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Programs Highlights

Digital Library Resources - Thursday 10:45 – 12:00
10/5 or 10/19– Class covers resources available with your Library Card ie: Hoopla, Lynda, Overdrive

All Things Google – Thursday 10:45 – 12:00
9/14, 9/28, 10/12 or 10/26,– Class outlines Google services ie: Google Docs, Google Calendar, Google Photos,Youtube
Must Sign up in office and leave $5 depoist. Limited enrollment so sign up now. Meets in the Tech Center. Taught by Library staff.

Is In The House!! Hands Up For Manicures!! Monday, Oct. 2nd & Oct. 23rd 10:30 – 1:30 Get those nails in shape for the holidays! L’OREAL provides these FREE manicures. Sign Up in the office.
P.R.A.B. - Thursday Oct. 6th see Marie Brown’s page for details.
EZ Ride Lecture – October 12th 12:15pm

Ryde4Life is a membership program run by EZRide for adults ages 50 or older in partnership with Transportation Newtwork Companies like Lyft and Uber. We offer a reliable, affordable way to travel to your destinations. Don’t drive?... Come see how this great resource can work for you.
*FRIENDS Bingo - Friday, Oct. 13th 12:15 pm

*TRICKY TRAY BINGO-Mon. Oct.2nd & 30th Bingo tickets in the office $10 card/10 days. Bingo is $1.00 a day.

The Art Lee Project – Tuesday, Oct. 10th 12:15
Create works of art from ordinary, everyday things.

DONATIONS – Thank you Anil Bajaj, Evelyn Sliwinski, Janusz Dziewiecki, Elizabeth Beckett and Beatrice Louissant for your generous donation, it is greatly appreciated. The Senior Center graciously accepts monetary donations (designated for senior center use). Checks payable to SB
Senior Center. “Tribute Cards” are available ($15) for pack of ten.
Donations are tax deductible. All donations go 100% to the Senior Center.

McCarter Theatre – Thurs. Oct. 19th 12:15pm Onstage Seniors present “Surprises & Aha Moments” This ensemble—all over 55—perform in all over generating delight, insight, and affirmation about senior memories and experience. OnStage shatters all the myths that people have about aging. Their skits and vignettes—some humorous, some touching—the performers totally engage their audiences. Sign up by October 12. FREE.

ART LECTURE-with Maurice - Systine Chapel
Friday October 20th at 12:30pm

Atrium Sponsored Fall Flower Arranging
Monday, October 23rd 12:15pm
Participants will arrange and take home a beautiful Fall Flower Arrangement. This event is FREE thanks to sponsorship from our friends at Atrium Health & Senior Living. Atrium is a premier healthcare facility that provides their residents with quality personal care and all the comforts of home. Limited space. Sign up is required by Oct. 16th

Monthly Birthday Lunch – Tuesday, Oct. 24th 11:00am Is this your Birthday Month? Please let us know so we can celebrate your special day.
Sign up by Oct.17th. Trivia, Celebration & Cake. Always FUN!

Unsung Heroes - “Women of The Civil War”
Thursday, Oct. 26 12:30pm
Presenter: Martin M. Mosho, Civil War Lecturer
This presentation is a comprehensive, one hour review of the heroic and remarkable accomplishments made by women, both North and South. Sign up required by October 23rd.



Halloween - Monster Mash Bash-
Tuesday, October 31st
10:45am-11:15am– Freaky Facts/Haunted Places w/Jill
11:15am–12:15pm- Halloween Themed Lunch
12:15pm-1:15pm – Monster Mash Bash with music by Winston. Costume Contest! Prize for 1st place winner. Friends -50/50
Must sign up by October 16th.

 

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, Sept 1 -10:30am

Please call Caryl to attend.

 

 Ted Talks – Wednesdays

September 6 @ 12:30 - The Future we're building - and boring.  Elon Musk discusses his new project digging tunnels under LA, the latest from Tesla and SpaceX and his motivaton for building a future on Mars.  

Wed, Oct. 4th 12:30pm- An entertainment icon, Norman Lear on living a life of meaning In an intimate conversation he shares with humility & humor how his early relationship with the foolishness of the human condition shaped his life & creative vision.

Wed, Oct. 18th 10:45am-What your doctor won’t tell you
Wouldn’t you want to know if your doctor was a paid spokesman for a drug company? Or held personal beliefs incompatible with the treatment you want?

**ATTENTION**: Don’t forget to purchase your Bingo passes!
A card is $10 for 10 days. Bingo will start in September at $1.00 a day.

 

New Jersey 2017 Senior Olympics – September 8th, 9th, 10th
Register ONLINE by Aug. 28th at njseniorolympics.com (or) 
See the Office for application. Drive self to Woodbridge.
General Registration Fee $30 (for 3 events)
Archery, Basketball Foul, Basketball (3 on 3), Bocce, Billiards, Bowling, Cornhole, Cycling, Darts, Fencing, Golf, Horseshoes, Mini Golf, Pickleball, Racquetball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Softball, Tennis, Track & Field, and Volleyball. Bring Home The Gold South Brunswick!!!

 

 

**ATTENTION**: BINGO is making a comeback!
Bingo passes are now available for purchase in the Office. A card is $10 for 10 days. Bingo will start in September at $1.00 a day. Prizes are from the dollar store. Please let JillAnn know if you have any special requests of $1.00 store items. Thank You!! 

ADULT COLORING CONTEST – Every other month we will have an Adult Coloring Contest. Participants will color the same image. A 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winner will be chosen by the Program Committee and a small prize will be given to the 1st place winner. You can pick up your contest sheet starting Fri., Sept.1st. in the office. October is our first contest. Rules are on the back of your contest sheet. The 3 winning participant’s work will be displayed in the lobby in October.

