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3/29/2018 - Somerset County Senior Centers Announce April Program Schedule

Somerset County Senior Centers Announce April Program Schedule


The senior centers operated by the Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services have announced the spring program schedule. All programs begin at 11 a.m. unless otherwise listed.

All Somerset County-operated senior centers offer a nutritionally balanced lunch, Monday through Friday, for a suggested donation of $2.50 for anyone age 60 and above. Menu choices include a hot meat-based or meatless entrée and a cold meat-based or meatless boxed lunch. Please make reservations before 10 a.m., at least one business day in advance. Why not invite a friend or neighbor to join you for lunch! Or come earlier in the day and enjoy one of the center’s many programs.

If you drive or have your own ride, you can attend any of the centers.

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SOMERSET COUNTY SENIOR WELLNESS CENTER AT BASKING RIDGE
202 Mt. Airy Road
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
(908) 204-3435
Open Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Knitting/Crochet/Stitching Club – Monday, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. All are welcome to join. Bring your own knitting/crocheting/stitching project or come learn something new and meet wonderful friends while doing something you love.
Dancercise – Monday, 10:30 a.m. An innovative and fun way to exercise! This class incorporates dance moves to well-known music that will keep you moving. Starting with a warm up, which helps avoid injury; you will dance to the beat of the music and finish with a cool down. An aerobics class that is low-impact and great for the heart! Sneakers required. **$40 for the 8-week program. Session started March 12. Call (908) 204-3435 for more information**
Yoga with Denise – Tuesday, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Open to all levels of practice and abilities. This class incorporates Hatha Yoga poses while standing or sitting to increase bone density, strength and balance. Students learn techniques to help gain flexibility and strength, while being immersed in a relaxing class. Expect lots of gentle stretching to bring movement to joints and muscles. This class is perfect for stress relief and overall well-being. **$40 for the 8-week program, new session starts April 10. Register by April 2. Call (908) 204-3435 for more information. **
Bridge Club – Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Drop in on Tuesdays for more information.
Mahjong Club – Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday, 12:30 – 3:00 p.m. Drop in on scheduled days for more information.
Tai Chi For Health – Wednesday, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. This preparatory course is the core of a Tai Chi program, designed to encourage participants’ development of their strength, balance and flexibility. Tai Chi has unfamiliar vocabulary, new ways of moving, and a sequence of movements that take time to learn. Participants will learn the basic form of this art, which will enable them to experience considerable improvements in their physical ability as well as to learn postures that will recur in new Tai Chi forms. ** $16, suggested donation, for the 8-week program, next session starts on May 2. Registration required by April 23. Call (908) 204-3435 for more information**
Billiards Club – Thursday, 10:30 a.m. Otherwise pool table available daily on a drop-in basis, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Take Control with Exercise – Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. & Thursday, 10:30 a.m. This exercise program is for all levels of ability and can be done standing or sitting. Strengthen key core muscles, improve flexibility and balance while boosting stamina. Ongoing class, must be registered with the center to attend. **Call (908) 204-3435 for more information**
Monthly Book Club – Every Third Thursday, 12:30 p.m. On April 19, join us for a discussion of the current book and select the next book. New members are always welcome!
Zumba Gold – Zumba Gold takes the popular Latin dance inspired workout of Zumba and makes it accessible for people age 60 and above, 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 dance moves. Sneakers required.
o Wednesday Morning 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. **$40 for the 8-week program, next session starts April 11. Registration required by April 2. Call (908) 204-3435 for more information **
o Friday Morning 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. **$40 for the 8-week program, next session starts April 13. Registration required by April 2. Call (908) 204-3435 for more information **
Computer Lab – Available Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Computer Appointments – Friday’s beginning April 20. Meet with an expert computer instructor by appointment only. Please call (908) 204-3435 for more information.
April 2 – “Musicals of the 1960’s” by Sam & Candy Caponegro, 10:30 a.m. Roadshow movies were all the rage in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. We will start with the “Can Can” and include scenes from “The Bells are Ringing,” “West Side Story” and “The Music Man” just to name a few.
April 3 – “Bad Girls of History” by Helen Vasko, 10:30 a.m. Helen leads this round table discussion highlighting women who made a lasting impression throughout history.
April 3 – FREE Blood Pressure Screenings by the Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills, 10:30 a.m. A Registered Nurse from the Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills will be onsite to do individual blood pressure screenings. No appointment is necessary.
April 4 – “Medicare Card Information” by Laurie Roome, Eldercare Educator, Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services, 10:30 a.m. Laurie will review everything you need to know about the new Medicare cards that will be mailed beginning April 1.
April 6 –Tissue Paper Forsythia & Paper Hydrangea Workshop, 10:30 a.m. Spring has officially begun! Join us to create paper flowers that are sure to brighten up the center. **All supplies included, reserve by April 3**
April 9 – Floral Arranging Workshop with the Bernardsville Garden Club, 10:30 a.m. Members of the Bernardsville Garden Club will conduct an informative and interactive floral arranging workshop. All participants will take home a lovely live flower basket. **Reserve by April 4**
April 10 & 23 – Bingo, 10:30 a.m. Bingo is more than an exciting activity. Researchers found that playing Bingo has multiple health benefits. It promotes socialization, strengthens hand-eye coordination, and takes concentration which improves listening and short term memory skills. Try your luck at some great prizes today.
April 11 – “Life as a Fern” by the Somerset County Park Commission, 10:30 a.m. How much do you really know about ferns, what is a fern anyway? These ancient plants are unique in the plant kingdom. On this visual journey learn some basic fern facts including which ferns are native to New Jersey.
April 12 – “Frank Sinatra from Hoboken to Hollywood” with Gordon James, Trumpeter, 10:30 a.m. This program briefly covers the career of Frank Sinatra from his early days with Harry James and Tommy Dorsey, to the Capital years in the 1950’s, to starting his own label and finishes with his movie career from the 1940’s through the 1960’s. Many classic Sinatra songs like All or Nothing at All, Stardust, When Your Smiling, I’ve Got Your You Under my Skin, Come Fly with Me, All the Way, The Lady is a Tramp, That’s Life, My Way, and New York, New York will be some of the songs performed. Join us for a memorable, musical program.
