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Somerset County Senior Centers Announce July Activities

Submitted by the Somerset County Board of Freeholders


Freeholder Robert Zaborowski, human services liaison, announced that county senior centers, operated by the Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services, have released their July 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 Lab – Daily, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Call for Availability)

Group Computer Instruction: Monday, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Four week session: July 7, 14, 21, 28

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 a.m. **Please check monthly calendar updates**

Tai Chi – Monday, 1:00 p.m. (June 9 – July 14) Advanced registration is required.

Zumba – Wednesdays & Fridays, 9:30 a.m. (June 18 – Aug. 15; No class week of June 30) Advance registration is required. Forms are available at the Senior Wellness Center. Fee is $40 for 8 classes; or $80 for 16 classes. 

July 1 – “Your Ideal Vacation” by Helen Vasko, 10:30 a.m. (Helen Vasko leads this discussion on what your favorite vacation spot is and also where your dream vacation would be).

July 1 – Free Blood Pressure Screenings with Laura Cummings, RN, BSN, Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills, 10:30 a.m.

July 2 – Bingo, 10:30 a.m. (Try your luck today to win some great prizes!)

July 4 – Holiday – Center Closed

July 8 – Total Brain Workout, 10:30 a.m. (This in an interactive series of brain exercises that will include timed puzzles).

July 9 – “Music, Mood & Memory” by Sue Lyons, Certified Recreation Therapist, 10:30 a.m.(Sue Lyons will discuss why and how to use music to improve your memory.  She will explain some basics about memory problems, the factors that promote brain health, how music in particular can be used to strengthen memories and ideas of what you can do at home, especially with music to stimulate your brain.  She is the former director of memory care at an assisted living facility and currently the Support Group Facilitator at the Alzheimer’s Association).

July 11 – “Bach to the Future” by George Marriner Maull, Artistic Director of the Discovery Orchestra, 10:30 a.m. (We are so fortunate to have Maestro George Marriner Maull return 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 15 – Free Cholesterol Screenings by the Astra Health Center, 10:00-12:00 p.m. (A representative from Astra Health Center will be on hand to conduct free cholesterol screenings.  No appointment is necessary).

July 15 – “AARP Defensive Driving Course” – Lunch & Learn Opportunity, 9:00-3:00 p.m.(Any licensed driver may take this course to sharpen driving skills plus receive a 5% discount on insurance premiums for 3 years.  AARP members $15 and Non AARP members $20.  Lunch is available for a donation of $2 for those over age 60 and $6.75 for those under age 60).

July 16 – “Musical Interlude: Songs That You Love” by Josie Mescallado, 10:30 a.m. (Josie Mescallado returns to perform a Musical Interlude which will include classical, opera, Broadway show tunes and popular classics).

July 18 – Rubber Stamping Unique Cards with Gerry, 10:30 a.m. (Gerry will be here to conduct a workshop on making unique greeting cards using rubber stamps.  Please reserve your seat by July 16th).

July 22 – “Heart Health: Keeping Up the Beat” by Caitlin Witucki, MS, Health Promotion Specialist, Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services, 10:30 a.m. (In this program created by the New Jersey Geriatric Education Center, UMDNJ – School of Osteopathic Medicine and the New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging, participants will learn to describe the effects of high cholesterol and high blood pressure on heart disease, define HDL and LDL, identify lifestyle changes for health and describe the importance of heart disease prevention and having a healthier heart).

July 23 – “Volunteers of America: Supportive Services for Veterans and their Families” 10:0 a.m. (Volunteers have organized this division to offer services to support our veterans and their families while they are away as well as when they transition back home).

July 25 – “BBQ Safety Tips” by Kaitlyn McGowan, RD, Shoprite/Wakefern Company, 10:30 a.m. (Kaitlyn will speak about ways to keep your favorite foods safe at picnics this summer).

