News from the Newark Senior Center

April 20, 2020

Dear Friends, 

We have passed the 1 month mark of self-isolation.  How are you all doing? Is there anything we can be doing for you? Please let us know. If you have suggestions of interesting links, videos or other activities that are worth sharing in future emails please email us at

If you are like us the days of the week and month are probably starting to blur together, but there is one thing that my staff and I cannot let pass by without recognizing. This week would normally be Spring Flea Market week for us. Today the book tent would be going up and the furniture would begin to be put away to make room for all the “stuff”. Although the staff might not miss the exhaustion of this week, we do miss the way the NSC community comes together to support our mission through this event. I hope you will take some time this week to check out our Facebook page, we have a series of posts related to the Flea Market through the years. 

 We host our flea market twice a year, every April and October. They are our biggest fundraisers, missing one means a loss of $25,000 to the Center. If you are a regular shopper at the flea market we hope you might consider how much you typically spend on your treasures (I know for me that is about $100, unless it’s a really good furniture year!) and make a contribution to the Center.  You can easily contribute by clicking here

We have another full week of exercise planned with Hunter, Bill and Julissa. The schedule and workout plan for Hunter’s workouts is listed below. 

We know a lot of you miss the games you play at the Center, pinochle, bridge, mah jongg, canasta, bingo, to name a few. Our Program Director, Katie, developed a bingo game you can play at home. You’ll find the game below. When you complete five squares in a row let us know by emailing or messaging us on Facebook and you will be entered into a drawing for a free annual membership.  The deadline for entries is May 15th and you can enter up to five times. Good luck! 

As always please let us know if there is anything you need. 

Sincerely, Carla 

P.S.  A very special thanks to those who have made a special donation to the Center as a result of the additional income of the stimulus checks.    

NSC FITNESS WEEKLY WORKOUT – Week 5Live Stream Walk Through Will Be Provided. Please check the NSC Facebook Page for more information! Hello all! We are eclipsing 1 whole month of virtual fitness! Give yourself a pat on the back, but prepare to keep trucking on! Some of the exercises this week are tougher! Give them a shot and please ask for alternatives if they are desired! Let’s crush Week 5 together! Hope to see you guys all soon! Stay well!Hunter R. Monday: 10 AM Facebook LiveItems Needed: NONE!

Bridges2 Sets of 15 Reps
Heel-to-Toe Stand2 Intervals of 30 Seconds
Standing Kicks2 Sets of 10 Reps
Planks2 Intervals of 30 Seconds
Bodyweight Squats2 Sets of 15 Reps

 Plank Alternative – 30 Second Wall SitWednesday: 10 AM Facebook LiveItems Needed: Standard Chair, Step, Beans (or 2 cans) 

Backwards Leg Kicks2 Sets of 15 Reps
Hip Dips2 sets of 10 Reps
Lunge Steps2 Sets of 10 Reps
Sit-To-Step-Up2 Sets of 10 Reps
Standing Goal Post Raise2 Sets of 10 Reps

Friday: 10 AM Facebook LiveItems Needed: Chair (Please make sure your chair has arms!), Beans (or 2 cans)

T-Stand2 Intervals at 30 Seconds
Chair Dips2 Sets of 10 Reps
Forward Arm Raises2 Sets of 15Reps
Interior Shoulder Rotations2 Sets of 10 Reps
Calf Dips2 Sets of 20 Reps