WARREN, NJ - The Senior Centers operated by the Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services have announced the new monthly program schedule.  All programs begin at 11a.m. unless otherwise listed.  Call for lunch reservations by 10 a.m. the day before you wish to come, unless indicated otherwise. A suggested lunch donation for those over age 60 is $2.00; the cost of lunch for those under age 60 is $6.99. For more information, contact the appropriate centers.

WARRENBROOK SENIOR CENTER
500 Warrenville Rd., Warren, NJ 07059
(908) 753-9440

Open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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Ballroom Dancing – Every Tuesday & Wednesday, 1-3 p.m. 

Bingo – Every Tuesday & Thursday, 10:30 a.m.

Bridge – Every Tuesday, 1 p.m.

Caram Board Game – Daily (East Indian Game Similar to Billiards)

Computer  Instruction – Advanced Registration Required:

Monday, 9:00-3:00 p.m.;

Tuesday, 10:30-12:30 p.m.;

Wednesday, 10:00-1:00 p.m.

Computer Room – Call for Availability

Exercise with Sabina – Every Wednesday, 10:45 a.m.  Enjoy an energizing class suitable for beginner and intermediate levels. Exercise with Sabina will boost your energy level, reduce stress and help tone your body by using resistance bands, exercise balls and dance moves.

Healthy Bones Exercise Class – Every Wednesday & Friday, 10 a.m. (Advanced registration required. Doctor’s Note Needed for Class.)

Lending Library – Open Daily, Monday through Friday

Line Dancing – Every Monday, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Oil Painting – Every Wednesday, 9 - 11 a.m.

Pool Room – Open Daily, Monday through Friday

Watercolor Paint Class – Monday & Thursday, 9-11:30 a.m. (Advanced Registration Required)

Zumba Gold Exercise Class – Monday, 10:45-11:30 a.m.; Wednesday, 11:30-12:15 p.m. (Advanced Registration Required) Zumba Gold sessions are designed for all levels of fitness; no prior experience is needed. Zumba is an aerobic fitness program featuring movements inspired by various styles of Latin American dance.  There are several benefits of Zumba such as strengthening of the cardiovascular system and bones, improving range of motion and good posture.

November 2 – “Emergency Preparedness” by Audrey Taffet, Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills, 10:30 a.m. (Prepare yourself and loved ones, including those with special physical, medical and cognitive needs for natural or other disasters before they happen.  Learn valuable tips for ensuring personal needs are met while sheltering-in-place or in case of an evacuation).

November 3 – Center Closed

November 6 – Craft: Creating Dream Catchers, 10:30 a.m. (In honor of Native American Month we will create Dream Catchers.  Please register by November 2).

November 9 – Diwali Celebration, 10:30 a.m. (Diwali the “Festival of Lights” is an ancient Hindu festival and is the biggest and the brightest festival in India.  The festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness.  After learning some interesting facts about Diwali, Bhama Ananthakrishnan will show us how to make Milk Peda, a popular  snack that is served during the Diwali celebration and then we will make diyas (a clay-like lamp) that are used during the Diwali Festival to shed a peaceful ray of light).

November 10 – Warrenbrook Book Club “The Invention of Wings,” 1:30-3:00p.m.(Join the Warrenbrook Book Club to discuss The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd.  A triumphant story about the quest for freedom and empowerment, this novel presents the extraordinary journeys of two unforgettable women: Hetty “Handful” Grimkes, an urban slave in early-nineteenth century Charleston, and Sarah, the Grimkes’ idealistic daughter.  Inspired in part by the historic figure of abolitionist and suffragette Sarah

Grimke, Kidd’s novel is set in motion on Sarah’s eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership of ten-year old Handful.  The Invention of Wings follows these two women over the next thirty-five years as both strive for lives of their own, dramatically shaping each other’s destinies and forming a complex relationship marked by guilt, defiance, estrangement, and the uneasy ways of love).

November 11 – Center Closed

November 13 & 20 – Brains and Games with Adrienne, 10:30 a.m. (Did you know that solving puzzles or challenging yourself with new mind-stretching activities like learning music can stimulate the brain and enhance your creative and critical thinking processes?  Join Adrienne for some mind-tingling stumpers followed by Hand Bell practice for a fun-filled intellectual workout).

