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Franklin Township: Quailbrook Senior Center Announce February Schedule

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Quilbrook Senior Center has announced the February program schedule.  All programs begin at 11 a.m. unless otherwise listed. 

This month, all centers will be closed on MondayFeb. 19, in honor of Presidents Day.

All Somerset County-operated senior centers offer a nutritionally balanced lunch, Monday through Friday, for a suggested donation of $2.50 for anyone age 60 and above. 

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Menu choices include a hot meat-based or meatless entrée and a cold meat-based or meatless boxed lunch. 

Please make reservations before 10 a.m., at least one business day in advance.  

Table Tennis (Ping Pong) – Monday – Friday. Take a ‘shot’ at being a tournament master by playing single or doubles games. This competitive game has been an Olympic sport since 1988 and is a great way to maintain and improve hand/eye coordination, concentration and agility.

Individual Computer Instruction with Mike Dias – Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ** Please call (732) 563-4213 to schedule an appointment**

Healthy Bones Exercise Class with Joan Ackerman – Monday, 9:15 a.m. Peer-led, 24-week exercise and education program for individuals at risk or who have osteoporosis.  Exercises focus on balance, strength, flexibility and posture.  Advanced registration is required.  Doctor’s note is also required prior to first class and then once every year. For a new participant, the price is $45.  This includes ankle weights, a participant manual and the class fee.  If ankle weights are not needed the price is $15.

QBC News – Monday – Friday, 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Enjoy breaking news around the world or current events of interest for a stimulating Question and Answer session as fellow center members take turns researching and sharing the hot topics of the day.

Body & Brain Yoga with Lucy Pagnetti – Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. Body and Brain Yoga is a dynamic mind-body practice that combines stretching, flowing movement, deep breathing exercises and meditation in a simple and easy to learn format that focuses on the development of the body’s core strength as the basis of physical, mental and spiritual health. Bring mats or you can use a chair.

Continuing Art Institute with Karen Haake – Tuesday, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. This 4 part module will teach the individual the basics! Modules 1 – Understanding shading; concepts of light, shadow gradation and depth. Module 2 – Learning about graphite. Module 3 – Colored pencil techniques. Module 4 – Charcoal techniques.   **$10.00 fee per class includes supplies**

Electronic Keyboard Lessons – Thursday, 11:00 a.m. Esther Fowlkes and Joan Simons (Quail Brook’s very own talented members), will happily introduce you to basic music theory and keyboard skills.

Line Dancing – Friday, 9:30 a.m. Line Dancing is so much fun, it doesn’t seem like exercise!  You don’t need a partner and it’s an easy way to stay healthy, both mentally and physically.  It is suitable for people with limited mobility and is known to improve cardiovascular and muscular strength and improve coordination and balance as you work through the different movements.

Card Sharks – Friday, 10:30 a.m. Learn how to play various card games for group play and/or tournament participation.

A Variety of Board & Card Games (Monopoly, Po-Ke-No, Yahtzee, Dominoes & Checkers) – Available Monday – Friday. If you have a favorite game not listed that you would like to play, and/or if you are interested in starting up a club on the game of your choice, please inform the staff.

Outdoor Shuffleboard and Horseshoes – Available Monday – Friday (Weather Permitting)

February 1, 8, 15 & 22 – Circuit Training with Lisa Leonard, 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. Have fun while performing exercises that tone your muscles. In this class, you will raise your heart rate with cardiovascular exercises and tone muscles in the upper and lower body. This will help you in your everyday activities, while working on balance, core and overall agility and muscle strength. Sneakers required. **$40 for the 8-week program, next session starts Feb. 1. Call (732) 563-4213 for more information**

February 1, 8, 15 & 22 – Zumba Gold with Laurie Fetcher, 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Zumba Gold takes the popular Latin-dance inspired workout Zumba and makes it accessible for people age 60 plus, beginners or others needing modifications in their exercise routine. Zumba Gold builds cardiovascular health by challenging the heart and working muscles of the hips, legs and arms with dance moves.

February 1 – “Searching For Wisdom: Ruminations on Islam Today” by Imam Sohaib Sultan, Muslim Chaplain, Princeton University. Imam will tell us what the real Islam is about; enlightenment; embracing religion and following the right direction in one’s life.

