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Director of Recreation & Senior Services:
Paula Kosko

Staff:
Maria Martinez, Adult Care Worker
Melissa Ramos, Clerk
Heidi Blankenship, Assistant Adult Care Worker
Willis Mahoney, Bus Driver

Mailing Address:

Pemberton Township
500 Pemberton-Browns Mills Road
Pemberton, New Jersey 08068

Office Address:

300 Brook Street
Browns Mills

Phone:  609.893.4400
Facsimile:  609.893.5505

Hours:

Monday - Friday / 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM


"Strategic Accomplishments
(2007 to 2010)"

Click here for pdf version of the document

  Movie of the Month
Thursday, December 18th
12:30pm


Angels Sing

As a child, Michael Walker wished every day could be Christmas. That is, until a tragic accident crushed his holiday spirit. Thirty years later, Michael still can't muster any joy for the holidays, despite encouragement from his playful wife and well-intentioned parents. But when his young son faces a tragedy, Michael needs to make amends with his past. A mysterious man named Nick gives Michael a gift and instills in him the courage to find the joy that he lost.

Special Thanks to Presidential Lakes Resident Colleen Tierney for donating all the birdhouses and paints to the Senior Center and the Middle School Summer Program. It was the best project of the summer for everyone who enjoyed it!

Sigrid Hennings, Burlington County RSVP Volunteer Counselor, gave a presentation on November 19th at the Pemberton Senior Center on “2014 Medicare Program and Prescription Drug Benefit Plans”.

Senior of the Month

December

Phyllis Walker

Phyllis was born in Whitesville, NC in 1951.  In 1955, Phyllis and her family moved to Philadelphia where she attended and graduated from Overbrook High School in 1969.  In 1980, she left Philadelphia to go to Nashville, TN to attend Draughons Jr. College and got her Associates' degree in Business Accounting.

Phyllis came back to Philadelphia to further her education at Wharton College of Business but due to financial difficulties, could not continue.  Since then Phyllis has taken classes at community college.  Phyllis has one daughter and four step children, two boys and two girls.  She also has eight grandchildren of which she is very proud.  Phyllis attends St. Mark's Baptist Church where she serves on several boards.

She met and married her husband Marvin in 2000.  Some of her hobbies are reading, sewing and knitting.  Phyllis enjoys coming to the Senior Center because she meets new people and it keeps her active.

Senior Joke of the Month 

“My memory is gone Mildred, so I changed my password to “incorrect.” That way when I log in with the wrong password, the computer will tell me… “Your password is incorrect.”

Edwin Harvey was honored at the Senior Center on October 1st during International Festival.  Ed is a "Treasured Volunteer" who gives his time and energy every day at the center.  We all appreciate everything he does for us!

The craft class made sleighs for Christmas.  Leon constructed the sleighs for the class.

Seniors enjoy the “Great American Songbook 4” at Hunterdon Hills Playhouse.
By Ebba Liguori
 

Pemberton Township Seniors enjoyed a great trip to the Hunterdon Hills Playhouse Dinner Theatre.  “The Great American Songbook 4” is a completely original musical production which was conceived and arranged by the resident actors and musicians of the playhouse.  Costumes, created by Lore Schwarz, enhanced all the production numbers.  She is a talented seamstress and was making last minute alterations until curtain time. She usually is in charge of the dining room and welcomes guests. 

Lead actor Don Amorosi worked with cast members to produce a truly original show including a medley of songs from the early 1900’s until the 1960’s.  The resident orchestra was conducted by Ted Brancato who also played the keyboard.  The orchestra included a second keyboard, woodwinds, trumpet, bass fiddle, and drums.  One instrumental selection included a rousing dueling pianos selection.  Musical interludes featured individual instrumentals and solos.

The cast included three men and five women; all are frequent playhouse performers.  The energy and the non-stop action kept the audience entertained throughout the performance.  It seemed almost like perpetual motion for most of the cast, especially Amorosi who sang in a few special comedy acts.  The group was sorry to see the final curtain come down, but happy that another trip is planned for July, 2014 when a new original musical is scheduled. The Playhouse provides a well rounded experience with an excellent meal, fabulous service, dessert buffet, and a quality theatrical/musical production.  This show will run until August 24, 2013.

The sit down dinner includes a fresh fruit cup and choice of entrée with fresh homemade breads and full beverage service.  The dessert buffet includes numerous choices of “bite sized” pastries.   One table was filled with sugar free desserts for the diabetics in the crowd.  Fresh strawberries were large, sweet and tasty.  Servers prepared slices of cheese cake and cream filled cakes.  There certainly was something there for everyone. 

There is a small boutique with many choices of accessories and a selection of separates.  This trip they donated “Door” prizes for each bus.  Fashion scarf winners were Charlau Stitzel and Barbara Monahan and winners of the candy packs were Rose Lampitt and Marie Downey. 

Many seniors found just the right items to purchase as prices were reasonable and there were many sales.  The retail bakery was located in the lobby and had many different breads and cakes available for sale.  There were generous samples of most products available for tasting.  Almost everyone left with one or more tasty delights to enjoy at home.

Pemberton Seniors always look forward to the musical productions.  Monthly trip information is available on the Pemberton web site.  Seniors can enjoy a fun filled day with no worries; buses usually leave the Browns Mills Acme parking lot at 9 am.

Left: Charlau Stitzel and husband Art.  She was the winner of a Fashion Scarf donated by the boutique "Fashion Fix Gift Shop"
Right: Barbara and Bob Monahan, also a winner of a fashion scarf.
 

The Pemberton Township Senior Center staff and volunteers are committed to providing quality, well-rounded, affordable programs and services in a clean, safe and welcoming environment. Each day we will lift spirits by sharing enthusiasm, compassion, support and kindness in a diverse setting.

Township of Pemberton
500 Pemberton-Browns Mills Road
Pemberton, New Jersey 08068-1539
Phone: 609.894.8201
Fax: 609.894.2703


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