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We will temporarily close for upgrades and routine maintenance beginning Saturday, August 24 with the closure of the Aquatics Center. The entire building, including including the Health + Wellness Center, will close on Monday, August 26. We look forward to seeing you when we re-open on Tuesday, September 3 at 6am! For additional details, visit sjjcc.org/hours.    

For All Survivors

FOR ALL SURVIVORS

Through a discussion group and re-energizing forms of exercise, survivors of all cancer types can gain support and build their physical health with other members who are facing similar circumstances.

RELAX RESTORE RENEW ANNUAL RETREAT

Come together to balance your life emotionally, physically, and spiritually!

This free retreat is open to survivors of all types of cancer and is run by a professionally-trained and experienced staff. Partial funding provided by Manhasset Women’s Coalition Against Breast Cancer.

  • Join us and rediscover the joy and hope in life
  • Enjoy gentle, creative and educational activities that are designed specifically for cancer survivors
  • Receive nurturing support from others dealing with similar life challenges
  • Snack and healthy lunch will be provided
  • Wear comfortable clothing and sneakers
  • Participants will receive a T-shirt and tote bag

At Bernice Jacobson Day School & Camp
340 Wheatley Road, Old Westbury
Sunday, September 15
9:30am-2:30pm (Registration opens 9am)
Register


EXERCISE CLASSES

WATER WORKOUT 
Engage in low impact movements, stretching and breathing exercises to strengthen your upper and lower body in our heated pool.
Ongoing
Tuesdays, 11:45am-12:30pm
Register for August 20-December 3 (No class on August 27, October 1, October 14 & October 22)

RESTORATIVE MOVEMENT FOR THOSE IN ACTIVE CANCER TREATMENT
Experience a gentle, full-body workout designed specifically for those undergoing or recently completed cancer treatment. Our cancer exercise specialist will work with you to gain muscle strength, boost energy, manage stress, increase blood flow, and enhance your quality of life.
Ongoing
Fridays, 11:15am-12pm
*For more information, contact Reisa Brafman

GENERAL EXERCISE GROUP: STRENGTH TO STRENGTH 101
Increase your strength and flexibility while working with our cancer exercise specialist.
Fridays, 12:45-1:30pm
Register for July 19-October 11 (No class on August 30)

GENERAL EXERCISE GROUP: STRENGTH TO STRENGTH 201
For clients who have completed General Exercise STS 101 and have received the approval of the social worker and cancer exercise specialist to move to a transitional exercise class.  STS 201 will reinforce your increased strength & stamina and will assist you in preparing to enter regular exercise classes at SJJCC.
Fridays, 12:45-1:30pm
Register for July 19-October 11 (No class on August 30)
$120 / members free

DANCE 
Join us for this fun Saturday morning dance class that combines gentle movement & great music to address the needs of cancer survivors.
Ongoing
Saturdays, 10-11am
Register for July 13-October 5 (No class on August 31)

GENTLE YOGA + MEDITATION
Participate in a combination of postures, rhythmic breathing, and meditation to reduce fatigue, anxiety and restore a feeling of wellness.
Ongoing
Sundays, 9-10:30am
Register for September 8-December 8 (No class on September 15 & October 13)

NEW! YOGA + MEDITATION 201
This class will build upon the postures, rhythmic breathing and meditation learned in Gentle Yoga & Meditation  and assists in preparing you to enter regular fitness programming at the JCC.
Ongoing
Sundays, 12-1:30pm
Register for September 8-December 8 (No class on September 15 & October 13)
$120 / members free

NEW! WALKING GROUP
Led by a cancer exercise specialist this group will walk together while learning the basics including proper techniques and form.  Walks will take place outside when the weather is nice and will move inside on other days.  To foster community even more, participants will be invited to participate in an email group.   The location of the walk for the week will be announced via that email group.
Ongoing
Thursdays, 10:30-11:30am
Register for September 5-November 21


NUTRITION

4 YOUR HEALTH
Cancer survivors will gain a better understanding about nutrition and healthy eating.  Registered dietitians from the Cancer Institute at St. Francis Hospital will help you make the best choices when it comes to a balanced diet. In partnership with The Cancer Institute at St. Francis Hospital. 
4 sessions
Begins Friday, October 25
1:30 -2:30pm
Register


SUPPORT

DISCUSSION GROUP FOR ALL
Meet with others to discuss assorted topics related to your experience. Caregivers welcome.
Ongoing
Meets the first and third Friday of each month
12-12:45pm

