Director
Office on Aging
Christine Wildemuth

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.

Programs Highlights

Construction UPDATE:  
1)  To access the Main Office, Art Room, or see Caryl or Marie you MUST use the side entrance (by the office) and scan-in at Jasmine’s office.
2)  ALL volunteers must scan-in at Jasmine’s office.
3)  The front entrance will remain open, but the automatic doors will not open. Use the manual doors instead. We will use a mobile scanner to scan you in at the front door.  
4)  This project includes a new tech center, music room, coat room, carpeting, pool tables, partition walls in the auditorium, and new lockers. Also, our transportation department will now have offices
at the center.
5)  The center will be closed on Sundays during February.
6)  The senior center Meal Program, Wellness Center, and Princeton Healthcare will be unaffected by the construction.
7)  We anticipate computers, Ipads, chess, puzzles, piano, and Wii play to resume in the spring. Look for emails and flyers for ongoing updates. Give your email to the main office, if you are not on our email loop! 
AARP FREE Tax Preparation, Now until April 6 – Tuesdays & Thursdays at SB Public Library, 10:00am – 3:30pm. Make your own online appointment. Go to www.southbrunswicknj.gov and click on taxes. For Questions ONLY – call (732) 329-4000 x7670.

AARP Safe Driving Course, Friday, April 28 @ 9:00am to 3:00pm. One day course. Learn the current rules of the road and defensive driving techniques. Learn how to manage age related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. You may be eligible to receive an insurance discount upon course completion. Cost - $15.00 for AARP members, $20.00 for non-AARP members. CHECK payable to AARP (NO CASH), lunch break at 11:30. Sign-up in office by April 14.

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 main office so that we can update your records. Please update email addresses and emergency contacts too!

 

Vision Support Group, Friday, March 3 @10:30am, Aud. 1
See Caryl for more information.

 

 

Ted Talks – Wednesdays

February 15 @12:30pm - Tim Urban: Inside the mind of a master procrastinator.
February 22 @10:45am  - Dave Isay: Everyone around you has a story the world needs to hear.
March 8  @ 10:45am – ‘The other inconvenient truth’

March 15 @ 12:30pm – ‘Alzheimer’s is not normal aging and we can cure it’

March 22 @ 10:45am – ‘The sibling bond’

March 29 @ 12:30pm – ‘Why some people are more altruistic than others’

 

Hollywood Legends 

Thursdays, March 9 & 30 at 12:30pm Leading Ladies (March 9) – Grace Kelly and Joan Crawford, Leading Men (March 30) – Robert Mitchum and William Holden. These DVD stories include candid interviews and rare behind-the-scene glimpses. Discussion to follow with Wanda.

 

Jeopardy Challenge – 

February 16 & 23 @ 12:30 pm, Aud. 1. Work as part of a team to answer questions on topics such as geography, science, entertainment, movies & film, plus more! Lots of fun and laughs! 
 
Mondays, March 20 & 27 @ 12:30pm, Aud. 1 Work as part of a team to answer questions
on topics such as geography, science, entertainment, movies & film, plus more! Lots of fun and laughs!

Monthly Birthday Lunch – 

Tuesday, February 28 @ 11:00am, Cheers. Is this your birthday month? Trivia and cake! Sign up by January 10.

Tuesday, March 28 @ 11:00am
Is this your birthday month? Trivia and cake! Sign up by March 14.

Terracycle Fundraiser – Please collect the following items and drop them off at the main office…Chip bags (all brands and sizes) and/or any Brita products (filters, filter wrappers, pitchers, bottles, and dispensers).

AARP FREE Tax Preparation 
February 7- April 6 – Tuesdays & Thursdays,(no appointments on Feb. 14, 16 or 21).
Location: SB Public Library
10:00am – 3:30pm
1) Go to www.southbrunswicknj.gov and click on taxes.
2) Make your appointment ONLINE only.
3) Easy to follow instructions – just click on the day and time you want your appointment!
4) You may call (732) 329-4000 x 7670 for questions only.
 
 
Indian Fields Students Visit – Tuesday, February 14 @ 11:30pm. We welcome students from Indian Fields Elementary School, who will visit during lunch, and give out Valentine’s Day cards & treats! 
                         
 
Just for FUN Bingo! – Monday, February 27 @ 12:30pm, Aud. 1 More bingo----more FUN…more prizes. FREE!
 
