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Hunterdon County Department of Human Services
DIVISION OF SENIOR, DISABILITIES AND VETERANS SERVICES
An ADRC (Aging and Disabilities Resource Connection)

Laine Nauman, Division Head
4 Gauntt Place - Building #1
PO Box 2900
Flemington, New Jersey 08822-2900

Phone: 908-788-1361 Toll Free: 877-222-3737 Fax: 908-806-4537
Email: aging@co.hunterdon.nj.us

Eleanor Langeveld, Program Coordinator
elangeveld@co.hunterdon.nj.us
Phone:908-284-6128
Fax: 908-806-4537

 
ABOUT

HEALTH AND WELLNESS LECTURE SERIES:

Women's Health - Monday, January 11th, 11:15pam

Vitamins, Supplements, Over the Counter cough/cold & Herbal Products- Monday, January 25th, 11:30am

Taking Care of your Shoulder - Monday, February 8th, 11:30am

Heart and Vascular Health - Monday, February 29th, 12:30pm

Taking care of your Hip and Knee - Monday, March 7th, 11:30am

Exercise Guidelines for Older Adults - Monday, March 21th, 11:30am

Nutrition and Exercise paired with Bone and Skin Care - Monday, March 28th, 11:30am

Diabetes Management - Monday, April 22nd, 11:30am

Senior Walking Club Spring 2016 - For locations and more details click here.

HEALTH AND FITNESS
CLASSES

EXERCISE PUNCH CARD SCHEDULE

COURSE CANCELLATIONS & WEATHER CLOSURES
DONATIONS
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Taking Control of Your Health - Classes to begin Wed, April 20 10am-Noon (6weeks)
MORE PROGRAMS HELD AT THE HUNTERDON COUNTY SENIOR CENTER
CATALOG OF ACTVITIES
ABOUT OUR FITNESS PROGRAM:

We offer a variety of fee based fitness classes including: Low Impact Aerobics; Tai Chi; Tai Chi for Arthritis; Qi Gong; Yoga; Chair Yoga; Healthy Bones and Zumba Gold, Jazz with Annette, Meditation. Free classes include Gentle Exercise, Men’s Fitness, Move Today & Move Tomorrow, Line & Tap Dance and Ballet.  For more details check out our catalog link to the left of this page.

Recreational activity offerings include:  Bowling - September through May, Bocce - April through October.

Miscellaneous offerings include:  Physical Therapy /Health presentations; special dance programs; special health related events monthly Blood Pressure screenings and Brunch and Learn (check Public Health Nursing website for details on these two programs). Look for additional information on these special programs in the near future. Please call if you are new to our services or if you have any questions.

Health Ease Education Seminars and Brain Fitness Course Series.

All participants in every fitness and recreation activity must sign a waiver. It is always wise to get permission from your physician before participating in any regular fitness program. There is a nominal fee of $4.00 per class. for Low Impact Aerobics, Tai Chi, Tai Chi for Arthritis, Qi Cong, Yoga, Meditation, Chair Yoga, Zumba and Jazz & Jive Dance classes. Donations at all Senior Health Services activities are appreciated.   Please - Invite your friends to join you.  You can purchase punch cards for these classes. A four class card is $16.00, an eight class cards is $32.00 and a twelve class card is $48.00.  All fitness punch cards can be used for more than one class.

A Schedule of Activities is available on-line as well as at the County Senior Center. You may also call 908-284-6128 to obtain more specific information.

UPCOMING FITNESS CLASSES AND EVENTS

Participants practice postures and stretches and work on breathing, relaxation, and focus.     It is geared to the majority of the students but will offer variations and modifications to accommodate students with less experience.  More experienced students will learn to refine  basic postures, explore deeper poses and practice in a way that encourages a fuller integration of the principles of alignment into the poses that are practiced.  You may join all the classes at any time except for the following you must start at the Scheduled starting date:   Beginner Healthy Bones, Move Today, Matter of Balance.  

YOGA CLASSES:

CHAIR YOGA with Kim Karsh

Wednesdays at Frenchtown United Methodist Church, Frenchtown 12:00pm
This is our most gentle exercise class.  Chair yoga is perfect for seniors with physical challenges who find it difficult to get on and off the floor as required by a traditional yoga class.  Chair yoga for seniors is a traditional yoga class with postures chosen to aid mature bodies to protect joints, strengthen balance and increase the range of movement.

CHAIR YOGA with Dot Wismer

Tuesdays at Senior Center, Flemington -1:00pm

YOGA WITH FRANK IN FRENCHTOWN  (Fee Based)

Thursdays beginning 3rd, 9:30am- Frenchtown Presbyterian Church

OTHER YOGA CLASSES (Fee Based)
These classes are very popular and fill quickly.  

