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Somerset County Senior Centers Announce August Programs

The senior centers operated by the Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services have announced the August 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. Eight-week session held Monday and Friday, from 9am – 1pm, will end Aug. 12.

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.

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

Stretch & Flex Class – Every Monday and Thursday, 10:45 (Check monthly calendar for schedule updates.)

August 1st through October 17th) (Advanced registration is required.)

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

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

August 2 – “Berries and You:  Perfect Together,” 10:30 am, with Daryl Minch, Rutgers Cooperative Extension. Explore the health benefits of berries with a focus on the history and production of New Jersey berries, followed by a tasting.

August 6 – “Summer Vacations Right Here in New Jersey” by Helen Vasko, 10:30 am (Helen Vasko visits to discuss all of the treasures in our very own state and vacations that we have enjoyed in New Jersey throughout the years. Did you go to the famous Jersey Shore?  Maybe you tried your luck in Atlantic City or fished at the Delaware Water Gap!  Photos welcome!)

August 6Free Blood Pressure Screenings with Laura Cummings, RN, BSN, Somerset Hills Visiting Nurse Association, 10:30 am

August 7 – Craft: Painting Sea Shells for Decorative Shell Lights, 10:30 am (Express your creative talents by painting and decorating various types of shells which will then be glued to string lights to decorate the center.)

August 7 – State Health Insurance Program (SHIP), 10:00 am. By appointment only. A counselor will be available to provide free help to New Jersey 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. 

August 9 & 27 – Scenic Walk, 10:30 am (This season is in full bloom, so why not enjoy a short walk around campus today?)

August 9 & 27 – Bingo, 10:45 am (Play a few rounds of Bingo for some great prizes.)

August 13 – “Diabetes & Arthritis: Knowing the Facts” by the National Diabetic Association, 10:30 am (The National Diabetic Association will be here to discuss diabetes care and arthritis management as well as the connection between the two.  All attendees will receive a pair of diabetic socks.)

August 14 – “Sugar Addiction: What are the Signs?” by Michelle VanEyck, Somerset Treatment Services, 10:30 am (Michelle will discuss the reasons why our bodies become addicted to sugar and the detrimental side effects as a result.  She will also speak about the various ways to eliminate sugar cravings for better health.)

August 14 – “Starting Your Family’s History” – Lunch & Learn Opportunity, by Catherine Zahn, Past Trustee, Genealogical Society of New Jersey, 12:00-2:00 pm (Catherine “Casey” Zahn is a past trustee of the Genealogical Society of New Jersey and was the 2008 program chair for the FGS Conference in Philadelphia.  From family information to family pictures, this class will show you how to get organized and start researching your family tree.  The program is $10.00 per person.  Reservations must be received by August 12th.)

August 16 – “Cooking Demonstration: Summer Pasta Salad” by Kaitlyn McGowan, RD, 10:30 am (Kaitlyn will be delighting us with a demonstration on how to prepare an easy and delicious summer pasta salad.  She will also suggest easy recipes that are perfect for light summer meals.  Tastings are included!)

August 20 – “The Life & Music of Irving Berlin” by Dan Colodner, 10:30 am (Dan Colodner returns to entertain and educate us on Irving Berlin’s life and music.  He will play various songs on the piano while discussing Berlin’s biography and music career.)

August 21 – Left, Right, Center Dice Game, 10:30 am

August 21 – Soup and Salad to Order Day

August 23 – Games with the Girl Scouts, 10:30 am (A local Girl Scout troop will visit today to introduce us to a few new games.  Let’s have some fun!)

August 28 – Healthy Food Tasting: Watermelon Cucumber Cooler, 10:45 am (You will enjoy this cool, refreshing drink on a hot summer day!  Try a spin on old favorites by combining cucumber with watermelon along with a few natural ingredients.  The result is delicious!)

August 28 – August Birthday Celebration, 12:15 pm

August 30 – The Total Brain Workout:  Outside the Box Thinking, 10:30 am (This is the 5th session in our new series of interactive brain exercises.  Lateral thinking refers to the use of one’s thought processes through a non-traditional way or “thinking outside the box” as the expression goes.  This chapter will present you with puzzles that will challenge your logical thought processes and will force you to use the right hemisphere of your brain for alternate solutions.)

