60+/Wechsler Center for Modern Aging

To view our 2023 Fall program 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.

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

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


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


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:

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