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November Programs at County-Operated Senior Centers

The senior centers operated by the Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services have announced the fall program schedule.  All programs begin at 11 a.m. unless otherwise listed. Please call for lunch reservations by 10 a.m. the day before you wish to come. For more information, contact the appropriate centers. 

Somerset County Senior Wellness Center

202 Mt. Airy Road

Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

(908) 204-3435 

Open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Computer Instruction – One-on-one instruction, available by appointment only. (Now through Nov. 22)

Computer Lab – Daily, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Call for Availability)

Living Well Yoga – Seated yoga class, Thursdays, 12:30pm. Registration & class fee required. (Oct. 24 – Dec. 5. Advanced registration required.)

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

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

Tai Chi – Monday, 1:00 – 2:00 pm (6 week session: Nov. 4 – Dec. 16. No class on Nov. 11. Advanced registration required.)

Zumba – Wednesdays & Fridays, 9:30 am (Nov. 6 – Dec. 20. Advanced registration required.)

November 1 – Somerset County Senior Expo Open House, 10:00-1:00 pm (Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services will be hosting this event to provide county residents the opportunity to learn more about its programs and services and those of various agencies.  Lunch reservations are required by October 21st.)

November 5 – Center Closed

November 6 – “What is Diwali?” 10:30 am (Diwali of “Festival of Lights” is an official holiday in India.  Learn about the customs and afterward enjoy an Indian based menu for lunch.)

November 8 – Bingo, 10:30 am (Try your luck today for some great prizes.)

November 11 – Center Closed

November 12 – “What is Unclaimed Property?” by Linda Henderson, State of New Jersey, 10:30 am (Linda will be here to discuss how to find out if there is missing money with your name on it.)

November 14 – “New Jersey’s Hidden Treasures in Plain View” by Joe Mish, Local Nature Columnist and Photographer, 10:30 am (Besides photos and stories about New Jersey’s interesting animals and landmarks, local nature columnist and photographer, Joe Mish will share photos taken as he cared for a variety of exotic animals when he was a veterinary assistant at Warner’s Brothers’ Jungle Habitat.)

November 19 – National Memory Screening Day with the Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills, 10:30 am (The Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills will conduct individual cognitive memory screenings and will discuss Alzheimer’s Disease symptoms and treatments.)

November 22Free Vision Screenings with Kessler Rehabilitation Center, 10:00-12:30 pm (Representatives from Kessler Rehabilitation Center will be here to conduct individualized vision screenings on a first come, first served basis.)

November 26 – The Total Brain Workout: Crosswords & Trivia, 10:30 am (This is the 8th session in the interactive brain exercise series.  Crosswords and trivia games are fun but they are really all about bringing together bits and pieces of knowledge into framework.  Exercising the brain is the name of the game so bring your thinking caps!)

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

November 28 & 29 – Holiday – Center Closed

 

 

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

November 1 – Mind Your Mind: Flexible Thinking Exercises

November 4 – Loaded Questions

November 5 – Center Closed

November 6 – “Keeping Your Mind Sharp” by Caitlin Witucki, MS, Health Promotion Specialist, Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services

November 8 – Brain Teasers

November 11 – Center Closed

November 13 & 27 – Bingo

November 14 – Craft: Creating Unusual Hats for Upcoming Tea Party

November 18 – Discussion: Learn About the History of Tea

November 20 – Tea Party with Performance by Violinist Thom Flakoll, 10:15-12:30 pm

November 22 – Wii Bowling

November 25 – Thanksgiving Reading

November 28 & 29 – Holiday – Center Closed

 

 

MANVILLE SENIOR CENTER

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

Open Monday-Friday, 9:00 – 2:30 pm

Aerobic Chair Exercise - Class sponsored by the Manville Recreation Department - Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:45-9:45 a.m.;

Bingo – Every Wednesday, 11:15 a.m.

Birthdays – 4th Wednesday of Month

Zumba Gold Exercise Class – Tuesday and Thursday, 9:45-10:45 a.m.

