Pictured: Elizabeth MCCullough, Jackie DeFrank, Freeholder Jim Jefferson, Janice Hill, and Marc and Wilma Nagtegaal
(Deptford, NJ) - In honor of May being designated by the U.S. Administration on Aging as Older Americans Month, Gloucester County held its Senior Health and Fitness Fair at Auletto Caterers last Tuesday, May 15. Tomorrow, May 22, the sold out Senior Spring Fling event will take place at Auletto Caterers at 11 a.m.
Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said, "There are 50,000 citizens in our county aged 60 and older who are actively involved in multiple aspects of our community including volunteering, mentorship, the arts, and community services. We'd like to take the time to recognize and celebrate everything our senior community members have done for the county."
Freeholder Jim Jefferson, Liaison to the Division of Senior Services, said, “By recognizing the success of the older members of our community we are also recognizing all the time and work they put into their contributions of our society. As a county it is our duty to encourage our residents to continue to flourish, no matter their age.”
By recognizing May as Older Americans Month, the Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders would like to encourage residents to take time to recognize older Americans and what they’ve done for the community as well as recognize the people who serve and support them.
To learn more about the Gloucester County Division of Senior Services, call (856) 384-6900 or visit http://www.co.gloucester.nj.us/depts/h/hedss/senservices/default.asp.