Quail Brook Senior Center May 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.) ($5.00 suggested donation/class)

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).

NEW! Mahjong Lessons – Beginning May 5, 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.

New! 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

May 2, 3, 9, 12, 16, 19 & 23 – Electric Keyboard Music Lessons 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!’)

May 4, 11, 18 & 25 – “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 health care.  Participants learn healthier ways to live, gain confidence and motivation to manage their health and feel more positive about life.

May 5 – Armchair Travel Presents: “Machu Picchu & the Galapagos Islands” by Dorothy and Irwin Vogel, 10:30 am (Passports are not required!  Simply sit back and enjoy the unique visit to Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Islands).

May 6 – “All Natural Soap Making” by Genesis Healthcare, 10:30 a.m. (Join us and learn about saponification.  We will also learn the art of using natural herbs and flowers for a sensory experience sure to stimulate the mind, body and spirit!)

May 10 – “A European Salon Experience” by Glenis Redmond, Artist in Residence, New Jersey State Theatre, 10:30 a.m. (A salon experience is based upon the French literary and philosophical movements of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries by which a group of people would gather for the exchange of ideas and increase their knowledge of individuals through conversation).

May 13 – “Skin Care Do’s: Summer Sun Smarts” by Tanya Watson, Pharm. D, Walgreens, 10:30 a.m. (Regardless of your age, knowing how to protect your skin from sun damage, especially during the summer months, is being “summer smart.” Get a jump start on summer skin safety with important facts and practical tips for a healthy and safe time in the sun).

May 17 – “The Mineral Cabinet: The Science of Mineralogy & Geology” by Bill Butkowski (Learn about mineralogy, the process of mineral origin and formation, classification, geographical distribution as well as their use and function in today’s world).

May 20 – Bollywood Culture and Dance Demonstration, 10:30 a.m. – Presented by Shivalay Dance Academy, this demo will reflect Bollywood dancing: a blend of hip-hop, modern dance styles and traditional Indian steps, from various regions, to create an easy-to-follow choreography that is fun and energetic.

May 24 – 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).

May 26 – A Musical Performance at the Senior Wellness Center at Bridgewater, 10:30 a.m. (Join us as we share our newly found musical abilities and perform our favorite songs at the Senior Wellness Center at Bridgewater).

May 27 – “The Science of Summer: The Art of Making Summer Spice Shakers, Natural Peanut Butter & Healthy Oil Infusions” by Genesis Healthcare, 10:30 a.m. (Using fresh and whole spices (i.e., seeds, roots, bud or vegetable substances and/or cinnamon and nutmeg), create your own unique blend of summer seasonings for food and beverages.  We will also be making natural peanut butter and a healthy dipping oil that has been infused with fresh/natural herbs).

May 30 – Holiday – Center Closed

May 31 – “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Truth About Strokes” by Saint Peter’s University Hospital, 10:30 a.m. (Join us as Saint Peter’s University Hospital provides a program on how to prevent a stroke and Free blood pressure screenings.  No appointment is necessary).

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