Dear Senior Center Member,

I am hoping this e-mail finds you well! Miss us? Well we miss you too!!

Over the course of the last several months the staff and I have been reaching out to you to explore how you're doing and how you're managing through these difficult times. We have heard a wide range of responses: meh, great, so-so, some good days and some bad. One constant theme that ran true for almost everyone is that if we caught you on a day that you had spoken to a friend, a neighbor, senior center staff or even had an outing to the supermarket, you were in better spirits. That is no surprise! We humans aren’t meant to live in isolation.

I’ve noticed that the times I’m most prone to bouts of anxiety and not feeling my best coincide with the times I’m not meaningfully connecting to people. Perhaps it’s no coincidence then that many of the mental health challenges we face today stem from this experience of disconnect.
I'm not suggesting that the programs we offer will lift you out of a emotional rut and keep you there, but it may just give you an uplift you for a few moments while you connect with others over an activity. And that may be enough to lift your spirits for the whole day. Why not give it a try?
Further down in this email are some of our featured programs but please check the calendar for other programs of interest.
On a different topic, but very important in this election season: all NJ voters were mailed ballots this year -- there is no need to go to a physical polling place on Election Day.

But it is very important that you fill the ballot out correctly and return it by the proper deadline (either by mail or by physically dropping in one of the collection boxes either at the Municipal Building or at the Community Center in Woodlot Park on New Road). The ballots can be a little confusing, and it may not count if it is not filled out exactly in accordance with instructions. If you need help filling out your ballot, please check out this video with instructions on how to correctly fill it out so it is properly counted.

If you have any questions we are standing by to help! Please contact Darlene (732.329.4000 x7676) or for general questions you can contact our township clerks office. 732.329.4000 x 7313.
Medicare enrollment runs from October 15- December 7th. Depending on which plan you have you may have a different enrollment period. Watch this
1 minute video and/or read this from Medicare Advantage Plans but reach out to Darlene Dawson trained by the State Health Insurance Program to give you non biased information about all plans. 732.329.4000 x 7676

Please reach out to me if you have any questions, comments, ideas or simply want to chat for a few minutes!

Take good care,
Caryl
732.329.4000 x7682"
Highlights:
New Program
“Works of Art”

Fridays at 11:00am on Call Conference.
This week we’ll discuss the
King of Pop Art:
Andy Warhol
If you would like to join us please dial in at 11:00 am to:
1 (701) 802-5434
Access code: 3910837
Meeting Password: 540540











Got Chips?


Call Jackie at 732.329.4000
x 7677 and she will send you a BINGO board and chips so you can join her and others on Monday's at 11:30 am.
Wednesday's at 2 PM
Curse of the Lottery

Listen on you own then call to discuss

Wednesdays at 2pm
Dial-in number (US): (425) 436-6329
Access code: 760144#


Crafts In The Park!
Complimentary!! Limited Space

Join Jill on Tuesday, October 20th 11:00 am to craft a fragrant “Autumn Mason Jar Centerpiece”


All supplies included, embellishments a plenty!
Seating is limited, please sign up by calling
Jasmine at 732 329-4000 x 7670.

Please wear a mask for the duration of this program





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