Programs H - Z

*Due to COVID19 all active 50+ program dates are tentative at this time.


Program Information

All Active 50+ programs are held at the Jessie Brock Community Center, 310 North Dillard Street, unless otherwise noted.

Programs

The Ink and Quill Writing Group

Enjoy writing? Regardless of your ambitions or goals you will find stimulating fellowship and writing encouragement. Learn different styles of writing and share ideas to develop plots, characters and scenes to bring stories to life.  Registration required.

  • 1st Monday of each month 
  • 2:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Free!

Line Dancing 

It is a dance that is choreographed with sequences of steps that are repeated and a group of people dance in one or more lines, all facing the same direction and performing the steps at the same time. Good exercise and great fun. The first 30 minutes of each class is dedicated to beginners and learning the basic steps of the program.

  • Wednesdays
  • 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
  • $5 City Resident; $7 Nonresident

A Matter of Balance

This four-week Matter of Balance class, is a nationally recognized program that emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls.  Empowering the participant to view falls as controllable, learn exercises specifically designed to help prevent falls and learning small changes one can make which will increase our confidence in the future.  Advanced registration is required and space is limited.  A complimentary snack will be provided.

  • Tuesday/Thursday, February 2 – February 25
  • 1:30 am – 3:30 pm
  • Free!

Sit, Stitch ‘n Give

Does life have you all tied up in knots?   Join us for a chance to unwind. Come chat, knit, crochet, embroider, etc., and laugh with those who understand your desire to take a long piece of thread fiber and create a beloved "work of heart". Registration required.

Date:     Wednesdays 

Time:    10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Fee:       Free!

Scavenger Hunt

This activity can be fun and will get you out of the house.  Do it with a friend, or by yourself.  Once you register, you will be sent a list of items to find.  Take a picture of each item and when you find all the items, text or e-mail them back to Jessie Brock Community Center—instructions will be on the list sent to you.  Your name may be drawn for a prize.  Registration required.

  • February 24–March 31.
  • Free

Tax-Aide: AARP Foundation 

AARP is offering free tax help to low-to moderate-income taxpayers, especially those 60 and older at the Jessie Brock Community Center. Tax assistance is by appointment only and can be scheduled by visiting https://tinyurl.com/jessiebrock. All available times will be listed. 

  • Wednesdays, March 10 – April 14
  • 9 am – 12 pm
  • Free!

West Orange Page Turners Book Club

Bring a friend and discover current and classic authors. New members and titles are always welcome.  Registration required.

  • 2nd Monday of each month.  
  • 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Free!

Wii Bowling League

Do you still have a passion for bowling but do not have the time, energy or strength to make it to the lanes? Teams of two are forming now for a new Wii bowling 12-week league. Teams bowl January 19-April 12.  Registration required.    

  • $1 per person, per week (12-weeks) Pay first week of bowling

Zumba Gold

Active older adults who are looking for a modified Zumba class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower-intensity.  Zumba Gold introduces easy-to-follow Zumba choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination.

  • Mondays | 1:30 – 2:15 pm
  • Thursdays | 11:30 am – 12:15 pm      
  • $3 per class City Resident / $4 Nonresident