 

Day with the Characters

Wednesday, March 1 @ 10:00am – Noon. Spring musical performance (TBD), at Crossroads South. Details in our February newsletter (available January 10). 

1. You must sign-up at the office by February 15.
2. Bring a bagged lunch! Due to construction at the senior center we will be eating and celebrating at CRSO school.
3. Current bus riders will be driven directly to CRSO school by our transportation department. 
4. Non-bus riders must arrive at the senior center by 9:00am! A school bus will pick us up at 9:15am and drive us to CRSO.
5. At 1:15pm – Transportation will pick up current bus riders and   take them home.  All others will be taken back to the center by the school bus, to get their cars.
 Crossroads Middle School International Night, Thursday,
March 16 at 6:00pm at Crossroads North. Sample ethnic food and enjoy a cultural show. Register at office by March 2. Must have own transportation.
 
District Orchestra Festival 
Wednesday, March 15 at 7:00pm at SB High School – Featuring the best music students in the schools! Register at the office by March 15. Must have own transportation.

 

 

Annual Student Art Gallery

Thurs. March 23 at 10:30 am. DON’T MISS THIS EVENT! The entire SBHS gym will be converted to an ART GALLERY filled from floor to ceiling with artwork! Watercolor, acrylic, papier-mâché, digital art, clay, pottery, jewelry, plus other art mediums. Special spring musical performance! Transportation will be provided for bus riders & return to center at 11:30am. Senior only show! Sign up at office by March 9.

International Night: Showcase of Student Talent,
Thursday, March 30, 6:00-8:30pm, at SB High School.
Dessert sampling & show. Register in the office by March 16.
Must have own transportation.

 

 

George Street Playhouse Discount Tickets

Discount tickets are available to all SB Senior Center members and up to one guest, by calling Jaci D’Ulisse, (732) 846-2895 ext. 134. Shows at 8:00pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays, are $16 per ticket, versus the regular $32 group rate. New performance Daddy Long Legs, (Nov. 29 – Dec. 24), a heartwarming musical.

American Son (Feb.7 through Feb. 26)---a high charged drama.

New Website Learn about our programs and what is going on in our senior center. Print out our newest newsletter, membership forms, volunteer forms, and more. Visit www.southbrunswicknj.gov (Click on Departments, then Senior Center.)

Facebook – See our latest pictures and post or share information with your friends on this closed group. Search for the “South Brunswick Office on Aging” on Facebook.

 

Inclement Weather Notice - Learn about weather related senior center opening times, programs, class changes/cancellations, by calling 732-329-4000 ext. 7670, starting at 7:30am. This message is updated regularly throughout the day.   Get on our “senior center” email loop and we will email you weather related changes as soon as it becomes available.  See the senior center office to make sure your email address is up to date. 

Donations – We graciously accept monetary donations (strictly designated for senior center use). Checks payable to the SB Senior Center. “Tribute Cards” are still available ($15). Reminder: All donations are tax deductible-there is still time to make your year end donation to the center. Your support is appreciated!

 

MOVIE TIME!  

 

Bridget Jones’s Baby – Tuesday, February 28                           
(R – 2:03, Comedy) After breaking up with Mark Darcy, Bridget Jones, now fortysomething and single again, decides to focus on her job as a top news producer. It seems Bridget has everything under control, until she meets a dashing American named Jack, becomes pregnant and can’t be sure who her baby’s father is.  Starring: Renee Zellweger and Patrick Dempsey. 
The Girl on The Train –Thursday, March 2, 12:30pm, (R – 1:52, Drama) Devastated by her recent divorce, Rachel spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes. One morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes entangled in the mystery. Starring: Emily Blunt.

BOLLYWOOD Movie – Tuesday March 14, 12:30pm. TBA

 

St. Patrick’s Day Movie

Thursday, March 16 at 12:30pm, Aud 1. Join us for the film “In Bruges”, one of the top rated St. Patrick’s day films.

Manchester by The Sea – Tuesday, March 28, 12:30pm
(R – 2:15, Drama) After the death of his older brother, Lee Chandler is shocked that he is the sole guardian of his nephew, Patrick. Taking leave of his job, Lee reluctantly returns to Manchester-by-the-Sea and is forced to deal with a past that separated him from his wife and his community. Starring Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams.