NOVEMBER2017A MONTHLY PUBLICATION OFNEPTUNE TOWNSHIP DEPARTMENT OFSENIOR SERVICES AND SENIOR CENTER1607 CORLIES AVENUENEPTUNE, NJ 07753BRIAN T. BUTCH, MDIV, MSW, MA, r Seniors,As we begin the month of November I am celebrating my one year anniversary as Director! It is hardto believe that it has been a year already. Every day seems to be a new experience with new opportunities and situations, some fun, some challenging and others unique. Every day is different.The seniors are amazing! I love spending time with them. I have had days filled with laughter and joy,days where I have learned new things, a few where I felt challenged and some that were sad.My grandmother used to say “when you get old you are the same as when you were young, only moreso” those words ring true for all of us as we age. I find it especially true when engaging with theseniors. There are some who are always positive and ready to embrace new adventures, many love everysocial outing and never miss an opportunity to enjoy the company of others, while others enjoy solitudeand like the quiet. Some flirt up a storm, others tell jokes, some love to talk politics, others love thephysical exercises, and others are so creative. Each brings their own talents and gifts to the SeniorCenter.This year we have tried a number of different programs and events. We have added trips that seem tofill up very fast. We will soon have a Thanksgiving Luncheon and a Holiday Luncheon at theJumping Brook Country Club. Some healthier foods have been introduced to the breakfast bar as wellas some of the dessert choices. We have done a good job of incorporating new ideas while continuing toprovide the services our seniors are accustomed to having here.I enjoy the Staff who work hard to provide services and assistance to our seniors. I have witnessed atremendous amount of growth in them as we have expanded our services. They are willing to learnnew things and embrace new ideas. I continue to challenge them to try new things and they have seenthe wonderful response of the seniors. Their hard work and efforts are appreciated.As I begin my second year as Director I hope to continue to work on expanding services. I would liketo see more trips to plays, restaurants, concerts, and educational facilities. We can take advantage oflocal opportunities; such as Neptune High School, Brookdale Community College and MonmouthUniversity, as well as the Algonquin Theatre and some historical sites such as Camp Evans Info Age.One of my priorities over the next year will be to find ways that we can be more helpful to our homebound seniors. The Mayor and Committee have been very encouraging in their wonderful support forthe Senior Center! They have encouraged us to explore the possibility of more programming. I will bemeeting with the Advisory Council to plan for the future.Thank you for your kindness and encouragement during the past year. Together with you and the staffwe look forward to continuing the good work at the Senior Center!If you have not been here in a while, please stop by and visit!Peace,BrianOFFICE HOURS8:00am-4:00pmPROGRAM HOURS9:00am-3:00pmINSIDE THISISSUESpecial NoticesPages 2-3Program Notices Pages 4-5Health/Wellness Pages6-7Calendars forlunch menu,shopping,activities,programs andfitness clasNeptune TownshipDepartment of SeniorServices and SeniorCenter is funded inpart by a grant fromMonmouth CountyDivision on Agingunder Title III ofthe Older AmericansAct and does notdiscriminate inviolation of federalregulations.
2VISIT US ON THE WEB AT WWW.NEPTUNETOWNSHIP.ORGSPECIAL NOTICESLOW INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAMApplications are now being accepted for the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP). HEAP is designed to help low-incomehouseholds and/or individuals, 60 years of age or older, meettheir home heating and medically necessary cooling costs.For applications or further info, contact Ryan or Kris.HOMESTEAD BENEFIT PROGRAM DEADLINE NOVEMBER 30The Homestead Benefit program provides property tax relief toeligible homeowners. To qualify, you must meet all eligibilityrequirements. For further info or applications, contact Ryan.HURRICANE SEASON IS UNDERWAYBE PREPARED-PROTECT YOURSELF WITH REGISTER READYIt is now hurricane season and the key to safety is AWARENESSand PREPAREDNESS. The “NJ Register Ready Program” is a statewide registry that allows emergency responders to know whereyou are and what your needs are in the event of an evacuation.Register online at www.registerready.nj.gov. Those withoutcomputers can call Ryan or Kris at the Center for assistance.LEGAL HELP OFFEREDAT THE CENTERSOCIAL WORKER AVAILABLEMONTHLY AT SENIOR CENTERFree legal assistance provided by South Jersey LegalServices is available forseniors 60 years of age orolder. If you have a legalissue and want to discussthe matter with our attorney, please call Ryan orKris at the Center toschedule your appointment.If you need assistance from aLicensed Social Worker, PremSingh from MCDSS is available atour Center. Prem provides freeindividual counseling, assistswith Medicaid, food stamps,homecare assistance and more.Appointments are available the2nd and 4th Tuesday of eachmonth. Call Ryan for info.
