Caring for Those with Alzheimer`s and Dementia


Caring for Those with Alzheimer`s and Dementia
Heritage Center 65+ November Chesvan/Kislev 5774
Caring for Those with
Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Sunday, November 3, 2:00pm
sther Kreek, local author, will tell the touching story of caring for her husband who had Alzheimer’s
disease. Learn about resources, organizations and support groups in the Kansas City area available
to caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Esther has published a book and it will
be available for purchase. Reservations are requested but not required. For more information, please
contact Dawn Herbet at 913-327-8239. Co-sponsored by Jewish Family Services [email protected], The
Heritage Center of the Jewish Community Center and the Johnson County Library.
Bad Weather Alert
In the event of inclement weather, all Heritage Center programs are canceled anytime
Blue Valley School District has canceled classes. For verification, members may call the
Heritage Center reservation line at 913-327-8243 for a recorded message. If there is no
message, programs will be held as normal.
Heritage Center 65+ is a program of
The Jewish Community Center of
Greater Kansas City made possible
by major funding from The Jewish
Heritage Foundation of Greater
Kansas City, Jewish Federation and
United Way of Greater Kansas City.
Office Hours
Leaving a Legacy
The Heritage Center’s Tree of Life is a great opportunity
to remember and honor someone you love. A gift of just $100
or more will purchase an engraved leaf that will be proudly displayed on
the Tree of Life located within the Heritage Center. See a member of the
Heritage Center staff for more information.
Thank You
8:30am - 4:30pm
Heritage Center
Rod Minkin, Chairman
Stephen Feinstein
Merrill Goldberg
Sonny Jaben
Billie Lash
Alice Lewinsohn
Mike Rogovein
Bonnie Rosen
Phil Rubenstein
Bobbi Russell
Merna Siegler
Arlene Shalinsky
Ann Stern
Contributions are an integral part of sustaining the Heritage Center. We
invite you to consider the Heritage Center in your charitable giving.
Thank you to all our contributors and the following individuals for
September contributions.
Sam & Janice Balot
Bob & Helen Bushman
Fran Emmer
Shirley Fishman
Martin & Jeannine Fox
Sukey Fox
Rudy & Phyllis Green
Mary Lee Henderson
Lorraine Hersh
Bill & Babs Lowenstein
Gloria Moore
Morton & Harriet Mann
Adele Price-Mushkin
Arnold & Stella Parris
Gladys Pfau
Carole Plesser
Myrna Rosenthal
Merna Siegler
Harriet Siess
Stanford Zeldin
Train Excursion to
Jefferson City
The mission of The Heritage
Center of the Jewish Community
Center is to encourage senior
adults age sixty-five and above
to participate in educational,
cultural, spiritual, fitness and
social programs in order
to decrease the potential for
isolation and to increase
connection to the Jewish
community. The focus of the
program is on self-determination
and self-direction in order to
promote independence.
the Heritage
Center in your
Will or Trust
Tuesday, November 19
Enjoy an all day Amtrak train excursion to historical Jefferson City. Eat
lunch (on your own) upon arrival at the Grand Café located near the train
station. Participants will then walk a short distance to the Capital District
and will be given guided tours of the Missouri State Capital and the Governor’s Mansion. Ample time is available to tour the Governor’s Garden
and the historical landmarks near the railroad station. Prior to leaving
Jefferson City enjoy an ice cream nosh (on your own) at the highly rated
Central Dairy. This trip requires a lot of walking and participants must
provide their own transportation to and from the Amtrak Station in Lee’s
Summit, Missouri (16 mi from JCC). The cost for the Amtrak roundtrip
ticket is $37.40. The train will depart at 8:51 am and return at
This is not a Heritage Center sponsored program. For more information contact Sheldon Wishna at 913-327-7535.
Health and Fitness
Good to Know: Hip and Knee Care
Tue Nov 5
Saint Luke’s Wellness Room at the JCC
Cost: Free
Every year, more than 600,000 Americans undergo hip or knee
replacement surgery, and those numbers are expected to rise as baby
boomers live longer, more active lives. A Saint Luke’s South Hospital
orthopedic nurse will lead the discussion about when to visit your
doctor, what joint replacement involves, and other information about
joint health. Register by calling Saint Luke’s Concierge at 816-9325100.
