Senior Activities, Clubs & Programs

Swimming Pool
Bocce
Ballroom Dancing
Seniors ballroom dancing
Seniors playing cards
Senior Playing Billiards

Activities

Ballroom Dancing

A formal type of social dancing for recreational purposes for pair dancers held every Friday at 10:00am.

Bocce Ball

An enjoyable game played on our indoor Bocce Court. The game consists of two players, or two teams or two or four. Played daily.

Board Games

Enjoy these activities daily during the Center's hours. All Board games are available daily.

Billiards

Sharpen your skills on one of our four regulation billiard tables available for play all day long.

Bingo

Bingo is a game where each player utilizes a card(s) marked with a grid containing a unique combination of numbers. The caller continues to select and announce numbers until the first player has a card where the drawn numbers for a specified pattern have been completed and shouts out "Bingo". Played daily in the morning on Monday and Thursday from 1pm to 3 pm.

Card Playing / Canasta / Pinochle

Stop in our card game room and join in a game of canasta, pinochle, and more on one of our three regulation card tables!

Chair Exercise

A program geared to those who would like to gain the benefits of yoga from the comfort of a chair. You will do gentle stretches, joint lubrication movements, breath work and guided relaxation. Great for those who suffer chronic pain form arthritis, fibromyalgia or back problems. Class times are listed daily.

Choral Group

Senior members get together on Tuesdays at 1 pm to sing the "good old songs". They perform approximately 3 to 4 times per year for special occasions and monthly at adult communities.

Chess Club

Enjoy a competitive game of Chess or learn how to play! Games are played on Wednesdays at 2 pm.

Dominoes

Have fun with your friends while playing this old-time tile game.

Educational Classes

Sign up for our educational classes on topics provided by our Community Partners, look for the flyers in our main hallway!

Fitness Facility

Use our exercise room that consists of 3 treadmills, cardio Nu Step, elliptical machine, Chest and Peck machine, leg machine, 2 Recombinant Bike Machines and 1 High-rise Stationary Bike and free weights.

Intergenerational Programs

Participate in our numerous Intergenerational educational and social programs and events. These activities include but are not limited to, Technology and cell phone training, Billiard and Bocce tournaments, Intergenerational dances and Proms, etc.

Jigsaw Puzzles

Join us in our well-lit puzzle room to sharpen your motor skills while accomplishing easy or challenging puzzles.

Line Dancing

Line Dancing is a formation dance in which a group of people dance in one or more lines, executing the same movement. These classes are held on Mondays from 10am-11:30am and 12:15pm-1:15pm along with Wednesdays from 9am-10am.

Mah Jongg

Participate in this ancient Chinese tile game in our all-purpose room weekly.

Medical / Educational Screenings / Nurse Evaluation Clinics

Free blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol screenings provided by the Hamilton Township Health Department nurses and Educational services provided by Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital of Hamilton.

Outdoor Exercise Area / Walking Trail

Exercise on our outdoor state-of-the-art equipment centered on an American with Disabilities Act (ADA)-accessible area complete with a rubberized surface for your safety while enjoying the fresh air and serene environment of our beautiful grounds. We also offer a walking trail, 4 loops around and you have walked a mile, available before and after hours.

Outdoor Serenity Area

Spend some quality outdoor time enjoying the beautiful scenery from our sundeck, which features bistro-style umbrella tables and chairs and flowering window boxes, all ADA-accessible.

Ping Pong

Join a group of participants playing and competing on our two regulation ping pong tables.

Rummikub

Join in playing this fun tile game which combines the elements of rummy and mahjong.

Scrabble

Join in playing this fun educational game for spelling old and new words.

Serenity Quiet Area

Take time out of your busy day to relax and enjoy our serenity area. Gaze at our beautiful large fish tank and waterfalls to help improve mindfulness and inner peace.

Shuffleboard

Our regulation shuffleboard table is available for playing all day long.

Spiritual Wellness

The Spiritual Wellness Group is a Bible study, prayer and support group for psychological and spiritual benefits.

Step It Up

Follow the aerobic exercise leader in this fun class utilizing stretch bands, exercise balls and weights.

