Quail Brook Senior Center November Schedule

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

The Quail Brook Senior Center will be closed on Nov. 1, 2 and 3 due to carpet installation. Clientele are invited to attend the Senior Wellness Center at Bridgewater. Quail Brook clients who do not drive will be taken to the Senior Wellness Center at Bridgewater. To request transportation or lunch reservations, contact the Quail Brook Senior Center at (732) 563-4213.

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 pm ** 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.

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 – Monday – Friday (Weather Permitting)

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.

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. **Class will be held only on Nov. 21**

Yogalates with Laura Kerr – Tuesday, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. This mat-based exercise is a fusion of Yoga and Pilates that strengthens the core while increasing flexibility through proper posture and positions. In combination, these gentle motions flow together to help create more overall strength, stability and balance. **$40 for the 8-week program, next session to begin on Nov. 21. Registration required by Nov. 9, call (732) 563-4213 for more information**

Continuing Art Institute with Karen Haake – Tuesday, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. This 4 part module will breakdown the intricacies of landscape drawing/painting. Module 1 – Composition: Selecting a personal photo, picture that reflects aspects of different physical environments; landscape, cityscape, seascape. Dissect, focus on and study the many/individual attributes that make up the total picture; sky, clouds, trees, terrain, water, structure, road, etc. Module 2 – –Creating a pencil outline to capture the shapes and placement, make compositional adjustments. Module 3 – Graphite, pencils & Charcoal techniques-Learn different hand movement/strokes (vertical, scribbles)/pressure for shading to create desired shapes, perspective and illusion, sunlight and water effects. Incorporate soft cloths/erasers to blur lines and give depth. Module 4 – Layering, texturing and final touches = Subject Realism. **$10.00 fee per class includes supplies**

Circuit Training – Thursday, 9:15 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, session to begin on Nov. 16. Registration required by Nov. 6, call (732) 563-4213 for more information**

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.

November 1 – Visit to the Senior Wellness Center at Bridgewater for Dance Aerobics with Marion Harris, 11:00 a.m. Get your cardio while dancing to a variety of music such as pop, country and Broadway classics.

November 2 – Visit to the Senior Wellness Center at Bridgewater for “The History of the Early Movie Musical” by Sam and Candy Caponegro, 10:45 a.m. According to some experts, singing musical show tunes leads to mental clarity. True or not, this course will explore the history of the early movie musical. Beginning with “The Jazz Singer” in 1927, film musicals changed the entertainment industry. Clips from the period include performances by Fred Astaire, Ginger Rodgers, Mae West, Shirley Temple, Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddie, Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney. The program’s goal is for attendees to leave the program with their toes rapping and a song on their lips, if not in their heart.

November 3 – Visit to the Senior Wellness Center at Bridgewater for the “Come Fly with Me” Theme Event. Walk around the room to select an airport to fly out of. When you pick the right airport five times there could be a surprise in store for you.

November 6 & 20 – “Quail Brook’s Got Talent: Music Appreciation” with Linda Merriman-Kuc, LMK Music, 10:30 a.m. Voice lessons, music appreciation with a bit of choreography and Bob’s Quailers have their eyes set on their fourth concert performance scheduled on Nov. 27 at Regency Jewish Heritage, a local rehabilitation center in support of our community outreach initiative. All are welcome to join this ensemble because everyone’s got talent!

November 6, 13, 20 & 27 – The Regime Exercise Class: Interval Stretching & Aerobic Movements
(Levels 1 & 2), 1:30 – 2:30 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 and movements can help decrease falls and increase the ability to better accomplish day-to-day activities. This program can be done standing or sitting.

November 7 – Center Closed

November 8, 15, 22 & 29 – Ageless Grace Exercise Program with Roz Gerken, Certified Ageless Grace Educator, 10:30 a.m. Ageless Grace is a FREE fitness program 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.

November 9, 16 & 30 – 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 and above, beginners or others needing modifications in their exercise routine. Zumba Gold builds cardiovascular health by challenging the heart and working the muscles of the hips, legs and arms with dance moves.

November 9 – “Model Trains” by the Somerset County 4-H Trainmasters. Train enthusiasts of all ages can experience the romance of the rails and the world of miniature model trains.

November 9 & 30 – State Health Insurance Program (SHIP), 10:30 – 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**

November 10 – Center Closed

November 13 – NJSCA Logo 2017 (LAP Grant) (2)Discover Jersey Arts Logo (LAP Grant) (2)Visit to the Senior Wellness Center at Bridgewater for “Jazz, Pop & Rock: The New Jersey Connection” by Walter Choroszewski, Photographer, 10:45 a.m. Walter is New Jersey proud and celebrates our state’s significant contributions to American music of the twentieth century. Walter explores these music genres and showcases New Jersey artists including iconic legends Sinatra, Basie and Springsteen, as well as numerous other musical talents from the Shirelles to the Four Seasons…and many more. ** This program is made possible, in part, by the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State through the State/County Historic Partnership Program Grant, and administered in Somerset County by the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission**

November 14 – Volunteer Recognition Ceremony, 10:30 a.m. Let’s put our hearts and hands together and give a tremendous Thank You to our volunteers who donate their time to help make the Quail Brook Senior Center a vibrant and successful place! Immediately following, enjoy a special treat presented by our very own volunteer duo, Dorothy and Irwin Vogel, also known as Armchair Travelers. Dorothy and Irwin started traveling the world 25 years ago after they retired and together they have visited 89 countries! In each country, they have collected artifacts, extensive photos and put them together on a DVD complete with music and narration of their experience. Today’s program will take us on a trek to the Republic of Turkey, the Anatolian peninsula and one of the oldest permanently settled regions in the world.

November 16 – “Interfaith Discourse: A Support Program” with Rabbi Ronald W. Kaplan, Rabbi, Doctor of Ministry, Grief Counselor and Pastoral Psychotherapist. 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.

November 17 – “Dance Methodology” by Donnamarie McCarthy, Create an Impression Dance & Yoga Studio, 10:30 a.m. A physical and educational (cultural) dance session that takes Latin dance moves to a more intricate and detailed level; Salsa, Mambo, Merengue, Cha Cha will be included.

November 23 & 24 – Holiday – Center Closed

November 27 – Quail Brook’s Got Talent Concert, 10:30 a.m. The Quail Brook seniors visit the Regency Jewish Heritage Post-Acute Rehabilitation & Nursing Home and perform their fourth concert as Bob’s Quailers in support of our community outreach project. Under the tutelage of Linda Merriman-Kuc, such popular songs as My Guy, Over the Rainbow, Que Sera Sera and much more will be sure to invite audience participation. In addition to singing being a wonderful exercise, it also can help you have fun, improve breathing, promote smiles and bridge cultural/communication gaps for a positive experience to share with friend and family!

November 30 – A Good Old-Fashioned Holiday Concert with the Swinging ‘n Singing Seniors. This festive sing-along is Quail Brook’s way to officially usher in the start of another beautiful holiday season filled with glad tidings!


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