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April Schedule For Quail Brook Senior Center

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. (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) (Advanced registration is required.) ($5.00 suggested donation/class)

Bridge Lessons – Friday, 10:30 a.m.

Computer Instruction – Monday and Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Please call for appointment.)

Continuing Art Institute with Karen Haake – 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. (A peer-led, 24-week exercise and education program for individuals who have osteoporosis or are at risk of it. Exercises focus on balance, strength, flexibility and posture. Advanced registration is required. Doctor’s note is also required prior to first class and then once every year).

Line Dancing – Friday, 9:30 a.m.

A Variety of Board & Card Games (i.e., Monopoly, Po-Ke-No, Yahtzee, Dominoes & Checkers) – Available Monday – Friday
Outdoor Shuffleboard and Horseshoes – Monday – Friday, Weather Permitting

April 1 – “Legendary Tuskegee Airmen” by Charles Nolley, World War II Veteran, 10:30 a.m. (Relive WWII through the eyes of Lt. Charles Nolley, a member of the first African-American military aviators in the United States Armed Forces-The Tuskegee Airmen).

April 4 – Learn the Basic Italian Language with John Fitzpatrick, 10:30 a.m. (This is a continuation of Quail Brook’s Around the World Language Series).

April 5, 13, 20 & 27 – Learn the Basic Mandarin Language with Soong Ling Van, 10:30 a.m. (This is a continuation of Quail Brook’s Around the World series).

April 6 – “The Stage, The Lights…On Being a Dancer with Anne Eurick, Manville Resident and Former Radio City Performer, 10:30 a.m. (Learn about Anne’s lifetime of experiences as a former dancer… the philosophy of dancing, mental and physical demands, training, different troupes, costumes and behind and performing on the Radio City Music Hall Stage).

April 7, 14, 21 & 28 – Electronic Keyboard Music Lessons with Robert Norton & John Fitzpatrick, 10:30 a.m. (Hone your newly found musical abilities; learn how to play favorite songs and ‘practice-practice-practice!’)

(NEW!) April 8 – Card Sharks: Quail Brook’s Club of Cards, 10:30 a.m. (Learn how to play several different card games and participate in a tournament).

April 12 & 26 – 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).

April 12 – State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) A counselor will be available to provide Free help to New Jersey Medicare beneficiaries who have problems with, or questions about their health benefits. SHIP is a statewide program by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. (Call (732) 563-4213 to schedule an appointment).

April19 – Short Story Workshop with Deanna Lerner, 10:30 a.m. (Join us as Deanna explains the steps to writing a short story).

April 22 – Franklin High School Latin Club, 10:30 a.m. (Known in modern times as a ‘dead language’, this classical language was the basis of other languages such as French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Romanian with words contributed to the English language as well. The students from the Latin Club will help us see how Latin roots are still used today in theology, biology and medicine. Get your thinking caps on and join us for Latin Bingo while reciting the day’s luncheon menu in Latin).

April 28 – Put Some Spring into Your Steps: A Foot Clinic with Dr. Sharon Joag, East Brunswick Foot Care, 10:30 a.m. (Dr. Joag will review proper foot care, shoe choices and will include a Free screening for those interested. Please call ahead at (732) 563-4213 for an appointment for the screening portion of the program).

April 29 – “Slices of Life” by the Magic Mirror Players, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Somerset, 10:30 a.m. (Players improvise, using role-playing techniques to offer “Slices of Life” to provide an opportunity to focus on important life issues. The interactive skits help the audience become more self-aware of their reactions and opinions in similar situations).

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