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Special Lunches planned for seniors at County Nutrition Sites During Valentines Week

February 11, 2013

(Franklinville, NJ) – For one day during the year fruit is off the dessert menu for the Gloucester County Nutrition Sites and coconut cake will be served.
 
On Thursday, February 14, 2013, a special Valentines lunch will be served at all six of the Nutrition Lunch sites.  Health-related discussions and events are also scheduled to take place throughout the month of February.
 
“Our nutrition sites always serve our seniors a well-balanced meal, and adding atreat every once in a while is appreciated by everyone,” said Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger.  “Gloucester County nutrition sites serve approximately 300 meals a day to seniors and it is a great time for them to socialize and to learn healthtrends,” said Damminger.
 
Freeholder Lyman Barnes, Liaison to the Division of Senior Services, said that the county dietitian will be doing a presentation “Knowing the Symptoms & Signs of a Heart Attack” at two of the Sites and Blood pressurescreenings will be held at the remaining four.
 
“The nutrition site program is vital to so many of our seniors health and well-being.  Our seniors receive a nutritious meal and they have the opportunity to for social interaction with their peers,” said Freeholder Barnes.  “This program supports the independence of our older citizens,” Barnes said.
 
“Knowing the Symptoms & Signs of a Heart Attack” will be discussed on:
Tuesday, 2/12 @ 10:30AM Franklin Community Center, 1584 Coles Mill Road, Franklinville
Thursday, 2/14 @ 10:30AM Pfeiffer Community Center in Williamstown, 301 Blue Bell Street, Williamstown (a quartet will also perform on this day featuring one of the regular attendees of this site.) 
 
A Health Dept. nurse will take Blood Pressures on the following days:
Mantua Community Center, Monday, 2/25 @ 10AM, 111 Mercer Ave, Mantua
Thorofare Nutrition Site, Fire Hall, Thursday, 2/14 @ 10:30AM,  Firehouse Road, Thorofare
Glassboro Senior Center, Thursday, 2/21 @ 10:30AM, 152 S. Delsea Drive, Glassboro
Paulsboro Nutrition Site, Second Baptist Church, Tuesday, 2/26 @ 10:30AM,  1534 Pine Street, Paulsboro