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Somerset County Senior Centers Announce February Program Schedule

 

The senior centers operated by the Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services have announced the February 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.

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

Living Well Yoga – Seated yoga class, Wednesdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m. (Jan. 8-Feb 26) No class Feb. 5. Advance 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**

Zumba – Wednesdays & Fridays, 9:30 a.m. (Jan 8 – Feb. 28) Advanced registration required.

February 4 – “A Year of Change: Review of 2013” by Helen Vasko, 10:30 am (Helen Vasko leads the discussion on the significant events of 2013 that have shaped our country’s future.)

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

February 5Free Hearing Screenings & Hearing Aid Checks with Farah Said, AuD, Raritan Valley Audiology, 10:00-12:00 pm (No appointment necessary!)

February 7 – Craft: Creating Pinecone Birdfeeders, 10:30 am (Help out our local birds by constructing a pinecone birdfeeder to be hung outside the Senior Wellness Center for the duration of the winter.)

February 11 – “Preventing Back Injuries” by the Kessler Rehabilitation Center, 10:30 am (A Physical Therapist from Kessler Rehabilitation Center will speak about the best ways to avoid injuring your back while doing daily activities.)

February 12 – In-service Day – Center Closed

February 13 – “Affordable Health Care Act” – Lunch & Learn Opportunity with Kevin Lynch, President, Somerset County Chapter of the Society for Financial Awareness, 12:00-2:00 p.m. (Mr. Lynch will give an overview of the AHCA and explain the changes that many Americans can expect as a result.) Program fee is $10.00 with a boxed lunch option.  Suggested lunch donation for those 60 and above is $2.00, or $6.75 for those under age 60.  Reservations must be received by Tuesday, Feb. 11.

February 14 – Valentine’s Day Party & Bake Sale Fundraiser with Entertainment by Ken Tekel on the Guitar, 10:30 am (Wear red and join us today for live guitar music and a special lunch.  Afterwards, indulge in some treats and support the Senior Wellness Center by enjoying the bake sale fundraiser.  100% of the proceeds will be donated to the SWC’s activity fund for future programs and events.)

February 17 – Holiday – Center Closed

February 19 – “What are Personality Types?” by Michele TenEyck, 10:30 am (Michelle Van Eyck returns to discuss the different types of personalities and their traits.)

February 21 – Total Brain Workout: Literary Quiz, 10:30 am (This interactive brain exercise will test your knowledge about the literary “classics” throughout the years.)

February 25 – “Ask the Pharmacist/Brown Bag Event”  by Tina Mavinkurve, RPH & Kaitlyn McGowan, RD, 10:30 am (Local Registered Pharmacist, Tina Mavinkurve and Registered Dietitian, Kaitlyn McGowan will be available to discuss any questions you have about medications and their interactions.  Please bring your prescription medications in a brown bag to the program.)

February 26 – “The World in a Day,” 10:30 am (Take a trip around the globe today!  Clients representing various countries will show you the best of their country including photos, information and healthy food samples.)

February 26 – February Birthday Celebrations, 12:15 pm

February 28 – Dance Performance by the Raritan Valley Community College Dancers, 10:30 am (Get ready for a great show by these talented students!)

 

 

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 a.m.

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

Cards – Daily

Flex, Stretch & Tone with Rose – Tuesday & Thursday

February 3 – Wii Tennis

February 5Free Stroke Screenings with the Kessler Rehabilitation Center

February 7 – Craft: Creating Valentine’s Day Cards

February 10 – Presidential Trivia

February 12 - In-service Day – Center Closed

February 14 – Valentine’s Day Celebration

February 17 – Holiday – Center Closed

February 19 & 26 – Bingo

February 21 – Mind Your Mind Exercises

February 24 – Trip to the Montgomery Senior Center for Mind Teaser Games

February 27 – “Heart Health for the Healthy Lifestyle” by Michele TenEyck, Somerset County Treatment Center

 

 

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 a.m.

Birthdays – 4th Wednesday of Month

Leg Strengthening Exercises – Every Friday, 9:45 – 10:45 a.m.

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

February 3 – 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 & Senior Services.  Please call Lisa Carra for appointment at (908) 526-0175.)

February 3 – Contest Games

February 4 – Potato Leek Soup Tasting with Rachel Simpers, RD, Shoprite/Wakefern Company

February 5 – Wheel of Fortune Game: Love Songs

February 7 – Valentine’s Day Mind Teasers

February 10 - “Keeping Up the Beat” by Caitlin Witucki, MS, Health Promotion Specialist, Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services (Our heart and cardiovascular system, among all the systems in our body, are the most critical to maintain our overall health.  Caitlin will provide an overview of heart disease, risk factors and offer practical tips to prevent or reduce heart disease and to lead a healthier lifestyle.    She will emphasize the need to be proactive and accept the responsibility for our own healthcare.)