Wellbeing: A More Balanced You
“The Exercise class keeps us more agil
the comaraderie of all the members.” e. I like
--Pat Trapp
Thu Nov 14
Saint Luke’s Wellness Cost: Free
Room at the JCC
Join a discussion about wellbeing - and how to create a more balanced, healthier, happier you. Wellbeing is different
for each individual, but universally incorporates a holistic approach on multiple dimensions that affect quality of
life. Register by calling Saint Luke’s Concierge at 816-932-5100.
What’s Flu and What’s a Cold?
Mon Nov 18
Saint Luke’s Wellness Room at the JCC
Cost: Free
Influenza and the common cold are both respiratory illnesses, but they are
caused by different viruses. Because both sometimes have similar symptoms,
it’s often hard to tell the difference based on symptoms alone. Learn more
about the differences between flu and cold - and how to treat each. Register by
calling Saint Luke’s Concierge at 816-932-5100.
AARP Driver Safety Class
Mon/Tue Nov 11/12 10:00am-3:00pm
Board Room
Cost: $12.00 AARP Members/$14.00 nonmembers
All insurance companies selling auto insurance in Kansas must by law offer you a
discount on your present auto insurance premium for attending this state approved
program. This two day course is a mix of video and instructor presentations and you
will be issued a certificate to present to your insurance carrier. Pay instructor day of
class. Must provide AARP membership number the first day of class. Call 913-3278046 to register.
Health and Fitness
Exercise Punch Card
Purchase a 5, 10 or 20 punch card and utilize it for the
Heritage Center exercise classes listed below. Just
bring your punch card to class and the instructor will
take care of the rest. Cards may be purchased at the
JCC main reception desk.
5-punch $18; 10-punch $30; 20-punch $60
Practical Brain Training
10:00am-11:00am Club Rm 3
Cost: Free
In addition to specific brain exercises,
this class keeps participants up to date
on the latest medical and scientific
findings related to senior brain and
body health. Instructor: Sharon
Cardio Fitness
Gentle Pilates
11:00am-12:00pm Studio Two
Cost: 1 punch per class
Pilates is an ordered series of exercises that works
the entire body from top to bottom. All floor work.
Instructor: Susan Kivett
One Hour Total Fit
11:00am-12:00pm Studio Two
Cost: 1 punch per class
One Hour Total Fitness is a conditioning class working
on muscle, strength, endurance, balance and flexibility.
Kinesis Class
11:00am & 11:30am Kinesis Suite
Cost: 1 punch per class
Kinesis is an emphasis on controlled movements,
developing strength, balance, flexibility and
cardiovascular fitness. Instructor: Susan Kivett
Chair Yoga
Studio One
Chair yoga includes stretching poses (asanas),
breathwork (prana yama) and meditation for the purpose
of promoting flexibility and mobility. Instructor: Robin
Cost: Free
This low impact class focuses on cardio, strength,
flexibility and balance. Participants can sit or stand.
Visiting Nurse
Next Visit Dec 30 9:00am-10:30am
Cost: Free
In an effort to serve more Heritage Center participants,
the VNA will be coming on various times/days each
month. Check the Prime Times monthly for the
most current schedule. Blood Pressure readings are
taken each month, glucose test will be given in the
odd months. The glucose test does require a 2 hour
fast. Appointments not required. Note: No VNA in
Water Fit
Indoor Pool
Cost: Free
Participants must obtain a Heritage Center restricted
membership card available at the main JCC reception
desk. Instructor: Bonnie Pennington
Special Events
Movie Matinee-The Heat
Mon Nov 11
Heritage Center
Cost: Free
Uptight FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock)
and foul-mouthed Boston cop Shannon Mullins (Melissa
McCarthy) couldn’t be more incompatible. But when they
join forces to bring down a ruthless drug lord, they become
the last thing anyone expected: buddies. Rated R for pervasive
language, strong crude content and some violence. Running
time is 117 minutes.
