Chatham Senior Center Gets Busy In April

Chatham seniors have a lot going on for April.


A Free Tax Aid will be available Thursdays until April 14. Trained AARP volunteers will complete tax returns and send it in electronically. This “E-filing” insures greater accuracy and processing speed. Tenant rebate and property tax rebate forms in addition to Federal and NJ income tax returns. Participants do not need to be residents of Chatham nor have an AARP membership. Appointments begin at 9:30 a.m. Last appt. Is 12:30 p.m.


Men’s Discussion Group of Current Events meets every Friday at 10:30 a.m. Participants have found this to be a good venue for informal discussion on timely topics as well as a sharing of their past experiences. No prior membership required and all area gentlemen are welcome.


Meditation Sessions are held Fridays from noon to 1 p.m. Sessions are $5 with Cesar Godoy, facilitator.


Social Dancing meets every Friday from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Ballroom dancing is led by experienced dancers Ramona Rademacher and Frank Pagano. Interested participants can attend with or without a partner. It is designed for all levels with the focus on having fun and getting exercise. The sessions are free of charge and are held in the gym of the Chatham Township municipal building.


Nutrition Series is set for Tues., April 12, at 12:45 p.m. Topic: “Spring into Health” with Jenn Luster from Chatham Shoprite, who will discuss how to make the most out of seasonal fruits and vegetables. Always a tasting!

Book Club on Tues., April 19, at noon. Senior Center Book Club will discuss David Mccullough’s biography of Theodore Roosevelt, “Mornings on Horseback.” All welcome to attend.


Tech Session on Wed., April 20, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Learn to SKYPE to video-chat with family and friends. Chatham High School Student volunteers will teach seniors. Must bring own device and sign up beforehand. Call center to register.


Balance Workshop, Thurs., April 21 – June 23, from 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. In-depth knowledge about how balance works from the ground up. Improve balance with targeted exercises in class and to do at home. Maintain independence and increase functionality in daily life. $50 for 10 sessions plus workbook. Sign up – space is limited.


Nonfiction Book Group, Fri., April 22 at 11 a.m. to discuss “The Wauchula Woods Accord” by Charles Siebert. All welcome to attend.  


Day trip to Princeton, Tues., April 26, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Morning motorcoach tour of surrounding Princeton and possible walking tour of campus, followed by afternoon tour of Princeton University Art Museum. Lunch on own with plenty of venues to choose from. Moderate walking. Price is $52 for tours and bus. Deadline to register is April 8. Bus leaves from Chatham Senior Center.


Mini-trip to Reeves-Reed Arboretum in Summit, Fri., April 29, 11 a.m.– 1 p.m. One hour guided tour of premises. Limited to 15 people. Can meet there or take Senior Bus. Price is $12 for tour/bus; $10 for tour only. Must sign up by April 22.


Community Paper Shred, Sat., April 30, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., at the Chatham Train Station. All confidential papers safely shredded. $10/box, $5/grocery bag. Proceeds to benefit the Chatham Senior Center.


Glorious Garden Tour 2016 – Cocktail Party, Fri.. June 3, 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. and Garden Tour, Sat., June 4, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tickets available starting in April at the Chatham Senior Center or online at Cocktail Party: $50, Garden Tour: $40 in advance or $50 on day of tour. Proceeds benefit the Chatham Senior Center.


For all activities, call the Chatham Senior Center for details at 973-635-4565. Senior bus available for Chatham residents.


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