Activities & Classes
ACTIVITIES AND CLASSES
Chair Yoga – The chair replaces the yoga mat and becomes an extension of your body allowing to take full advantage of yoga. Class meets Monday’s at 10:00 am or 11:30 am.
TAI CHI – Classes held on Tuesdays at 9:00 am and 10:30 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.
Line Dancing Classes – The Manalapan Senior Citizen Center offers Line Dancing Classes on Tuesday mornings at 12:30 pm for the beginner class and 1:45 pm for the intermediate class. Each dance is demonstrated and broken down into easy segments and practiced to fun music. Join the group and dance your way to fitness!
Strength Training – Classes held on Wednesday at 9:00 am at the Manalapan Senior 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.
Computer Classes – Beginner and Intermediate computer classes are offered throughout the year. Interested seniors should call (732) 446-8401 for more information.
Gentle Cardio Classes – Classes held on Thursday’s at 10:30 am. Join us in a fun class that is easy for beginners and challenging for the tried and true exerciser. Aerobics will boost your energy level, improve coordination, burn calories, reduce stress and also get you into shape. We also work on balance, stretching and toning with balls and bands. Add in a circuit or a fun game that will keep your heart rate up and enjoy the ride with us!
Art Classes – Classes held on Thursdays from 12:15 pm – 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 and pastels will be encouraged to do so. A list of supplies will be distributed to all registrants.
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.
Yarn Donations Are Always Welcomed! Our volunteers are always in need of yarn at the Senior Center. Donations are put to great use as our seniors are constantly working on community projects. Projects include outfits, lap robes for nursing homes, hats and mittens for children and our hugely successful Baby Bundles project. Our seniors have made countless baby items. We appreciate all donations to keep this program running.
Senior Wellness Screenings– VNA of Monmouth County and Pinebrook Care Center provide seniors with monthly wellness screenings including blood pressure. Seniors should check calendar for scheduled dates.
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 details.
BINGO and Movies – As scheduled on 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 enhance 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.