J Café reopens in-person dining for seniors
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J Café reopens in-person dining for seniors

In-person lunch program resumes May 2

Senior enjoying lunch at J Café pre-COVID (Photo courtesy of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh)
Senior enjoying lunch at J Café pre-COVID (Photo courtesy of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh)

J Café, the popular lunch program for seniors held at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, will reopen its in-person dining service on Monday, May 2, for the first time since March 2020. Some new programming will be introduced as well.

J Café is run by AgeWell at the JCC, a nationally-accredited Senior Center program housed at the JCC in Squirrel Hill that provides enrichment, educational, health and wellness opportunities to support older adults.

AgeWell at the JCC officials stressed the significance of resuming in-person programming for seniors.

“The pandemic has been detrimental to the health and well-being of older adults in our community and across the world,” AgeWell at the JCC Division Director Sharon Feinman said. “Isolation from friends and family increases depression, loneliness and increased health-related risks. It is vitally important to have access to programs for healthy living, nutritional food options, socialization, and exercise.”

J Café is located at the JCC in Squirrel Hill, 5738 Forbes Avenue. Optimal time for dining is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. PJC

Toby Tabachnick

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