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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. 

 

 Monthly Birthday Lunch– 

Tuesday January 28th  11:00 am  Sign up by Jan. 21st!

Tuesday, February 25th 11:00am Sign up by February 18th

Vision Support Group  on break

 

Ted Talks – Wednesdays 

 

Wednesday, January 15th 12:30pm - The Global Food Waste Scandal

Wednesday, January 29th 10:45am – How Your Emotions Change the shape of Your Heart.

Wednesday, February 5th 12:30pm- What Will Humans Look Like in 100 Years?

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

                                                                                      BINGO

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

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

 

**Bingo is a $1.00 fee. Purchase Bingo Pass $5.00 in office. 

Bingo- Monday, January 13th & 27th 12:15pm

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

Bingo is a $1.00 fee. Purchase Bingo Pass $5.00 in office.

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

Friends Bingo

Friday, January 10th 12:30pm

Friday, February 14th 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.

The Art Lee Project-

Tuesday, January 14th 12:30pm

Tuesday, February 11th  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, February 4th  12:15pm     
Enjoy music, coloring, and making new friends. All materials provided. Free.

Art Lecture with Maurice

Friday, December 20th 12:30pm
Join Professor Mahler for a presentation on American artist, director, producer and a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. Who was Andy Warhol? Sign up please.

Friday, January 17th  12:30pm 

Join Professor Mahler for a presentation on Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright. Who was Pablo Picasso? Sign up please. 
 
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.

January’s Famous Trials- Monday's at 10:00am Presented by Bill Roufberg
January 6th – Johnson & Clinton

January 13th – Van Meegeren

January 27th – Hollywood Ten ** Please sign up! **

February's Famous Trials

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.

 


 Coming in Spring!!

 
ESL Classes- Days and Times to be Announced
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 learn English or just brush up on your English 
skills, this is the class for you.  Please sign up.

 

 

 

 

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, January 21  10am – Noon

Tuesday, February 18th 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.

January  In House-  7th, 14th, 21st, 23rd, 24th

SBSL - 9th Home Breakers vs Woodbridge Long Shots

             16th Home Breakers vs Woodbridge Warriors

February Billiards Tournament Schedule

In House-  4th , 6th , 11th, 18th

SBSL 13th Home - Breakers vs Plainfield

            

 

                            
HEALTH PROGRAMS
 

Managing Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis:

Mon. January 6th 12:30 – 1:15 p.m.
Osteoarthritis can cause chronic joint pain, stiffness, and swelling, which can make everyday activities difficult andimpact your quality of life. Join Brian Culp, MD, board certified orthopaedic surgeon, for a discussion of the latest treatment options for osteoarthritis of the hip and knee.

All About Joint Replacement:

Thurs. January 9th 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Every year, thousands of people suffering from painful joint conditions undergo replacement surgery and reclaim their lives. Join Elizabeth Shokoff, RN, MSN,ONC, for a discussion on how to know when it’s time for a joint replacement, what is involved and the services available at PMC, including the Jim Craigie Center for
Joint Replacement.

Vision Screening-

Thurs., January 16th 10:00am-1:00pm

Princeton HealthCare System & New Jersey Commission for the Blind: offer free vision screenings to uninsured or underinsured adults & kids. Register with PHC at (888) 897-8979 or visit their desk in wellness center.

Blood Pressure Screening- Tuesday, January 21st 10am – Noon

Call (888) 897-8979 or visit their desk in the Wellness Center
to register for health programs.

 

Medications & Your Heart- Monday, February 3rd 12:30pm
It’s important for people with heart disease and those who care for them to understand their prescription medications, follow the instructions, and recognize possible side effects. Learn what you need to know about your prescription heart medications.

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.


 

Upcoming Senior Center Classes 

Great New Programs Starting This Month…

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.

January’s Podcasts 

  Are brought to you by Lux Radio Theather 
             Jan. 6th - To Mary With Love
             Jan. 13th - She Knew all the Answers
             Jan. 27th - War of the Worlds

Are brought to you by NPR- “How I Built This”

   February 3rd – Crate & Barrel (Gordon Segal)

   February 10th – Dyson (James Dyson)

   February 24th – Whole Foods Markey (John Mackey)

 



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, January 9th 12:30pm – 1:15pm

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

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

 

               Staff Souper Bowl!

Come sample our soups then cast your vote!

              Thursday, January 30th 12:15pm

What’s a little friendly competition between friends?…FUN!!!

Join us for a sampling of our delicious hot, homemade, belly warming, secret recipe, family tradition, soups. Then cast your vote for your favorite.

This event is limited to the first 50 participants that sign up.

**This does not replace your regular daily meal,

please plan to lunch as you normally do.

Sign up by January 24th

 

 

Great New Programs Starting This Month…

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 Ram- January 31st 10:30am – 11:30am

Friday, February 28th 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**

 

Getting Social with Dawn- Thursday, January 16th 12:15pm

A meet and greet with our new Social Worker, Dawn Neglia. Come pick her brain. Questions, suggestions about her role here at the center and what topics you’d like to learn more on.

MOVIE TIME

Judy- Tues., January 28th 12:30pm

Set in late 1968 and early 1969, Judy portrays Judy Garland hustling in Swinging London after she successfully secured a five-week engagement in Talk of the Town. Behind the scenes, she battles her own management and prepares to fight her ex-husband and ex-manager, Sidney Luft, in court. PG-13 | 2019 | 1h 58m

The Goldfinch- Thursday, February 6th 12:30pm

When an explosion at the Metropolitan Museum of Art claims the lifeof his mother, Theo inadvertently steals a noteworthy piece of art in the aftermath of the attack.    R | 2019 | 2h 29m

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

 

 

 
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.