For many senior citizens, maintaining an independent and healthy lifestyle can be one of the most import things to them as they age. Thanks to the Seniorama event in Montclair, New Jersey, elder residents are getting the chance to learn more about taking care of themselves during their golden years.
The seventh annual event, which kicked off on Wednesday, October 20, is sponsored by the Montclair Senior Citizens Advisory Committee, and includes a number of speakers that instruct attendees how to be proactive about their well-being.
One of the featured events is a seminar given by Dr Minal Vazirani, who specializes in internal medicine at Morristown Memorial Hospital.
The physician will discuss how to stave of chronic disease and cognitive decline with proper nutrition, self care and the use of alternative medicine.
"At any age, but certainly when you're a senior it's good to take care of yourself," committee member Arlene Schwartz told The Montclair Times. "It's crucial to know all alternatives for good health."
According to the Administration on Aging, as of 2008 there were 38.9 million Americans over the age of 65, which is an increase of about 4.5 million since 1998.