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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.

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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Adult Adapted Aquatics - 22+ yrs

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/04/2016, End Date: 03/21/2016, 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

L'Chaim(To Life) Fun, Fitness and Community-31+yrs

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/05/2016, End Date: 03/15/2016, 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

Tikvah Jewish Social Group - 31+ yrs

ELC Brookline, Start Date: 01/10/2016, End Date: 03/06/2016, Time: 12:00 PM-5:00 PM

(Ages: 31+ yrs) Enhance social and community skills and celebrate Jewish holidays with adults with mild/moderate learning differences. Activities include visits to museums, the aquarium, holiday shopping at the mall, dining out and other leisure time activities. Meetings are held at the JCC Early Learning Center in Brookline and in the community. Participants pay for outside activities. Leaders: Frank McManus, Becca Pearl

Adult Activity Group - 30+ yrs

BAMSI Day Habilitation, Start Date: 01/11/2016, End Date: 03/14/2016, Time: 6:30 PM-8:30 PM

BAMSI Day Habilitation 521 Washington Street, Stoughton A monthly social group for adults with mild learning differences, offering opportunities for a variety of leisure-time activities such as craft projects, games, cooking and restaurants. Participants pay for outside activities. Leaders: Maryellen McNally, Erin Donahue

Gentle Yoga - 25+ yrs

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/21/2016, End Date: 03/24/2016, Time: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

(Ages: 25+ yrs) This class is designed for people with Multiple Sclerosis and other physical limitations. Using the "Body Awareness" approach of Pathways Yoga, a sense of wholeness and balance is created.  Meditation, guided imagery and gentle restorative exercises are used to help relieve pain and anxiety, optimizing the participant's physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being.  The class is designed for participants to either stay in a chair or use a mat. Instructors: Angela Wasson, Mieko Yamamoto

Fitness, Fun and Swim - ages 18+

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/23/2016, End Date: 03/26/2016, 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: Diane Taylor

Saturday Night Out - 24+ yrs

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/23/2016, End Date: 03/19/2016, Time: 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

(Ages 24+) Enjoy a monthly Saturday evening together with other adults with mild learning differences. Activities include holiday shopping at the mall, bowling, movies, dining out, etc. Participants pay for outside activities. Instructors: Kaitlin Scorzella, Melissa Parker

Yoga for Differently-abled Young Adults-17-30yrs

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/24/2016, End Date: 03/20/2016, Time: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

(Ages 17 - 30) 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 - 4 -9 yrs

BAMSI Early Intervention, Start Date: 01/24/2016, End Date: 03/20/2016, 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 help children learn skills related to playing games and interacting with others. Geared to the needs of children with attention issues or mild developmental concerns who may benefit from a smaller class size. Instructors: Chanelle Doctor, Jason Mitchell

Fun and Games - 4 -9 yrs

BAMSI Early Intervention, Start Date: 01/24/2016, End Date: 03/20/2016, Time: 12:30 PM-1:15 PM

Meets at the BAMSI Early Intervention Program Site 801 Pleasant Street, Brockton (Ages: 4 -7 yrs) A program designed to help children learn skills related to playing games and interacting with others. Geared to the needs of children with attention issues or mild developmental concerns who may benefit from a smaller class size. Instructors: Chanelle Doctor, Jason Mitchell

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