February Schedule for Quail Brook Senior Center

625 New Brunswick Rd., Somerset, NJ 08873
(732) 563-4213
Open Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
All programs begin at 11:00 a.m. unless otherwise listed.

(NEW) Table Tennis (Ping Pong) – Monday – 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 eye/hand coordination, concentration and agility.

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.

Individual Computer Instruction – Monday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. **Please call for 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.

A Variety of Board & Card Games (Monopoly, Po-Ke-No, Yahtzee, Dominoes & Checkers) – Available Monday – Friday

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

QBC News – Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 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.

Continuing Art Institute with Karen Haake – Tuesday, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. **$10.00 fee includes supplies**

Circuit Training – Thursday, 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. The session began Jan.19. Call (732) 563-4213 for more information.

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.

Bridge Lessons – Friday, 10:30 a.m.

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

February 1, 8, 15 & 22 – Ageless Grace with Roz Gerken, 10:30 a.m. Ageless Grace is a fitness program 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 sitting or standing. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and sneakers.

February 2, 16 & 23 – Zumba Gold with Laurie Fetcher, 10:30 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. This program can be done using a chair for support if desired.

February 2 – Lunar New Year 2017 Celebration: Year of the Rooster with Jane Huh and her Dance Troupe. Learn about the many excellent characteristics attributed to people born under this Chinese Zodiac sign along with 2017 predictions and meanings. Immerse yourself in the ancient beauty of a traditional Korean Fan Dance and learn to play Yut Nori, a popular board game considered a game of deep family tradition.

February 3 – “History of the Early Movie Musical” by Sam Caponegro, 10:30 a.m. According to some experts, singing musical show tunes leads to mental clarity. True or not, this course will explore the history of the early movie musical. From Al Jolson’s Jazz Singer, to Busby Berkely, to Fred and Ginger, to Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland, we will watch and discuss musical clips from the 1920’s and 1930’s. Our goal is for you to leave this course with your toes tapping and a song on your lips if not in in your heart!

February 7 – Bereavement Support Group, 10:30 a.m. Enduring the death of a loved one is a universal experience in our lives. The purpose of this support group is to provide our guests a safe place to talk with others who share common feelings about the grief and renewal process. Incorporating interfaith bereavement principles and universal concepts, Ronald W. Kaplan, Rabbi, Doctor of Ministry, Grief Counselor and Pastoral Psychotherapist will facilitate discussions. We welcome your presence and participation. **Please call (732) 563-4213 for more information**

February 7 – 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. **Please call (732) 563-4213 to schedule an appointment**

February 9 – “Armchair Travel Presents: New Zealand-The Island Nation in the South West Pacific Ocean” by Dorothy & Irwin Vogel, 10:30 a.m. Dorothy and Irwin Vogel started traveling the world 25 years ago after they retired and together they have visited 89 countries! In each country, they have collected artifacts, have taken extensive photos and put them together on a DVD complete with music and narration of their experience. Today’s feature will be New Zealand.

February 10 – “In Case of Emergency: Emergency Preparedness for Older Adults and their Families” by Laurie Roome, Community Educator, Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services, 10:30 a.m. When an emergency or disaster happens, being prepared can be the difference between life and death. This is even truer if you are vulnerable due to chronic disease or impairment. This is essential information for older adults and their caregivers.

February 14, 21 & 28 – 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 gesture. Studies have shown 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 in those with balance problems. This program can be done using a chair if desired.

February 16 – Electronic Keyboard Music Lessons with John Fitzpatrick. We are proud to continue choir practice and electronic keyboard lessons under the tutelage of John Fitzpatrick, Virginia Ganim and Esther Fowlkes. Our theme is Broadway Tunes with a performance to be scheduled at a local rehabilitation center at some point in April.

February 17 – “Financial Finesse” by Keith Hawk, Hawk Financial Group, 10:30 a.m. Keith will share tips on how to feel confident about your future.

February 20 – Holiday – Center Closed

February 23 – Performance by the Midland School Student Chorus. Join in and sing along with this special group of students for an amazing and heartfelt, almost spring concert.

February 24 – “The Wonders of Pakistan” by Durdana Asheer, 10:30 a.m. Today, Durdana will be discussing the rich history, culture, music and food of Pakistan.

February 27 – Put Some Spring into Your Steps: A Foot Clinic with Dr. Sharon Joag, East Brunswick Foot Care. 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.

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