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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, January 15th
12:30pm


The Giver

In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the "real" world.

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

January

Terry Gardner

Terry was born in Augusta, Maine in 1956.  When Terry was a baby, her mother moved to Connecticut where her 8 siblings were born.  Terry and her family moved to New Jersey in 1969 and have been here ever since.  Terry married young and had two daughters.  Terry later divorced and years later remarried and had two more daughters.  She now has thirteen grandchildren.

Terry worked various jobs and has been retired for some time now.  Terry wanted to remain active and meet new people.  The Senior Center was perfect for Terry!  She enjoys coming to play bingo and has made new friends.  Come to the Senior Center and meet Terry today!

Senior Joke of the Month 

The local news station was interviewing an 80-year-old lady because she had just gotten married for the fourth time. senior lady joke

The interviewer asked her questions about her life, about what it felt like to be marrying again at 80, and then about her new husband's occupation.. "He's a funeral director," she answered. "Interesting," the newsman thought... He then asked her if she wouldn't mind telling him a little about her first three husbands and what they did for a living.

She paused for a few moments, needing time to reflect on all those years. After a short time, a smile came to her face and she answered proudly, explaining that she had first married a banker when she was in her 20's, then a circus ringmaster when in her 40's, and a preacher when in her 60's, and now - in her 80's - a funeral director.

The interviewer looked at her, quite astonished, and asked why she had married four men with such diverse careers.

(Wait for it)

-She smiled and explained, "I married one for the money, two for the show, three to get ready, and four to go."

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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