November 16 – “Frank Sinatra & Judy Garland: An Musical Romance” by Francine Evans & Joel Zelnick, 10:30 a.m. (Program features timeless classics of the “Great American Songbook” made famous by these two celebrated performers.  Fascinating nostalgia and trivia radiate from this legendary Hollywood couple).

November 20 - 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 insurance.  SHIP is a statewide program by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services.  Call (908) 704-6319 to make an appointment.  Services available by advance appointment only will be available the last Friday of the month that the center is open).

November 23 – Fun with Perception, 10:30 a.m. (Perception is the process of acquiring information through the sensory register (sight, smell, hearing, touch, taste) and converting it into a usable mental form.  Using exercises form the Mind Your Mind workbook, together we will learn the value of being a careful observer and reinforce our concentration skills).

November 26 & 27 – Holiday – Center Closed

November 30 – Christmas Tree Decorating Party with a Pomegranate Ginger Spritzer Tasting, 10:30 a.m. (Join center members as we trim the center’s Christmas tree.  After the tree lighting, enjoy a pomegranate ginger spritzer).


 

SOMERSET COUNTY SENIOR WELLNESS CENTER

202 Mt. Airy Road, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

(908) 204-3435 

Open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Bridge – Tuesday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (Drop in on Tuesdays for more information.)

Computer Lab – Available Daily, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Individual Computer Lessons – Friday mornings, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Please call for information.

Mahjong – Tuesday & Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (Drop in on Tuesdays and Fridays for more information.)

Pool Sharks – Pool Table Available Daily, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (Call for Availability)

Stretch & Flex Class – Upper & Lower Body Chair Exercise, Every Monday & Thursday, 10:45 a.m. (Please check monthly calendar for schedule updates)

Tai Chi – Monday, 1 p.m. The cost is $40 for an eight-week session (Oct. 5 – Nov. 30).  Tai Chi is based on shifting body weight through a series of light, controlled movements that flow rhythmically together into one long graceful gesture.  Tai Chi practice can help reduce falls in the elderly or those with balance disorders.

Zumba – Wednesday & Friday, 9:30 a.m. The cost is $40 for an eight-week program. A new session will start Wednesday, Nov. 18; the registration deadline is Friday, Nov. 13. Zumba is an aerobic fitness program featuring movements inspired by various styles of Latin American dance.  There are several benefits of Zumba such as strengthening of the cardiovascular system and bones, improving range of motion and good posture.

November 3 – Center Closed

November 4 – Spiced Apple Pie Smoothie Tasting, 10:00 a.m. (Try this new twist on an old American favorite! Recipe and nutritional information will be available for all participants).

November 4 – Rubber Stamping “Thanksgiving” Card Workshop with Gerry, 10:30 a.m. (Jerry instructs us on how to create unique Thanksgiving-themed greeting cards for our friends and loved ones).

November 6 – “Tour the Islands of Polynesia through Dance” by Hulahonney, 10:30 a.m. (Discover the culture and history behind the dances, music and costumes of Polynesia. Perform Polynesian and Hawaiian hula dances while wearing authentic costumes from New Zealand, Samoa and Tahiti.).

November 9 – “Mosaic & Glass Tile Workshop” – Lunch & Learn Opportunity, by New Jersey Arts Horizons, 12:30-2:00p.m.(New Jersey Arts Horizons presents this exciting workshop to satisfy your creative side.  Each participant will create an individual mosaic tile item using ceramic and/or recycled glass.  Program cost is $5.00 per person.  A suggested lunch donation for those over 60 is $2.00; the cost of lunch for those under 60 is $6.99.  Call for menu options.  Please register by November 4).

November 10 – “Diwali Festival Featuring Yadien: Indian Music” by Maqsood Mamawala, 10:30 a.m. (Join Maqsood on a virtual tour to India as he presents the country’s history, culture and music.  Afterwards, enjoy a demonstration of how to wear a Sari, the elegant attire that Indian women wear, and then sample a variety of different Indian dishes.  Please register by November 6).

November 11 – Center Closed

November 12 – Mandala Art & Mendhi Design Workshop, 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.  The art of henna (called “mendhi” in Hindi & Urdo) has been practiced for over 5000 years in Pakistan, India, Africa and the Middle East.  We will use colored pencils and watercolors to create the beautiful designs.  Please register by November 9).

