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Neptune Township Department of Senior Services and Senior Center

1607 Corlies Avenue, Neptune NJ 07753
 732.988.8855


Neptune Township Senior Center Staff


Fire Safety for Home and Family

On Thursday, March 12, 2015 Doug Rowell, Neptune Township Fire Official, presented a very informative program on basic fire safety for the home.   Doug discussed evacuation plans, what to do in case of fire, CO2 alarms, smoke alarms, extinguishers and much more.

His wonderful PowerPoint truly bought “home” the message of safety and family preparation.

Pictured is Doug Rowell presenting Fire Safety for your Home and Family.

 


Senior Center Celebrates Black History
 
On Thursday, February 12, Senior Center participants were treated to a very special program celebrating Black History Month. African Dancing and Drumming were performed by Rosa Lee and “Friends” creating a wonderful atmosphere of celebration that was felt throughout the entire Senior Center. 
 
In continuation of the Senior Center’s Black History Celebration, in March the Center will feature “Arm Chair Travel” to “Africa the Serengeti” on March 10, 11:00am. Everyone is welcome.
   
 
Senior Center participant Adelayda Sanchez is pictured playing the Calabash Shaker.
 
 
 
Rosa Lee McNair, is shown performing a traditional dance for the audience. The crowd was entertained with African music that made everyone join in with dancing and singing.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pictured celebrating African American History is Rosa Lee McNair (seated on right), with the African Dance and Drumming Team. African songs and dances were performed with authentic African drums and instruments.
 
Source: Gigi Johnson, Recreation Coordinator

Click here for March Newsletter

Click on the following calendars:


For a picture gallery of the Senior Center Holiday parties (Dec 16 & 18), CLICK HERE



FOR INCLEMENT WEATHER NOTICES AND CLOSINGS

For cancellations tune to radio stations 94.3FM The Point, 92.7 WOBM FM, 1160 WOBM AM or 101.5FM or go online, log on to 943thepoint.com and go to Storm Watch.

 


 

Click here for a picture of the Senior Center gone pink!


   
   
   

STAY HEALTHY !

STAY HAPPY !

LIVE LONGER !

Great programs are offered every day. Join us now.

Anyone interested in learning more about the Center or any upcoming programs and events at the Center, Monday - Friday, 9:30am - 3:30pm for information call 732-988-8855.

DIVERSIFIED COUNSELING

S.H.I.P. (Senior Health Insurance Program)


 

The “S.H.I.P.” program offered at the Neptune Township Department of Senior Services, provides assistance with insurance forms and health coverage options for senior citizens. S.H.I.P counselors are available to assist with bills, claim forms or to simply answer any questions that seniors may have regarding health insurance. For more information or to schedule an appointment, feel free to contact Ellen or Kris at the Senior Center.

 

Barbara Neuman, Township Senior and S.H.I.P. Counselor, Arlene Broza, is pictured assisting a senior with health insurance questions.


Nutrition Counseling Available



Registered Dietician, Diane West, provides individual and/or group diet and nutrition sessions for Seniors. Diane holds educational forums on a variety of topics every other month at the Center to inform seniors of the importance of good nutrition and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. She is also available to assist seniors on a one-on-one basis.

 

 

 



Pump It Up with Maria

Fitness Instructor, Maria McKeon is pictured demonstrating exercise and tone thru dance movements that are easy and repetitive.


Yoga Stretch with Lisa

Fitness Instructor, Lisa Hall demonstrates how yoga exercises can be done in a chair to help detox and relax your body and mind.


Total Body Solution - “Exercise through Arthritis” with Suzanne

Certified Trainer and Fitness Instructor, Suzanne Parchment teaches class participants how to “exercise through arthritis” by using an educational and active approach to living with arthritis.


Zumba Gold with Patty

Zumba Instructor, Patty Roslonski is shown exercising in a dance party atmosphere with music from around the world.


