Director of Recreation & Senior Services:
Maria Martinez, Adult Care Worker
Melissa Ramos, Clerk
Heidi Blankenship, Assistant Adult Care Worker
Willis Mahoney, Bus Driver
500 Pemberton-Browns Mills Road
Pemberton, New Jersey 08068
300 Brook Street
Monday - Friday / 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
(2007 to 2010)"
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Movie of the Month
Thursday, June 17th
Set in the Los Angeles of the slight future, the story follows Theodore Twombly, a complex, soulful man who makes his living writing touching, personal letters for other people. Heartbroken after the end of a long relationship, he becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system, which promises to be an intuitive entity in its own right, individual to each user. Upon initiating it, he is delighted to meet "Samantha," a bright, female voice, who is insightful, sensitive and surprisingly funny. As her needs and desires grow, in tandem with his own, their friendship deepens into an eventual love for each other.
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
Emilio was born and raised in the Philippines. In the Philippines, Emilio worked as a mason and was promoted to supervisor and traveled to different countries to do masonry. He was able to see many countries with his work. In 2001 Emilio decided to come to the United States and lived in various states but lived in Washington State the longest. He worked at hotels as maintenance and stopped working completely in 2008.
Emilio now lives with his son, Emilio Jr. and is very proud of his granddaughter who just graduated as valedictorian at Pemberton Township High School.
Emilio says he loves the States and doesn’t see himself moving to the Philippines anytime soon. He enjoys coming to the Senior Center for exercising and socializing with his new friends. Come to the Center and meet this cool guy!
A couple in their nineties are both having some short term memory loss.
While in for a checkup, the physician says that physically they’re okay, but since they’re having trouble remembering things, they might want to start writing things down.
Later that evening they’re sitting and reading, when the husband gets up.
“Would you like anything from the kitchen?” he asks.
“Some vanilla ice cream,” his wife replies.
“Shouldn’t you write it down so you don’t forget it?” she asks.
“Don’t worry, I won’t forget.”
“Well,” she says. “A few raspberries on top would be great. You want to write that down?”
“I’ve got it, honey. A bowl of vanilla ice cream with raspberries on top.”
“And chocolate sauce, too. Maybe you’ll forget that. Want me to write it down for you?”
A little miffed, he replies, “I’ve got it! Ice cream, raspberries and chocolate sauce. I don’t need it written down, for gosh sakes!”
He waddles out to the the kitchen. A half hour later, he comes back with a plate of ham and scrambled eggs, and gives it to his wife.
She stares at the plate a few seconds, then says, “You forgot my toast.”
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.