April 16 - “George Washington Remembers New Jersey: History of the Hoof” by David Emerson, the New Jersey Historical Commission, 10:30 a.m. George Washington was no stranger to New Jersey. From Trenton to Princeton to Morristown to Monmouth to Middlebrook, (and more), the general spent more time here than any other state. Join General Washington (portrayed by David Emerson) as he reminisces about his brightest and darkest moments during the battles and encampments of the “Cockpit of the Revolution.” **This program is made possible, in part, by the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State through the State/County History Partnership Program Grant, and administered in Somerset County by the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission**
April 17 – Advanced Directives for All” by the Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills, 10:30 a.m. A nurse from the Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills will educate us about the importance of having this important document versus POLST (Physician Order for Life Sustaining Treatment).
April 18 – “Autism Awareness” by Paulann Pierson, Disabilities Coordinator, Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services, 10:30 a.m. Paulann will speak about Autism and the upcoming “Bubbles for Autism” campaign.
April 20 - “Artic Wildlife Program” by David Ward, C.L.P., 10:30 a.m. In August 2017, David went on a wildlife adventure that took him to Kuujjuaq, the largest Inuit settlement in Nunavik Territory, Quebec, to Ungava Bay Tassiujaq, and Leaf Bay. Although his guide did not guarantee that he would see any animals he saw everything from polar bears to bearded seals. This presentation will also include pictures of icebergs and the northern lights as experienced during an Artic Summer.
April 20 – “AARP Defensive Driving Course” – Lunch & Learn Opportunity, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. This is a one-day workshop. Any licensed driver may take this course to sharpen driving skills. You will receive a 5% discount on insurance premiums for up to 3 years. **AARP members pay $15; non-AARP members pay $20. Lunch is available for a donation of $2.50 for those over age 60 and a cost of $7.87 for those under age 60. Seating is limited reservations are required**
April 24 – “Proton Therapy: Is it Right for You?” by the ProCure Proton Therapy Center, 10:30 a.m. A representative from the ProCure Proton Therapy Center will discuss this innovative treatment. Proton Therapy is effective in treating many types of cancerous and non-cancerous tumors. Join us as we learn about this type of therapy and how it is known to reduce the risk of damage to healthy tissue and organs and has fewer short and long-term side effects.
April 25 – Greeting Card Workshop with Jerry, 10:30 a.m. Jerry will instruct us on how to make our own unique greeting cards for friends and loved ones. **All supplies included, register by April 20**
April 27 – “Staying Healthy in 2018” by Lois Glasser, Social Worker, Cancer Care, 10:30 a.m. This program will focus on the variety of ways older adults can make changes to their diets and lifestyles to maintain health or become even healthier in the coming year.
April 30 – “Eating For Health: Feel Good & Live Well” by Chante Glenn, MA, Program Coordinator, Family & Community Health Sciences, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, 10:30 a.m. Chante will discuss the importance of not skipping meals, maintaining a healthy weight, increasing consumption of fruits and vegetables, engaging in physical activity and enjoying life each and every day.


SOMERSET COUNTY SENIOR WELLNESS CENTER AT BRIDGEWATER
876 East Main Street, Bridgewater, NJ 08807
(908) 203-6101
Open Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Gentle Aerobics – Monday & Thursday, 10:30 a.m. Exercise and move without putting undo pressure or strain on your body. 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 the ability to better accomplish day-to-day physical activities. This program can be done using a chair for support if desired.
Mahjong Lessons – Tuesday, 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? Join Sylvia and fellow center members to learn and enjoy this interesting game. Also, being offered on Thursday’s from 12:30 – 3:00 p.m. for experienced players.
Needlework Crafts Club – Tuesday, 12:30 – 3:00 p.m.; new members welcome!
Hatha Yoga – Wednesday & Friday, 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. Please bring a personal mat; some mats available on a first come, first served basis. Space is limited. *Check monthly calendar for schedule*
Dance Aerobics with Marion Harris – Wednesday, 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Get your cardio while dancing to a variety of music such as pop, country and Broadway classics.
Healthy Bones Exercise Class – Wednesday, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. 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. Class is currently filled, call Caitlin Witucki at (908) 704-6339 to be placed on the waiting list or hear of other opportunities.
Scrabble Club – Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. Enjoy a friendly game of scrabble; with sufficient interest, we may plan opportunities for members to compete with other area scrabble clubs.
Book Club – 4th Thursday of the Month, 10:00 a.m. New members are welcome. Join us to discuss the current book: “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles.
Tai Chi for Health (Intermediate II) – Thursday, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. The Intermediate II course will build upon the basic form learned in the introductory class, allowing students to move forward with their Tai Chi abilities. Forms learned in both courses will improve specific strengths such as, the ability to shift weight from one side of the body to the other, move one leg to the other without stumbling or falling; increase the ability to keep the body in good alignment, enhance the ability to move slowly and in circular motion without hesitation or confusion, and improve the practice of specific movements to develop strengthen bones and muscles. **$16 suggested donation for the 8-week program, next session starts on May 3. Call (908) 203-6101 for more information**
Tai Chi for Health (Intermediate I) – Thursday, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. The intermediate course will build upon the basic form learned in the introductory class, allowing students to move forward with their Tai Chi abilities. Forms learned in both courses will improve specific strengths such as, the ability to shift weight from one side of the body to the other, move one leg to the other without stumbling or falling; increase the ability to keep the body in good alignment, enhance the ability to move slowly and in circular motion without hesitation or confusion, and improve the practice of specific movements to develop strengthen bones and muscles. **$16 suggested donation for the 8-week program, next session starts on May 3. Call (908) 203-6101 for more information**
Pinochle Club – Friday, 12:30 – 3:00 p.m. New members welcome!
Zumba Gold – Zumba Gold takes the popular Latin-dance inspired workout of Zumba and 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 dance moves.
o Friday Afternoon 1:00 – 1:45 p.m. **$40 for the 8-week program, next session starts on June 8. Call (908) 203-6101 for more information**
Board Games/Cards/Dominos – Friday, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. Do you enjoy games like, Boggle, Cribbage, Dominos or cards, etc.? If so, visit the center for a friendly game or two. Please note: We cannot guarantee players so bring your friends! Please identify your game of choice when you make your reservation so we can ensure adequate game supplies.
Computer Lab – Available Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Individual Computer Instruction – Available Monday – Friday, **Call (908) 203-6101 for appointment**
Carrom – Available Monday – Friday. “Strike and Pocket” table game of Eastern origin similar to billiards and table shuffleboard.
Games/Cards (Scrabble, Uno, Canasta, Cribbage, etc.) – Available Monday – Friday. 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.
