Neptune Township Department of Senior Services and Senior Center
1607 Corlies Avenue, Neptune NJ 07753
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“UNDERSTANDING YOUR THYROID”
On Thursday January 19, 2017, Dr. Michael C. Sullivan, MD a specialist in Endocrine surgery with Meridian Medical Group, presented a program on thyroid issues. Seniors had the opportunity to learn about the different types of thyroid diseases, causes and symptoms. Dr. Sullivan discussed diagnosing and treatment options, and finished the presentation with a wonderful question and answer session.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL !
On Tuesday, December 13 and Thursday, December 15 2016, Neptune Township Seniors enjoyed a festive Holiday Luncheon at the Senior Center.
The luncheons were hosted by the Senior Center staff with the help of students from the Poseidon Early College High School under the direction of Richard Allen and the Mayor’s Youth Cabinet. Deputy Mayor Dr. Michael Brantley, Business Administrator Vito Gadaleta, Freeholder John P. Curley, Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling and Assemblywoman Joann Downey and Police Captain Larry Fisher, Lt. Mike Zarro and other officers stopped by to bring Holiday greetings to all of the guests.
Guests enjoyed delicious food prepared by La Lupa
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A HAPPY THANKSGIVING FOR ALL
On Tuesday November 22, 2016 the Neptune Department of Senior Services and Senior Center Staff and new Director Brian Butch hosted a Thanksgiving Luncheon Feast for Seniors of the Township. Dr. Michael Brantley, Deputy Mayor, Committeeman Nicholas Williams, Cpt. Fisher and Lit. Zarro also joined the celebration.
With the help of the Mayor’s Youth Cabinet and students from Poseidon Early College High School under the direction of Rich Allen, Senior guests were served a delicious meal and enjoying music provided by DJ Tommy Lynch. Guests also enjoyed receiving pretty floral arrangements and fruit baskets as door prizes during the Luncheon.
**Below are some some pictures of the “Happy and Thankful” Senior guests**
HOLIDAY CARD WORKSHOP
On November 9th, our seniors had a one day holiday workshop taught by Angela.
Angela taught the class how to make their own elegant hand- crafted holiday cards.
All the participants had a great time.
The Senior Center has partnered with Neptune Public Library and formed a monthly book club ,”Late Edition Book Club” conducted by Kathy Nicholas, Book Club moderator from the library.
“BUILD A WREATH” WORKSHOP
Township Seniors participated in a 2 week workshop, where they created and designed their own personal wreaths.
Everyone had fun and loved creating these beautiful wreaths that expressed their own personalities.
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.
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
Neptune, New Jersey 07753
Director, Brian T. Butch, MDIV, MSW, MA, LSCW
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 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”
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.
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
- Brian T. Butch, MDIV, MSW, MA, LSCW, Director
- Kristina Torres, Deputy Director
- Michelle Bivens, Adminstrative Assistant
- Carina Santos, Departmental Secretary
- Gigi Johnson, Recreation Coordinator
- Ryan Ugrovics, Outreach Coordinator
- John Lalanas, Transportation Coordinator
- Teresa Richard, Kitchen Manager
- Jennifer Nurse, Kitchen Aide
- Deborah Carbone, Kitchen Aide
- Ralph Parkman, Maintenance
- Robert White, Bus Driver
- Linda Dietz, Bus Driver
- Fred Kern, Bus Driver
- Constant Saraison, Kitchen Aide/Custodian