December Schedule For Quail Brook Senior Citizens Center

625 New Brunswick Rd., Somerset, NJ 08873
(732) 563-4213
Open Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Table Tennis (Ping Pong) – Monday to Friday. Take a ‘shot’ at being a tournament master by playing single or doubles games. This competitive game has been an Olympic sport since 1988 and is a great way to maintain and improve hand/eye coordination, concentration and agility.

Individual Computer Instruction with Mike Dias – Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ** Please call (732) 563-4213 to schedule an appointment**

Healthy Bones Exercise Class with Joan Ackerman – Monday, 9:15 a.m. Peer-led, 24-week exercise and education program for individuals at risk or who have osteoporosis. 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. For a new participant, the price is $45. This includes ankle weights, a participant manual and the class fee. If ankle weights are not needed the price is $15.

QBC News – Monday to Friday, 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Enjoy breaking news around the world or current events of interest for a stimulating Question and Answer session as fellow center members take turns researching and sharing the hot topics of the day.

Body & Brain Yoga with Lucy Pagnetti – Tuesday, 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.

Continuing Art Institute with Karen Haake – Tuesday, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. This 3 part module will bring out creative expressions in the form of personalizing a pillow with paint and designing holiday cards. Module 1 – Create a stencil design. Module 2 – Stencil transference & Painting. Module 3 – Creating homemade/personalized holiday cards. The Pillow Art can be used as a unique gift for the holidays or as a décor statement at home, while the handmade cards saves a trip to the card store while being a keepsake treasure for your friends. **$10.00 fee per class includes supplies**

Electronic Keyboard Lessons – Thursday, 11:00 a.m. Esther Fowlkes and Joan Simons (Quail Brook’s very own talented members), will happily introduce you to basic music theory and keyboard skills.

Line Dancing – Friday, 9:30 a.m. Line Dancing is so much fun, it doesn’t seem like exercise! You don’t need a partner and it’s an easy way to stay healthy, both mentally and physically. It is suitable for people with limited mobility and is known to improve cardiovascular and muscular strength and improve coordination and balance as you work through the different movements.

Card Sharks – Friday, 10:30 a.m. Learn how to play various card games for group play and/or tournament participation.

A Variety of Board & Card Games (Monopoly, Po-Ke-No, Yahtzee, Dominoes & Checkers) – Available Monday – Friday. If you have a favorite game not listed that you would like to play, and/or if you are interested in starting up a club on the game of your choice, please inform the staff.

Outdoor Shuffleboard and Horseshoes – Available Monday – Friday (Weather Permitting)

December 1, 15 & 29 – “Dance Methodology” by Donnamarie McCarthy, Create an Impression Dance & Yoga Studio, 10:30 a.m. A physical and educational (cultural) dance session that takes Latin dance moves to a more intricate and detailed level; Salsa, Mambo, Merengue, Cha Cha will be included.

December 4 – “Safety Jeopardy Challenge” by Home Instead Senior Care, 10:30 a.m. It’s all about well-being and independence as we challenge our awareness and knowledge of potential hazards at home and in our environment. Win the jeopardy challenge checklist for a surprise prize.

December 4, 11 & 18 – The Regime Exercise Class: Interval Stretching & Aerobic Movements, 1:00 pm – 2:00 p.m. Exercise and move without putting undo pressure or strain on your body. Learn movements that lubricate the joints and keep them flexible, strengthen and stabilize individual muscles and increase blood circulation. These exercises and movements can help decrease falls and increase the ability to better accomplish day-to-day activities. This program can be done standing or sitting.

December 5, 12 & 19 – Yogalates with Laura Kerr, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. This mat-based exercise is a fusion of Yoga and Pilates that strengthens the core while increasing flexibility through proper posture and positions. In combination, these gentle motions flow together to help create more overall strength, stability and balance. **$40 for the 8-week program, next session starts Nov. 21. Call (732) 563-4213 for more information. The Dec. 12 class will be held from 2:00 – 3:00 pm**

December 5 – “The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution” by Laura Graumann, Retired Attorney and Brandeis Member, 2:30 p.m. Learn the meaning and interpret what this amendment does (protects citizens from unlawful searches and/or seizures and requires that any such searches take place only after the issuance of a warrant based on probable cause). Also, how does today’s technology impact the fourth amendment?

