Quail Brook Senior Center Announces December Schedule

625 New Brunswick Rd., Somerset, NJ 08873
(732) 563-4213
Open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Body & Brain Yoga with Lucy Pagnetti – Monday, 10:30 a.m. Advance registration required; a $5.00 donation is suggested per class. Body and Brain Yoga is a dynamic mind-body practice that combines stretching, flowing movement, deep breathing exercises and meditation in a simple and easy to learn format that focuses on the development of the body’s core strength as the basis of physical, mental and spiritual health. Bring mats or you can use a chair.

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

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

Continuing Art Institute with Karen Haake – Every Tuesday, 1:00-3:00 p.m. (There is a $10.00 fee, which includes supplies)

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, weather permitting.

Variety of Board & Card Games (such as Monopoly, Po-Ke-No, Yahtzee, Dominoes & Checkers) – Daily

December 1 – “Sensational Seasonal Seasonings” by Kelsey Shriner, Registered Dietitian, Willow Creek Rehabilitation Center, 10:30 a.m. (Create your own natural blend of fresh herbs and spices to take your culinary talents to the next level. Or, use as a creative gift idea!)

December 2 – “All About Hanukkah” by Rabbi Ronald Kaplan, Doctor of Ministry, Certified Pastoral Counselor & Psychotherapist, 10:30 a.m. (Hanukkah, the Jewish “Festival of Lights” annually celebrates the ancient victory of religious freedom over spiritual tyranny. Even today, communities throughout the world struggle to keep the flames of liberty burning brightly in our dark world. Come join us for the traditional kindling of the Menorah, an eight-branched candelabrum, sing festive songs and enjoy delicious foods of this wonderful holiday).

December 3 – “Checks & Balances: How to Minimize Your Chance of Falling” by Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, 10:30 a.m. (With the approaching inclement weather just around the corner, learn new tips on how to navigate indoors and outdoors to the best of your ability).

December 3, 7, 14, 18, 21 & 22 – Electronic Keyboard Music Lessons with Robert Norton, 11:15 a.m. (Hone your newly found musical abilities; learn how to play favorite songs and ‘practice-practice-practice!’ An exciting 2016 concert will follow).

December 4 – The Canal Choral Group Presents: A Magical Musical Wonderland of Songs, 10:30 a.m. (Immerse yourself in the beautiful voices of the Canal Walk Choral Group performing all of your favorite holiday songs. Singing along is welcomed and encouraged).

December 7, 14 & 21 – Head to Toe: A Complete Chair Exercise with Sandra Anthony, 10:30 a.m. (This unique, full range and gentle exercise class without the use of weights is conducted in a chair and is intended to sustain your range of motion, flexibility and help improve posture).

December 8 & 22 – Chair 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 into one long, graceful gesture. Studies have reported that some participants experienced a reduction in pain, fatigue and stiffness and gain a greater sense of well-being. Regular tai chi can help reduce falls, especially those with balance problems. This program can be done using a chair for support if desired).

December 9 – Mistletoe Madness: Natural Holiday Ornaments for Your Backyard Birds presented by Willow Creek Rehabilitation Center, 10:30 a.m. (Artistically design and create holiday seed ornaments for your backyard winter birds or use as whimsical holiday gifts for family and friends).

December 10 – Mistletoe Magic Holiday Party with Entertainment by Vocalist & DJ, Gary Morton, 10:30 a.m. (Come celebrate the magic, wonder and grace of this holiday under the mistletoe. In keeping with the holiday tradition of helping those less fortunate, the Quail Brook Senior Center is accepting kind donations of new apparel, toiletries, gift cards, etc. for the homeless veterans (men and women) of the Lyons VA. Please register by December 5)

December 11 – ‘Tis the Season Dance Performance by the Franklin Township Swinging Singing Seniors

December 15 – Ageless Grace with Roz Gerken, 10:30 a.m. (Ageless Grace is a fitness program based on the cutting-edge science of neuroplasticity (the ability of the brain and central nervous system to change structurally and functionally). It is designed to activate all five functions of the brain (i.e., strategic planning, memory and recall, analytical thinking, creativity and imagination and kinesthetic learning). The program is intended for people of all ages and abilities and can be performed while sitting or standing. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and sneakers).

December 16 – “Reflections: A Winter Solstice Native American Celebration” by Carla Messinger, Native American Heritage Programs, 10:30 a.m.

December 17 – Bingo Tournament, 10:30 a.m. (Bingo, as one of the first games learned at an early age, is still going strong today with many variations. Join the players and see for yourself as we play ‘Black Out’, ‘4 Corners’, ‘Combination’, ‘Odd/Even’, ‘Health’ and ‘Geography’ Bingo).

December 18 – FREE Diabetes Hemoglobin A1c Screenings with Kathy Innuzzo, Saint Peter’s University Hospital Mobile Unit, 10:30 a.m. (For those individuals who are either diabetic or pre-diabetic, this is the perfect chance to test your Hemoglobin A1c level. The results will provide a three month average of your levels).

December 23 – “E” is for Enlightenment: Another Hands-On Training Class for All Your Personal Electronic Devices” by Austin Eisele, AT&T, 10:30 a.m. (A personal electronics education class and hands on for your cell phones and other devices).

December 24 & 25 – Center Closed

December 29 – Armchair Travel Presents: “On the Way to Vietnam,” by Dorothy and Irwin Vogel, 10:30 a.m. (Passports are not required! Learn about the people, their culture, the country’s natural beauty and compelling heritage without leaving the comfort of your chair).

December 30 – New Year’s Celebration with Entertainment by DJ Giovanni, 10:45 a.m. (Today we will take a special trip to the Manville Senior Center to ring in the New Year with style! DJ Giovanni will provide us with a wonderful day of music and dance).

December 31 – “Hand Percussion, Shakers, Kazoos & More Musical Aesthetics” by John Fitzgerald, 10:30 a.m.

Your Thoughts


Please Support Independent Journalism In Franklin Township!

No other media outlet covering Franklin Township brings you the depth of information presented by the Franklin Reporter & Advocate. Period. We are the only truly independent media serving the Eight Villages.

But we can only do that with your support. Please consider a yearly subscription to our online news site; at $37 a year, it’s one of the best investments you can make in our community.

To subscribe, please click here.

Other News From The Eight Villages …