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"Connect, Create, Contribute" A Celebration for 2019 Older Americans Month

Release Date: March 25, 2019
Please join us on Friday, May 31, 2019, at Selective Insurance in Branchville, NJ, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., for a day filled with information, education, comradery, and entertainment.

Older Americans Month

(Branchville, NJ) The Sussex County Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Senior Services, Iliff-Ruggiero Funeral Home, and Selective Insurance are excited to recognize older Americans during our annual Older Americans Month Celebration. Please join us on Friday, May 31, 2019, at Selective Insurance in Branchville, NJ, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., for a day filled with information, education, comradery, and entertainment.

Each year, more and more older adults are making a positive impact in and around Sussex County. As volunteers, employees, employers, educators, mentors, advocates and more, they offer insight and experience that benefits the entire community. That's why Older Americans Month (OAM) has been recognizing the contributions of this growing population for 56 years.

This year's OAM theme, "Connect, Create, Contribute," encourages older adults and their communities to:

  • Connect with friends, family and local services and resources.
  • Create through activities that promote learning, health and personal enrichment.
  • Contribute time, talent and life experience to benefit others.

Communities that support and recognize older adults are stronger. Join us in strengthening our community - this May and throughout the year.

The educational life-enrichment programs this year include: "Walk with Ease" by the Sussex County Division of Senior Services; "Sussex County Library - More Than Just Books" by Louisa Bann from the Sussex County Library System; "Zoo Mama Has Escaped" by Lori Space Day from Space Farms; "Fraud/Scam Awareness" by Christopher Grogan, Sussex County Prosecutor's Office; and, "Casual Sketching for Diversion and Relaxation" by Professor Michael Hughes from Sussex County Community College. Each program is conducted by a local agency that is committed to enhancing the lives of Sussex County seniors.

The Division of Senior Services looks forward to recognizing our older Americans by providing them with engaging programs that are not only educational but fun. Space is limited; therefore pre-paid registration ($5 per person) is required. Registrations received after May 22, 2019, will be $10 per person. Checks should be made payable to "Senior Services Trust Fund" and submitted to Sussex County Division of Senior Services, One Spring Street, Newton, NJ 07860. Please contact the Sussex County Division of Senior Services at 973-579-0555, ext. 1277 or seniorservices@sussex.nj.us for additional information.