Senior Health and Fitness Day Scheduled for June 22 in Stratford
STRATFORD — Several hundred area residents are expected to attend “Body, Mind and Spirit,” the fourth annual Senior Health and Fitness Day at the UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine, on Friday, June 22, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in the school’s Academic Center, on Laurel Road, in Stratford. Last year’s event drew nearly 400 visitors to medical school’s campus.
The Senior Health and Fitness Day festivities begin with a discussion on healthy aging tips with Dr. Thomas Cavalieri, interim dean of the medical school and founding director of the NJ Institute for Successful Aging, followed by “Talkin’ ‘bout my Generation,” a lively talk show that debunks the myths about growing older with guests, Dr. David Libon, a widely published geriatric neuropsychologist, and Dr. Terrie Ginsberg, a geriatrician who has written extensively about sexuality beyond middle age.
Throughout Senior Health and Fitness Day, more than 30 exhibitors will be on-hand, offering free health screenings along with displays and demonstrations of products and services of interest to older individuals. Attendees will also be treated to live musical entertainment, prize drawings and giveaways. Pre-registration is required and can be made by calling (856) 566-6207 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
UMDNJ is the nation’s largest free-standing public health sciences university with more than 5,700 students attending the state's three medical schools, its only dental school, a graduate school of biomedical sciences, a school of health related professions, a school of nursing and a school of public health on five campuses. Annually, there are more than two million patient visits at UMDNJ facilities and faculty practices at campuses in Newark, New Brunswick/Piscataway, Scotch Plains, Camden and Stratford. UMDNJ operates University Hospital, a Level I Trauma Center in Newark, and University Behavioral HealthCare, a statewide mental health and addiction services network.