Press ReleaseDate: 06-06-12
Name: Jerry Carey Phone: 856-566-6171
Ninth Annual Senior Health and Fitness Day on June 13 in Stratford
The event begins at 10 a.m. when noted NJISA geriatrician Dr. Terrie Ginsberg presents �100 Candles: Wellness beyond Retirement,� a lively discussion with healthy aging tips and insight on why living to 100 is no longer an unrealistic goal for today�s seniors. Those attending will also be treated to demonstrations of age-appropriate fitness programs and easily mastered techniques that help enhance memory. A highlight of the event will be the celebration of the successful aging efforts of the three oldest men and women who attend. Each will be awarded with a framed �A+ in Aging � Adding Life to Your Years� certificate.
More than 50 local vendors, including medical suppliers and residential and health care facilities, will be on hand during Senior Health and Fitness Day to provide information about their services. In addition, representatives from the NJISA and several other departments from the UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine will be available to answer health-related questions. Free wellness screenings for hearing loss, macular degeneration, glucose levels and blood pressure will be offered and all attendees will receive free box lunches, courtesy of the NJISA, and will be eligible for door prizes.
WHAT: �Get an A+ in Aging� Ninth Annual Senior Health and Fitness Day
WHEN: Wednesday, June 13, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (doors open at 9:30 a.m.)
WHERE: UMDNJ Academic Center, Laurel Road, Stratford
Those planning to attend are encouraged to RSVP by calling (856) 566-6207 or by e-mailing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The NJISA, a center of excellence at the UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine, provides statewide leadership in education, research, clinical care and community service and has been consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the country�s best schools for geriatric medical education.
The UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine is dedicated to providing excellence in medical education, research and health care for New Jersey and the nation. An emphasis on primary health care and community health services reflects the school�s osteopathic philosophy, with centers of excellence that demonstrate its commitment to developing clinically skillful, compassionate and culturally competent physicians from diverse backgrounds, who are prepared to become leaders in their communities.
The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) is New Jersey�s only health sciences university with more than 6,000 students on five campuses 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 New Jersey�s only school of public health. UMDNJ operates University Hospital, a Level I Trauma Center in Newark, and University Behavioral HealthCare, which provides a continuum of healthcare services with multiple locations throughout the state.