Ping Pong – Available Monday – Friday; call for availability
Pool Tables (2) –Available Monday – Friday; call for availability
Table Shuffleboard/Air Hockey – Available Monday – Friday

State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) - Do you have questions about or problems with your health insurance or benefits? Call to schedule a FREE appointment with a counselor who can help. SHIP is a statewide program by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. Please call (908) 203-6101 to schedule an appointment.

April 2, 10, 20 & 23 – Bingo. Bingo is more than an exciting activity. Researchers have found that playing Bingo has multiple health benefits. It promotes socialization, strengthens hand-eye coordination, and takes concentration which improves listening and short-term memory skills.
April 3 – “All About Trains” by the 4-H Trainmaster’s Club. Under the coordination of Anthony Siniscalco, the Somerset County 4-H Trainmaster’s Club will provide a PowerPoint presentation and demonstration on how trains work. They will also provide a display of engines and train cars for us to see.
April 4 – Somerset County Library Book Table, 10:45 a.m. Take advantage of the Somerset County Public Library System and the books they provide.
April 5 – Craft: Painting a Cherry Blossom Tree, 10:45 a.m. To enhance our Paris theme event, take this opportunity to create a one of a kind art project displaying a Cherry Blossom Tree. We would love to use these projects to decorate the center for our upcoming event. After the event, you can take your Cherry Blossom Tree home and proudly display it.
April 6 – “Caring for Our Dogs & Cats” by Dr. Karen Derfuss, Branchburg Animal Hospital. Karen will be onsite to discuss common geriatric problems in cats and dogs.
April 9 – “April Showers Blooming Flowers Craft” by Laura DePrado, 10:45 a.m. Laura will be creating lavender sachets and flower arrangements. This fun hands-on, take-home, or give away activity, will awaken and engage the five senses, and offer a wonderful connection in welcoming Spring. The session will inspire learning, curiosity, wonder, and sense of purpose in keeping nature going! **Pre-registration is required due to limited seating**
April 10 & 24 – Bereavement Support Group, 10:00 a.m. The death of a loved one is a universal experience in our lives. The purpose of this support group is to provide our guests a safe place to talk with others who share common feelings about their grief and renewal process by incorporating interfaith bereavement principles and universal spiritual concepts. Ronald W. Kaplan, Rabbi, Doctor of Ministry, Grief Counselor and Pastoral Psychotherapist, will facilitate discussions. We welcome your presence and participation.
April 12 – “The Importance of Medical Check-Ups” by Dr. Gannon, Atlantic Health Care. Dr. Gannon will discuss the importance of medical check-ups and recommended screenings for older adults.
April 13 – “The Importance of Dental Care” by Dr. Andrew Howard, DMD, General and Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Howard will provide us with information about oral health care challenges as you age, periodontal disease and how it affects your overall health, chewing challenges and how to overcome them and information about oral cancer. There will be time for questions.
April 16 – News & Views. Have you heard the latest news? Join us for an open discussion on all the new interesting stories that are consuming the evening news.
April 17 – “Medicare 2018” by Laurie Roome, Eldercare Educator, Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services. There are lots of changes coming to Medicare in 2018. One important change is that you will be getting a new card in the mail soon. Medicare beneficiaries need to know the facts: when the new cards will be coming, what you need to do or don’t need to do, and what the new cards will mean to you. Come find out how to best use your Medicare benefits and get all you are eligible for from program assistance.
April 19 – “Family Food Traditions” by Vanessa Young, Thirsty Radish, 10:45 a.m. Food traditions enhance family bonding, promote well-being and celebrate your cultural heritage. We will explore how and why to creatively document food memories, preserve recipes and photos. Tips, tools and inspiration will help you to infuse joy and meaning into the dining experience.
April 24 – “Financial Literacy” by the Central Jersey Housing Resource Center. A representative from the Central Jersey Housing Resource Center will be onsite to discuss how to track expenses, create a budget, 10 financial danger signals, debt to income ratio and how to calculate, ways to obtain savings, how to avoid scams and how to protect your identity.
April 26 – “April in Paris” Special Event with Trumpeter, Gordon James. This springtime program will include stories and songs as well as melodies from Paris, France.
April 27 – “Backyard Birds” by the Somerset County Park Commission, 10:45 a.m. Ever wonder about the birds in your backyard? Join a naturalist and spend some time learning the fundamentals of backyard bird watching. You will learn basic identification skills, what to feed your backyard birds, as well as when and where to place the feeders in your yard.
April 30 – “Dimensions of Wellness” by Lori Morrell, CMP, P/T, BA, Senior Manager of the Center for Healthy Aging, Parker. Lori will provide a short educational presentation about fueling the brain and body to support quality of life and aging in place. This interactive event will provide a comprehensive understanding of the benefits of nutrition in relation to promoting a healthy lifestyle. Participants will learn how to read a nutrition label and be proactive in their personal health.


HILLSBOROUGH SENIOR CENTER
339 South Branch Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844
(908) 369-8700
Open Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Fit & Flex with Rose – Tuesday & Thursday, 10:45 a.m. This FREE weekly exercise program changes frequently and is suitable for all. Included are stretches, strength training, laughter yoga, breathing exercises and more. **Please check monthly calendar for schedule updates**
Healthy Bones Exercise Class – Tuesday, 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. 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.
T’ai Chi Chih with Janet O. – Wednesday, 9:30 - 10:15 a.m. or 1:15 – 2:00 p.m. T’ai Chi Chih is a series of 19 gentle, fluid movements and 1 pose that activate, circulate and balance the intrinsic energy of the body known as chi. The practice can be performed by individuals of most any age, ability or condition, while standing or sitting. **$25 for the 10-week program, session started on May 2. Sign up for one or both. Call (908) 369-8700 for more information**
Horseshoe Pit – Available Monday – Friday (Weather Permitting)
Bocce Court – Available Monday – Friday (Weather Permitting)
Carrom– Available Monday – Friday. “Strike and Pocket” table game of Eastern origin similar to billiards and table shuffleboard.
April 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 – Scrabble Friends, 9:30 a.m. Enjoy a friendly game of scrabble; with sufficient interest, we may plan opportunities for members to compete with other area scrabble clubs.
April 2 – Bingo Bonanza, 10:30 -11:30 a.m. Bingo is more than just an exciting activity. Researchers have found that playing Bingo has multiple health benefits. It promotes socialization, strengthens hand-eye coordination, and takes concentration which improves listening and short-term memory skills.
