Westfield Community Center Celebrates Older Americans Month
May is Older Americans Month. To celebrate this month each year, the Administration on Aging develops a theme for the month and the President signs a proclamation on Older Americans Month honoring the achievements and contributions of the nation's older persons.
The theme of this year's celebration: "Older Americans: Connecting the Community," pays homage to the many ways in which older adults bring inspiration and continuity to the fabric of our communities. Their shared histories, diverse experiences, and wealth of knowledge have made our culture, economy, and local character what they are today. The theme also highlights the many ways technology is helping older Americans live longer, healthier, and more engaged lives.
In fact, older Americans are more active in community life than ever before. Thanks to advances in health care, education, technology, and financial stability over the last several decades, older citizens have greatly increased their vitality and standard of living. Older adults are out and about giving back and making a difference in their communities.
In recognition of Older Americans Month, the Westfield Community Center has invited several speakers to discuss topics of interest to the older adult community. The topics and dates are listed below.
May 5th (Thursday) 11 AM
"Development of Earthquakes & Tsunamis"
Speaker: Harold Cohen, Board President Westfield Neighborhood Council
May 11th (Wednesday) 11 AM
“Road to Pain Relief”
Speaker: Liz Farishian, RN, MA, Clark Nursing Rehabilitation Center
May 12th (Thursday) 10:30 AM
“Latest Treatment for Hip and Knee Pain”
Speaker: Brian George, St. Barnabas Health Care System
May 18th (Wednesday) 11AM
“Mini Stroke Signs”
Speaker: Debbie Milkosky, Trinitas Medical Center
May 19th (Thursday) 11AM
"Hearing Loss and Its Effects on Older Americans"
Speakers: Joy Kleinman and Lori Friedman, Beltone – Hearing Care and Audiology Centers
The Westfield Community Center is located at 558 West Broad Street in Westfield. The entrance is located around the corner on Palsted Avenue.
For more information, contact Rosalyn Johnson, Senior Citizens Activities Coordinator: 908-232-4759.