Swimming / Senior Splash Fitness

A Water Fitness program is a gentle way to exercise joints and muscles which may relieve arthritic pain and stiffness. Also provides cardiovascular benefits.

TED Talks

Sign up for our monthly educational TED talk topic held in our all-purpose room with a post-discussion group session.

Special Events

Annual Picnic

An annual event filled with food, games, dancing and entertainment.

Bi-Annual Dinner Dances

Bi-Annual Dances to promote the socialization of seniors in a formal setting.

Special Events

Join us for one of many special events planned throughout the year at the Senior Center. Holiday-themed parties, special occasion parties, dancing events, and game shows/trivia programs are an example of this activity.

Trips

Trips to various designated locations daily or overnight.

Services

Nutrition

A service that provides daily hot nutritional balanced and appetizing meals to Hamilton Seniors on a daily basis.

Transportation

Hamilton Township Senior Center provides free transportation for Hamilton Township senior residents 60 years of age and older. Transportation services are provided within our Hamilton borders and limited areas of our neighboring towns.

Doctor, Labs & Physical Therapy Appointments

The Hamilton Township Senior Center will provide transportation for our Seniors Monday through Friday from approximately 8:30 am to 1:30 pm. Advance notice is needed to arrange your transportation. Please give the Center as much notice as possible. To arrange transportation please call 609-890-3686.

Food Shopping

The Hamilton Township Senior Center will provide transportation for our Seniors that need to go food shopping. The Senior Center has divided the township into sections known as routes. Once a senior is assigned to a route the senior will be able to go shopping on that route every week or biweekly. The transportation is available Monday through Friday. Advance notice is needed to arrange your shopping route. To arrange for food shopping transportation, please call 609-890-3686.

Mercer County Transportation Resources To Aid The Disadvantaged And Elderly (TRADE)

Transportation to the Hamilton Township Nutrition Site (Hamilton Senior Center) is provided Monday through Friday by the Mercer County TRADE. TRADE also provides transportation services on two different levels. The "Subscription Bases" for Mercer County residents is for transportation on an ongoing basis for Employment, dialysis, nutrition sites, rehabilitation sites, radiation, etc. The "Demand Response" is for transportation to doctors, out-patient clinics, beauty parlors, or shopping, which is provided on an as-needed basis. For more information, please call 609-530-1971.

New Jersey Transit's Access Link Program

NJ Transit's American Disabilities Act (ADA) paratransit program is known as Access Link. For information on applying for the Access Link Program please call 973-491-4224.

Greater Mercer County Ride Provide

Greater Mercer County Ride Provide offers our growing population of seniors and the visually impaired transportation services. Eligible Member(s) must be 65 years or older or visually impaired adults of any age who live in Mercer County, Plainsboro or the southern portion of Montgomery Township. To become a member, call 609-452-5144 for an application and information packet.

Volunteers

The Senior Center welcomes volunteers as receptionists, group leaders, Advisory Committee members, instructors and assistants for special events. View our Volunteer Handbook (PDF).

Information & Assistance

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Tax Assistance

Certified Public Accountants from AARP volunteer their services to assist seniors in yearly income tax preparation. Appointments fill up quickly so make sure to call to schedule, 609-890-3686.

Legal Counseling

Mercer County Legal Services provides assistance with Housing, Consumer Fraud, Family Legal Issues, and Last Will and Testaments. Call 609-685-6249 for eligibility and to make an appointment.

Medical Insurance Counselor

Make an appointment with our professionally trained medical counselor to assist you with information and forms regarding medical insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged & Disabled (PAAD), etc. To make an appointment stop in and speak to someone in the office or call The Senior Center 609-890-3686.

NJ Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) & New Jersey Easy Access, Single Entry (NJ EASE)

Call Mercer County ADRC at 609-989-6661 and someone will gladly schedule an appointment or have you speak with one of their staff members.

Surrogate

Make an appointment with the Mercer County Surrogate for legal assistance in probating wills and personal information. To make an appointment or to speak with someone call 609-989-6331.

Property Tax Freeze Assistance

Certified Public Accountants from AARP volunteer their services to assist you with completing senior property tax freeze forms.

Veterans Information

Stop by our main office for information and assistance on Veteran Entitlements.