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, March 20th
The myriad effects of globalization are seen through this examination of the true story of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates. The film focuses on the relationship between the Alabama's commanding officer, Captain Richard Phillips, and the Somali pirate captain Muse, who takes him hostage. The two men are set on an unstoppable collision course when Muse and his crew target Phillips' unarmed ship, and in the ensuing standoff, 145 miles off the Somali coast, both men will find themselves at the mercy of forces beyond their control.
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
Irene Marie Oakman was born and raised in Mount Holly, NJ and has been living in Browns Mills for 16 years. Irene graduated from Rancocas Valley Regional High School in Mount Holly. After high school, Irene worked warious jobs in Mount Holly including WT Grants Company, Mount Holly Borad of Education and Virtua Hospital.
Irene is married and has one daughter, one granddaughter and one grandson. She is a member at Saint Mark's Baptist Church and is active in Sunday School and other church ministries.
Irene likes to knit, care for children and volunteer wherever she can. Irene enjoys coming to the Senior Center, exercising and being with everyone.
SENIOR MAN AT THE SUPER BOWL
A man had 50 yard line tickets for the Super Bowl.
As he sat down, he noticed that the seat next to him was empty.
He asked the man on the other side of the empty seat whether anyone was sitting there.
"No," the man replied, "The seat is empty."
"This is incredible," said the first man.
"Who in their right mind would have a seat like this for the Super Bowl, the biggest sporting event in the world and not use it?"
The second man replied, "Well, actually, the seat belongs to me. I was supposed to come with my wife, but she passed away.
This will be the first Super bowl we haven't been together since we got married in 1967."
"Oh, I'm sorry to hear that. That's terrible. But couldn't you find someone else -- a friend or relative, or even a neighbor to take the seat?"
The man shook his head. "No, they're all at the funeral."
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.