Freeholder Robert Zaborowski, human services liaison, would like residents to know what’s happening at Warrenbrook Senior Center, located on the golf course at 500 Warrenville Road, this month. Among other activities, the center will be celebrating the music of Bob Dylan, launching a book club and getting a carpet upgrade.
Bob Dylan: His Music, Life and Writings – Monday, June 16 at 10:30 a.m.
Learn about Bob Dylan’s contribution to American popular music and the connection between folk, popular and classical music at a presentation being held at 10:30 a.m. on June 16.
The presenter, Nina Deutsch, is both a graduate of Julliard and Yale, and an accomplished classical pianist and pop-singer pianist. In 2009, Bob Dylan licensed Nina Deutsch to record his songs for solo piano. Audiences will hear performances of songs from a wide range Dylan’s catalog and have the opportunity to participate.
This program is funded by the Horizons Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Book Club – Volunteer Facilitator Wanted
Warrenbrook Senior Center is looking for a volunteer who has a desire and interest in leading a book club for the center. For volunteers who have no prior experience, training on coordinating and sustaining a book group discussion will be made available through a partnership with the Warren Library. Please contact the center to volunteer.
Individuals age 60 and above, who have a passion for literature and are interested in being a participant of the book club, are asked to contact the Warrenbrook Senior Center.
Carpet Installation: June 24 – June 30
The senior center will be closed starting Tuesday, June 24, throughMonday, June 30, to accommodate carpet installation.
During that period of time, Warrenbrook and Meals on Wheels clients will be served from the Senior Wellness Center, located at 202 Mt. Airy Road in Bernards.
Clients who use county transportation will be driven to the Basking Ridge location, where Warrenbrook staff will be located. For more information, call the Senior Wellness Center at (908) 204-3435.
To make a lunch reservation, contact the senior center by 10:00 a.m., at least one business day in advance. A suggested lunch donation of $2.00 is recommended for individuals age 60 and above. The cost of lunch for those under age 60 is $6.75.
One of seven centers operated by the Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services, Warrenbrook is a multipurpose facility that offers a variety of educational, recreational and entertaining activities for active older adults, including wellness programs and health screenings. The center is accessible to individuals with disabilities.
Somerset County senior centers offer a wide range of experiences designed for lifelong enrichment in a social and uplifting atmosphere, intended to positively impact overall health. Choices of four lunch menus (with and without meat) are served daily at centers, which are funded in part through the Older Americans Act and the county Board of Chosen Freeholders. Many of the programs and activities are made possible through partnerships, volunteers and the generosity of donors who pay instructor and presenter fees.
For more information, contact manager Gwen Chalker, Warrenbrook Senior Center, at 908-753-9440.