After two years of online presentations the Senior Wellness Fair returned to the Inn at Swarthmore. As we got back into the swing of things, the Swarthmore Senior Citizens Association invited seniors, families of seniors, those who plan to become seniors some day, and those who work with seniors to celebrate The Rhythm of Life: Body and Soul.
The Wellness Fair was held on Saturday, March 26, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at The Inn at Swarthmore, 10 South Chester Road, free to all who attended. The morning keynote speaker was Brian Duke, System Director Senior Services, Main Line Health. Mr. Duke spoke on coordinated care and resources necessary for older people. Featured speakers included Rev. Dr. Lydia E Muñoz, pastor at Swarthmore United Methodist Church. Rev. Muñoz will speak about spirituality as a source of healing and resilience.
The closing keynote was presented by Dr. Daniel Zhang, a seventh year M.D.-PhD. student at the University of Pennsylvania, who is the co-founder and conductor of the Penn Med Symphony Orchestra, a musical ensemble comprised of nurses, doctors, medical students, and other healthcare professionals. He reminded us about the intersection of of music and medicine.
The Wellness Fair offered opportunities for attendees to listen to —and even act upon—their inner rhythms. Ann MacMullan led a session on chair yoga. Pepper Walling offered folks a chance to learn a little about line dancing. Everyone had a great time getting into the rhythms! During the lunchtime break Philadelphia-area harpist Jeffry Brown graced us with classical and popular music.
Plans for the 2023 Senior Wellness Fair are in the works. Put Saturday, March 25, 2023, on your calendar now!
Saturday, April 10, 2021
9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Topics for the Senior Wellness Program are centered on our physical and mental health as men and women.
Session One: 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Benefits and Some Hazards of Aging
We’ve asked healthcare professionals to lead separate sessions and encourage frank discussions among women and among men. If you prefer, you may offer an anonymous health-related question using the form just below.
Break: 11:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Here's Your Senior Association and messages from our sponsors.
There will be a 30 minute break between sessions, during which we will present information about Swarthmore Senior Citizens Association and our four major sponsors.
Session Two: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
We’re All in This Together
In a second session we will all come together to discuss the many mental and physical health issues that are common to us as human beings, particularly as those issues apply to us a little more than a year in to COVID-19.
Zoom in on April 10th to learn how to stay resilient these days and hear about how others are coping and perhaps actually benefiting from the current situation. Zoom connection information will be posted on our Home Page on the morning of the event, and is available inn advance in our e-newsletter and in print advertising. Please sign in about 9:25 a.m. We have technical assistance via phone at 484-437-8272 to help you get connected.
Our November program had over 80 people log in, and the follow-up comments were all glowing! We hope to provide an even better experience this year. Enjoy!
Your company or agency is welcome to become one of our sponsors for the 2021 Senior Wellness Fair, scheduled for Saturday, November 13, at the Inn at Swarthmore. We are seeking sponsors who provide services and goods to the senior market, including those who are approaching senior status and those who are caregivers for seniors. Use the link below to get to the Contact Us link.