July 29 – “Social Media Educational Workshop” by AT&T, 10:30 a.m. (AT&T will conduct an educational program on a variety of electronic gadgets that exist (i.e. iPads, Blackberries, etc.) discuss how they work, how to select when purchasing, etc. and then will offer a technical assistance segment where attendees can bring their own devices and ask for operational help).

July 30 – “Masters of the Louvre” by Walter Choroszewski, New Jersey Photographer, Author and Advocate of State Pride, 10:30 a.m. (Walter Choroszewski presents this wonderful journey through the history of art displayed at the Louvre in France).

July 30 – July Birthday Celebrations, 12:15 p.m.

 

 

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

Open Monday-Friday, 9:30 – 2:00 p.m.

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

July 1 – Visit to the Manville Senior Center for Bag Pipe Performance by Matt Thiel

July 4 – Holiday – Center Closed

July 7 – July Brain Teasers

July 10 – “Keeping Your Mind Sharp” by Caitlin Witucki, MS, Health Promotion Specialist, Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services (In this program created by the New Jersey Geriatric Education Center, UMDNJ – School of Osteopathic Medicine and the New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging, participants will learn to recognize the effects of normal aging on the brain, implement several ways to improve brain function and help prevent senior moments with specific “brain exercises.”)

July 11 – Visit to the Manville Senior Center for “Clean Heart” program by Jeannette Grimes, MHS, American Diabetes Association

July 14 – Craft:  Painting Flowers with Watercolors

July 18 – Wii Bowling

July 21 – Mind Your Mind: Using Language Word Association Exercises

July 23 – “BBQ and Summer Salads Demonstration and Tasting” by Rachel Simpers, RD, Shoprite/Wakefern Company

July 25 – Dean Martin Variety Show

July 28 – Visit to the Manville Senior Center for “Poison Control Program” by Steve Ross, New Jersey Poison Control Center

July 28 – Visit to the Montgomery Senior Center for “Social Media Educational Workshop” – Lunch & Learn Opportunity by AT&T, 1:00-3:00 p.m. (AT&T will conduct an educational program on a variety of electronic gadgets that exist (i.e. iPads, Blackberries, etc.) discuss how they work, how to select when purchasing, etc. and then will offer a technical assistance segment where attendees can bring their own devices and ask for operational help).

 

 

MANVILLE SENIOR CENTER

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

Open Monday-Friday, 9:00 – 2:30 p.m.

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

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

July 1 – Bag Pipe Performance by Matt Thiel

July 3 – Interesting Facts About Independence Day

July 3 – Dominoes with Al

July 4 – Holiday – Center Closed

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

July 7 – Pass the Pig Dice Game

July 8 – “Healthy Eating” by Allison Napolitano, RD, Shoprite/Wakefern Company

July 10 – Craft:  Create a Seashore Banner with Cathy

July 11 – “Clean Heart” by Jeannette Grimes, MHS, American Diabetes Association

July 14 – Laugh It Up Bulletin Board:  Please Bring Jokes to Share

July 15 – “Safety Tips For Walking” by Joyce Tiemans, RideWise

July 17 – Fun Facts About the Galapagos Turtles

July 17 – Craft: Painting with Watercolors

July 18 – Memory Game

July 21 – “Plant and You Shall Grow” by BrightStar Lifecare

July 22 – “Home Sharing” by Nao Margolin, Social Worker, Home Sharing Inc.

July 24 – Indoor Beach Volley Ball Practice

July 25 – Operation Shoebox Community Project

July 28 – “Poison Control” by Steve Ross, New Jersey Poison Control Center

July 29 – “Importance of Stretching” by Caitlin Witucki, MS, Health Promotion Specialist, Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services

July 31 – Visit to the Quail Brook Senior Center for “Beach Party” with Entertainment by DJ Gio10:30-12:30 p.m.

 

 

MONTGOMERY SENIOR CENTER 
356 Skillman Rd, Skillman, NJ

(609) 466-0846

Open Monday-Friday, 10:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Birthday Celebrations – Last Friday of the Month

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

Bridge – Every Friday, 10:15 a.m.

