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Aging Unbound: A celebration for 2023 Older Americans Month to be held on May 19 at the Sussex County Fairgrounds

AUGUSTA, NJ (Sussex County) – The Sussex County Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Senior Services will recognize older Americans during their annual Older Americans Month Celebration which will be held on Friday, May 19, at the Sussex County Fairgrounds Agriculture Pavilion, 37 Plains Road, in Augusta, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The day will be filled with information, education, comradery, and entertainment.

Each year, more and more older adults are making a positive impact in and around Sussex County. As volunteers, employees, employers, educators, mentors, advocates and more, they offer insight and experience that benefit the entire community. That is why Older Americans Month (OAM) has been recognizing the contributions of this growing population for 60 years.

This year’s theme, Aging Unbound, offers an opportunity to explore a wide range of aging experiences and to promote the importance of enjoying independence and fulfillment by paving our own paths as we age.

The educational life enrichment programs this year include: Gardening for Life: A Look at Container Gardening by the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Sussex County; Current Crime Trends and Scams, and Future Training Opportunities by Detective Christopher Grogan from the Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office; Dance for Your Health with Dave with David Cross, dance instructor; and Woodcarving with Peter’s Valley School of Craft. Space Farms will also be joining us with some amazing animals and reptiles.

The Division of Senior Services looks forward to recognizing our older Americans by providing them with engaging programs that are not only educational but fun. Space is limited; therefore, pre-paid registration ($5 per person) is required. Registrations received after May 12, 2023 will be $10 per person.

Checks should be made payable to “Senior Services Trust Fund” and submitted to Sussex County Division of Senior Services, One Spring Street, Newton, NJ, 07860.

For more information, contact the Sussex County Division of Senior Services at 973-579-0555, ext. 1277 or email

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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