FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Blanquita B. Valenti
Chair, Human Services and Senior Services Committee
EDITORS NOTE: Due to the popularity of these events, three parties will be held this year. As a result, residents will be asked to attend one of the events based on their residency.
County Sponsors Birthday Parties for Residents Age 90 and Over
APRIL 21, 2010 – The Middlesex County Department of Senior Services will once again hold Birthday Bashes for senior citizens age 90 and over as part of its National Older Americans Month celebration.
Three lunchtime events have been scheduled this year. The first will be held May 5 at the Old Bridge Senior Center. The second will be held May 10 at the South Brunswick Senior Center. The third will be held May 19 at the Piscataway Senior Center. All events begin at 11 a.m.
“These birthday lunches have been extremely successful through the years, and we expect this year’s events to be as well,” said Freeholder Blanquita B. Valenti, chair of the County’s Human Services and Senior Services Committee. “All County residents who are 90 and older are invited so we can celebrate their lives and accomplishments.”
Traditionally, about 150 seniors age 90 and over attend each lunch. Each celebrant is invited with one guest. A few spots remain for this year, but registration is required.
“We are happy we can give these special seniors a chance to enjoy the “limelight” with the recognition luncheon and entertainment,” said Margaret Chester, executive director of the County’s Department of Senior Services.
The Old Bridge luncheon will honor residents from Helmetta, Old Bridge, Perth Amboy, Sayreville, South Amboy, South River and Spotswood.
The South Brunswick luncheon will honor residents of Cranbury, East Brunswick, Jamesburg, Milltown, Monroe, North Brunswick, South Brunswick and Plainsboro.
The Piscataway luncheon will honor residents of Carteret, Dunellen, Edison, Highland Park, Metuchen, Middlesex, New Brunswick, Piscataway, South Plainfield and Woodbridge.
Seniors wishing to attend who need transportation to the event should check with their local senior centers or with the facility in which they reside. They also may call Middlesex County Area Transit 1-800-221-3520 to make a reservation.
For information or to register for an event, call 732-745-3295.