FRIENDS Bingo - Friday, Sept. 8th 12:30pm

**ATTENTION**: TRICKY TRAY BINGO BEGINS this month!! Don’t forget to purchase your Bingo cards! A card is $10 for 10 days. Bingo will be held twice per month.

SHRED DAY - Saturday September 9th
9:00am – 12:00pm (Or until the truck is filled)
Location: Beech Woods Park, 37 Beekman Road, Monmouth Junction 08852
NOTE: No need to remove paper clips, staples or paperboard binder covers. Limit of 5 file boxes per car.
DO NOT BRING: Newspapers, magazines, hardcover books, junk mail, photos, x-rays, CDs, or garbage. Loads containing unacceptable items may be rejected. RESIDENTIAL PAPER ONLY - NO BUSINESSES.

The Art Lee Project – Tuesday, Sept. 12th 12:15 – 1:30
Create an abstract work of art. Let your inner Jackson Pollock flow! We'll have fun; while doing artwork together. FREE.

Middlesex Senior Health & Fitness Walk
Wednesday, Sept.13 10:00am-1:00pm
Roosevelt Park,Edison. Box lunch, screenings, and raffle for a special gift! Sign up at office by August 18th. Transportation for bus riders only (leaves center @ 9:00am). Carpooling recommended for drivers. $5.00 refundable bus deposit when you arrive at park.

 

September Is National Senior Center Month
Senior Centers: Master’s in Aging!!
EMPOWER, ENLIGHTEN, ENGAGE AND ENRICH.
Aging masterfully is a core ideal of what many older adults wish to achieve at senior centers. Whether through fitness classes, social activities, or a vast variety of other programs, senior centers continue to be the experts in their communities on aging. In celebration, please join us for…

CASINO DAY
Thursday, September 14th
12:15pm – 2:45 pm
Enjoy Blackjack, Poker, Roulette & Slot Machines
No money needed. Win tickets to put into the Tricky Tray Prize Drawing. Friends will also do a 50/50. Must be there to win a prize. Games run by The Traveling Poker Academy

ART LECTURE-with Maurice-Monet’s Waterlillies
Friday September,15 at 12:30pm

Wordplay with Jill – Monday, Sept. 18th 12:30 – 1:15
Tickle your brain with Wordplay! This month’s featured Wordplay is 4 pics 1 word. Four pictures that have one word in common. It’s up to you to figure out what that word is.

Herb Walk With Cindy – Wednesday, Sept. 20th 12:30pm Take a walk around our Senior Center grounds with Herbalist Cindy Scribner to learn how to identify local common Herbs that benefit your health. Rain or Shine. In case of rain group will meet in Aud. 1 for Herb Talk.


MONMOUTH JUNCTION’S GOT TALENT!!!
Congratulations Adrian Nicoara!!!
2nd Place winner in the 2017 Senior Citizen Art Contest
for his “Transylvania Landscape”


Disaster Preparedness With SB Police Dept.-
Thursday, Sept. 21st 12:30 Are you ready if disaster hits? All parts of the world face the possibility of floods, hurricanes, tornados, fires, landslides, earthquakes, tsunamis, sinkholes and other natural phenomena. Are you prepared if disaster would strike you? This lecture will help you prepare!

Monthly Birthday Lunch – Tuesday, September 26th 11:00am. Is this your Birthday Month? Please let us know so we can celebrate your special day. Sign up by Sept.19th. Trivia, Celebration & Cake. Always FUN!

Oktoberfest- Sponsored by Atrium
Health & Senior Living
Thursday, September 28th Sign up by Sept 20th
10:45am -11:15am - Germany Facts & Trivia with Jill
11:15am–12:15pm - Oktoberfest Themed Lunch
12:15pm-1:15pm – Oktoberfest Party with musical by Jim Sabini. Door Prize & 50/50 *This event is FREE thanks to sponsorship from our friends at Atrium Health & Senior Living. Atrium is a premier healthcare facility that provides their residents with quality personal care and all the comforts of home.

MOVIE TIME!  

The Last Word – Tues. August 22nd 12:30-2:40pm Rated R ~ Comedy To those who know her, she’s overbearing, blunt & a total control freak but that doesn’t begin to describe Harriet Lauler. A former high-powered advertising executive, 80-something Harriet insists on micromanaging every aspect of her life. Starring: Shirley McLaine, Amanda Seyfried & Annn Heche 

King Arthur- Excalibur Rising-Thurs. September 7th 
12:30 pm- 2:15pm NR A re-imagining of the Arthurian legend centered around Arthur's illegitimate son Owain who must learn to take up his father's mantle as king.

Going In Style – Tuesday, September 26th 12:30 pm-2:10pm PG-13 Lifelong buddies decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow for the first time in their lives.

Chuck- Thursday, October 5th 12:30 pm- Rated R 1:38min - He was the pride of Bayonne, NJ, a man who went fifteen rounds in the ring with Muhammad Ali. But before all that, Chuck Wepner was a liquor salesman and father with a modest prizefighting career whose life 
changed overnight.

Megan Leavey – Tuesday, October 23rd 12:30 pm- Rated PG-13 1:56 min- When young Marine Corporal Megan Leavey is assigned to clean up the K9 unit after a disciplinary hearing, Leavey identifies with a particularly aggressive dog, Rex, and is given the chance to train him. Over the course of their service, Megan and Rex complete more than 100 missions together. Based on a true story. 

 

 

Billiards Lessons-Want to Learn how to Play Billiards stop in the pool room and ask for Lou.
Pool Club always seeking new members too.

 

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!

 

 

Office on Aging
Christine Wildemuth

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.