Hunterdon County’s Senior Center continues to provide remote programs for seniors, offering activities normally held at Gauntt Place in an online format.
Hunterdon County Board of County Commissioners Director Susan J. Soloway said, “The Board of Commissioners are most grateful to the inventive and creative Senior Center staff for providing instructional and entertaining classes and videos for our seniors in the county while the center has been closed. The pandemic has been isolating for so many, especially Covid-19 vulnerable seniors, and having options to engage both physically and mentally continues to be a salve for so many in our community.”
Classes for seniors fall into two categories: fitness and traditional activities. Fitness classes include tap, ballet, low impact aerobics, gentle exercise, Zumba Gold, Qi Gong and wellness lectures. Traditional classes include Italian lessons, scrapbooking, guitar jam, and games like Trivial Pursuit and Bingo.
Laine Nauman, division head for Senior, Disabilities and Veterans Services, said, “Seniors not originally signed up for the activities prior to the pandemic are able to do so with an online registration form. Once completed, seniors are able to participate in as many remote classes as they choose. Other activities are in the pipeline. We have been pleased with the positive response from seniors who had to adapt and learn how to connect with their community online.”
Activities are listed on the county’s website, co.hunterdon.nj.us/aging/seniorcenter. Call 908-788-1361 with questions.