The JCC on the Cohn Campus offers social and fitness programs for the mature adult to connect with others through an array of engaging and lively events.  From exercises for active aging, to ballroom dancing, to bridge, to the News Schmooze discussion group, you will enjoy comradery and stimulation at the JCC.

Programming for Active Adults

From lively concerts to excursions about town to stimulating classes, Active Adults enjoy comradery and fun at the JCC.  The dedicated volunteers in the Active Adult Planning Group are committed to making sure that whatever your interest, there is sure to be something for you at the JCC.

The Phyllis Borell Jetsetters Program
Meets the fourth Thursday of every month | 11 AM – 12:30 PM

Nov 21 | November: Special Thanksgiving Jetsetters 
Dec 27 | Special New Year’s Jetsetters
Free |Suggested donation of $5 to cover the cost of lunch.


Wednesday Movie Matinee: Classic Film Series
W 1:30 - 3:30 PM | Dec 5 | Singing in the Rain


Top ranked classic musicals.  Enjoy movies, popcorn, post-film discussion, and a good time with friends at the JCC.

  • Wed. | Dec 5 | Singing in the Rain


Admission is FREE and includes popcorn and beverage.

Rabbi’s Lunch & Learn: The Other Four Questions With Rabbi Rosenberg
Wednesdays | December 12 | February 13 | April 17


Everything you wanted to know about the Jewish holidays but were afraid to ask.  Rabbi Rosenberg explains the background and significance of the major Jewish holidays and traditions.

Active Adult Program Planning Group 

Meets every Friday | 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM


Friendly weekly get together to share ideas and suggestions of interesting new activities, excursions and events for active adults.

News Talk (formerly News Schmooze):

Friday, Nov 23 | 10:30 AM


Don’t shout at the television - join us instead for a respectful exchange of ideas.  If you are looking for a place to discuss current international, national, state and local news, then you will enjoy this group.  All views are welcomed.  This discussion group is led by Pat Renfroe.

Biblical Literature
Meets every other Wednesday
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM


Biblical Literature is a course which provides the student the opportunity to see the Bible as a great piece of remarkable writing with every aspect of literary greatness imaginable. It is not a lecture course but a discussion course with open participation. It is also not a course in religion and is appropriate for people of all faiths, or none.


Members: $3 | Guest: $4

Chess Lessons | Any Level  
Meets every Monday | 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM


Have you ever wanted to learn to play chess? Do you know the basics, but it’s been a while? Come schmooze, play and learn in a friendly environment.


Mah Jongg Open Play
Tuesdays - Thursdays | 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

If you're looking for a friendly place to get together and play Mah Jongg, this is it. Novices and experienced players welcome.


Canasta Open Play
Meets every Friday | 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM


Join us in the Senior Lounge on Fridays for a friendly game of Canasta. Socialize, make new friends, and brush up on your favorite game.



Crochet Lessons
Monday | 10:30 AM – 12 PM
Sept 17 – December 24
Members: $25 | Guests: $30 | Pro-rating options available


Express yourself! Be creative! Join us at the JCC on the Cohn Campus for an exciting crochet class taught by Judy Balber. Bring your yarn, crochet hooks, and any pattern that you wish to work on during this stress-free and relaxing class.

Trivial Pursuit & Pizza
Meets second Thursday of the month
Time: 11:45AM – 12:45PM



Get in on the fun and exercise your mind with this old time favorite. Enjoy an hour friendly challenge with a slice of pizza thrown in.


Donations are welcomed to cover the cost of lunch.

Yiddish Nostalgia
Meets the fourth Thursday of the month | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Nov 21* | Dec 27


Join Ruth Weston and her faithful group of Yiddish enthusiasts. Gather to chat and share favorite expressions and reminisce.

*Special November Thanksgiving date


Game Show Thursdays & Pizza
Th | 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM | Second Thursday of the month


Get in on the fun and exercise your mind with this old time favorite.  Enjoy an hour friendly challenge, with a slice of pizza thrown in.



Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at USF


Along life’s journey, learning never ends! In partnership with USF, the JCC on the Cohn Campus now offers beginning computer classes and water color painting classes. Live, Learn & Grow!

JCC on the Cohn Campus proudly offers the Silver Sneakers program.

This no cost, mind and body approach to healthy active aging is the ideal program for seniors. The JCC on the Cohn Campus provides the perfect community wellness program, built around a safe and comfortable environment.


Personalized tours available by appointment.

This national initiative was launched to improve the lives of  people  impacted  by  Parkinson’s  through  exercise,  support,  education  and  social  activities.  With  a  focus  on  dignity,  hope  and  possibility,  our  aim  is  to  make  sure that you and your family and friends feel active, connected and empowered in a strong, welcoming and Parkinson’s-educated community.

For more information please contact Pnina Levermore, Adult and Senior Program Manager, at .