"This annual event is always well-attended because we combine a festive environment that celebrates today's active seniors with access to local health resources, in one convenient location," said Mary Stampleman, ADC, Director of Therapeutic Recreation & Community Relations for The Atrium. Senior-Fit's theme this year is mind, body and spirit.
The health fair features a wide range of free wellness and health education sessions and information. Attendees will receive free gifts and an opportunity to win door prizes. Entertainment will be featured in the lobby while the following free break-out sessions are held in the The Atrium Cinema at the designated times:
10:45 a.m. - "Zumba Gold Senior Chair Aerobics" will be led by Brooklynn Weight
11:30 a.m. - Tai-Chi for Seniors will be taught by instructor Hasmig Mekjian
Planned free offerings include a cervical spine evaluation performed by Pinelli Chiropractic Center; a foot screening performed by Howard Kliman, D.P.M.; hand and foot massages courtesy of Jeannette Mendez; chair massage therapy and young living essential oils compliments of Jaime Bachrach, C.M.T. and Andrew Cicirelli, L.M.T., respectively;
"For seniors, massage therapy has proven physical benefits such as lowering blood pressure, relieving pain, improving overall circulation, and increasing mobility," said Jaime Bachrach, C.M.T., owner of Harmony Within Massage Therapy of Westwood, N.J. "Added to that, it is known to improve emotional well-being by releasing endorphins and promoting sleep. At Senior-Fit, our massage therapy sessions will be customized for each individual, taking his or her specific needs into consideration in order to gain the maximum benefits from the treatment."
Featured health and wellness exhibitors are the Alzheimer's Association;
The Allendale Community for Mature Living is located at 85 Harreton Rd., just off Route 17 South, in Allendale, N.J. While pre-registration for Senior-Fit is not required, RSVPs are appreciated. For more information, call The Atrium at The Allendale Community for Mature Living at (201) 818-7979 or visit www.allendalecommunity.com.
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About The Allendale Community for Mature Living: The Allendale Community for Mature Living is located on 12 acres in a scenic, quiet suburban neighborhood, with direct access to Route 17 South. The physician-owned Community offers three levels of residency and a continuum of care on campus: The Atrium, where independent seniors enjoy residential living; Carlton Court, which offers assisted living; and The Allendale Nursing Home & Rehabilitation Center, a skilled nursing facility focusing on rehabilitation. In addition, the Community offers the Senior Social Club, an adult day program that provides a variety of dynamic activities. For more information about The Allendale Community for Mature Living, call (201) 825-0660 or visit its web site at www.allendalecommunity.com.