November 13 – “The Origin of Thanksgiving” by Trish Chambers, Trish Cambers Productions, 10:30 a.m. (Who were the Pilgrims? Where did they come from and why?  Trish will wear authentic period costume as she looks back onto why Thanksgiving is a holiday unique to the United States).

November 17 – “Thank You Doesn’t Seem Like Enough: A Touching Tribute to Our Beloved Seniors” by Karen Muha, 10:30 a.m. (Karen and other Toastmasters would like to express their gratitude to you and discuss how they have been inspired by the senior generation).

November 18 – “Mannerisms: What Do They Say About You?” by Helen Vasko, 10:30 a.m. (Helen leads the discussion about your natural mannerisms and will also explore the concept of palm reading).

November 18 – “National Memory Screening Day sponsored by the Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills, 9 a.m. -12 p.m.(This day has become an annual initiative of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.  Take advantage of FREE confidential memory screenings and pick up FREE educational materials about memory concerns, dementia, caregiving and successful aging. Please call (908) 204-3435 to schedule an appointment).

November 20 – “Musical Interlude: Songs That You Love” by Josie Mescallado, 10:30 a.m. (Josie returns to perform a Musical Interlude which includes classical, opera, Broadway show tunes and holiday favorites to get you in the mood).

November 24 – Total Brain Workout: Puzzles & Mind Games, 10:30 a.m. (Join Kristen for another round of mind games and brain stumpers).

November 25 – Birthday Celebration, 12:15 p.m.

November 26 & 27 – Holiday – Center Closed

 

 

HILLSBOROUGH SENIOR CENTER
339 South Branch Road, Hillsborough, NJ  08844
(908) 369-8700

Open Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Please check monthly calendar for schedule updates.

Ageless Grace – Monday, 9:30 a.m. The cost is $40 for 8 sessions (Sept. 28 – Nov. 23). Advanced registration is required. Ageless Grace is a fitness program that is based on the cutting-edge science of neuroplasticity (the ability of the brain and central nervous system to change structurally and functionally). It is designed to activate all five functions of the brain - strategic planning, memory and recall, analytical thinking, creativity and imagination, and kinesthetic learning.   The program is intended for people of all ages and abilities and can be performed while sitting or standing. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and sneakers.

Bocce Court – Available Daily

Caram – Daily (East Indian Game Similar to Billiards)

Fit & Flex with Rose – Every Tuesday, 11:00 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

Stretching – Available Daily

November 2 - “Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dishes” by Samantha Nunzio, Registered Dietitian, ShopRite/Wakefern (Join Samantha as she helps us to have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving.  She will prepare a selection of healthy Thanksgiving side dishes for us to sample.  Recipes and nutritional information will be provided).

November 3 – Center Closed

November 4 – “Mobile Technology Device Program: Tablets, Smartphones and More” by Anson Hira, New Jersey oxyGEN Employee Resource Group, which is a volunteer organization through AT&T, 10:00-12:00p.m.(Volunteers representing the New Jersey oxyGEN Employee Resource Group will review different types of personal electronic devices, discuss how they work and offer tips on how to select a device for purchase.  Afterwards, attendees will have the opportunity to talk to the experts, show them their personal devices and ask questions.  AT&T is proud to offer this FREE training on today’s smartphones, tablets and wireless services.  This is part of a FREE, national education program provided by AT&T volunteers for adults across the country.  Participants do not need to be AT&T customers)

November 5 – Name That Tune: A Musical Adventure (Challenge your memory to guess old and new favorite songs in this hilarious game).

November 6, 13 & 20– Mahjong Mornings, 9:30 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?  Friday mornings are Mahjong Mornings.  Lessons and refreshers will be available).

November 6 – “Music & Game Program” by the Franklin High School Students (Join the students from Franklin High School for a piano performance.  Following the performance, enjoy a lively game of “Then and Now.”  Students and participants will be paired up to identify common items, sayings, songs and books from the past and present). 

November 9 – Left, Right, Center Dice Game, 10:00 a.m.

November 9 - – November History: Take a Walk Down Memory Lane (Test your knowledge on a variety of topics including November history, celebrity birthdays, Thanksgiving traditions and more).

November 10, 17 & 24 - Mahjong Mornings, 10:00 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 will be available).

