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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.

 Attention: We are no longer collecting Chip Bags.

 

Foot Doctor

We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Joel Kates, DPM who will provide podiatry care monthly.You may call the office to schedule an appointment; his first day with us will be Thursday, February, 20th with appointments beginning at 9:00 am - 11:45 am. Dr. Kates take most insurances. Please call Jasmine to schedule an appointment 732.329.4000 x 7670.

Activity Time Change Update!!!

 

** Podcast Café will now be held 2:15pm – 3:15pm Mondays

** Dance Zone   will now be held 2:15pm – 3:15pm Fridays

The Late bus on Mondays & Fridays will now depart at 3:15pm to accommodate participants of these classes.

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

Tuesday, April 28th 11:00 am
 Sign up by April 21st.

 

Ted Talks – Wednesdays

Wed., April 1st 12:30pm- Laura Rovner- What happens to people in solitary confinement?

Wed., April 15th 10:45am– Monica Lewinsky – The price of shame

                                                                                      BINGO

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

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

Purchase Bingo Pass $5.00 in office. 

Bingo- SUPER JACKIE JOHNSON BINGO- Thursday, April 9th 12:15pm
Bingo- Monday, April 27th 12:15pm

Can share with friend. Please purchase cards prior to game time.  

Friends Bingo

No Friends Bingo in April

Something new! Come try out the new Shuffleboard Table located by the billiards tables. Don’t know how to play?  No worries, we’ve got you covered, Sandy Lemlein from the Billiards Club is giving lessons. 
 
Donations: We graciously accept monetary donations. All donations go to senior programs. Checks are payable to So.Brunswick Senior Center. “Tribute Cards” available $15 per pack of ten. Donations are tax deductible. 
Friendly Reminder…Along the line of donations, we are currently in need of new or newer type items to be used for Game Prizes and Large Event Door Prizes. If you are looking for suggestions please call Jill at extension 7675.  Thanks so much!   
 
The Art Lee Project- Tuesday, Repurposed items transformed into fabulous, original and unique works of art. Come express yourself! All materials provided. Please sign up.

Tuesday, April 14th 12:30pm

Repurposed items transformed into fabulous, original and unique works of art. Come express yourself! All materials provided. Please sign up.

Adult Coloring- Tuesday, April 7th 12:15pm  
Enjoy music, coloring, and making new friends. All materials provided. Free.

Art Lecture with Maurice

 
Friday,March 20th 12:30pm
Join Professor Mahler for a presentation on Gustav Klimt. Sign up please.
Famous Playwrights- Monday's at 10:00am

Presented by Bill Roufberg
All about their private life and their plays. Sign up please.

April 6th -  Agatha Christie – Mousetrap       

April 13th -    Elie Wiesel- Trial of God

April 20th - Shakespeare – Othello             

April 27   -   Anton Chekhov- The Cherry Orchard
 
May 4th   -   Arthur Miller – The Price

 

FRIENDS Annual Raffle Fundraiser
Friends are selling tickets Until March 12th at a table in the lobby daily 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.
Tickets are $1.00 for 1 ticket or $2.00 for 3 tickets.
Winner will be drawn ***TDA Due to center clousure***
**Prize is a Silver Stone 9 pc Nonstick Cookware Set**

Low Vision Support Group Is Making A Comeback!!
First… Vision Health Lecture- Monday, March 2nd 12:15pm
Speaker from the Commission of the Blind and Visually Impaired will be here to present on Vision Health. THEN…
Vision Support Group- Friday, March 6th 10:30am
Come join our low vision support group… This is an opportunity to meet new people, share information and benefit from mutual support related to vision loss. Our members are encouraged to share resources and we also invite in experts to discuss popular topics related to vision loss.
Meets first Friday of each month.

SPRING FLING!!!

Thursday, April 16th
11:15am Themed Lunch ($2.25 for lunch)
12:15pm Musical Renderings by the
Jersey Girl Linda Passarella!!!

Sign Up By April 8th with Karen or Mary (in the kitchen) Friends 50/50

 

 

FRAUDS, SCAMS and FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE for Seniors!!
Friday, March 27th 12:15pm
Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker, in partnership with the Division of Consumer Affairs (DCA) and Department of Human Services (DHS), will be hosting this event to educate senior citizens on avoiding fraud and accessing the state’s financial assistance programs.

Art Class- Mondays 1:00pm – 3:00pm April 6th – May 18th 7 wks $49
Artists of all levels welcomed. Students learn to utilize a variety of materials, techniques
& concepts. Bring own supplies. Sign up by March 23rd .

“Brain Health” Tuesdays 10:30–11:30am (except the 2nd Tues.of the Month)
Join Dawn Neglia, LSW, for a for a 12-week course that will be exploring how our brains work and what we can do to keep them healthy. Each class will focus on a different area of brain health and will combine the lecture series “Optimizing Brain Fitness” with interactive learning. Each class will last approximately one hour and you are welcome, but not required to come to all 12.

Week 1: How Your Brain Works
Week 2: How your Brain Changes
Week 3: Care and Feeding of the Brain
Week 4: Creativity and the Playful Brain
Week 5: Focusing your Attention
Week 6: Enhancing Your Memory

Registration for this event is preferred- Thank you.


Beginning April 6th!!

ESL Conversational Classes- Mondays 12:30pm – 1:15pm
English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are designed to teach a variety of language skills to non-native English speakers. If you’d like to brush up on your English skills, this is the class for you. Please sign up.

