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Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston

The JCC is a community partner in enhancing the social, emotional and physical developmental needs of, and facilitating a sense of empowerment and independence in, children, teens and adults with physical, developmental, neurological, learning and mental health challenges.

Customized personal training and Swim Angelfish adapted swim lessons are available for children, teens and adults with special needs. Personal training is offered in Newton. Swim Angelfish lessons are available in Newton and Stoughton. Read more.

Click here for Swim Angelfish rates. To learn more and to schedule a training session or swimming lesson, contact inclusion@jccgb.org or 617-558-6507.

For more information about JCC special needs programs and services, contact the JCC Inclusion and Support Services team at 617-558-6507.

Classes and Programs

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L'Chaim(To Life) Ages: 31+ yrs

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/03/2017, End Date: 03/21/2017, Time: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM

(Ages: 31+ yrs) Socialize, dine out, work out in the gym, see a show! A group for adults with mild learning differences. Group members decide their own leisure-time activities with the assistance of an advisor. Particpants pay for outside activities. Instructor: Trudy Bauer

JCC Grossman Camp Open House

Levnethal-Sidman JCC, Sunday, January 8, 2017 2-4pm

Geared for families with children ages 4 1/2 to 15
Learn why JCC Grossman Camp is a place to be active, a place to make friends and a place for building skills and community. Bus transportation from more than 40 communities throughout Greater Boston. For more information, visit bostonjcc.org/grossman or contact grossman@jccgb.org or 617-244-5124.

Adult Adapted Aquatics - Ages: 22+ yrs

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/09/2017, End Date: 03/27/2017, Time: 10:30 AM-11:45 AM

(Ages: 22+ yrs) Weekly swimming class adapted to the needs of adults with physical challenges. Taught by a certified Aquatics instructor, the class offers exercise and socialization to swimmers and non-swimmers in an accessible and supportive environment. Instructor: Lucinda Parker

Gentle Yoga - Ages: 25+ yrs

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/12/2017, End Date: 03/16/2017, Time: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

(Ages: 25+ yrs) Designed for people with Multiple Sclerosis and other physical limitations, this class follows the "Body Awareness" approach of Pathways Yoga. Gentle restorative excercises are used to help relieve pain and anxiety, optimizing the participant's physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being. Class idesigned for participants to either stay in a chair or use a mat. Instructors: Angela Wasson, Mieko Yamamoto

Mini Sports for Different Learners - Ages: 5+ yrs

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/13/2017, End Date: 03/17/2017, Time: 4:30 PM-5:30 PM

(Ages: 5+yrs) A program that uses games to help develop basic motor skills such as kicking, dribbling, throwing and catching while participants learn the importance of teamwork through cooperative play. Instructor: Lara Merullo

Super Soccer Stars Shine - Ages: 5-10 yrs

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/14/2017, End Date: 03/18/2017, Time: 9:50 AM-10:35 AM

(Ages: 5-10 yrs) This program uses soccer as a vehicle to teach life skills to individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Uses team-based activities to promote self-confidence, socialization and strengthen peer interactions. Instructor: Super Soccer Star Staff

Fitness, Fun and Swim - Ages: 18+ yrs

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/14/2017, End Date: 03/18/2017, Time: 4:00 PM-5:15 PM

(Ages: 18+ yrs) A fitness class designed for young adults with different learning styles. Class combines 30 minutes of stretching, weights and cardio with 30 minutes of Aqua Zumba in the pool. Instructor: ClaudiaTaylor

Saturday Night Out - Ages: 24+ yrs

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/14/2017, End Date: 03/25/2017, Time: 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

(Ages 24+) Enjoy a monthly Saturday evening together with other adults participating in social, cultural and recreational activities taking place outside the JCC. Activities chosen by the group members with the assistance from their advisors. Participants pay for outside activities. Instructors: Melissa Parker, Willmike Lauture

Yoga for Young Adults - Ages:17-30 yrs

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/15/2017, End Date: 03/19/2017, Time: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

(Ages: 17-30yrs) A fun session on the yoga mat where you will learn breathing techniques and yoga poses to help strengthen and relax your body in a safe environment. Instructor: Lisa Connor

Fun and Games - Ages: 4-9 yrs

BAMSI Early Intervention, Start Date: 01/15/2017, End Date: 03/19/2017, Time: 11:30 AM-12:15 PM

Meets at the BAMSI Early Intervention Program Site 801 Pleasant Street, Brockton (Ages: 4-9 yrs) A program designed to promote social interaction, communication and emotional intelligence while helping children learn skills related to playing games and interacting with others, with the use of drama and play therapy. Instructors: Chanelle Doctor, Jason Mitchell

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