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Neptune Township Department of Senior Services and Senior Center

1607 Corlies Avenue, Neptune NJ 07753


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Hau’oli la Hanau
(Happy Birthday)
On Wednesday, August 17, Township Seniors enjoyed an “Island Luau” birthday party honoring August and September birthdays. 
Entertainment was provided by DJ Tommy Lynch with special guest appearance by Polynesian dancer, Karen Emslie. The afternoon was filled with a lot of fun, dancing and sing-alongs by everyone who attended. Lunch was catered by Asia Star Café. Participants celebrated their birthdays with gifts, cards and everyone enjoyed ice cream cake for dessert.
Polynesian dancer, Karen Emslie is shown demonstrating Polynesian dance moves to the crowd.
Township seniors are pictured at the Island Luau enjoying lunch and great entertainment

Source: Gigi Johnson, Recreation Coordinator

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

Robin McGill’s School of Dance Performs at Senior Center

Senior Center participants were treated to a very special summer dance recital entitled “New York New York”. Featured well known Broadway tunes for every ones enjoyment, over fifty talented students from Robin McGill’s School of Dance performed at the Center on Monday August 25. Robin’s students, from ages preschool to senior adults, performed for one hour and then were treated to watermelon and lemonade.



“All-American Birthday Celebration”

The “All-American” Birthday Party, held on Thursday, July 11, 2014, was a huge success with over 120 seniors in attendance. Senior Center participants were entertained by a wonderful country western band, ‘Bill Turner and Blue Smoke.’ A country meal was prepared by the Center’s very own kitchen staff and delicious frozen treats were served after their meal was complete. It was a fun-filled afternoon of music, great food and fun.

Committeeman Randy Bishop celebrates June & July birthdays with Evelyn Wooley Center partipants enjoy a delicious lunch during the festivities
Senior Center members enjoying the party Neptune Sr Center’s Choral Group led by Choral Director, Dan Pienciak

“Christmas in July”

Tis the season to be jolly! The Neptune Department of Senior Services and Senior Center celebrated Christmas in July with a holiday bazaar and other festivities from July 14thto 18th. This was our first ever craft sale in July and was a tremendous success. This event featured ceramic pieces, blankets, scarves, other assorted knitting and crocheted items, paintings and crafts, and baked items made and donated by the seniors. The Senior Center Choral Group also performed holiday and patriotic songs for the seniors as part of this celebration. We look forward to this becoming a yearly event. 

Pictured are some of the beautiful handmade blankets donated by members of the the Senior Center Pictured are some of the homemade items donated by members of the Senior Center for the gift auction.
Josephine Emmich volunteers for the Bake Sale





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.


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.


Legal Services

Attorneys from Ocean-Monmouth Legal Services provide legal counseling and assistance for eligible seniors 60 years of age or older. Eligibility for seniors is based on your household income and assets. However, any senior is entitled to advice from the attorney. If you need some assistance with family matters, consumer cases, etc., call Ellen or Kris for info or to schedule an appointment.

Attorneys with Ocean-Monmouth Legal Services, are shown assisting with a legal issue.

Source: Kristina Torres, Case Manager


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

Executive Director, Rosemary Gray

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