April 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 – Canasta Card Club, 12:30 – 2:45 p.m. Although many variations exist for two, three, five or six players, it is most commonly played by four in two partnerships with two standard decks of cards. Players attempt to make melds of seven cards of the same rank and “go out” by playing all cards in their hand.
April 3, 10, 17 & 24 – Trivia Time, 10:15 a.m. Did you know that solving puzzles or challenging yourself with new, mind-stretching exercises can stimulate the brain and enhance your critical thinking processes? Join us for some mind-tingling brain stumpers and a fun-filled intellectual workout.
April 3, 10, 17 & 24 – Social Networking (Tuesday Group), 12:30 p.m. Join a group of people that get together to chat about everything under the sun. Themes can range from the best local restaurants to coupons for shopping. This group is a great way to get out and meet and connect with friends.
April 4 – “Songs of Decades Past” by Clifford Seay, 10:30 a.m. Sing and dance the morning away with singer Clifford Seay. Clifford will sing a myriad of songs from decades past. Clifford is very entertaining and will have you laughing as he weaves stories in with his performance.
April 4, 11, 18 & 25 - Social Networking (Wednesday Group), 12:30 p.m. Join a group of people that get together to chat about everything under the sun. Themes can range from the best local restaurants to coupons for shopping. This group is a great way to get out and meet and connect with friends.
April 4, 11, 18 & 25 – Mahjong Club, 12:30 – 3:00 p.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? Lessons and refreshers are available. **Please call (908) 369-8700 for more information**
April 5, 12, 19 & 26 – Puzzle Club, 10:00 a.m. Strike up conversation, make new friends and enjoy assembling puzzles.
April 6, 13, 20 & 27 – Horseshoe and Bocce Ball Club, 9:30 a.m. Enjoy time outside, while being part of our horseshoe and bocce ball clubs! Great for all ability levels; instruction will be available. (Weather Permitting)
April 6 – Bubbles 4 Autism, 10:30 a.m. This is a worldwide celebration of autism awareness through bubble blowing that is now in its eleventh year. It was started a decade ago by the FACES 4 Autism founder and Ventnor mom, Isabelle Mosca, whose teenage son, Kyle, has autism. April is also National Autism Awareness Month. Bubbles are symbols of joy, hope, laughter and bring people together. People all over the world will be blowing bubbles of support as a way to create autism awareness. Join us as we blow bubbles for awareness and fun.
April 6 –The National Parks: Musical Journeys Through the Parks. This is the first of two programs that recognizes Earth Day (April 22). Today we will take a musical journey through our National Parks. Following the documentary, we will go over a timeline of the history of our National Parks and a lively discussion on our own National Park adventures.
April 9 – “Passport to Penguins” by the Somerset County Park Commission, 10:45 a.m. Travel to the bottom of the globe on an adventure of learning. During this hour presentation you will learn about our black and white, waddle-y friends, penguins; information about the many types of penguins where they live, what they eat, and much more will be discussed and presented.
April 11 - “George Washington Remembers New Jersey: History of the Hoof” by David Emerson, the New Jersey Historical Commission. George Washington was no stranger to New Jersey. From Trenton to Princeton to Morristown to Monmouth to Middlebrook, (and more), the general spent more time here than any other state. Join General Washington (portrayed by David Emerson) as he reminisces about his brightest and darkest moments during the battles and encampments of the “Cockpit of the Revolution.” **This program is made possible, in part, by the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State through the State/County History Partnership Program Grant, and administered in Somerset County by the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission**
April 12 – Name “5” Game, 10:15 a.m. Pick a category and see if you can name “5” things in that category.
April 13, 20 & 27 – The Week in Review, 10:00 a.m. Join us as we recap the new headlines of the week and discuss with the group articles of interest. Bring an exciting event to share or join in our lively weekly discussion of local and national events.
April 13 – “New York Skyscrapers” by Kevin Woyce, Author, Photographer & Lecturer, 10:30 a.m. Using original photographs and historic images, Kevin tells the story of New York’s greatest skyscrapers, from the 1890 New York World Building to the Woolworth, Chrysler, and Empire State buildings. He will explain how and why they were built and introduce the architects and businessmen whose vision shaped the world-famous skyline.
April 16 –“Yoga Your Way” by Pam Elarabi, Senior Center Volunteer, 10:45 a.m. Get the benefits of yoga without bringing your mat! This instructor-led class explores yoga poses that can be performed sitting or standing. This class is great for both beginners and those with yoga experience. Come to Yoga Your Way for: mindfulness or meditation, poses you can take on the go and calming breathing techniques. Wear clothing you can safely move and stretch in. **Please call (908) 369-8700 to register for this sample class. If there is enough interest, we will add this as a weekly program**
April 18 – April Jeopardy, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Challenge yourself in this mind-stimulating morning of jeopardy celebrating all things April.
April 19 – Name That Tune: A Musical Adventure, 10:15 a.m. Challenge your memory to guess old and new favorite songs in this hilarious game.
April 20 – Craft: Kentucky Derby Hats, 10:30 a.m. This month in our very popular Crafting with Pam Series, we will create Kentucky Derby Inspired Hats, in anticipation of our May Kentucky Derby Party. We will make individual hats to wear to the celebration. **To ensure we have enough supplies, please call (908) 369-8700 by April 18**
April 23 – April in History: Take a Walk Down Memory Lane, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Test your knowledge on a variety of topics including April history, celebrity birthdays, April holidays and more.
April 23 – TED Talk: Life’s Third Act with Jane Fonda. TED Talks are influential videos from expert speakers on education, business, science, tech and creativity, with subtitles in 100+ languages. Jane Fonda thinks perhaps the most important revolution today is the “longevity revolution.” But society is still living with the old paradigm of aging. Dubbed by Fonda as our “Third Act,” the 34 years we live beyond the lifespan of our great grandparents can be seen as a developmental stage of life marked by wisdom and happiness. How can these three decades be lived successfully? Paper and pencils will be provided for you to take notes. After, we will discuss the talk as a group.
April 25 – Dance, Dance, Dance with Elvis Impersonator, Mike Holland, 10:45 a.m. Elvis’ musical contribution, cultural impact, and artistic achievement made him an unsurpassed 20th century icon and therefore the sole (or soul) focus of this show. Wear your poodle skirts! Come celebrate the King and dance and enjoy great humor at this fabulous concert.
