Art of healthy aging being taught

Published 10:42 am Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Count yourself fortunate if you’ve already got your ticket to learn “The Art of Healthy Aging,” because the event is “sold to the walls,” according to Jody Mazur. The event takes place this Friday, April 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Regional Workforce Development Center at Paul D. Camp Community College.

Mazur, event planner for Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia, said that for the first year only 125 people attended. Apparently, positive word got around and this year’s program sold out, which no one anticipated. Not that she’s complaining, adding, “It’s great!

Senior Services is presenting this event, which is sponsored by the Suffolk Department of Social Services, the Franklin Southampton Economic Development Inc., the Village at Wood’s Edge and Keurig Green Mountain.

Registration is open from 9 to 10 a.m., during which exhibitors and health screenings will be available and include a hospital counseling table, information on rehab centers, home health, insurance, eye care, blood pressure and glucose checks and other different health and legal issues.

At 10 a.m., everyone will be welcomed by Franklin Mayor Frank Rabil, and past SSSEVA past presidents Vanessa Green and Joice Whitehorn.

Twenty-minute presentations will include learning about healthy snacking, movement and personal security.

After another 30 minutes for exhibitors will be lunch, followed by entertainment provided by Frank Cubillo, who’ll sing a tribute to the late Frank Sinatra.

John Skirven, CEO of the SSSEVA, will attend and thank the guests.

Mazur said the organizers are also excited about providing a photo booth in the lobby.

From 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., screenings and exhibitors will resume along with a mini-mall feature seven local vendors for jewelry, pocketbooks, PDCCC and treats such as cupcakes.

For more information, contact Mazur at 461-9481.