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Somerset County Senior Centers Announce December Programs

The Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services has announced its December senior center schedule. All programs in the schedule begin at 11 a.m. unless otherwise noted.  Please call for lunch reservations by 10 a.m. at least one business day before you wish to come. For more information about activities, contact the appropriate center.  

 

Somerset County Senior Wellness Center

202 Mt. Airy Road

Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

(908) 204-3435 

Open Monday-Friday, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Computer Lab – Daily, 9:00 am -3:00 pm (Call for Availability)

Knitting Club – Every Wednesday, 10:45 a.m.

Pool Sharks – Pool Table Available Daily, 10:00 am -3:00 pm (Call for Availability)

Stretch & Flex Class (Upper & Lower Body Exercise) –Every Monday and Thursday, 10:45

Tai Chi – Monday, 1:00 pm (6 week session running from Oct. 29 through Dec. 10)

Zumba Gold – Every Wednesday, 10:00 am (6 week session running from Nov. 7 through Dec. 12)

December 4 – “What is the Best Holiday Gift You Ever Gave?” by Helen Vasko, 10:45 am

December 4 – Free Blood Pressure Screenings by Laura Cummings, RN, BSN, Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills, 10:30 am

December 6 – “Healthy Eating During the Holidays” by the Nutrition Babes and sponsored by the Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills, 10:30 am (Celebrate your health while you celebrate the holidays.  During this time of year, making healthy food choices can be challenging.  Join us to learn tips & strategies for healthy eating through the holidays.  We’ll help you adapt your favorite dishes to be more nutritious and we’ll be cooking a few of our own for you as well.  Tastings and recipes will be provided along with healthy, festive ideas your whole family will love.)

December 7 – Annual Holiday Party (Come celebrate with us and enjoy live musical entertainment by Gordon James while dining with friends.  Reservations must be received by Tuesday, December 4th.)

December 11 – “Attitude is Everything” by Karen Muha, 10:30 am (Karen Muha is back to discuss how to handle any curveball in life by adjusting your attitude and finding the “bright side” of situations.)

December 12 – “Self Defense Awareness” by Martial Arts Experts & Somerville Police Officers (Both will show you how to heighten your safety awareness with simple tricks that anyone can do.  This is especially useful information to keep in mind during the busy upcoming holiday season.)

December 14 – “The Life & Work of Vincent Van Gogh” – Lecture & Paint Markets Workshop, Art of the Master’s Program by Creative Notions, 10:30 am (Reservations required.)

December 18 – Special Holiday Edition Bingo, 10:30 am

December 19 – Center Closed for Inservice Day

December 21 – Winter Wonderland Performance by the Pettet Sisters, 10:30 am (Rescheduled from November, get ready for this lively show by two sisters, Kristen and Ashley.  Kristen can be seen singing and dancing in Woody Allen’s movie “Everyone Says I Love You” with Drew Barrymore & Goldie Hawn.  Ashley is one of the Broadway Kids, and her theatre credits include the Sound of Music National Tour with Marie Osmond, Annie National Tour and Annie Warbucks on Broadway.  Don’t miss this one!)

December 24 & 25 – Holiday – Center Closed

December 26 – December Birthday Celebration!, 12:15 pm

December 27 – Pomegranate Salsa Tasting, 11:15 am

December 27 – Mind Your Mind: Metacognition Exercises, 10:45 am

December 31 – New Year’s Party, 10:30 am (Come ring in the New Year with your friends at the center.  Bring your hat and noise makers and join us in a toast at noon.)

 

 

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

Open Monday-Friday, 9:30 – 2:00 pm

Blood Pressure Screening - 3rd Tuesday of Month, 10:30 am

Caram (East Indian Game Similar to Billiards) & Other Games – Every Thursday

Cards – Daily

Flex, Stretch & Tone with Rose – Tuesday & Thursday

December 3 – Help Decorate the Christmas Tree for the Holidays

December 4 – Sing Christmas Carols with the Children of the Hillsborough West Mom’s Club

December 5 – “Brain Health” by Yaniv Yarkoni, Raritan Valley Community College

December 7 – Remembrance Day for Pearl Harbor

December 10 – Visit to the Manville Senior Center for “Snowflake Making Party” by the Somerset County Park Commission

December 11 – Holiday Party with Entertainment by Gordon James

December 12 – “Emergency Preparedness” by Cynthia Kusorgbor, MPH, CHES, Health Educator/Risk Communicator, Somerset County Department of Health

December 14 & 28 – Bingo

December 17 – Decorating Holiday Cookies with Sue

December 19 – Center Closed for Inservice Day

December 21 – Holiday Trivia

December 24 & 25 – Holiday – Center Closed

December 26 – Mind Your Mind: Memory Retrieval Exercise

 

 

MANVILLE SENIOR CENTER

South Third Ave., Manville, NJ
(908) 526-0175

Open Monday-Friday, 9:00 – 2:30 pm

Bingo – Every Wednesday, 11:15 am

Birthdays – 4th Wednesday of Month

Creative Movement Exercises – Every Wednesday, 10:15-11 a.m.