April 26 – “Better for You Balanced Meals” by Samantha Nunzio, Registered Dietitian, ShopRite/Wakefern, 10:45 a.m. We will learn easier protein options, pre-cut/frozen vegetables, buying fruit in season and choosing whole grains. We will be sampling a healthy taco bowl. Literature will be provided.
April 27 – Wheel of Fortune, 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. This is a new interactive game for the center. Wheel of Fortune is an American television game show created by Merv Griffin. The show features a competition in which contestants solve word puzzles, similar to those used in Hangman.
April 30 – “Financial Literacy: All About Credit” by the Central New Jersey Housing Authority, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. By request the Housing Authority will return to assist us to understand the ins and outs of credit scores. When it comes to a person’s ability to get a credit card, purchase a home, receive a loan, or buy a new car, a good credit score is invaluable. They will also help clients interested access their credit reports.



MONTGOMERY SENIOR CENTER
356 Skillman Rd, Skillman, NJ 08558
(609) 466-0846
Open Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Games/Cards (Scrabble, Chess, Uno, Rummikub, etc.) – Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 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.
Silver Strength with Linda – Monday, 10:15 a.m. 45 minutes of exercise for older adults; 20 minutes of cardio (or movement) followed by 20 minutes of toning (with or without weights), followed by a five-minute relaxing stretch. This exercise is great for all levels and abilities. Sneakers required. **Please check monthly calendar for schedule updates**
Mahjong Lessons – Monday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.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? Lessons and refreshers are available! **Please call (609) 466-0846 for more information**
Montgomery EMS Blood Pressure Screenings – Third Monday of the Month, 9:45 a.m. A Montgomery Township EMS worker will be onsite to do FREE individual blood pressure screenings. No appointment necessary.
Beginner Ukulele Lessons with Chris – Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. Learn the foundation of playing the ukulele for beginners: how to hold, tune, strum, simple chords, buying a ukulele and how to get you started on the right note. Easy to follow lessons for beginners and beyond. **Please call (609) 466-0846 for more information**
Intermediate Ukulele Lessons with Chris – Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. and Thursday, 10:00 a.m. Now that you have the foundation of ukulele playing down the intermediate lessons aim to get you playing like a pro! Using a wide range of musical genres, we look further into chord and melody playing, improvisation, and playing multi-part arrangements together in a band. **Please call (609) 466-0846 for more information**
Yoga with Elizabeth – Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. Open to all levels of practice and abilities. This class incorporates Hatha yoga poses while standing or sitting to increase bone density, strength and balance. Students learn techniques to help gain flexibility and strength, while being immersed in a relaxing class. Expect lots of gentle stretching to bring movement to joints and muscles. This class is perfect for stress relief and overall well-being.
Exercise for Arthritis with Elizabeth – Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. & Thursday, 11:00 a.m. This program is a recreational exercise program designed to address the following physical goals: to reduce pain, fatigue and stiffness while increasing flexibility, strength, balance and endurance in a safe and positive environment.
**Please check monthly calendar for schedule updates**
Tai Chi with Herb – Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. Tai Chi is based on shifting body weight through a series of light, controlled movements that flow rhythmically into one long gesture. Studies have shown 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 those with balance problems. This program can be done standing or sitting. **Please check monthly calendar for schedule updates**
Healthy Bones Exercise Class – Wednesday, 10:15 a.m. 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**
Crocheting/Crafting with Jane – Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. New members welcome! **Please call (609) 466-0846 for more information**
Card Game: “3-13” – Friday, 10:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. **Please check monthly calendar for schedule updates**
Meditation Garden –Available Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Enjoy this outdoor oasis for your meditation practices. (Weather Permitting)
Pool Table – Available Monday – Friday
Computer Lab – Available Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
April 2 – “What is Unclaimed Property?” by Laurie Potpinka, New Jersey State Unclaimed Property Administration (UPA). Unclaimed property is any financial asset that has been unclaimed by its rightful owner for a specific period of time. Some examples of financial assets include: stocks/bonds, insurance checks, utility deposits, savings and checking accounts, wages and payroll checks. The Unclaimed Property Administration recovers and records abandoned or lost intangible property. Their mission is to reunite their owners with their unclaimed financial assets.
April 4 – Move Today with Elizabeth, 10:15 a.m. Move Today is an exercise class conducted by a certified leader and is designed to improve flexibility, balance, strength and stamina. A major focus of the class is on good posture and fall prevention. Exercises can be done while standing or sitting.
April 5, 12, 19 & 26 – Laughter Class with Denise Crowley, 10:30 a.m. Laughing is an excellent way to reduce stress in our lives, and can help you cope and survive a stressful lifestyle. Laughter provides a full-scale workout for your muscles and unleashes a rush of stress-busting endorphins. Since our bodies cannot distinguish between real and fake laughter, anything that makes you giggle will have a positive impact.
April 6, 13, 20 & 27 – Mahjong, 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? Friday mornings are mahjong mornings are mahjong mornings. Lessons and refreshers are available.
April 6 – Modern Dance Performance by Raritan Valley Community College. Enjoy a performance by the Raritan Valley Dancers.
April 6 – 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. **Please call (609) 466-0846 to schedule an appointment**
April 9 – Television Theme Song Bingo, 10:30 a.m. Bingo is more than just an exciting activity. Researchers have found that playing Bingo has multiple health benefits. It promotes socialization, strengthens hand-eye coordination, and takes concentration which improves listening and short term memory skills.
April 11 & 25 – Creative Wellness with Shirin Stave-Matais, Former Professional Dancer, 10:15 a.m. Creative Wellness strives upon various disciplines to create a unique combination that results in a variety of experiences for the participant. By merging aspects of hatha and chair yoga, gestural, improvisational and world dance forms, sound therapy with creative play, together with guided relaxation and meditation techniques, the class aims to instill calm, control, and meditative practices alongside imaginative, joyful and social interaction. Creative Wellness can enhance positivity, reduce stress and create feelings of empowerment and well-being. This program is intended for people of all abilities and can be performed while standing or sitting.
April 13 & 27 – Ageless Grace Exercise Fitness Program with Roz Gerken, Certified Ageless Grace Educator, 10:30 a.m. 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. The 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 and can be performed while standing or sitting. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and sneakers.
April 13 & 27 – Karaoke. Take a turn trying out our karaoke machine. Go solo or join a group for this exciting activity.
