Neptune Township Department of Senior Services and Senior Center
1607 Corlies Avenue, Neptune NJ 07753
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Neptune Senior Center Ceramic Class Recognized for Their Talent
Once again, our seniors showed off their talents at the 2016 Monmouth County Fair at the Home and Gardens exhibit in Freehold the week of July 30th. The following seniors who exhibited their ceramics and art were all ribbon winners:
Perla Patricio: First Place – Floral Vase
Connie Perry: First Place – Decorative Elephant Trunk
George McCormick: First Place – Wood Carving
RosaLee McNair: Second Place – Unicorn Mirror
Angela Germann: Second Place – Seashell Santa
George McCormick: Second Place – Moon Over Jeruslem
Ceil McGuire: Third Place – Pelican Planter
Marion Dobrowolski: Third Place – Doberman Pincher
Joan Keleigh: Third Place – Pasta Bowl
Christine Wheeler: Honorable Mention – Celtic Cross
AnnMarie Delahanty: Honorable Mention – Teddy Bear Bank
Lorrie Mileham: Honorable Mention – Smoked Fired Pottery Bowl.
Congratulations to all of our students and to Alison and Tena for their superb instruction!
“Volunteers - Giving Time and Touching Hearts” was the theme on Friday, August 26, 2016. Neptune Township Department of Senior Services and Senior Center staff honored over 150 volunteers at the Center’s Annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon for their service to the Senior Center and community.
The Senior Center volunteers donated countless hours of volunteer time over the last year. Accolades and words of appreciation were given by Freeholder Director, Tom Arnone, Deputy Mayor Dr. Michael Brantley and Township Committeeman Nick Williams.
Proclamations in recognition of all the volunteers’ hard work and dedication were presented by Freeholder John Curley and Freeholder Serena DiMaso, and by Deputy Mayor Dr. Michael Brantley, and Township Committeeman Nick Williams.
All of the volunteers also received certificates of appreciation from Senator Jennifer Beck.
Special recognition plaques were presented to Madeline DeSarno who recently retired from volunteering for over 15 years as the President for the Forever Young Group and to Emil Fortunato who retired this year after dedicating 29 years as the President of the Senior Bowling League at Shore Lanes.
Everyone enjoyed a delicious lunch catered by La Lupa Di Roma and danced to great music by DJ Tommy Lynch.
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The “LATE EDITION” Book Club
On Wednesday, July 13, the newest club in town the “Late Edition” Book Club, had their first meeting and discussed the book of the month. The club will meet on the second Wednesday of each month and will be conducted by Kathy Nicholas, Book Club Moderator from Neptune Library.
A different topic will be discussed each month based on the members suggestions. This month’s book was “Cutting for Stone” by Abraham Verghese.
For club information, please contact Gigi Johnson.
Beverly Yackel, from the Monmouth County Geneology Society presented a Geneology workshop on Tuesday, July 12. During the two hour workshop, participants learned how to begin family research, collect vital records, how to use an online database to trace a family tree and how to record findings.
The workshop was very informative and extremely helpful for everyone who attended.
Senior Center participants enjoyed a special summer recital entitled, “School Days” here at the Center on Friday, July 8.
The dance recital was presented by the Robin McGill’s School of Dance. Fifty of Robin’s dance students from all ages performed a fabulous show.
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
Acting Director, Kristina Torres
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
- Kristina Torres, Acting 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