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History of the Center's Events

History

In 2001 the Center for Exercise and Aging came to its inception.  Since then, Dr. Kaplowitz has worked in conjunction with the TAs and Exercise and Aging class to conduct a variety of intergenerational events both at Rutgers and at a variety of Senior Centers around Central New Jersey.  It started with the first functional fitness testing for the seniors from East Brunswick Senior Center in 2001.  The center held its first conference, a Fitness Fair for Program Directors in 2002.  These events set the precedent for many successful events that have taken place since then.  The Loree Bowling Alley hosted a party with two senior groups in 2004.  In 2007, the first Senior Day at Rutgers took place with over 100 senior citizens from 12 different senior centers.  In 2008, the center was awarded a Grant from the Middlesex County Department of Aging to bring a national program titled A Matter of Balance to senior centers in Middlesex County.  From 2009 to 2014, Dr. Kaplowitz and her Teaching Assistants worked on a Manual titled Physical Activities for Assisted Living Residents.  In recent years, students from the course have volunteered at the NJ Senior Olympics, the Middlesex County Walk, and Senior Day hosted at Rutgers.  Furthermore they have presented the five modes of exercise as well as tactiles to senior center homes including South Brunswick, New Brunswick, Westfield, and Tinton Falls.

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