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, November 21st
Anything Is Possible
A young boy discovers his remarkable gift for song, and uses it to help the less fortunate in this uplifting drama starring celebrated piano prodigy Ethan Bortnick. His entire world turned upside down when his mother goes missing while serving in the Army overseas, 10-year-old Nathan (Botnick) flees his home for an inner-city orphanage, where he soon discovers his untapped talent as a pianist. Later, when the locals stage a benefit concert for the orphanage, Nathan agrees to become the featured performer. Through it all Nathan remains uncertain whether he will ever see his mother again, with his kindness and generosity serving as an inspiration to everyone he encounters. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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
Geneva was born and raised in Philadelphia. She went through school then college to be a nurse. Before Geneva started her career as a nurse she met and fell in love with a soldier. Geneva got to travel to Europe and various places in the United States with her husband.
Finally, they were stationed at Ft. Dix and stayed. Geneva got to work as a nurse at the hospital on base for 25 years then retired. Geneva was also very active in the church and the VFW. Geneva has five children and eight grandchildren. Geneva has been a member of the Senior Center for a long time. Sadly, Geneva passed away in the making of the November Gazette. Our hearts go out to her friends and family.
A little, silver-haired lady calls her neighbor and says, "Please come over here and help me. I have a very difficult jigsaw puzzle, and I can't figure out how to get started."
Her neighbor asks, "What is it supposed to be when it's finished?"
The little lady says, "According to the picture on the box, it's a rooster."
Her neighbor decides to go over and help her with the puzzle. When he arrives, the old lady shows him the puzzle spread out all over the table. He studies the pieces for a moment, then looks at the box, then turns to her and says:
"First of all, no matter what we do, we're not going to be able to assemble these pieces into anything resembling a rooster." Then he takes her hand and says, "Secondly, I want you to relax. Let's have a nice cup of tea, and then..." and he says this with a deep sigh...
"Let's put all the Corn Flakes back in the box."
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.