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Hunterdon County Department of Human Services
DIVISION OF SENIOR, DISABILITIES AND VETERANS SERVICES
An ADRC (Aging and Disabilities Resource Connection)

Laine Nauman, Division Head
4 Gauntt Place - Building #1
PO Box 2900
Flemington, New Jersey 08822-2900

Phone: 908-788-1361 Toll Free: 877-222-3737 Fax: 908-806-4537
Email: aging@co.hunterdon.nj.us

Eleanor Langeveld, Program Coordinator
elangeveld@co.hunterdon.nj.us
Phone:908-284-6128
Fax: 908-806-4537

 

HEALTH AND WELLNESS LECTURE SERIES:

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 11:00am – Acupuncture: What is it and what are the benefits

Monday, July 23, 2018 11:30am – Health Benefits of Chiropractic Care

Monday, August 13, 2018  11:30am – Eldercare Navigators: assisting older adults in navigating the healthcare system and maintain control of their lives throughout the aging process

Monday, September 17, 2018 11:30am - Balance & Vertigo Dizziness

Monday, October 15m 2018 11L30am – Your brain, your health and your hearing

Monday, October 29, 2018  11:30am - Ornish Lifestyple Medicine:  Empowering you to reverse heart disease

Monday, November 12, 2018  11:30am  - Moving on: Dealing with grief after the loss of a loved one

Monday, December 3, 2018 11:30am  - Happy Holidays:  How to cope with stress and the family

See our ongoing classes below....

Call Eleanor at (908) 284-6128 for additional information on all of our classes and to register.....

ABOUT OUR FITNESS PROGRAM:

We offer a variety of fee based fitness classes including: Low Impact Aerobics; Tai Chi; Tai Chi for Arthritis; Qi Gong; Yoga; Chair Yoga; Healthy Bones and Zumba Gold, Jazz with Annette, Meditation. Free classes include Gentle Exercise, Men’s Fitness, Move Today & Move Tomorrow, and Line & Tap Dance.  For more details check out our catalog link to the left of this page.

Recreational activity offerings include:

  • Bocce - April through October (beginners are welcome!)
  • Senior Walking Club - June, September through November (fall dates and locations coming soon

Miscellaneous offerings include: 

  • Physical Therapy /Health presentations; special dance programs;
  • Special health related events
  • Mmonthly Blood Pressure screenings
  • Brunch and Learn (check Public Health Nursing website for details on these two programs).

    Look for additional information on these special programs in the near future. Please call if you are new to our services or if you have any questions.

Health Ease Education Seminars and Brain Fitness Course Series.

All participants in every fitness and recreation activity must sign a waiver. It is always wise to get permission from your physician before participating in any regular fitness program. There is a nominal fee of $4.00 per class. for Low Impact Aerobics, Tai Chi, Tai Chi for Arthritis, Qi Cong, Yoga, Meditation, Chair Yoga, Zumba and Jazz & Jive Dance classes. Donations at all Senior Health Services activities are appreciated.   Please - Invite your friends to join you.  You can purchase punch cards for these classes. A four class card is $16.00, an eight class cards is $32.00 and a twelve class card is $48.00.  All fitness punch cards can be used for more than one class.

A Schedule of Activities and our Catalog which offers on-site and off-site class infomration and descriptions is alvailabe online as well as at the regular activities of the Hunterdon County Senior Center. You may also call 908-284-6128 to obtain more specific information.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Zumba/Low Impact Fitness Instructor Wanted - (dated 10/12/2018)
Donations
Required Registration and Medical Forms Volunteer Opportunities
Course Cancellations & Weather Closures More Programs and Events Held at the Hunterdon County Senior Center

 

UPCOMING FITNESS CLASSES AND EVENTS

INTERESTED IN ANY OF THE CLASSES LISTED BELOW?

Please call Eleanor at (908) 284-6128 for additional information and to register.

CHAIR YOGA with Frank Fayne (fee based)

  • Tuesdays 1:00pm at the Flemington Senior Center

This is our most gentle exercise class.  Chair yoga is perfect for seniors with physical challenges who find it difficult to get on and off the floor as required by a traditional yoga class.  Chair yoga for seniors is a traditional yoga class with postures chosen to aid mature bodies to protect joints, strengthen balance and increase the range of movement.

OTHER YOGA CLASSES (Fee Based)
These classes are very popular and fill quickly.  