November 1 – Dance Performance by the Raritan Valley Community College Dance Ensemble under the direction of Loretta Di Bianca-Fois (The group’s performance will expose the communicative aspects of the art form of dance.  It features dancers performing a variety of dances set to a wide range of music and sound accompaniment.  The audience will have a chance to inspire movements that will be incorporated into dance phrases.)

November 4 – State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) Counseling with Nancye Kearns (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 and Senior Services.  Please call (908) 704-6319 to make an appointment.)

November 4 – Craft: Scare Crows

November 5 – Center Closed

November 6 – “Be Red Cross Ready” by Susan Anderson, American Red Cross

November 8 – Wii Bowling

November 11 – Center Closed

November 12 – Craft: Painting Fall Scenes with Water Colors

November 13 – “A Touch of Sinatra” Party with Performances by Donny Farraro and Joe Gilligan, 10:45 am (Enjoy music from Sinatra, Johnnie Ray and Dean Martin.)

November 15 – Operation Shoebox Community Project, 10:45 am

November 18 – “Resources for Growing Old and Living Independently” by Nancy Field, Division of Aging Services, State of New Jersey

November 19 – “O Taste & See: Healthy Eating” by Jeanette Grimes, MHS, American Diabetes Association

November 20 – Holiday Safety & Self Defense with Tim Franks, Manville Police Department

November 21 & 22 – Hillsborough Quilters Display (The Hillsborough Quilters is a small group of women who have been meeting monthly for seven years to share their love of quilting.  During that time they have made and donated to area charities or agencies more than 125 quilts for children.  The quilts that will be displayed here at the Manville Senior Center will be donated to the Agape House in Somerville.)

November 26 – Performance by the Hillsborough Rockers and Rockets

November 28 & 29 – Holiday – Center Closed

 

MONTGOMERY SENIOR CENTER
356 Skillman Rd, Skillman, NJ

(609) 466-0846

Open Monday-Friday, 10:00 – 2:00 pm

Beginners Computer Class – First, Third & Fourth Thursday; 1:00 p.m. Limited seating; call to register

Birthday Celebrations – Last Friday of the Month

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

Bridge – Every Friday, 10:15 a.m.

Card Game “3-13” – Every Friday, 10:00 a.m.

Computer Resource – Every Thursday, 10:30 a.m. (Limited seating – registration required)

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

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

Pool Table – Available Daily

Qigong with Bobbi – Wednesday, Nov. 13 and 27, 10:15 a.m.

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

Theater Jazz with Dawn – Every Thursday, 10:15 a.m.

Yoga with Trish – Every Tuesday; 10:30 a.m.

November 1 – “The Life & Work of Berthe Morisot” – Lecture & Oil Pastels Workshop, Art of the Master’s Program by Creative Notions, 10:30 am (Fifteen minute lecture has unlimited attendance.  Art project has a 16 person maximum.  Registration is required.)(This program is made possible, in part, by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and administered by the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission through the State/County Partnership Local Arts Program.)

November 4 – “What You Need to Know About Bed Bugs” by Lynne Gregory, Pesticides Community Outreach, Environmental Protection Agency

November 5 – Center Closed

November 6 & 20 – Salsa Dancing with Elizabeth, 10:30 am

November 6 – Diwali Celebration

November 6, 13, 20 & 27 – Tai Chi with Herb

November 7, 12, 14, 21 & 26 – Exercise for Arthritis with Elizabeth

November 8 – Apple Tasting, 10:00 am

November 11 – Center Closed

November 18 – “Is Laughter Really the Greatest Medicine?” by Karen Muha, Motivational Speaker and Certified Aquatics Teacher, Somerset Hills YMCA

November 19 – “A Trip to China: A Pictorial Presentation” by Yan Xiang, ESL Teacher, 10:15 am

November 19 – Performance by the Love Love Singing Group

November 22 - Dance Performance by the Raritan Valley Community College Dance Ensemble under the direction of Loretta Di Bianca-Fois (The group’s performance will expose the communicative aspects of the art form of dance.  It features dancers performing a variety of dances set to a wide range of music and sound accompaniment.  The audience will have a chance to inspire movements that will be incorporated into dance phrases.)

