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 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 GroupFriday, April 7 -10:30am

Art Room We welcome Susan Vanino, MSW from The NJ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired. She will discuss ‘The Emotional Stages of Vision Loss’. Call Caryl to attend.

 

 

Ted Talks – Wednesdays

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’

April 5 @ 12:30pm – James Hansen, “Why I must speak out about climate change.” With comments from our senior center member and scientist Ruth Reisberg.
April 26 @ 10:45am – Hans and Ola Rosling – “How not to be ignorant about the world.”

 
 
Computer Help Desk - Thurs. April 6,13,20,27 - 10:45am-Noon, Computer Room. Stop by and get tech help with your phone, laptop, tablet, or other computer device from our SB Library librarians.

 

 Spring Bingo – Monday, April 3 - 12:30pm, Aud. 1 Thanks to Atrium Health and Senior Living for sponsoring this event. Atrium has a history of providing premier health care for residents. FREE!

 

The Art Lee ProjectFREE – Tuesday, April 11 - 12:30, Art Room – “Environmental art in recognition of Earth Day!” Let your creativity/artistry flow as we remember our importance as environmental stewards, protectors, and sustainers of our world. Create a birdfeeder using recycled materials, OR make a “river rock” coaster. We’ll have fun. All materials provided. Limited to 15 students – must sign up by April 4.

 

 

The Price is Right Game – Monday, April 17 -12:30pm, Aud. 1 “Come on Down!” Join Tom Horanoff, from SYNERGY Home Care. Everyone gets a chance to play and win great prizes. SYNERGY Home Care is a provider of in-home care services (errands, meal preparation, companionship, personal care and respite care).

Herbs for Elders

Wednesday, April 19 -12:30pm, Aud. 1. Due to the popularity of Introduction to Herbs, Cindy Scribner returns! Since elders’ systems are often more sensitive than those of younger adults, in general, the herbs that we use, their frequency of use, and how much of the herbs we use, may need to change. We’ll talk about how a highly effective health care regimen can be developed.

“A Senior That I LOVE” Essay Contest, Recognition Ceremony – Thursday, April 20 -12:30pm, Aud. 1. Second grade students wrote heartwarming stories about a special senior in their life! Our seniors judged the entries. Please support our young winners and listen to these touching essays.

Welcome Back Maurice! Friday, April 21 -12:30pm, Aud. 1
Maurice features artist Edvard Munch, a Norwegian born, expressionist painter and printer.

Annual Fraud & Scam Prevention Lecture

Monday, April 24 -12:30pm, Aud. 1 Scam artists relentlessly prey on seniors, and those who live alone, because seniors tend to be too trusting, and often do not have anyone watching over their finances. Don’t be a victim. Presented by SB Community Policing.

Need a non-driver identification card/Government issued photo ID? Sign our interest sheet in the office. When there are enough riders, we will set a date and Transportation will be provided. Cost for ID $24 and bring your 6 Points of ID.

SENIOR CHORUS – Are you interested in joining a senior chorus? Sign the interest sheet at the Main Office! Instructor led. Rehearsals and performances.

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.
 
 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!  

 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.

Fences –Thursday, April 6, 12:30pm, (PG 13 – 1:52, Drama). Troy never got into the Majors, a Negro baseball team because of his age. Life in 1950s Pittsburg is full of struggles at work and at home. Starring: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis

BOLLYWOOD Movie – Tuesday, April 11, 12:30pm, TBA.

Fantastic Beasts – Tuesday, April 25, 12:30pm, (PG 13 – 2:12, Fantasy/Action). In the wizarding world of 1926 something mysterious is leaving a path of destruction in the streets and threatening to expose the wizarding community.
Starring: Eddie Redmayne