Celebrating Older Americans Month with Healthy Life Workshops – Posted 5/21/15

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is so important to our overall well-being and for enjoying life. As part of Older Americans Month in May, County College of Morris (CCM) again this year will honor senior citizens with an annual one-day conference cosponsored by the American Automobile Association (AAA) of Northern New Jersey; the Morris County Office on Aging, Disabilities and Veterans; the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders; Home-Instead Senior Care; Seniors Helping Seniors; and Care One at Madison.

This year’s conference, supported with a $2,500 grant from AAA, takes place Friday, May 29, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. The conference is open to anyone age 50 and older.

A variety of workshops will be offered on such topics as current events, maintaining good health and travel. Also included in this year’s workshops are healthy cooking classes, yoga and dance, the health benefits of afternoon tea and several sessions on managing late-life and end-of-life documentation to make those transitions easier and less stressful for all members of the family.

A Senior Driver Expo also will offer attendees the chance to sample AAA’s suite of research-based senior driver resources. Those resources include tools to help assess and improve driving skills, reduce driving risks and foster dialogue on driving issues between adult children and their senior parents.

The afternoon’s entertainment will be provided by Puppets On A String showcasing a puppet and marionette cabaret.

The day begins at 8 a.m. with a continental breakfast in the Student Community Center, Davidson Rooms, on CCM’s Randolph Campus, 214 Center Grove Road. Participants then will break out into groups for workshops.

Pre-registration is required; there will be no registration the day of the event.

For more information and to register, go to http://tinyurl.com/kwbc48n, call CCM’s Department of Career and Professional Programs at 973-328-5187 or email ccp@ccm.edu.