November 10 & 24 – 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).

November 11 – Center Closed

November 12 – Bingo Bonanza

November 13 – “Veteran’s Day Tribute” by Josie Mescallado, 10:45 a.m. (The center will celebrate Veteran’s Day with a vocal performance by Josie Mescallado.  Josie will have the crowd singing along as we honor the men and women who served in the Armed Forces).

November 16 – “Classic Comedy of Radio and Television” by Walter Choroszewski, New Jersey Photographer, Author, Lecturer and Advocate of Jersey Pride, 10:30 a.m. (Walter will take participants on a trip down memory lane with his entertaining lecture/media program.  He will recall the antics of Ralph Kramden and “The Honeymooners,” Lucille Ball, Jack Benny, Bob Hope and other performers that you welcomed into your homes every week).

November 17 – Diwali Celebration (Join Leela Ramachandra for this unique, interactive presentation. She will educate us about Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights.  She will share the significance of the holiday, teach us a traditional Diwali dance and display beautiful Saris, traditional women’s attire.  Lastly, we will enjoy a sample of Indian food).

November 18 - “A Touch of Sinatra” by Joe Gilligan, Narrator, 10:30 a.m. (Join us as we take a trip to the Manville Senior Center for this tribute to commemorate Frank’s 100th birthday.  Enjoy hearing the story of his life, the songs that made him one of the most renowned singers of the 20th century along with narrated funny stories and jokes that together will provide a thoroughly entertaining experience).

November 19 – Laugh Yoga Video, 10:15 a.m.

November 19 – Spiced Apple Pie Smoothie Demonstration (Try this new twist on an old American favorite!  Recipe and nutritional information will be available for all participants).

November 20 – Movie & Lunch: “My Old Lady,” 9:45 a.m. (Mathias, a penniless fifty-odd-year-old New Yorker, lands in Paris.  Both cynical and at the end of his tether, he looks forward to selling the mansion house his late father owned in the Marias district.  But what he finds out there just appalls him: his secretive dad had never shared that he had acquired the property as a life lease, a typical French custom Mathias had never heard of.  Not only will poor Mathias be unable to sell the house into cash but he will have other consequences to handle).

November 23 – Thanksgiving Origami (Join Pam as she guides us in the creation of some unique Thanksgiving origami pieces).

November 25 – Thanksgiving Story Starters Game (Story starters are conversation starters.  Spend time remembering and sharing anecdotes about your first car, your favorite Thanksgiving, how you met your spouse and more…)

November 25 – November Birthday Celebrations

November 26 & 27 – Holiday – Center Closed

November 30 – November Jeopardy (Join us for a mind stimulating morning of Jeopardy celebrating all things November).

 

 

MANVILLE SENIOR CENTER
South Third Ave., Manville, NJ 08835
(908) 526-0175

Open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Aerobic Chair Exercise Class sponsored by the Manville Recreation Department - Every Monday & Wednesday, 9:45-10:45 a.m. (Class canceled Nov. 18, but will be held at 9 a.m. on Nov. 30. Please check monthly calendar for schedule updates.)

Low Impact Aerobic Exercise Class sponsored by the Manville Recreation Department – Every Tuesday, 9:45-10:45 a.m. (Please check monthly calendar for schedule updates.)

Birthdays – 4th Wednesday of Month

Bingo – Weekly, 11:00 a.m. (Please check monthly calendar for schedule updates.)

Zumba Gold Exercise Class – Held on Thursdays, 9:45-10:45 a.m. Zumba is an aerobic fitness program featuring movements inspired by various styles of Latin American dance.  There are several benefits of Zumba such as strengthening of the cardiovascular system and bones, improving range of motion and good posture.

November 2 – 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 insurance.  SHIP is a statewide program by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services.  Call (908) 526-0175 to schedule an appointment).

November 2 – Dominoes with Al (Today dominoes are played all over the world and is particularly popular in Latin America.  Join Al in a relaxing atmosphere and have an opportunity to win prizes).

November 3 – Center Closed

November 5 – FREE Diabetes Hemoglobin A1c Screenings by Kathy Innuzzo, Saint Peter’s University Hospital Mobile Unit, 10:45-12:30p.m.(For those individuals that are either diabetic or pre-diabetic, this is the perfect chance to test your Hemoglobin A1c level.  The results will provide a three month average of your levels).

