60+ / Wechsler Center for Modern Aging

To view our 2024 Winter/Spring Guide, please click on the image below.

Welcome to the online home of The Wechsler Center for Modern Aging
The Wechsler Center for Modern Aging seeks to reimagine older adulthood in a Jewish communal setting as a time of expansive possibility, purpose, community engagement, mutual support, and blessing. We envision an engaged and connected cohort of older adults who find deep meaning in community, who are treasured by the broader Jewish community for their wisdom, and who will develop the tools and attitudes to successfully transition through life as they age.  Elements in the Wechsler Center include a focus on research and best practices in the field, a deepening and expansion of volunteer leadership engagement, broadening of the JCC's Caring Initiative aimed at supporting our older adults as they age in place, and a permanent virtual center encompassing programming, fostering social connections, and poised to embark on new innovations.

Learn more about how you can support The Wechsler Center with our new initiative.

Featured Programs

Center for Jewish History Tour
In Person | Tue, Mar 12, 10 am–noon, $17 members/$20 public

Advance Care Planning: What Your Doctor Wishes You Knew
Virtual | Tue, Mar 12, 4–5 pm, Pay what you wish

Aging Alone, Together: Planning for Solo Agers
In Person | 6 Wednesdays, Mar 13–Apr 17, 10 am–noon, Free

Pursuing Justice: Walking Wholeheartedly in a Broken World
Virtual | 5 Thursdays, Mar 14–Apr 11, 10:30 am–noon, $120 for members + public

Cocktails + Conversation
In Person | Thu, Mar 14, 6–8 pm, $25 members/$30 public

Jews in Baseball: Beyond Hank Greenberg + Sandy Koufax
Virtual | Wed, Mar 20, 11 am–12:30 pm, $17 members/$20 public

Mick, Paul + Twyla: Iconic Artists in Their 80s
In Person | Wed, Mar 20, 2–3:30 pm, $18 members/$22 public

Jewish Museum Marta Minuin: Arte! Arte! Arte!
In Person | Thu, Mar 21, 11 am–12:30 pm, $26 members/$28 public

Google Tools: Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Calendar + More
In Person + Virtual | 2 Thursdays, Mar 21 + Mar 28, 2–4 pm, $45 members/$55 public

Ask and Learn: PC and Mac
Virtual | Mon, Mar 25, 2:30–4 pm, $10 for members + public

Birdwatching Tour of Central Park Series
In Person | 3 Thursdays, Mar 28, Apr 4, Apr 11, 9–11 am, $51 members/$63 public


Areas of focus

The Wechsler Center for Modern Aging seeks to emphasize specific areas of focus and expansion:

Microscope

Healthy Aging Research
Highlighting and implementing best practices in the field

Tech Education


Technology Education
Continued classes and tutorials to maintain a high level of technological fluency

Hand with a heart


Volunteer Engagement
A deepening of volunteer engagement and leadership

Head with a brain

Cognition Module
Offerings designed to focus on memory enhancement and sharpening the brain

Hhands together creating a heart


Caring Initiatives
Caring initiatives to foster connection and support aging in place

Wellness

Fitness + Wellness
Staying active and taking care of yourself is the best way to maintain good health.

Trips

Outings + Trips
Expanding one's knowledge of NYC and the wider world


In the video below, the staff of the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan offers its best wishes and praise for the Wechsler Center for Modern Aging:

In this video, participants in the JCC's 60+ programming talk about the impact the Wechsler Center for Modern Aging will have on their lives.

Enjoy this recording of the virtual celebration of the Wechsler Center's launch on Oct 15, 2020, featuring Linda Lavin, Rabbi Joy Levitt, and a host of other guests:

Learn more about how you can support The Wechsler Center with our new initiative.

Click the image below to read our Winter/Spring 2024 program guide.


The Wechsler Center for Modern Aging is made possible through the generous support of Dana Wechsler Linden and Lawrence Linden.

Help us continue to ensure accessible programming for everyone. Please support 60+ programming at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan.