QUAIL BROOK SENIOR CENTER
625 New Brunswick Rd., Somerset, NJ 08873
Open Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Individual Computer & PED (Personal Electronic Devices) Instruction with Mike Dias – Tuesday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm **Please call (732) 563-4213 to schedule an appointment. Check monthly calendar for schedule**
Healthy Bones Exercise Class with Joan Ackerman – Monday, 9:15 am. 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 am. 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.
The Regime Exercise Class – Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 1:00 pm. A head-to-toe workout that also incorporates intervals of weights, stretching and aerobic movements. Learn movements that lubricate the joints and keep them flexible, strengthen and stabilize individual muscles, increase blood circulation and with proper diet, may help to shed unwanted weight! These exercises can help decrease falls and increase the ability to better accomplish day-to-day activities. This program can be done standing or sitting and with or without hand weights. Monday – Upper Body Routine, Wednesday – Mid Section Routine, Friday – Lower Body Routine. Comfortable or loose fitting clothing and sneakers are required.
Continuing Art Institute with Karen Haake – Tuesday, 1:00 – 3:00 pm. The Wonders of Material & Mechanics in Art - Module 1 – Cardboard and Acrylics: Modulating Acrylic (using color & depth to develop technique & ideas). Module 2 – Thumb/Finger Painting: Create a beautiful masterpiece through Pointillistic methodology (bring luminosity alive and invoke the past, express the current, explore future ideas/concepts). Module 3 – Bubble-Wrap and Water Colors (creating impressionism). Module 4 – Masking Tape and the Postive/Negative Effect (reverse watercolor painting for a stylized and opposite perception). **$10.00 fee per class includes supplies**
Bridge, Cards and Board Games with the Quail Brook Seniors, Friends & Volunteers – Thursday & Friday, 10:30 am. Join in for a strategic game of Bridge or other card playing competition such as ‘Texas Hold ‘em’ and Poker! Learn Po-Ke-No, test your verbiage and spelling acuity with Scrabble, be the money banker in Monopoly, dominate Dominoes & check out the old familiar game of Checkers for group play and/or tournament participation. 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.
Crochet & Knitting with Esther Fowlkes – Thursday & Friday, 10:30 or 11:00 am. Learn the differences between these two methods of creating artistic patterns using fabric and yarn, a single hook or two needles. Which method do you think is easier? For beginners, experts and those wishing to brush up on their skills! This long standing craft & hobby is a wonderful way to share tips and techniques, make unique gifts and fuel your friendships. All yarn is provided.
Line Dancing – Friday, 9:30 am. 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.
Indoor Shuffleboard – Monday – Friday
Table Tennis (Ping Pong) – Monday – Friday. Take a ‘shot’ at being a tournament master by playing single or double games. This competitive game has been an Olympic sport since 1988 and it is a great way to maintain and improve hand/eye coordination, concentration, and agility.
February 1 – Black History Month Kickoff with the Quail Brook Seniors, 10:30 am. Although black culture and history should be celebrated all year round, the month of February is designated as a time for special acknowledgement, remembrance, and appreciation for the countless contributions made by African Americans for in our society; art, music, film, literary, etc.
February 4 – Chinese Language Lesson 4 with Lillian Liuling, 10:30 am. Learn what key components form the beautiful Chinese language: pinyin, tones and characters/symbols with pronunciation. The goal y the end of this series is to be able to pronounce (and write) every day pleasantries, numerals and simple phrases.
February 5 – Chinese New Year 2019 – Year of the Pig with Lillian Liuling, 10:30 am. Chinese New Year, also known as the "Spring Festival" in modern Mainland China, is one of the most important traditional festivals, celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar (Gregorian and lunar-solar calendars). According to the Chinese zodiac, the sign of the Pig occupies the last position in the Chinese Zodiac (12th) and symbolizes such character traits as diligence, compassion, and generosity. So, join us for another New Year celebration and learn about your own unique personality traits.
February 6 – ‘Lyrics of Love’ with Julia Katherine Walsh, 10:30 am. A music concert performed by a classically trained soprano and pianist centering on the theme of LOVE honoring St. Valentine/Valentine’s Day! The benefits provided by this musical venue are the range of positive emotions that are sure to elevate everyone’s mood as music = wellness!
