Welcome to the online home of The Wechsler Center for Modern Aging
Read the letter from Rabbi Joy Levitt regarding the launch of this exciting new center.
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.
The Wechsler Center for Modern Aging seeks to emphasize specific areas of focus and expansion:
Healthy Aging Research
Highlighting and implementing best practices in the field
Continued classes and tutorials to maintain a high level of technological fluency
A deepening of volunteer engagement and leadership
Offerings designed to focus on memory enhancement and sharpening the brain
Caring initiatives to foster connection and support aging in place
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: