by Lewis Wasel
(Edmonton) – Who is a senior, anyway? According to The Jewish Senior Citizens Centre (JSCC), it is anyone who is 55 years of age or older.
Why did I become a member? When I was about 57 and still working full time, I read that the Jewish Senior Citizens Centre in Edmonton was having a bus trip to see a musical at the Rosebud Theatre near Drumheller. I thought that would be a fun way to spend a day off from work and see a part of Alberta that I had never seen before. So, I signed my wife and myself up as members of the JSCC and went on that trip. I did not attend another function of the JSCC until the next year when we went on that bus tour again. Eventually we attended more programs of the JSCC. Later I accepted nomination to the board and now I am the president.
You may ask what this has to do with you or with anything. I will try to answer that question. Different people will become members of the JSCC for different reasons. There are a variety of programs that will attract a variety of interested people. There are exercise classes, Ikebana (Japanese flower arranging), book club, educational classes, bridge and mah jong, lunches, interesting speakers, holiday celebrations such as our Purim Shpiel, a Russian club and more. The potential expansion of our programs is only limited by the imagination of our members.
The Jewish Seniors Centre is a place where members can simply meet and have some casual conversation. It is a place that is waiting to welcome you. If you are thinking of joining but are not sure, come for lunch on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday and see what it is like. It would be best to check with the Centre or look at its calendar to make sure there is a lunch on the day you would like to come. For more information, call us 780-488-4241 or email firstname.lastname@example.org