February 7, 14, 21 & 28 – Circuit Training with Lisa Leonard, 9:15-10:15 am. 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.
February 7, 14, 21 & 28 - Zumba Gold with Laurie Fetcher, 10:30 am. With popular music designed to inspire a heart workout, Zumba Gold 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 the muscles of the hips, legs, and arms with fun, energetic and rhythmic moves.
February 7 – What Did You Say? The Ability or Inability to Hear: with the Department of Human Services, Division of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing, 11:00 am. Learn about factors, societal impacts and new technology surrounding hearing loss.
February 8 – Program Pending
February 11 – Acupunture: Bringing Balance to Your Life with Dana L. Cappa, M.S, L.AC, 10:30 am. am. Acupuncture is a component of the health care system of China practiced for more than 2,500 years. Based upon the belief our bodies are comprised of balanced patterns of energy flow (Qi) essential for health. Learn how Acupuncture, known as an alternative health path, can be used and may help to improve this type of energy imbalance. Lecture and demonstration.
February 12 - Body and Brain Yoga with Lucy Pagnetti, 10:30 am. Body and Brain 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. Mats are not required as this program is performed standing and sitting.
February 13, 20 & 27 – Ageless Grace Fitness Program with Roz Gerken, Certified Ageless Grace Educator, 10:30 am. 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. This 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 with participants being thoroughly engaged while seated in a chair.
February 14 – Interfaith Discourse Program: Transitions with Rabbi Ronald W. Kaplan, Doctor of Ministry, Grief Counselor and Pastoral Psychotherapist. Life transitions are challenging for everyone. This informal circle of intra and introspection may help encourage you to discover and tap into your inner resources, so that life’s challenges can be turned into an opportunity for personal growth.
February 15-The Grandeur That Was Rome, in New Jersey with Dr. Michael Norris, Armchair Art Tours, 10:30 am. Meet the ancient Romans through the art of our region, including the Montclair Art Museum, Newark Museum, Princeton University Art Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
February 18 – Center is Closed
February 19 - Back and Neck Pain Relief for Those Over 60 with Dr. Perry Wolk-Weiss, DC of The Get Well Center, 10:30 am. Aging certainly has challenges, and back or neck related pains do not have to be one of them. Join Dr. Perry Wolk-Weiss, chiropractor as he discusses how to prevent and manage back or neck pain for those 60 plus. There are natural alternatives to a life of pain medication or surgery
February 21 – Operation Blue Angel with the Franklin Township Police Department, 11:00 am. Learn about this free service intended to provide Police, Fire and emergency Medical Services (EMS) access to a residence in the event of an emergency where the resident is unable to open the door. Safety, health and peace of mind for yourself or a loved one is priceless! Also, there will be a Q&A on understanding scams that target the senior community. February 22 – Understanding Dementia….. with Monica Townsend, MPA, BS, Training & Consultation Specialist, COPSA Institute for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders, 10:30 am. Dementia is more than just “forgetfulness”. The discussion will highlight Dementia and ways to address the challenges of this condition. This session will help shed light for people, family members and caregivers by providing information to be able to respond effectively to individuals who have dementia throughout the progression of the disease by creating positive approaches and handling behavior changes.
February 25 –Heart Health & Everything Chocolate with Aliz Holzmann, RD, CSSD, CDE
Retail Registered Dietitian (ShopRite of Somerset), 10:30 am. Healthy chocolate (dark vs. milk) sounds like a dream come true for anyone concerned about their health. Reports & statistics show chocolate’s main ingredient, cocoa (with flavanols), appear to reduce risk factors for heart disease and may help lower blood pressure, improve vascular function. Remember, February is National Heart Month. According to the American Heart Association, so let the lip smacking and taste testing begin!
February 26 –18th Foods with Susan Luczu, Speaker, Open-hearth Cook & Food Historian, 10:30 am. An educational and period cooking adventure made possible by BNC Somerset-Brandeis University.
February 28-Knitting & Crochet with Esther Fowlkes, 10:30 am.