DEPARTMENTS > SENIOR CENTER
Activities & Classes
*TAI CHI FROM THE ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION: Classes held on Tuesdays, at 10:00 AM. Tai Chi combines exercise and meditation, through slow movements, which have been modified for seniors with the purpose of increasing balance, flexibility and strength.
*STRENGTH TRAINING: Classes held on Wednesdays, from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM at the Kuschick Pavilion located at the Manalapan Recreation Center. Class participants have enjoyed the benefits of increased strength and endurance by attending our free weekly strength training class. Seniors start out using light hand weights and increase the weights as their strength increases. Class instructor is a Registered Nurse and Certified Fitness Instructor.
LINE DANCING CLASSES: The Manalapan Senior Citizen Center offers Line Dancing Classes on Thursday mornings from 10:30 - 11:30 AM. Classes are free and are taught by Leslie Clare. Each dance is demonstrated and broken down into easy segments and practiced to fun music. Join the group and dance your way to fitness!
COMPUTER CLASSES (Beginners and Advanced): Classes held on Tuesday afternoons. Our instructor, Richard Adleman, recently retired from Lucent Technologies and has generously offered his time to our seniors. Participants in his class have mastered great skills and are now confident users of the internet and email. Interested seniors should call to reserve space in the class.
ART CLASSES: Classes held on Thursdays, from 12:15 PM to 2:15 PM. This class is designed for those who would like to develop their artistic abilities. Class is free with the exception of the purchase of individual materials. Those who wish to work with acrylics, oils, charcoals & pastels will be encouraged to do so. A list of supplies will be distributed to all registrants.
SIT AND BE FIT EXERCISE CLASS: Meets every Wednesday at 1:45 pm. Exercises are performed with the support of a folding chair. Gentle stretching exercises lead up to very low impact aerobic exercises designed to improve range of motion, relieve arthritis pain and maintain an optimal degree of flexibility.
YOGA: Classes meet every Monday at 1:45 pm. Call for more information (732) 446-8401
PARKINSONS SUPPORT GROUP -Third Tuesday of every month. Program is designed for both the Parkinson's client and their caregivers. 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Call SeniorsFirst to register for this program (732-780-3013)
KNITTING AND CROCHET GROUP: Join our group, bring any projects that you have begun and never finished or simply come in and learn the basics. Meets every Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM. YARN DONATIONS ARE ALWAYS WELCOMED! Our volunteers are always in need of yarn at the Manalapan Senior Center. Donations are put to great use as our seniors are constantly working on community projects. Projects include outfits for teddy bears to be given to special needs children during the holidays, lap robes for nursing homes, hats and mittens for children and our hugely successful Baby Bundles project. Our seniors have made countless baby items, Target has donated a tremendous amount of baby furniture and equipment and our local Girl Scouts have always donated yarn to this cause. We appreciate all donations to keep this program running.
SENIOR WELLNESS SCREENINGS: Offered the third Monday of every month from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM. Screenings are free and administered a Registered Nurse from the Visiting Nurses Association.
S.H.I.P. - (STATE HEALTH INSURANCE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM): We have a volunteer insurance counselor who is available, by appointment, to meet with our seniors and help them with any questions or concerns that they have with regards to medical billing and insurance issues.
CARD GAMES AND POKENO GAMES: Ongoing activity! Call the Senior Center at 732-446-8401 to find out the details.
BINGO AND MOVIES: As scheduled on alternating Fridays.
HOLIDAY PARTIES: See monthly calendar
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: The Manalapan Senior Center staff and members have historically enjoyed a fantastic working relationship with the local Boy Scout and Girl Scout organizations in Manalapan Township. Together we have accomplished a tremendous amount of successful volunteer projects to benefit the community. Several high school aged Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts have chosen to dedicate service projects to make improvements throughout the Senior Center Building. These projects not only enhanced our facility but have also gained them nationally recognized Eagle Scout and Gold Awards. We remain forever grateful towards them because their active participation is an inspiration to all.
*The Manalapan Township Senior Citizen Center is partially funded by the Title III Program of the Older Americans Act as amended through a grant by the Monmouth County Office on Aging.