We have a gift for you on your special day! Stop by the Center onor near your Birthday and let us help you celebrate!3“POPULATION HEALTH” COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIRPRESENTED BYTHE NEW JERSEY CITY UNIVERSITY NURSING STUDENTSTUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14 FROM 11AM—3PMNJCU Nursing students invite you to attend “Population Health”our community health fair at the Senior Center. Attendees ofthe health fair will benefit from early detection and preventative health screenings and educational opportunities on commonhealth conditions. Screenings and measurements that will bedone may include blood pressure, body mass index, and bloodglucose. Educational and informational opportunities andresources will be available on nutrition, smoking cessation,self- care, diabetes, medication review/reconciliation, safety,immunizations, advance directives, first aid, and other healthrelated issues. Lifestyle information and screenings help buildawareness of health risks and provide information on how an individual can make changes in their lifestyle to help enhancetheir health. Demonstrations and activities will be fun, interesting, and educational. All screenings and measurements willbe conducted privately and results will be released to you, only. Experts will be available to answer any questions you mayhave. Join us for an afternoon of information and fun.“GIFTED”(RATED PG-13)WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15AT 1:00PMFrank Adler is a single man raising a child prodigy, his spirited young niece Mary. Frank's plans for a normal school lifefor Mary are foiled when the seven-year-old's mathematicalabilities come to the attention of Frank's mother whose plansfor her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary. Joinus to find out how this emotional drama ends. Transportationreservation deadline is 11:30am on Tuesday, November 14.
4All Municipal Offices and Senior Center will be closedFriday, November 10 in observance of Veteran’s DaySPECIAL PROGRAM NOTICESELECTION DAY DON’T FORGET TO VOTETUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7Transportation to the polls for Township Seniors will be available for the election. Deadline for transportation reservationsis Monday, November 6 at 11:30am. Please call the Center forreservations soon. Don’t miss your opportunity to vote.JOIN US FOR OUR ANNUAL THANKSGIVING LUNCHEONTUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21 FROM 11:30AM—3:30PMAT JUMPING BROOK COUNTRY CLUBReservations will start being taken on Monday, November 6between the hours of 9:30am-11:30am or 2:00pm-3:30pm.Reservations must be made in person. The luncheon is 15.00 perperson and should be paid at the time ofreservation. Please bring exact change.NO REFUNDS. Seating is limited.JOIN US FOR OUR ANNUAL HOLIDAY LUNCHEONTHURSDAY, DECEMBER 14 FROM 11:30AM—3:30PMAT JUMPING BROOK COUNTRY CLUBReservations will start being taken on Monday, November 27between the hours of 9:30am-11:30am or 2:00pm-3:30pm.Reservations must be made in person. The luncheon is 20.00 perperson and should be paid at the time of reservation.Please bring exact change. NO REFUNDS. Seating is limited.
All Municipal Offices and Senior Center will be closed5Thursday, November 23 & Friday, November 24 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.IT IS WITH GREATMANY THANKS TO OUR DONORSSADNESS THAT WE THANK YOU FOR THE MONETARYINFORM YOU ABOUT THE DONATIONS: Mary & Steven Brockel, Mary& Ron Carr, Forever Young Club InLOSS OF THEMemory of Yuriko Anderson, GeorgeFOLLOWING SENIORCENTER PARTICIPANTS: Heyson, Eleonore & Harry Merriman, Anne Ciccone Daniel Angley Philip HerrOUR THOUGHTS AREWITH THEIR FAMILYAND FRIENDS DURINGTHIS VERY DIFFICULTTIME.Edith Reid, Ruthann Rinaldi In Memoryof Connie Cocuzza. THANKYOU FOR THE SUPPLIES &GOODIES: Carolyn Beam, Mary & RonCarr, Barbara Dixon, Regina & TomDonohue, Sue Egan, Angela Germann,Donald Graham, Ed Halpin, HelenHaugabrook, Kathy Henry, Joan Keleigh,Carol Kelly, Rich Kuchen, CarolMcDonald, Eleonore & Harry Merriman,Dee Reinhold, and Variety Growers.LEGAL SERVICES INFORMATION SESSIONPRESENTED BY SOUTH JERSEY LEGAL SERVICES, INC.MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6 AT 11AM HERE AT THE CENTERLearn all you need to know about wills, living wills, Polstforms, power of attorney, etc. Bring yourquestions and get the vital information you need.HOLIDAY LUNCH OUTINGSTO THE CULINARY SCHOOL IN ASBURY PARKTUESDAY, DECEMBER 5 AND TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12(PLEASE CHOOSE ONE DATE ONLY)Enjoy a delicious holiday meal at the Culinary School in AsburyPark. Seating is limited. Bus/lunch reservations must be madein person with Gigi starting Tuesday, November 14 from 9:3011:30 or 2:00-3:30. Donation is 10.00pp at the time of reservation. Bring exact change, please. Strict refund policy. Deadline to reserve is Wednesday, November 29. Bus leaves Center at11am. Due to limited parking, everyone must ride with our bus.
