WEST OAK LANE >> Line dancing, sport present kind giveaways, and wellness info galore have been the hallmarks of the Neighborhood Enrichment Health Community’s annual Senior Well being Expo. For 4 hours, a whole lot of mature adults and even a couple of youthful attendees gathered on the H7H Neighborhood Growth Heart, 2036 E. Haines St. in West Oak Lane on Friday, Sept. 22.
Sherry Hill, the coordinator of this system, couldn’t have been extra happy with the enthusiastic turnout. She stated that this 12 months’s expo had an particularly excessive power issue.
“We simply had a very good time,” Hill stated. “That is actually about giving the seniors the data and information that they should know to have a more healthy life. However, we additionally simply had enjoyable with the road dancing, the raffles and the prizes. We would like all to stroll away feeling good whereas getting empowered to take cost of their well being.”
“This was simply great,” stated Catherine Williams of North Philadelphia. “This was my first time coming to this and I’ve a lot to take with me. Although it was my first time right here, many simply welcomed me. The data and the power was simply implausible. Everybody was actually nice, nobody was stuffy, and it was simply nice enjoyable.”
Vanderlyn Neal, a Serving to Hand nurse, stated that she was manning one of many raffles for the day. Dipika Uppal, the director of nursing, added that older adults must have details about getting well being care at dwelling if that’s the place they really feel most snug. ”We offer providers that makes our shoppers really feel snug,” she stated.
The doctor and herbalist generally known as “Dr. Daylight” stated that most individuals “reside to eat fairly than eat to reside.” He stated that when one makes the shift to realizing that meals is for nourishment first, they will nonetheless discover a variety of gratifying selections “that deliver life to the physique.”
Amongst those that loved dancing to classics like “Cool Jerk” and “Boogie on Reggae Lady” was Carrie Raysor of Mt. Ethereal. Raysor received the cash tree giveaway. “I’m so enthusiastic about this,” Raysor stated.
Sponsors included AARP’s native chapter, the Library for the Blind, Aetna, Lincoln Monetary, Bankers Life, Keystone VIP, Metropolis Life, Brown’s Store-Ceremony, the Philadelphia Company for Growing old, the American Coronary heart Affiliation, Germantown Life Enrichment Heart, Well being Companions and plenty of extra. The disk jockey was Gary Cowlay of DJ DMS Leisure.
The occasion concluded with all in attendance being requested to fill out evaluations. They rated the power, boxed lunch, disc jockey, performances, Zumba demonstration, and line dancing. Many gave excessive marks to those in addition to the cooking demonstrations by Vicky Mines and Zeli Colon, in accordance with Hill.
“We’re a nonprofit that’s devoted to empowering people to make a everlasting well being way of life change,” Hill stated. “We encourage them to do that by wholesome consuming and elevated bodily exercise. Since our inception in Might 2007, we’ve developed packages that join the physique, soul and spirit.
“I do know that I had among the finest occasions at this expo. Clearly from the evaluations the folks current additionally did. It’s our hope and prayer that this occasion was thrilling, informative, and entertaining for all in attendance,” Hill stated.
The subsequent CEFN fundraising occasion will likely be its “21st Annual Senior Vacation Gala.” This will likely be held on the Marriott Grand Ballroom, 1201 Market St. in Heart Metropolis. It will likely be co-sponsored by the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation departments in addition to Serving to Hand House Well being & Hospice. The occasion features a luncheon, dancing, reside music, and extra prizes. Tickets are $20. For ticket info contact firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.seniorholidaygala.com.