November 25 – Bingo

November 28 & 29 – Holiday – Center Closed

 

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)

Chair Exercises – Every Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.

Computer Instruction – Every Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Advance registration required.

Healthy Bones Exercise Class – Monday, 9:30 a.m. (Doctor’s Note Needed for Class)

Line Dancing – Every Friday, 9:30 am

Games (Scrabble, Dominos, Checkers, Yahtzee, Uno & Quizzle) – Daily

November 1, 8, 15 & 22 – Bridge Lessons with Renee, 10:30 am

November 4 – “Bucket List & Five Wishes: How We Want To Live Our Lives” by Kim Minerley, Care Alternatives, 10:30 am

November 5 – Center Closed

November 7 – “You Are What You Eat” by Allison Napolitano, RD, Shoprite/Wakefern Company, 10:30 am

November 11 – Center Closed

November 12 & 26 – Tai Chi with Bobbi Joels, 10:30 am (Unleash your own potential, become one with nature or simply reduce stress and have fun through the ancient Chinese art of flowing movement with Tai Chi.)

November 13 – Visit to the Manville Senior Center for – “A Touch of Sinatra” Party with Performances by Donny Farraro and Joe Gilligan, 10:45 am (Enjoy music from Sinatra, Johnnie Ray and Dean Martin.)

November 13 – “Light Fare For Holiday Eating Cooking Demonstration” – Lunch & Learn Opportunity with Allison Napolitano, RD, Shoprite/Wakefern Company, 1:00-3:00 pm

November 14Free Blood Glucose Screenings with Saint Peter’s University Hospital, 10:30 am

November 19 – “How to Eliminate Mail & Phone Fraud” by Kevin Lynch, President of the Somerset County Chapter of the Society for Financial Awareness, 10:30 am

November 28 & 29 – Holiday – Center Closed

 

 

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

November 1 – Memory Work Out

November 4 & 21 – Chair Aerobics

November 5 – Center Closed

November 6 – Diwali Celebration

November 7 – “What You Need to Know About Bed Bugs” by Lynne Gregory, Pesticides Community Outreach, Environmental Protection Agency

November 8 – Dominoes, Cards & Boggle – Your Choice!

November 11 – Center Closed

November 13 – Video Match Game

November 14 – Space & Astronomy Presentation by Paul Cirillo, Planetarium Associate, Raritan Valley Community College

November 15 – Left, Right, Center Dice Game

November 18Free Prostate and Ovarian Cancer Screenings Morristown Memorial Hospital

November 19- National Memory Screening Day with the Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills (The Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills will conduct individual cognitive memory screenings and will discuss Alzheimer’s Disease symptoms and treatments.)

November 22 – Music Sing Along

November 25 – Frame Games: Can You Figure Out the Solutions?

November 27 – Stamping Program: Make Cards for Everyone You Know

November 28 & 29 – Holiday – Center Closed

 

 

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 and Wednesday, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

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

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

Bridge – Tuesday, 1:00 pm

Caram – Daily (East Indian Game Similar to Billiards)

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

Computer InstructionCall to Register

Every Monday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Every Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. to12:30 p.m.

            Every Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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

Healthy Bones Exercise Class – Every Wednesday & Friday, 10:00 a.m. (Advance registration & doctor’s note required.)

Knit ‘N Crochet Circle – 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the Month, 10:30 a.m.

Lending Library – Open Daily, Monday through Friday

Line Dancing – Monday, 1:00 p.m.

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

Tai Chi – Every Friday, 10:15-11:15 a.m. (Advanced registration is required.)

Watercolor Paint Class – Monday and Thursday, 9:00 – 11:30 am; Call for availability.

