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Senior Recreation Calendar

The Camden County Board of Freeholders host and sponsor a variety of community activities throughout the year. We offer concerts, educational and recreation opportunities Just for Seniors!

 

Healthy Meals for Healthy Seniors Cooking Classes

The Camden County Board of Freeholders presents a FREE cooking workshop for seniors! This free workshop series is designed with the senior citizen lifestyle and dietary needs in mind. Participants will learn from trained chefs and culinary students how to plan and prepare healthy meals, and will participate in hands-on cooking demonstrations.

Dates and Sample Menu:

  • October 15: Soup for the Soul
  • October 22: Mini Skillet Meatloaf
  • October 29: Healthy Cooking in a Foil Pack
  • November 5: Breakfast - Yogurt Parfait and Vegetable Omelet
  • November 12: Ultimate Baked Chicken with Steamed Vegetables

To register, call Tom Castellano at (856) 858-2986 or email tcastellano@camdencounty.com.

Wednesdays from 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. at Camden County Technical Schools, 6008 Browning Road, Pennsauken NJ.

Arts and Crafts Classes

The Camden County Board of Freeholders is excited to bring you our Fall Arts and Crafts classes “JUST FOR SENIORS”!  

Jubilation Creations®, Inc., 713 Haddon Ave, Collingswood, NJ 08108, is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to bringing the "joy of creativity without limits" to the senior citizen community of Camden County. For 4 sessions this spring, The Board of Freeholders will sponsor classes with Jubilation Creations.  Starting on September 11th, you will spend one hour making a different project that you will finish and take home. Class times are 11:30 am to 12:30 pm and will begin promptly! By creating these special items, you will bring your creative spirit to light, so come and enjoy yourself with us!

Below is the schedule of each class date, and the project that will be made on that day.  Please note that the project listed for that day will be the only project done on that day.  Everyone attending that class will make the same craft item, but you will be able to pick the craft supplies you want to use for your project.  As seating is limited and is on a first come, first served basis, Please RSVP by contacting Tom Castellano at 856-858-2986 or via e-mail at tcastellano@camdencounty.com.

10/09:  Foam Board Reversible Pendant Necklace:   Pick a shape and cut it out of foam board, then decorate each side with felt and bling...and you've got a fun, fashionable, reversible necklace!

10/23:  Halloween Shrink Art Pin:  Pick a pumpkin, bat, or other Halloween icon, and make a cute pin to wear to show you're in the Halloween spirit!

Free Chair Yoga for Seniors

This class is designed to bring yoga to your day, come as you are and utilize some of your time to maintain health and revitalize your body systems. Yoga develops a union connecting body, mind and breath in essence, it is an entire body tune-up!

This class is suitable for all experience levels.

Class sizes are limited so please register early! Classes are 1 hour long – 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the respective towns.

To register for Cherry Hill classes, please call (856) 488-7868 or by e-mail, recreation@chtownship.com. Cherry Hill classes are held at the Municipal Bldg. located at 820 Mercer St. (2nd floor Council Chambers), Cherry Hill NJ 08002

To register for Gloucester Township classes, please contact Diane Jones by calling (856) 435-5734 or by e-mail, recdept@glotwp.com. Gloucester Twp. classes are held at the Rec. Center located at 80 Broad Acres Dr. (next to the Cherrywood development), Blackwood, NJ 08012

Upcoming classes:

  • October 1 (1 p.m. Cherry Hill, 3 p.m. Gloucester Township)
  • October 22 (1 p.m. Cherry Hill, 3 p.m. Gloucester Township)
  • November 5 (3 p.m. Gloucester Township)
  • November 12 (1 p.m. Cherry Hill)

Free Tai Chi for Seniors

FREE Classes for Seniors! This class is designed to bring Tai Chi to your day. Come as you are and use some of your time to maintain your health and revitalize your body’s systems. Tai Chi develops a union connecting body, mind and spirit. In essence it’s a whole body tune-up. Chairs are available and the class can be taken standing, sitting or a combination of both.

Wayne R. Bryant Community Center
323 Charleston Avenue
Lawnside, NJ 08045

Class sizes are limited and registrations will be taken on a 1st come, 1st served basis.
To register or for more information, please contact Tom Castellano by calling (856) 858-2986 or by e-mail at tcastellano@camdencounty.com.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tuesday, September 30 - 1:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 14 - 1:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 21 - 1:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 28 - 1:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 18 - 1:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 25 - 1:30 p.m.

Free VIP Concert and Pre-Concert Reception

"Just for Seniors" FREE VIP Concert and Pre-Concert Reception
Featuring the South Philadelphia String Band

Tuesday September 30th, 2014
Bellmawr Ballroom
29 Lewis Avenue (next to the Bellmawr Municipal Bldg.)
Bellmawr, NJ 08031

Prior to the concert from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm, we would like to invite you to a special “Just for Seniors” VIP reception at the Bellmawr Ballroom.

Seating is limited and is on a 1st come, 1st served basis. An RSVP is required in order to attend. To register, please contact Tom Castellano by calling, (856) 858-2986 or by e-mail, tcastellano@camdencounty.com.

Free Senior Citizen Legal Workshops at the County Store

The Camden County Surrogate and the Freeholder Board’s Division of Senior & Disabled Services will hold a series of free legal workshops for senior and disabled residents throughout the month. The sessions will be held at the Camden County Store, located on the second level of the mall at Voorhees Town Center, Somerdale and Burnt Mill Roads, Voorhees.

Those who attend the session will have the opportunity to receive legal advice on a Last Will and Testament, an Advance Directive for Health Care also called a Living Will and a Power of Attorney. Anyone interested in attending one of the sessions must call the County Store at (856) 566-2920 to save their spot.

Participants are required to be Camden County residents aged 60 and over. Disabled citizens must be aged 18 and over and residents of Camden County.  Workshops are limited to 35 participants per session and pre-registration is required.  To register, please call (856) 566-2920.

Those attending this workshop receive, at no cost, a Last Will and Testament, an Advance Directive for Health Care (Living Will) and Power of Attorney. No other topics will be addressed by these workshops.

For more information about this program and about the other services provided by Camden County, please call the Division of Senior & Disabled Services at 877-222-3737 or the Surrogate’s Office at (856) 225-7282.

Free Line Dancing Classes for Seniors

Life is a dance and you can learn as you go! These classes will keep your body moving and put a smile on your face! So let’s dance and have fun with your feet... one step at a time!

Class sizes are limited and on a first come, first served basis so PLEASE register early by contacting Tom Castellano at (856) 858-2986 or by e-mail, tcastellano@camdencounty.com

Upcoming classes:

  • Katz JCC, October 3, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • Respond Community Elders, October 8, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Audubon Park Community Center, October 10, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Pine Hill Senior Center, October 15, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Wayne Bryant Community Center, October 22, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Audubon Park Community Center, October 31, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Audubon Park Community Center
John Kerfoot Building
20 Road C
Audubon Park, NJ 08106
Pine Hill Senior Center
131 East 12th Avenue
Pine Hill, NJ 08021
Respond Community Elders
441 Erie Street
Camden, NJ 08102
Katz Jewish Community Center
1301 Springdale Road
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
Wayne Bryant Community Center
323 E. Charleston Avenue
Lawnside, NJ 08045


All activities are FREE of charge unless otherwise noted.
For more information on joining your local senior club call 856-858-2986.

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