  • Mondays, 9:30 (level 1) & 11:00am (all levels)- Delaware Township Municipal Bldg.
  • Tuesday, 11am - Clinton Community Center, Clinton. (Frank Fayne)
  • Wednesdays, 10:15am & 11:30am - Senior Center, Flemington (Frank Fayne)
  • Thursdays, 9:30am & 10:45am - Raritan Township Police Building, Flemington (Kim Karsh)
  • Thursdays, 9:30am- Frenchtown Presbyterian Church, Frenchtown (Frank Fayne)

Call Eleanor for specific information at 908-284-6128

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PILATES with Dennis (fee based)

Sign up now!!! Tuesdays at 9am, Senior Center, Flemington

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Osteoporosis Prevention Exercise & Education evidenced based program with proven outcomes; Healthy Bones is a 24 week curriculum of exercise that targets the body’s larger muscle groups to improve strength, balance and flexibility.  The program has an interactive educational component on the importance of exercise, nutrition, safety, drug therapy and lifestyle factors that relate to osteoporosis.  Guest speakers for the medical community that share their knowledge, answer questions and provide updates on osteoporosis.  You will graduate into a continuing healthy bones year round class at no additional charge.

"Two Timers" Health Bones - Must be a Graduate of Beginner Class - this class is in addition to your regularly scheduled weekly class.

Medical Clearance and county waiver required: Obtain forms at the Hunterdon County Senior Center in Flemington - call (908) 284-6128 to have form mailed to you and to sign up for classes. Only 15 people per class accepted. Suggested donation is $25.00 which covers the cost of weights and manual

Beginner Healthy Bones – Mondays at 9:30am Flemington Senior Center Next Beginner Class starts Sept.10, 2018  (Waiting List Only)   Spring 2019 Beginner Class in Clinton

(24 week session) Beginners then move on to an ongoing class.

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An extension of the “Healthy Bones” Concept enhanced by additional repetitions and movements.  It emphasizes Balance and is more strenuous.  Bands as well as weights are used in the class.   Healthy Bones is a pre-requisite for joining this class, as is the progress made in the prior program. 
Wednesdays – 9:30 am     Frenchtown Presbyterian Church, Frenchtown   

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with Kim Karsh  (Fee Based)

Wednesdays at 2:30pm at the County Senior Center auditorium, 4 Gauntt Place, Flemington.  Bring a mat or use a chair; whatever is most comfortable for you.  Registration is required by calling 284-6128. 

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Senior Walking Club – Every Wednesday 9:30am to 10:30am.  Visit different parks in the county (education and recreation walks). Fall 2018 program schedule location and dates to come out soon.

BOCCE (No Charge)
No experience necessary, beginners are welcome!
Held Every Monday and Tuesday.  
Summer Hours - 9:00AM
Runs April through October 31st
Spring & Fall hours at 10:00am
Court is located at the end of Building #3 of the Route 31 County Complex, on Gaunt Place, Flemington.  To register, please call Eleanor at 908-284-6128. Ongoing program.

Held at the Hunterdon County Senior Center, 4 Gauntt Place, Flemington. Donations are always appreciated
Tappers perform at Nursing homes, senior clubs and other venues throughout the state.
Mondays

  • TAP 1 -  11:00am
  • TAP 2 – 1:00pm

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Held at the Senior Center Thursdays at 1pm

Held at the Senior Center - Thursdays at 2pm

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Every Tuesday Held at the Hunterdon County Senior Center, 4 Gauntt Place, Flemington 

January to August

  • Intermediate starts at 12:15 PM
  • Advanced Class starts at 1:00 PM

September through December

  • Beginner class starts at 12:15 PM
Intermediate Class starts at 1:00 PM

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BRAIN FITNESS SERIES
Courses offered in Spring, summer and fall. Five courses (10 Weeks each) Illuminate, Mind your Mind, Brain Aerobics, Strengthen your Mind, Whole Brain Workout – call for details – Classes fill up quickly

Sign up now for Fall 2018 Illuminate session.

 

Must Register - Call Eleanor at 284-6128

  • Clinton Community Center: Mondays at 9:00 am (September thorugh June)
  • Bethlehem Presbyterian Church, Pittstown Mondays at 9:00am (July and August)
  • County Senior Center: Wednesdays at 9:00 am

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Must Register – Call Eleanor at 284-6128 at the County Senior Center

  • Beginner Tai Chi for Health - Mondays at 2:00 pm
  • Intermediate Class - Mondays at 3:00 pm and Thursdays at 9:00 am

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Call now to register for September 2018 908-284-6128

  • Wednesdays at 2:00pm - Public Health Nursing (Lower Level)
  • Thursdays at 10:15pm – Public Health Nursing (Lower Level)

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Fast paced exercise; wear sturdy sneakers and comfortable clothing, and be ready to have fun!  Dance and move to Latin and International Rhythms! A fun low impact Aerobic workout Punch Card required.  Registration, Waiver and Medical clearance necessary.

  • Wednesdays, 11:15am: Community Center, Clinton  (September - June)
    • Bethlehem Presbyterian Church, Race Street, Pittstown (June-August)
  • Thursdays, 10:15am: County Senior Center, Flemington
  • Fridays, 11:00 am:County Senior Center, Flemington

Licensed Zumba Instructor Jeanie Franzo

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County Senior Center, 4 Gauntt Place, Flemington
Dance to the modern music! An exercise routine that is so much fun. Come and Enjoy!

