The Middlesex County Office of Aging and Disabled Services hosted its annual Senior Health and Fitness Walk on Sept. 13 at Roosevelt Park in Edison. More than 600 participants, from towns throughout the County, participated.
Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios and Freeholder Blanquita B. Valenti, Chair of the Community Services Committee, which oversees the Office of Aging and Disabled Services, opened the ceremony, welcoming attendees to a beautiful day for promoting health and wellness.
Freeholder Director Rios said: “Here in Middlesex County, we are committed to providing high-quality programs and services for our seniors in areas ranging from health to housing, and today is no exception. This event has been a local favorite for a long time, not only for its health benefits, but because it brings our seniors together.”
Freeholder Valenti said: “It’s great to see so many seniors ready to get active and enjoy the day in beautiful Roosevelt Park. As you walk together, know that you’re taking a step in the right direction toward good health and a good time.”
Activities included health screenings from local hospitals; fun athletic challenges conducted by student volunteers from the Rutgers University Center for Exercise and Aging; and informative sessions with social services agencies. After the walk, lunch was provided by the Middlesex County Senior Meal Program. Participants finished the afternoon with dancing and a prize raffle.