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Somerset County Senior Centers - July Programs

The Senior Centers operated by the Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services announce the July program schedule.  All programs begin at 11:00 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.

Bridge – Tuesday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (Drop in on Tuesdays for more information.)

Computer Lab – Available Daily, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Individual Computer Lessons – On Friday mornings by appointment only. Appointments will resume in September. Please call for more information.

Mahjong – Tuesday & Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (Drop in on Tuesdays and Fridays for more information.)

Pool Sharks – Pool Table Available Daily, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (Call for Availability)

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

Tai Chi – Monday, 1 p.m. The cost is $30 for a six-week session, from June 1 – July 6. Advanced registration is required. Forms are available at the Senior Wellness Center.

Zumba – Wednesday & Friday, 9:30 a.m. Eight-week session begins July 8. Advanced registration is required. The cost is $40 for eight classes or $80 for 16 classes. Forms are available at the Senior Wellness Center. Zumba is an aerobic fitness program featuring movements inspired by various styles of Latin American dance.  There are several benefits of Zumba such as strengthening of the cardiovascular system and bones, improving range of motion and good posture.

July 1 – Total Brain Workout, 10:30 a.m. (Join Kristen for another exciting round of mind games and puzzles.  Please register by June 29th).

July 3 – Holiday – Center Closed

July 7 – “Famous People From New Jersey” by Helen Vasko, 10:30 a.m. (Did you know that there are dozens of celebrities from our very own state?  Helen will discuss who they are and what town they are from).

July 7FREE Blood Pressure Screenings by the Somerset Hills Visiting Nurse Association, 10:30 a.m. (A registered nurse from the Somerset Hills Visiting Nurse Association will be on site to do individual blood pressure screenings.  No appointment is necessary).

July 8 – “How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep” by Rhonda McLemore, Sleep Specialist, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, 10:30 a.m. (Rhonda will speak about the various types of sleep disorders and how to address them).

July 10 – “Timeline New Jersey” by Walter Choroszewski, Photographer, 10:30 a.m.  Travel along a timeline from the primeval dawn of the Highlands through the Ice Age up to the present with Walter Choroszewski.  Meet New Jersey’s first people and early explorers.  Take pride in our Colonial and Revolutionary heritage.  Celebrate the events and numerous “firsts” that make New Jersey special!

July 13 – “Diabetes Prevention: Know the Facts” by Barbara Greenspan, RN, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Somerset, 10:30 a.m. (Barbara will be on site to discuss the high prevalence of diabetes and what you can do to avoid it, or control it if you’ve been diagnosed).

July 15 – “The Mediterranean Diet:  Ancient & Modern” by Cheryl Komline, Registered Dietitian, Bernards Township Health Department, 10:30 a.m. (Cheryl will speak about the health benefits of an eating plan rich in vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds and healthy fat.

July 17 – Round ‘Em Up Rodeo, 10:30 a.m. (Dress the part by wearing your blue jeans and cowboy hats.  Enjoy challenges such as a “shooting gallery”, barrel racing and trivia plus an old-western inspired lunch.  Lasso your seat by July 14th).

July 21 – Minute To Win It Challenge, 10:00 a.m. (Teenage volunteers from the Somerset Hills YMCA will be on site to participate in various “quick on your feet” challenges with us.  Reserve your seat by July 20th).

July 22 – Craft: Seashell Garland Workshop, 10:30 a.m. (What would summer be without seashells?  We will paint and assemble garland with the help of volunteers from Avaya as part of their Global Day of Caring.  Reserve your seat by July 20th).

July 24 – New Jersey Young Artists Art Exhibit, 10:30 a.m. (Today the talented young artists will visit and present their individual artwork in various mediums).

July 27 – “Bach to the Future” by George Marriner Maull, Artist, Director of the Discovery Orchestra, 10:30 a.m. (We will take a special trip to the Warrenbrook Senior Center for an exciting program on the third movement of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 4.  You don’t want to miss this opportunity!)

July 29 – Lunch & a Movie: “The Bucket List,” 10:30 a.m. (The Bucket List is a comedy starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman.  It is a story about two strangers that wind up in the same hospital room and the amazing road trip they take after “breaking out.”  Reserve your seat by July 27th).

July 29 – July Birthday Celebration, 12:15 pm

July 30 – In-Service – Center Closed

July 31 – “10 Commandments of Communicating with People with Disabilities” by Paulann Pierson, Disabilities Coordinator, Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services, 10:00 a.m. (Have you ever been at a loss for words or felt a little awkward when communicating with someone with a disability?  This DVD uses humorous vignettes to deliver its disability awareness message.  Each commandment addresses specific issues that may arise when communicating or working with people with different kinds of disabilities and offers suggestions on the best way to achieve a positive encounter.  Also, meet the new Disabilities Coordinator!)

