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UPDATE Your Photo & Medical Records – If your picture has not been taken within the last five years and/or if your medical forms are more than 2 years old, please stop by the office to update your records, email addresses and emergency contacts.

 

Monthly Birthday LunchIs this your Birthday Month? Please let us know so we can celebrate your special day. Trivia & Cake. 

Tuesday, August 27th   11:00 am  Sign up by August 20th

Tuesday, Sept. 24th   11:00 am        Sign up by Sept. 17th

 

Vision Support Group  on brake

Please call Caryl to attend 732-329-4000 x7212.

Ted Talks – Wednesdays 

Wednesday, August 21st 10:45am – The art of choosing.

Wednesday,  September 4th 12:30pm- Sleep is your superpower.

Wednesday, September 18th 10:45am– Our dangerous obsession with perfectionism is getting worse.

        

BINGO

Bingo tickets in the office $5 card/5 days.

Bingo is $1.00 a day.  Come try your luck!  

Bingo - Monday, August 12th & 26th

Monday, September 16th & 30th  

12:15pm Bingo is $1.00. Purchase Bingo Pass for $5.00 in the office. Can share with a friend.

 

Special Bingo - Friday, July 26th, August 16th  12:15pm Free  

Join us for a free Bingo while we continue to try out our new computerized bingo system. There will be prizes.

Adult Coloring – Tuesday, August 6th  , Tuesday, Sept. 3rd  12:30pm

Enjoy tranquil music, aromatherapy, color, and make a new friends. All materials provided.

The Art Lee Project  Tuesday, 

Tuesday, September 10th 12:30pm Repurposed items transformed into fabulous, original works of art.

Come express yourself! All materials provided. Please sign up.

 

 

Art Lecture with Maurice

Friday, Sept. 20th 12:30pm Gustav Klimt Part 2- Join us as

Professor Mahler lectures more about this brilliant

Austrian symbolist painter. Sign up please.




 

Monthly Bereavement Group: Monday, Monday, Sept. 16th 10:45am  Anyone who has suffered the loss of a spouse or partner is welcome to attend the monthly bereavement group. Questions? Please call Caryl 732 329-4000 x 7212

 

 

Calling All Seniors...We Need Your Help!

We are seeking senior volunteers interested in taking a leadership role in running a program or two to accommodate requests for an afternoon program.
The following activities have been dropped in our suggestion box: Name That Tune * Word Games/ Brain Teasers * Board Games * Culture Club * Play Reading * Streaming of History/ Travel Channel.
Time Slot: Monday Afternoons 2:00pm – 2:45pm
If you are interested please call Jill at ext. 7675

 

Computer/IPAD Lessons- Volunteers are available in the

Tech Center  to help with phone, computer or IPAD questions.

* Tuesday and Wednesday 10:45am – 12:00pm

*In July & August High School students will be available in

the Tech Center 10:30am – 1:30pm to assist you with same.

 

Free Blood Pressure Screening

Tuesday, August 20th 10am - Noon

Tuesday, Sept. 17th    10 am - Noon  

No Appointment needed just drop in.

 

Summertime Youth Run Programs

Computer, & IPAD Lessons- Monday – Friday
***New this year ALEXA Lessons- Wednesday & Friday
High School students are available daily in the Tech Center
10:30am – 1:30pm to assist you, drop on by.

Seniors vs Youth Tournaments- Tuesdays 10:45am
Bocce- July 2nd, 16th, 30th August 13th & 27th(outside, weather permitting)
Ladderball- July 9th, July 23rd August 6th & 20th

Horseraces- Mondays, July 1st, July 22nd, August 5th & 19th 12:15pm
Join us at our indoor track. Root for your favorites &
win prizes!

Let’s Get Crafty! – Crafts with Sanjana – Free 12:15pm
Tuesdays- July 9TH – Stepping Stones * July 23rd – Zig Zag Books

August 6th Decoupage Pots, August 20th Modern Paintings
Come make a simple project to take home. Sign up at the office.


Billiards News!!- Open play M-F 8:30 – 4:15 & Sun. 1:00 – 4:00 (with the exception of tournament days). Please see the whiteboard in the Billiards Room for open play updates during tournaments.

August House Tournaments Are: 6th, 8th, 13th, 15th, 10am-3:30pm

August 20th - Versus So. Plainfield (HOME)

September In-House Tournaments Are: 10, 12, 17, 19  10am - 3:30 pm

Breakers vs Ewing (Home): Tuesday, Sept. 24th

Free Billiard Lessons are offered the Mondays & Friday by Billiards President Gary Harraman. Lessons are by appointment only. Three appointments are available between 10:00am – 11:30am. Sign up at the office.

WooooHooooo!!!... BOCCE is BACK!!
Available Starting July 1st
Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:15pm
(outdoors, weather permitting)
Off the back patio. Start a league or just play for fun!


Upcoming Senior Center Classes

Kathy’s Mosaics- Mondays, August 12th, 19th, 26th

12:30pm-2:30pm A mosaic is a piece of art or image made from

the assembling of small pieces of colored glass, stone, or other

materials. Learn a new craft, all materials provided.

             Space is limited, please sign up by August 5th  FREE

Computer, & IPAD Lessons- Monday – Friday

***New this year ALEXA Lessons- Wednesday & Friday

High School students are available daily in the Tech Center

10:30am – 1:30pm to assist you, drop on by.

