Current Semester Programs

Fall 2019

Saturday, September 7  NJ Senior Olympics 
Sunday, September 8  NJ Senior Olympics
Wednesday, September 25 Middlesex Senior Walk
Wednesday, October 23 Adult Coloring @ Piscataway Senior Center
Monday, November 4 Adult Coloring @ Sunrise of East Brunswick
Saturday, November 9  Sunrise of East Brunswick
Monday, November 11 Adult Coloring @ Sunrise Memory Care
Tuesday, November 12 Bingocize @ Piscataway Senior Center
Wednesday, November 13  East Brunswick Senior Center
Thursday, November 14 Spotswood Independent Living 
Friday, November 15  Westfield Community Center

 

September 7 & 8, NJ Senior Olympics

On September 8 and 9, 2019, Dr. Kaplowitz’s Exercise and Aging students volunteered at the NJ Senior Games in Woodbridge, New Jersey. Almost 1000 participants, age ranging from anywhere from 55 to 105, from all over the state of NJ participated in the Games. Sports that seniors competed were billiards, mini golf, bocce, basketball, horseshoes, swimming, darts, pickleball, cycling, corn hole, softball, tennis, volleyball, archery, track and field, fencing, bowling and golf. The Senior Games started from the opening ceremony, including the Toby “The Terror” Santoro’s, inspirational story of competing at the age of 105 , to witnessing the energetic women’s volleyball game on the last day. The NJ senior games opened eyes for many students as they observed older athletes competing at an epitome of their respective game. Many students came in not expecting the level of competition they saw at the Games. The event provided a medium for students to learn that being physically active at an older age can greatly impact on the quality of life.

September 25, Middlesex Senior Walk 

On September 25, 2019, the student’s from Dr. Kaplowtz’s “Exercise and Aging” course attended the annual Middlesex County Senior Health and Fitness Walk at Roosevelt Park in Edison. Our group arrived early in the morning to set up a wide array of different games and interactive table displays, such as cornhole, bowling, a balance obstacle course, dexterity exercises, tactile exercises and even chair yoga led by the Department of Kinesiology’s own Steff Gallante. After our fun morning of interacting with the seniors, we assisted Steff in leading a dance warm up before heading out for the walk portion of the event. During the walk around the lake our team handed out waters and encouraged the seniors along the way. The seniors were super eager to interact with the students, and the students were able to see how many, nearly 700 seniors in this event alone, that are continuing to stay active as they age. It was so great and important to experience an event where different communities of seniors come together to celebrate the fullness of well-being, which is living a life surrounded by people who encourage you to strive to keep improving regardless of age.

November 9, Sunrise of East Brunswick

 

 

November 13, East Brunswick Senior Center

 

November 14, Spotswood Independent Living 

 

November 15, Westfield Community Center