6HEALTH, WELLNESS AND FUN FOR ALLDON’T MISS THE ACTION!!“THE NURSE IS IN”THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 99:00AM — 12NOONOur Board of Health nurse will beat our Center to check bloodpressures, discuss medications,and chat with anyone who wouldlike to meet with her aboutparticular medical concerns.“THE MIND DIET”PRESENTED BYDIANE WEST, R.D.TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28AT 11:00AMHOLIDAY SHOWS AT THEALGONQUIN ARTS THEATRE“NEWARK BOYS CHORUS”WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6ANDA recent study found that a“A CHRISTMAS CAROL”specific way of eating may helpWEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20slow the aging process in ourBOTH SHOWS START AT 10AMbrain .fittingly called theBUS LEAVES CENTER AT 9:00AM“MIND Diet”. This lecture willAfter each show, enjoy lunch onreview what the MIND diet isyour own. Place is to be deterand how we can incorporatemined. Seating limited. Ticketsthese recommendations into ourfor each show are 9.00 perdaily lives to improve ourperson and per show.brain health. Bring your quesReservations must be madetions and get your answers.in person with Gigi.Reservations for the“Newark Boys Chorus”begin Wednesday, November 159:30-11:30 or 2:00-3:30.Reservations for“A Christmas Carol”begin Wednesday, November 299:30-11:30 or 2:00-3:30.
FITNESS CLASSES LISTING FOR ALL LEVELSAll participants must pre-register, sign fitnessWaivers, and wear proper attire and shoes.7PUMP IT UP WITH SUZANNE OR MARIAMondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:00amDonation - 4.00 (per class)Dance, exercise and tone with movements that are easy and repetitive. Get your heart rate up and burn calories with interval training techniques that include light weights for improving bone mass/strengthening muscles. Enjoy a variety of music while you get fit.SHAPING UP — SITTING DOWN WITH SUZANNEMondays and Fridays at 10:30am - Donation - 2.00 (per class)A gentle fun way to improve strength and stamina. A great approachto good health, exercise and wellness. Great for those who want agentle exercise or for those who are looking for increased fitness.YOGA STRETCH WITH LISATuesdays at 11:00am - Donation - 4.00 (per class)Learn breathing exercises, relaxation, yoga postures and stretching. Class can be done in a chair or on a mat. Bands and balls areused to increase flexibility with bars and chairs to work on balance. Detox and relax.T’AI CHI CHIH WITH DANTuesdays 9:30am and Thursdays 10:30amDonation - 4.00 (per class)The benefits of T’ai Chi Chih are proven.better blood pressure,better relaxation, less stress, better body mechanics. TRY IT NOW!TOTAL BODY SOLUTION WITH SUZANNEWednesdays and Fridays at 1:00pmDonation - 3.00 (per class)An educational, active, enjoyable approach to living with arthritis. For best results, participants should try to attend twiceweekly. Books and bands will be provided.ZUMBA GOLD WITH SUZANNETuesdays at 1pm - Donation - 4.00 (per class)Have fun in a dance party atmosphere. Music from around the world.Make the dance your own by slowing down or speeding up movements.Burn calories and have fun.FEELING GREAT VIDEOWednesdays at 10:30amGreat fun, good chair exercises.give it a try.YOGA WITH MARIAThursdays at 9am - Donation - 4.00 (per class)Proven benefits - stress reduction, relaxation, lowerblood pressure, improved mobility and flexibility.
NOVEMBER2 017We are so happy that you are a part of our Senior Center Family.If we can be of assistance to you and/or your family, please contact us at anytime.We look forward to having you visit us in the near future.Brian T. Butch, MDIV, MSW, MA, LCSWDirectorKristina Torres, Deputy DirectorProgrammingOutreach ServicesGigi Johnson - CoordinatorRyan Ugrovics, CSWTransportation ServicesCustodial ServicesDining ServicesJohn Lalanas - DriverRalph ParkmanTeresa Richard - ManagerLinda Dietz- DriverConstant SaraisonJennifer Nurse - AideRobert White - DriverDeborah Carbone - AideAdministrative OfficeMichelle Bivens, Administrative AssistantCarina Santos, Departmental SecretaryRETURN SERVICE REQUESTEDTOWNSHIP OF NEPTUNEDEPARTMENT OF SENIOR SERVICESAND SENIOR CENTER1607 CORLIES AVENUENEPTUNE, NJ 07753TEL: 732-988-8855PRST STDU.S. POSTAGEPAIDRED BANK, NJPERMIT #607
THE NEW JERSEY CITY UNIVERSITY NURSING STUDENTS TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14 FROM 11AM—3PM NJCU Nursing students invite you to attend “Population Health” our community health fair at the Senior Center. Attendees of the health fair will benefit from early detection and preventa-tive