 

 

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

August 2 – Wii Bowling

August 5 – Mind Your Mind: Perception Exercises

August 7, 21 & 28 – Bingo

August 7 - State Health Insurance Program (SHIP), 10:00 am (A counselor will be available to provide free help to New Jersey 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) 369-8700 to schedule an appointment.)

August 9 – Visit to the Manville Senior Center for Beach Party with Performance by the Pettet Sisters (A lively variety show featuring Kristen and Ashley Pettet.  Kristen can be seen singing and dancing in Woody Allen’s movie “Everyone Says I Love You” with Drew Barrymore and Goldie Hawn.  Ashley is one of the Broadway Kids, and her theatre credits including “The Sound of Music” National Tour with Marie Osmond, “Annie” National Tour and Annie Warbucks on Broadway.  Don’t miss this one!)

August 12 – Golf Month – Join us in a game of Wii Golf

August 13 - Free Derma Scan Screenings with Kathy Iannuzzo, Saint Peter’s University Hospital

August 14 – “Yogurt - Which Ones to Choose?” by Nancy Rosa-Mejias, Program Coordinator, Family and Community Health Sciences, Rutgers Cooperative Extension. Learn about the nutritional value of yogurt and the differences between regular and Greek yogurt.  Read the labels to compare between the two and make your choice.  Greek yogurt has earned its way into the supermarkets and more people are choosing Greek instead of regular - learn why.

August 16 – Performance by the Dance Factory Tour Team, 10:30 am (Visit to Montgomery Senior Center)

August 19 – Summer Fun Trivia

August 23 – “The Life & Work of Frank Lloyd Wright” – Lecture & Markers on Plastic Workshop, Art of the Master’s Program by Creative Notions, 10:15 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.)

August 26 – Arm Chair Travel: Scenic Wonders (Atlantic Vistas)

August 30 – Performance by Sara on the Guitar

 

 

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 and Wednesday, 8:45-9:45 a.m.;

Bingo – Every Wednesday, 11:15 am

Birthdays – 4th Wednesday of Month

Healthy Bones Exercise Class – Every Tuesday & Thursday, 9:30-11:00 am (Advanced registration required. Doctor’s Note Needed for Class.)

Tai Chi – Every Friday, 9:30-10:30 am (Advanced registration is required.)

August 1 – Flute Performance by Hannah Morris, Somerville High School

August 2 – Mandala Art: Beach Scenes

August 5 – Bag Pipe Performance by Matt Thiel

August 5 – State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) (A counselor will be available to provide free help to New Jersey 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.  Call (908) 526-0175 to schedule an appointment.)

August 6 – “Importance of Managing Your Medications” by Kelly Finnegan, Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services

August 8 – Beach Volleyball Game

August 9 – Beach Party with Performance by the Pettet Sisters. A lively variety show featuring Kristen and Ashley Pettet.  Kristen can be seen singing and dancing in Woody Allen’s movie “Everyone Says I Love You” with Drew Barrymore and 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!)

August 12 – Left, Right, Center Dice Game

August 13Free Foot and Ankle Screenings by Dr. Sharon Joag, Podiatrist, East Brunswick Foot Care

August 15 – Bulletin Board Trivia: This Was the Year 1985

August 16 – “The Importance of Sun Protection” by Dr. Primmler, Princeton Dermatology Associates

August 19 – “What is Elder Abuse and what are the Signs” by the Elder Abuse Project Team

August 21Free Derma Scan Screenings with Kathy Iannuzzo, Saint Peter’s University Hospital, 10:30-11:30 am

August 22 – Nautical Brain Teasers

August 23 – Operation Shoebox Community Project

August 26Free Blood Pressure Screenings by Laura Cummings, RN, BSN, Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills

August 27 – “Fire Safety for Seniors” by the Manville Fire Department

August 29 – Wii Bowling
August 30 – Mind Your Mind: Reasoning Exercises

 

 

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 am

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

Qigong with Bobbi – Wednesday, Aug. 14 & 28, 10:15 am

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

Yoga with Trish – Every Tuesday; 10:30 am

August 1 – “A Taste of Italian Culture” by Kristen Youngberg

August 2 – “Italian Summer Festival” celebrates summer with games, foods and lots of fun.  This is the Montgomery Senior Center’s version of the “San Gennaro Festival.”

