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Somerset County Senior Centers Announce June Programs

The Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services has announced its June 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. the 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

Bridge – Every Tuesday, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Computer Lab – Daily, 10:00 am -3:00 pm (Call for Availability)

Healthy Bones – (Upper and Lower Body Exercises) Every Friday, 10:30

Mahjong – Every Tuesday and Friday, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Meditation – Every Friday, 10:30 am

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

Senior Flex Class – (Upper & Lower Body Exercise), Every Monday & Thursday, 10:30 am

June 1 & 22 – Walking Club, 10:30 am

June 1 & 22 – Bingo, 10:45 am

June 5 – What Career or Life Path Did You Choose After Graduation?” by Helen Vasko, 10:30 am

June 5 – Free Blood Pressure Screenings by Laura Cummings, RN, BSN, Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills, 10:30 am

June 6 – Free Oral Health Screenings by Dr. Rabah, Warren Oral Surgery, 10:30 am (No appointment necessary.)

June 8 – “The Life & Work of Louis Comfort Tiffany” – Lecture & Mosaic Workshop, Art of the Master’s Program by Creative Notions, 10:30 a.m. 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.)

June 12 – “Substance Abuse Prevention” by Susan Zolandz, RN, Morristown Memorial Hospital , 10:30

June 13 – Time to Tiki! Caribbean Theme Party, 10:30 am (Passports aren’t necessary though you’ll feel as though you’ve escaped to a Caribbean Island today.  Join us live musical entertainment featuring “Julian,” games and visit the Tiki hut for a cool beverage as you socialize and enjoy a Caribbean style lunch.)

June 14 – “Exercise & Osteoporosis” Lunch & Learn Opportunity , Laurie Reynolds, YMCA, Sponsored by the Somerset Hills Visiting Nurse Association, 12:00-2:00 pm

June 19 – “Love Your Kidneys: Know the Score” by Ellen Yoshiuchi, National Kidney Foundation, 10:30

June 20 – “Cancer Prevention: Understanding Causes, Treatment & Prevention” by Agnes Salamon, RN, Somerset Medical Center , 10:30 am

June 26 – “Understanding Gluten” by Nancy Rosa-Mejias, Program Coordinator, Family and Community Health Sciences, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, 10:30 am

June 27 – Mind Your Mind: Flexible Thinking Exercises, 10:45 am

June 27 – June Birthday Celebration!, 12:15 pm

June 29 – Passport to Brazil , 10:30 am (Explore the culture, customs and learn interesting facts about Brazil .)

 

 

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

June 1 – Shuffleboard

June 4-8 – Fire Drill

June 6 – State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) Educational Program (A volunteer SHIP counselor will talk about the new Medicare information and assistance service being offered at the center.)

June 11 – Wii Tennis

June 12 – “Savvy Saving Seniors – Steps to Avoid Scams” by Jane Gore, Financial Advisor, the Arcuni-Demouth Group

June 13 – What is Flag Day?

June 15 – Bingo

June 18 – Father’s Day Celebration

June 20 – “Standing Tall Against Falls” by Cynthia Kusorgbor, MPH, CHES, Health Educator/Risk Communicator, Somerset County Department of Health

June 22 – Mind Your Mind: Cognitive Exercises (Anagrams)

June 25 – Chairside Travel: Scenic Wonders of the American West

June 27 – “The Singer of a Thousand Songs” by Marti Noel, Former Mrs. New Jersey

June 29 – Smart Snacking: Taste Unusual Healthy Vegetables such as Jicama

 

 

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

Walk & Chair Exercise Class sponsored by the Manville Recreation Department - Every Monday & Wednesday, 9:30-10:30 am; (No class the week of May 14-18)

Light Weight Exercises sponsored by the Manville Recreation Department – Every Tuesday & Thursday, 9:30-11:00 am; (No class the week of May 14-18)

June 1 – “Pet Therapy” by Bonnie Charkowick & Dogs

June 4 – Left Right Center Dice Game

June 5 – “Senior Citizen Fire Safety” by Pat Renaldi, Manville Fire Marshall

June 7 – State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) Educational Program (A volunteer SHIP counselor will talk about the new Medicare information and assistance service being offered at the center.)