April 16 – “Making a DASH to Good Health” by Chante Glenn, MA, Program Coordinator, Family & Community Health Sciences, Rutgers Cooperative Extension. What does DASH stand for? It’s an acronym for the Dietary Approaches to Stopping Hypertension. Nine out of ten Americans eat more sodium than is recommended for a healthy diet. Consuming too much sodium is strongly linked to the development and worsening of high blood pressure. Learn how to identify sodium in unsuspecting foods and reduce salt intake.
April 18 – Montgomery Upper Middle School Music & Arts Festival. Today we will take a trip to the Montgomery Upper Middle School for their annual art showcase and music show.
April 20 – Bocce Ball, 10:30 a.m. Enjoy time outside while playing bocce ball. Great for all ability levels; instruction will be available. (Weather Permitting)
April 23 – Bubbles 4 Autism. This is a worldwide celebration of autism awareness through bubble blowing that is now in its eleventh year. It was started a decade ago by the FACES 4 Autism founder and Ventnor mom, Isabelle Mosca, whose teenage son, Kyle, has autism. April is also National Autism Awareness Month. Bubbles are symbols of joy, hope, laughter and bring people together. People all over the world will be blowing bubbles of support as a way to create autism awareness. Join us as we blow bubbles for awareness and fun.
April 30 – “Add Years to Your Life and Life to Your Years” by Charleen Thum, Chiropractor. Charleen is an experienced chiropractor who encourages people to live their lives fully with good health and wellness as their strongest asset.



QUAIL BROOK SENIOR CENTER
625 New Brunswick Rd., Somerset, NJ 08873
(732) 563-4213
Open Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Table Tennis (Ping Pong) – Monday – Friday. Take a ‘shot’ at being a tournament master by playing single or doubles games. This competitive game has been an Olympic sport since 1988 and is a great way to maintain and improve hand/eye coordination, concentration and agility.
Individual Computer Instruction with Mike Dias – Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. **Classes are scheduled to resume on April 17. Please call (732) 563-4213 to schedule an appointment**
Healthy Bones Exercise Class with Joan Ackerman – Monday, 9:15 a.m. 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 a.m. 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 p.m. Exercise and move without putting undo pressure or strain on your body. Learn movements that lubricate the joints and keep them flexible, strengthen and stabilize individual muscles and increase blood circulation. These exercises can help decrease falls and increase the ability to better accomplish day-to-day activities. This program can be performed standing or sitting.
Continuing Art Institute with Karen Haake – Tuesday, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. This four-part module will teach the individual how to create Abstract Art (also known as Modern Art); learning to incorporate alternative ways of artistically describing a visual reality such as overly simplifying and schematizing. The focus is on shape, form, color and lines independent from convention. Module 1 – Exploring Abstract Art: the concept of divergence from the norm. Module 2 – Kandinsky and Expressionism, Miro and Automatism. Module 3 – Rothko and Color Fields/Meditation. Module 4 – Self Expression (Creating personal art based upon specific methodology). **$10.00 fee per class includes supplies**
Electronic Keyboard Lessons – Thursday, 11:00 a.m. Esther Fowlkes and Joan Simons (Quail Brook’s very own talented members), will happily introduce you to basic music theory and keyboard skills.
Line Dancing – Friday, 9:30 a.m. 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.
Card Sharks – Friday, 10:30 a.m. Learn how to play various card games for group play and/or tournament participation.
A Variety of Board & Card Games (Monopoly, Po-Ke-No, Yahtzee, Dominoes & Checkers) – Available Monday – Friday. 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.
Outdoor Shuffleboard and Horseshoes – Available Monday – Friday (Weather Permitting)
April 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 – “Spring Fever” with Linda Merriam-Kuc, LMK Music, 10:30 a.m. A music appreciation program with singing and choreography supporting Quail Brook’s Community Outreach initiative and celebrate Older American’s Month with its 2018 theme: Engage at Every Age! Our concert is scheduled for May 21st at a local rehabilitation center. Please join Bob’s Quailers and ‘lend us your voice.’
April 3, 17 & 24 – Body & Brain Yoga with Lucy Pagnetti, 10:30 a.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.
April 4, 11 & 25 – Ageless Grace Program with Roz Gerken, Certified Ageless Grace Educator, 10:30 a.m. 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. The 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 and can be performed while standing or sitting. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and sneakers.
April 5, 12, 19 & 26 – Zumba Gold with Laurie Fetcher, 10:30 -11:00 a.m. Zumba Gold takes the popular Latin-dance inspired workout Zumba and 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 muscles of the hips, legs and arms with dance moves.
April 5, 12 & 19 – “Promoting Health as We Age” by Kevin Dela Rosa & Kortney Sanders, Nursing Students under the tutelage of Dr. Karen Dewitt, Kean University. Part 4 – Managing Medications, Possible Side effects and Openly Speaking to Your Health Care Provider Part 5 – Coping with Chronic Illness and Exploring the Levels of Denial Part 6 – Importance of Socialization and Remaining Active (in addition to a summary of the 6 part series).
April 6 – “Poetica Latine: Latin Poetry Recitation” by the Franklin Township High School Latin Club & Junior Classical League Advisor, Jennifer Jones, 10:30 a.m. The students are back at the Quail Brook Senior Center for another exhilarating experience in the extinct language of Latin. This time we will explore the opportunity to create poetry in Latin.
April 10 – “Down with ‘CVR’: Get the Low-Down on Reducing Cardiovascular Risks” by Chante Glenn, MA, Program Coordinator, Family & Community Health Sciences, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, 10:30 a.m. This seminar will introduce ways to reduce risk factors for cardiovascular disease. The focus will be on nutrition and enjoying healthy meals as a way to prevent high blood pressure, heart attacks and stroke.
April 11 – Bubbles 4 Autism, 11:15 a.m. This is a worldwide celebration of autism awareness through bubble blowing that is now in its eleventh year. It was started a decade ago by the FACES 4 Autism founder and Ventnor mom, Isabelle Mosca, whose teenage son, Kyle, has autism. April is also National Autism Awareness Month. Bubbles are symbols of joy, hope, laughter and bring people together. People all over the world will be blowing bubbles of support as a way to create autism awareness. Join us as we blow bubbles for awareness and fun.