December 6 – “Quail Brook’s Got Talent: Music Appreciation” with Linda Merriman-Kuc, LMK Music, 10:30 a.m. Bob’s Quailer’s will close out 2017 and their community outreach project with their fifth performance; a Nod to Nostalgia and Holiday Songs at Somerset Woods Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. Please join us for the never-ending fun experience and a lively sing along!

December 7 & 21 – Circuit Training with Lisa Leonard, 9:15 a.m. Have fun while performing exercises that tone your muscles. In this class, you will raise your heart rate with cardiovascular exercises and tone muscles in the upper and lower body. This will help you in your everyday activities, while working on balance, core and overall agility and muscle strength. Sneakers required. **$40 for the 8-week program, session started Nov. 18. Call (732) 563-4213 for more information**

December 7 – State Health Insurance Program (SHIP), 10:30 a.m. 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. **Please call (732) 563-4213 to schedule an appointment**

December 7 & 21 – Zumba Gold with Laurie Fetcher, 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Zumba Gold takes the popular Latin-dance inspired workout Zumba and makes it accessible for people age 60 plus, beginners or others needing modifications in their exercise routine. Zumba Gold builds cardiovascular health by challenging the heart and working the muscles of the hips, legs and arms with dance moves.

December 7 & 21 – “Interfaith Discourse: A Support Program” with Rabbi Ronald W. Kaplan, Doctor of Ministry, Grief Counselor and Pastoral Psychotherapist. Please join the group where everyone is a participant. Get engaged in a civilized discussion with earnest and intellectual enquires that deal with the experience of change throughout the course of one’s life. Plus, Rabbi Kaplan will share the Meaning of Hanukkah; its history, symbolism and joy.

December 8 – Home for the Holidays: Quail Brook’s Annual Holiday Party, 10:30 a.m. The festivities begin with an in-person experience with ‘Santa.’ Dance with exuberance to memorable holiday classic tunes and music from the 50’s to now.

December 11 – “Amazing Apis” by Adele Barree, 10:30 a.m. Learn about the fascinating honey bee, beekeeping and the honey industry. Close your eyes and taste a variety of honey, the ‘nectar of the gods’ and guess the bee’s diet.

December 13, 20 & 27 – Ageless Grace Exercise Program with Roz Gerken, Certified Ageless Grace Educator, 10:30 a.m. Ageless Grace is based on the cutting-edge science of neuroplasticity, which is the ability of the brain and central nervous system to change structurally and functionally. The program is designed to activate all five functions of the brain (i.e. strategic planning, memory and recall, analytical thinking, creativity and imagination and kinesthetic thinking). The program is intended for people of all abilities and can be performed while standing or sitting. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and sneakers.

December 13, 20 & 27 – The Regime Exercise Class: Interval Stretching & Aerobic Movements, 1:00– 2:00 p.m. Exercise and move without putting undo pressure or strain on your body. Learn movements that lubricate the joints and keep them flexible, strengthen and stabilize individual muscles and increase blood circulation. These exercises can help decrease falls and increase the ability to better accomplish day-to-day activities. This program can be done standing or sitting.

December 14 – In-Service Day – Center Closed

December 18 – Visit to the Senior Wellness Center at Bridgewater for “The Revolutionary War: Morristown and Winter in New Jersey” by Joe Becton, Lecturer & Historian, 10:30 a.m. Using an array of techniques (lecture, Q&A, history oration, demonstration, instruments and music), Mr. Becton will take you to Revolutionary War encampments. Learn how the frigid weather caused fatigue, hunger and mutiny through this highly engaging, interactive and interpretive program.

December 22 – Mindful Meditation with the School of Royal Yoga, 10:30 a.m. Learn how specific techniques, visualizations and breathing cadence can lead you towards embracing a state of peaceful stillness. Meditation is known to benefit health in many areas such as helping to lower blood pressure, improve emotions, relaxing, etc.

December 25 & 26 – Holiday – Center Closed

December 28 – “Lingua Latina: The Language of Latin” by the Franklin Township High School Latin Club, 10:30 a.m. Latin, an old language is also a ‘dead language.’ Yet, we use derivatives of Latin on a daily basis. In this language program, the students will teach the Latin alphabet and pronunciation that will bring back to life and have us speaking like the Ancient Romans!


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