Any senior citizen in Somerset County may attend any of the senior centers operated by the Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services, which on Tuesday will offer presentations on health issues at both the Warrenbrook Senior Center in Warren Township and at the Somerset County Senior Wellness Center in Basking Ridge.
Attendees are asked to call for lunch reservations by 10 a.m. the day before planning to eat lunch. For more information, contact the appropriate centers.
The Warrenbrook Senior Center at 500 Warrenville Rd. can be reached at 908-753-9440. The center is open from Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., according to the County Office on Aging.
On Tuesday at 11 a.m., the Warrenbrook center is scheduled to present “Digestive Diseases," with information from Vicky Schmidt, RN, of the Digestive Disease Center at Overlook Medical Center.
Any condition that involves the digestive tract is referred as a digestive disease, according to the county. The digestive system involves the tract from the mouth to the rectum, including the esophagus, stomach and intestines, as well as various organs that are connected to this tube such as the liver and pancreas. This program will cover ways to manage hiatal hernia, GERD (gastro acid reflex), colorectal cancer and other digestive disorders, according to the county.
The Senior Wellness Center at 202 Mount Airy Road in Basking Ridge (908-204-3435) will offer a presentation at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday by a representative from Morristown Medical Center on “Bone Health & Osteoporosis Prevention." The hospital representative will discuss the importance of keeping bones strong in an effort to prevent osteoporosis, according to information from Somerset County.
The center, which draws clientele mainly from the Somerset Hills towns, is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.