July 31 – “Bringing History to Life: Landmarks and Historic Sites of Morris County” by Jim DelGuidice, Photographer, 10:30 a.m. (Join New Jersey’s well-known photojournalist as he visits each of the county’s 39 towns and highlights their most interesting features).

 

 

HILLSBOROUGH SENIOR CENTER
339 South Branch Road, Hillsborough, NJ  08844
(908) 369-8700

Open Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Caram – Daily (East Indian Game Similar to Billiards)

Fit & Flex with Rose – Every Tuesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. (Please check monthly calendar for schedule updates.)

Game Room – Open Daily

Stretching – Available Daily

Zumba Gold – Wednesday, 9:15 a.m. Advance registration is required. The cost is $40 for eight classes, which begin June 10. Forms are available at the Hillsborough Senior Center. Zumba is an aerobic fitness program featuring movements inspired by various styles of Latin American dance.  There are several benefits of Zumba such as strengthening of the cardiovascular system and bones, improving range of motion and good posture.)

July 1 – Fourth of July Celebration with Entertainment by Josie Mescallado, Home Instead Senior Care, 10:45 a.m. (Join Josie as she entertains us with a Patriotic Musical Celebration.  Let your spirit sore while you enjoy an uplifting vocal performance from this talented singer).

July 2 – Strange Tales of “Gone With the Wind” (Learn some interesting facts about this enduring book and movie.  An interactive trivia game, “101 Tales: Which True, Which Not?” from the movie will also be featured).

July 3 – Holiday – Center Closed

July 6 – Craft: Mandala Art, 10:15 a.m. (Mandalas are created with intricate geometric patterns that are thought to represent the universe.  The basic Mandala is a square with four “gates” containing a circle.  As an art form they are exquisitely beautiful when color is added).

July 6 – Bingo Bonanza

July 7 – Girl Scout Troop #60711 Bronze Award Presentation, 10:15 a.m. (We will celebrate a wonderful girl scout troop on the completion of their bronze award featuring interactive , mind stimulating program activity boxes they created for the center).

July 7 – Fit and Flex with Rose Featuring Laugh Yoga with Girl Scout Troop #60711

July 8 – Left, Right, Center Dice Game, 10:00 a.m.

July 8 – “Wellness 101” by Rich Loniewski, Living Well 4 Life Center (Richard will share helpful tips on moving, eating and thinking better).

July 9 – “Summer Foot Care Program with FREE Foot & Ankle Screenings with Dr. Sharon Joag, DPM, East Brunswick Foot Care (Swelling, rashes and painful feet can cause problems during the summer months.  Join us as Dr. Joag discusses ways to prevent and alleviate these issues).

July 10 – “All About Salt” by Nancy Rosa Mejias, Program Coordinator, Family and Community Health Sciences, Rutgers Cooperative Extension (How much salt is too much?  Join Nancy as she educates us on finding the hidden sources of salt and how much of it we are actually consuming.  This interactive program features label reading, safe guidelines and salt alternatives.  She will also provide participants with literature to utilize at home).

July 13 – “Self-Defense Basic Safety” by Paul Kilduff & Paul Domen, Master Instructors, Golden Rule Karate & Fitness, 10:30 a.m. (Do you believe that self-defense techniques are just for men and police officers?  You will learn how to improve your safety with basic self-defense moves anyone can learn.  This class will also help you become more aware of your surroundings so you can better protect yourself).

July 14, 21 & 28 – Mahjong Morning, 10:00 a.m. (Have you always wanted to learn how to play Mahjong?  Have you played before but can’t find people to play with?  Tuesday mornings are Mahjong mornings.  Lessons and refreshers will be available).

July 14, 21 & 28 - Mind Your Mind Exercises, 11:15 a.m. (Did you know that solving puzzles or challenging yourself with new mind-stretching exercises can stimulate the brain and enhance your creative and critical thinking processes?  Join Janet for some mind-tingling brain stumpers and a fun-filled, intellectual workout).

July 15 – “Real Estate Staging Class” by Roseanne Aragona, the Aragona Team at RE/MAX, 10:30 a.m. (Ready to put your home on the market but don’t know where to start?  Confused about the best way to showcase your home for everyday use or for sale?  Roseanne will discuss the specifics of getting your home ready to show and tell.  Join us for this informative program and get the secrets straight from the expert).

July 16 – Summer Jingo (Enjoy this twist on the traditional bingo game).

