Quail Brook Senior Center June 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) (Advanced registration is required.)

(NEW) Walking Club – Beginning June 6, 11:30-12:00 p.m. (Now that the weather is warming, enjoy a weekly walk along the path that surrounds the center.  Sneakers required).

Computer Instruction – Monday and 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).

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

Mahjong Lessons – Thursday, 12:00-3:00 p.m. (Have you always wanted to learn how to play Mahjong or are you familiar with the game but just in need of fellow players?  Join fellow center members to learn and enjoy this interesting game!).

Line Dancing – Friday, 9:30 a.m.

Bridge Lessons – Friday, 10:30 a.m.

Card Sharks – Beginning May 6, 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 (i.e., Monopoly, Po-Ke-No, Yahtzee, Dominoes & Checkers) – Available Monday – Friday
Outdoor Shuffleboard and Horseshoes – Monday – Friday, Weather Permitting

(NEW) Quail Brook Center News – Beginning June 1, 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).

June 1, 8 & 22 – “Take Control of Your Health: Chronic Disease Self-Management” by Caitlin Witucki, MS, Health Promotion Specialist, Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services, 10:30 a.m. (The Take Control of Your Health, Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) is a highly interactive workshop designed to give people with chronic conditions (such as arthritis, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, asthma, etc.) and/or their caregivers the knowledge and skills needed to take a more active role in their healthcare.  Participants learn healthier ways to live, gain confidence and motivation to manage their health and feel more positive about life).

June 2 – “Holocaust Remembrance” by Rabbi Ronald W. Kaplan, Doctor of Ministry and Pastoral Psychotherapist, 10:30 a.m. (Learn the historic facts and the importance of sharing the memory of this unimaginable political, racial and social persecution with the present).

June 3 – Summer Kickoff Concert with the Sing’n Swing’n Seniors, 10:30 a.m. (Get ready to grab your beach towel and join in on the fun).

June 7- “Medication Safety & Poly Pharmacy” a Walgreen’s Pharmacist, 10:30 a.m. (Learn the key factors to help you manage multiple medications).

June 9 & 23 – Zumba Gold with Laurie Fetcher, 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).

June 9 – “Cosmic Coloring” by Roz Gerken (Learn the emotional benefits garnered from this long ago fun activity.  When we immerse ourselves into a coloring action, a de-stressing effect occurs because we no longer focus on a problem or worry, but focus on the particular activity instead.  Coloring also “brings out our imagination and takes us back to our childhood, a period in which we most certainly had a lot less stress.” Enjoy this creative activity with a healthy twist!)

June 10, 17, 24 & 27 – Basic Greek Lessons with Steve Ganzos, 10:30 a.m. (Part 12 of Quail Brook’s Languages Around the World Series.  Learn how this language has the longest documented history of any single clearly defined Indo-European language, spanning 34 centuries of written records).

June 14 & 28 – 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).

June 14 – 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 make an appointment).

June 15 – “Climate Change, Indoor Ozone & Vascular Function: Air Pollution & Your Health” by Kathy Black, Ph.D., M.P.H, Rutgers School of Public Health, 10:30 a.m. (Learn about the impact of air pollution on our breathing; what is considered pollution, exposure, how air pollution is tested and current research).

June 16 & 29 – Electric Keyboard Lessons: The Music Continues with Robert Norton & John Fitzpatrick, 10:30 a.m. (Hone your newly found musical abilities; learn how to play favorite songs and ‘practice-practice-practice!)

June 20 – Arm Chair Travel Presents: “Visit to Morocco” 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 Morocco.  After the Vogels retired, they decided to follow their passion of travel and began visiting countries so they could create documentaries to share with others.  Morocco is one of the over 89 countries that are included in their armchair travels).

June 21 – I’ll Knock a Homer for You: The Timeless Story of Johnny Sylvester & Babe Ruth, 10:30 a.m. (This is an exciting documentary film by Andrew Lilly a graduate of the New York Film Academy.  He is also the great nephew of Johnny Sylvester).

June 23 – “All Toes on Deck: Tips for Protecting Your Feet from the Summer Heat & Clinic” by Dr. Sharon Joag, DPM, East Brunswick Foot Care (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).

June 30 – “Sizzling Singing: A Summer Concert & Independence Day Salute” by Laurie Fetcher, 10:30 a.m. (Whether it’s an old favorite song or new medley, light and airy songs accompanied by audience participation are certain to invoke summer joie de vivre!)


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