Card Game “3-13” – Most Fridays, 10:00 a.m.

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

Computer Class – Cancelled until late September

Exercise for Arthritis with Elizabeth – Most Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11 a.m.

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

Pool Table – Available Daily

Qigong with Bobbi – Every Wednesday starting July 16, 10:15 a.m.

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

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

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

Zumba Gold with Elizabeth – 10:30 a.m., July 3, 17, 24 and 31

July 2, 9 & 22 – Laughter Class with Denise Crowley, Certified Laughter Leader, 10:30 a.m. (Learn the benefits of laughter.)

July 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 – Tai chi with Herb

July 3, 17, 24 & 31 – Zumba Gold with Elizabeth, 10:30 a.m.

July 4 – Holiday – Center Closed

July 7 – Greek Hangman

July 10 - “Hands On” Origami Program at 10:30 a.m. with Joy Ann Lara, sponsored by the Horizon Foundation (Origami offers the opportunity to challenge the mind, building on innate talents and abilities through a variety of mentally challenging tasks.  Join us for this paper folding challenge that will turn a piece of paper into a new creation. This workshop is limited and reservations are 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).

July 11 – “The Life & Work of Leonardo Da Vinci” – Lecture & Oil Pastels 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.  Advanced registration for art project is required).

July 14 – “Self Defense and Basic Safety” by Paul Kilduff and Paul Domen, Master Instructors, Golden Rule Karate and Fitness (Do you believe that self-defense techniques are just for men and police officers?  Learn how to improve your safety with basic self-defense moves anyone of any age can learn.  This class will also help you become more aware of your surroundings so you can better protect yourself wherever you go).

July 18 – Say Yes to the Dress, 10:30 a.m. (David’s Bridal will be coming to the center to help us with bride and bridesmaid dresses for our mock Greek Wedding).

July 21 – “Stress” by Lois Glasser, Cancer Care of New Jersey

July 25 – My Big Fat Greek Wedding, 10:30 a.m. (You are all invited to celebrate Montgomery’s version of My Big Fat Greek Wedding.  Please call to RSVP by Thursday, July 24th).

July 28 – “The Story on How Coco (The Cutest Shih Tzu) Became a Therapy Dog, by Kate Domen (Meet Coco and learn how dogs are trained to bring joy to all they visit).

July 28 – “Social Media Educational Workshop” – Lunch & Learn Opportunity by AT&T, 1:00-3:00 p.m. (AT&T will conduct an educational program on a variety of electronic gadgets that exist (i.e. iPads, Blackberries, etc.) discuss how they work, how to select when purchasing, etc. and then will offer a technical assistance segment where attendees can bring their own devices and ask for operational help. Please make reservations by no later than Friday, July 25th).

 

 

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)

Computer Instruction – Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Advance registration required.

Games (i.e., Scrabble, Dominos, Checkers, Yahtzee) – Daily

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

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

July 1 – “Around the World in 45 Minutes: A Pictorial Journey to Places You’ve Never Visited” by the Members of the Franklin High School National Honor Society, 10:30 a.m.

July 2, 8 & 30 – Movement For Life: A Unique Way to Exercise with Joanne, 10:30 a.m.

July 4 – Holiday – Center Closed

July 7 – “Smooth Sailing Into Summer: Design, Make & Taste Nutritious Smoothies” by Allison Napolitano, RD, Shoprite/Wakefern Company, 10:30 a.m.

July 9 – “Calling All Volunteers: Franklin Township FireFighters, Heavy Rescue & Scuba Volunteers: Lecture, Equipment & and Truck Hands On Demonstration, 10:30 a.m.

July 9 - “Social Media Educational Workshop” – Lunch & Learn Opportunity by AT&T, 1:00-3:00 p.m. (AT&T will conduct an educational program on a variety of electronic gadgets that exist (i.e. iPads, Blackberries, etc.) discuss how they work, how to select when purchasing, etc. and then will offer a technical assistance segment where attendees can bring their own devices and ask for operational help).

