Quail Brook Senior Center July Schedule

625 New Brunswick Rd., Somerset, NJ 08873
(732) 563-4213
Open Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
All programs begin at 11:00 a.m. unless otherwise listed.

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 hand/eye coordination, concentration and agility. Lessons, strategy and point system will be taught by Oluwaseun Odukoya (Raritan Valley Community College and Quail Brook Volunteer) every Friday at 10:30 a.m.

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 with Mike Dias – Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. **Please call (732) 563-4213 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 – 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. Karen’s focus is on the ability to artistically alter the true environmental form and material. For example, take an everyday charger plate and with acrylic paint, change the idea of a plate that is static to an expression of a personal memory (snowcapped trees, sandy beach, flower garden). **$10.00 fee includes supplies**

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.

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

July 3, 12, 19 & 26 – The Regime Exercise Class: Interval Stretching & Aerobic Movements, 9:00 am – 10:00 a.m. Exercise and move without putting undo pressure or strain on your body. Learn movements that lubricate the joints and keep them flexible, strengthen and stabilize individual muscles and increase blood circulation. These exercises and movements can help decrease falls and increase the ability to better accomplish day-to-day physical activities. This program can be done using a chair if desired.

July 4 – Holiday – Center Closed

July 5, 12, 19 & 26- Ageless Grace with Roz Gerken, Certified Ageless Grace Educator 10:30 a.m. Ageless Grace is a FREE fitness program based on cutting-edge science and 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.

July 7 – “The United States Presidency” by Susan Addelston, Educator, 10:30 a.m. A unique chance to read and analyze with understanding, Article 11, the Executive Branch of our government; what it meant in 1789 and now in the 21st century. Historical and contemporary examples of presidential actions will be cited and discussed. This is an ideal opportunity to better understand our political and societal divide-2017.

July 10 – “Ask Your Freeholder” by Brian Levine, 10:30 a.m. Learn the origin of the term from New Jersey’s State Constitution of 1776 and how your voice can make an impact today.

July 11 – National Ice Cream Day, with Chef Ed, Genesis Healthcare, 10:30 a.m. Experience our homemade and experimental flavors worthy of Ben & Jerry’s.

July 13 – “Music & Songs From the Revolutionary Era” by Tom Harabin, Local Historian & Musician, 10:30 a.m. This program presents instruments, their history, and music from the colonial/revolutionary war period. Tom has gathered a fine collection of instruments representing of the ones used in those times and earlier. Attired as a gentleman of the 18th century, Tom will play the music of the period on his Violin, Mountain Dulcimer, Mandolin, Fife, and Bowed Psaltery and may even sing a song. Other instruments, like the Lute Guitar and Nepalese Sarangi will be displayed, while history of the piano, harpsichord, and glass harmonica will be presented. Take this journey back to the 18th century to hear the music and understand history from a musical perspective.

July 14 – ”The American Revolution” by Walter Choroszewski, Photographer, 10:30 a.m. From the tea burning at Princeton to the Treaty of Paris, Walter presents New Jersey’s preeminent contributions to the Revolution with stories of the retreat across the Jerseys and the triumphant return across the Delaware, battles at Princeton, Monmouth and Springfield, winters at Middlebrook and Morristown and Rochambeau’s march through the crossroads of the Revolution. **This program is made possible, in part, by the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State through the State/County History Partnership Program Grant, and administered in Somerset County by the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission**

July 18 – “Quick & Super Meals and Snacks” by Marisa Wagner, Registered Dietitian, ShopRite/Wakefern, 10:30 a.m. Marisa will show us how to embellish our meals with superfoods. Recipes and literature will be provided.

July 20 – Zumba Gold with Laurie Fetcher, 10:30 – 11:00 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.

July 20 & 27 – “Interfaith Bereavement Support Program” by Rabbi Ronald Kaplan. This program provides an engaging and spirited general discourse in a group setting that delves into the many topics of change that occur throughout life while simultaneously exploring the different facets of loss. When done as an entire group, these discussions are avenues for positive revelations and resolutions.

July 21 – “Earthmovers Drum Collective” by Dave Miller, Musician, 10:30 a.m. Learn a new language of knowledge; the art of drumming! Impress yourself with simultaneous hand positioning, counting, different rhythms and singing that not only engages both hemispheres of the brain, but offers a unique opportunity to include everyone. By connecting to the energy generated through music, each individual will relish in the accomplishment of creativity.

July 24 – Quail Brook Farmers Market & PAAD Enrollment Event, 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Are you eligible for Farmers Market Vouchers or PAAD? Please stop by the Quail Brook Senior Center and find out. The Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services will be onsite to distribute farmer’s market vouchers and assist in completing PAAD applications. Call the main office at (908) 704-6346 to see if you qualify.


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