Quail Brook Senior Center September 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. Individual Computer Instruction – Monday & Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 pm **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. 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.

Continuing Art Institute with Karen Haake – Tuesday, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm **$10.00 fee includes supplies**

Line Dancing – Friday, 9:30 a.m.

Bridge Lessons – Friday, 10:30 a.m.

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

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

QBC News – Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Enjoy breaking news around the world or current events of interest for a stimulating Question and Answer as fellow center members take turns researching and sharing the hot topics of the day.

September 1 – “Foot Fitness for the Fall: One of the Bodies Most Complex Parts” by Dr. Sharon Joag, DPM, East Brunswick Foot Care, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Joag will review proper foot care, shoe choices and will include a FREE screening for those interested. Please call ahead at (732) 563-4213 for an appointment for the screening portion of the program.

September 2, 6, 16, 19 & 29 – Electric Keyboard & Choir Lessons with Robert Norton, John Fitzpatrick & the Quailers, 10:30 a.m. Fine tune your newly found musical abilities; learn how to play favorite songs and ‘practice-practice-practice!

September 5 – Holiday – Center Closed

September 7 – Ageless Grace with Roz Gerken, 10:30 a.m. Ageless Grace is a fitness program based on the cutting-edge science 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 sitting or standing. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and sneakers.

September 8 – Zumba Gold with Laurie Fetcher, 10:30 a.m. Zumba Gold takes the popular Latin- dance inspired workout of 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 the muscles of the hips, legs and arms with dance moves. This program can be done using a chair for support if desired.

September 9 – “Medicare/Medicaid: Understanding Plans, Parts & Coverage” by Laurie Roome, Eldercare Educator, Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services, 10:30 a.m. Today you will learn all you need to know about Medicare and Medicaid. Laurie will go over the parts of each plan. She will also discuss the differences between both. At the end of the program there will be a short question and answer session.

September 12 – Quail Brook Book Club, 10:30 a.m. Our book club is just starting and is open to all. We will get to know all of our fellow participants and receive our next book to read, “The Taming of the Shrew: A literary Journey through the Works of Shakespeare (Part 2).” **Please call (732) 563-4213 for more information**

September 13 – In-Service – Center Closed

September 14 – “Interfaith Bereavement: A Highly Individual, Complex Experience & Journey Towards Understanding” by Rabbi Robert Kaplan, Doctor of Ministry and Pastoral Psychotherapist, 10:30 a.m. Enduring the death of a loved one is a universal experience in our lives. Everyone at some time or another loses a beloved family member, friend, neighbor, colleague or pet. Coming together to speak or listen is often an opportunity to find comfort and strength.

September 15 – Visit to the Senior Wellness Center at Bridgewater for the “Senior Talent Show,” 10:30 a.m. Join us as we visit the Senior Wellness Center at Bridgewater for a spectacular Talent Show. We will watch and cheer as the center members’ showcase their talents.

September 20 – “Wellness Template for Life: A Wellness Path of Eating Right & Proper Movement” by Dr. Sharon Joag, DPM, East Brunswick Foot Care, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Joag will present ways in which to incorporate positive aspects of life. In turn, these areas can help keep one more focused with motivation towards being satisfied, happy and healthy at an achievable level.

September 21 – “Scent, Soap & Candles: The Aroma of Nature” by the Somerset County Park Commission, 10:30 a.m. Join us as the Park Commission will show us techniques for crafting handmade soaps and candles.

September 22 – Midland Chorus: A Unique Summer Concert Performed by the Students, 10:30 a.m. Midland is a non-profit school/education center for people with disabilities. Join us as they present a unique summer concert for our enjoyment.

September 23 – Flu Shot Clinic by Saint Peter’s University Hospital, 10:00 a.m. **Please call (732) 563-4213 to schedule an appointment**

September 27 – “First Ladies: Historical View & Educational Program” by Brandeis University National Committee of Somerset, 10:30 a.m. A representative from Brandeis University will be available to provide us with a historical and cultural view of the “First Ladies” of the United States. The program will be followed up with a question and answer session.

September 28 – “Bollywood: Learn Traditional Indian Dance & Culture as a Unique Form of Exercise” with the Shivalay Dance Academy, 10:30 a.m. In this program, you will learn the fundamentals, styles and techniques of traditional Indian dance movements such as Bhangara, Bollywood, Garba and Kathak with Hip-Hop and modern dance that provides for a unique exercise experience that blends history and culture.

September 30 – Giddy Up: A Musical Concert Presented by the Quail Brook Quailers, 10:30 a.m. The Quail Brook Quailers will perform their debut concert at the Willow Creek Rehabilitation Center located on Easton Avenue in Somerset. You don’t want to miss it!


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