HEALTHY AGING

Stay engaged in our community! These virtual classes, gatherings, and conversations will keep you learning, growing, and thriving.

Programs listed in blue are one-time programs.
Programs listed in purple are ongoing programs.

Times listed are Pacific Time.

Mission College Older Adult Program Spring term

This Current & Cultural Events course  is designed to provide participants with the opportunity to discuss, understand, and explore local, national and international issues in a respectful, meaningful, and active way. This course is discussion based, starting each class with friendly conversation then diving into topics that pique our interest. The goal of this course is to gain a greater understanding and appreciation of key news stories to connect with each other and the world around us.

After an hour of discussion, we will switch gears to explore Cultural Events. We will look at artists and artworks that relate to culturally significant calendar themes with curiosity and openness, inviting sincere dialogue and thoughtful reflection.  We will examine contemporary art through a variety of lenses to understand how art is technically created, and to gain insight into its cultural context and global impact.

Join Mission College Instructor Devra Fox for these weekly updates and discussions.

Class time is 10:00am-12:00pm and ends May 28th

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

REGISTER HERE

For more information, email cherie@jvalley.org.

DAY DATES TIME FEE
Tuesday Ongoing 10:00-12:00pm Free

woman taking notes

Did you know that writing relieves stress and anxiety? Join our weekly writing group. We discuss stories, share ideas and find the collaborative environment to be creative.

This class will be held via Zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining.

For more information, contact Cherie Ravel at cherie@jvalley.org.

REGISTER HERE

DAY DATES TIME FEE
Thursday Ongoing 11:00am-12:00 noon Free

West Valley College Older Adult Program Spring Term

West Valley College will resume Continuing Education Classes for Older Adults on February 1, 2021 via ZOOM.

Join instructor Jan Masters Mondays for Exploring Art History in AmericaThursdays for Great Composers Since 1600, and Fridays for Archeology. These classes are FREE! And open to any resident of California 55+ years of age. But space is limited, so sign up ASAP!

Exploring Art in America 

The Americas are vast in every dimension. Join Jan Masters as we get to know more about the cultural heritages that surround us. Some artists and treasures will be old favorites that may need dusting off, while others may be breaking news as new discoveries of ancient times or new creations of the moment. Bring your curiosity!

Pre-registration is quick and easy through the West Valley webpage. Fill in your personal info, then:
-Click NCAD 145 Older Adult Courses the courses will drop down.
-Click the item to select specific classes to enroll: You can enroll in multiple classes.
-After selecting all your classes click submit.  

For more information, contact cherie@jvalley.org.

REGISTER HERE

DAY DATES TIME FEE
Mondays January 30 - May 28 1:00-2:20pm Free

West Valley College Older Adult Program Spring Term

West Valley College will resume Continuing Education Classes for Older Adults on February 1, 2021 via ZOOM.

Join instructor Jan Masters Mondays for Exploring Art History in AmericaThursdays for Great Composers Since 1600, and Fridays for Archeology. These classes are FREE! And open to any resident of California 55+ years of age. But space is limited, so sign up ASAP!

Great Composers Since 1600 

From Bach to Bartok and Beyond gives us opportunities to experience the many changing faces of musical genius across time and space. Which John Williams is your favorite? Do you prefer Bach the old way, or transcribed by Segovia for the guitar, or jazzed up and messed about ala the Beatles? Join Jan Masters and share your passions and your apprehensions (Opera? Schoenberg?).

Pre-registration is quick and easy through the West Valley webpage. Fill in your personal info, then:
-Click NCAD 145 Older Adult Courses the courses will drop down.
-Click the item to select specific classes to enroll: You can enroll in multiple classes.
-After selecting all your classes click submit.  

For more information, contact cherie@jvalley.org.

REGISTER HERE

DAY DATES TIME FEE
Thursdays January 30 - May 28 1:00-2:20pm Free

Could you or someone you know benefit from a weekly phone call? Need a friendly voice to talk to? The JCC has JBuddies! We’ll partner you with a community member who will call you every week to say hello. If you would like a Buddy or want to be a Buddy, email cherie@apjcc.org.

Learn to use visual, contextual, and environmental cues, preserving hearing and optimizing hearing aid performance. Class is divided into three groups by skill level.

