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June Activites at Senior Wellness Center at Basking Ridge

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Open Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Knitting/Crochet/Stitching Club – Monday, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. All are welcome to join. Bring your own knitting/crocheting/stitching project, or learn a new craft and meet wonderful friends while doing something you love.

Dancercise – Monday, 10:30 a.m. This is an innovative and fun way to exercise! The class incorporates dance moves to well-known music that will keep you moving. Starting with a warm-up to help you avoid injury—you will dance to the beat of the music and finish with a cool down.  An aerobic class that is low impact and great for the heart!  Sneakers are required. **The cost is $40 for the 8-week program; a new session starts July 9. Registration is required by June 29. Call (908) 204-3435 for more information. **

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Yoga with Denise – Open to all levels of experience. This class practices Hatha Yoga poses while standing or sitting to increase bone density, strength and balance. Students learn techniques to help gain flexibility and strength, while being immersed in a relaxing class.  Expect lots of gentle stretching to bring movement to joints and muscles. This class will help relieve stress and foster overall sense of well-being.

Tuesday Afternoon 1– 2 p.m.  This cost is **$40 for the 8-week program—the next session starts June 12th. Registration is required by June 1. Call (908) 204-3435 for more information. **
Friday Afternoon 1– 2 p.m. The cost is **$40 for the 8-week program—the next session starts June 15. Registration is required by June 1. **Call (908) 204-3435 for more information. **
Morning Bridge Club – Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. **Call (908) 204-3435 for more information.**

Afternoon Bridge Club – Wednesday & Thursday, 12:30 – 3:00 p.m. **Call (908) 204-3435 for more information.**

Mahjong Club – Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday, 12:30– 3:00 p.m. Drop in on scheduled days for more information.

Tai Chi for Health – Wednesday, 1 p.m. This preparatory course is the core of a Tai Chi program, designed to encourage development of strength, balance and flexibility. Tai Chi has unfamiliar vocabulary, new ways of moving, and a sequence of movements that take time to learn. Participants will learn the basic form of this art, which will enable them to experience considerable improvements in their physical ability, as well as, learn postures that will recur in new Tai Chi forms.  **There is a suggested donation of $16  for the 8-week program—the next session starts on June 27. Registration is required by June 18. Call (908) 204-3435 for more information.**

Billiards Club – Thursday, 10:30 a.m. Otherwise the pool table is available daily on a drop-in basis form 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Take Control with Exercise – Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. & Thursday, 10:30 a.m. This exercise program is for all levels of ability and can be done standing or sitting. Strengthen key core muscles, improve flexibility and balance while boosting stamina. This is an ongoing class. You must be registered with the center to attend. **Call (908) 204-3435 for more information.**

Monthly Book Club – Every third Thursday, at 12:30 p.m., on June 21, join us for a discussion of the book, “Pretending to Dance” by Diane Chamberlain, and select the next book.  New members are always welcome!

Zumba Gold – Zumba Gold takes the popular Latin dance inspired workout of Zumba and makes it accessible for people age 60 and above, and beginners or others needing modifications in their exercise routine.  Zumba Gold builds cardiovascular health by challenging the heart and working the muscles of the hips, legs and arms with dance moves. Sneakers are required.       

Wednesday Morning 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. **The cost is $40 for the 8-week program, the next session starts June 6. Registration is required by May 25. Call (908) 204-3435 for more information.**
Friday Morning 9:30– 10:30 a.m. **The cost is $40 for the 8-week program, next session starts June 8. Registration is required by May 25. Call (908) 204-3435 for more information.**
Computer Lab – Available Monday from Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Individual Computer Instruction - Meet with an expert computer instructor—by appointment only. Call (908) 204-3435 for more information.

June 1 – “Annual Seniors’ Day at the Bernardsville Library,” at 10:30 a.m. The featured entertainment at the library is the Florian Schantz Jazz Combo led by a 15-year old professional trumpet player!  County transportation will pick up registered seniors at their home, bring them to the library, and then to the Senior Wellness Center for lunch.  **Registration required by May 29. Call (908) 204-3435 for more information**

June 4 – Learn Merengue Workshop with Donnamarie McCarthy at 10:30 a.m.  Merengue is a Dominican style of music and dance done with a partner. The workshop is open to all levels of experience, Donnamarie will guide you step by step.

June 5 – “Females in Power” by Helen Vasko, 10:30 a.m. Ms. Vasko will lead this round table discussion highlighting women that have made a lasting impression throughout history.

