The Salem County Office on Aging & Disabilities is bringing its popular Health Ease class to the Pittsgrove Senior Center starting in September.

The classes will run from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, starting September 6 and ending Oct. 2.

The classes are free and healthy snacks are provided.

“Holding the classes in Pittsgrove Township is part of our effort to reach out and make Health Department programs accessible to our more rural residents,” explained Freeholder Director Bob Vanderslice, who chairs the Health and Human Services Committee. “Grant funds allow us to offer this popular program to Salem County residents.”

The Pittsgrove Township Senior Center is located at 743 Centerton Road, across from Schalick High School. To RSVP, call the Salem County Office on Aging and Disabilities at 856-339-8622.

The topics for the health classes are:


Wed., Sept 6: Serving Up Good Nutrition.
Learn ways to make healthy meals and find out about nutrient deficiencies associated with aging.

Mon., Sept. 11: Keep Up The Beat: Heart Health.
Learn the impact of high cholesterol and high blood pressure and the life style changes you need to make if diagnosed with heart disease.

Wed., Sept. 13: Standing Tall Against Falls.
Learn risk factors associated with falls, how to prevent them, and the consequences to expect if you do fall.

Mon., Sept. 18: Be Wise About Your Medication.
Learn the difference between generic and brand-name drugs, and recognize allergic reactions, side effects, and adverse drug events.

Wed., Sept. 20: Move to Get F.I.T.
Learn the benefits of exercise in “healthy aging” and the best strategy for beginning an exercise program.

Mon., Sept. 25: Keeping Your Mind Sharp.
Recognize the effects of normal aging on the brain and how to improve brain function.

Wed., Sept. 27 Bone Up Your Health: Osteoporosis
Identify your risk for osteoporosis and fractures, determine how much calcium you need, and learn how to prevent falls.

Mon., Oct. 2 Women’s Health
Identify risk factors and develop an action plan for healthy living, focusing on self management and healthy behaviors.

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