Quail Brook Senior Center June Schedule

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

Table Tennis (Ping Pong) –Monday – Friday. Take a shot at being a tournament master by playing single or a 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.
Individual Computer Instruction with Mike Dias – on Tuesdays, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. ** Call (732) 563-4213 to schedule an appointment. **

“Healthy Bones Exercise Class” with Joan Ackerman –Mondays, at 9:15 a.m. This is a peer-led, 24-week exercise and education program for individuals at-risk or who have osteoporosis. The exercises focus on balance, strength, flexibility and posture. Advanced registration is required. A doctor’s note is also 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, from 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Stay up-to-date on breaking news around the world and current events while engaging 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” – On Monday, Wednesday & Friday, at 1 p.m. Exercise and move without putting undo pressure or strain on your body. Learn movements that will help lubricate the joints and keep them flexible, as well as, strengthen and stabilize individual muscles and increase blood circulation. These exercises can help decrease falls and increase the ability to better accomplish day-to-day activities. This program can be performed standing or sitting.

“Continuing Art Institute” with Karen Haake –Tuesdays, 1 – 3 p.m. This five-part module will teach the participants how to create Origami: Module 1 -“The Ancient Art of Folding Paper,” Module 2- “The Ancient Art of Folding Paper,” Module 3 -“The Ancient Art of Folding Paper,” (continued), Module 4- “Origami Sculpting Techniques,” Module 5- “Origami: Classic Designs and Jewelry” **$10.00 fee per class includes supplies.**

Electronic Keyboard Lessons –Thursdays, at 11 a.m. Esther Fowlkes and Joan Simons (Quail Brook’s very own talented members), will happily introduce you to basic music theory and keyboard skills.

Line Dancing – Fridays, at 9:30 a.m. Line Dancing is so much fun, it doesn’t seem like exercise! No partner is needed and it’s an easy way to stay healthy, both mentally and physically. It’s suitable for participants with limited mobility, and is known to improve cardiovascular health, muscular strength, and improve coordination and balance as participants work through different movements.

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

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

June 1 – “Frick & Frack: The Dynamic Duo Comedy Session” at 10:30 a.m., with Sandi & Irene who are Quail Brook Senior Center Participants. The ladies will provide the audience with a lounge act of comedy.

June 4, 11, 18 & 25 – “Take Control of Your Health” by Adalin Ball, MSW, Eldercare Educator, from Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability, from 10:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. “Take Control of Your Health” 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 health care. Participants will learn healthier ways to live, gain confidence, manage their health and feel more positive about life. **Advanced registration by May 25th is required. Call (732) 563-4213 for more information. **

June 5, 12 & 26 – “Body and Brain Yoga” with Lucy Pagnetti, at 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. Participants will alternate between standing and sitting in a chair when performing the exercises.

June 6, 20 & 27 – “Ageless Grace Fitness Program” with Roz Gerken a Certified Ageless Grace Educator, at 10:30 a.m. “Ageless Grace” is based on the cutting-edge science of 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, recall, analytical thinking, creativity, and kinesthetic thinking). This program is intended for participants of all abilities, and can be performed while standing or sitting. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and sneakers.

June 7 – “Eating Healthier, Feeling Happier, and Aging Gracefully” with Chung “CS” Yang, Ph.D., a Distinguished Professor & John L. Colaizzi Endowed Chair in Pharmacy at Rutgers University, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy EOHSI – Toxicology. The program begins at 10:30 a.m. This informative lecture will examine the science and the importance of a healthy diet, exercise, and maintaining a positive attitude; as well as, guidance on how to achieve those three attributes for healthy living. Don’t miss out on this lecture and discussion about positive, healthy aging!

June 8 – “ARTifacts” by Debra Esposito, from the Morris Museum, at 10:30 a.m. This program is an interactive program where participants will learn about selective New Jersey born artists whose work is part of the Morris Museum’s collection. Join the Center to learn the academic steps for critiquing art work, and broaden your appreciation for various styles of artwork. **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.**

June 13 – “Flow & Flair” with Michael Dicus, of Eec! Productions, Inc., at 10:30 a.m. “Flow & Flair” is a one hour, flagging dance class, designed to engage participants of all abilities. Flagging Class is designed to provide a unique channel of expressive and innovative extensions of the dance arts.

June 14 – “Zumba Gold” with Laura Fechter, from 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Exercise with popular music designed to inspire a hearty workout. This class is designed for people age 60 above, beginners, and others needing modifications in their exercise routine. Using fun, energetic and rhythmic moves, “Zumba Gold” builds cardiovascular health by challenging the heart and working the muscles of the hips, legs and arms.

June 14 – “Interfaith Discourse Discussion Program” with Rabbi Ronald Kaplan, Doctor of Ministry, Grief Counselor and Pastoral Psychotherapist, at 11:00 a.m. Get engaged with a give-and-take discussion on life’s never ending topic of change; and how to manage upheaval, and lessen the impact on one’s self, family and friends.

June 15 & 29 – Tai Chi with Laurena Kugliowski, Activities Director, from Regency Jewish Heritage Rehabilitation Center, at 10:30 a.m. Tai Chi is based on the practice of 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 in pain, fatigue, stiffness and gain 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.

June 19 – “Sinister Sodium” by Chante Glenn, MA, Program Coordinator, Family & Community Health Sciences, from Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Somerset County, at 10:30 a.m. This educational lecture is intended to emphasize what we already know about the risks of too much sodium, plus imparting creative ways to lower your sodium dependency.

June 21 – “Thrill’n & Grill’n: Fourth Annual Picnic at Colonial Park” at 10:30 a.m. Join us for summer fun, food and friends at the Annual Picnic in the Park. Get sizzling as we groove to the tunes of the season provided by DJ Gio. Make sure to join us for the largest Zumba Dance Party ever scheduled. Remember, a picnic isn’t complete without good old fashioned games such as beach volleyball and horseshoes. Test how limber you are and join the crowd to see how low you can go in a friendly game of Limbo. Events are followed by lunch grilled under the sun! Event occurs rain or shine (Pavilion/Tents are Available)!

June 22 – “A Pakistani Wedding” with Durdana Asheer a Quail Brook Senior Center Volunteer, at 10:30 a.m. Be a guest at this interactive program of culture, history, music, clothing, wedding traditions and of course, fun!

June 28 – “Over Here, Molly Pitcher” by Stacy Roth, from a History of the Hoof, at 10:30 a.m. This interpretive storytelling program relates the legend of Molly Pitcher—Mary Hays McCauley, the heroine of the 1778 Battle of Monmouth Courthouse—and explores the daily lives of the “women of the army” who followed their husbands to war during the American Revolution. Molly reminisces about the days when she accompanied her husband through battles and winter encampments from Valley Forge to Monmouth to Morristown. Relating her tales of firing cannons in the heat of battle to trudging “behind the baggage,” she provides a glimpse into what it was like to be a “camp follower” in the days when American independence was a dream rather than a certainty. This program is presented in costume of that period. **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 Cultural & Heritage Commission.**


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