July 14 – Second Annual Golf Tournament with the Quail Brook Lady Swinging Seniors, 10:30 a.m.

July 15 – Movie: “My Fair Lady” 10:30 a.m.

July 16 – Road Trip: A Mystery Outing Filled with Adventure, 10:00 a.m.

July 18 – Free Hearing Screenings by Saint Peter’s University Hospital, 10:30 a.m.

July 21 – “How To Be Medication Smart” by the Rite Aid Pharmacy, 10:30 a.m.

July 22 & 29 – Tai Chi with Bobbi Joels, 10:30 a.m. (Tai chi is based on shifting body weight through a series of light, controlled movements that flow rhythmically together into one long, graceful gesture.  Studies have reported that some participants experience a reduction in pain, fatigue and stiffness and gain a greater sense of well-being.  Regular tai chi can help reduce falls, especially for those with balance problems).

July 23 – “Echota Cherokee Traders: The Eastern Woodlands Native American Indians” 10:30 a.m.

July 28 – “Body & Brain Yoga: Learn to Breathe, Relax and Experience Self-Discovery” by Lucy Pagnetti, Certified Yoga & Meditation Instructor, 10:30 a.m.

July 31 – “Bring the Beach to the Party” with Entertainment by DJ Gio, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30p.m.

 

 

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

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

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

July 1 – Name that Tune with Meredith Krantz, Avalon Assisted Living

July 3 – “Self Defense and Basic Safety” by Paul Kilduff and Paul Domen, Master Instructors, Golden Rule Karate and Fitness (Do you believe that self-defense techniques are just for men and police officers?  Learn how to improve your safety with basic self-defense moves anyone of any age can learn.  This class will also help you become more aware of your surroundings so you can better protect yourself wherever you go).

July 4 – Holiday – Center Closed

July 7 – Rubber Stamping Program: Creating All Occasion Cards

July 9 – Mind Your Mind: Memory Exercises

July 10 & 30 – Chair Aerobics

July 11 – “The Story of How Coco (The Cutest Shih Tzu) Became a Therapy Dog” by Kate Domen (Meet Coco and learn how dogs are trained to bring joy to all they visit).

July 14 – Hand, Range of Motion & Flexibility Exercises

July 16 – “Support Services for Veterans & Their Family” by Howard Bradford, Outreach Specialist

July 17 – Video Match Game

July 18 – Left, Right, Center Dice Game

July 21 -  “Hands On” Origami Program at 10:45 a.m. with Joy Ann Lara, sponsored by the Horizon Foundation (Origami offers the opportunity to challenge the mind, building on innate talents and abilities through a variety of mentally challenging tasks.  Join us for this paper folding challenge that will turn a piece of paper into a new creation. This workshop is limited and reservations are 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).

July 22 – Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony

July 24 – “Make Time For Mammography” by Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset

July 25 – Wii Games (Bowling, Baseball & Tennis)

July 28 – Trivia

July 31 – Your Pick!  Choose From Dominoes, Cards or Caram

 

 

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

Open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

FREE Ballroom Dance Lesson – Every Tuesday and Wednesday, 12:30 – 1:30

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

Bingo – Every Tuesday and Thursday, 10:30 (No Bingo July 29)

Bridge – Every Tuesday, 1:00

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

Chair Exercises – Every Wednesday, 10:45

Computer Room – Call for Availability

Healthy Bones Classes – Every Wednesday and Friday, 10:00 – 11:00 (Advance registration required; Doctor’s Note Needed)

Knit ‘N Crochet Circle – Every Wednesday, 10:30

Lending Library – Open Daily, Monday through Friday

Line Dancing – Every Monday, 1:00 – 3:00

Living Well with Yoga – Thursdays, 12:45 – 1:45 p.m. (June 12 – August 7) Advance registration required.