DISCUSSION GROUP FOR MALE CANCER SURVIVORS 
This group is designed for all male cancer survivors of any age, to form connections with others in similar circumstances. Peer lead by Scott Gassman, cancer survivor and change management practitioner.
Ongoing
Meets the first Monday of each month
Upcoming dates: September 9, October 7, November 4, December 2, January 6
12:15-1:30pm

DISCUSSION GROUP FOR METASTATIC, ADVANCED, OR RECURRENT CANCER SURVIVORS
This drop-in group is for those with metastatic, advanced or recurrent cancer. Together, we’ll offer support, resources and encouragement, while sharing experiences and building relationships.
Ongoing
Meets the second and fourth Friday of each month
12-12:45pm

POWER OF WORDS
Join teacher and writer Leslie Popkin and put pen to paper as you awaken the writer within. Record your thoughts, philosophies on life, and more.
Ongoing
Mondays, 2pm
To register, contact Reisa Brafman, 516.484.1545 ext. 228, rbrafman@sjjcc.org.

 

“I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate attending the water exercise class every Tuesday. I feel so much better since I have been attending class. A year ago I would not have believed just what this therapy has done for me”

Events

Relax Restore Renew Annual Retreat

Sun, Sep 15, 2019

9:30am - 2:30pm

Register

15 results

Breast Cancer Water Workout
Begins Tuesdays August 20 (21586)

STS

Program

Engage in low impact movements, stretching and breathing exercises to strengthen your upper and lower body in our heated pool.

Program Start DateTuesday, August 20, 2019

Day(s) of the week TU

Start time 11:45AM

END TIME 2:30PM

fee$ 0.00

Program End DateTuesday, December 3, 2019

Registration StatusOpen

NEW! Eat. Chat. Move
Monday January 6
12 Sessions (21697)

STS

Program

Learn how to lead a healthy lifestyle in this program for women with either breast and/or gynecological cancer. Exercise with a certified cancer exercise specialist and discuss positive nutrition habits with registered oncology dietitians. Physician’s clearance required.

Program Start DateMonday, January 6, 2020

Day(s) of the week M

Start time 12:15PM

END TIME 2:00PM

fee$ 0.00

Program End DateMonday, March 23, 2020

Registration StatusOpen

NMCWC Walking Group
Begins Thursdays September 5 - 12 Weeks (21671)

STS

Program

The NMCWC Walking Group led by Natalie Penny, cancer exercise specialist. You will learn the basics of proper techniques and form of walking while spending time with other like-minded members.

Program Start DateThursday, September 5, 2019

Day(s) of the week TH

Start time 10:30AM

END TIME 11:30AM

fee$ 0.00

Program End DateThursday, September 5, 2019

Registration StatusOpen

Relax Restore Renew Retreat
Sunday, September 15 at 9:30 am
Check-in-time 9:00am (21668)

STS

Program

COME TOGETHER TO BALANCE YOUR LIFE EMOTIONALLY, PHYSICALLY, AND SPIRITUALLY
This free retreat is open to survivors of all types of cancer and is run by a professionally-trained and experienced staff.
Join us and rediscover the joy and hope in life.
Enjoy gentle, creative and educational activities that are designed specifically for cancer survivors
Receive nurturing support from others dealing with similar life challenges
Snack and healthy lunch will be provided
Wear comfortable clothing and sneakers
Participants will receive a T-shirt and tote bag

Program Start DateSunday, September 15, 2019

Day(s) of the week SU

Start time 9:30AM

END TIME 2:30PM

fee$ 0.00

Program End DateSunday, September 15, 2019

Registration StatusOpen

Strength to Strength 4 Your Health
Begins Sunday September 8 (21690)

STS

Program

Cancer survivors will gain a better understanding about nutrition and healthy eating. Registered dietitians from the Cancer Institute at St. Francis Hospital will help you make the best choices when it comes to a balanced diet.

Program Start DateFriday, October 25, 2019

Day(s) of the week F

Start time 1:30PM

END TIME 2:30PM

fee$ 0.00

Program End DateFriday, November 15, 2019

Registration StatusOpen

Strength to Strength Breast Cancer Yoga & Meditation 201
Begins Sunday September 8 (21688)

STS

Program

This class will build upon the postures, rhythmic breathing and meditation learned in Gentle Yoga & Meditation and assists in preparing you to enter regular fitness programming at the JCC.

