The number of senior citizens in Gloucester County is increasing daily as "baby boomers" reach retirement age. The Division of Senior Services is dedicated to providing wellness and social supports that help ensure the sound quality of life for our senior residents. Active Aging changes the way we age by staying active, to the fullest extent possible, within all areas of life:
Aging within these areas of wellness keeps seniors involved, alert, and enjoying a productive life. Active Aging means being engaged in life and individuals can participate regardless of socioeconomic status or health conditions. The programs that are listed provide the information, access, and motivation people need to become and stay active, engaged, and healthy.
Physical Activities & Socialization
Glassboro Senior Citizen Center offers physical activities and socialization made possible by the Area Plan Contract and funding through the Older American's Act. Please call 856-881-8504, ext. 3 for information on activities at the Glassboro Senior Center that are available to seniors from any Gloucester County Municipality
Stress-Busting Program for Family Caregivers - An Evidence-Based Health Promotion Program
Currently offering virtual classes! Caregiving can be stressful - this program will teach stress management techniques, relaxation, and coping strategies at no cost. Space is limited so please call AmeriCorps Seniors at 856-468-1742 for more information. View more information on this program.
The Gloucester County Health Department offers the following programs for senior residents. You may call 856-218-4106 for more information on any of these programs:
- Senior Health Connection - this community outreach program offers health screenings for blood pressure, glucose, and cholesterol as well as program/services and information geared specifically for senior citizens; screenings are offered the first Friday of every month at the Gloucester County Store located in the Deptford Mall.
- "Step By Step" Walking Program - designed for older adults, this is a one hour per week program. A Health Educator will help you find new ways to make walking for fitness a natural part of your life. Learn strategies to help you move toward your goal of increasing physical activity and improving your level of fitness.
- Sunrise Yoga - this is a very gentle form of yoga that will help you relax and improve your well-being. It is one hour per week program. Yoga mats are provided by Gloucester County for your use, we ask only that you bring your own towel.
- Tai Chi - This six-week program is designed for seniors 60 and over and focuses upon teaching mobility, breathing, and relaxation techniques with slow movements designed to provide a continual challenge. the program provides seniors with improved balance, increased strength, and enhanced flexibility with the ultimate goal being to reduce the risk of falls.