Oil Painting – Every Wednesday, 9:00 – 11:00

Pool Room – Open Daily, Monday through Friday

Watercolor Paint Class – Monday and Thursday, 9:00 – 11:30 (Advance registration required)

Zumba Gold Exercise Class – Monday, 10:45 – 11:30 (Advance registration required, call for information)

Zumba Gold Exercise Class – Wednesday, 11:30 – 12:15 (Advance registration required, call for information)

July 1 – Center Closed For Carpet and Floor Repairs

July 4 – Holiday – Center Closed

July 7 – “The Art of Bonsai” by John Michalski, Collector and Nurseryman from Northeast Yamadori, 10:30 a.m. (John Michalski is a bonsai artist with over 20 years’ experience collecting, growing and training bonsai.  He is a past president of the Great Swamp Bonsai Society and a frequent instructor to beginners.  John will bring a variety of bonsai to help demystify the bonsai theory and will discuss the training, cultivation and tools of the trade.  Attendees are invited to bring their own bonsai for questions and comments).

July 8 – Bingo, 10:30 a.m.

July 8 - Picnic Lunch, 11:45 a.m. (After playing BINGO, join us for a “fresh grilled” picnic lunch menu where everyone will be making their own “Blueberry Cone” dessert).

July 9 – Mind Your Mind: Communication Exercises, 10:15 a.m.

July 11 & 25 – Brains and Games with Lorenthia, 10:30 a.m.

July 14 - “Hands On” Origami Program at 10:30 a.m. with Joy Ann Lara, sponsored by the Horizon Foundation (Origami offers the opportunity to challenge the mind, building on innate talents and abilities through a variety of mentally challenging tasks.  Join us for this paper folding challenge that will turn a piece of paper into a new creation. This workshop is limited and reservations are 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).

July 16 – “Unused Medication Drop-Off Opportunity” with Officer Thomas Wallace, Somerset County Sheriff’s Office, 9:30-10:30 a.m. (Officer Wallace will be at the center to collect any unused or expired medications.  Please take advantage of this safe way to dispose of your medications.  Center staff cannot accept unused medications without the Sheriff’s officer being present).

July 16 – Free Derma Scan Screenings with Overlook Medical Center’s Mobile Health Van, 10:15-11:15 a.m. (Please call (908) 753-9440 for you free 10 minute appointment).

July 18 – Card and Dice Games, 10:30 a.m.

July 21 – Movie: “The Odd Couple” 10:30 a.m. (The Odd Couple is a 1968 American comedy movie written by Neil Simon, starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau.  It is the story of two divorced men – Felix Ungar, the neurotic neat-freak, and Oscar Madison, the fun-loving slob – who decide to live together, even though their personalities clash.  At 11:45 a.m., while watching the remainder of this hilarious movie, lunch will be served.  Lunch reservations are required by Thursday, July 17th).

July 23 – “A Lincoln Portrait” by George Marriner Maull, Artistic Director of the Discovery Orchestra, 10:30 a.m. (George Marriner Maull will walk us through the musical blueprint of Aaron Copeland’s stirring “A Lincoln Portrait.”  Together we will explore this classical orchestral work that Copeland was asked to write as a musical portrait of a political figure.  This piece represents the composer’s effort to express his profound admiration of a great American – Abraham Lincoln).

July 28 – “Working With Nature’s Bounty: A Scavenger Hunt” by Laura DePrado, Horticultural Specialist/Therapy Practitioner, Final Touch Plantscaping, LLC, 10:30 a.m. (As a group, we will go outside and search for items from nature’s bounty and then return to the center and do A-Show and A-Tell and A-Share session as we present what was found.  After the discussion, each attendee will create a collage from the items they collected).

July 29 – Visit to the Senior Wellness Center for “Social Media Educational Workshop” by AT&T, 10:30 a.m. (AT&T will conduct an educational program on a variety of electronic gadgets that exist (i.e. iPads, Blackberries, etc.) discuss how they work, how to select when purchasing, etc. and then will offer a technical assistance segment where attendees can bring their own devices and ask for operational help).

Robert Young June 26, 2014 at 02:28 PM
Great posting, anyway to help out seniors within our township.

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