April 12 - State Health Insurance Program (SHIP), 10:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. 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. **Please call (732) 563-4213 to schedule an appointment**
April 13 – “Dance Methodology for World Culture: Germany, Sclager Musik” by Donnamarie McCarthy, Create an Impression Traveling Dance & Yoga Studio, 10:30 a.m. Bring the ‘Stuttgarter Fruhlingsfest’ (Stuttgart’s Spring Festival) to the Quail Brook Senior Center where we celebrate the promise of spring with an introduction to traditional German dance. Grab a partner and waltz into a full body physical movement with mind stimulation surrounded by fun.
April 18 – “70th Anniversary of Israeli Statehood” by Ronald W. Kaplan, Rabbi, Doctor of Ministry, grief Counselor and Pastoral Psychotherapist, 10:30 a.m. As Israel approaches the 70th anniversary of its creation by United Nations Resolution 181 in November 1947, it faces serious threats to its existence and at the same time enjoys outstanding accomplishments. Please join us for a learned discussion on heritage and innovation.
April 19 & 26 – Circuit Training with Lisa Leonard, 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. 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. **$40 for the 8-week program, next session starts April 19. Registration required by March 29. Call (732) 563-4213 for more information**
April 20 – Tai Chi with Laurina Kuligowski, Activities Director, Regency Jewish Heritage Rehabilitation
Center, 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 gesture. Studies have shown that some participants experienced a reduction in pain, fatigue and stiffness and gain a greater sense of well-being. Regular tai chi can help reduce falls, especially those with balance problems. This program can be performed while standing or sitting.
April 26 – “Gardening by the Yard & Other Instructions for the Horticulturally Challenged” by Somerset County Park Commission Horticulture Gardeners. Tamp down that fear factor when it comes to gardening! Pick up a tool and learn how to become a steward of your own personal garden; visually pleasing tips, techniques and what’s hot and what’s not for this year.
April 27 – “The Arctic Circle: The Most Northerly of the Five Major Circles of Latitude” by Dorothy & Irwin Vogel, 10:30 a.m. Dorothy and Irwin Vogel started traveling the world 25 years ago after they retired and together have visited 89 countries! In each country, they have collected artifacts, have taken extensive photographs and put them together on a DVD complete with music and narration of their experience. Today’s feature is The Arctic Circle: The Most Northerly of the five Major Circles of Latitude.



WARRENBROOK SENIOR CENTER
(located on the Warrenbrook Golf Course)
500 Warrenville Rd., Warren, NJ 07059
(908) 753-9440
Open Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

*On-Call Meals on Wheels Volunteer Opportunity* - Help portion and package food for Meals on Wheels clients (9:00 -10:30 a.m.) We are in need of volunteers who are willing to fill in when the center’s regularly scheduled volunteers are not available. Position requirements: must be able to stand for two hours, wear “provided” hair net and gloves and adhere to safety and Department of Health guidelines (no nail polish, artificial nails and gel nails do not meet Department of Health guidelines). A background check will be required. If interested, please call the center at (908) 753-9440.

Individual Computer Instruction – Are you intimidated by computers? Do you know how to email and/or play solitaire on the computer? Do you know how to do a web search? By the end of an 8-week, one-on-one class, you will understand what your grandkids have been trying to explain to you. Please call (908) 753-9440 for information. Instruction classes available: Monday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 pm; Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Zumba Gold with Angie – Zumba Gold takes the Latin-dance inspired workout of Zumba and makes it accessible for people age 60 and above, 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 dance moves.
o Monday Morning 10:45 – 11:30 a.m. **$40 for the 8-week program, new session starts in June. Call (908) 753-9440 for more information**
o Monday Afternoon 1:00 – 1:45 p.m. **$40 for the 8-week program, next session starts in June. Call (908) 753-9440 for more information**
o Wednesday Morning 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. **$40 for the 8-week program, next session starts in June. Call (908) 753-9440 for more information**
Watercolor Paint Class – Monday & Thursday, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. This is a great opportunity for an experienced artist to meet new people while watercoloring. **Advanced registration required. Please call (908) 753-9440 for more information. Openings available in Monday Group**
Oil Painting – Wednesday, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. This is an excellent way to connect with people who have oil painting experience. **Advanced registration required. Please call (908) 753-9440 for more information**
Healthy Bones Exercise Class – Wednesday & Friday, 10:00 a.m. 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. Openings available, call Caitlin Witucki at (908) 704-6339 for more information**
Billiards Room – Pool table available daily on a drop-in basis, Monday-Friday
Carrom Board Game – Available Monday-Friday. “Strike and Pocket” table game of Eastern origin similar to billiards and table shuffleboard.
Computer Lab – Call for Availability.
Jigsaw Puzzle – Available Monday-Friday. Strike up conversation, make new friends and enjoy assembling puzzles together.
Lending Library – Available Monday-Friday. Soft covered books available to take home and return when read.
April 2 – “Artic Wildlife Program” by David Ward, C.L.P., 10:30 a.m. In August 2017, David went on a wildlife adventure that took him to Kuujjuaq, the largest Inuit settlement in Nunavik Territory, Quebec, to Ungava Bay Tassiujaq, and Leaf Bay. Although his guide did not guarantee that he would see any animals he saw everything from polar bears, musk ox and bearded seals. This presentation will also include pictures of icebergs and the northern lights as experienced during an Artic Summer.
April 2 – Bubbles 4 Autism, 11:30 a.m. This is a worldwide celebration of autism awareness through bubble blowing that is now in its eleventh year. It was started a decade ago by the FACES 4 Autism founder and Ventnor mom, Isabelle Mosca, whose teenage son, Kyle, has autism. April is also National Autism Awareness Month. Bubbles are symbols of joy, hope, laughter and bring people together. People all over the world will be blowing bubbles of support as a way to create autism awareness. Join us as we blow bubbles for awareness and fun.
April 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 – Line Dancing with Nancy, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. 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 moves.
April 3 & 10 – Boggle and Word within a Larger Word, 10:30 a.m. This is a challenging game that is played using a grid of letters, in which attendees search for words that can be constructed from letters of sequentially adjacent letters. Words must be at least three letters long but may not use the same letter on the grid more than once per word. Then look for words within a larger word. Join us as we try to find as many words as possible.
