Jewish Family and Children’s Services are celebrating their one-year anniversary of the “Center for Senior Enrichment”

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We look at virtual programming for Seniors on zoom as part of our monthly AARP sponsored segment that highlights issues important to older adults in Arizona. Jewish Family and Children’s Services is celebrating its 1 year anniversary of providing virtual classes through its “Center for Senior Enrichment.” For more, we spoke with Center’s Site Director, Jennifer Brauner.

“Jewish Family and Children Service Center for Senior Enrichment went live virtually November 1st of 2020, so we’re coming up to our one-year mark…and we have a big celebration planned for that day. We will be celebrating our success of us being virtual an all the growth that has taken place this past year,” Brauner said.

The program is free and open to all Seniors in Maricopa County.

They offer live classes five days a week on Zoom and a wide-variety of programming, “everything from exercise classes to lecture series, to partnerships with museums,” Brauner said.

“We have incredible opportunities for our participants to join us daily if they would like on Zoom and to engage with others. During this time, there’s been a lot of isolation and this program has allowed for helping those participants in feeling more like a sense of community with each other,” Brauner said.

All of the programs are interactive and are all on Zoom.

These programs, “allow for people that have felt this isolation during this period of time to come together, engage with others, and to learn new things. There are so many programs that we offer that maybe a participant didn’t even think about picking up before,” Brauner said.

Jennifer Brauner, Site Director Senior Enrichment Center, Jewish Family & Children's Service

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