Tues Nov 19
Heritage Center
Cost: Donations Accepted
Join SMART Men (Sports Minded Adults Reminiscing Together)
for a complimentary breakfast at 8:30am and listen to the guest
speaker at 9:00am. This month’s speaker is Steve Physioc. He
currently is a play by play announcer for the Kansas City Royals
and is an alumni of Kansas State University.
Twelve O’Clock Comes Twice!
Tue, December 31
Heritage Center
Cost: $10.00
Get a head start ringing in 2013 at the Heritage Center’s New
Year’s Eve party! Be the first ones to celebrate when the “first”
12 o’clock arrives! Join us in the Heritage Center, which will be
transformed into the “Heritage Club 12”, at 11:30 am for hors
d’oeuvres as we “count down” to 12 o’clock! We will provide
the party favors, music and champagne toast! Then enjoy a
wonderful luncheon featuring baked salmon. After lunch, listen
to live entertainment. Pre-paid, nonrefundable reservations are
required by Thursday, December 26.
Book Club
Thur Nov 7
Conf Rm A
Cost: Free
All books are provided by the Heritage Center through
the Johnson County Library. “Brava, Valentine” by
Adriana Trigiani will be distributed November 7.
“It’s wonderful for me to be able to bring my son
and grandaughter to the Heritage Center and enjoy
lunch together.” [pictured left to right Sheldon
Wishna, Victor Wishna, Vivian Wishna]
--Sheldon Wishna
Conversation Café
Conf Rm A
Cost: Free
Led by Bob Gast, cafés are unique because their intent
is to foster inquiry, involving minds and hearts, rather
than debate. A specific topic is discussed in a structured
manner, allowing all participants to have the freedom to
say what is on their minds. No pre-registration required.
Hot Topics: Jewish News, Ideas,
and Culture
11:00am-12:00pm Board Rm
Cost: Free
This series features a spotlight on the most talked about
and meaningful issues of our time. Led by popular
facilitator Bob Gast. No pre-registration required.
Tue 1:30pm-3:30pm
Cost: Free
Get together on Tuesday afternoons to play this popular
game. The games are open to beginners who need some
instruction or for those who already know the game.
Mon11:00am-12:00pmConf Rm A
Cost: Free
Instructor: Marilyn Harrison
Cost: Free
This interactive group sings, shares musical trivia, and
is currently singing and discussing the famous works of
composers and lyricists. Experience the camaraderie and
gain some insight into the wonderful world of music with
Barbara Katz and continue the fun with lunch at noon.
Legacy Writing Essays
Mon Jan 13 11:00am-12:00pm
Board Rm
This is an introductory presentation on the upcoming
series. Check it out to see if you’d like to commit to
a series of six subsequent Monday classes beginning
January 20th that will enable you to write continually
at the conclusion of the series. The goal is to help each
student develop a collection of essays that will express
what you consider most valuable about your life.
Bridge Lessons & Play
Cost: Free
Want to get back into the game but need to refresh your
skills? Each week instructor Bob Kleban teaches a
Bridge lesson to help keep your skills sharp. The lesson
is followed by open play with other students. New
players contact the Heritage Center, 913-327-8046.
Cheshvan 5774/
Kislev 5774
Lunch is $5 for individuals 65 and older $7 for under 65. Reservations must
be made by 1pm the day before. Please call 913-327-8043. Reservations
made after this time or same day walk-ins are not guaranteed a meal.
Lunch is served promptly at noon.
