Quail Brook Senior Center January Schedule

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. Advance registration required; a $5.00 donation is suggested per class. 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.

Bridge Lessons – Every Friday, 10:30 a.m.

Computer Instruction – Every Monday, 9:00-12:00 p.m. (Please call for appointment.)

Continuing Art Institute with Karen Haake – Every 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. (Doctor’s Note Needed for Class)

Line Dancing – Every Friday, 9:30 a.m.

Outdoor Shuffleboard and Horseshoes – Available daily, weather permitting.

Variety of Board & Card Games (such as Monopoly, Po-Ke-No, Yahtzee, Dominoes & Checkers) – Daily

January 1 – Holiday – Center Closed

January 4 – “2016 Kick-Off to a Healthier You!” by Kelsey Shriner, Registered Dietitian, Willow Creek Rehabilitation Center, 10:30 a.m. (Learn some different techniques to kick off those holiday pounds through proper nutrition).

January 5 – Quite the Quilter: Basic Quilting Lessons with Mary Bell, 10:30 a.m.

January 6, 13, 20 & 27 – “Bridging Generations: A Historic & Cultural Journey to Israel” by Rabbi Ronald Kaplan, Doctor of Ministry, Certified Pastoral Counselor & Psychotherapist & Rafael Kaplan, Israel Airforce, 10:30 a.m. (This is a continuation of Quail Brook’s Religions Around the World series).

January 7 – “Twinkle Toes: A Podiatrist’s Dream: A Foot Clinic” with Dr. Sharon Joag, DPM, 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).

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

January 8 – “The Theatres of World War II: Personal Reflections” by Alex Fleischer, Joe Inserro & Seymore Furman, local Somerset County residents, 10:30 a.m.

January 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).

(NEW) January 14 & 28 – Zumba Gold with Laurie Fechter, 10:30 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).

January 15 – Dukes and Earls: A Cappella Doo Wap Concert with Frank Ciserelli, 10:30 a.m.

January 18 – Center Closed

January 19 – “Scents & Sensibility: Aromatherapy, A Holistic Approach to Well-Being” by Lynn Parker, Nurse Practitioner & Author, 10:30 a.m.

January 21 – “New Jersey ARTifacts” by the Morris Museum, 10:30 a.m.

January 22 – “Sensory Garden: Planting a Unique & Personal Experience” by Joann Foster, Horticulturalist, Somerset County Park Commission, 10:30 a.m.

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