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Hillsborough Senior Center Schedules Busy Month of Activities

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The township Senior Center, 339 South Branch Road, has a busy schedule of activities in February.

The center is open Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Please check monthly calendar for schedule updates. Call (908) 369-8700 for further information.

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Bocce Court – Available Daily (Weather permitting)

Caram – Daily (East Indian Game Similar to Billiards)

Fit & Flex with Rose – Every Tuesday, 11 a.m., and Thursday at 10:15 a.m. This free weekly exercise program changes frequently and is suitable for all.  Included are stretches, strength training, laugh yoga, breathing exercises and more.

Game Room – Open Daily

Horseshoe Pit – Available Daily (weather permitting)

Stretching – Available Daily

Feb. 1 – Presidential Trivia, 10 a.m. Did you know that solving puzzles or challenging yourself with new mind-stretching exercises can stimulate the brain and enhance your creative and critical thinking processes?  Join Janet for some mind-tingling brain stumpers and a fun-filled intellectual workout.

Feb. 1 – February History: Take a Walk down Memory Lane, 10:45 a.m.Test your knowledge on a variety of topics including February History, celebrity birthdays, February holidays and more.

Feb. 2, 9, 16 & 23 – Mahjong Lessons, 10 a.m. Have you always wanted to learn how to play Mahjong or are you familiar with the game but just in need of fellow players?  Tuesday mornings are Mahjong mornings.  Lessons and refreshers are available.

Feb. 2, 9, 16 & 23 – Mind Your Mind Exercises, 11:15 a.m. Did you know that solving puzzles or challenging yourself with new mind-stretching exercises can stimulate the brain and enhance your creative and critical thinking processes?  Join Janet for some mind-tingling brain stumpers and a fun-filled, intellectual workout.

Feb. 3, 10, 17 & 24 – Mahjong Club, 9:30 a.m. Join our new weekly Mahjong Club.  All are welcome to learn and enjoy the game.

Feb. 3 – Bingo Bonanza, 10:45 a.m.

Feb. 3 – 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 a statewide program by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services.  Call.(908) 369-8700 to schedule an appointment.

Feb. 4 – Name That Tune: A Musical Adventure Challenge your memory to guess old and new favorite songs in this hilarious game.

Feb. 5 – Snowflake Mandalas, 10:00 a.m. Mandalas are created with intricate geometric patterns that are thought to represent the universe.  The basic Mandala is a square with four “gates” containing a circle.  As an art form they are exquisitely beautiful when color is added.

Feb. 5 – “Germ Warfare” by Reeta Aggarwal, BrightStar Homecare, 10:45 a.m. Germs are everywhere.  Hand washing is the single most important thing you can do to stop the spread of germs.  Join us and learn proper hand-hygiene techniques and other ways of preventing the spread of germs. A free hand sanitizer will be given to each attendee.

Feb. 8 – Chinese New Year Celebration with Entertainment by the Edison Metro Music Group, 10:30 a.m. Come join us as we celebrate the Year of the Monkey.

Feb. 10 – Valentine’s Day Celebration with Entertainment by Trumpeter & Vocalist Gordon James, 10:45 a.m.

Feb. 11 – Hollywood Couples Trivia Challenge your memory and knowledge of Hollywood’s Tinseltown celebrities.

Feb. 12 – Valentine’s Bingo Bonanza, 10:45 a.m.

Feb. 15 – Center Closed

Feb. 17 – “Footnotes to the American Story” by Dr. Kane, 10:30 a.m.

Feb. 18 – Discussion: Famous Black Inventors-A Rich Heritage Gives Way to Modern Ingenuity

Feb. 19 – “A Grandmother’s Love Changed My Life Forever” by Brad Levin, Ridge High School Student, 10:30 a.m. Brad will tell his personal story of hope within his family and how a positive outlook helped guide them through his grandmother’s illness.

Feb. 22 – “Cooking For One or Two” by Samantha Nunzio, Registered Dietitian, ShopRite/Wakefern Learn how to make smaller, healthier portions when cooking.  Recipes and samples will be provided.

Feb. 24 – February Jeopardy Join us for a mind-stimulating morning of Jeopardy celebrating all things February.

Feb. 24 - Birthday Celebration

Feb. 25 – Heart Healthy Smoothies with Rose

Feb. 26 – Movie and Lunch: “Pretty Woman,” 10 a.m. Starring Richard Gere and Julia Roberts, a man in a legal but hurtful business needs an escort for some social events, and hires a beautiful woman he meets…only to fall in love.

Feb. 29 – Craft: Creating Tissue Paper Flowers with Pam, 10:45 a.m.

The Senior Center is operated by the Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services. Other centers are in Basking Ridge, Bridgewater (opening Feb. 29), Montgomery, Quail Brook, Raritan and Warrenbrook.  

County-operated Senior Centers offer a nutritionally balanced lunch, Monday-Friday. Menu choices include a hot meat-based or meatless entrée or a cold meat-based or meatless boxed lunch. Lunch reservations are usually requested by 10 a.m. on the business day before you wish to attend, unless a specific registration date is listed.

A suggested lunch donation for those over age 60 is $2.50; the cost of lunch for those under age 60 is $6.99.

 

 

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