This free class is offered in partnership with Foothill College and is for adults ages 55+. Register by contacting Jackie Brown Lauese at Foothill for a registration packet: lauesejackie@fhda.edu. For additional information about Lip Reading contact Marcia at hear@gizmology.com

Dates and how to participate: Lipreading classes will be available as YouTube videos in the fall for registered students. Classes will begin on September 21. We will start with the YouTube recordings, and then occasionally have some “live” virtual classes, for which the dates are still to be determined.

Follow Marcia’s videos online at:
www.youtube.com/channel/UCU_3Bkf4qYyLAB7ebAnoSWw

** There is no charge for this class, but you must register by contacting Jackie Brown Lauese at Foothill for a registration packet: lauesejackie@fhda.edu.

DAY DATES TIME FEE
See description Ongoing - Free

Mission College Older Adult Program Spring Term

Movie Stars and Their Classic Films 

Do you love classic movies? Do the names of Bogart, Monroe, Hepburn, Wayne, Poitier and James Dean bring to mind some of the greatest experiences you’ve ever had at the cinema? Re-live some of those classic movie moments or experience them for the first time in our new class.

Nathan Watson has been written and lectured extensively on film and television. Join him as he brings to life many of the all-time classics. Register now for this new History of Film class.

For more info, contact cherie@jvalley.org.

REGISTER HERE

DAY DATES TIME FEE
Wednesdays & Thursdays January 30-May 28 1:00-2:00pm Free

West Valley College Older Adult Program Spring Term

West Valley College will resume Continuing Education Classes for Older Adults on February 1, 2021 via ZOOM.

Join instructor Jan Masters Mondays for Exploring Art History in AmericaThursdays for Great Composers Since 1600, and Fridays for Archeology. These classes are FREE! And open to any resident of California 55+ years of age. But space is limited, so sign up ASAP!

Wonders of the World: Archaeology 

There are so many wonders on our planet–not the least of which is the wonder of man’s journey across the miles and and the millennia. How did we get to a world in which information is transmitted by 0s and 1s? Did you know there are 32 symbols shared by all of the prehistoric paintings on every continent? Why are Clovis Points and the Beaker People part of who we are today? Have some fun and stretch your imagination with Jan Masters to discover more.

Pre-registration is quick and easy through the West Valley webpage. Fill in your personal info, then:
-Click NCAD 145 Older Adult Courses the courses will drop down.
-Click the item to select specific classes to enroll: You can enroll in multiple classes.
-After selecting all your classes click submit.  For more information, contact cherie@jvalley.org.

REGISTER HERE

DAY DATES TIME FEE
Fridays January 30 - May 28 1:00-2:20pm Free

West Valley College Older Adult Program Spring Term

West Valley College will resume Continuing Education Classes for Older Adults on February 1, 2021 via ZOOM.

Join instructor Jan Masters Mondays for Exploring Art History in AmericaThursdays for Great Composers Since 1600, and Fridays for Archeology. These classes are FREE! And open to any resident of California 55+ years of age. But space is limited, so sign up ASAP!

Wonders of the World: The Earth
Through the magic of the Internet, we can visit remarkable places on our amazing planet, plunge into the deepest caves and scale the highest mountains –all without getting too hot, too wet or even needing a suitcase. COVID-safe travel at its best. Jan Masters was a tourist and a tour guide in her youth and welcomes you to come away with us.

Pre-registration is quick and easy through the West Valley webpage. Fill in your personal info, then:
-Click NCAD 145 Older Adult Courses the courses will drop down.
-Click the item to select specific classes to enroll: You can enroll in multiple classes.
-After selecting all your classes click submit.  

For more information, contact cherie@jvalley.org.

REGISTER HERE

DAY DATES TIME FEE
Tuesdays January 30 - May 28 3:00-4:20pm Free

All APJCC programming for older adults is made possible, in part,  by a  generous grant from The Myra Reinhard Family Foundation. Continued Learning programs for older adults are made possible, in part, by the Corporate Alliance sponsorship of  Los Gatos Memorial Park & Darling-Fischer. All Cultural Arts programs at the APJCC are made possible, in part, by generous contributions from Doris & Rick z”l Davis, and an Anonymous Donor.