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

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, May 5 -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

April 26 @ 10:45am – Hans and Ola Rosling – “How not to be ignorant about the world.”

May 3 @ 12:30 pm - Alzheimer’s is not normal aging and we can cure it

May 17 @ 10:45 - Beautiful new words to describe obscure emotions

May 31 @ 12:30 - The ethical dilemma of designer babies

 
 
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.
 

Taught by staff from the South Brunswick Library.
May 4th or June 1st -Digital Library Resources-This class will cover resources available with your library card like Overdrive for ebooks, Zinio for e magazines, Hoopla for movies and music.

May 11th or June 8th All things Google-Google docs, google calendar, google photos, & YouTube.

Sign up in the office required limited to 7 students per class. $5 depoist refunded after you attend. Sign up for one or both topics

 

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.

 

May Is Older American’s Month
May is Older American’s Month (OAM), a time to celebrate the contributions of older adults to the nation. The 2017 OAM theme is Age Out Loud which is intended to give aging a new voice one that reflects what todays Older Americans have to say about aging. This theme will shine light on important issues and trends facing older adults today. Older adults are working longer, looking for community engagement, focusing on health and wellness and maintaining independence. They expect to continue to live life to the fullest and advocate for changes that make this possible. Come join us this month for our many special events and learn more about our programs and services.

South Brunswick Senior Center Hosts...
90’s Birthday Bash Celebration & Luncheon
May 25th - Thursday – 11:00am to 1:00pm
Reservations Required The Middlesex County Office of Aging and Disabled Services will hold its annual Birthday Bash for South Brunswick, East Brunswick, Jamesburg, Milltown, North Brunswick and Plainsboro residents age 90 or older. Sign up in the office if you are 90+ by April 30th 2017.
Center Members---The Auditoriums are closed and there will be no meals this day.

State Theater Presents-Poetry & Conversation

Mon. May 8th-12:15-1:30pm

Join Glenis Redmond an award winning poet, educator and writer from North Carolina who travels the world carrying the message of poetry. She tells tales of her life, her family and her heritage through her poetry. Program is free as fundedby the Artist in residency program. Sign up in the office for this marvelous program.

Veterans Outreach Forum-Tuesday May 9th 10:30am.

Veteran Representitive, Doug Breen, Frank Quartino and Joe Battito will discuss programs and benefits available for Veterans and answer your questions. Call Caryl 732 329 4000 x7212 if you have any questions.

Lecture-Wills, Estate Planning & Probate-Mon. May 15th 12:30 presented by Kenneth Vercammen, ESQ and author of ABA Wills and Estate administration. January 2017 new estate tax law made a number of changes to the NJ & Federal estate tax and gift Tax. This seminar will address those changes, as well as living wills, power of attorney and much more. Brochures and handouts.

Lecture

South Brunswick Then and Now- Mon. May 22nd- 12:30
Join Carolyn McCallum, center member & former Mayor, as she focuses on the changes in how local Government has changed.

The Art Lee Project – FREE – Tuesday, May 9th - 12:30

"Create your own clothing design". Bring an old article of clothing that you can experiment with; e.g. baseball cap, tee shirt, trousers, old shoes -you decide. We'll have fun. Let your creativity flow. Limited to 15 students – must sign up by May 1st.

Art Lecture with Maurice!

Friday, May 19th -12:30pm
Maurice features the artist Rembrandt with video and discussion.


Musical Events at the Center by the Middle Schools
Mon. May 1st-12:30-CrossRoads South Jazz Band performs
Thurs. May 11th-12:30-CrossRoads North Jazz Band performs

It’s Party Time-Thurs. May 18th 12:15pm-1:15pm
Celebrate Older Americans Month with Live music by Winston. This is a free event thanks to Atrium Health and Senior Living for their sponsorship. Atrium provides premier healthcare to their residents.

Franklin High Steppers-Tues May 30th 12:30pm
This is a wonderful dance troupe of adults 55+ that perform a variety of shows all over. Come and celebrate Older Americans Month with this entertaining group of dancers!

 

 

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).

 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!  

 

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

Allied –Thurs. May 4th-12:30- Rated R-2:04
For two secret World War II operatives the key to survival is never being truly known by anyone. Experts in deception, play-acting and assassination they accidentally fall for each other and their hope is to leave all the double-dealing behind but instead, suspicion and danger become the core of their wartime marriage but they are pitted against each other in
a potentially lethal test of identity and love with global consequences.

 

Allied –Thurs. May 4th-12:30- Rated R-2:04
For two secret World War II operatives the key to survival is never being truly known by anyone. Experts in deception, play-acting and assassination they accidentally fall for each other and their hope is to leave all the double-dealing behind but instead, suspicion and danger become the core of their wartime marriage but they are pitted against each other in
a potentially lethal test of identity and love with global consequences.

 

Passengers –Rated PG-2hrs-Thurs May 23rd-12:30
| Two passengers onboard a spaceship transporting 5,000 people to a new life on another planet. The trip takes a deadly turn when their hibernation pods mysteriously wake them 90 years before they reach their destination. They try to unravel the mystery and they begin to fall for each other, unable to deny their intense attraction – only to be threatened by the imminent collapse of the ship and the discovery of the truth behind why they woke up.