For Immediate Release
Friday, August 31, 2012
County Senior Center Activities Highlighted During National Senior Center Month
America's senior centers serve an average of one million older adults each day with programs and activities that promote and support their physical, social, spiritual, emotional, mental and economic well-being. Included among these facilities are Atlantic County’s nine senior centers which are operated by the Atlantic County Division of Intergenerational Services.
The county senior centers will celebrate National Senior Center Month during September by inviting residents 60 years and older to socialize and participate in a wide variety of programs designed to enhance their quality of life. County senior centers are located in Atlantic City, Brigantine, Buena, Egg Harbor City, Egg Harbor Township, Hammonton, Northfield, and Ventnor.
According to the National Council on Aging, older adults who participate in senior center programs experience measurable improvements.
“Senior centers are a social hub that connect residents to services that help them maintain their health and independence,” said County Executive Dennis Levinson. “As individuals continue to live longer, these centers become increasingly valuable.”
Each county senior center is open 9 AM to 2 PM to provide daily activities and a lunchtime meal. Participants are asked to make reservations two days prior to their attendance by calling the location of their choice. A donation of $1 is suggested, but not required, to further enhance programming.
Activities featured during National Senior Center Month include:
Car-Fit, a program offered through the South Jersey Traffic Safety Alliance that includes a free 12-point check of how well your personal vehicle “fits” you.
Where Does the Money Go, presented by the New Jersey Lottery with a question and answer period and stories of jackpot winners and prize drawings for promotional items.
Fall Prevention Workshops and Balance Screenings encourage seniors to take proactive steps to prevent injuries. Fox Rehabilitation and Visiting Angels Living Assistance Services will review how home safety, exercise, medications and certain chronic disease relate to falls and how they may be prevented.
Your Medicare Matters will review upcoming dates to make changes to your coverage and the cost benefit of those changes and how to access your personal information online.
For a complete schedule of programs, locations and times, visit www.aclink.org/intergenerational or call 1-888-426-9243.
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