February 11- Craft:  Valentine’s Day Decoration

February 11 - “Affordable Health Care Act” – Lunch & Learn Opportunity with Kevin Lynch, President, Somerset County Chapter of the Society for Financial Awareness, 12:30-2:00 pm (Kevin Lynch will conduct this informative program about the Affordable Health Care Act.  Mr. Lynch will give an overview of the AHCA and explain the changes that many Americans can expect as a result.  Program fee is $10.00.)

February 12 – Inservice – Center Closed

February 14 – President’s Day Trivia

February 17 – Holiday – Center Closed

February 18Free Foot & Ankle Screenings with Sharon Joag, DPM, East Brunswick Foot Care

February 20 – Sing A Long with Ken Tekel & Pete Piccirillo on the Banjo and Guitar

February 22 – Operation Shoebox Community Project

February 24 – “What is Unclaimed Property?” by Linda Henderson, State of New Jersey (Linda will be here to discuss how to find out if there is missing money with your name on it.)

February 25 – “All About Dreams” by Audrey Oxenhorn, LCSW

February 26 – “Coyote Cries” by the Somerset County Park Commission

February 28 – Wii Bowling

 

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.

Exercise for Arthritis with Elizabeth – Tuesday & Thursday, 11 a.m. (No class Feb. 4.)

Pool Table – Available Daily

Qigong with Bobbi – Feb. 14 & 26, 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.

Exercise For Arthritis with Elizabeth – Tuesday & Thursday, 11:00 am (No Class on February 4th)

February 4 – “China 100 Years: 1914-2014” by Xiang Yan

February 5 & 19 – Zumba Gold with Elizabeth, 10:30 am

February 7 – “The Life & Work of Faith Ringgold” – Lecture & Paper Collage 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.)

February 8, 15, 22 & 29 – Tai Chi with Herb

February 10 – “The Importance of Balance” by Jeffery Somers, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, Elite Physical Therapy

February 12 – Inservice – Center Closed

February 17 – Holiday – Center Closed

February 24 – Mind Teaser Games

February 28 – “Know the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease” by Rose Berger, Greater New Jersey Alzheimer’s Association (If you know someone who is experiencing memory loss or changes in behavior or thinking skills, it’s time to learn the facts.)

 

 

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

Open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

(Check monthly calendar for schedule updates.)

Bingo Tournament – Every Thursday

Bridge Lessons – Every Friday, 10:30 a.m.

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.

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

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

Line Dancing – Every Friday, 9:30 am

February 3 – “Home, Phone & Life Alert Safety Tips” by the Franklin Township Police Department, 10:30 am

February 4 – “Controlling Bed Bugs” by Lynne Gregory, Coordinator, Pesticides Community Outreach, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2, 10:30 am (The most important step in controlling bed bugs is to learn about them and prevent them from being introduced.  This program will highlight the prevention, detection and control of bed bugs, which are parasites that seek out sleeping people or animals.  Non-chemical and chemical intervention methods will also be discussed.)

February 5 – Craft: Valentine’s Day Card Creation with Joanne

February 6 – “Fire Precaution-Fire Prevention: The Elements of Fire Safety” by the Franklin Township Fire Prevention & Rescue Squad, 10:30 am

February 10 – “Gaining Wisdom: Learn How To Identify and Resolve Conflicts” by the Magic Mirror Players, Somerset Medical Center, 10:45 am

February 11 & 25 – Tai Chi with Bobbi Joels, 10:30 am (Tai Chi as exercise is based on shifting body weight through a series of light, controlled movements that flow rhythmically together into one long, graceful gesture.  Some studies have reported that participants experienced a reduction in pain, fatigue and stiffness and a greater sense of well-being.  Regular tai chi can help reduce falls especially for those with balance problems.)

February 12 – In-service Day – Center Closed

February 14 – A Heart-Warming Experience: Cooking Demonstration for Heart Health with Allison Napolitano, RD, Shoprite/Wakefern Company, 10:30 a.m.

February 17 – Holiday – Center Closed

February 19 – “How to Keep Gold in Your Golden Years: Learning to Live with More Functionality” by the Kessler Rehabilitation Center, 10:30 a.m.

February 21 – Quail Brook Becomes a Movie Theatre, 10:30 a.m. (We will watch Double Indemnity with Edward G. Robinson.)

February 24 – Hands on Demonstration on How to Use Your Home Fire Extinguisher with the Franklin Township Fire Prevention & Rescue Squad, 10:30 am

February 26 - Free Foot & Ankle Screenings with Sharon Joag, DPM, from East Brunswick Foot Care, at 10:30 a.m.