July 17 - “10 Commandments of Communicating with People with Disabilities” by Paulann Pierson, Disabilities Coordinator, Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services, 10:00 a.m. (Have you ever been at a loss for words or felt a little awkward when communicating with someone with a disability?  This DVD uses humorous vignettes to deliver its disability awareness message.  Each commandment addresses specific issues that may arise when communicating or working with people with different kinds of disabilities and offers suggestions on the best way to achieve a positive encounter.  Also, meet the new Disabilities Coordinator!)

July 20 – Ageless Grace Demo Class with Roz Gerken, 9:30 a.m. (Come and join us for a FREE demonstration of the Ageless Grace Exercise Program.  Designed to be done standing or sitting, each of the 21 Ageless Grace tools focuses on different techniques: joint mobility, spinal flexibility, right-left brain coordination, cognitive function, systemic stimulation, balance, confidence and playfulness.  Ageless Grace is based on the cutting edge science of neuroplasticity – the ability of the brain to change structurally and functionally).

July 22 – Cards, Games & Dominoes, 10:00 a.m.

July 22 – July Jeopardy (Join us for a mind stimulating morning of Jeopardy celebrating all things July).

July 23 – Name That Tune (Challenge your memory to guess old and new favorite songs in this hilarious game).

July 24 – Violin Performance by Ivan Zhang (Ivan is a classically trained performer who will captivate the audience with relaxing and exciting music.  You don’t want to miss this!)

July 27 – TED Talks, 10:15 a.m. (Drop in for a lively group discussion after watching a 15 minute TED talk on a thought provoking topic.  For information on TED Talks, visit www.TED.com ).

July 27 – Craft: American Flag Door Hanger (This patriotic craft will be designed utilizing paint sticks, stars, and red, white and blue paint).

July 29 – Good Old Jersey Days Theme Event with Entertainment by the Rubiani Brothers, 10:30 a.m. (This special program will take you for a walk down memory lane.  Interactive displays, a mind stimulating game that will have you guessing famous New Jersey people and a musical performance by the Rubiani Brothers featuring Frank Sinatra, Jersey Boys and more will have us all celebrating).

July 29 – July Birthday Celebration

July 30 – In-Service – Centers Closed

July 31 – Movie: “McFarland,” 9:45 a.m. (A struggling coach and teacher who moved around for different incidents in his career finally comes to one of the poorest cities in America-McFarland, California.  There he discovers buried potential among several high school boys and slowly turns them into championship runners and brings them closer than he could ever imagine).

 

 

MANVILLE SENIOR CENTER
South Third Ave., Manville, NJ 08835
(908) 526-0175

Open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Aerobic Chair Exercise Class sponsored by the Manville Recreation Department - Every Monday & Wednesday, 9:45-10:45 a.m. (Please check monthly calendar for schedule updates.)

Low Impact Aerobic Exercise Class sponsored by the Manville Recreation Department – Every Tuesday, 9:45-10:45 a.m. (Please check monthly calendar for schedule updates.)

Birthdays – 4th Wednesday of Month

Bingo – Weekly, 11:00 a.m. (Please check monthly calendar for schedule updates.)

Zumba Gold Exercise Class – Held on Thursdays, 9:45-10:45 a.m. Zumba is an aerobic fitness program featuring movements inspired by various styles of Latin American dance.  There are several benefits of Zumba such as strengthening of the cardiovascular system and bones, improving range of motion and good posture.

July 1, 15 & 29 – Jingo (Enjoy this twist on the traditional bingo game).

July 2 & 29 – Violin Performance by Ivan Zhang (Ivan is a classically trained performer who will captivate the audience with relaxing and exciting music.  You don’t want to miss this!)

July 3 – Holiday – Center Closed

July 6 – 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 by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services.  Please call Lisa Carra at (908) 526-0175 to schedule an appointment.

July 6 – July Birthday Trivia

July 7 – “Musical Interlude: Songs That you Love” by Josie Mescallado, Home Instead Senior Care (Josie will perform a musical interlude which includes classical, opera, Broadway show tunes and popular classics).

July 8 – Patriotic Singing (Celebrate the Independence Day holiday with some patriotic tunes).

July 10 – Scrapbooking Workshop with Tina Rear, Scrap U 10:30-12:00 pm (How many of you wish that you had archived memories of your loved ones?  Now is your chance!  We will be making a two page scrapbook layout entitled “REMEMBER WHEN.”  Bring 8-10 photos that are special to you, documenting an event or theme.  Capture your experience using special scrapbooking techniques including inking, journaling and matting to enhance your photos.  Please register by July 8th.  There is a $5.00 fee).

