Quail Brook Senior Center May Schedule

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

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. ** 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.

Continuing Art Institute with Karen Haake – Tuesday, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. This 5 part module will teach the individual how to create Metallic Blends. Module 1 – Metallic Blends Module 2 – Experimentation with Metallic Compositions Module 3 –Metallic Blends of Summer Module 4 – Metallic Blends on Varied Textures, Surfaces and Mediums Module 5 – Creating and Celebrating Summer through Images **$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)

April 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 – 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.

May 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 – 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, space still available. Call (732) 563-4213 for more information**

May 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 – 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 muscles of the hips, legs and arms with dance moves.

May 3 – Table Tennis Lessons with Chris Lehman & Luliana Radu, Game Experts. Table tennis is also known as ping pong. It is a sport in which two to four players hit a lightweight ball back and forth using small bats. This game takes place on a hard table divided by a net. Join us as Chris and Luliana teach us how to play table tennis.

May 4 – “Health is Wealth” by Marisa Wagner, Registered Dietitian, ShopRite/Wakefern, 10:30 a.m. Join us as we make and taste some healthy snacks. Marisa will also discuss the importance of an exercise routine. Literature will be provided.

May 7 & 14 – “Spring Fever Practice” 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 the Older American’s Month theme: Engage at Every Age! Our concert is scheduled for May 21st at a local rehabilitation center. Please join Bob’s Quailer’s and ‘lend us your voice.’

May 10 – State Health Insurance Program (SHIP), 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.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**

May 10 – “Ramadan: The Muslim Tradition of Fasting” by Durdanna Asheer, Quail Brook Volunteer. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic Calendar and is observed worldwide as a month of fasting worldwide to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammed according to Islamic belief. Join us as Durdanna discusses the Muslim tradition of fasting.

May 11 & 25 – 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.

May 15 – “Indoor Beach Volleyball” with Trinity Rehabilitation Center, 10:30 a.m. We’re bringing this summer Olympic sport indoors minus the sand.

May 17 – “Dance Methodology for World Culture: Swing” by Donnamarie McCarthy, Create an Impression Traveling Dance & Yoga Studio, 10:30 a.m. Join us as Donnamarie teaches us a group of dances developed with the “swing style” of jazz music.

May 18 – A Spring Choral Performance by the Swinging Singing Seniors, 10:30 a.m. Our old time favorite ritual of spring is upon us! Join this lovely group of choral performers as they hit high notes and herald in the long awaited days of warm weather.

May 21 – “Spring Fever Concert” 10:30 a.m. Today our very own senior center participants will perform a special concert to celebrate Older American’s Month. This concert will be held at the Avalon, Hillsborough Rehabilitation Center.

May 23 – “Armchair Travelers Presents: The Principality of Monaco” by Dorothy & Irwin Vogel, 10:30 a.m. Dorothy and Irwin Vogel started traveling the world 25 years ago after they retired and together have visited 89 countries! In each country, they have collected artifacts, have taken extensive photographs and put them together on a DVD complete with music and narration of their experience. Today’s feature is the Principality of Monaco.

May 24 – “Allergies in New Jersey” by Mili Gami, Somerset Park Pharmacist. Mili will provide us with tips on how to cope with seasonal allergies here in New Jersey.

May 28 – Holiday – Center Closed

May 29 – Minute to Win It Challenge, 10:45 a.m. Today we will visit the Senior Wellness Center at Bridgewater for the “Minute to Win It Challenge.” Minute to Win It is an American primetime game show that originally ran on NBC with host Guy Fieri. Challenges use regular household items and great concentration to complete. Think you can do it? You’ve got 60 seconds! Join the suspense as the Quail Brook Senior Center and the Senior Wellness Center at Bridgewater recreate this game and compete for this year’s title.

May 31 – ”Earth Under Our Feet” by Debra Esposito, Morris Museum, 10:45 a.m. This Geology program covers planet earth’s geology and then spends a section focusing on the formation of Puddingstone, which is a unique stone found in Boonton, New Jersey and was used to build many of Boonton’s walls and buildings. It also runs through Bearfort Mountain. **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**


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