Hip and Knee Care 9am
Hot Dog (M)
Tuna Salad (D)
Stuffed Shells (D)
Stuffed Peppers (M)
28th of Cheshvan
Cabbage Roll (M)
Salami & Eggs (M)
1st of Kislev
2nd of Kislev
AARP Driver Safety 10am
Movie Matinee 12:45pm AARP Driver Safety 10am
Tuna Casserole (D)
Grilled Chicken Salad (M)
8th of Kislev
What’s Flu? 10:30am
Mushroom Barley Soup
15th of Kislev
9th of Kislev
iphone/ipad 101 10:30am
SMART Men 8:30am
Russian Salad (M)
16th of Kislev
iphone/ipad 101 10:30am
Quiche (D)
Bagel & Lox (D)
3rd of Kislev
4th of Kislev
A More Balanced You 10am
Egg Salad (D)
Chili (M)
5th of Kislev
Salmon (D)
10th of Kislev
Blintzes (D)
11th of Kislev
Spaghetti & Meat Sauce
12th of Kislev
Pickleball Tournament
Baked Chicken (M)
17th of Kislev
Chicken Casserole (M)
18th of Kislev
Happy Thanksgiving
19th of Kislev
Salmon Patty (D)
22nd of Kislev
23rd of Kislev
25th of Kislev
26th of Kislev
Pickleball Open Play
Mon & Wed 9:00am-11:00am
JCC Gymnasium
Cost: $2
Play doubles or singles in this informal open play.
Pickleball is a great sport for beginners and experienced
players. Traditionally played on a badminton-sized
court with special Pickleball paddles made of wood or
high-tech aerospace materials. The ball used is similar
to a wiffle ball, but slightly smaller.
Pickleball Tournament
24th of Kislev
Friday, Nov 22
Cost $20 per person
Awards will be presented for divisions
in Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles and Mixed
Doubles. T-shirts are available for $6, lunch for $7. This
tournament has a 5-game guarantee and players are
responsible for refereeing their own games. You must be
50 by the registration deadline of November 15 to enter.
iphone and ipad 101
Tue Nov 19& 20
10:30am-11:30am Skills Lab
Cost: $5 per class
Have you recently purchased an iphone or ipad and
want to learn how to use it? This class is for you. Bring
your phone or ipad to class. Preregister.
November 19 - iphone & ipad Essentials
We will teach you about charging your phone, on/off/
sleep, volume and mute, home button, making and
answering calls, add a contact, check voice mail, using
voice control for hands free dialing, running an app,
closing an ap, sending a text,
setting up email and taking photos.
November 20 - iphone and ipad
tips and tricks
We’ll cover attaching photos
to text and email, saving a
photo from an email, typing
essentials, customizing settings
and usefull apps.
Heritage Center 65+
This a monthly publication of
The Jewish Community Center of
Greater Kansas City
5801 W 115th St
Overland Park, KS 66211
JCC Main Reception Desk...........................................913-327-8000
Reservation Line...........................................................913-327-8243
Sandra Greason, Heritage Ctr. Director.......................913-327-8042
Tracie Holley, Administrative Assistant......................913-327-8044
Sandy Terwilliger, Program Coordinator.....................913-327-8046
Janie Weeks, Kitchen Supervisor.................................913-327-8043
Carrie Brandt, Cook.....................................................913-327-8043
Same Day Lunch cancelations/substitutions................913-327-8043
Helpful Information
Information and Referrals
Life transitions can create new challenges. Jewish Senior Network (JSN) works with you and your family to assess
those challenges and address them. JSN is an established program of Jewish Family Services (JFS). If you would like
assistance finding needed services contact the Jewish Senior Network by calling 913-327-4677.
Financial Assistance
Sometimes we all hit bumps in the road where a little help is needed. If you are experiencing such bumps, we’re
here to help. We make every effort to ensure our programs are barrier free. To learn if you qualify for reduced rate
or free of charge programs please complete a Financial Assistance Application Form. Forms are available at the
Heritage Center office.
Transportation to and from the Heritage Center is a service provided by the Jewish Community Center. Limited
door-to-door rides are available Monday through Friday. New riders should call the Heritage Center for assistance in
setting up their first ride. Cost is $2 each way.
Bubbe’s Kitchen
The Heritage Center is a great place for a delicous, fresh meal. Lunch is served Monday
through Friday at noon. Reservation should be made in advance. To make a reservation
call the reservation line at 913-327-8243 and leave a message. Reservations are taken
up to two weeks in advance. If you don’t like the main entree, no problem. We offer the
following alternatives with advance notice: egg salad, tuna salad, gefilte fish and garden
salad. Cost is $5. Also enjoy frozen carryout meals such as barley soup, matzo ball
soup, blintzes and cabbage rolls.

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