Grandparents Center

Grandparents Center at the Bender-Dosik Parenting Center

The Grandparents Center is dedicated to strengthening and celebrating the grandparenting experience. While grandparents have always been welcome in Parenting Center activities, now there is new programming designed especially for them.

Upcoming Programs

Friday, February 22
Friday, March 22
Friday, April 12
Friday, May 24

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Join us for a monthly challah-making and music-filled session to share joyful Judaism from generation to generation. Connect with other grandparents while bonding with your grandbabies and having fun! Every month will offer different activities such as art and tikkun olam — but making challah and music making will always be included! Cost: Members: $10, General Public: $15. Instructor: Rachel Lanman

Register for Challah & Music with Bubbe and Zayde

Tuesday, April 30
7:00 – 9:00 PM

Making Memories, supporting the new parents and keeping your grandbaby safe are a few of the topics discussed in this class designed to give you an opportunity to explore your wonderful new role. Cost: Members $25, General Public: $35

Register for Bubbe and Zayde 101

Tuesday, April 2
7:00 – 9:00 PM

From 529 college savings plans and lifetime gifting options to long-term care planning and wealth transfers . Learn the essentials and tax implications to help you make the right choices for your growing family. Cost: Members $25, General Public: $35

Register for Saving For Your Grandchild

Wednesday, May 8
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Every parent and/or caregiver should know how and when to administer CPR. In this class, you will become Red Cross certified in CPR for children ages 1+. Recommended for grandparents or caregivers. Cost: Members $55, General Public: $65

Register for CPR for Grandparents

In today’s age of technology, it can feel like we’re always connected. But, forming close relationships and providing support for children and grandchildren living away can be complicated to navigate. Come together with other grandparents in similar situations to learn and discuss strategies and experiences for grandparenting from afar.

Meeting: April 9, 7-9 PM.

Instructor: Linda Jessup, R.N, M.P.H, F.N.P, Founder Parent Encouragement Program, INC.

Register for Grandparenting From Afar

Bagels, Bris’ and Simchat Bat’s…

Having a new baby brings on many challenges. Sleepless nights, feeding frenzies, lots of laundry!  The last thing you want to add to your to-do-list is “get Rabbi and a bagel platter”! The Parenting Center has compiled a list of things you may need to welcome your little one into the community.

Dr. Andrew Engel

Steven Adashek

Rent a room for your event at the Bender JCC!

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