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The Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore at Jewish Family Service Programs in December

Fun seasonal programs to enjoy in December.

In December, The Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore at Jewish Family Service (JFS) will offer 10 interactive, unique, and entertaining programs, including the return of the Holiday Social.

As the year comes to close, plan to participate with friends, family, and neighbors and enjoy these virtual and in-person activities.

Move to the Music – NEW! Sponsored by UMC
Monday, December 5 from 10am to 10:30am
Join UMC’s Exercise Physiologist Karen Cooper for a lively seated Move to the Music class. Movement is key for maintaining mobility, aging healthy, and quality of life. Music is a great human connector on many levels. Put them together for an amazing experience! RSVP by December 1.

Nurse’s Roundtable: Celebrating the Holiday Season
Wednesday, December 7 from 10:30am to 11:30am
Join Nurse Educator Lori Pasahow and Village Community Specialist Tina Serota to share ideas about how to make celebrating the winter holidays easier and less stressful, whether with family, friends or solo. Then, share your thoughts on staying active, connected, and safe when spending more time indoors during the third winter with COVID concerns. RSVP by December 2.

Positivity Project: Morning Refresh
Thursday, December 8 from 10:30am to 11:30am
Start your day in an upbeat way! Explore positivity with JFS Wellness Coordinator Mary Jean Arreola and Village Community Specialist Tina Serota. You’ll learn ways to boost wellness – mind, body and soul. Topics include self-care, mindfulness, gratitude, meditation, resiliency, and more. RSVP by December 2.

The Village Movie Society
Tuesday, December 13 from 10:30am to 11:30am
Join Village Community Specialist Tina Serota for a discussion about the movie, One Special Night, starring Julie Andrews and James Garner as neighbors, although strangers, as they find themselves stranded together during the Thanksgiving holiday due to a snowstorm. The situation provides them with time to share their life stories and get to know each other. Despite their differences, they are undeniably drawn to each other. This movie can be viewed on YouTube. RSVP by December 9.

Holiday Social
Wednesday, December 14 from 4pm to 6pm
After a three-year hiatus, the Holiday Social returns to the Village! Guests will enjoy an early evening holiday program spending time with friends, family, and neighbors. Dance to seasonal music performed live by the band, Even Betta, as well as enjoy refreshments and a chance to win door prizes. The program will take place in the Katz JCC Auditorium, 501 North Jerome Avenue in Margate. This event is free for Holocaust Survivors, Village Members, JCC Members and UMC residents. For non-members, the cost is $5 payable prior to December 6.

Lunch Around Town
Friday, December 16 from 12pm to 1:30pm
Enjoy a leisurely lunch with friends and neighbors while supporting a local restaurant. This month, we’ll dine at Downbeach Deli, located at 8 South Essex Avenue in Margate. Come prepared for good food and fun conversation. Order off the menu and pay individually. RSVP by December 9.

Seated Zumba Gold Class – NEW! Sponsored by UMC
Monday, December 19 from 1:30pm to 2pm
Get energized! Join Licensed Zumba Gold Instructor Diane Poaline for a seated, low-impact, fitness Zumba gold class. Burn calories and improve heart health while moving, and probably singing, to all musical genres. RSVP by December 12.

Comfort Cooking Healthy & Delicious: Holiday Culinary Ideas
Tuesday, December 20 from 10:30am to 11:30am
Join Tina Serota, Village Community Specialist, gourmet cook, and healthy eating enthusiast as she uses farm fresh ingredients to make a lovely holiday spread. Get ideas to prepare a sit-down family dinner, brunch/lunch for friends, buffet for an open house, and holiday table settings. Experience the joy of sharing your favorite holiday recipes and finding new ones. RSVP by December 13.

Positivity Project: Evening Retreat
Wednesday, December 21 from 7pm to 7:30pm
Join JFS Wellness Coordinator Mary Jean Arreola and Village Community Specialist Tina Serota for an evening retreat. Shed the cares of the day and prepare for a restful night. Topics include self-care, mindfulness, gratitude, meditation, resiliency, and more. RSVP by December 14.

Coffee Klatch: Hybrid
Thursday, December 22 from 10:30am to 12pm
Your world in 90 minutes! Join a fast-paced discussion on politics, technology, world events, arts, religion, and more. Moderated by Tina Serota. Attend in-person at the Katz JCC Boardroom, 501 North Jerome Avenue in Margate or via Zoom. RSVP by December 15.

Unless otherwise noted, all programs are free to participate.

You must RSVP for any program by contacting Tina Serota at 609.287.8872 or tserota@jfsatlantic.org. A Zoom link will be e-mailed to you.

About The Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore

The Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore is a membership program for adults over the age of 50.

The program provides Intergenerational Events, Transportation, Grocery Shopping and Delivery, Kosher Meals on Wheels, and more.

For information or to join The Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore, contact Tina Serota at 609.287.8872 or tserota@jfsatlantic.org or visit jfsvillagebytheshore.org.

About Jewish Family Service

Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties (JFS) encourages strong families, thriving children, healthy adults, energized seniors, and vital communities.

With dozens of program areas, JFS specializes in counseling, mental health services, homeless programs, vocational services, adult and older adult services, and also hosts an on-site food pantry.

The agency impacts 8,000 lives throughout Atlantic and Cape May Counties each year.

JFS’ mission is to motivate and empower people to realize their potential and enhance their quality of life.

In keeping with Jewish values and the spirit of tikkun olam (healing the world), JFS provides services with integrity, compassion, respect and professionalism regardless of their religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age, or background.

For more information or to keep up-to-date with JFS events and programs, visit www.jfsatlantic.org or follow on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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