Quail Brook Senior Citizen Center August 2017 Schedule

625 New Brunswick Rd., Somerset, NJ 08873
(732) 563-4213
Open Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
All programs begin at 11:00 a.m. unless otherwise listed.

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. Lessons, strategy and point system will be taught by Oluwaseun Odukoya (Raritan Valley Community College and Quail Brook Volunteer) every Friday at 10:30 a.m.

Individual Computer Instruction with Mike Dias – Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ** Classes will resume in September**

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
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 on August 8, 22 & 29**

(NEW) Yogalates with Laura Kerr – Tuesday, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. This is a workout that combines the structured exercise of Pilates with the poses of Yoga for a unique blend of mind, body and spirit. **$40 for the 8-week program, next session to begin August 1st. Registration required, call (732) 563-4213 for more information**

Continuing Art Institute with Karen Haake – Tuesday, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. This five part module will explore textures and paints. **$10.00 fee includes supplies**

(New) 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, new session to begin Sept. 7. Registration required, 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.

August 1 – “Water: The Elixir of Life” by Marisa Wagner, Registered Dietitian, ShopRite/Wakefern, 10:30 a.m. Turn your hydration needs into a lifelong commitment for health with new, tasty and easy ways to infuse your water with taste, not calories or unnecessary sugars.

August 2, 16, 23 & 30 – The Regime Exercise Class: Interval Stretching & Aerobic Movements, 9:00 – 10:00 a.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 using a chair if desired.

August 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 – Ageless Grace with Roz Gerken, Certified Ageless Grace Educator, 10:30 a.m. Ageless Grace is a FREE fitness program based on cutting-edge science and 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). This 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.

August 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 the muscles of the hips, legs and arms with dance moves. This program can be done using a chair for support if desired.

August 3 – “Interfaith Bereavement Support Program” by Rabbi Ronald Kaplan. This program provides an engaging and spirited general discourse in a group setting that delves into the many topics of change that occur throughout life while simultaneously exploring the different facets of loss. When done as an entire group, these discussions are avenues for positive revelations and resolutions.

August 4 – “Financial Fitness” by Sharon Clark, Central Jersey Housing Resource Connection, 10:30 a.m. Understand the importance of being financially savvy. Learn the variables such as spending plans, cost of living/budgeting and calculating depth ratios. As a recap two teams will engage in a Financial Jeopardy tournament for the title of Financial Wizard!

August 7, 21 & 28 – “Singing is Everyone’s Talent” by Linda Merrian-Kuc, LMK Music, 10:30 a.m. Bob’s Quailers reprise their desire to sing with an added twist; choreographed steps that accompany the songs! Please join this delightful ensemble as we take to the road and perform at local rehabilitation centers for our community outreach project.

August 10 – Sizzling Summer Smoothies with Amy Peterson, Registered Dietitian, Genesis Healthcare. These are not your mother’s smoothies! Try this summer delight that blends combinations of dairy, non-dairy, yogurt, super vegetables and super fruits; a fun way to get your fiber and vitamin essentials without heating up the house.

August 11 – “And the Beat Goes On!” with Donnamarie McCarthy, 10:30 a.m. Get your dance groove going and try this physical, educational and cultural dance session that explores Latin inspired dance steps such as the Merengue, Cha Cha, Mambo and Salsa; a veritable ‘Copacabana’ at the Quail Brook Senior Center.

August 14 – “Know Your C’s & C’s” by Dr. Sharon Joag, DPM, East Brunswick Foot Care, 10:30 a.m. When your feet hurt, you hurt all over! Explore the symptoms, treatments and tips on how to prevent calluses and corns for healthier feet and a happier day.

August 15 – PED Seminar with Mike Dias, 10:30 a.m. Bring your tablets, laptops, tabs, smart phones, etc. for another seminar and practical that will give you the tools to tackle issues with your personal electronic devices (PED).

August 17 – “Armchair Travel Presents: Destination New Zealand” by Dorothy & Irwin Vogel. Dorothy and Irwin Vogel started traveling the world 25 years ago after they retired and together they have visited 89 countries! In each country, they have collected artifacts, have taken extensive photographs and put them on a DVD complete with music and narration of their experience. Today’s feature is New Zealand.

August 18 – “The 1950’s: America’s Golden Age of Entertainment” by Sam Caponegro, 10:30 a.m. Reminisce with a smile on your face and a tune on your lips with those fun and happy adaptations of Broadway plays and musicals of more than 60 years ago.

August 24 – “Heart Health Plus Brain Health = Better Living” by Laura Hawkins, Alzheimer’s New Jersey. Insight into the published research supporting some diets that seems to help with cognition and the connection to brain health.

August 25 – “The State of Meditation” by Genevieve McDermott, School of Royal Yoga, 10:30 a.m. Introduction to techniques designed to promote relaxation, help build internal energy and instill patience, compassions, etc. The practice of meditation has long been known to help individuals derive tangible health benefits as well as including lowering blood pressure and making positive strides towards managing depression and anxiety.

August 31 – “Protect Yourself Sooner Than Later” by a Rite Aid Pharmacist. A Rite Aid Pharmacist will discuss practices and tips to help you avoid becoming ‘sick as a dog’ followed by a clinic for the Pneumonia Vaccine and Flu shot.


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