July 10 – Craft: Painting Flowers with Water Colors

July 13 - “10 Commandments of Communicating with People with Disabilities” by Paulann Pierson, Disabilities Coordinator, Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services, 10:00 a.m. (Have you ever been at a loss for words or felt a little awkward when communicating with someone with a disability?  This DVD uses humorous vignettes to deliver its disability awareness message.  Each commandment addresses specific issues that may arise when communicating or working with people with different kinds of disabilities and offers suggestions on the best way to achieve a positive encounter.  Also, meet the new Disabilities Coordinator!)

July 14 – New Jersey Young Artists Art Exhibit (Today the talented young artists will visit and present their individual artwork in various mediums).

July 16 - “Summer Foot Care Program with FREE Foot & Ankle Screenings with Dr. Sharon Joag, DPM, East Brunswick Foot Care (Swelling, rashes and painful feet can cause problems during the summer months.  Join us as Dr. Joag discusses ways to prevent and alleviate these issues).

July 17 – Craft: Creating Sun Catchers with Sally Awad, BrightStar Homecare (Enjoy a day of painting sun catchers with Sally.  You can choose to keep your creation or give to a loved one as a gift).

July 20 – Wheel of Fortune: Sports Cliché Week

July 21 – Zucchini Noodle Salad Demonstration by Samantha Nunzio, Registered Dietitian, Shoprite/Wakefern

July 23 – “Ancient Egypt” by the Morris Museum, 10:30 a.m. (Today we will take a special trip to the Quail Brook Senior Center for a program that will offer a hands-on, interactive learning experience using museum artifacts, reproductions and exhibits.  You will discover the significance of scarabs, bulls, lions and cats in the lives of ancient Egyptians, get up close and personal with Egyptian Gods through examining everyday objects and be able to observe the mummy-making process by which the human body was preserved in order to enjoy life after death).

July 24 – Trivia Mania (Did you know that solving puzzles or challenging yourself with new mind-stretching exercises can stimulate the brain and enhance your creative and critical thinking processes?  Join Lisa for some mind-tingling brain stumpers and a fun-filled, intellectual workout).

July 27 – Dominoes with Al (Today dominoes are played all over the world and is particularly popular in Latin America.  Join Al in a relaxing atmosphere and have an opportunity to win prizes).

July 30 – In-Service – Center Closed

July 31 – Create a “Laugh It Up” Bulletin Board (The importance of laughter is proven, so come join us as we create a “Laugh It Up Bulletin Board.”  Bring in a copy of your favorite jokes, comics, funny photos, etc...)

 

 

MONTGOMERY SENIOR CENTER
 356 Skillman Rd, Skillman, NJ  08558

(609) 466-0846

Open Monday-Friday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Please check monthly calendar for schedule updates.

Beginner Computer Class with Susan – Every 2nd and 4th Friday, 10:30 a.m. (Limited Seating. Call to Register.)

Card Game “3-13” – Most Fridays, 10 a.m.

Crocheting with Jocelyn – Every Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.

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

Exercise for Arthritis with Elizabeth – Tuesday & Thursday, 11:00 a.m. (Please check monthly calendar for schedule updates.)

Healthy Bones Exercise Class – Every Wednesday, 10:15 a.m. (Advanced registration required. Doctor’s Note Needed for Class.)

Modern American Mahjong – Please call for more information

Montgomery EMS Blood Pressure Screening – Third Monday of the Month, 9:45 a.m.

Pool Table – Available Daily

Qigong with Bobbi – Every Other Wednesday, 10:15 a.m.

Silver Strength with Linda – Every Monday, 10:15 a.m.

Tai Chi with Herb – Every Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. (Please check monthly calendar for schedule updates.)

Theatre Jazz with Dawn – Most Thursdays, 10:15 a.m.

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

Zumba Gold with Elizabeth – Every Other Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. Zumba is an aerobic fitness program featuring movements inspired by various styles of Latin American dance.  There are several benefits of Zumba such as strengthening of the cardiovascular system and bones, improving range of motion and good posture.

July 2 - “10 Commandments of Communicating with People with Disabilities” by Paulann Pierson, Disabilities Coordinator, Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services, 10:00 a.m. (Have you ever been at a loss for words or felt a little awkward when communicating with someone with a disability?  This DVD uses humorous vignettes to deliver its disability awareness message.  Each commandment addresses specific issues that may arise when communicating or working with people with different kinds of disabilities and offers suggestions on the best way to achieve a positive encounter.  Also, meet the new Disabilities Coordinator!)

July 3 – Holiday – Center Closed

July 6 – “Making the Most Out of Your Memory” by Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Somerset

July 6 – Summer Scrapbooking Workshop with Tina Rear, Scrap U, 1:00-2:30 pm (If you want to take a class on the art of scrapbooking, then this is the class for you.  Each week, participants will create a new custom layout based on a different theme.  Techniques will include ways to texturize the scrapbook with inks, decorative punches and embellishments.  The cost of the workshop is $40, which includes all supplies.  Please make sure to register by July 1st).

