Thursday, July 5, 2012
The Red Bank Seniors on the Go group has returned to its home at the Red Bank Community Center, which has been closed due to the construction of the new Red Bank Middle School.
The group, which has been meeting at Red Bank Presbyterian Church, will continue its programming at the community center each Monday and Thursday at 10 a.m.
For the first time the city of Red Bank has allotted funds for the group in its budget, in addition to funding the salary of a part-time director for the program. Until June 8, the free exercise classes and health screenings offered at the center were funded by Erlanger.
“We were paying Siskin to offer free exercise classes to the group,” said Renee Levesque, community relations coordinator for Erlanger. “Due to finances right now we have ended that contract with Siskin.”
Red Bank City Commissioner Ruth Jeno said the city will use a portion of the $5,000 it designated for Seniors on the Go programming to continue to offer free exercise classes at the center.
Each meeting begins with an exercise class at 10 a.m. Attendees usually play bingo after class on Mondays and are asked to bring their own lunch or snack, said volunteer Charlotte Thompson. A hot meal is served on Thursdays, she said.