Quail Brook Senior Center August Schedule

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

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

Healthy Bones Exercise Class with Joan Ackerman – Monday, 9:15 a.m. This peer-led, 24-week exercise and education program is for participants who are at risk or have osteoporosis. Exercises focus on balance, strength, flexibility and posture. Advanced registration is required. A doctor’s note is required prior to the first class and then once every year. **For new participants, 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 – Friday, 10 – 10:30 a.m. Enjoy breaking world news or current events of interest in a stimulating question and answer session, as fellow center members take turns researching and sharing hot topics of the day.

The Regime Exercise Class – Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 1 p.m. This is a head-to-toe workout that also uses intervals of weights, stretching and aerobic movements. Learn movements that lubricate joints and keep them flexible; strengthen and stabilize individual muscles; increase blood circulation; and with a proper diet, it may help to shed unwanted weight! These exercises can help decrease falls and increase the ability to accomplish day-to-day activities. This program can be done standing or sitting, and with or without hand weights. Monday – Upper Body Routine, Wednesday – Mid-Section Routine, Friday – Lower Body Routine. Comfortable, loose fitting clothing and sneakers are required.

Continuing Art Institute with Karen Haake – Tuesday, 1 – 3 p.m. This four-part module will be about creating Summer Landscapes with watercolors. Module 1 – Defining a landscape, Module 2 – Identifying and visually evoking personal connection, Module 3 –Actual rendition, Module 4 – Painting the landscape using water color paints. **$10.00 fee per class includes supplies.**

Circuit Training – Thursday, 9:15 a.m. Have fun while performing exercises. In this class, participants will raise their heart rate with cardiovascular exercises and tone muscles in the upper and lower body. This will help participants in their everyday activities, and help their balance. It will also strengthen core muscles and improve overall agility and muscle strength. Sneakers are required. **$40 for the 8-week program. The next session starts in September. Registration is required by Aug. 10. Call (908) 204-3435 for more information.**

Line Dancing – Friday, 9:30 a.m. Line dancing is so much fun, and it doesn’t seem like exercise! This class is useful for people with limited mobility. Participants don’t need a partner and it’s an easy way to stay healthy both mentally and physically. Line dancing can improve cardiovascular and muscular strength, and coordination and balance as participants try different movements.

Card Sharks – Friday, 10:30 a.m. Learn how to play various card games in a group and/or tournament participation.
A Variety of Board & Card Games (Monopoly, Po-Ke-No, Yahtzee, Dominoes & Checkers) – Available Monday – Friday. Participants are asked to inform the staff if they have a favorite game that is not listed that they would like to play, and/or if they are interested in starting a club with their favorite game.

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

August 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 – Competitive Table Tennis Clinic with Christopher Lehman, Local Somerset County Resident and Senior, USA Table Tennis (USATT) Certified Regional Level Coach, International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) & Certified International Referee and International Umpire, 10:30 a.m. Take a shot at being a tournament master by playing single or double 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.

August 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 – Zumba Gold with Laura Fetcher, 10:30 – 11 a.m. With popular music designed to inspire a hearty workout, Zumba Gold makes it accessible for anyone age 60 plus, beginners or others needing modifications to their exercise routine. Zumba Gold builds cardiovascular health by challenging the heart and working the hip, leg and arm muscles with fun, and rhythmic moves.

August 2 & 9 – Bridge Club with Hatim Hyderally, Quail Brook Senior Center Member and Instructor. This classic game of strategy that features two teams of two and countless bids and tricks is an ideal opportunity for people of all levels and ability. Meet new friends for intellectual and social stimulation on a routine basis. The game of Bridge is a wonderful way to stimulate your brain, including areas of memory, visualization and sequencing.

August 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 – Yoga with Dr. Prahba Srinivas (Council for Yoga Accreditation International at the S Vyasa University of Yogic Sciences, Bangalore India), 1 p.m. Take control of your emotional and physical well-being through the practice of yoga and meditation while reducing stress in your life. Bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing that will allow for movement.

August 3 & 31 – “Flamenco Dance Lessons” by Nikki Manx Dance Project/NJ Arts Horizon, 10:30 a.m. As an expressive art-form of dance, Flamenco is based on the various folkloric music traditions of Southern Spain; intensity, wonderful posture, expressive use of the arms and rhytmic stamping of the feet with guitar music as the back-drop. Join this series of dance lessons, and immerse yourself in the tradition of Spain. **This program is made possible, in part, by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State and administered by the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission through the State/County Partnership Local Arts Program Grant.**

August 6 – Fifth Annual Golf Tournament with Doris Regan, 10:30 a.m. Using a regular putting iron, take a swing at the Quail Brook Senior Center’s indoor golf game! Learn the art of hand position and golf ball trajecotry for your shot at becoming ‘Most Hole in One’ champion.

August 9 – Bingo. Bingo is more than just an exciting activity. Researchers have found that playing Bingo has multiple health benefits; it promotes socialization and strengthens hand-eye coordination which improves listening skills and short term memory.

August 10 & 24 – Tai Chi with Laurena Kugliowski, Certified Instructor & Activites Director, Regency Jewish Heritage Rehabilitation Center, 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 have experienced a reduction of pain, fatigue and stiffness and have gained a greater sense of well-being. Regular tai chi can help reduce falls, especially for those with balance problems. This program can be performed while standing or sitting.

August 13 – “Peaches: The Perennial Favorite of Great Seasonal Summer Fruit” by Kim Osterhoudt, Jams by Kim, 10:30 a.m. Learn methods and recipes for concoting organic/artisinal jams using fresh and delicious local peaches! As the newest project, the centers’ members are collecting personal and memorable recipes for inclusion in the center’s ‘Recipe of Memories Cookbook.’ Share mouth-watering family recipes that invoke warm, happy and nostalgic emotions! Honor a tradition of passing along a treasured dish. Drop-off recipes at the Quail Brook Senior Center.

August 16 & 23 – “The Prominent Difference Between Knitting & Crocheting” by Esther Fowlkes & Jaye Lane, Quail Brook Senior Center Members. Learn the differences between two methods of creating artistic patterns using fabric and yarn, a single hook or two needles. Which method is easier? Find out in this class.

August 17 – Bowling Bonanza: Midnight Bowling, 10:30 a.m. We’re turning the room into a bowling alley by having a fun competition for the quest to bowl a perfect 300!

August 20 – “Food Shopping on a Budget” by Chante Glenn, MA, Program Coordinator, Family & Community Health Sciences, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, 10:30 a.m. Get useful tips and techniques to help stretch your money, keep more in your pocket and reduce food waste.

August 21 & 28 – “AARP Defensive Driving Seminar” with Loraine Soltis, 1– 4 p.m. Any licensed driver may take this course to sharpen their driving skills. Receive a five percent discount for insurance premiums of up to 3 years. **AARP members pay $15; non-AARP members pay $20. Seating is limited. Reservations are required. Call (732) 563-4213 for more information.**

August 27 – “Land and Water Adventure” by the Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center, 10:30 a.m. Join naturalists for a refreshing stroll through nature. Get up close and personal with native flora; gaze at the calm pond water, learn about native pond life, environmental preservation and how everyone can make a difference by helping to preserve our beautiful environment.

August 30 – Chess Finesse: The King of Mind Sports with Brian Levine, Somerset County Freeholder. Played by millions of people worldwide, Chess is a strategic board game that is believed to have originated in India sometime before the seventh century. At the center, this ancient game will be brought to life as participants learn the objective of the game and become part of the maneuvers in order to checkmate the King!


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