The Warrenville Senior Wellness Center on Warrenville Road, closed on Monday for the Labor Day Holiday, was the resume on Tuesday, launching September's schedule of regular and special activities. This month's calendar includes Zumba dancing, a Rosh Hashana celebration, and more.
All programs begin at 11 a.m. unless otherwise listed. Attendees are asked to all for lunch reservations by 10 a.m. the day before they wish to come for a meal.
For more information, contact the center at 500 Warrenville Road in Warren, at 908-753-9440.
The Warrenville Center and other senior centers in a senior centers operated by the Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services have announced the September program schedule.
The senior center's regular hours are to 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays.
Scheduled activities are:
Free Ballroom Dance Lesson — Every Tuesday and Wednesday, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Ballroom Dancing — Every Tuesday and Wednesday, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Bingo — Every Tuesday & Thursday, 1 p.m. (No Bingo on Sept. 12)
Bridge — Tuesday, 1:00 p.m.
Caram — Daily (East Indian Game Similar to Billiards)
Chair Exercises — Every Wednesday, 10:45 a.m.
Computer Instruction – Call to Register
Every Monday, 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Every Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. to12:30 p.m.
Every Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Computer Room — Open Monday thru Friday (Call for Availability)
Healthy Bones Exercise Class — Every Wednesday & Friday, 10:00 a.m. (Advance registration & doctor’s note required.)
Knit ‘N Crochet Circle — 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the Month, 10:30 a.m.
Lending Library — Open Daily, Monday through Friday
Oil Painting — Every Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Pool Room — Open Daily, Monday through Friday
Social Dancing — Every Tuesday & Wednesday, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Tai Chi — Every Friday, 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. (Advanced registration is required.)
Watercolor Paint Class — Monday and Thursday, 9:00 to 11:30 am; Classes are currently full.
Zumba Gold Exercise Class — Monday, 10:45 am (Call for availability)
Zumba Gold Exercise Class — Wednesday, 11:30 am (Call for availability)
September 2 — Holiday — Center Closed
September 4 — Rosh Hashana Fun with Apples, 10:30 am (Rosh Hashana marks the first and second days of the Jewish New Year. It is customary to welcome the Jewish New Year by eating apples dipped in honey, which symbolizes a “Sweet New Year.” Learn about this holiday and then join us as we welcome the New Year by having fun with apples – make a mini apple honey plate and/or paint an apple honey picture.)
September 6 — “Vertigo” Movie Discussion and Trivia by Catherine DeBerry, Adult Services Librarian, Somerset County Library System, Warren Branch, 10:15 am (Vertigo is a 1958 psychological thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock based on the 1954 novel D’entre les morts by Boileau-Narcejac. The film stars James Stewart as former police detective John “Scottie” Ferguson who has been forced into earlyretirement due to disabilities incurred in the line of duty. Scottie is hired as a private investigator to follow a woman, Madeline Elster (Kim Novak) who is behaving peculiarly. The film received mixed reviews upon initial release, but has garnished acclaim since and is now often cited as a classic Hitchcock film. Discussion and movie trivia to follow. The transportation van will depart the center at 12:45 pm for the trip to home.)
September 9 — “Emergency Preparedness: Resolve to be Ready” by Sumantha Banerjee, MPH, CHES, LINCS Coordinator, Somerset County Health Department, 10:30 am (This presentation will discuss the issues surrounding leaving your home during an emergency evacuation and the importance of having a “TO GO” (supply bag). It will also cover the use of shelters during those times.)
September 10 — “AARP Defensive Driving Class” with Lois Hockenbury, 9:30-4:30 pm (This is a classroom, driver-improvement course that will teach motorists about new traffic laws and defensive driving techniques. Advanced registration is required. The fee is $12.00 for AARP members or $14.00 for non-members. )
September 11 — Free Blood Pressure Screenings with Laura Cummings, RN, BSN, Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills, 10:30 am
September 12 — “Terrarium Demo” with Ellie Rich, Master Gardner, Rutgers Master Gardner Program, Somerset County Extension, 10:30 am (Ellie will demonstrate planting this mini ecosystem, while discussing its history, characteristics of containers, drainage and soil requirements and appropriate plants.)
September 12 — “Plant a Terrarium” – Lunch & Learn Opportunity, by Ellie Rich, Master Gardner, Rutgers Master Gardner Program, Somerset County Extension, 11:45 am (Participants will create their own indoor gardens. Master Gardeners will bring plants, soil, moss and instructions so that each participant can plant a low-maintenance miniature landscape. There is a $20.00 fee, which includes lunch. Participants should bring their own 6”-8” clear-glass bowl with tight fitting lid, and small rocks or marbles for drainage. Advanced registration is required by Thursday, Sept. 5.)
September 13 — Craft: Making Scarecrow Decorations, 10:30 am
September 16 — “Backyard Bears” by Naturalist Carrie Springer, Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center, 10:30 am (Bear sightings are increasing throughout the state of New Jersey. Do you know what to do if you see a bear? This lecture and discussion will help you become educated in bear etiquette. You will learn the “bear” necessities and walk away with a better understanding of bears.)
September 19 — “Keeping Your Kidneys Healthy” by Dr. Fazle Noor, MD, 11:10 am (Kidneys are vital body organs that filter waste from the blood and aid the body in eliminating waste through urine production. Whether you have suffered from a kidney condition in the past or simply want to prevent future problems, this program will highlight several ways to maintain good kidney health.)
September 23 — Taiko Drumming with Kenny Chin, 10:30 am (Experience Taiko, a Japanese folk style of music. This musical demonstration will include artistic interpretation through the use of drumming, vocals and flute melodies.)
September 27 — State Health Insurance Program (SHIP), 10:00 a.m. (A counselor will be available to provide free help to New Jersey beneficiaries, who have problems with, or questions about their health insurance. SHIP is a statewide program sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. Call (908) 704-6319 to schedule an appointment.)
September 30 — “Vision Loss: Is it a Normal Part of Aging” by Linda Groszew, New Jersey Foundation for the Blind, 10:30 am (Learn about the causes of vision loss, treatments and functional implications of the four most common age-related visual impairments: macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and cataracts. The program will describe the personal and social impacts of vision loss and will offer ways to adapt to the environment to make it safer. This program is made possible by a grant from the Lions Club of Warren.)