JVS To Hold Fifth Annual Creative Maturity Expo

WEST ORANGE – If you are a Baby Boomer, then the fifth annual JVS Creative Maturity Expo is tailored for you. The expo is a program with the motto “Redefining Life’s Potential – Refinement not Retirement.” Join in the day’s activities on Sunday, Nov. 6, at the JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A wide array of seminars and demonstrations, encompassing financial planning, health & wellness, cooking, and relationship building are scheduled throughout the day. Baby Boomer Max Weinberg, the drummer for Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band, hails from the MetroWest area and is the keynote speaker. His topic, “The Beat Goes On!,” will focus on how to maintain success in a marketplace catering to youth. He is scheduled to speak at 1:15 p.m.

In response to the continuing high unemployment numbers, with many mature workers still seeking jobs, JVS will also offer a variety of seminars on job search strategies, including: “Maturity Works: Ace the Interview”; “Giving Back While Getting Back”; and “Social Networking 101.” Throughout the day JVS Career & Job Placement counselors will be available to answer questions and help individuals improve their interviewing and social networking skills.

Do you wonder if the Social Security system is financially stable? Find out at a seminar sponsored by Merrill Lynch financial expert, Andrew P. Stevenson.

Additionally, a variety of free medical screenings will be provided by Atlantic Health and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Screenings for glucose, blood pressure, balance, osteoporosis and sleep disorders will be offered along with educational material on a variety of specialty treatment centers at Saint Barnabas Medical Center and the always popular Atlantic Health’s Wheel of Health.

Learn how to plan for your long-term healthcare needs at a seminar by Mary WonderPolo, Esq. Join Karen Frank, RN as she explores ways to “Reclaim Our Wisdom: How to Become an Elder.”

Bring all your hand-held portable electronics for a free cleaning at the Falcon Safety Dust-Off table. Join a Zumba Gold, Tai Chi or Silver Spin class or lead the orchestra at Conductorcise®.

Art exhibits, cooking demonstrations and product/service presentations aimed at Baby Boomers round out the fair. Admission is free, and complimentary chair massages and refreshments will be available throughout the day.

This year the expo has a new location and partner, the JCC MetroWest, located at 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange.

JVS, organized in 1939, is a nonprofit, nonsectarian, community based, vocational, education, rehabilitation, training, health and human service agency. The mission of the agency is to help members of the community maximize their abilities and potential and become economically self-reliant, productive citizens. This mission is based on the recognition that human beings deserve the opportunity to be useful, share in the dignity of work, and engage in meaningful and satisfying endeavors at every level of personal capability.

JVS serves over 19,000 people annually providing a broad range of services for individuals from age 14 to 100+ throughout the State. Services include career counseling; life-work planning; aptitude and psychological testing; educational planning; vocational evaluation; customized skills training; émigré resettlement and citizenship education; English as a Second Language and adult basic education; eldercare services; vocational rehabilitation; case management; job placement; and customized, on-site training for employees at the workplace

For more information, visit www.jvsnj.org.

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