Walk & Chair Exercise Class sponsored by the Manville Recreation Department - Every Tuesday & Thursday, 9:30-10:30 am;

December 3 – State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) (A counselor will be available to provide free help to New Jersey Medicare beneficiaries who have problems with, or questions about their health insurance.  SHIP is a statewide program sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Health & Senior Services.  Call (908) 526-0175 to make an appointment.)

December 4 – Holiday Party with Entertainment by Jerry Costaldo, 10:30 am

December 7 – Winter Tomato Soup with a Unique Twist!  Come and try some!

December 10 – “Snowflake Making Party” Somerset County Park Commission

December 13 – Mandala Art – Winter Themes

December 17 – “Taste a Variety of Apples” by Kate Domen, Diet Technician, Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services

December 18 – Craft: Snowman Magnet with Jessica

December 19 – Center Closed for Inservice Day

December 20 – “Plan Ahead” by Kelly Finnegan, MSW, Eldercare Educator, Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services (Tips on how to be better prepared for our futures.  Topics to be discussed: medical emergencies, advance directives, end of life decisions, ensuring your wishes are carried out and obtaining and replacing documents in a post 911 world.)

December 21 – Name That Holiday Tune

December 24 & 25 – Holiday – Center Closed

December 27 – Free Blood Pressure Screenings by Laura Cummings, RN, BSN, Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills

December 28 – Left, Right, Center Dice Game

December 31 – Uno Card Game

 

 

MONTGOMERY SENIOR CENTER
356 Skillman Rd, Skillman, NJ

(609) 466-0846

Open Monday-Friday, 10:00 – 2:00 pm

Beginners Computer Class – Call for schedule

Birthday Celebrations – Last Friday of the Month

Blood Pressure Screening – Third Monday of the Month, 9:45 am

Card Game “3-13” – Every Thursday, 10:00 am

Computer Resource – Every Wednesday, 11:00 am (Limited seating, call to register)

ESL Chinese – Every Tuesday, 10:30 am

Exercise for Arthritis – Every Tuesday and Thursday, 11:00 am

Healthy Bones – Every Wednesday, 10:15 am (Doctor’s note required)

Pool Table – Available Daily

Silver Strength with Linda – Every Monday, 10:15 am

Theater Jazz with Dawn – Every Thursday, 10:15 am

Walking Club – Every Wednesday, 10:15 am

Yoga with Trish – Every Tuesday; 10:30 am

Zumba Gold – call for schedule

December 5 – “Drumming Circle and its Health Benefits” by Sharon Silverstein, Living at Peace (A drumming circle is an ancient approach that uses rhythm to promote healing and self-expression and has been known to induce deep relaxation, lower blood pressure and reduce stress.  It’s a holistic experience that leaves a person feeling a sense of joy!)

December 10 & 17 – Bingo

December 19 – Center Closed for Inservice Day

December 24 & 25 – Holiday – Center Closed

December 31 – New Year’s Celebration with Entertainment by Gordon James

 

 

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

Open Monday-Friday, 9:00 – 3:00 pm

Bingo – Every Thursday

Caram – Daily (East Indian Game Similar to Billiards)

Flex, Stretch & Tone Exercises – Every Monday, Wednesday & Friday

Crochet Group – Every Friday

Dominoes – Daily

Healthy Bones Exercise Class – Monday, 1:00 pm (Doctor’s Note Needed for Class)

Line Dancing – Every Friday, 9:30 am

Rummikub – Every Monday & Thursday

Scrabble, Chinese Checkers, Yahtzee, Uno & Quizzle – Daily

Zumba Gold – Every Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. Call to register.

December 3 – Caricatures by the “The Great Gazoo,” 10:30 am

December 4 & 18 – Cards & Games

December 13 – Name That Tune: Music from the 30’s, 40’s & 50’s with Meredith Krantz, ComForCare (Win prizes & have fun!)

December 14 – “The Life & Work of Vincent Van Gogh” – Lecture & Paint Markers Workshop, Art of the Master’s Program by Creative Notions, 10:45 am (Registration required.) (Funding has been made possible, in part, by a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through funds administered by the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission through the State/County Partnership Local Arts Program.)

December 17 – Holiday Music Program with Beth Nadine, 10:30 am

December 19 – Center Closed for Inservice Day

December 24 & 25 – Holiday – Center Closed

December 26 – Tea Tasting with Kate Domen, Diet Technician, Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services

 

 

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

Open Monday-Friday 10:00 – 3:30 pm

Bingo – Every Tuesday

Caram – Daily (East Indian Game Similar to Billiards)

Cards (Uno, Canasta and Bunko) – Daily

Crocheting – Every Wednesday

Pool – Available Daily

Table Shuffleboard/Rummikub, Air Hockey and Dominoes – Daily

December 3 – Name That Tune: Music from the 30’s, 40’s & 50’s with Meredith Krantz, ComForCare (Win prizes & have fun!)

