WEST ORANGE, NJ - The 11th annual Essex County Senior Wellness Day is on Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Codey Arena (560 Northfield Ave.) in West Orange. The free event is sponsored by Aetna, AAA and ShopRite,

“We are planning a fun-filled day of activities and will be providing a great deal of valuable information that will benefit seniors. Our Essex County Senior Wellness Day will offer nutrition information, exercise tips, entertainment and flu shots,” Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo said. “It’s important for our seniors to know about the various programs and services that are available, and this one-stop event makes it convenient for them to do that. I invite our older residents to come out, have a good time and learn about what’s available that can help them improve their quality of life."

The Essex County Senior Wellness Day is open to all seniors residing in Essex County. Health screenings information about nutrition and exercise demonstrations will be available. Various Essex County agencies, such as the Division of Senior Services, will have representatives on site to share information about available programs for which seniors are eligible. Area hospitals, senior day care facilities, local nursing homes and other social service providers will also be participating in the fair.

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All seniors will receive free refreshments and bagged produce. Admission to Turtle Back Zoo on the day of the event is free for seniors, but Carousel and Pony rides are $2 each and feed sticks at the Outback Adventure Aviary are $2.

For transportation to the event, please call 973-618-1280. For more information about the Essex County Senior Wellness Day, please call 973-621-4400.