November 6 – Name “5” Game (Can you name 5 things that could make a person sneeze?  How about 5 Television Dads? Video Games? Vegetables beginning with the letter A? Name 5 is a game that challenges your memory while tickling your funny bone).

November 9 – “The Wind of War: The First Week of World War II” by Bob Vaucher (World War II began before dawn even had the opportunity to break in September 1939 when German forces tore into Poland.  For the better part of six years, war consumed the globe.  Join us as we learn some intriguing facts about World War II).

November 10 – “Good Old American Folk Songs” by Spook Handy, 10:45 a.m. (Spook will wow us with his guitar, banjo and harmonics.  He will lead everyone in singing songs that range from the dust bowl and great depression, through the 1950’s and 60’s all the way up to new songs he has written himself).

November 11 – Center Closed

November 12 – Spiced Apple Pie Smoothie Tasting (Try this new twist on an old American favorite!  Recipe and nutritional information will be available for all participants).

November 16 – Test Your Memory (Challenge your brain in this mind-stretching activity.)

November 16 – “Medicare Fraud” – Lunch & Learn Opportunity by Tunde Akinrolabu, Outreach Specialist, Senior Medicare Patrol of New Jersey, 12:30-1:30 p.m.(Every year the government loses billions of dollars to Medicare fraud and abuse caused by unscrupulous health providers.  Tunde will show beneficiaries how to detect Medicare fraud, waste, and abuse, by staying on top of health records.  In this presentation, Tunde will also discuss the most common Medicare –related scams and fraud schemes).

November 18 – “A Touch of Sinatra” by Joe Gilligan, Narrator, 10:30 a.m. (Join us for this tribute to commemorate Frank’s 100th birthday.  Enjoy hearing the story of his life, the songs that made him one of the most renowned singers of the 20th century along with narrated funny stories and jokes that together will provide a thoroughly entertaining experience).

November 19 – “Pedestrian Safety” by Lauren Powelson, RideWise (Lauren will discuss the laws and dangers and how to stay safe on the surrounding roadways and intersections.  Informational literature will be distributed).

November 20 – Performance by the Raritan Valley Community College Dance Ensemble (Enjoy interpretive dance by these talented students in this interactive presentation).

November 23 – “3” Letter Game

November 24 – “Diwali Festival Featuring Yadien: Indian Music” by Maqsood Mamawala, 10:30 a.m. (Join Maqsood on a virtual tour to India as he presents the country’s history, culture and music.  Afterwards, enjoy a demonstration of how to wear a Sari, the elegant attire that Indian women wear then sample different dishes of Indian cuisine).

November 26 & 27 – Holiday – Center Closed

November 30 – Trip to the Manville Library for “Brain Fitness” Exercises by Nanette Peterson, Librarian, Branch Manager (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 Nanette for some mind-tingling brain stumpers and a fun-filled intellectual workout).

 

 

MONTGOMERY SENIOR CENTER 
 356 Skillman Rd, Skillman, NJ  08558

(609) 466-0846

Open Monday-Friday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Please check monthly calendar for schedule updates.

Beginner Computer Class with Susan – Every Friday, 10:30 a.m. (Limited Seating. Call to Register.)

Beginners Pickle Ball –Most Fridays, 10:30 a.m. (Pickle Ball is a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. The game is easy to learn and can be played at any age. Please call for more information).

Blood Pressure Screening by Montgomery EMS – Third Monday of the Month, 9:45 a.m.

Bocce Ball – Every Thursday, 10:15 a.m.

Card Game “3-13” – Most Fridays, 10 a.m.

Crochet with Silvia – Every Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.

ESL Chinese – Every Tuesday, 10:30 a.m.

Exercise for Arthritis with Elizabeth – Tuesday & Thursday, 11:00 a.m. (Please check monthly calendar for schedule updates.)

Healthy Bones Exercise Class – Every Wednesday, 10:15 a.m. Last class for 2015 will be Nov. 4; program will resume in April. (Advance registration required. Doctor’s Note Needed for Class.)

Modern American Mahjong – Please call for more information

Pool Table – Available Daily

Qigong with Bobbi – Every Other Wednesday, 10:15 a.m.

Silver Strength with Linda – Every Monday, 10:15 a.m.

