Mayor’s Message: Annual Senior Health Fair

In an effort to keep our seniors safe and active, this year’s Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders Annual Senior Health Fair will be held virtually

The COVID-19 pandemic has been particularly challenging and concerning for our senior community. In an effort to keep our seniors safe and active, this year’s Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders Annual Senior Health Fair will be held virtually. Most of the programs from previous years will be available this year in different formats. The virtual Senior Health Fair is free to Camden County residents age 60 years and over.

As in past years, flu shots are being offered and will be dispensed through a drive by service. The shots will be available Tuesday, Oct. 6 at the Scottish Rite Parking lot, 315 White Horse Pike Collingswood from 10a.m. to 2p.m., Friday, Oct. 9 and Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Winslow Township Municipal Complex, 125 South Route 73 Braddock, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Upon arrival, seniors will work with a Health Department representative to register and complete a questionnaire. Once registered, the flu shot will be administered and participants will receive a complementary lunch and a bag with all virtual Senior Health Fair information. If these dates are not convenient, contact Senior and Disabled Services at (856) 858-3220 or online at CamdenCounty.com to find out where and when additional flu shots will be available.

Additional Senior Health Fair activities will include:

Oct. 14 – Caregiver support group with Erin Small 11:00a.m. -noon.

Virtual game with prizes to the winners.

Zoom senior dance class beginning at 12:30p.m.

Oct. 15 – Surrogate’s Office presentation 11:00a.m. -noon.

Virtual game with prizes to the winners.

Zoom boxing 10:45a.m. – 11:45a.m.

Oct. 20 – Prosecutor’s Office presentation on Fraud Prevention 11:00a.m. – noon.

Virtual game with prizes to the winners.

Oct. 21 – Emergency preparedness with Daniella Fumu 11:00a.m.-noon.

Virtual game with prizes to the winners.

Zoom meditation 11:00a.m. – noon and 1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m.

Zoom senior dance class beginning at 12:30p.m.

Oct 22.  – Eating healthy with Paula and Lysa 11:00a.m. – noon.

Virtual game with prizes to the winners.

Zoom boxing 10:45 a.m. -12:45p.m.

Oct. 27 – Overview of SHIP (State Health Insurance Program) with Ed Coyle 10:00a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Virtual game with prizes to the winners.

Oct. 28 – Veteran Affairs with Ted Gallagher 10:00 to 11:00a.m.

Virtual scavenger hunt with Jamie DeFrancesco. Prizes will be given to the winners.

Zoom senior dance class beginning at 12:30p.m.

Zoom chair yoga 11:00 – noon and 1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m.

Oct. 29 – Stress buster with Erin Small 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Zoom boxing 10:45 a.m. – 11:45a.m.

Registration is required to participate in the Zoom classes. For details on Zoom classes, contact Tom Castellano at (856) 858-2986. To register for the Zoom meetings, call (856) 858-3220. The link to join Zoom meeting is: https://us02web.zoom.us/i/84527243055?pwd=SHUwUW9Wc0hhQUQ0K3Y2dlBGdXVqdzO9. The meeting ID is 845 2724 3055 and the passcode is 588171.

For more information, call Senior and Disabled Services at (856) 858-3220 or online at CamdenCounty.com.

** Our final Drive-In Movie Night of 2020 will be on Friday, Oct. 16. The PG movie Goosebumps will be shown on a 40-foot outdoor screen. The movie will be shown at the Voorhees Town Center parking lot located off of Somerdale Road. Parking opens at 6:30 p.m. and the movie will start at dusk. Spaces are limited and the event is free.