Barbecue & Music

Thursday, August 15th * Sign Up by August 7th

11:15am- BBQ Lunch ($2.25 for Lunch)

12:15pm- Entertainment by Scott Brandt! Friends 50/50!

 

 

Carnival Games & Ice Cream Social- Thursday, August 22nd

10:30am – 11:30am Carnival Games Come One! Come All!

Games, Prizes, Refreshments! Try your luck. FREE

12:30pm Ice Cream and all the fixins. Sugar Free is available. Sign up by August 15th  Cost: $2.00

 

September is National Senior Center Month!!

 

2019’s Theme is… Senior Centers: The Key To Aging Well.

     This year’s theme was chosen to highlight how senior centers build momentum for aging well in their communities. This year, senior centers celebrate their 76th anniversary, and our center celebrated 28 years! We are celebrating this by highlighting the theme Senior Centers: The Key to Aging Well, and we invite you all to join us for National Senior Center Month! Senior centers are the future of what aging can be. Innovative programs hosted at senior centers can change the perception of aging, and create important community resources for aging expertise. We hope you will help us promote your center this September by sharing with your friends and neighbors how your center is the future of aging in your community.

 

In Honor of National Senior Center Month

We Present…SCAN CARD AMNESTY MONTH

 

Have you lost your scan card? Just can’t find it anywhere!

We are giving you a chance to come in and get a new scan card FREE of charge. Stop by the office to get your new card.

Senior Center Membership Contest

For every member you bring in September that joins, your name will be entered to win a $25 Stop and Shop Gift Card.

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Friends BingoFriday, Sept. 13th12:30pm

 

Bingo- Mon., Sept. 16th & Mon., Sept. 30th 12:15pm

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Cogniciti - A Brain Health Workshop- Monday, Sept. 23rd 12:15pm Cogniciti is focused on bringing communities together to encourage individuals to discuss their brain health and any memory concerns they may have. Looking for participants ages 50 -85, basic computer skills, must be able to read and speak English. MUST sign up by Sept. 16th

 

Middlesex Senior Health & Fitness Walk

Wednesday, Sept. 25th 10:00am-1:00pm

Roosevelt Park, Edison. Box lunch, screenings, and raffle for a special gift! Sign up at office by August 28th. Transportation

for bus riders only (leaves center @ 9:00am) $5.00 refundable

bus deposit when you arrive at park. Drivers should carpool.

Mocktails & Music Social- Thursday, September 26th 12:15pm Join us as we serve up some Mocktails, listen to lively music and maybe dance a step or two.

                                Sign up by September 19th

 

              

Culture Fest FRIENDaversary Bash               

Thurs. Oct. 10th

Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the

Senior Center’s FRIENDS organization.

What better way to celebrate an anniversary than with a multicultural celebration showcasing all of what our community is about.

*If you are interested in participating and representing your culture through music, poetry, dance or food please see Tirath Kairon.

*Anyone wanting to submit a recipe from their culture for our S. Brunswick Seniors cookbook fundraiser please see Laura Wabrick.

All recipes must be received by August 30th

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South Brunswick’s GOT TALENT!!! Congratulations!!!!

   2nd Place Winners in the 2019 Senior Citizen Art Contest

                    

                 Adrian Nicoara for his Craft, “Shall We Dance”

             Grace Chiarella for her Mixed Media, “In The Deep”

        

MOVIE TIME

A Midsummer Night’s Dream– Tuesday, Aug. 27th 12:30pm Michael Hoffman's new film of "William Shakespeare's a Midsummer Night's Dream" (who else's?) is updated to the 19th century, set in Italy and furnished with bicycles and operatic interludes. But it is founded on Shakespeare's language and is faithful, by and large, to the original play. PG-13 2H

Poms- Thursday, Sept. 5th 12:30pm

After moving to a retirement community, a woman is inspired to relive her high school days and start a cheerleading team with the fellow residents. PG-13 1h 31m

The Hustle – Tuesday, Sept. 24th 12:30pm PG-13 1h 34m

An unlikely female duo of con artists cooperate to beguile and deceive rich men for money. Sure to hit your funny bone!

 

Movie Lecture- 33 Greatest Cities of Europe- 

Thursday Aug. 29th 12:15pm

Travel with acclaimed filmmaker Marlin Darrah, as he visits Europe's most beloved cities and regions. Shot entirely in high definition, 33 Great cities of Europe captures the cultures, histories, and architectures of the world's most
traveled continent.

 

Osteoporosis: How to Stay One Step Ahead- Thurs. Sept.12th 10:30am

Internationally, osteoporosis is responsible for more than 8.9 million fractures each year. Join Christina DeValue, Registered Nurse with Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center, and Elizabeth Shokoff, Orthopaedic Nurse Navigator with the Jim Craigie Center for Joint Replacement, to learn what you can do to prevent osteoporosis and bone loss.

 

Police Lecture- Driving Risks- Thurs., Sept. 12th 12:30pm Join the SB Police for a lecture on the risks of driving and how you can avoid hazardous situations on today’s roads.

 

So. Brunswick Residential Paper Shred Program

Saturday, Sept. 14th 9:00am - Noon, rain or shine or until truck is full. Go to Beech Woods Park, 37 Beekman Road, MJ. For more information call (732) 745-4170 or email

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Office on Aging
Christine Wildemuth

cwildemu@sbtnj.net
Director
Senior Center
540 Ridge Road
Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
732-329-4000 x7670
or
732-438-0918
(rotary phones)
Transportation
732-329-4000 x7363
Center Hours
Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sundays
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.