July 8, 22 & 29 – Laughter Class with Denise Crowley, Certified Laughter Leader, 10:30 a.m.

July 2, 9, 16 & 23 – Bocce Ball, 10:15 a.m. (Today’s version of bocce ball has elements of bowling, horseshoes, shuffleboard and billiards.  The game requires strategy and accuracy and can be enjoyed by players of all ages and athletic abilities).

July 9, 16 & 23 – Mahjong Mornings, 10:00-12:00 pm (Have you always wanted to learn how to play Mahjong?  Have you played before but can’t find people to play with?  Thursday mornings are Mahjong mornings.  Lessons and refreshers will be available).

July 10 – Performance by the Dance Factory Tour Team, 10:00 a.m.

July 13 - “Celebrating Our Differences” by Maryanne Ross, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Somerset

July 17 – “The Life & Work of Peter Max” – Lecture & Painting on Plastic Workshop, Art of the Master’s Program by Creative Notions, 10:30 a.m. (Fifteen minute lecture has unlimited attendance.  Art project has a 16 person maximum.  Call (609) 466-0846 to reserve your seat).

July 24 – Trip to the Montgomery Lower Middle School for the Production of “Cinderella” 10:30 a.m.

July 27 – “Staying Healthy in 2015” by Lois Glasser, LCSW, Oncology Social Worker, CancerCare of New Jersey

July 30 – In-Service – Center Closed

July 31 – Hawaiian Luau, 10:30 a.m. (Come and join us for an exciting event.  Enjoy hula dancing lessons, lively island music and much more.  Make sure to wear your favorite luau-inspired attire).

 

 

QUAIL BROOK SENIOR CENTER
625 New Brunswick Rd., Somerset, NJ 08873
(732) 563-4213

 Open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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

Body & Brain Yoga with Lucy Pagnetti – Monday, 10:30 a.m. ($5.00 donation is suggested per class)

Computer Instruction – Every Monday, 9:00-12:00 pm (Please call for appointment.)

Healthy Bones Exercise Class with Joan Ackerman – Monday, 9:15 a.m. (Doctor’s Note Needed for Class)

Line Dancing – Every Friday, 9:30 a.m.

Outdoor Shuffleboard and Horseshoes – Available Daily and Weather Permitting

Variety of Board & Card Games (such as Dominoes & Checkers) – Available Daily

Tai Chi with Bobbi Joels – Every Other Tuesday, 10:30 am

July 1 – “Draw Yourself Silly: Boardwalk Caricatures” with Karen Haake, Local Artist, 10:30 a.m.

July 2 – Craft: Create Patriotic Tabletop Luminaries by Willow Creek Rehabilitation Center Staff, 10:30 a.m.

July 3 – Holiday – Center Closed

July 6 – “Pillow Talk: Design and Paint Accent Pillows” with Karen Haake, Local Artist, 10:30 a.m. (Participants will use acrylic paints to embellish pillows, both of which will be provided FREE).

July 7 – “The Mural of the Story: Phase 2 of Quail Brook’s Art Project” by Emily Russoniello, Local Artist and Villagers Theatre Supporter, 10:30 a.m. (Emily will engage participants to create a mural representing beautiful depictions of individual passions, talents and countries of origin). 

July 7, 14, 21 & 28 – Quail Brook’s Continuing Art Institute with Karen Haake, Local Artist, 1:00-3:00 pm

July 8 – “Substitute Smarts: Lecture, Demonstration & Tasting” by Zaira Ahmed, Registered Dietitian, Willow Creek Rehabilitation Center, 10:30 a.m. (Zaira will teach about food substitutes and being budget conscious).

July 9, 16, 21, 31 – “Take Control of Your Health: Chronic Disease Self-Management” by Caitlin Witucki, MS, Health Promotion Specialist, Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services, 10:30 a.m. (This Chronic Disease Self-Management Program is a 6 part highly interactive workshop designed to give people with chronic conditions, such as arthritis, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, asthma, etc., and/or their caregivers the knowledge and the skills needed to take a more active role in their health care.  Participants gain confidence and motivation to manage their health and feel more positive about life.  The program is supported, in part by grant number 90CS0042-02-00 from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington D.C., 20201.  Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions.  Points of view or opinion do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy). Parts 5 and 6 will be held on August 6 and 13.

July 13 - Summer Scrapbooking Workshop with Tina Rear, Scrap U, 10:30 a.m. (If you want to take a class on the art of scrapbooking, then this is the class for you.  Each week, participants will create a new custom layout based on a different theme.  Techniques will include ways to texturize the scrapbook with inks, decorative punches and embellishments.