August 5 – “Emergency Preparedness” by Laurie Roome, Eldercare Educator, Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services. Hurricane season is upon. Laurie will talk about how we can be prepared for power outages, floods and many other types of emergencies.  Better to be safe than sorry!

August 7, 14, 21 & 28 – Tai Chi with Herb

August 7 & 21 – Salsa Dancing with Elizabeth, 10:30 am

August 8, 15, 22 & 29 – Mellow Muve Exercise DVD, 10:00 am

August 9 – “The Life & Work of Frank Lloyd Wright” – Lecture & Markers on Plastic 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.)

August 12 – “Make Time For Mammography” by Katherine Stewart, MSPH, CHES, Somerset Medical Center’s Steeplechase Cancer Center. Are you confused by all the messages in the media about breast health and breast cancer risks, prevention and screening?  A certified health educator and a mammography technician will give you guidance and answer your questions.

August 16 – Performance by the Dance Factory Tour Team, 10:30 am

August 19 – “Your Kidneys and You” by the National Kidney Foundation

August 23 – Sculpting Workshop with Jill Turndoff, 10:30 am

August 26Free Bone Density Screenings with the Saint Peter’s University Hospital Mobile Health Unit

August 27 – “Berries and You:  Perfect Together,” 10:30 am, with Daryl Minch, Rutgers Cooperative Extension. Explore the health benefits of berries with a focus on the history and production of New Jersey berries, followed by a tasting.

August 30 – The Marshmallow Challenge, 10:30 am (A remarkably fun and instructive design exercise that encourages collaboration.)

 

 

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

August 2 – “Learning About Breast Anatomy and Cancer Risks” by Melissa Keyes-Digioia, Health Educator and Trainer, Planned Parenthood of New Jersey, 10:30 am

August 5 – “Have a Heart: Heart Health & Factors Leading to a Stroke” by Saint Peter’s University Hospital, 10:30 am. (Participate in a lecture by Saint Peter’s University Hospital and learn about heart health and stroke related factors.)

August 6 & 20 – Tai Chi & QiGong 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 and QiGong.)

August 8 – “Hee Haw Ho Down,” 10:30 am. (Traditional BBQ with fantastic food, friends, family and fun!)

August 9 – Performance by the Franklin Township Swinging, Singing Seniors, 10:30 am

August 12 – “Ode to Summer Fruit,” 10:30 am (Say hello to the beloved fruits of summer presented in a nutritionally beneficial and tasty way.)

August 13 & 27 – Learn the Ancient Chinese Meaning and Game of Mahjong with Laura Yang, 10:30

August 14 – “A Slice of Life” with the Magic Mirror Players, 10:30 am (Role play a few of life’s grievances and personal pet peeves while learning tools to find ways in which to cope.)

August 15 – “Ballroom Magic Continues,” 10:30 am (Continue ballroom dance lessons with Annemarie and Craig)

August 16, 23 & 30 – Learn and Play the Game of Bridge with Renee Raymour, 10:30 am

August 19 – “Clay Isn’t Just For Kids: Creating Your Own Personal Clay Object” with Barbara Gershwin, 10:30 am

August 21 – “Proton Therapy: Traditional vs. New Treatment Options for Prostate Cancer” by ProCure, 10:30 am

August 26 – “The Importance of Maintaining Health & The Risk Factors of Diabetes” by Rachna Singh, RD, DE, Somerset Medical Center, 10:30 am

 

 

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

August 1 – Mind Your Mind: Perception Exercises

August 2 & 9 – Wii Games (Bowling, Baseball or Tennis)

August 5 – Hand, Range of Motion and Flexibility Exercises

August 7, 15 & 21 – Chair Aerobics

August 7 – State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) - A counselor will be available to provide free help to New Jersey 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.  Call (908) 203-0001 to schedule an appointment.)

August 8 –  “Internet Online Safety” by Trooper Kendra Carvalho, Program Squad, New Jersey State Police’s School and Traffic Safety Unit. The internet is a wonderful invention but it could also have its downsides.  Learn about internet scams, spam and viruses, how to safely surf the internet and how to protect your grandchildren from the internet’s downsides.  This presentation is an overall summary of internet safety for the senior population.

August 12 – Biography Trivia: Movies

August 13 – Trip to a Baseball Game – Patriots Stadium, Bridgewater

August 16 – “The Life & Work of Frank Lloyd Wright” – Lecture & Markers on Plastic Workshop, Art of the Master’s Program by Creative Notions (Fifteen minute lecture has unlimited attendance.  Art project has a 16 person maximum.  Registration is required.)

