The  Salem  County  Department  of  Health  &  Human  Services  announces October  dates  for  their  Walk  N’  Talk  program.  Walks  will  take  place  on  selected  Tuesday  and Thursday at different locations throughout Salem County. Our October walks will have a different talk topic centered on Arthritis. All walks begin at 10:00 am.

The  Office  of  Aging  is  offering  free  box  lunches  to  seniors  whom  participate  in  the  walks  on October 15 & 22. To receive the free-boxed lunch, the walker must RSVP by 8:00 am the day before the walk, be over 60 years of age, and fill out a small registration form. Seniors must call (856) 339-8622  to  register  for  the  boxed  lunch.  The  box  lunch  meets  the  nutrition  requirements  of  the  State Office of Aging.

We  will  continue  our  partnership  with  the  Office  of  Disability  Services  with  a  We  Can! campaign to encourage our residents with special needs to participate. Caregivers and support staff are welcomed to attend. We Can! Walks are on dates with ** before it. If a special needs resident requires  transportation,  please  contact  the  Salem  County  Office  of  Aging  at  (856)  339-8622  in advance.

Below is the list of dates and locations for the 2015 October walking events in the county:

  • **Thurs.  Oct  1  –  Marlton  Recreation  Park  123  Marlton  Rd.  Woodstown  –  Talk  Understanding Arthritis
  • **Tues.  Oct.  6    –  Salem  County  Recreation  Park  Corner  of  Route  130  and  Perkintown  Rd, Oldman’s Township – Talk Types of Arthritis
  • Thurs. Oct. 15 – Fort Mott State Park Fort Mott Rd. Pennsville – Talk Treatment of Arthritis
  • **Tues. Oct 20 – Carney’s Point Recreation Park  Penns Grove-Auburn Rd. Carney’s Point -Talk Arthritis Diet
  • **Thurs. Oct. 22  –  Riverview Beach Park Route 49 Pennsville – Talk Coping with Change
  • **Tues. Oct 27 – Marlton Recreation Park 123 Marlton Rd. Woodstown – Pain Management Tips

All walks are dependent on the weather. In the event of severe heat or rain, please contact the Health Department at 856-935-7510, extension 8302.

For  more  information  about  Move  Yourself!  Salem  County,  visit  us  online  at  Also,  get  regular  updates  and  walk  dates and times at our Facebook page, located at If you would like to  speak  directly  to  the  health  educator,  call  856-935-7510,  extension  8302.  We  look  forward  to seeing our returning walkers and meeting new residents.