Program Start DateSunday, September 8, 2019

Day(s) of the week SU

Start time 12:00PM

END TIME 1:30PM

fee$ 120.00

Program End DateSunday, December 8, 2019

Registration StatusOpen

Strength to Strength Breast Cancer Yoga & Meditation 101
Begins Sunday September 8 (21689)

STS

Program

Start your week with a combination of postures, rhythmic breathing, and meditation to reduce fatigue, anxiety, and restore a feeling of wellness.

Program Start DateSunday, September 8, 2019

Day(s) of the week SU

Start time 12:00PM

END TIME 1:30PM

fee$ 0.00

Program End DateSunday, December 8, 2019

Registration StatusOpen

Breast Cancer Exercise Strength to Strength 101
Begins Mondaya July 8 (21378)

STS

Program

Join us for exercise designed to the needs of women with breast and gynecologic cancers. We will not meet on August 26, September 2, September 30, October 14 and October 21

Program Start DateMonday, July 8, 2019

Day(s) of the week M

Start time 1:45PM

END TIME 1:45PM

fee$ 0.00

Program End DateMonday, October 28, 2019

Registration StatusOpen

Breast Cancer Exercise Strength to Strength 201
Begins Mondays July 8 (21379)

STS

Program

If you completed Breast Cancer Exercise STS 101 and have approval from the social worker & cancer exercise specialist, sign up for this transitional exercise class! We will not meet on August 26, September 2, September 30, October 14 and October 21

Program Start DateMonday, July 8, 2019

Day(s) of the week M

Start time 11:30AM

END TIME 12:15PM

fee$ 120.00

Program End DateMonday, October 28, 2019

Registration StatusOpen

Strength to Strength-Dance
Begins Saturdays July 13 (21380)

STS

Program

Join us for this fun Saturday morning dance class that combines gentle movement & great music to address the needs of cancer survivors. We will not meet on August 31

Program Start DateSaturday, July 13, 2019

Day(s) of the week SA

Start time 10:30AM

END TIME 11:15AM

fee$ 0.00

Program End DateSaturday, October 5, 2019

Registration StatusOpen

General Exercise Strength to Strength 101
Begins Saturdays July 19 (21381)

STS

Program

Join us for full body conditioning tailored to meet the needs of all cancer survivors. We will not meet on August 30

Program Start DateFriday, July 19, 2019

Day(s) of the week F

Start time 12:45PM

END TIME 1:30PM

fee$ 0.00

Program End DateFriday, October 18, 2019

Registration StatusOpen

General Exercise Strength to Strength 201
Begins Saturdays July 19 (21382)

STS

Program

If you completed General Exercise STS 101 and have approval from the social worker & cancer exercise specialist, sign up for this transitional exercise class! We will not meet on August 30

Program Start DateFriday, July 19, 2019

Day(s) of the week F

Start time 12:45PM

END TIME 1:30PM

fee$ 120.00

Program End DateFriday, October 18, 2019

Registration StatusOpen

Strength to Strength Yoga & Meditation 201
Begins Sunday September 8 (21687)

STS

Program

This class will build upon the postures, rhythmic breathing and meditation learned in Gentle Yoga & Meditation and assists in preparing you to enter regular fitness programming at the JCC.

Program Start DateSunday, September 8, 2019

Day(s) of the week SU

Start time 12:00PM

END TIME 1:30PM

fee$ 120.00

Program End DateSunday, December 8, 2019

Registration StatusOpen

Strength to Strength Gentle Yoga & Meditation 101
Begins Sunday September 8 (21686)

STS

Program

Start your week with a combination of postures, rhythmic breathing, and meditation to reduce fatigue, anxiety, and restore a feeling of wellness.

Program Start DateSunday, September 8, 2019

Day(s) of the week SU

Start time 9:00AM

END TIME 10:30AM

fee$ 0.00

Program End DateSunday, December 8, 2019

Registration StatusOpen

Water Workout for Strength + Wellness
Begins Tuesdays August 20 (21510)

STS

Program

Engage in low impact movements, stretching and breathing exercises to strengthen your upper and lower body in our heated pool.

Program Start DateTuesday, August 20, 2019

Day(s) of the week TU

Start time 11:45AM

END TIME 2:30PM

fee$ 0.00

Program End DateTuesday, December 3, 2019

Registration StatusOpen