July 14 – “The Mind, Body & Spirit Connection: Movement, Exercise & Cognitive Health” by Dr. Rashmi Srinivas, Summit Medical Group, Bridgewater Family Medicine, 10:30 a.m.

July 14 & 16 – “AARP Smart Driver Course” 1:00-4:00 pm (This is a classroom driver-improvement course that will teach motorists about new traffic laws and defensive driving techniques.  You will receive 2 points off your license and 5% of your insurance for three years.  The fee for AARP members is $15.00 and $20.00 for non-members).

July 15 – “Go Green: An Environmental Initiative on Energy Conservation, Recycling, What is Upcycling & our Carbon Footprint”.  By Walter Andrews, Chairman, TPL Green Committee, 10:30 a.m.

July 17 – “Expressive Connections: Poetry & Readings” by Karen Haake, Local Artist, 10:30-11:15 am (Put yourself in the footsteps of an individual who overcame a life changing illness yet through words of beauty found courage, inspiration and heart to live their lives to the fullest).

July 21 – “Armchair Travel to Eastern Europe” by Dorothy & Irwin Vogel, 10:30 a.m. (Take a virtual tour of Eastern European countries compliments of local residents Dorothy and Irwin Vogel). Please call for confirmation.

July 22 – “Hot Summer Days: Fire Protection, Prevention & Heat Stress Help” by Erik Michelsen, Franklin Township Fire Department

July 23 - “Ancient Egypt” by the Morris Museum, 10:30 a.m. (This is a program that will offer an interactive learning experience using museum artifacts, reproductions and exhibits.  You will discover the significance of scarabs, bulls, lions and cats in the lives of ancient Egyptians, get up close and personal with Egyptian Gods through examining everyday objects and be able to observe the mummy-making process by which the human body was preserved in order to enjoy life after death).

July 24 - “10 Commandments of Communicating with People with Disabilities” by Paulann Pierson, Disabilities Coordinator, Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services, 10:30 a.m. (Have you ever been at a loss for words or felt a little awkward when communicating with someone with a disability?  This DVD uses humorous vignettes to deliver its disability awareness message.  Each commandment addresses specific issues that may arise when communicating or working with people with different kinds of disabilities and offers suggestions on the best way to achieve a positive encounter.  Also, meet the new Disabilities Coordinator!)

July 27 – Quail Brook’s Third Annual Golf Tournament, 10:30 a.m.

July 28 – “Heat & Mental Acuity” by Snehal Davda, PT, DPT, Kessler Rehabilitation Center, 10:30 a.m.

July 29 – “Living Longer, Better & Beautifully” by Cynthia Voorhees, RN, Eldercare Administrator, Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services, 10:30 a.m.

July 30 – In-Service – Center Closed

 

 

RARITAN SENIOR CENTER
Somerset County Annex, 614 First Ave., Raritan, NJ 08869
(908) 203-0001

 Open Monday-Friday 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Body & Brain Yoga with Lucy Pagnetti –Monday, 1:00 p.m. Advance registration is required. Bring a mat or you can use a chair. A $5 donation is suggested for the class.

Caram – Daily (East Indian Game Similar to Billiards)

Cards (Uno, Canasta and Bunko) –Daily

Pool – Available Every Day

Table Shuffleboard/Rummikub, Air Hockey and Dominoes – Daily

July 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 – Hatha Yoga with Bharti Trivedi, 10:45 a.m. (Hatha Yoga incorporates body postures, controlled breathing and meditation.  There are many different benefits of Hatha Yoga, including stretching and aligning the body, improved balance and flexibility, a supple spine and improved circulation).

July 1, 8, 10 & 29 – Wii Games (Bowling, Baseball or Tennis)

July 2 – Discussion: How many Ways Can You Prepare Beans? (July is National Bean Month.  Learn everything you need to know about this healthy “gem”).

July 3 – Holiday – Center Closed

July 6 – Presidential Jingo (Enjoy this twist on the traditional bingo game).

July 7 – “How to Probate a Will: The Basics of Estate Planning & Estate Administration” by Frank Bruno, Somerset County Surrogate’s Office (What should be included in an estate plan?  What is a self-proving will?  Where should I store a will?  What are the various types of powers of attorney?  Should I consider a living trust?  When is a will admitted to probate?  How do I begin the process?  What if there is no will?  Attend this program and learn all you need to know about probating a will).

July 9 – “How to Supplement Your Income in Your Senior Years” by Toni Natale, Pathstone Training Employment Program (The Pathstone Training Employment Program provides job training opportunities for lower income older adults as a way to develop their employment skills).