August 19Free Kidney Screenings with Morristown Memorial Hospital

August 22 – Trivia

August 23 – Left, Right, Center Dice Game

August 26 – Music Trivia

August 28 – Video Match Game

August 29 – “Living Well Yoga Demonstration” – Lunch & Learn Opportunity with Johannna Mahalchik, 12:00-2:00 pm.  Johanna will demonstrate chair yoga and discuss its myriad of benefits, including increased flexibility, improved balance and better sense of well-being.  Participants are encouraged to bring light weights and a yoga strap, which helps beginners hold yoga poses longer and in better form.  Individuals are asked to wear comfortable clothing that allows freedom of movement and flat toed shoes for balance.)

August 30 – Outburst Game:  Guess the answers before time runs out!

 

 

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 – 1:30 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 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.)

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

Watercolor Paint Class – Monday and Thursday, 9:00 – 11:30 am; Classes are currently full.

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

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

August 2 – Cards and Dice Games, 10:30 am

August 2 – “Yogurt, Which Ones to Choose?” by Nancy Rosa-Mejias, Program Coordinator, Family and Community Health Sciences, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, 10:30 am (Learn about the nutritional value of yogurt and the difference between regular and Greek yogurt.  Read the labels to compare between the two and make your choice.  Greek yogurt has earned its way into the supermarkets and more people are choosing Greek instead of regular, learn why!)

August 5 – “Living Well Yoga and Meditation” by Jo Mahal, Certified Yoga Fitness Instructor, 10:30 am (Jo will demonstrate chair yoga exercises and various meditation techniques.  She will discuss the myriad of benefits including increased flexibility, improved balance and better sense of well-being.  Participants are asked to wear comfortable clothing that allows freedom of movement and flat, closed toed shoes for balance.)

August 9 – Brains and Games, 10:30 am

August 12 – “A Touch of Sinatra,” 10:30 am (This performance focuses on the life and music of Frank Sinatra, one of the most popular singers of the 20th century starring Donny Farraro, one of the most authentic Sinatra singers in the music industry today.  He will be singing some of Sinatra’s greatest songs such as: New York, New York, Summer Wind and Witchcraft.)

August 14Free Blood Pressure Screenings with Susan Anastario, RN, Community Visiting Nurse Association, 10:30 am

August 16 – “Ancient Greece” by Emily Embler, Outreach Educator, Morris Museum, 10:30 am (Explore Ancient Greek life through examination of common everyday objects such as plates, cups, bowls and lamps.  Listen to stories of the gods they worshipped and view their images in visually artistic and utilitarian works of art.)

August 19 – Movie: “Les Miserables,” 10:00 am (In 9th century France, Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman), who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert (Russell Crow) after he breaks parole, agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s (Anne Hathaway) daughter, Cosette (Amanda Seyfried).  The fateful decision changes their lives forever.)

August 21 – Cholesterol Health Screenings by Overlook Medical Center’s Mobile Health Van, 10:30 am (There is a $10.00 fee.  Please call (908) 753-9440 to schedule your 10 minute appointment.)

August 22  - “Internet Online Safety” by Trooper Kendra Carvalho, Program Squad, New Jersey State Police’s School and Traffic Safety Unit, 11:10 am. An overall of internet safety for the senior population.

The internet is a wonderful invention, but it could also have its downsides.  Learn about internet scams, spam and viruses, how to safely surf the internet and how to protect your grandchildren. 

August 23 – “Make a Terracotta Bud Vase” with Barbara Gerson, Art 4 All School, 10:15 am (Using air dry clay and the tools of your hand, you will make and decorate a bud vase.  This bud vase will not hold water.  It is for silk flowers only.)

August 26 – “Fall Prevention” by Cynthia Kusorgbor, MPH, CHES, Health Educator, Somerset County Department of Health, 10:30 am (Did you know that most falls are preventable?  In preparation for September’s National Fall Prevention Awareness Week attend this program and learn how to reduce your risk of falling.)

August 30 – You and Perception, 10:30 am (Perception is the process of acquiring information.  Through the sensory register (sight, smell, hearing, touch, taste) and converting it into a usable mental form.  Join us as we do some word games to strengthen our perception skills.