MIDDLESEX COUNTY – The Middlesex County Office of Aging & Disabled Services will once again hold Birthday Bashes for senior citizens age 90 and over as part of its National Older Americans Month celebration.
Three lunchtime events have been scheduled this year. The first will be held April 26 at the Edison Senior Center. The second will be held May 2 at the Old Bridge Senior Center. The third will be held May 14 at the South Brunswick Senior Center. All events begin at 11 a.m.
“These birthday lunches have been extremely successful through the years, and we expect this year’s events to be as well,” said Freeholder Blanquita B. Valenti, chair of the County’s Community Services Committee. “All County residents who are 90 and older are invited so we can celebrate their lives and accomplishments.”
“These events are always filled with fun,” said Freeholder Director Christopher D. Rafano. “It is certainly a wonderful way for our celebrants to spend an afternoon.”
Traditionally, about 150 seniors age 90 and over attend each lunch. Each celebrant is invited with one guest. A few spots remain for this year, but registration is required.
“We are happy we can give these special seniors a chance to enjoy the “limelight” with the recognition luncheon and entertainment,” said Margaret Chester, Community Services Department Head.
The Edison luncheon (scheduled for April 26) will honor residents of Carteret, Dunellen, Edison, Highland Park, Metuchen, Middlesex, New Brunswick, Piscataway, South Plainfield and Woodbridge.
The Old Bridge luncheon (scheduled for May 2) will honor residents from Helmetta, Old Bridge, Perth Amboy, Sayreville, South Amboy, South River and Spotswood.
The South Brunswick luncheon (scheduled for May 14) will honor residents of Cranbury, East Brunswick, Jamesburg, Milltown, Monroe, North Brunswick, South Brunswick and Plainsboro.
Seniors wishing to attend who need transportation to the event should check with their local senior centers or with the facility in which they reside. They also may call Middlesex County Area Transit at 1-800-221-3520 to make a reservation.
For information or to register for an event, call 1-732-745-4267.