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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, February 25th 11:00amSign up by February 18th  
Tuesday, March 24th 11:00 am     Sign up by March 17th

Vision Support Group  on break

Ted Talks – Wednesdays

Wednesday, February 19th 10:45am– Every City Needs Healthy Honey Bees

Wednesday, March 4th 12:30pm- 12 Truths I learned from Life and Writing.

Wednesday, March 18th 10:45am– Why some people are more altruistic than others

                                                                                      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- Monday, February 10th & 24th 12:15pm

Monday, March 16th & 30th  12:15pm

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

Friends Bingo

Friday, February 14th 12:30pm

Friday, March 13th 12:30pm

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, February 11th  12:30pm

Tuesday, March 10th 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, March 3rd 12:15pm    
Enjoy music, coloring, and making new friends. All materials provided. Free.

Art Lecture with Maurice

Friday, February 21st 12:30pm
Join Professor Mahler for a presentation on “the painter of painters” and the leading artist in the court of King Philip IV. Who was Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez? Sign up please.
 
Friday,March 20th 12:30pm
Join Professor Mahler for a presentation on Gustav Klimt. Sign up please.

February's Famous Trials  Presented by Bill Roufberg

February 3rd- Black Sox- The Black Sox Scandal was a Major League Baseball match fixing incident in which eight members of the Chicago White Sox were accused of intentionally losing the 1919 World Series against the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for money from a gambling syndicate.

February 10th- Jim Bakker - After a 16-month federal grand-jury probe, Bakker was indicted in 1988 on eight counts of mail fraud, 15 counts of wire fraud and one count of conspiracy.

Famous Playwrights- Monday's at 10:00am

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

March 2nd – Lillian Hellman- Watch on the Rhine
March 9th – Eugene O’Neill- The Hairy Ape
March 16th – John Steinbeck- Of Mice and Men
March 23rd – Tennessee Williams- The Glass Menagerie
March 30th – Woody Allen- Zelig

 

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 at the St. Patty’s Party Thursday, March 12th.
**Prize is a Silver Stone 9 pc Nonstick Cookware Set**

Adult Coloring- Tuesday, March 3rd 12:15pm
Enjoy music, coloring, and making new friends. All materials provided.

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.

St. Patty’s Day Celebration- Thursday, March 12th
11:15am St. Patty’s Day Themed Lunch ($2.25 for lunch)
12:15pm Music Renderings by Benny Rosa!!!
1:15pm Winner of FRIENDS fundraiser will be called.
Friends 50/50 Sign Up By March 2nd

 

 

What’s That Tune!- March 23rd 12:15pm

Well, you may not win the money…But It Sure Will Be Fun to Play! Bring back all those fond memories of the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s when you play… “What’s that tune?” GREAT GIVEAWAYS FOR EVERYONE! 

Presented by the Young Specialists from Right at Home

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.

Nutrition Lecture- Portion Control / Sizes- Tuesday, March 24th 10:30am
Join Middlesex County Program Nutritionist, Kristen Slinger, RDN, to learn about Portion Size and Portion Control.

Police Services Lecture- March 26th 12:30pm
Do you know our South Brunswick Police Department offers a variety of services to our community? Join Lieutenant Rickle of South Brunswick’s Finest to find out about programs such as Blue Angels, etc..

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, February 18th 10am – Noon

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.

February Billiards Tournament Schedule

In House-  4th , 6th , 11th, 18th

SBSL 13th Home - Breakers vs Plainfield

March

In House- 3rd , 5th , 10th , 19th

SBL- 12th Home - Breakers vs Elizabeth                          

HEALTH PROGRAMS
 

Wow...That’s Hard to Swallow- Thursday, February 13th 10:30am
Swallowing problems (called dysphagia) and voice issues (called dysphonia) are common conditions people often think they have to live with, but the truth is there are ways to help improve both conditions.

Varicose Veins: Now You See Them, Now You Don’t
Monday, March 2nd 12:30pm – 1:15 pm
Varicose veins and spider veins can cause pain and discomfort, and may lead to serious health problems if left untreated. Join Alissa Brotman-O’Neill, for this informative discussion on the latest minimally invasive and noninvasive treatment options and an overview of the Princeton Medical Center for Vascular Care.

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.

   February 3rd – Crate & Barrel (Gordon Segal)

   February 10th – Dyson (James Dyson)

   February 24th – Whole Foods Markey (John Mackey)

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



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, February 27th 12:30pm- 1:15pm

           Thursday, March 19th 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!

Wordplay with RamFriday, February 28th 10:30am – 11:30am

March 27th 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!

ANNUAL DAY WITH THE CHARACTERS!

     Wednesday, February 5th 10am – 1:30pm

Join the students from Crossroads North Middle School for their 15th Annual Musical performance. This year our talented So. Brunswick students will be performing the hit musical “High School Musical”. Our Transportation Department will provide transportation for this event from the senior center.

Trip is limited to 40 participants. Following the show, we’ll lunch with the cast!  Bring a bag lunch.   Must sign up at office by January 29th

 

 

           Free AARP Tax Preparation

     Tuesdays & Thursdays   February – April

                   10:30am – 3:30pm

         At the South Brunswick Library


Appointments made  online only at www.southbrunswicknj.gov

   **Watch the website for the AARP TAX link in January**

MOVIE TIME

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood- Tuesday, February 25th 12:30pm

Lloyd Vogel is tasked with creating a profile of Fred Rogers, the creator and star of the successful children's program Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. PG | 2019 | 1h 48m

Harrriet- Thursday, March 5th 12:30pm  PG-13 | 2019 | 2h 5m

The incredible true story of one of America's greatest heroes, Harriet Tubman. From her escape from slavery to the dangerous missions she led, setting free hundreds of slaves through the Underground Railroad. 

The Good Liar- Tuesday, March 24th 12:30pm   R | 2020 | 1h 49m

Roy Courtnay has made a successful living as a con artist. He crosses paths with wealthy widow Betty McLeish, who seems like the perfect opportunity for an easy job.  

 

 

 
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.