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Senior Programs and Activities

Unless otherwise noted, all programs are held at the Ewing Senior and Community Center at 999 Lower Ferry road.

EXERCISE and FITNESS

NOTE: It is strongly advised that anyone participating in our exercise activities, seek the permission of their physician. Please inform your instructor of special concerns or range of motion limitations before you join a class. Seniors, especially individuals aged 65 and older, should be aware of your workout environment (i.e. too hot). It is extremely important that you drink fluids throughout your session, to stay hydrated.

WEIGHT ROOM

(Free to Seniors daily between – 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM)  Mature adults 60 and over can take advantage of our weight room. There is no charge if you use the equipment during the time set aside for seniors. Whether you just want to get in a little exercise or strengthen and tone your body; come check out the treadmills, stationary bikes, ellipticals and weights.

CHAIR YOGA

Saturdays 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM  No, you do not have to bend like a pretzel to attend this class! Join our Yoga Instructor Tracey Parks, on Saturday mornings for a Yoga class that is tailored just for seniors and those with limited range of motion. The sessions take place on the second floor, in room 201 at the Hollowbrook Community Center. Hollowbrook is located at 320 Hollowbrook Drive, Ewing, New Jersey.  Tracey Parkes is the instructor.  The class is free to senior residents of Ewing Township.

DANCERCISE

Tuesdays 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM  Instructor Karen Martin teaches participants, low/no impact aerobics class set to music. There are easy moves, and most importantly, fun for all! The class also works on balance and light weight training. Join the class in the Community Room over at the Hollowbrook Community Center, 320 Hollowbrook Drive, Ewing, New Jersey.

BODY SHAPING

Thursdays at 10 AM (first Thursdays at Hollowbrook, the rest at the Ewing Senior and Community Center)  A class that alternates between no impact moves and weight training. The use of exercise bands, help with resistance training. This class is also set to music for a fun time.  Karen Martin is the instructor for the class.

SUMMER WATER AEROBICS

End of June to the last week in August- 9:30 AM to Noon.  Water exercises proves to be the perfect way to work out. Participants with limited range of motion due to age, injury or surgery, will find enjoyment in this non-weight bearing exercise. While in the pool, a certified instructor will lead participants through various routines. Individuals wishing to just do lap swimming are also welcomed.  This very popular summer program fills up very fast. There is a limit on non-residential registration. The cost is $15.00 for residents and $30.00 for non-residents.

CLASSES

AARP SAFE DRIVING

Receive a discount on your Automobile Insurance by attending a six-hour AARP Safe Driving Class.  AARP reports that 9/10 drivers improved on their driving behavior, and 92% of workshop participants recommended the course to friends.

This workshop is for any licensed driver. Contact the Senior Office at 609-883-1776 x 6205 or option #1, to make a reservation. A fee of $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members is due on the day of class. Feel free to bring a lunch (we have refrigeration), or eat at the nearby diner. A beverage vending machine in located in the Center.

2018 Sessions 
Dates:  April 12, May 10, June 14, July & August- No Class- September 13, October 11, Nov 8 and Dec 13
Time: place 9:00 AM – 3PM
Location: Ewing Senior and Community Center

BIBLE STUDY

Wednesdays – 12 Noon – 1:30 PM.  Ladies from areas churches come together to glean theological knowledge about the Bible. This non-denominational group also shares food during the lesson.

COMPUTER LEARNING CENTER

First Tuesdays at 1:30 PM (for Q&AA session)  Whether it is a beginner’s computer class or introducing a novice to using their first iPad, CLC at Ewing has something for everyone! Anyone age 50 and older can take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to explore the world of technology! Also, the fee for each class is just right for the pocket! 

Located in the Ewing Township Senior and Community Center, the CLC operates a state-of-the-art learning laboratory, with eight individual computers and 22 inch monitors that allow students to have hands on experience during the lessons.  Classes are given on PCs, and we also offer training in the use of iPads - the new tablets from Apple.

Classes are taught by an enthusiastic group of senior volunteers who understand the challenge of learning a new skill and will teach the classes at a pace that eanbles all our students to "learn by doing.

