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

 

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, June 2 -10:30am

Call Caryl to attend.

 

 

Ted Talks – Wednesdays

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

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

June 14 @ 10:45 - Asking for help is a strenght not a weakness
June 21  @ 12:30 - The price of Happiness

 

Taught by staff from the South Brunswick Library.
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.

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

 

Coloring For Adults - Tuesday, June 6th-12:15 PM-This is the hot new trend Enjoy tranquil music, relax, color, and make a new friend. Coloring has the therapeutic potential to reduce anxiety, create focus, and bring about more mindfulness. All materials provided

 

The Art Lee Project – FREE – Tuesday, June 13th - 12:30– Collage Art. Create a collage on a canvas (e.g. picture frame, matte board, cardboard,) using paint and other items such as photos, cutouts from calendars and magazines, fabrics and other available items. Bring items to put into your collage. We will have fun. Creativity unlimited. Materials provided. See you there.

 

Just for Fun BingoMonday, June 19th at 12:30pm, Aud 1.

FREE !!!! Every time you win Bingo you get a ticket then it goes in a basket and we draw one winner for one large item.

Ice Cream Social – Thursday, June 22nd at 12:30pm. Celebrate the start of summer and join us for a cold ice cream sundae (sugar free available). Plenty of toppings too! Catch up with friends and listen to the keyboard music of Mary Rao. Cost - $2. Sign up REQUIRED at Main Office by June 15.

Monthly Birthday Lunch Tuesday, June 27th – at 11:00am Sign up by June 20th. Is this your birthday month? Trivia, Celebration & Cake. Always a fun event!

Herbs for Elders

Thursday June 29th 12:30pm.  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.

 

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.

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.

 

Senior Driving Strategies- Thursday, June 8th-12:30pm- presented by SBT Community Police- As we age, driving skills may suffer due to physical conditions such as a loss of range of motion, diminished vision, and slowing of reaction times. Strategies will be presented to help prolong safe driving as well as warning signs that it may be time to put down your keys.

Art Lecture with Maurice!

Friday, June 16th -12:30pm-  Maurice features women artists with video and discussion.

Programs at the Center by the Schools

June 5th-12:30pm-English as a second language students from the schools come to the center and read the stories they have written to you in small groups.


June 15th-12:30pm-CrossRoads South Middle school choir will perform at the senior center. Come support these talented students.

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

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).

 

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 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!  

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.

 

La La Land-Thurs. June 1st 12:30pm-2:40pm-Rated PG
Mia, an aspiring actress, and Sebastian, a dedicated jazz musician, are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams. Starring Ryan Gosling
& Emma Stone.

Patriots Day- Tuesday June 27th-12:30-2:40pm Rated R
In 2013, the Boston Marathon erupted into chaos when a
bomb exploded along the course. This is the story of what happened that day and how the FBI, local police, state police and local first responders worked together to track, identify and apprehend the suspected bombers. Starring Mark Wahlberg,
Kevin Bacon, & John Goodman