April 3, 10, 17 & 24 – Chair Yoga with Jillian – Tuesday, 12:45 – 1:45 p.m. Open to all levels of practice and abilities. This class incorporates Hatha yoga poses while seated in a chair as well as the option for standing poses to increase bone density, strength and balance. Students will learn techniques to help gain flexibility and strength, while being immersed in a relaxing class. Expect lots of gentle stretching to bring movement to joints and muscles. This class is perfect for stress relief and overall well-being. **$40 for 8-week program. Registration required, call (908) 753-9440 for more information. Next session begins in May**
April 3, 10, 17 & 24 – Bridge Group with Ronnie, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Bridge is a mentally challenging card game that offers intellectual and social stimulation. Playing bridge regularly stimulates your brain and helps keep your memory active and your brain alert. Join Ronnie and her group as they play bridge on a weekly basis. New members and beginners welcome (lessons available).
April 4 – FREE Blood Pressure Screenings with Jill Hockenbury, RN, Community Visiting Nurse Association, 10:30 a.m. No appointment is necessary.
April 4, 11, 18 & 25 – Tone and Flexibility Exercise Class with Sabina, 10:45 a.m. Enjoy an energizing class suitable for beginner and intermediate levels. Exercising with Sabina will boost your energy level, reduce stress, and help tone your body by using resistance bands, exercise balls and dance moves. Exercises can be done standing up or sitting down.
April 4, 11 & 18 – Ballroom Dancing with Bice, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Meet new people and make some friends while exercising! Dancing is a great way for people of all ages to get and stay in shape. Besides being fun, dancing has many health benefits. Dance can have an incredible impact on overall flexibility, strength, endurance and emotional well-being. Join Bice, who has won several dance competitions, as she plays a variety of Ballroom Dance music. **April 25 – Ballroom Dancing canceled due to Ageless Art Show exhibit**
April 5, 12 & 19 – Bingo, 10:30 a.m. Bingo is more than just an exciting activity. Researchers have found that playing Bingo has multiple health benefits. It promotes socialization, strengthens hand-eye coordination, and takes concentration which improves listening and short-term memory skills. **April 26 – Bingo canceled for “Smart Snacking” nutrition program**
April 6 – Mind Your Mind Brain Workout with Gwen, 10:30 a.m. Just as you do physical exercise to tone up the muscles throughout your body, doing word games and puzzles will stimulate different parts of your brain. As a group, we will do several “mind-stimulating” exercise workouts.
April 9 – “Frank Sinatra from Hoboken to Hollywood” with Gordon James, Trumpeter, 10:30 a.m. This program briefly covers the career of Frank Sinatra from his early days with Harry James and Tommy Dorsey, to the Capital years in the 1950’s, to starting his own label and finishes with his movie career from the 1940’s through the 1960’s. Many classic Sinatra songs like All or Nothing at All, Stardust, When Your Smiling, I’ve Got Your You Under my Skin, Come Fly with Me, All the Way, The Lady is a Tramp, That’s Life, My Way, and New York, New York will be some of the songs performed. Join us for a memorable, musical program.
April 10, 17 & 24 – Three Part iPhone/iPad Workshop: Get the Most from this Powerful Tool in your Pocket with Maureen Greenbaum, 10:00 a.m. At this workshop you will get answers for your questions and explore the benefits of individual iPhone apps such as “Find My Friend,” Google/Apple maps, podcasts, mail, health, camera, calendar, stocks and more!!! Participants will decide the class direction. Good for beginners and those with some proficiency who are interested in learning skills to make using the iPhone more effective and FUN! **Be sure to bring your iPhone or iPad. Advanced registration required. Space is limited**
April 10 – Warrenbrook Book Club, First Tuesday of the Month. Featured book to be discussed: “The Aviator’s Wife” by Melanie Benjamin, 1:30 p.m. New Members Welcome!
April 13, 20 & 27 – Brains, Games and Hand Bells 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, brain-stumping word games and a fun-filled musical workout using hand bells.
April 16 – “Feast for the Eyes” by Vanessa Young, Thirsty Radish, 10:30 a.m. Take a journey from the ancient world to the present as we explore the connection between food and art. From elaborate classical mosaics to opulent Renaissance paintings to contemporary works depictions of food reflect culture. We will discuss changes in the way food and feasting have changed throughout history.
April 17 – Family “Team” Feud with Gwen, 10:30 a.m. Enjoy playing a team version of the popular television game show where answers to survey questions are based on popular responses.
April 23 – Ageless Art Show Reception, 10:00 -10:30 a.m. Join us for light refreshments as the center’s three art programs display their work in the Fifth Annual Ageless Art Show.
April 23-26 – 5th Annual Ageless Art Show Exhibition. The center’s watercolor and oil paint students will be displaying their artistic talent during this art show. The Exhibition will be open to the public from Monday to Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. In honor of Older Americans Month, the art work will be exhibited at the Warren Library for the month of May.
April 23 – “Tooling Through Art” by Meg Wastie, Curator of Education, Museum of Early Trade & Crafts, 10:30 a.m. Many masterpieces of world art contain depictions of hand tools and household artifacts. This presentation shows these artworks and focuses in on the tools. Pictures of objects from the Museum’s collection are juxtaposed with the art slides to show the similarities. Background on the artists, the art, and the artifacts is included.
April 24 – “Earth Under Our Feet” by Debra Esposito, Morris Museum, 10:30 a.m. This Geology program covers planet earth’s geology and then spends a section focusing on the formation of Puddingstone which is a unique stone found in Boonton, New Jersey and was used to build many of Boonton’s walls and buildings. It also runs through Bearfort Mountain. **This program is made possible, in part, by the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State through the State/County History Partnership Program Grant, and administered in Somerset County by the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission.**
April 26 – “Smart Snacking” by Marisa Wagner, MS, RDN, ShopRite/Wakefern, 10:30 a.m. Let’s be real, we all snack. Actually, snacking isn’t bad for you if you do it in moderation and make healthy choices. As boring as “healthy snacks” might sound, you will be surprised at just how tasty they can be. Learn the importance of snacking in a healthy way to help snap out of a day-time lull. Snacking can also be a healthy way to get some extra calories in between main meals. Sampling will be a part of this program.
April 27 – 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. **Services available by advanced appointment only and will be available the last Friday of the month**
April 30 – BMI (Body Mass Index) & Blood Pressure Screenings, Atlantic Health Systems, Overlook Medical Center’s Mobile Health Van, 10:30 a.m. BMI is used as a screening tool to indicate whether a person is underweight, overweight, obese or a healthy weight for their height. It is not a diagnosis. BMI is a person’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters. This tool is an attempt to quantify the amount of tissue mass (muscle, fat and bone) in an individual, and then categorize that person based on that value. Blood pressures screenings will also be available.