Every first Tuesday of the month, enjoy a Q & A session prior to a lecture on the newest technology. 

For a full schedule of classes go to www.clcewing.org

SOCIAL

BID WHIST

Thursdays from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM  Anyone entering the doors at ESCC, will first smell the wonderful aroma of comfort food; followed by animated conversation, music from days gone by and the sound of hearty laughter. Devoted Bid Whist players gather on Thursdays with their playing partners to trick, and annihilate the other team.

BINGO

Mondays at 1:00 PM  B-I-N-G-O Ewing is the place to go! “Round Robin,” “Four Corners,” “Double Bingo on One Card, Full Board,” etc. Come out to collect your winnings at our weekly Bingo Games. Do not miss our once a month “Special Bingo,” when players have an opportunity to enjoy a light lunch or win special prizes!!!

INTERGENERATIONAL PICNIC

August (First week) 11 AM – 1 PM  Mature residents of Ewing Township, age 60 and older are invited to join in for this wonderful event. Past participants in this activity have shared with us, how much they enjoy interacting with our Teen Travel Group! Whether it is cooking on the grill or serving up dessert, the youth really make our seniors feel special. It is great to see the seniors and teens come together to dance the “Waddle,” “Electric Slide,” and other popular dances. Weather permitting, this event will be held on the patio area of the Ewing Senior and Community Center, 999 Lower Ferry Road, Ewing, NJ 08628.

INTERNATIONAL COOKING

First Wednesdays at 12 Noon  Let your taste buds experience the culinary delights of exotic places as we travel around the world.  In the past, we have sampled food from: Poland, Ireland, Italy and India.  Food is prepared at the center by the Senior Office Team and a little help from the Recreation. Please note that food is prepared with care, and members of the Senior Department are ServSafe Certified, to assure you that food is prepared correctly.  A small fee is charged for this event. 

SENIOR LUNCHEON/SHOWS

Selected Fridays Noon - 2 PM  Senior Citizens enjoy a full lunch (usually selected by our Senior Citizen Advisory Commission), followed by live entertainment. In the past we have seen the late Clifford Adams, Roundabout360, Dennis Anderson of the Coasters, Elvis impressionists Craig Newell and Rubin Castillo, Karikter and more. Unless otherwise indicated, we reserve the Community Room at 320 Hollowbrook Drive for our events. Lineup for the rest of 2018 is as follows:

April 20, 2018 – Barbara Harris (from the 1960’s girl group, THE TOYS – “Lover’s Concerto.”) 
May 18, 2018 – “Older American Month Celebration” -  Guest entertainer is Anthony DiDio.  Anthony can take on the voices of many famous vocalist such as Sinatra, Dean Martin, Engelbert Humperdinck and more.  This special talent has taken him through the years to perform in many casino locations in Las Vegas and Atlantic City.
June 22, 2018 - Bobby Emmons Duo (Bobby and Mike)- The Duo have an excellent sound reminiscent of the Beach Boys and Country singer, John Denver. Weather permitting, this event will be held on the patio area of the Ewing Senior and Community Center, 999 Lower Ferry Road, Ewing, NJ 08628.
September 21, 2018 – Let’s get this party started with Joe Grillo. This area performer does it all! Joe will have you tapping your toes and rocking in your seat as he sings and plays the saxophone!
October 19, 2018 -  Gentle giant, Keith Hickman is a talented performer with a special gift. He can sound like the original artist when singing a song. Keith can sound sing anything from Andrea Bocelli to hard rock band, ACDC. Ladies and gentlemen, he can even sing opera!!! Do not miss this wonderful performer!
November 16, 2018 - Stiletto and the Sax Man: are the duo that will keep you laughing as they perform for you. The Sax Man does vocals, plays trumpet as well as saxophone. Stiletto has a voice that harmonizes will with her partner. The energy and comedic dialog with this duo is just fantastic! This is not a show to be missed.
December 14. 2018 – TBA (Our Annual Holiday Show)

Interested in making reservations for our Senior Luncheon Shows? Contact the Senior Office by calling 609.883.1776 x 6205. Also feel free to stop in the Senior Office at the Ewing Senior and Community Center, room 204. We will be happy to assist you!

