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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, August 21st
12:30pm


The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is James Thurber's classic story of a day-dreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When his job along with that of his co-worker are threatened, Walter takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.

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

August

James A. Riddick

James was born and raised in Chesapeake, Virginia in 1934. James was a good student since he was young and eventually went on to Virginia State University. In college, James joined the marching band and played the trumpet. He graduated with a degree in Biology.

James was then drafted into the US Army and served for eleven years. While in Korea, James met a young lady named Yi Yup and they soon married.

They had four children, three boys and one girl. They now have four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. James worked for 20 yrs at Realty Maintenance Corp. and was also a substitute teacher for Pemberton Township Schools. 

James stays active in his Church and you can always see him on the gym equipment here at the Center. Come down to the Center to meet this nice gentleman for yourself!

Senior Joke of the Month 

A man and woman had been married for more than 60 years. They had shared everything. They had talked about everything. They had kept no secrets from each other, except that the little old woman had a shoe box in the top of her closet that she had cautioned her husband never to open or ask her about.laughter is the best medicine

For all of these years, he had never thought about the box, but one day, the little old woman got very sick and the doctor said she would not recover.

In trying to sort out their affairs, the little old man took down the shoe box and took it to his wife's bedside.

She agreed that it was time that he should know what was in the box. When he opened it, he found two crocheted dolls and a stack of money totaling $95,000.

He asked her about the contents. "When we were to be married," she said, "my grandmother told me the secret of a happy marriage was to never argue. She told me that if I ever got angry with you, I should just keep quiet and crochet a doll."

The little old man was so moved; he had to fight back tears. Only two precious dolls were in the box. She had only been angry with him two times in all those years of living and loving. He almost burst with happiness.

"Honey," he said, "that explains the dolls, but what about all of this money? Where did it come from?"

"Oh," she said. "That's the money I made from selling the dolls."

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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