Quail Brook Senior Center March Schedule

625 New Brunswick Rd., Somerset, NJ 08873
(732) 563-4213
Open Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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.

Individual Computer Instruction with Mike Dias – Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. **Classes are scheduled to resume on April 17. Please call (732) 563-4213 to schedule an 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.

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.

The Regime Exercise Class – Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 1:00 p.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 can help decrease falls and increase the ability to better accomplish day-to-day activities. This program can be performed standing or sitting.

Body & Brain Yoga with Lucy Pagnetti – Tuesday, 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. **No class on March 20th**

Continuing Art Institute with Karen Haake – Tuesday, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. This four-part module will teach the individual how to capture the start of spring through still life painting of the season’s first perennial flowers! Module 1 – Snowdrop, the First Bloom. Module 2 – The Lenten Rose. Module 3 – The Zesty Daffodil. Module 4 – The Fragrant Hyacinth. **$10.00 fee per class includes supplies**

Electronic Keyboard Lessons – Thursday, 11:00 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 – 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.

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 on the game of your choice, please inform the staff.

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

March 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 – Circuit Training with Lisa Leonard, 9:15 – 10:15 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. **$40 for the 8-week program, next session will begin in April. Call (732) 563-4213 for more information**

March 1 – “The Festival of Purim” with Cantor Anna Berman, Temple Har Shalom, 10:30 a.m. Learn the history and delve into the celebration of this holiday that commemorates the salvation of the Jewish people from Haman in Ancient Achaemenid/Persian Empire.

March 2 & 16 – Tai Chi with Laurina Kuligowski, Activities Director, Regency Jewish Heritage Rehabilitation Center, 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 performed while standing or sitting.

March 5 & 26 – “Spring Fever” with Linda Merriam-Kuc, LMK Music, 10:30 a.m. A music appreciation program with singing and choreography supporting Quail Brook’s Community Outreach initiative and to celebrate Older American’s Month with its 2018 theme: Engage at Every Age! Our concert is scheduled for May 21st at a local rehabilitation center. Please join Bob’s Quailers and ‘lend us your voice.’

March 6 – “Picture This: A Personal Electronic Device Workshop with Michael Dias, Computer Expert and Volunteer, 10:30 a.m. Are you tired of storing an avalanche of pictures on your PED’s (cell phones, tablets, etc.)? Wouldn’t you like to learn a valuable tool that creates videos and slide shows using these still pictures! You can become a producer of your own expression to share with your family and friends.

March 7, 14, 21 & 28 – Ageless Grace Program with Roz Gerken, Certified Ageless Grace Educator, 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 and recall, analytical thinking, creativity and imagination and kinesthetic thinking). The program is intended for people of all abilities and can be performed while standing or sitting. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and sneakers.

March 8, 15, 22 & 29 – Zumba Gold with Laurie Fetcher, 10:30 am – 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 muscles of the hips, legs and arms with dance moves.

March 8, 22 & 29 – “Promoting Health as We Age” by Kevin Dela Rosa & Kortney Sanders, Nursing Students under the tutelage of Dr. Karen Dewitt, Kean University. Part 1 – Sleep Health: Understanding tips and techniques to promote good sleep habits and patterns. Part 2 – Eating with Intelligent/Healthy Choices: Highlighting healthy foods that help with energy/strength plus the proper nutrition to consume. Part 3 – Medication Regime: Importance of good communication with health care providers/your family, knowing potential side effects, awareness of your medications.

March 8 – State Health Insurance Program (SHIP), 10:30 a.m. 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**

March 9 – “March Madness for Wellness: Healthy Habits for Weight Management” by Marisa Wagner, Registered Dietitian, ShopRite/Wakefern, 10:30 a.m. Stay on your personal course of health and weight management by learning how to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.

March 12 – A Jam Session: Taste of Saint Patrick’s Day with Kim Osterhoust, Local Artisan of Organic Jellies, 10:30 a.m. This is not your grandmother’s jam! Learn the history of canning/preserving while creating your own batch of green jam (made with super fruit, blueberries and antioxidant limes).

March 15 – “Dance Methodology” by Donnamarie McCarthy, Create an Impression Traveling Dance & Yoga Studio, 10:30 a.m. As an introduction to world dances, this physical and educational dance session will highlight traditions rooted in many centuries of Polish/Czech culture.

March 19 – “Safety with Medication Use: What You Need to Know” by Donna M. Lisi, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP, BCGP, Clinical Pharmacist, 10:30 a.m. A critical discussion aimed at improving your knowledge in the safe use of medications and reducing preventable harm from medication misuse, abuse, and errors.

March 20 – “Interfaith Discourse: A Support Program” with Ronald W. Kaplan, Rabbi, Doctor of Ministry, Grief Counselor and Pastoral Psychotherapist, 10:30 a.m. Please join the group where everyone is a participant. Get engaged in a civilized discussion with earnest and intellectual enquires that deal with the experience of change throughout the course of one’s life.

March 23 – “Superwomen: Getting to Know You!” by the Quail Brook Seniors, 10:30 a.m. Women authors, poets, historians or family members are part of this unique program that celebrates the accomplishments of female role models!

March 30 – Holiday – Center Closed


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