tanglewood Senior Living facility in Mishawaka for discussion and conversation with Jewish residents around Jewish themed topics. When able, we are joined by local Rabbis or speakers to help guide our discussion and provide new insights. This program is open to all older adults and welcomes all community members whether or not they are Tanglewood residents.
Featured Older Adult Programs
Holiday Lunches and Lunch 'n' Learns
Bi-weekly community lunches, run through September-May, with Dor 'l' Dor – Intergenerational lunches during the summer months. Holiday lunches are themed around the Jewish Holiday of the month and the celebration of our community member's birthdays. Our Lunch 'n' Learns include educational presentations by professionals within the Michiana community. Past Lunch ‘n’ Learn programs have covered topics such as
- Maintaining Cognitive Wellbeing
- Dealing with Disabilities
- The Benefits of Pet Ownership
- Kashrut: Jewish Dietary Laws
- Benefits of Yoga in Daily Life
- Appropriate Medication Use for the Aging Population
The Jewish Federation provides weekly English lessons at the Federation, every Tuesday from 12:00-1:30pm, for our older Russian-Jewish community. Our class is taught by a Russian-born/Russian-speaking community member who is also fluent in English.
Classes focus on practical application of the English language and situations that class members encounter in their daily life. For example, what do class members need to know when they attend doctor visits? How do they interact with employees at the grocery store and other encounters on a regular basis? Classes also provide socialization opportunities in a dynamic and energetic Jewish environment.
For more information please contact Lizzie Fagen.
Forever Learning Institute
The programming department works directly with the Forever Learning Institute to provide classes for members of the Michiana community 50 years of age and older. With a variety of subject our classes have something for everyone. For more information on our Forever Learning Institute classes