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Center Welcomes NP Residents Ages 55+ to Open House, November 7

Frequent exercise and art classes, trips, dinners, lectures and discussions mean there is always something interesting happening at the New Providence Senior Citizen’s Center.  For New Providence residents ages 55 and over who have not taken advantage of all it has to offer it, the Center is holding an Open House on Sunday, November 7 from 2-4PM at 15 East Fourth Street.  In addition to the Center Director, Peggy Brodeur, many of the instructors will be available to talk about their classes.   Those attending can tour the facility, ask questions, and get information about senior-related topics, such as health care, assisted living options and senior services available in our area.  Light refreshments will be served.

The Center will also sponsor the following upcoming events and activities.  Many require advanced registration, so check the Senior Center website (, stop by the Center or call 908-665-0046 for more information. 


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  • On November 4, shop at Vanity Fair Outlets in Reading, PA and treat yourself to dinner at Cracker Barrel.  Trip cost is $6 (does not include dinner). 
  • Learn how to deal with stress at a mini-breakfast presentation on November 5. 
  • The Discovery Orchestra (TDO), under the direction of George Marriner Maul will present a free John Philip Sousa study at the Center on Wednesday November 10 at 11AM. 
  • On Sunday, November 14 TDO will present Discover Quintessential Mozart at Drew University.  New Providence seniors who register through the Center can take the bus and see the show at a discounted cost of $12. 
  • The Academy of Our Lady of Peace students present their biomedical engineering robotics project, Body Forward, at the Center at noon on November 15. 
  • New Providence High School opens its doors on November 18 for their annual Senior Citizens Day, where seniors will enjoy a concert, lunch and see a dress rehearsal of the fall play. 
  • And on November 23, Wharton Music Center presents a free concert at the Center by “Silver Roots”, featuring music, wit and a cultural exchange. 


  • The Club’s annual holiday dinner will be held on December 8 for $18. 
  • On December 10 at 11:30AM, enjoy a discussion on “The Places We’ve Been.” 
  • Take a New York City Holiday Lights tour and enjoy dinner in Little Italy on December 14 for $67. 
  • On December 22 at 11AM enjoy a musical holiday treat courtesy of the Wharton Music School – Jaime Peterson will perform vocals of the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein.

In addition to the Open House and the other November and December plans, the Center has many regularly scheduled programs that are offered at no cost to participants.  Those ages 55 and over are encouraged to attend, or to stop by the center for casual socializing.

Mondays: 10:30AM - Union County College L.I.F.E. Class, Selected Topics in Biology, 11AM - Bridge Instruction, and 12:30PM - Bridge Club. 

Tuesdays: 9AM – the bus picks up and takes seniors to local supermarkets (must call ahead to arrange transportation), 10AM – Balancing and Conditioning exercise class, 1PM – Tai chi, and 2PM – sign language class. 

Wednesdays: 8:30AM – Yoga, 9:30AM– blood pressure screenings (except for first Wednesdays of each month), 11AM – weekly Club meeting, 12:30PM – board games, Bingo and cards, 2PM – craft project (fourth Wednesday only). 

Thursdays: 10:30 – Fit and Healthy exercise class, 12:30 – Duplicate or Partner Bridge, 1PM – Mah Jong. 

Fridays: 9AM – Bus picks up and takes seniors to the Livingston Mall (must call ahead to arrange transportation), 9:45AM – bowling at Plaza Lanes in Madison, 10AM – Zumba dance/exercise class, 12:30 – pizza and Bingo (on occasion, check the center), 1PM – Tai chi, Scrabble and cards.

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