Promoting Health and Wellness with Dance and Various Activities
Several Events Taking Place all this Month to Celebrate Older Americans Month, Ranging from the Upcoming Health & Fitness Day to Farmersâ€™ Market Vouchers and Other Programs to Promote Healthy Living in the Golden Years
JERSEY CITY â€“ Mayor Steven M. Fulop and the Department of Health and Human Services are celebrating national Older Americans Month during the month of May. While several events have been taking place throughout the month, the signature event is National Senior Health & Fitness Day on Wednesday, May 31st from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Berry Lane Park.
â€œCelebrating our seniors is something we do everyday, but during the month of May we take special occasion to honor and recognize their contributions to our city and our country,â€ said Mayor Fulop. â€œWe know that our seniors have made our city what it is today, so we are constantly working to provide them with recreation, healthcare and other services to enrich their golden years and say thank you.â€
The Senior Health & Fitness Day event, organized in partnership with Congressman Donald Payneâ€™s Office, features a line dancing class at 10:30a.m., Zumba at 11:30a.m., and Yoga/Fitness at 12:30p.m. There will be wellness vans from both Barnabas Health and CarePoint for various health screenings. Other vendors include Wellcare, Metropolitan Health, and the Diabetes Foundation. Contact 201-547-5750 for free group transportation. Any senior who pre-registers for this event will receive a boxed lunch, free of charge.