Hopewell Valley Senior Services June Events and Activities

The Hopewell Valley Senior Services offers events, programs, educational classes, and lectures throughout the year. This month, they are offering the following:

Register Ready – New Jersey’s Special Needs Registry for Disasters
New Jersey’s Special Needs Registry for Disasters, a free, voluntary and confidential program designed to assist people with medical or physical needs who may find it difficult to get to safety in the event of an emergency or natural disasters.  People with these needs (or caregivers on their behalf) are encouraged to register through  www.registerready.nj.gov.  Alternatively, they can call New Jersey’s toll-free 2-1-1 telephone service. This service will register people, offer free translation, and provide TTY services for the hearing-impaired. We encourage you and your loved ones to sign up and register! Help us help you, prepare for disasters before they happen!

Senior Picnic Door Prize Volunteers
It’s almost that time of year again for the Hopewell Valley Senior Picnic! Once again we are looking for people to ask for and collect door prizes for the picnic.  Please contact Randi Knechel, (609) 537-0236 or rknechel@hopewelltwp.org, if you are interested in volunteering.  You will be asked to distribute flyers for the businesses and receipts after/at the time the item is picked up.  We have a list of past donors, however, new ideas are always welcome! Any door prizes that are collected may be dropped off at Hopewell Township Municipal Building to Randi in Senior Services located downstairs in the Health Department.

Walking Group
Tuesday, June 5, 11:00am,  Rosedale Park, 424 Federal City Road, Pennington. Join us we walk around Rosedale Park and part of the Hopewell Lawrenceville Trail. We will meet in the parking lot.

Tech Class — Online Safety & Security
Wednesday, June 6, 4:30pm-6:00pm at HV Senior Center, 395 Reading Street, Pennington. The internet is no longer optional for most people in the 21st century, but the risks of life online are real and sometimes scary. The best defense is to be educated and informed, and that is what this class will aim to do. We will build strong foundational knowledge of keeping yourself and your identity safe online. Registration is required, call Liz 609-537-0257 by June 1st.  There is a $5.00 fee per attendee for the class, please bring a check made out to the Hopewell Valley Senior Foundation.

Emergency Preparedness
Wednesday, June 20, 10:00am, HV Senior Center, 395 Reading Street, Pennington.  No one can predict the next public health emergency. Unfortunately, a natural disaster or act of terrorism could happen at any time. Therefore, we all need to be prepared to respond to emergencies at a moment’s notice. Mercer County Division of Public Health is committed to educating our residents on steps you can take to prepare for an emergency.  This presentation will cover topics including:  creating an emergency plan and emergency “go kit”, emergency evacuation and sheltering-in-place, medication distribution to the public during an emergency, and pet preparedness.

Mercer County Division of Consumer Affairs
Wednesday, June 27, 10:00am, HV Senior Center, 395 Reading Street, Pennington.  Melanie provides presentations about consumer fraud issues.  In her presentation you will learn about the IRS scam, phone scams, lottery scams, the grandparent scam, email scams, telemarketing scams, Identity theft, phishing and more.

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