December 4 – “Cognitive Fitness” by Denise Calloway, Kessler Rehabilitation

December 5 – Free Kidney Screenings by Dr. Noor, Somerset Medical Center

December 7 – Christmas Party with Singing, Dancing & Door Prizes

December 10 – Trivia

December 12 & 27 – Chair Aerobics

December 13 – Holiday Music Show with Entertainer Gordon James

December 14 – Left, Right Center Dice Game

December 14 – “Basket Weaving 101” – Lunch & Learn Opportunity with Lois Maknik, 12:00-2:00 pm (You will have an opportunity to make a round reed basket using basic to special weave patterns and color reeds.)

December 17 – Mind Your Mind: Language Exercises

December 19 – Inservice – Center Closed

December 20 – Holiday Concert by the Somerville High School Choir

December 21 – Wii Games (Bowling, Baseball or Tennis)

December 24 & 25 – Holiday – Center Closed

December 28 – Uno Card Game

December 31 – Dominoes, Cards & Boggle

 

 

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

Open Monday-Friday, 9:00 – 3:00 pm

Free Ballroom Dance Lesson – Every Tuesday, 12:30 – 1:00 p.m.

Ballroom Dancing – Every Tuesday and Wednesday, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Bingo – Every Tuesday & Thursday, 10:00 am

Bridge – Tuesday, 1:00 pm

Caram – Daily (East Indian Game Similar to Billiards)

Chair Exercises – Every Wednesday, 10:45 a.m.

Computer Instructions – Call to Register

            Every Monday, 9:00am to 3:00pm

            Every Tuesday, 10:30am to12:30pm

            Every Wednesday, 10:00am to 1:00pm

Computer Room – Open Monday thru Friday (Call for Availability)

Healthy Bones Exercise Class – Every Wednesday & Friday, 10:00 am (Doctor’s note required.)

Line Dancing – Every Monday, 1:00-3:00 pm

Lending Library – Open Daily, Monday through Friday

Oil Painting – Every Wednesday, 9:00-11:00 am

Pool Room – Open Daily, Monday through Friday

Social Dancing – Every Tuesday & Wednesday, 1:00-3:00 pm

Zumba Gold – Every Monday at 10:45 am; and Wednesday at 12:45 pm (Register in advance)

December 3 – Tree Trimming Party, 10:30 am

 

December 6 – Warrenbrook’s Annual Holiday Party, 10:30-2:00 pm (The Pettets (Ashley & Kristen) will present an original variety show which will include many forms of entertainment in a musical revue (such as singing, dancing & acting).  They will also present special Christmas Party entertainment.  Enjoy a special lunch and then dance the afternoon away with DJ and entertainer Jerry Costaldo. If you are taking Somerset County Transportation, lunch reservations must be made by Wednesday, November 28th.  Transportation reservations are extremely limited and will be handled only through the center.  The transportation van will depart the center at 1:00 pm for the return trip home.)

December 7 – “African Queen Movie Discussion and Trivia” by Jennifer Konopacki and Catherine DeBerry, Somerset County Library System, Warren Branch, 10:15-1:00 pm (This 1951 adventure film takes place in Africa during World War I, when a gin-swilling riverboat owner/captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship.  This film was directed by John Huston and stars Humphrey Bogart & Katherine Hepburn.  After viewing the movie, we will discuss the movie and share some movie trivia.  (The transportation van will depart the center at 1:00 pm for the return trip home.)

December 10 – North Pole: Santa’s Workshop, 10:30 am (Mrs. Santa Claus will share some of the world’s Christmas customs and traditions that her husband encounters as he delivers toys.  You will have the opportunity to help the Head Toymaker test some toys that Santa is planning on delivering this Christmas.)

December 11 – “Let’s Eat Healthier Snacks During the Holidays” by Nancy Rosa-Mejias, Program Coordinator, Family and Community Health Sciences, Rutgers Cooperative Extension (Food brings families and friends together.  As we celebrate the holidays, many of us eat too much and make less than healthy choices.  This program will help us aim for a healthier food balance and will encourage moderation when snacking.)

December 12 – Free Blood Pressure Screenings by Susan Anastario, RN, Community Visiting Nurse Association, 10:30 am

December 14 – The Andy Williams Christmas Show DVD, 10:30 am (The magic of Andy’s Christmas Show will bring joy and splendor of the holiday’s to the center.  He will sing everyone’s favorite Christmas songs and he will be joined by very special guests, the Osmond Brothers and Lorrie Morgan.  This DVD was recorded live at the Andy Williams Moon River Theatre in Branson, Missouri.)

December 17 – “Autumn” by George Marriner Maull, Artistic Director of the Discovery Orchestra, 10:30 am (Explore the “Autumn” movement of Vivaldi’s popular “The Four Seasons.”  Learn about the music and the poetry that Vivaldi himself wrote into the music,)

December 19 – Inservice – Center Closed

December 21 – Brains and Games with Adrienne, 10:30 am

December 24 & 25 – Holiday – Center Closed

December 28 – Seven Down Card Game & Left, Right, Center Dice Game, 10:30 am

December 31 – Happy Noon Year Party, 10:30 am (Join us as we party and celebrate the New Year.  A repeat performance by pianist and entertainer Leonardo will be the highlight of the party.  He will play music and sing tunes from the Big Band through the 50’s & 60’s.)