  • Mondays, 9:30 & 11:00am  Delaware township Municipal Bldg.
  • Tuesday, 10:45am - Clinton Community Center, Clinton.
  • Wednesdays, 9:45am & 11:15am - Fairview School, Kingwood
  • Wednesdays, 10:15am & 11:30am - Senior Center, Flemington
  • Thursdays, 9:30am - Raritan Township Police Building, Flemington
  • Thursdays at 9:30 AM - Frenchtown Presbyterian Church, Frenchtown Begins February 4th
  • Thursdays, 10:30am - Faith Wesleyan Chapel, Annandale (on-Hold)
  • Thursdays, 4:00pm – Bethlehem Pres. Church, Pittstown
  • Fridays, 11:00am - Senior Center, Flemington   

Call Eleanor for specific information at 908-284-6128

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PROJECT HEALTHY BONES CLASSES

Osteoporosis Prevention Exercise & Education evidenced based program with proven outcomes; Healthy Bones is a 24 week curriculum of exercise that targets the body’s larger muscle groups to improve strength, balance and flexibility.  The program has an interactive educational component on the importance of exercise, nutrition, safety, drug therapy and lifestyle factors that relate to osteoporosis.  Guest speakers for the medical community that share their knowledge, answer questions and provide updates on osteoporosis.  You will graduate into a continuing healthy bones year round class at no additional charge.

Medical Clearance and county waiver required: Obtain forms at the Hunterdon County Senior Center in Flemington - call (908) 284-6128 to have form mailed to you and to sign up for classes. Only 15 people per class accepted. Suggested donation is $25.00 which covers the cost of weights and manual.  New beginner class forming in September 2016. Mondays 9:30am at the Senior center.

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GETTING STRONGER

An extension of the “Healthy Bones” Concept enhanced by additional repetitions and movements.  It emphasizes Balance and is more strenuous.  Bands as well as weights are used in the class.   Healthy Bones is a pre-requisite for joining this class, as is the progress made in the prior program.  Pre-requisite:  Beginner Healthy Bones    
Wednesdays – 10:15pm     Frenchtown Presbyterian Church, Frenchtown   

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MEDITATION AND STRESS REDUCTION SESSIONS with Kim Karsh  (Fee Based)

Wednesdays at 2:30pm at the County Senior Center auditorium, 4 Gauntt Place, Flemington.  Bring a mat or use a chair; whatever is most comfortable for you.  Registration is required by calling 284-6128. 

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BOCCE - A Free Recreational Opportunity!!!

No experience necessary, beginners are welcome!
Held Every Monday and Tuesday First Week of April 10:00AM Summer Hours - 9:00AM
Runs April through October.  Fall hours at 10:00am
Court is located at the end of Building #3 of the Route 31 County Complex, on Gaunt Place, Flemington.  To register, please call Eleanor at 908-284-6128. Ongoing program.

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TAP DANCE  Beginner Intermediate & Advanced With Leslie

Held at the Hunterdon County Senior Center, 4 Gauntt Place, Flemington, No charge, donations are always appreciated
Tappers perform at Nursing homes, senior clubs and other venues throughout the state.
Mondays

  • Beginner class starts at 11:00 AM
  • Intermediate class at 12.00 Noon
  • Advanced class at 1:00pm

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LINE DANCE – Beginner class

Held at the Hunterdon County Senior Center, 4 Gauntt Place, Flemington
No charge; donations are always appreciated.

Tuesdays: September through December

  • Beginner class starts at 12:15 PM
  • Intermediate Class starts at 1:00 PM

January to August

  • Intermediate starts at 12:15 PM
  • Advanced Class starts at 1:00 PM

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TAI CHI  (Fee Based)

Must Register - Call Eleanor at 284-6128

  • Clinton Community Center: Mondays at 9:00 am
  • County Senior Center: Wednesdays at 9:00 am

TAI CHI FOR ARTHRITIS

Must Register – Call Eleanor at 284-6128 at the County Senior Center

  • Beginning Sept 14th - Mondays at 3:00pm
  • Begiinning Sept 3rd - Thursdays at 9:00am

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QI CONG (Fee Based)

Must register call 908-284-6128

  • Wednesdays at 2:00pm - Public Health Nursing (Lower Level)
  • Thursdays at 10:15pm – Senior Center – Media Room #3 

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ZUMBA GOLD (Fee Based)

Fast paced exercise; wear sturdy sneakers and comfortable clothing, and be ready to have fun!  Dance and move to Latin and International Rhythms! A fun low impact Aerobic workout Punch Card required.  Registration, Waiver and Medical clearance necessary.

  • Wednesdays, 11:00am: Community Center, Clinton  
  • Thursdays, 10:15am: County Senior Center, Flemington
  • Fridays, 11:00 am: Clinton Methodist Church, Clinton

Licensed Zumba Instructor Jeanie Franzo and Lynn Hopkins

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SPICY SENIOR BOWLING LEAGUE

Experience helpful as this is a 100% league, however, bowlers of all averages are welcome. SUBSTITUTES ARE WELCOME!

Men and Women.  Call 284-6128 to get on the list. Must be Hunterdon County resident age 60+
Starts on Friday, SEPTEMBER 11th FOR 33 WEEKS - Still time to join!

