Matt Mercurio, Director of Parks & Recreation and Social Services
Anahita Feltz, Silver Linings at Old Bridge Manager
Phone: (732) 721-5600 x6600
Hours: Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
Welcome to Silver Linings at Old Bridge (formerly known as the senior center). Our goal is to remain attractive to those of you who are already members and to attract those who are now just retiring and looking for a place to go. Our new image in the public eye eliminates the stereotypes of "older adults" as poor, lonely, and frail. We are more vibrant and active here than ever before. We hope to capture a much greater audience of members simply by taking advantage of the power of words and leveraging the creativity of the mature mind.
So our hope and goal is to be the "silver lining" for our members each and every day. The term "silver lining" emphasizes the hopeful side of a situation that might seem gloomy on the surface. The common expression "every cloud has a silver lining" means a comforting or hopeful aspect of an otherwise unhappy situation.
SENIOR CENTERS: BUILDING MOMENTUM
Growing | Learning | Giving | Connecting
This year's theme was chosen to highlight how senior centers build momentum for aging well in their communities. We know the research and importance behind CONNECTING older adults with others, and that making friends matters. That LEARNING new languages and skills and exercising helps care for your body. That GIVING back at the senior center and within the community fosters purpose and a more meaningful life. And that as long as each of us lives, we want to continue GROWING to be the most we can be. Senior Centers have built a holistic experience where all of this is possible. As a new generation is redefining retirement, senior centers are evolving to reflect their more empowered vision of aging. In that spirit, we are celebrating the energy of the older adults in our community by highlighting the growth, learning, giving and connections built here at Silver Linings at Old Bridge.
This September. we celebrated the CONNECTIONS our members have made at the center and outside the center by asking them to share photos of themselves with their friends and families on our "We keep this love in a photograph..." bulletin board. We encouraged our members to GIVE back to our community by donating food to the Old Bridge Food Bank. Our Crochet Group also made 46 blankets and donated them to residents at Reformed Church Home in Old Bridge. Our members LEARNED about each other through our "Where are you from?" bulletin board by seeing where we are all from. Did you know that we have over 25 countries represented at our center?! Finally, we helped our members continue to GROW both physically and mentally during our Active Aging Week by providing a wide array of health and wellness programs.
This was a busy month - but a great month! The theme of Building Momentum is one that we will carry on into 2019. We look forward to continue to provide our members programs that encourage them to connect, learn, give, and grow here at Silver Linings at Old Bridge. Click here to view our Senior Center Month Ceremony!
Senior Center Month 2018 Ceremony and Proclamation - From left to right: Himanshu Shah, Business Administrator; Senator Sam Thompson; Anahita Feltz, Silver Linings Manager; Mayor Owen Henry; Matt Mercurio, Director of Parks & Recreation and Social Services
"Silver Linings at Old Bridge present lap blankets for residents at assisted living facility"
As part of our Giving week during this year's Senior Center Month, our Crochet group made 46 blankets that were donated to residents at Reformed Church Home. We are proud to have such wonderful and giving members and look forward to many great projects like these in the future! Click here to read our article that appeared in the Suburban!
Lunch at Friendly's (Partnership 2018)
Join your friends for a delicious $5 lunch special at Friendly's every Thursday afternoon. Please be sure to wear your ID for the special price. Click here to see our exclusive $5 menu at Friendly's!
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Did you know that you can receive our newsletter by e-mail? The newsletter is emailed on the same day as the calendar review meeting. If you are interested in receiving the newsletter by email, please drop off your email address to the office or let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also stay connected with us here at www.oldbridge.com/SilverLinings for current information, general information, pictures and more!