CLUBS

Socialization is a very important element in the lives of the mature citizens of the Ewing community. Coming together once a month, enables our seniors to interact with their peers. Special informational presentations are shared by various vendors, to keep attendees updated on senior related issues such as, Medicare, Fraud, Insurance, Social Security, etc. Light refreshments are served. Sometimes, entertainment is called in to perform on a club meeting date.  Members of the clubs pay an annual fee ranging from $8 -$10.

Club A

Third Wednesdays at 11 AM  Formed around 1979, the birth of this club, was the foundation for the future senior clubs under the Township (Livewires, Busy C’s, Club D, and Hollowbrook Seniors).  Jackie Anderson Krauss is the current club President.

Livewires

Second Tuesdays at 11:00 AM  mature members of the Ewing Community come together to fellowship. Find out the latest changes for Medicare or Social Security. Sometimes vendors are scheduled to present new products. Sylvia Carroll serves as President for this group.

Busy C’s

Third Tuesdays at 11 AM  Need to fill a day on your social calendar? Let Sylvia Carroll, President of the Busy C’s, show you how to keep busy. If you are not already a member, come visit them on the third Tuesday of the month at 11:00 AM.  

Club D

First Thursdays at 11 AM  Club D members meet and enjoy each other’s company, while drinking coffee and sampling baked goods that members have donated. Ralph Csogi is the President.

Hollowbrook Seniors

Second Fridays at 1PM  The last senior group to form was the Hollowbrook Seniors. Lead by its President, Florine Warner, an annual project of the club, is to collect vegetable seed packets to send to Africa.

EWING POOL SHARKS

Practices daily between 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM The Ewing Township Pool Sharks joined The Central Jersey Senior Pool League during the summer of 2017.  Many pool clubs from North and Central Jersey have felt the bite of “The “Sharks.” As of March 2018, our Team has not broken their winning streak. Members practice daily; with the more advanced members sharing their expertise with team mates. Under the leadership of Thomas Keaton, the members of Ewing Pool Sharks hope to continue to bring home victories, as they work toward their goal of “putting Ewing on the map.” There is an annual fee for membership to the club: $20 for residents and $40 for non-residents.  

Exercise and Fitness
Classes
Social
Senior Clubs

Contact

Supervisor
Jeanette C. Spann

Staff
Kathleen Ragoonath, Community Recreation Specialist
Anne Cheslock, Secretary
Justin Latini, Van Driver

p: (609) 883-1776 , Option 1
f: (609) 883-5084

Transportation Inquiries
Justin Latini - p: (609) 468-9364

Mailing Address
Ewing Seniors
Township of Ewing
Suite 204
999 Lower Ferry Road
Ewing, NJ 08628

Hours of operation:
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Monday – Friday.

The Pool Sharks are here 9:00 AM – 5 PM on the weekends.

 

Municipal Building 
2 Jake Garzio Drive
Ewing, NJ 08628
 
(609) 883-2900 
 M-F: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Senior & Community Center 
999 Lower Ferry Road 
Ewing, NJ 08628 
(609) 883-1776 
 M-F: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Hollowbrook Community Center
320 Hollowbrook Drive
Ewing, NJ  08638
(609)  883-1199
M-F: 8:30am - 4:30pm
 

Scotch Road (Public Works) 
Bulk and Electronic Items 
Th-F: 7:00am - 3:00pm 
 Sat: 7:00am - 2:30pm

Jack Stephan Way (Brush Drop-off) 
M-Sat: 7:30am - 2:30pm 

Ewing Animal Shelter 
4 Jake Garzio Drive 
 (609) 771-8076

Ewing Police 
2 Jake Garzio Drive 
 (609) 882-1313

Ewing Branch Library 
61 Scotch Road 
 (609) 882-3130

Rental Property Concern Hotline 
 (609) 323-1177

Ewing Public Schools 
2099 Pennington Road
Ewing, NJ 08618
P: (609) 538-9800
F: (609) 538-0041

Weather Central 
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