Essex County Hosts Annual Senior Wellness Day Sept. 24
Thursday, September 5, 2013 • 10:42pm
ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - For the eighth year, Essex County is hosting its Annual Senior Wellness Day. The event will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Richard J. Codey Arena at South Mountain. The free event is open to all seniors residing in the county. Codey Arena is located at 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange.
Codey Arena is located at 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange Credit: Google Maps
Wellness Day Activities
The Wellness Day will offer free health screenings and exercise demonstrations as well as information about nutrition and financial wellness. The Division of Senior Services, along with other county agencies, will have representatives on site to talk to seniors about programs for which they are eligible. Area hospitals, senior day care facilities, local nursing homes and other social service providers will also be participating.
“We are planning a fun-filled day of activities and will be providing a great deal of valuable information that will benefit seniors,” Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. said. “It’s important for our seniors to know about the various programs and services that are available and this one-stop event makes it convenient for them to do that.”
Free transportation to the event is available. After they enter the arena, seniors will be asked to fill out an informational sheet about themselves and in turn they will be offered refreshments and provided with vouchers to receive bagged farmers market produce.
In addition, Turtle Back Zoo will offer free admission on that day for seniors; Carousel and Pony rides and feed sticks at the Outback Adventure Aviary will be available for an additional $2 each.
“I invite our older residents to come out, have a good time and learn about what’s available that can help them improve their quality of life,” DiVincenzo added.
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