Contacts for Adults & Seniors

Adult Services Department

Adult Services Director
Pam Wiener
(703) 537-3061

Adult Programming Director
Carla Rosenfeld
(703) 537-3060

NV Rides Manager
Jennifer Kanarek

Lead Adult Group Coordinator
Michele Endick
(703) 537-3065 

Adult Group Coordinators
Sheila Budoff
(703) 537-3068

Shelly Rosenstein
(703) 537-3062

New Americans Group Coordinator
Helen Getter

Adult Department Assistants
Susan Dorfman
Marcia Gordon
Sue Olesch

Upcoming Events

2012 Positive Aging Fair

Monthly Discussion Group

Our World Today and in the Future

Monday, November 17


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Singles Calendar


Cooking With Class

Sundays, September 28–November 23
(no class October 19)
Ages 18+
Cooking With Class is being managed by the Special Needs Department to provide adults (ages 18+) of all abilities an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of food and meal preparation in a fun, social, structured, and supportive environment. Classes will take place at George Mason University’s Nutrition Kitchen and will be run by trained chefs. Individuals will learn life skills by following a recipe, setting/cleaning up, learning about nutrition, understanding how to utilize basic kitchen utensils and appliances, and feeling comfortable navigating the kitchen. Participants will work cooperatively and share meals in a relaxed, enjoyable atmosphere!
Location: George Mason University’s Nutrition Kitchen; 3950 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030
Fee: $360/ 8 week session
Code: #5565
This is a pilot program. For more information, please contact or 703-537-3032.
Click here to download the registration form.

Home Computer Security for Parents, Grandparents and Others

Tuesdays, October 21–28 (2 weeks)

Instructor: Susan Zuckerman Attas
Learn to use some of the best practices used by the US government and corporations for securing computers and wireless networks, including how to choose safer passwords, configure your laptop and Wi-Fi network to protect against viruses and hackers, and what not to do when using free Wi-Fi at airports and other public spaces. Bring your Windows 7 laptop and learn to configure your computer, step-by-step, in class.

Susan has more than 13 years of experience working as a Senior INFOSEC Scientist at a federally funded research and development center, supporting the Department of Defense in the areas of information awareness policy and the development of secure software configurations to protect DoD computers against malicious code.
Fee: $55/ $48 member
Code: #5397

Intermediate Line Dance

Tuesdays, 2:15pm–3:15pm
(see session dates below)

Instructor: Susan Zuckerman Attas
Join a new session of an ongoing line dance class, tailored to ages 40s–70s. Dance to a variety of music, from rock to country western to waltz. Lots of fun and good exercise! No partners needed because we dance in lines! If you have any type of prior dance experience (ballroom, square dance, etc.), you’ll learn quickly.   

Session I
September 16–November 4 (8 weeks)
Fee: $60/ $50 member
Code: #5398

Session II
December 2–January 20 (8 weeks)
Fee: $60/ $50 member
Code: #5399

Israeli Dance

Ages: 13+
Tuesdays, 7:45pm–9:45pm

Instructor: Ethan Halpern
This drop-in cultural dance program incorporates Jewish and Israeli culture through choreographed dances set to modern music by Israeli artists. The dances students learn are recognized in most programs internationally. No experience is required. Ethan Halpern has been offering this popular Israeli Dance program for 20 years at the JCCNV. Preregistration not required. See you on the dance floor!
Fee: $10/ $6 member/ $5 student. Pay instructor directly.
Code: #278

“We Need to Talk”: Practical Tips for Discussing Tough Aging Issues

Wednesday, November 5, 7:30pm–8:30pm

Instructors: Jeannette Twomey, JD and Cheryl Beversdorf, RN, MHS, MA
This dynamic presentation targets family members who need to discuss tough aging issues — e.g., driving, living independently, personal hygiene, financial management, and health care. An experienced facilitator and a health care professional offer tips that take the argument out of sibling and inter-generational conversation.

  • Discover words to use — and not use — to improve the dialogue and reach solutions
  • Learn from live re-enactments how to use new, constructive approaches to sensitive issues
  • Develop strategies for starting the conversation, keeping it going, and ending it in a positive way
  • Become more aware of each generation’s perspective

Fee: $12/ $8 member
Code: #5400