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January Events at Warrenbrook Senior Wellness Center

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WARREN, NJ – The Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services invites residents to take advantage of January programs at the Warrenbrook Senior Wellness Center, located on the golf course at 500 Warrenville Road.
 
Sleep Disorders and Sleep Apnea – Jan. 5, 10:30 a.m.
 
Rhonda McLemore from the Robert Wood Johnson University Health Sleep Center will host a program on sleep disorders and sleep apnea on Monday, Jan. 5. The program will discuss healthy habits to prevent sleep disorders and will present the impact of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) on the cardiovascular system. A sleep screening will follow the program.
 
LUNCH & LEARN: Computer Maintenance Workshop – Jan. 8, 11:45 a.m.
Learn some tips and tricks to keep your computer running well. The program moderator, Jim Messina, MCSE, will explain how to improve and maintain performance of your computer with some quick and easy steps, including disk cleanup, disk defragmenting, disabling unnecessary add-ins within internet browsers and updating anti-virus software.

Class size is limited. The registration deadline is Mon., Jan. 5.
 
The Spirit and the Psyche: Ten Commandments for The Aging Process – Jan. 13, 10:30 a.m.
Join Rabbi Ronald Kaplan, Doctor of Ministry, Certified Pastoral Counselor and psychotherapist, as he combines universal, spiritual and interfaith teachings to help identify, confront and resolve challenging issues. His program will empower attendees along their life journey to seek realistic coping mechanisms for improved well-being and to enjoy healthier lives.
 
American Wife Book Club Discussion – Jan. 20, 1:30 – 3 p.m.
Join the Warrenbrook Book Club to discuss American Wife by Curtis Sittenfield, a story about a woman struggling to reconcile her troubled past with her new life of privilege as the wife of the President of the United States. Newcomers are welcome and encouraged to attend. Individuals interested in reading the book can pick up a copy at the center prior to the book club meeting. In the event that the program is postponed due to inclement weather, an alternate date is scheduled for Jan. 27.
 
Dispose of Expired Prescriptions – Jan. 21, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Officer Thomas Wallace from the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office will be stationed at Warrenbrook between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 21, to collect unused or unwanted medications. The only time medicines can be dropped off at the center is when a Sheriff’s Officer is present. Residents are encouraged to put medications in re-closable plastic zipper-type bags. Pills can be emptied into the bags and the containers discarded. Needles and syringes cannot be accepted. The program is free and anonymous.
Sleeping pills, anti-depressants, pain killers, and even over–the-counter cough and cold medicines all have the potential for abuse. A 2011 survey conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration found that over 70% of people who abuse prescription pain relievers got the medicine through friends or relatives; a statistic that includes raiding the family medicine cabinet.
 
LUNCH & LEARN: Strategies for a Sustainable Income in Retirement – Jan. 22, 11:45 a.m.
Join Kevin Lynch, CSA, of The Society for Financial Awareness on Thursday, Jan. 22, to discuss ways to estimate retirement income and retirement growth goals. Learn about tax advantaged savings programs and investment considerations.
The registration deadline is Fri., Jan. 16.
 
“Winter Wonderland” Special Themed Event – Jan. 26, 10:30 a.m.
Did you know that penguins carry their eggs on their feet? Did you know there were 17 different types of penguin? Have you ever done a penguin dance? Join naturalist Vanessa Darras, Somerset County Park Commission, Environmental Center, on Mon., Jan. 26, to learn more about this incredible species! The program will focus on little-known facts and will feature a live web cam of penguins in the wild. Winter Wonderland is sure to exercise your mind and body.
 
To make a lunch reservation, contact Warrenbrook Senior Center by 10:00 a.m. at least one business day in advance, unless indicated otherwise. A suggested lunch donation of $2.00 is recommended for individuals age 60 and above. The cost of lunch for those under age 60 is $6.99.
Somerset County senior centers offer a wide range of experiences designed for lifelong enrichment in a social and uplifting atmosphere, intended to positively impact overall health. Choices of four lunch menus (with and without meat) are served daily at centers, which are funded in part through the Older Americans Act and the county Board of Chosen Freeholders. Many of the programs and activities are made possible through partnerships, volunteers and the generosity of donors who pay instructor and presenter fees.
For more information, contact manager Gwen Chalker, Warrenbrook Senior Wellness Center, at 908-753-9440.

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