Wellness Programs & Activities

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From on-site massage, personal training, physical therapy to proactive senior health education, the Bender JCC is proud to offer members of all ages a number of ongoing wellness programs and activities that strengthen both body and mind. Explore wellness at the Bender JCC and come back often to see what’s new!

Talk to someone in Health & Fitness if you have any questions or stop by the membership desk to purchase your sessions.

Personal Training

Personal training is a great way to commit to your fitness goals.  Whether you are interested in one-on-one personal training, duet, small group, or specialty TRX suspension training, our personal trainers offer a variety of options all designed to help you achieve your personal fitness goals.


The Bender JCC offers a comprehensive array of therapeutic massage and spa services. All treatments are conducted by highly trained, licensed male and female therapists that specialize in healing body and mind.

60-Minute Massage (Regular Price)
Member: $75 | Nonmember: $85

Great package discounts also available! Contact Dahhia Johnson at dsmith-johnson@jccgw.org or 301-348-3894.

ProAction Physical Therapy

ProAction Physical Therapy has partnered with the Bender JCC to offer physical therapy services at the Center. Treatment is based on a thorough evaluation of strength, flexibility, and overall mobility in order to meet personal goals. Click here to learn more about ProAction Physical Therapy. To schedule an appointment at the Center, call 301-881-2273 or visit www.proactionpt.com.


Senior Wellness

Senior Health Initiative

With the goal of keeping the Center’s senior adult community healthy and safe, the Senior Health Initiative offers free monthly health screenings and preventative information, from bone density testing and flu shots to fall prevention and diabetic health education, presented in partnership by the Bender JCC and Adventist Healthcare. For more information, contact Debbie Sokobin at 301-348-3760 or dsokobin@jccgw.org.

Hurwitz Internal Light Program for the Visually Impaired

The George and Tess Hurwitz Internal Light Program offers education and information for visually impaired older adults. Topics include daily living skills, aids and appliances, the latest research on vision and eye diseases, and peer support. The group meets the second Monday of each month. For more information, contact Debbie Sokobin at 301-348-3760 or dsokobin@jccgw.org.

Low-Vision Support Group

Created for individuals aged 25 to 60 with varying degrees of vision loss, the LowVision Support Group focuses on the interests, concerns, needs, and challenges of vision loss. In addition to networking and sharing concerns, the group often welcomes guest speakers. The Low-Vision Support Group typically meets at the Bender JCC on the fourth Tuesday of the month. For more information, contact Anita Cohen at 301-299-7077.

New Friends

With over 200 members, the New Friends group is designed to help support widows and widowers reenter social settings and connect with others sharing the same circumstances. New Friends meets the first Friday of the month at noon at the Center, and is free with membership. For more information, contact Debbie Sokobin at 301-348-3760 or dsokobin@jccgw.org. The Bender JCC offers a variety of engaging programs for active seniors.

Interested in learning more about the JCCGW’s wellness programs and activities?
Contact us!