Zumba Gold Exercise Class – Monday, 10:45 am (Call for availability)

Zumba Gold Exercise Class – Wednesday, 11:30 am (Call for availability)

November 1 & 22 – Brains and Games with Adrienne, 10:30 am

November 4 – Diwali Fun, 10:30 am (Diwali is the biggest and the brightest of all Hindu festivals.  It’s the festival of lights that’s marked by four days of celebration and symbolizes the victory of light over darkness and wisdom over ignorance.  A tradition associated with this holiday is dice and card game playing.  A popular saying is that if you play card and dice games during Diwali, you will have prosperity through the coming year.  Join us as we learn about this fun festival, sample some Asian Indian snacks and play some card games.)

November 5 – Center Closed

November 8 – Hanging Watercolor Fall Banner with Crayon Resistance by Barbara Gerson, Art 4 All School, 10:30 am (Draw and/or trace leaves, color them with crayons and cover with watercolor paints.  The resistance offered by the crayons creates a special effect. Advanced registration is required by Monday, November 4th.) (This program is made possible, in part, by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and administered by the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission through the State/County Partnership Local Arts Program.)

November 11 – Center Closed

November 13Free Blood Pressure Screenings with Laura Cummings, RN, BSN, Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills, 10:30 am

November 15 - Dance Performance by the Raritan Valley Community College Dance Ensemble under the direction of Loretta Di Bianca-Fois, 10:30 am (The group’s performance will expose the communicative aspects of the art form of dance.  It features dancers performing a variety of dances set to a wide range of music and sound accompaniment.  The audience will have a chance to inspire movements that will be incorporated into dance phrases.)

November 18 – “Grieving As If Your Life Depended On It” by Audrey Oxenhorn, LCSW, 10:30 am (If you are over 65, you most likely have experienced significant grief in your life already.  The discussion will focus upon learning healing strategies to cope with grief and bereavement.  It is important to remember that the grief process is different for everyone and depends upon a variety of physical, mental and emotional influences.  Please be prepared to share the strategies that have worked for you.)

November 18 – “Photography Tips For Taking Holiday “Expert” Pictures” – Lunch & Learn Opportunity with Ghanshyam Patel, 11:45 am (Award winning photographer, Ghanshyam Patel, will share his knowledge and expertise on how to take the best pictures possible using a basic camera.  He will offer suggestions when taking a group family picture, individual photos and outdoor scenic pictures.  Learn how to recognize the best lighting and photo composition to make your holiday pictures a vivid memory.  This is a hands-on workshop so attendees are asked to bring their own camera.  Advanced reservations are required by Thursday, Nov. 14.)

November 19 – “Holiday Foods to Eat in Moderation” by Nancy Rosa-Mejias, Program Coordinator, Family and Community Health Sciences, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, 11:10 am (This presentation will help you make better food choices during the Holidays.  We will take a look at calories and fats in some of the traditional holiday dishes.)

November 20Free Body Mass Index Screenings with Nutritional Counseling with Kathy Iannuzzo, RN, Community Mobile Health Services, Saint Peter’s University Hospital, 10:00 am (Your Body Mass Index (BMI) is calculated from your weight and height and measures average body fatness.  This can serve as a guide to overall health and should be treated as a helpful guide to healthfulness.  Advanced reservations are required by Friday, Nov. 15.)

November 22 - State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) Counseling with Nancye Kearns (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 and Senior Services.  Please call (908) 704-6319 to make an appointment.)

November 25 – “POLST (Practitioner Orders For End Of Life Care)” by Michele Cameron, RN, BSN, MA, Manager of Community Outreach for Atlantic Home Care and Hospice, 10:30 am (POLST provides a new, easier and more applicable form to communicate end-of-life decisions.  This program will highlight the following learning objectives: will describe the purpose of a POLST form, identifies appropriate patients for POLST, will demonstrate communication skills helpful in end-of-life discussions and more importantly, will articulate how POLST travels through all care settings, something that other forms do not provide.

November 28 & 29 – Holiday – Center Closed