Tai Chi with Herb – Every Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. (Please check monthly calendar for schedule updates.)

Yoga with Elizabeth – Every Tuesday, 10:30 a.m.

Zumba Gold with Elizabeth – Every Other Friday, 10:30 a.m. Zumba is an aerobic fitness program featuring movements inspired by various styles of Latin American dance.  There are several benefits of Zumba such as strengthening of the cardiovascular system and bones, improving range of motion and good posture.

November 2 - “Name That Tune” by Meredith Krantz, Avalon Assisted Living (Challenge your memory to guess old and new favorite songs in this hilarious game).

November 2 - 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 insurance.  SHIP is a statewide program by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services.  Call (609) 466-0846 to make an appointment).

November 3 – Center Closed

November 4 & 18 – Ageless Grace with Roz Gerken, 10:15 a.m. (This program is designed to be done standing or sitting.  Each of the 21 Ageless Grace tools focuses on different techniques: joint mobility, spinal flexibility, right-left brain coordination, cognitive function, systemic stimulation, balance, confidence and playfulness.  Ageless Grace is based on the cutting edge science of neuroplasticity-the ability of the brain to change structurally and functionally).

November 5, 12 & 19 – Mahjong Mornings, 10:00 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?  Thursday mornings are Mahjong Mornings.  Lessons and refreshers will be available).

November 9 – “USO Celebration” by Kristen and Ashley, the Pettet Sisters (The Pettets have distinguished careers that brought them to Broadway, movies and television.  Join us on a nostalgic trip down memory lane, enjoying popular music and timeless favorites of the 1940s, including a special patriotic tribute to honor our Veterans.  Similar to the well-loved shows of yesteryear, noteworthy elements of the show include vocal harmonies, period costumes and tap dancing.  The Pettet performances are entertaining and uplifting for audiences of all ages).

November 11 – Center Closed

November 13 – Diwali Celebration, 10:30 a.m. (Diwali the “Festival of Lights” is an ancient Hindu festival and is the biggest and the brightest festival in India.  The festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness.  Join us as we celebrate this uplifting and exciting event with Harinee Madhusudan and her friends).

November 16 – “Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dishes” by Samantha Nunzio, Registered Dietitian, ShopRite/Wakefern (Join Samantha as she helps us to have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving.  She will prepare a selection of healthy Thanksgiving side dishes for us to sample.  Recipes and nutritional information will be provided).

November 23 – “Behind the Scenes: Macy’s Day Parade” by Dennis Chiarelli, Expert Balloonist (Dennis will discuss all the important steps in creating a Macy’s Day Parade balloon float from the creation of a color sketch to its trip down Broadway).

November 26 & 27 – Holiday – Center Closed

November 30 - Bingo

 

 

QUAIL BROOK SENIOR CENTER
625 New Brunswick Rd., Somerset, NJ 08873
(732) 563-4213

 Open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Body & Brain Yoga with Lucy Pagnetti – Monday, 10:30 a.m. Advance registration required; a $5.00 donation is suggested per class. 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.

Bridge Lessons – Every Friday, 10:30 a.m.

Computer Instruction – Every Monday, 9:00-12:00 p.m. (Please call for appointment.)

Continuing Art Institute with Karen Haake – Every Tuesday, 1:00-3:00 p.m. (There is a $10.00 fee, which includes supplies)

Healthy Bones Exercise Class with Joan Ackerman – Monday, 9:15 a.m. (Doctor’s Note Needed for Class)

Line Dancing – Every Friday, 9:30 a.m.

Outdoor Shuffleboard and Horseshoes – Available daily, weather permitting.

Variety of Board & Card Games (such as Monopoly, Po-Ke-No, Yahtzee, Dominoes & Checkers) – Daily

November 2 – Ecological Ornaments: Wild Ornaments for Your Backyard with Willow Creek Rehabilitation Center (Find an assortment of wild bird seed mixes, including sunflower, Nyjer Thistle, songbird mix, fruit & nut mix, millet, safflower and more.  Give the birds in your neighborhood wild bird food they’ll love.  With peanuts, wild bird seed and more, we can help you attract colorful birds to your backyard).

November 3 – Center Closed

November 4 – Armchair Travel Presents: “On the Way to Mandalay,” 10:30 a.m. (Passports are not required!  Simply sit back and enjoy the unique visit to Myanmar Burma).