 

South Brunswick Student Art Gallery
Thursday, April 2nd 10:30am We are invited to a special “Seniors Only” viewing of our District’s 16th Annual Student Art Gallery. Transportation provided, all participants will be bused from the Senior Center to the school and back in time for lunch.
Bus departs Senior Center at 10:00 am sharp.

Living Legacies: The Faces In Our Neighborhoods
Friday, April 3rd 12:15-1:15pm (Held in the Sen.Ctr)
Please join the SB High School students as they present monologues reflecting the lives of township residents who have made an impact in South Brunswick.
This is a very special intergenerational program not to
be missed! Please come support our HS students!

Senior Community Police Services- Thursday, April 23rd 10:45am
The South Brunswick Police Department will present information on services offered to our senior community. Chief Raymond Hayducka will be in attendance, greeting the seniors and welcoming Assemblyman Roy Freiman, who will be discussing the safe disposal of household medications and distributing free Deterra kits, used to dispose of medications at home. Lieutenant Rickle will discuss the Blue Angel program, the Special Needs Registry, Citizens Police Academy, Neighborhood Watch, and more. Don’t miss it!

Get Your Garden Plots Here!

Check out the NEW and IMPROVED “Digs”
Newest Additions:
4 More Raised Garden Beds, 4 Framed Plots, and a Sitting Area!
Now accepting signups for space *

Garden Opening to be Announced
Our new additions have been sponsored by our Eagle Scout Jay Thaker - Troop 888
Thank you Jay for choosing our Center to fulfill your Eagle Scout Project.
Your kindness and generosity are greatly appreciated.

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.

10:45am – 12:00pm

Free Blood Pressure Screening

No Appointment needed just drop in.

Tuesday, March 17th  10am – Noon   


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.

            

Billiards Tournament Schedule

April In House- 7, 9,14, 21, 23- (pool club)

SBL- 2nd Home - Breakers vs. Ewing Sharks
Pool Club- 23rd Vs. Woodbridge

30th Home - Breakers vs. Union

          

HEALTH PROGRAMS
 

Summer Emergencies- Thurs. March 12th 10:30am – 11:30am
Summer brings with it lots of fun and freedom for children, but also lots of health safety concerns. Join Barbara Vaning, MHA, EMT Instructor with Princeton Health’s Community Wellness, for this informative session explaining ways to stay safe during the summer months, including staying hydrated, pool safety, insect bites, heat stroke, and safety concerns in vehicles and at home.

Vision Screenings- Thurs. March 19 (10 a.m. – 1 p.m.) Appointment needed.

Podcast Café- Mondays 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Cozy, inspirational and educational! This month’s Podcast’s are from “The American Life Podcasts”. Titles include: Switched at Birth, 129 Cars, Hoaxing Yourself and, In Dog We Trust. Light refreshments.

March Podcasts  (Monday’s at 2:15pm)

                      You Must Remember This

              Fake News: Fact Checking Babylon

 Secrets / Forgotten Histories of Hollywood’s First Century 

 

March 2  The Trials of Confidential Magazine: Dorothy Dandridge

March 9  The Trials of Confidential Magazine: Maureen O’Hara

March 16  Bugsy Siegel

March 23  Mae West

March 30  Mary Astor’s Diary

April’s Podcasts (Monday’s at 2:15pm) “I Spy” – Hear from spies who tell stories and secrets about the operations they were a part of.

 The Art Dealer
 The Man with the Antidote
 The Sleeper Agent
 The Master of Disguise



Write Away Club- Tuesdays 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Explore memoirs, short stories, poetry, and essays. This group is geared toward learning and sharing creative writing. Peer led by South Brunswick published writer Coleen Marks. Sign up please.

Creatively Yours- Wednesdays 1:00pm – 2:30pm Gathers weekly to unleash their creative side and have fun with a variety of art projects including adult coloring. Please sign up.

Dance Zone- Fridays 2:30pm – 3:30pm Do you love to dance? Dance is exercise, the physical benefits of dancing are similar to that of other cardio activities. Join us for a freestyle peer led hour of pure fun!
Bring your friends, bring your music, but most of all BRING YOUR MOVES!!

New Year, New Ideas…New Members

Calling all new members please join us for a new program called the…

       New Member Mingle

           Thursday, April 23rd 12:30pm- 1:15pm

Cozy meet and greet with other new members, chat over coffee and light refreshments. Please sign up 

Chess Lessons with Clive- Wednesdays 10:00am – 12:00pm

If you are interested in learning how to play Chess please pop on by the lobby and visit with Clive Usiskin. In addition, if any of our seasoned Chess players are interested, Clive is also looking to start a Chess League. Checkmate!

Jeopardy With Ram- Friday, April 24th 10:30am – 11:30am

 

By popular demand, for all you word game lovers out there…IT’S OFFICIAL!

Ram Sundar will be hosting a monthly word game the last Friday of every month!

Join us for popular games such as Jeopardy and the many others we can have fun with!

 

MOVIE TIME

Knives Out - Thursday, April 2nd 12:30pm PG-13 | 2019 | 2h 10m
On his 85th birthday, crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead. Just as authorities are about to dismiss the tragedy as suicide due to the lack of evidence to prove otherwise, Benoit Blanc arrives at the scene to conduct his own investigation.

Clemency- Tuesday, April 28th 12:30pm R | 2019 | 1h 53m
Bernadine Williams is a prison warden made tough and unfeeling by the numerous deaths she has witnessed throughout her long career. Her strong facade, however, begins to crumble after her 12th execution goes awry.

 

 

 
Office on Aging
Caryl Greenberg

cgreenbe@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.