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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

  Movie of the Month
Thursday, April 16th
12:30pm


Unbroken

  1. Unbroken is a 2014 biographical war drama film, produced and directed by Angelina Jolie, and based on the 2010 non-fiction book by Laura Hillenbrand, Unbroken:  A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption.  The film revolves around the life of USA Olympian and athlete, Louis "Louie" Zamperini, portrayed by Jack O'Connell.  Zamperini survived in a raft for 47 days after his bomber was downed in World Ware II, then was sent to series of prisoner of war camps.

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

April

Marianna Hinkle

Marianna was born in the Czech Republic in 1937.  Marianna came from a big family, she was the youngest of fifteen children.  In 1946, Marianna and all her siblings moved to Germany to a little town called Beierfeld.  After high school, Marianna started working at a shoe factory called Salamander.  A few years later Marianna and a girlfriend went out dancing one night.  She noticed a handsome young man looking at her.  They would exchange phone numbers than eventually fall in love.  In 1962 they married and two years later they came to the United States.  Marianna's husband was from Indiana then a friend told him about a little town called Browns Mills.  People were buying property at a good price and building their homes.  They bought property and built a big house where she still lives today.  Marianna had four children, including a set of twins.  These days Marianna takes it easy, she comes to the Senior Center to have lunch and socialize with friends.  Come down and chat with Marianna today!  

Senior Joke of the Month 

Three old ladies were discussing the trials and tribulations of getting older. One said, "Sometimes I catch myself with a jar of mayonnaise in my hand while standing in front of the refrigerator, and I can't remember whether I need to put it away or start making a sandwich." The second lady chimed in with, "Yes, sometimes I find myself on the landing of the stairs and can't remember whether I was on my way up or on my way down." The third one responded, "Well, ladies, I'm glad I don't have that problem, knock on wood," as she rapped her knuckles on the table and then said, "That must be the door, I'll get it!"

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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