November 5 – FREE Diabetes Hemoglobin A1c Screenings by Kathy Innuzzo, Saint Peter’s University Hospital Mobile Unit, 10:45-12:30p.m.(For those individuals that are either diabetic or pre-diabetic, this is the perfect chance to test your Hemoglobin A1c level.  The results will provide a three month average of your levels).

November 6 – Craft: Creating Thanksgiving & Christmas Cards with Mary Ellen Day, Volunteer, Companion Care, 10:30 a.m. (November is National Hospice Month.  Mary Ellen will show us how to create unique Thanksgiving and Christmas cards for friends and loved ones).

November 9 – “Cell Phone Savvy & Other Personal Devices: Learn the Ins & Apps” by Austin Eisele, AT&T, 10:30 a.m. (Austin will provide information about the latest phones and tablets and will offer individual assistance to people looking to learn more about their device).

November 10 - “Good Old American Folk Songs” by Spook Handy, 10:45 a.m. (Today we will visit the Manville Senior Center where Spook will wow us with his guitar, banjo and harmonics.  He will lead everyone in singing songs that range from the dust bowl and great depression, through the 1950’s and 60’s all the way up to new songs he has written himself).

November 11 – Center Closed

November 12 - “Veteran’s Day Tribute” by Josie Mescallado, 10:30 a.m. (The center will celebrate Veteran’s Day with a vocal performance by Josie Mescallado.  Josie will have the crowd singing along as we honor the men and women who served in the Armed Forces).

November 13 – Learn the Basic Portuguese Language with Fernanda Brandalise, 10:30 a.m. (This is a continuation of Quail Brook’s Around the World series).

November 16 – “A Community Service Project, Domestic Violence Education, Symbolism & Support” by Veronica Finlay, Developmental Director, Women’s Resource Center, 10:30 a.m. (Domestic abuse can happen to anyone, is inflicted in a variety of ways and is a rampant problem right here in our community.  Learn what the effects of domestic abuse are on those who witness it in their homes and how the cycle of violence repeats itself generationally.  Learn how a community can come together to break the cycle of violence and move towards a society free of domestic abuse. Veronica would like to give clients an item that symbolizes the care and concern staff has for them, so they always know that someone “has their back.”)

November 17 – “American Indian Cultures” by the Morris Museum’s Community Outreach Program, 10:30 a.m. (The Morris Museum will provide a variety of ethnographic materials representing numerous American Indian tribes throughout the United States.  This gallery dedicated to our Native People exhibits some of the finest artifacts from North America, housed in color-coded cases to assist visitors in developing a geographic context for the pieces on display.  Visitors can examine bead and quill work, pottery, carving, basketry and textiles from the Northeast Woodlands, and the Pacific Northwest Coast, including an array of artifacts from the Captain William Philo Clark Collection).

November 18 – “Sensational Seasoning: Making Homemade & Healthy Seasonings for All Seasons” by Jaira Ahmed, Registered Dietitian, Willow Creek Rehabilitation Center, 10:30 a.m. (Join us to create a unique blend of fresh herbal seasonings.  Literature and recipes will be provided).

November 19 – Volunteering: It Goes a Long Way, 10:30 a.m. (Join us as we pay tribute to Quail Brook’s stellar volunteers.  Music will be provided by DJ Gio).

November 20 – “Under the Streetlamp: Tales From the Doo Wop Era” by Dr. Charles & Pamela Horner, Classic Urban Harmony, LLC, 10:30 a.m. (Get your nostalgia on through an amazing multimedia presentation containing rare photographs of singers, record labels, sheet music and memorabilia.  Many of the photos are unpublished and come from the singers themselves.  This program will also contain audio song clips, video clips, anecdotes direct from the singers and much more).

November 24 – Tai Chi with Bobbi Joels, 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, graceful gesture.  Studies have reported that some participants experienced a reduction of pain, fatigue and stiffness and gain a greater sense of well-being.  Regular tai chi can help reduce falls, especially for those with balance problems.  This program can be done using a chair for support if desired).

November 25 – “Winterize, Weatherize & Practical Safety: An Emergency Guide” by the Central Jersey Housing Resource Center, 10:30 a.m. (Join us as a representative from the Central Jersey Housing Resource Center discusses how to winterize and weatherize our homes).

