April 26, 2012
(Deptford, NJ) – Each year the Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders joins the national tradition of proclaiming May as Older American’s Month to show appreciation and support for our seniors as they continue to enrich and strengthen our communities.
The County Division of Senior Services has organized several events to honor our county’s residents aged 60 and older to celebrate Older Americans Month 2012 including the free Senior Health and Fitness Day on May 15 starting at 9 am at Auletto Caterers.
“The county actively seeks getting our older residents engaged in programs that promote healthy lifestyle choices and support systems so that they can maintain their independence and quality of life as they age,” said Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger.
“Providing fun events like the free health and fitness day helps the county achieve our goal of getting our seniors residents out into the community and staying active and in good health,” stated Freeholder Lyman Barnes, liaison to the Division of Senior Services.
Senior Health and Fitness Day will be held on May 15, 2012 from 9:00 am – 12 noon at Auletto Caterers in Deptford. This year’s event will feature a free breakfast and health fair with blood pressure screenings, eye screenings, glaucoma screenings, hearing tests, and massage therapy. Information from community and county agencies will also be available.
Senior Health and Fitness day is free; however registration is required by calling the Division of Senior Services at (856) 384-6900.