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Social & Wellness Programs for Adults 60+

Couple dancingWith daily exercise classes, art classes, games, cultural programs, and live entertainment, the College Avenue Center is a great place to spend your day and meet new friends. Learn in the computer lab, exercise in the many fitness classes, watch a film in the movie room, and enjoy good conversations with friends. Make sure you join us for a hot kosher lunch and soup and salad bar served daily. Full of warmth and energy, you’re sure to leave the Center with a smile.

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A FREE opportunity to check how your car “fits” you!

Friday, May 8 • 10:00am–2:00pm
College Avenue Center 4855 College Ave. San Diego 92115

Developed by AAA, AARP, and the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) partnership, CarFit’s trained professionals will take you through a 12-point checklist with your vehicle and recommend minor adjustments that will help make your car “fit” better for your comfort and safety. An occupational therapist will also provide information on how to maintain and strengthen driving health.

Call (858) 637-7330 to reserve your spot!

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Programs & Services 

Woman in Art ClassArt Classes
Multimedia, watercolor, crafts, sewing, and needlepoint. 

Cozy Café
A coffee and light snack cart in a relaxing café style atmosphere. WiFi available.

Cultural Programs
Writing classes, singing groups, music appreciation and history classes, Jewish programs, and more.

Educational Programs
Programs explore healthy aging, current events, legal assistance, driver safety, and money management.

Weekly musical groups, Sing-a-Longs, classical music performances, dance performances, and weekly movies.

Fitness Classes
Tai Chi, Yoga, Ballroom Dancing, Line Dancing, Low Impact Aerobics, Feeling Fit (Balance, Toning, and Strengthening), Arthritis Exercise, Walking Group, Pilates, Zumba, and more.

Bingo, Mah Jongg, Scrabble, Poker, Pinochle, Bridge, and more.

Health Presentations
Blood pressure screenings, health related lectures, and a yearly health fair offering flu shots.

Monthly Outings and Daytrips
Trips to casinos, outdoor concerts, theatres, and more.

Soup and Salad Bar 
College Avenue Older Adult Center Participant at Salad BarAs part of the College Avenue Center’s philosophy to promote healthy aging among older adults, the Center offers a soup and salad bar as a lunchtime meal choice. This lunch program is partially funded by a grant from the County of San Diego, Aging & Independence Services.

The soup and salad bar is available Monday–Friday, featuring all the fixings for a nutritious and flavorful mid-day lighter meal: soup, salad greens, fruit, vegetables, dressings, protein, and bread. With the salad bar, the Center is able to offer both a hot and cold kosher lunch option as well as fresh produce, seasonal menu items, and vegetarian meal options.

The soup and salad bar opens at 11:30am while supplies last. The hot meal service begins at 12:00pm for a suggested donation of $4 for adults 60+ and a $7 fee for all other guests. No reservations are required.

Cyber Cafe at the College Avenue Center

The Cyber Café at the College Avenue Center
Sharpen your technology skills and pick up new ones at our Cyber Cafe. Programs include:

  • OASIS Connections Classes – Enjoy hands-on classes geared to basic computer education in a relaxed environment. Connect with friends on Facebook, research your family’s genealogy, read the news—your options are unlimited!
  • Open Lab – Work at your own pace in our computer lab and sharpen your skills. Open Lab always has expert tutors around if you need help.
  • Brain Fitness – Strengthen your communication skills, memory, and thinking in classes that feature the Posit Science Brain Fitness Program™—a breakthrough technology designed by top scientists to improve memory and sharpen thinking. Learn more>>
  • Workshops – Informative sessions on a wide variety of topics teach you everything you need to know about the computer! From email to online banking and how to digitally rent a book or find a video on YouTube, you’ll be an expert in no time!
“I thoroughly enjoyed the class and can’t wait for the next session. Also, my friendship circle has been expanded by the other members of the brain fitness class. We still get together once a month for lunch. This is not something I would have been able to do on my own at home!” - Naomi T.

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Fresh Market at the College Avenue Center
College Avenue Center Fresh MarketThe College Avenue Center offers a farmers' market-style "Fresh Market" for seniors every second Wednesday of the month from 12:30–1:30pm at the Center. In collaboration with the Hand Up Youth Food Pantry and Feeding America San Diego, Fresh Market offers College Avenue Center participants the chance to fill a bag with healthy, seasonal produce of their choice. Participants even receive a recipe card to help them prepare the produce they receive!