November 26 & 27 – Holiday – Center Closed

 

 

RARITAN SENIOR CENTER
Somerset County Annex, 614 First Ave., Raritan, NJ 08869
(908) 203-0001

 Open Monday-Friday 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Caram – Daily (East Indian Game Similar to Billiards)

Cards (Uno, Canasta and Bunko) –Daily

Hatha Yoga with Bharti Trivedi – Every Wednesday at 10:45 a.m.. Hatha Yoga incorporates body postures, controlled breathing and meditation.  There are many different benefits of Hatha Yoga, including stretching and aligning the body, improved balance and flexibility, a supple spine and improved circulation.

Pool – Available Every Day

Table Shuffleboard/Rummikub, Air Hockey and Dominoes – Daily

November 1 & 23 – Mind Your Mind Exercises (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 Lynda for some mind-tingling brain stumpers and a fun-filled intellectual workout).

November 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 – Body & Brain Yoga with Lucy Pagnetti, 1:00-2:00p.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.  Advanced registration is required.  A donation of $5.00 is suggested per class).

November 3 – Center Closed

November 3 & 25 – Wii Games (Bowling, Baseball or Tennis)

November 4 – “Timeless Classics of the 1920’s thru the 1960’s” by Gordon James, Trumpeter, Vocalist & Flugelhornist (Gordon will blow your mind as he sings “Timeless Classics” from the 1920’s through the 1960’s.  Be ready to join in on all the excitement).

November 5 – National Games & Puzzles Month (October is National Games and Puzzles Month.  Let’s put our heads together and solve some mind-tingling brain stumpers).

November 9 – “Cooking For One or Two” by Nancy Rosa-Mejias, Program Coordinator, Family and Community Health Sciences, Rutgers Cooperative Extension (Nancy will discuss creative ways to cook healthy, nutritious food.  Make mealtime fun and pleasant with some of these new ideas).

November 10 – Food Jingo (Enjoy this twist on the traditional bingo game).

November 11 – Center Closed

November 12 – “Leave it to Beaver” by the Somerset County Park Commission (Can you believe that beavers are the second largest rodents in the entire world?  These nocturnal, semi-aquatic critters are known for their amazing ability to construct dams, lodges and alter the environment.  Join a naturalist and learn why this keystone species, that lives in your back yard, is such a vital part of our ecosystem).

November 13 – Dominoes and Cards – Your Choice!

November 16 – Video Match Game

November 17 – “1940’s Flashback: My How Things Have Changed” by Walter Choroszewski (Travel back in time with Walter as he presents an entertaining overview of the 1940’s, the decade that launched the modern era shaped by World War America.  The post-war period ushered in the “Baby Boom” Era and times of prosperity.  Walter highlights the history, technology, culture and arts of the time with an educational and uplifting visit down memory lane).

November 18 - “A Touch of Sinatra” by Joe Gilligan, Narrator, 10:30 a.m. (Join us as we take a trip to the Manville Senior Center for this tribute to commemorate Frank’s 100th birthday.  Enjoy hearing the story of his life, the songs that made him one of the most renowned singers of the 20th century along with narrated funny stories and jokes that together will provide a thoroughly entertaining experience).

November 19 – Silver Strength Exercises (Exercise and move without putting undo pressure or strain on your body.  Join us to learn movements that lubricate joints and keep them flexible, strengthen and stabilize individual muscles and increase blood circulation.  These exercises and movements can help decrease falls and increase ability to better accomplish day-to-day physical activities).

November 20 – Piano Performance by Danielle Bruno (Enjoy popular music as Danielle showcases her talents on the piano).

November 26 & 27 – Holiday – Center Closed

November 30 – Around the House Jingo (Enjoy this twist on the traditional bingo game).

 


The Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services operates seven multipurpose facilities that offer a variety of educational, recreational and entertaining activities for active older adults, including wellness programs and health screenings. The centers are accessible to individuals with disabilities. 

 

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. Many of these programs are funded, in part, through the Older Americans Act.

 

Help the Office on Aging and Disability Services improve existing services by taking a Needs Assessment Survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CB68ZG7). The purpose of this survey is to get the opinions of residents on what services are needed to ensure quality of life for older adults. We will use this information to guide decisions about the provision of community-based senior services in Somerset County.