July 10 – Left, Right, Center Dice Game

July 13 – “Understanding Domestic Violence” by Veronica Finlay, Somerset County Resource Center (Domestic abuse can happen to anyone, is inflicted in a variety of ways and is a rampant problem right here in our community.  Learn what the effects of domestic abuse are on those who witness it in their homes and how the cycle of violence repeats itself generationally.  Learn how a community can come together to break the cycle of violence and move towards a society free of domestic abuse).

July 14 – Around the House Jingo (Enjoy this twist on the traditional bingo game).

July 15 - Violin Performance by Ivan Zhang (Ivan is a classically trained performer who will captivate the audience with relaxing and exciting music.  You don’t want to miss this!)

July 16 – Trivia: Extraordinary Facts (Expand your mind one fact at a time with these mind-tingling brain stumpers).

July 17 – Girl Scouts Knitting Program (The girl scouts will share their knitting skills and creations).

July 20 – Mind Your Mind: Flexible Thinking Exercises (Did you know that solving puzzles or challenging yourself with new mind-stretching exercises can stimulate the brain and enhance your creative and critical thinking processes?  Join Lynda for some mind-tingling brain stumpers and a fun-filled, intellectual workout).

July 23 - “Summer Foot Care Program with FREE Foot & Ankle Screenings with Dr. Sharon Joag, DPM, East Brunswick Foot Care (Swelling, rashes and painful feet can cause problems during the summer months.  Join us as Dr. Joag discusses ways to prevent and alleviate these issues).

July 24 – Cards, Caram & Dominoes – Your Choice!

July 27 – Silver Strength

July 28 – Food Jingo (Enjoy this twist on the traditional bingo game).

July 30 – In-Service – Center Closed

July 31 – Game Day – Your Choice!

 

 

WARRENBROOK SENIOR CENTER
500 Warrenville Rd., Warren, NJ 07059
(908) 753-9440

Open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Ballroom Dancing – Every Tuesday & Wednesday, 1-3 p.m.

Bingo – Every Tuesday & Thursday, 10:30 a.m.

Bridge – Every Tuesday, 1 p.m. (Canceled July 14.)

Caram Board Game – Daily (East Indian Game Similar to Billiards)

Exercise with Sabina – Every Wednesday, 10:45 a.m. (Canceled July 6.) Enjoy an energizing class suitable for beginner and intermediate levels. Exercise with Sabina will boost your energy level, reduce stress and help tone your body by using resistance bands, exercise balls and dance moves.

Computer Instruction – Monday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Advanced Registration Required)

Computer Room – Call for Availability

Healthy Bones Exercise Class – Every Wednesday & Friday, 10 a.m. (Advanced registration required. Doctor’s Note Needed for Class.)

Lending Library – Open Daily, Monday through Friday

Line Dancing – Every Monday, 1-3 p.m.

Oil Painting – Every Wednesday, 9-11 a.m.

Pool Room – Open Daily, Monday through Friday

Watercolor Paint Class – Monday & Thursday, 9-11:30 a.m. (Advanced Registration Required)

Zumba Gold Exercise Class – Monday, 10:45-11:30 a.m., Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. (Zumba is an aerobic fitness program featuring movements inspired by various styles of Latin American dance.  There are several benefits of Zumba such as strengthening of the cardiovascular system and bones, improving range of motion and good posture. Advanced Registration Required.  Call for Information.)

July 2 – Mind Your Mind: Language Communication Exercises, 11:15 a.m. (Did you know that solving puzzles or challenging yourself with new mind-stretching exercises can stimulate the brain and enhance your creative and critical thinking processes?  Join Gwen for some mind-tingling brain stumpers and a fun-filled, intellectual workout).

July 3 – Holiday – Center Closed

July 6 - “10 Commandments of Communicating with People with Disabilities” by Paulann Pierson, Disabilities Coordinator, Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services, 10:00 a.m. (Have you ever been at a loss for words or felt a little awkward when communicating with someone with a disability?  This DVD uses humorous vignettes to deliver its disability awareness message.  Each commandment addresses specific issues that may arise when communicating or working with people with different kinds of disabilities and offers suggestions on the best way to achieve a positive encounter.  Also, meet the new Disabilities Coordinator!)

July 8 – Revolutionary Tea with “History on the Hoof” Program by Stacy Roth, New Jersey Council for the Humanities, 10:30 a.m. (Why was tea so important in the lives of 18th century people that fashion-conscious families posed for portraits with their tea sets?  Did Great Britain lose her American Colonies over “the cup that cheers?”  Find out in this unusual costumed presentation of tea lore, history, songs, poetry, living history display and demonstration.  Do you remember the Stamp Act?  The Tea Act?  View a Boston Tea Party timeline and sample some 18th century teas that are still being served today.  Reservations are required by Thursday, July 2nd.  This program is funded by the Horizons Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities).