T’Ai Chi Chih with Dan

T’Ai Chi Chih Instructor, Dan Pienciak is pictured teaching one of the many beneficial body movements that can be done while sitting or standing to help improve your overall health.

For more information regarding these essential programs, or for an individual appointment, feel free to contact the Center at 732-988-8855.

Kristina Brown, Senior Center Case Manager


Neptune Township Department of Senior Services and Senior Center

1607Corlies Avenue
Neptune, New Jersey 07753
 732-988-8855

Executive Director, Rosemary Gray
rgray@neptunetownship.org

Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Handicapped Accessible                            Funding Sources: Municipal and Federal Funds

Service Area: The Neptune Senior Citizens’ Center serves the residents of Neptune Township who are 60 years of age or older and their families. Limited services and many recreational and educational programs are also available to residents of surrounding towns. Information can be obtained from the Center regarding the availability of these services.

Mission Statement: Our mission is to maintain a premier facility, and resource center, for educational, recreational, wellness and nutritional programs as well as volunteer opportunities, transportation, reassuring telephone contacts, counseling, and support services, for seniors and their caregivers. Our goal is to meet the needs of all Seniors, homebound and independent, to ensure quality of life, to promote physical, emotional, and economic well-being and to encourage participation in all aspects of community life.

Information and Referral Services – The Center is a community focal point and resource center for seniors to receive information pertaining to senior related issues such as entitlement programs, home care assistance, family counseling, health insurance counseling, income tax, and legal assistance.

Recreational Programs – Activities such as arts and crafts, ceramics, parties, bingo, games, group meetings and monthly feature movies are available five days per week.

Educational Programs – Continuing education for seniors and their families is promoted through speakers, classes, and support groups.

Nutrition Programs – Continental breakfast is offered daily until 11:00am, good will donation. No reservation is required. Lunch is served daily at 12 noon. Donation of $2.50 requested. Reservations are required and requested by 11:30am the day before.

Outreach Services – Outreach services are designed to locate and service homebound seniors by providing home visits and information and referral services. Assistance is provided with entitlement programs, filing applications, etc. Caseworkers work in conjunction with families and other agencies to ensure safety, welfare and independence of the senior in the community.

Health and Wellness Clinics – Health clinics are provided monthly and include nutrition programs, Flu and Pneumonia vaccines and more.

Physical Fitness Programs – Exercise classes, Tai Chi classes, yoga classes, total body solutions, zumba gold, and bowling are available.

Transportation – Transportation services to and from the Center as well as trips for medical appointments, food shopping and personal requests are also available. Reservations are required and are requested at least 24 hours in advance.

 

“Your Needs Are Our Concern”

 Our Mission:

It is the mission of Neptune Township’s Department of Senior Services and Senior Center to provide quality, essential and responsive services to older adults, homebound and independent, and their families or caregivers. Our staff is dedicated to providing services with respect, compassion and accountability. Our Center works with all area agencies to guarantee maximum service connection.

Our Goal:

Given that the well-being of each resident impacts the entire community, it is the goal of this department to support independence, encourage life satisfaction and promote mental, physical and social well-being for older adults now and into the future.

 


 

Senior Center Staff

  • Rosemary Gray, Director
  • Ellen Sanderson, Deputy Director
  • Irene Paternostro, Secretary
  •  Michelle Bivens, Adm Asst to Secretary
  •  Ralph Parkman, Maintenance
  • Gigi Johnson, Recreation Coordinator
  • Kristina Brown Torres, Outreach Coordinator
  • Teresa Richard, Kitchen Manager
  • Jennifer Nurse, Kitchen Aide
  • Deborah Carbone, Kitchen Aide
  • John Lalanas, Bus Driver
  • Robert White, Bus Driver
  • Linda Dietz, Bus Driver
  • Ralph Parkman, Kitchen Aide/Custodian
  • Ryan Ugrovics, Transportation Coordinator