  • Fridays at 1:00 at West Hunterdon Lanes, Route 12, Frenchtown, NJ.

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JAZZ ‘N JIVE WITH ANNETTE  (Fee Based)

County Senior Center, 4 Gauntt Place, Flemington
Dance to the modern music! An exercise routine that is so much fun. Come and Enjoy!

  • Thursdays at 11:30 am

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MOVE TODAY

Held at the Hunterdon County Senior Center. 4 Gauntt Place, Flemington.
Emphasis on balance, posture, and strength training

Begins April 5th every Tuesday 11:00AM for (12 week class - 1 hour each)

“Evidenced Based Program” Class is geared to help participants increase strength, flexibility, balance, and posture. Also helps to relieve tension & stress, reduce the risk of falls and injury, and fights osteoporosis.  Call Eleanor at 284-6128 or email elangeveld@co.hunterdon.nj.us to sign up.  

MOVE TOMMORROW 

As an extension of the Move Today series.  Move Tomorrow continues emphasis on balance, posture and strength and flexibility with some new twists!

Every Tuesday at 11:00am Senior Center Auditorium  (pre-requisite:  Move Today) ongoing class.

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MATTER OF BALANCE

“Evidenced Based Program” with proven outcomes. Combination of education and exercise designed to help people improve balance and overcome fears and concerns about falls and increase physical activity.  Educational materials provided.

8 weeks – 2 hours each (open to residents of Hunterdon County – 60+and older)

For 2016 dates and times, look fo our upcoming flyer.

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LOW IMPACT AEROBICS (Fee Based)

Tuesdays, 9:30am – County Senior Center, Flemington

Wednesdays, 9:00am - Frenchtown Presbyterian Church

Thursdays, 9:30am - Clinton Presbyterian Church

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GENTLE EXERCISE CLASSES ( Flexibility –Range of Motion)

Come when you can. New people are always welcome. No charge.

Mondays, 10:00am -   Mirota Senior Residence, Whitehouse Station

Tuesdays, 10:30am    Senior Center, Flemington

Thursdays, 10:30am    Senior Center, Flemington

Thursdays, 10:00am - Mirota Senior Residence , Whitehouse Station

Thursdays, 9:00am - United Methodist Church, Clinton -

Fridays, 2:00pm - Heritage Village, Lambertville, Starting September 201

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MEN'S FITNESS CLASSES

Tuesdays, 2:15 pm – County Senior Center, Flemington

Open to new members at this time.
No Charge.  Please bring a mat for floor exercises.

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PHYSICAL THERAPY & HEALTH LECTURES

Physical Therapy sessions run January to December. Call Eleanor at 908-284-6128 for more information.

 

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BRAIN FITNESS SERIES – “Mind your Mind”

Public Health Nursing (Lower Level) 6 Gauntt Place, Flemington, NJ.

Next Brian Series Class begins in March 2016

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 HEALTH-EASE EDUCATION LECTURES

“Evidenced Based” educational program with proven outcomes developed by University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.  Classes address lifestyle related health issues and chronic conditions.  Audits 60 and older.  Locations at county senior clubs and senior center.  Topics include:  Brain Health, Osteoporosis, Physical Activity, Medications, Nutrition, Falls Prevention, Memory, Heart Health, Women’s Health.

Look for 2016 Schedule - Coming Soon

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Volunteer Opportunities

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

Fitness classes for Gentle Exercise Instructors, Matter of Balance Volunteers and Move Today Volunteers and Healthy Bones

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General Policy for Fitness Classes Regarding Closures/Cancellations

If the School District where your class is held closes for inclement weather; morning classes will be cancelled.  If there is a school delayed opening of 90 minutes and the class is in the morning; the class will be cancelled.

Afternoon classes may still be held depending on the severity of the storm. If you are unsure take the initiative of calling the instructor yourself.  Make sure you have the instructor’s phone number and they have yours.

Depending on the time of the class; Instructors will notify everyone by email or phone.  We strongly encourage everyone to get on your class email list and to check with your instructor if you are currently on their updated list and please remember to check your email.  You should also have your instructor’s home or cell phone if there is any uncertainly.

Some instructors may decide to call you; that is an individual decision.

Stations to tune in to for school closings early day of class

    • News 12 New JerseyChannel 62 on Comcast Cable
    • HCTV Channel 27 (Hunterdon Central TV)
    • Channel 69 (WFMZ-TV)
    • WCTC 14.50 AM
    • WCVH 90.5 FM (Hunterdon Central Radio)

If you have any questions; please email me or call:

Eleanor Langeveld, Hunterdon County Senior Health & Fitness Coordinator
Work - Main Office: (908) 788-1359 | Work - Direct Line:  (908) 284-6128 | Cell: (908) 763-1820
Email:  elangeveld@co.hunterdon.nj.us

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Donations


Class participants always have the opportunity to make a donation for fitness classes they participate in that are free.  Donations are greatly appreciated and welcomed at all times.

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