June 8 – UNO Card Game

June 11 – Free Hearing Screenings by Dr. Farah Said, Au.D, Raritan Valley Audiology, 10:45 am

June 13 – Trip to the Quail Brook Senior Center for Performance by the Franklin Township Swinging Singing Seniors, 10:45 am

June 14 – Wii Dance

June 15 – Wheel of Fortune Patriotic Songs

June 18 – Free Blood Pressure Screenings by Laura Cummings, RN, BSN, Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills

June 19 – “Benefits of Walking” by Denise Calloway, Kessler Rehabilitation

June 21 – “Keeping Your Mind Sharp Through Dolls and Toys” by Virginia Aris, Princeton Doll and Toy Museum

June 22 – Craft: Painting with Watercolors

June 25 – “Savvy Saving Seniors – Steps to Avoid Scams” by Jane Gore, Financial Advisor, Arcuni-Demouth Group

June 26 – “The Singer of a Thousand Songs” by Marti Noel, Former Mrs. New Jersey

June 27 – Piano Recital by the Jess Aggabao Studio

June 29 – Brain Teasers

 

 

MONTGOMERY SENIOR CENTER
356 Skillman Rd , Skillman , NJ

(609) 466-0846

Open Monday-Friday, 10:00 – 2:00 pm

Beginners Computer Class – Thursday, June 7, 21, 28; 1:00 p.m. (Limited seating, call to register)

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 – Call for schedule

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

Pool Table – Available Daily

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

Theatre Jazz with Dawn – Every Friday, 10:15 a.m. (Call for Schedule)

Walking Idols Club – Every Wednesday, 10:15 am

Yoga with Trish – Every Tuesday; 10:30 am

Zumba Gold – call for schedule

June 4 – “5 Secrets to Starting and Finishing a Tough Conversation” by Laurie Rowe, Eldercare Educator, Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services

June 6 & 20 – Tai Chi with Herb

June 11 – “Deer Wrangling” by the Somerset County Parks Commission

June 13 & 27 – Laughter Class with Denise

June 18 – “Savvy Saving Seniors – Steps to Avoid Scams” by Jane Gore, Financial Advisor, the Arcuni-Demouth Group

June 22 – “The Life & Work of Louis Comfort Tiffany” – Art of the Master’s Program by Creative Notions, 10:30 a.m. 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.)

June 25 – “Nutrition Jeopardy: Test Your Knowledge About Nutrition” by Kate Domen, Diet Technician, Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services

June 26 – Learn About and Taste the Daikon, 11:15 am

 

 

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

June 1 – “American Indian Culture” by the Morris Museum (This program will provide a broad overview of American Indian life in four major geographical and cultural areas.)

June 4 – “Tips for Managing Neuropathy?” by Jeanette Grimes, American Diabetes Association, 10:45

June 5 – Cards & Games – Your Choice!

June 7 – “Fall Prevention” by Serena Collado, Somerset Medical Center , 10:45 am

June 8 – Left Right Center Dice Game with Lisa Carra, Manager of the Manville Senior Center

June 12 – Mind Your Mind: Communication Exercises, 10:45 am

June 13 – Franklin Township Swinging Singing Seniors Performance, 10:45 am

June 15 – “200 Years of Circus America ” 10:30 am

June 19 – Game Day – Take Your Pick!

June 20 – Preventing Fraud: Video and Guide

June 22 – Craft: Make an Owl Bookmark with Gwen Chalker, Manager of the Warrenbrook Senior Center , 10:30 am

June 25 – “The Life & Work of Louis Comfort Tiffany” – Art of the Master’s Program by Creative Notions, 10:45 a.m. 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.)

June 26 – Dueling Puzzles: Which table can finish the same Puzzle faster!

 

 

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

June 1 – Frozen Yogurt Month! Taste Some!

