Quail Brook Senior Center January 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, 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 – 3:00 p.m. **$10.00 fee includes supplies**

(NEW) Circuit Training – Thursday, 9:00 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. **Sessions begin Jan. 19; the fee is $40 for the 8-week program. Registration is required. Call (732) 563-4213 for more information**

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.

January 2 – Holiday – Center Closed

January 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 – 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 those with balance problems. This program can be done using a chair if desired.

January 4, 11, 18 & 25 – 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. This 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.

January 5, 12, 19 & 26 – 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.

January 5 – Tap Into Franklin Township Neighborhood News with Malik Lyons, Editor. Today we will learn about what’s going on in the news.

January 6 – “Exploring Personal Situations for Positive Solutions” by the Magic Mirror Players, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Somerset, 10:30 a.m. Players improvise, using role-playing techniques to offer “Slices of Life” to provide an opportunity to focus on important life issues. The interactive skits help the audience become more self-aware of their reactions and opinions in similar situations.

January 10 – 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**

January 12 & 26 – Bereavement Group. 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 or renewal process. Incorporating interfaith bereavement principles and universal spiritual concepts, Ronald W. Kaplan, Rabbi, Doctor of Ministry, Grief Counselor, and Pastoral Psychotherapist, will facilitate discussions. **Call (732) 563-4213 for more information**

January 13 – “Armchair Travel Presents: A Journey to the Arctic Circle” 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 featured tour will be a Journey to the Arctic Circle.

January 16 – Holiday – Center Closed

January 19 – “Keeping Your Mind Sharp” by Caitlin Witucki, MS, Health Promotion Specialist, Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services. In this program you will learn to recognize the effects of normal aging of the brain, implement several ways to improve brain function and help prevent senior moments with specific “brain exercises.”

January 20 – “Wellness Template for Life: A Path of Eating Well & Proper Movement” by Dr. Sharon Joag, DPM, East Brunswick Foot Care, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Joag will present ways in which to incorporate positivity that results in life satisfaction, happiness and health.

January 27 – “How to Talk to Your Doctor” by the Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills, 10:30 a.m. The Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills will provide tips on how to talk to your doctor.


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