Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino today announced that the county’s “Celebrate Aging Village Fair” is set for Wednesday, September 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mount Pleasant Community Center, 125 Lozza Drive, Valhalla. This free, intergenerational event will feature everything from clay art and ancient Chinese healing exercises to health monitoring and elder law consultations.
“Each year our ‘Celebrate Aging Village Fair’ does just that – it celebrates aging,” Astorino said. “Best of all, the event fosters an intergenerational community spirit, offering upbeat activities that will keep seniors active, while also connecting with the next generation.”
Registration is requested, but walk-ins are welcome. To sign up or for more information, contact Jennifer Crawford at firstname.lastname@example.org or (914) 813-6263.
Attractions will include the Scarborough Singers musical group and a presentation of Qigon-Tai Chi, an ancient healing exercise to improve health and reduce stress. Free consultations with an elder law attorney, geriatric care manager and social worker will also be available. In addition, attendees can join the Clay Art Center to explore and create with clay. Teaching artists will demonstrate how to coil, pinch and stamp clay sculptures, which will be included in a large collaborative sculpture.
Participants will also have a chance to experience Westchester County’s Telehealth Intervention Programs for Seniors (TIPS), where they will have their vital signs – blood pressure, pulse, blood oxygen level and weight – monitored for free. Seniors will also receive an assessment to see if they can benefit from any support services, such as nutrition, transportation, housing or caregiving.
To commemorate September as “Intergeneration Month,” a Harrison High School student will showcase her work on interviews with seniors.
The Celebrate Aging Village Fair is sponsored by Westchester County’s Department of Senior Programs and Services; the Westchester Public/Private Partnership for Aging Services; their award-winning Livable Communities Initiative and the Livable Communities Age-Friendly Community Sustainability Collaborative. The Mount Pleasant Community Center is a co-sponsor.