 

 

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

February 3 – “Fall Prevention” by Michele Muscoline

February 5, 19 & 27 – Chair Aerobics

February 6 – Lunar New Year Celebration: Sharing Traditions!

February 7 – Wii Bowling

February 10 – “Making Wise Food Choices When Eating Out” by Nancy Rosa-Mejias, Program Coordinator, Family and Community Health Sciences, Rutgers Cooperative Extension

February 12 – In-service Day – Center Closed

February 13 – Operation Shoebox Community Project

February 14 – Valentine’s Day Trivia

February 17 – Holiday – Center Closed

February 20 – Musical Performance with Tom Flakoll, Violinist

February 21 – “Keeping Up the Beat” by Caitlin Witucki, MS, Health Promotion Specialist, Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services (Our heart and cardiovascular system, among all the systems in our body, are the most critical to maintain our overall health.  Caitlin will provide an overview of heart disease, risk factors and offer practical tips to prevent or reduce heart disease and to lead a healthier lifestyle.    She will emphasize the need to be proactive and accept the responsibility for our own healthcare.)

February 24 - Free Hearing Screenings & Hearing Aid Checks with Farah Said, AuD, Raritan Valley Audiology (No appointment necessary!)

February 26 – Video Match Game

February 28 – “The Power of Positivity” by Betty Epple, 10:45 am (Betty Epple is a club mentor in Toastmasters International.  She will present a program on positivity which is a powerful state of mind.  It can enhance your relationships, improve your health, relieve depression and broaden your mind.  Join us as we start the New Year on a positive note.)

 

 

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– 3 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 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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

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

Knit ‘N Crochet Circle – Every Wednesday, 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

Watercolor Paint Class – Monday and Thursday, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. Advance Registration Required. 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)

February 3 – Wordles with Warren Township E2 Students, 10:30 am (Students from Warren Township’s Enriched Education class will be at the center to create a “Wordle” for each attendee.  What is a “Wordle” you ask?  It is a “word cloud” that is created from text that will be provided by the answers to questions that the students ask.  Using different fonts, layouts, and color schemes, the one-word answers will be artfully arranged to create a personalized Wordle.  The students will return with the actual Wordles at another time.)

February 4 – “Enhancing Your Sense of Taste” by Nancy Rosa-Mejias, Program Coordinator, Family and Community Health Sciences, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, 11:10 am (As people age, they may experience a decrease in the number of taste buds they have.  As a result, people may need greater taste stimulation to experience the four flavors of sweet, salty, sour and bitter.  This program will explain how the taste buds function and change over the years and will offer tasteful solutions to enhance the taste of food.)

February 5Free Blood Pressure Screenings with Susan Anastario, RN, Community Visiting Nurses Association, 10:30 am

February 6 – Black History Month Recognition, 11:10 am (Every February time is set aside to remember and honor African Americans who have done so much to shape our country and the world.  This year, The Father of Black History, Dr. Carter G. Woodson, is being recognized for bringing to light the contributions of Black Americans.  He was instrumental in and is recognized for putting Black history into textbooks.  His beliefs that we do not need a history of selected races or nations, but a history of the world void of national bias, race, hate and religious prejudice and for his extraordinary efforts towards that cause, has earned him the recognition as the Father of Black History.  Learn about Dr. Woodson and then join us as we discuss his accomplishments.)

February 7 & 14 – Senior Olympic Games, 10:00 am

February 7, 14, 21 & 28 – Brains and Games with Adrienne/Hand Bell Practice, 10:30 am

February 10 – “Active Shooter Preparedness” with Officer Dan Gleason, Warren Township Police Department, 10:15 am (Officer Dan Gleason will join us for a very brief talk on what to do if we find ourselves in an active shooter situation.)

February 10 – “Classic Hollywood Romance: On Screen and Off” by Walter Choroszewski, 10:30 am (This program will take us to the roots of American Cinema from the Silent Screen through the Golden Age.  Walter will review some of the best Romantic Movies ever made with stories of the on-screen celebrity couples and their off-screen love lives.  He’ll showcase Hollywood’s longest marriages and contrast with some of the shortest and most unusual romances.)

February 12 – In-service Day – Center Closed

February 17 – Holiday – Center Closed

February 24 – “Keeping Up the Beat” by Caitlin Witucki, MS, Health Promotion Specialist, Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services, 10:30 a.m. (Our heart and cardiovascular system, among all the systems in our body, are the most critical to maintain our overall health.  Caitlin will provide an overview of heart disease, risk factors and offer practical tips to prevent or reduce heart disease and to lead a healthier lifestyle.    She will emphasize the need to be proactive and accept the responsibility for our own healthcare.)