June 4 – Country Music Sing Along with Wayne Glenwood

June 6, 20 & 28 – Chair Aerobics

June 7 – Video Match Game

June 8 – Left Right Center Dice Game

June 11 – Free Vision Screenings by the Commission for the Blind

June 13 – Wii Games (Bowling, Baseball or Tennis)

June 14 – The History of the American Flag

June 15 – Father’s Day Celebration

June 18 – Meditation

June 18 – Trivia

June 21 – “Women of the Civil War” by Trish Chambers, Trish Cambers Productions (This presentation will be performed in period costume.)

June 25 – “New and Unusual Fruits with Tasting” by Nancy Rosa-Mejias, Program Coordinator, Family and Community Health Sciences, Rutgers Cooperative Extension

June 27 – Music Through the Ages – Karaoke with Sheli Monacchio

June 29 – Movie: Fiddler on the Roof

 

 

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

Open Monday-Friday, 9:00 – 3:00 pm

Bingo – Every Tuesday & Thursday, 10:00 am

Beginner Bridge – Tuesday, 1:00 pm

Caram – Daily (East Indian Game Similar to Billiards)

Chair Exercises – Every Wednesday, 10:450 a.m.

Chess – Every Thursday, starting May 17; 1:00 – 3:00 pm (Advance registration required.)

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

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

Knit N’ Crochet Circle – Second & Fourth Wednesday of month, 10:30 a.m.

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 (May 14 – July 9), 10:45 – 11:30 am

 

Starting in June, the State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) will have a volunteer at the center 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 and Senior Services.  SHIP volunteer counselors do not provide legal advice.  They provide information and assistance so that you can make your own decisions.  Call for counselor availability.

June 1 – State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) Educational Program, 10:00 am (A volunteer SHIP counselor will talk about the new Medicare information and assistance service being offered at the center.)

 

June 1 & 8 – Brains & Games with Adrienne Graubard, 10:30 am

June 4 – “A Breath of Spring” by George Marriner Maull, Artistic Director for the Discovery Orchestra, 10:30 am (Explore the music and poetry of “Spring,” one movement of Vivaldi’s ever popular, the Four Seasons.  Be charmed and entertained as you learn the difference between hearing and listening.  In this interactive lecture, Maestro Maull uses recorded and piano examples to heighten your listening pleasure and bring music to life.)

June 5 – Latin American Tunes, Polkas and Music from the 50’s by Don Hirsch on the Accordion, 11:15

June 6 – “Tools for Writing Short Stories” by Hugo Hanriot and Laura Swidersky, 10:30 am (Discussion of ways to create the story you always wanted to write.  The audience will also be given the opportunity to devise creative endings to several short stories.)

June 6 & 13 – Computer Class with Alberto

June 11 – “Keeping Your Mind Sharp” by Cynthia Kusorgbor, MPH, CHES, Health Educator/Risk Communicator, Somerset County Department of Health, 10:30 am

June 15 – View DVD on Fire Safety for Older Adults, 10:30 am (This Home Safety Council DVD is designed to inform and inspire older adults and their caregivers on proper fire prevention and fire emergency behavior.)

June 15 – Left Right Center Dice Game

June 18 – “Kitchen Table Healing” by Audrey Oxenhorn, LCSW, 10:30 am

June 20 – Free Blood Pressure Screenings by Susan Anastario, RN, Community Visiting Nurse Association, 10:30 am

June 21 – Free Chair Yoga Demonstration, 10:30 am

June 22 – Brains & Games with Lorraine , 10:30 am

June 25 – Sandcastles and Beach Special Theme Event, 10:30 am (Imagine you are at the beach and enjoy building mini sandcastles on the patio.  Have fun playing Blackjack and simulated arcade games.  Smile and have caricature artist Dave McCoy draw your picture.  After all the fun and games are over, enjoy a picnic lunch with freshly grilled hamburgers.)

June 27 – Free Dermascan Health Screenings by Overlook Medical Center ’s Mobile Health Center , 10:30 am (Please call (908) 753-9440 for appointment.)

June 29 – Italy : The People, Places & Culture, 10:30 am (Learn about Italian culture and traditions while “touring” Venice , Florence and Rome .  After our DVD visit of Italy , we will enjoy an Italian “lasagna” lunch.  Buon appetite.)