Quail Brook Senior Center November 2015 Schedule Released

(732) 563-4213

Open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Body & Brain Yoga with Lucy Pagnetti – Monday, 10:30 a.m. Advance registration required; a $5.00 donation is suggested per class. 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.

Bridge Lessons – Every Friday, 10:30 a.m.

Computer Instruction – Every Monday, 9:00-12:00 p.m. (Please call for appointment.)

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

Healthy Bones Exercise Class with Joan Ackerman – Monday, 9:15 a.m. (Doctor’s Note Needed for Class)

Line Dancing – Every Friday, 9:30 a.m.

Outdoor Shuffleboard and Horseshoes – Available daily, weather permitting.

Variety of Board & Card Games (such as Monopoly, Po-Ke-No, Yahtzee, Dominoes & Checkers) – Daily

November 2 – Ecological Ornaments: Wild Ornaments for Your Backyard with Willow Creek Rehabilitation Center (Find an assortment of wild bird seed mixes, including sunflower, Nyjer Thistle, songbird mix, fruit & nut mix, millet, safflower and more.  Give the birds in your neighborhood wild bird food they’ll love.  With peanuts, wild bird seed and more, we can help you attract colorful birds to your backyard).

November 3 – Center Closed

November 4 – Armchair Travel Presents: “On the Way to Mandalay,” 10:30 a.m. (Passports are not required!  Simply sit back and enjoy the unique visit to Myanmar Burma).

November 5 – FREE Diabetes Hemoglobin A1c Screenings by Kathy Innuzzo, Saint Peter’s University Hospital Mobile Unit, 10:45-12:30p.m.(For those individuals that are either diabetic or pre-diabetic, this is the perfect chance to test your Hemoglobin A1c level.  The results will provide a three month average of your levels).

November 6 – Craft: Creating Thanksgiving & Christmas Cards with Mary Ellen Day, Volunteer, Companion Care, 10:30 a.m. (November is National Hospice Month.  Mary Ellen will show us how to create unique Thanksgiving and Christmas cards for friends and loved ones).

November 9 – “Cell Phone Savvy & Other Personal Devices: Learn the Ins & Apps” by Austin Eisele, AT&T, 10:30 a.m. (Austin will provide information about the latest phones and tablets and will offer individual assistance to people looking to learn more about their device).

November 10 – “Good Old American Folk Songs” by Spook Handy, 10:45 a.m. (Today we will visit the Manville Senior Center where Spook will wow us with his guitar, banjo and harmonics.  He will lead everyone in singing songs that range from the dust bowl and great depression, through the 1950’s and 60’s all the way up to new songs he has written himself).

November 11 – Center Closed

November 12 – “Veteran’s Day Tribute” by Josie Mescallado, 10:30 a.m. (The center will celebrate Veteran’s Day with a vocal performance by Josie Mescallado.  Josie will have the crowd singing along as we honor the men and women who served in the Armed Forces).

November 13 – Learn the Basic Portuguese Language with Fernanda Brandalise, 10:30 a.m. (This is a continuation of Quail Brook’s Around the World series).

November 16 – “A Community Service Project, Domestic Violence Education, Symbolism & Support” by Veronica Finlay, Developmental Director, Women’s Resource Center, 10:30 a.m. (Domestic abuse can happen to anyone, is inflicted in a variety of ways and is a rampant problem right here in our community.  Learn what the effects of domestic abuse are on those who witness it in their homes and how the cycle of violence repeats itself generationally.  Learn how a community can come together to break the cycle of violence and move towards a society free of domestic abuse. Veronica would like to give clients an item that symbolizes the care and concern staff has for them, so they always know that someone “has their back.”)

November 17 – “American Indian Cultures” by the Morris Museum’s Community Outreach Program, 10:30 a.m. (The Morris Museum will provide a variety of ethnographic materials representing numerous American Indian tribes throughout the United States.  This gallery dedicated to our Native People exhibits some of the finest artifacts from North America, housed in color-coded cases to assist visitors in developing a geographic context for the pieces on display.  Visitors can examine bead and quill work, pottery, carving, basketry and textiles from the Northeast Woodlands, and the Pacific Northwest Coast, including an array of artifacts from the Captain William Philo Clark Collection).

November 18 – “Sensational Seasoning: Making Homemade & Healthy Seasonings for All Seasons” by Jaira Ahmed, Registered Dietitian, Willow Creek Rehabilitation Center, 10:30 a.m. (Join us to create a unique blend of fresh herbal seasonings.  Literature and recipes will be provided).

November 19 – Volunteering: It Goes a Long Way, 10:30 a.m. (Join us as we pay tribute to Quail Brook’s stellar volunteers.  Music will be provided by DJ Gio).

November 20 – “Under the Streetlamp: Tales From the Doo Wop Era” by Dr. Charles & Pamela Horner, Classic Urban Harmony, LLC, 10:30 a.m. (Get your nostalgia on through an amazing multimedia presentation containing rare photographs of singers, record labels, sheet music and memorabilia.  Many of the photos are unpublished and come from the singers themselves.  This program will also contain audio song clips, video clips, anecdotes direct from the singers and much more).

November 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 of pain, fatigue and 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 done using a chair for support if desired).

November 25 – “Winterize, Weatherize & Practical Safety: An Emergency Guide” by the Central Jersey Housing Resource Center, 10:30 a.m. (Join us as a representative from the Central Jersey Housing Resource Center discusses how to winterize and weatherize our homes).

November 26 & 27 – Holiday – Center Closed




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