May Is Senior Month In Woodbridge

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mccormacBy Mayor John E. McCormac

May is Senior Month in Woodbridge Township. Senior Month allows us the opportunity to recognize and challenge senior residents and to provide services and activities that stimulate, educate, and encourage an active and challenging lifestyle.  

Senior Month offers educational, recreational, and entertainment activities designed for senior and adult members of the community and encourages senior residents to engage in health and fitness programs and competition, mind-stimulating activities such as Jeopardy-style games, sudoku, art and music classes, health programs and medical screenings, and senior receptions and community engagements.  

Senior residents are encouraged to take advantage of the many activities sponsored by the Community Center, YMCA, Evergreen Center in Colonia, the Health Center, Recreation Department and Senior Services, as well as many Senior clubs and organizations throughout the township.  

There are many free programs, events and educational and informational sessions and opportunities, including:

May 1 — Senior Prom… 12:30-2:30 p.m. Presented by Colonia Kids for Kindness at Evergreen Senior Center, 400 Inman Ave., Colonia. RSVP (732) 726-6262 by April 23 

May 1-8 — Evergreen Senior Art Show at the Barron Arts Center, 582 Rahway Ave., Woodbridge.  Opening Reception ~ May 3 from 2-4 p.m. Call (732) 634-0413 for gallery hours 

May 4 & 5 — AARP Defensive Driver Education… 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Evergreen Senior Center, 400 Inman Ave., Colonia ($12 AARP member; $14 non-member.)  Call (732) 726-6261 to register 

May 4-8 — Senior Week at the YMCA… Call (732) 596-4170 for information and registration. 

May 6 — The “What, Where & How” of Senior Citizen Benefit Programs… 10 a.m. – noon. Presented by Woodbridge Twp. Division on Aging at Woodbridge Health Center, 2 George Frederick Plaza, and Woodbridge. Must call (732) 855-0600 x5023 to register by May 4 

May 6 — Mayor’s Senior Summit & Active Older Adults Lifestyle Day… 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Woodbridge Community Center & YMCA, 600 Main Street, Woodbridge. Exhibits, entertainment, screenings, demonstrations and seminars — all free! Call (732) 596-4053 for information  

May 11 — Free Skin Cancer Melanoma Screening… 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Supervised by St. Peter’s University Hospital at Woodbridge Health Center, 2 George Frederick Plaza. Appointment required, call (732) 855-0600 x5024. Limited to 20 people 

May 12 — Elder Law Issues:  Program on Wills & Estates, Power of Attorney, Long-Term Care Planning, Probate, Guardianship & More… 10 -11:30 a.m. Presented by Woodbridge Twp. Division on Aging at Evergreen Senior Center, 400 Inman Ave., Colonia. Must call (732) 855-0600 x5023 to register by May 8 

May 13 — Spring Fling at Evergreen… 1 – 3 p.m. Evergreen Senior Center, 400 Inman Ave., Colonia. Open House at Woodbridge Township’s premier senior facility; light refreshments and dance contest:  waltz, fox trot, jitterbug. Call (732) 726-6261 to register 

May 15  — Elegant Senior Luncheon… noon to 2 p.m. Evergreen Senior Center, 400 Inman Avenue, Colonia. Hosted by Municipal Alliance. Call (732) 855-0600 x5008 for information 

May 19 — Ready To Retire? 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Presented by Woodbridge Twp. Division on Aging at Woodbridge Health Center, 2 George Frederick Plaza, Woodbridge. The components of Medicare A,B,C & D and what Medicare covers; what you need to know prior to retiring; where to get information and counseling to help make decisions. Must call (732) 855-0600 x5023 to register by May 15 

May 20 — Senior Health & Fitness Day @ The Club at Woodbridge… 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. 585 Main St., Woodbridge. Tours, activities, healthy cooking.  RSVP (732) 634-5000 after May 1  

May 28 – What’s in Your Medicine Cabinet? 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Iselin Pharmacy will discuss safe medication use. Seniors are invited to bring medicines.  Call (732) 855-0600 x5024

Log-on to the Woodbridge Township web page at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us for a complete listing of “Senior Month” events and activities.


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