Quail Brook Senior Center August Schedule

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.

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 & Tuesday, 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).

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

Line Dancing – Friday, 9:30 a.m.

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).

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 – 10:30 a.m. (Enjoy breaking news around the world or current events of interest for a stimulating Question and Answer as fellow center members take turns researching and sharing the hot topics of the day).

August 1 – “Rangoli Colors Demonstration,” by Subbah, 10:30 a.m. (“Rangoli’ signifies a creative expression of art by means of colors.  In addition to Rangolis being a creative expression of art, they are also considered a symbol of good luck).

August 2, 11, 18, 25 & 31 – Electric Keyboard Lessons & Choir with Robert Norton, John Fitzpatrick & the Quailers, 10:30 a.m. (Fine tune your newly found musical abilities; learn how to play favorite songs and ‘practice-practice-practice!)

August 3 – Arm Chair Travel Presents: Visit to the Republic of Chile, by Dorothy & Irwin Vogel, 10:30 a.m. (Using a self-made DVD and personal pictures, Dorothy and Irwin will take us on a sightseeing tour of the Republic of Chile.  After the Vogels retired, they decided to follow their passion of travel and begin visiting countries so they could create documentaries to share with others.  The Republic of Chile is one of the over 89 countries that are included in their armchair travels).

(NEW) August 4 – Quail Brook Book Club, 10:30 a.m. (Our new book club is just starting and is open to all. We will get to know all of our fellow participants and receive our first book to read, “The Taming of the Shrew: A Literary Journey through the Works of Shakespeare.  Please call (732) 563-4213 for more information).

August 5 & 30 – “Bollywood: Learn Traditional Indian Dance & Culture as a Unique Form of Exercise,” with the Shivalay Dance Academy, 10:30 a.m. (In this program, you will learn the fundamentals, styles and techniques of traditional Indian dance movements such as Bhangara, Bollywood, Garba and Kathak with Hip-Hop and modern dance that provides for a unique exercise experience that blends history and culture).

August 9 & 23 – 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 of 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).

August 10 & 17 – Ageless Grace with Roz Gerken, 10:15 a.m. (Ageless Grace is a fitness program based on the cutting-edge science 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).

August 11 & 25 – Zumba Gold with Laurie Fetcher, 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. (The original concept of Zumba combines a dance workout with a party-like atmosphere. Zumba Gold takes the popular Latin-dance inspired workout of 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).

August 12 – “Safe Talk: Staying Safe In & Out of Your Home,” by Kathy Tchorni, Health Account Executive, ADT Security Services, 10:30 a.m. (Kathy will speak about the statistics by which the baby boomer population is aging; 10,000 people in this country turn 65 each day!  The majority of this group desires to stay in their homes so today Kathy will review helpful tips to prevent injuries and keep you safe both in and out of your home).

August 16 – “Modern Day Serving: Spiritual & Emotional Health,” by Rabbi Robert Kaplan, Doctor of Ministry and Pastoral Psychotherapist, 10:30 a.m. (Enduring the death of a loved one is a universal experience in our lives.  Everyone at some time or another losses a beloved family member, friend, neighbor, colleague or pet. Coming together to speak or listen is often an opportunity to find comfort and strength).

August 16 & 18 – “AARP Smart Driving Course” by Lois Hockenbury, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (This is a classroom, driver-improvement course that will teach motorists about new traffic laws and defensive driving techniques. You will receive two points off your license and receive 5% off your insurance for three years.  The fee for AARP members is $15.00 and $20.00 for non-members).

August 22 – “Wellness Template for Life,” by Dr. Sharon Joag, DPM, East Brunswick Foot Care, 10:30 a.m. (Dr. Joag will present ways in which to incorporate positive aspects of life.  In turn, these areas can help keep one more focused with motivation towards being satisfied, happy and healthy at an achievable level).

August 24 – “The Art of the Olive: History & Tasting Demonstration,” by a Genesis Healthcare Registered Dietitian, 10:30 a.m. (Join us to hear about the history of the olive.  The registered dietitian will create some healthy concoctions with fresh herbs, spices and olive oil.  Recipes and literature will be provided).

August 26 – Fourth Annual Hee-Haw Hoe Down with Entertainment by Richard Stillman, Actor, Musician, Singer, Storyteller, Tap Dancer & Teacher, 10:30 a.m. (This truly anticipated annual event will be a combination of a country show filled with the music of western swing, which is sung and played on various instruments will include entertaining cowboy rope and hat tricks, western folklore/stories, clog dancing and line dance calling).


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