  • Thursdays at 11:30 am

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(Next Session Spring 2019) 12 week class - 1 hour each -SIGN UP NOW!!   (free program)

Held at the Hunterdon County Senior Center. 4 Gauntt Place, Flemington.
Emphasis on balance, posture, and strength training

12 week class - 1 hour each

“Evidenced Based Program” Class is geared to help participants increase strength, flexibility, balance, and posture. Also helps to relieve tension & stress, reduce the risk of falls and injury, and fights osteoporosis.  Call Eleanor at 284-6128 or email elangeveld@co.hunterdon.nj.us to sign up.  

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As an extension of the Move Today series.  Move Tomorrow continues emphasis on balance, posture and strength and flexibility with some new twists!

Every Tuesday at 11:00am Senior Center Room 5A (pre-requisite:  Move Today) ongoing class. Runs year round except for August.

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“Evidenced Based Program” with proven outcomes. Combination of education and exercise designed to help people improve balance and overcome fears and concerns about falls and increase physical activity.  Educational materials provided.

8 weeks – 2 hours each (open to all residents of Hunterdon County – 60+and older)

Next Class – Wednesday, September 12, 2018 -  10am – Noon – Heritage Village in in Lambertville

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  • Mondays, 11:30am - Frenchtown Presbyterian Church
  • Tuesdays, 9:30am – County Senior Center, Flemington
  • Fridays, 11:00am – County Senior Center, Flemington  (No Classes June, July and August on Fridays)

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Come when you can. New people are always welcome. No charge.

  • Mondays, 10:00am - Herman Kapp Senior Residence, Flemington
  • Tuesdays, 10:30am - Senior Center Auditorium, Flemington
  • Wednesdays, 2:00pm - Three Bridges Reformed Church, Three Bridges
  • Thursdays, 10:30am - Senior Center Room 4, Flemington
  • Thursdays 11am - Bethlehem Presbyterian Church, Bethlehem No Classes July and August

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Open to new members at this time.
No Charge.  Please bring a mat for floor exercises.

  • Tuesdays 2:15pm – Senior Center, Flemington
  • Tuesdays 2:15pm – and Thursdays, 3:15pm - Senior Center, Flemington

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“Evidenced Based” educational program with proven outcomes developed by University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. 

Classes address lifestyle related health issues and chronic conditions.  Audits 60 and older.  Locations at county senior clubs and senior center.  Topics include:  Brain Health, Osteoporosis, Physical Activity, Medications, Nutrition, Falls Prevention, Memory, Heart Health, Women’s Health.  Call (908) 284-6128

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“Evidenced Based Program” with proven outcomes.  Six workshops to change your life!  For those living with chronic conditions, learn how to:  Manage symptoms, Develop healthy eating & exercise habits, Communicate effectively with your healthcare provider, Manage fear, anger and frustration, Make daily tasks easier, Feel better and enjoy life to the fullest.   SIGN UP NOW! Starts Tuesday September 11, 2018 at Herman Kapp Senior Residence, Church Street, Flemington NJ – open to ALL senior residents of Hunterdon County

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Volunteer Opportunities

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
(Training Provided)

INSTRUCTORS FOR EVIDENCED BASED CLASSES:

“Matter of Balance” –“Take Control of your Health” – “Move Today” -  “Healthy Bones” - Unique evidenced based classes – FULL TRAINING PROVIDED

For more information call Eleanor at 908-284-6128 or email elangeveld@co.hunterdon.nj.us.

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General Policy for Fitness Classes Regarding Closures/Cancellations

If the School District where your class is held closes for inclement weather; classes will be cancelled.  If there is a school delayed opening of 90 minutes and the class is in the morning; the class will be cancelled.

Afternoon classes may still be held depending on the severity of the storm. If you are unsure take the initiative of calling the instructor yourself.  Make sure you have the instructor’s phone number and they have yours.

Depending on the time of the class; Instructors will notify everyone by email or phone.  We strongly encourage everyone to get on your class email list and to check with your instructor if you are currently on their updated list and please remember to check your email.  You should also have your instructor’s home or cell phone if there is any uncertainly.

Some instructors may decide to call you; that is an individual decision.

Stations to tune in to for school closings early day of class

    • News 12 New JerseyChannel 62 on Comcast Cable
    • HCTV Channel 27 (Hunterdon Central TV)
    • Channel 69 (WFMZ-TV)
    • WCTC 14.50 AM
    • WCVH 90.5 FM (Hunterdon Central Radio)

If you have any questions; please email me or call:

Eleanor Langeveld, Hunterdon County Senior Health & Fitness Coordinator
Work - Main Office: (908) 788-1359 | Work - Direct Line:  (908) 284-6128 | Cell: (908) 763-1820
Email:  elangeveld@co.hunterdon.nj.us

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Donations


Class participants always have the opportunity to make a donation for fitness classes they participate in that are free.  Donations are greatly appreciated and welcomed at all times.

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