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Hours & Fees
The College Avenue Center is open Monday–Friday from 8:00am–4:00pm. Program fees vary from class to class.

Roundtrip transportation is available to participants living in the surrounding area for a suggested donation of $4.00 each way. Call us to reserve your ride in advance.

Lunch is offered daily at 12:00pm for a suggested donation of $4 for adults 60+ and a $7 fee for all others.

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Learning, Friendship & Connection
Poker ClubWhether you are interested in joining one engaging class a week or you’re ready to make the College Avenue Center your home away from home Monday through Friday—we are here for you.

By becoming a member at College Avenue, you’ll gain access to 260 delicious meals, 572 exercise classes to keep you healthy, 260 days to make new friends, 180 opportunities to learn new computer skills, 52 engaging lectures, 12 monthly newsletters to keep you connected, plus health care clinics, birthday celebrations, and so much more!

Choose the Annual Membership Level that’s right for you. Then mail or bring to the College Avenue Center this application form and a personal check for your chosen membership level (if applicable).

Basic Enrollment
FREE for singles and couples!
Includes the following benefits:

  • Access to the College Avenue Center, where you can enjoy hot lunch and salad bar, engaging classes, live entertainment, Monday Movies, lab time in the Cyber Café, and more (fees may apply)
  • Newsletter emailed directly to your inbox

Community Membership
Single/$48 • Couple/$60
Includes benefits listed above, plus:

  • Joint membership to the College Avenue Center and the North County Inland Center in Poway
  • Newsletter mailed to your home or emailed directly to your inbox
  • Minimum 20% discounts on programs, classes, and entertainment
  • FREE open lab time at our Cyber Café
  • FREE Monday Movies

VIP Membership
Single/$80 • Couple/$100
Includes benefits listed above, plus:

  • Preferred seating at in-house special events
  • Recognition as a VIP Member in our monthly newsletter
  • Access to an exclusive VIP Member event
  • Waived On the Go Enrollment Fees

For more information, call (858) 637-3270.

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Beth Jacob
4855 College Avenue
San Diego, CA 92115

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San Diego County

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With Joanne Price
Thursday, August 19 at 12:45 pm
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or pelvic fractures and have debilitating effects.
Join Joanne Price, gerontologist, author and host of
Elder Talk Radio on AM 1170 on Sunday mornings.
Joanne will present ways to keep us safe in our home
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Project Wildlife
Tuesday, August 24 at 12:45 pm
This non-profit organization visits
community groups all over San Diego.
Their purpose is to educate others about conservation
and wildlife care. They will be bringing a variety of wild
animals for us to visit with. (Don’t worry, they are not
too big). These animals were injured and Project
Wildlife now takes care of them and helps them to
maintain their lives. We will get an up close and
personal look at these fascinating creatures and hear
stories about their lifestyles and habitats.

The Messiah in the Hebrew Bible
With Dr. Yeduda Shabatay, from San Diego
State University Department of Religious Studies
Thursday, August 26 at 12:45 pm
Dr. Shabatay will present the origin of the term,
“messiah” as the title of Israel’s Kings and its
development over the centuries. He will also speak
about Elijah’s role, according to the profit Malachi,
“before the terrible day of the Lord.”
Dr. Shabatay received his doctorate in Hebrew
Literature, Bible, and History from the Jewish
Theological Seminary of America in New York. He
has a teaching degree from his native Hungary and a
Master of Jurisprudence from Hebrew University in
Jerusalem. Currently, he is on the faculty of San
Diego State University, where he is

Karaoke Fun
with Laura Jane
Friday, August 27 at 12:30 pm
We welcome back Laura Jane, vocalist
and Karaoke hostess. We will have an opportunity to
be a crooner, country singer or rock
and roll star!
Come and join the fun...She has hundreds of
songs to choose from. What a great opportunity to
join in for a sing along too!

Chair Massage
Provided by BeLoved Massage
Thursday, August 19
Make an appointment at our center:
$10 for 15 minutes
As we age our bodies and minds undergo
changes and transitions.
You may be surprised to learn that massage has
a positive effect on the body at
any age!
Sign up in the front office or call