June 5 – FREE Blood Pressure Screenings by the Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills, 10:30 a.m. A Registered Nurse from the Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills will be onsite to give individual blood pressure screenings. No appointment is necessary.

 

 

June 6, 13, 20, 27 – Brazilian Dance Lessons taught by Nicole Mahnke of Nikki Manx Dance Project/NJ Arts Horizon at 10:30 a.m.  Listen to the sounds of Brazil through Samba music, and take part in the Brazilian dance workshop in the style of Capoeira.  Learn the basic steps of Capoiera, the "jinga" and why it was created as a hidden form of protection.  Experience the color and life of a carnival, as participants clap to rhythms, and dance with joy.  We invite participants to wear something colorful that is easy to move in! **This program is made possible, in part, by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State and administered by the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission through the State/County Partnership Local Arts Program Grant.**

June 8 – Brain Games with Michael, at 10:30 a.m. For anyone who loves mind games and puzzles, so you will exercise your brain with Michael Salas.

June 11 – “Musicals of the 1960’s” by Sam & Candy Caponegro, 10:30 a.m. Roadshow movies were all the rage in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. See the “Can-Can” plus scenes from “The Bells are Ringing,” “West Side Story” and “The Music Man”.

June 12 ––  “Native American Cultures” with Debra Esposito, at the Morris Museum, at 10:30 a.m. This program will provide a broad overview of American Indian life before European settlement in the Eastern Woodlands region of New Jersey. Debra will discuss the natural resources that were available to the Lenape Indians, an indigenous New Jersey Tribe, and how it influenced the development of their culture. **This program is made possible, in part, by the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State through the State/County History Partnership Program Grant, and administered in Somerset County by the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission**

June 15 – “Tribute to Broadway” by Lorri Kulp Woodward & James Hummel, 10:30 a.m. Lorri and James will present an array of Broadway show tunes from “Hello Dolly,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” “Cats,” “Sinbad”. Lorri will dazzle listeners with her singing while Jim gives a top notch keyboard performance. Both have over 30 years of stage experience.

June 18 – Bingo. It’s more than an exciting activity. Researchers have found that playing Bingo has multiple health benefits. It promotes socialization, strengthens hand-eye coordination, and the concentration it requires has shown to improve listening and short term memory skills.

June 19 – Total Brain Workout, at 10:30 a.m. Join Kristen for another round of mind games and brain stumpers.

June 20 – Card Making Workshop with Jerry, at 10:30 a.m. Jerry will instruct participants on how to make unique greeting cards for friends and loved ones. **All supplies will be included, reserve a seat by June 18**

June 22 – “Preserve and Create Family Food Traditions” by Vanessa Young, Thirsty Radish, 10:30 a.m. Spend time with fellow food lovers to explore, identify and preserve meaningful traditions. Learn ways to find cultural recipes, document food memories and create the traditions of tomorrow. The series will include: food cultures in the United States, the role of food in society, the importance of cultural food traditions across generations, tips for preserving and sharing recipes, documenting food histories and how to engage family members—particularly children and grandchildren—with continuing family traditions and enjoying the family food experience.

June 25 -”George Washington Remembers New Jersey” by B. David Emerson, at History on the Hoof, at 10:30 a.m. George Washington was no stranger to New Jersey. From Trenton to Princeton to Morristown to Monmouth to Middlebrook—the General spent more time in New Jersey than any other state. Join General Washington (portrayed by B. David Emerson) as he reminisces about his brightest and darkest moments during the battles and encampments of the “Cockpit of the Revolution.” **This program is made possible, in part, by the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State through the State/County History Partnership Program Grant, and administered in Somerset County by the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission**

June 26 – “Recycling 101: What Goes In Your Recycling Bin” by Melissa Harvey, Somerset County Solid Waste Department, 10:30 a.m.  Melissa will answer questions about what is and is not recyclable.

June 27 – “Rio Carnival,” 10:30 a.m. The Rio Carnival is a festival held every year before Lent and considered one of the largest in the world, with over two million party-goers. Join the fun for the final day of the 4-part Brazilian dance workshop. Celebrate with dancing and Brazilian style food tastings. The official Rio Carnival parade may have already passed, but the Senior Wellness Center at Basking Ridge will be embracing the elegance and extravagance that is so Carnival! **Reserve by June 25**

June 27 – Birthday Celebration, at 12:15 p.m. Celebrate all June birthdays today with a slice of bakery cake (included with the lunch reservation).

June 29 – Performance with Randi Accardi, Performer, Director & Choreographer, at 10:30 a.m. Randi has worked in musical theatre nationwide for over 25 years.

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