July 10 – “Timeline New Jersey” by Walter Choroszewski, Photographer, 10:30 a.m. (We will take a trip to the Senior Wellness Center and travel with Walter along a timeline from the primeval dawn of the Highlands through the Ice Age up to the present.  Meet New Jersey’s first people and early explorers.  Take pride in our Colonial and Revolutionary heritage.  Celebrate the events and numerous “firsts” that make New Jersey special!)

July 13 – Surprise Visit by a Famous 50’s and 60’s Redhead, 10:30 a.m. (Need some clues?  She was an actress, comedian, model, film studio executive and was the star of several sitcoms).

July 14 - Ageless Grace Demo Class with Roz Gerken, 10:30 a.m. (Come and join us for a FREE demonstration of the Ageless Grace Exercise Program.  Designed to be done standing or sitting, each of the 21 Ageless Grace tools focuses on different techniques: joint mobility, spinal flexibility, right-left brain coordination, cognitive function, systemic stimulation, balance, confidence and playfulness.  Ageless Grace is based on the cutting edge science of neuroplasticity – the ability of the brain to change structurally and functionally).

July 17 – “Card Shark” Card Games, 10:30 a.m. (Join Luke and Vincent as they play card and dice games to stimulate the mind).

July 20 – Lunch & a Movie: “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” 10:30 a.m. (An award-winning, all-star cast, led by Judi Dench, Bill Nighly, Maggie Smith and Tom Wilkinson, lights up this “buoyant comedy laced with genuine emotion.”  When seven cash-strapped seniors decide to “outsource” their retirement to a resort in far-off India, friendship and romance blossom in the most unexpected ways).

July 21 – “Eating In Season” by Rachel Simpers, Registered Dietitian, Shoprite/Wakefern, 11:15 a.m. (Learn what fruits and vegetables are fresh, in season and available in our area.  “Eating in Season” means less packaging needed to wrap and secure these items and ultimately means they will be more flavorful and contain more of their natural nutrient value.  A list of local Farmer’s Market locations will be available).

July 22 – “Unused Medication Drop-Off Opportunity” with Officer Thomas Wallace, Somerset County Sheriff’s Department, 9:30-10:30 a.m. (Officer Wallace will be at the center to collect any unused or expired medications.  Please take advantage of the safe way to dispose of your medications.  Center staff cannot accept unused medications without the Sheriff’s Officer being present).

July 24 – “Drumming Circle and its Health Benefits” by Sharon Silverstein, Living at Peace, 10:30 a.m. (A Drumming Circle feeds the mind, body and spirit.  It’s a holistic experience that leaves a person feeling a sense of joy!  It is an ancient approach that uses rhythm to promote healing and self-expression.  Drumming has been known to induce deep relaxation, lower blood pressure and reduce stress.  Drumming has also been used as a form of communication and community building.  Sharon Silverstein is the founder and president of Living at Peace.  Sharon facilitates drumming circles for health and wellness and she has been featured on local cable television and radio programs, in local and county newspapers and in national magazines.  Participation in the inner drumming circle has an 18 person maximum.  Advanced registration is required for participation in the inner drumming circle.  Limited participation space is available outside the drumming circle.  Drums and other percussion instruments will be provided for 35 participants).

July 27 – “Bach to the Future” by George Marriner Maull, Artist, Director of the Discovery Orchestra, 10:30 a.m. (Explore the third movement of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 4.  This concerto is generally considered as a genuine triple concerto for violin and two flutes.  Some musicologists feel it is a violin concerto, and the most virtuoso Bach ever wrote.  Join us and decide for yourself as we go through the blueprint of this famous piece).

July 30 – In-Service – Center Closed

July 31 – “Bringing History to Life: Landmarks and Historic Sites of Morris County” by Jim DelGuidice, Photographer, 10:30 a.m. (Today we will take a trip to the Senior Wellness Center and join New Jersey’s well-known photojournalist as he visits each of the county’s 39 towns and highlights their most interesting features).

 

 

The Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services operates seven multipurpose facilities that offer a variety of educational, recreational and entertaining activities for active older adults, including wellness programs and health screenings. The centers are accessible to individuals with disabilities. 

 

Somerset County senior centers offer a wide range of experiences designed for lifelong enrichment in a social and uplifting atmosphere, intended to positively impact overall health. Many of these programs are funded, in part, through the Older Americans Act.

 

Help the Office on Aging and Disability Services improve existing services by taking a Needs Assessment Survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CB68ZG7). The purpose of this survey is to get the opinions of residents on what services are needed to ensure quality of life for older adults. We will use this information to guide decisions about the provision of community-based senior services in Somerset County.