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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:

Senior Walking Club - September 2nd to November 18th


HEALTH AND FITNESS
CLASSES

EXERCISE PUNCH CARD SCHEDULE

GENERAL POLICY
DONATIONS
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
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 $5.00 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 $20.00, an eight class cards is $40.00 and a twelve class card is $60.00.  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 Fairview School in Kingwood
12:15pm
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

CHAIR YOGA with Nancy Miller

Thursdays at Senior Center, Flemington – 1:00pm

YOGA WITH FRANK IN FRENCHTOWN  (Fee Based)

Thursdays beginning 3rd, 9:30am- Frenchtown Presbyterian Church – No classes Oct. and Nov. (Resumes  Dec. 3rd)

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.   (No classes during August)
  • Wednesdays, 9:45am & 11:15am - Fairview School, Kingwood
  • Wednesdays, 10:15am & 11:30am - Senior Center, Flemington  (No classes during August)
  • Thursdays, 9:30am - Raritan Township Police Building, Flemington
  • Thursdays at 9:30 AM - Frenchtown Presbyterian Church, Frenchtown   (ends June 30 – starts again in November)
  • Thursdays, 10:30am - Faith Wesleyan Chapel, Annandale (on-Hold)
  • Thursdays, 4:00pm – Bethlehem Pres. Church, Pittstown
  • Fridays, 11:00am - Senior Center, Flemington   (no classes during August)

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 2015. 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.   Begins Sept. 2nd

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BOCCE - A Free Recreational Opportunity!!!

No experience necessary, beginners are welcome!
Held Every Monday and Tuesday during the summer months at 9:00 am
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 – Begins Tuesday, Sept. 1st.

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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:  Begins Sept. 14th

  • 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 begins in September 1st

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
  • Advanced Class starts at 1:00 PM

January to August

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

September through December (Tuesdays)

  • Beginner class starts at 12:15 PM
  • Advanced 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

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TAI CHI FOR ARTHRITIS (Fee Based)

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

  • Begining Sept 14th - Mondays at 3:00pm
  • Begiining Sept 3rd - Thursdays at 9:00am

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QI CONG (Fee Based)

Must register call 908-284-6128

  • Wednesdays at 2:30pm - Public Health Nursing (Lower Level) Beginning Sept. 2nd
  • Thursdays at 10:15pm – Senior Center – Media Room #3  Beginning Sept. 3rd

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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 Rythms! A fun low impact Aerobic workout Punch Card required.  Registration, Waiver and Medical clearance necessary.

  • Wednesdays, 11:00am: Community Center, Clinton  (Begins Sept. 9th)
  • Thursdays, 10:15am: County Senior Center, Flemington (Begins Sept. 10th)
  • Fridays, Location and times to be announced (Begins Sept. 11th)

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!

  • Beginning Thursday,  Sept 3rd 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

  • STARTS Tuesday, September 8, 2015    11:00 – Noon

(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.

Begins Wednesday September 9, 2015- 12pm to 2pm (Public Health Nursing 6 Gauntt Place (Lower Level) Flemington 

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

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LOW IMPACT AEROBICS (Fee Based)

  • Tuesdays, 9:30am – County Senior Center, Flemington  - Begins Sept. 8th
  • Wednesdays, 9:00am - Frenchtown Presbyterian Church – Begins Sept. 9th
  • Thursdays, 9:30am - Clinton Presbyterian Church – Begins Sept. 10th

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GENTLE EXERCISE CLASSES ( Flexibility –Range of Motion)

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

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MEN'S FITNESS CLASSES

Tuesdays, 2:15 pm – County Senior Center, Flemington – Begins Sept. 1st

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 March to December. Topics will include Balance, Bone and Joint Health; Importance of Exercise and Aging;  Arthritis and Chiropractic Health. Call Eleanor at 908-284-6128 for more information. Schedule pending. Dates/Times/Locations to be announced.  Subject to change. No Charge.  (look for flyers)

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BRAIN FITNESS SERIES – “Mind your Mind”

To begin September  9, 2015 – 9:30 to 11:30am  (Public Health Nursing (Lower Level) 6 Gauntt Place, Flemington, NJ

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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.

Healthease Fall Schedule

  • Thursday Sept 24th, 1:00pm – “Brain Health” – West Amwell Senior Club*
  • Monday, Sept 28th 11:15am – “Falls Prevention” Senior Center, Flemington
  • Wednesday, October 7th 1:00pm – “Falls Prevention” Delaware Twp. Senior Club*
  • Monday, Nov 2nd 11:15am – “Women’s Health” – Senior Center, Flemington

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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:

Generally classes will cancel when there are school closures.  Morning fitness classes will also follow the school schedule and cancel if there is a delayed opening.  Afternoon classes, weather permitting generally are not cancelled when there is a delayed school opening.

Leaders may opt to cancel even if facility is open; instructors will notify class participants by phone call or e-mail.

Check the website of the school district where the class is held, or go to http://www.nj1015.com/  site for business and school closings.

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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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