February 2 – Tai Chi with Laurena Kuligowski, Activities Director, Regency Jewish Heritage Post-Acute Rehabilitation, 10:30 a.m. Tai chi is based on shifting body weight through a series of light, controlled movements that flow rhythmically into one long gesture. Studies have shown that some participants experienced a reduction in pain, fatigue and stiffness and gain a greater sense of well-being. Regular tai chi can help reduce falls, especially those with balance problems. The program can be performed while standing or sitting.

February 5, 12 & 26 - The Regime Exercise Class: Interval Stretching & Aerobic Movements, 1:00 – 
2:00 p.m. Exercise and move without putting undo pressure or strain on your body. Learn movements that lubricate the joints and keep them flexible, strengthen and stabilize individual muscles and increase blood circulation. These exercises can help decrease falls and increase the ability to better accomplish day-to-day activities. This program can be performed standing or sitting.

February 7, 14, 21 & 28 – Ageless Grace Program with Roz Gerken, Certified Ageless Grace Educator, 10:30 a.m. Ageless Grace is based on the cutting-edge science of neuroplasticity, which is the ability of the brain and central nervous system to change structurally and functionally. The program is designed to activate all five functions of the brain (i.e. strategic planning, memory and recall, analytical thinking, creativity and imagination and kinesthetic thinking). The program is intended for people of all abilities and can be performed while standing or sitting. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and sneakers.

February 7, 14, 21 & 28 - The Regime Exercise Class: Interval Stretching & Aerobic Movements, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Exercise and move without putting undo pressure or strain on your body. Learn movements that lubricate the joints and keep them flexible, strengthen and stabilize individual muscles and increase blood circulation. These exercises can help decrease falls and increase the ability to better accomplish day-to-day activities. This program can be performed standing or sitting.

February 8 – “New Zealand: An Island Country in the Southwestern Pacific” by Dorothy & Irwin Vogel. Dorothy and Irwin Vogel started traveling the world 25 years ago after they retired and together have visited 89 countries! In each country, they have collected artifacts, have taken extensive photographs and put them together on a DVD complete with music and narration of their experience. Today’s feature is New Zealand: An Island Country in the Southwestern Pacific.

February 9 – “The Fundamentals of Drumming: Earthmovers Drum Collective” by Dave Miller, Living at Peace, 10:30 a.m. Learning the art of drumming is to learn a new language of new knowledge; simultaneous hand positioning, counting, rhythm/singing that engages the brain (left half/right half) while offering an inclusionary opportunity to seniors who run the gamut from shy and afraid to boisterous with energy. **Please call (732) 563-4213 for more information**

February 12 – “Around the World with Movie Musicals” by Sam & Candace Caponegro, 10:30 a.m. Join us as Sam and Candace explore exotic locales from memorable Hollywood movies.

February 13 – “Pillow Art: A Unique Medium for Self-Expression with Paint” by Karen Haake, Local Artist, 10:30 a.m. Participants will use acrylic paints to embellish pillows, both of which will be provided FREE.

February 13 – State Health Insurance Program (SHIP). A counselor will be available to provide FREE help to New Jersey Medicare beneficiaries who have problems with, or questions about their health benefits. SHIP is statewide program by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. **Please call (732) 563-4213 to schedule an appointment**

February 15 – “Interfaith Discourse: A Support Program” with Rabbi Ronald W. Kaplan, Doctor of Ministry, Grief Counselor and Pastoral Psychotherapist. Please join the group where everyone is a participant. Get engaged in a civilized discussion with earnest and intellectual enquires that deal with the experience of change throughout the course of one’s life.

February 16 – “Chinese New Year 2018 Celebration: The Year of the Dog” 10:45 a.m. Today we will visit the Senior Wellness Center at Bridgewater to celebrate this “Spring Festival” with entertainment by Eddie Hui and the Metro Edison Lions Performers.

February 19 – Holiday – Center Closed

February 22 – “Frick & Frack: The Funny Bone Session” with Sandi & Irene, Quail Brook Senior Center Participants. Sandi and Irene will provide us with a lounge act of comedy.

February 23 – “Dance Methodology” by Donnamarie McCarthy, Create an Impression Dance & Yoga Studio, 10:30 a.m. A physical and educational (cultural) dance session that takes Latin dance moves to a more intricate and detailed level; Salsa, Mambo, Merengue, Cha Cha will be included.

February 26 – “Chorus Revival: Music Appreciation” with Linda Merriman-Kuc, LMK Music & the Quail Brook Quailers, 10:30 a.m. Bob’s Quailers continue to hone their voices to the accompanying steps of choreography.

625 New Brunswick Rd., Somerset, NJ 08873
(732) 563-4213

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