Join the Summit Area YMCA in connecting local seniors with the community through a monthly series of Senior Spa Days at the Vito Gallo Summit Senior Center. The series is brought to the community by the Summit Area YMCA’s Togetherhood™ program, a member-led community service program in which members plan and participate in volunteer projects facilitated by the Summit Area YMCA.
The massages/manicures not only offer physical benefits such as pain relief from arthritis and improved circulation, but also provide relaxation and a social connection for the seniors. These events allow the residents to socialize and interact with each other and the volunteers which help minimize isolation that many seniors may experience. According to AARP, the increase in which adults do not have children within the past few decades have consequentially led to fewer family members that are able to provide the care and company that adults need as seniors. Senior isolation can be alarming and even harmful, as the lack of social interactions and contacts decrease over time due to death, lack of mobility, retirement and more. Extended loneliness and perceived loneliness can contribute to not only cognitive decline, but also in increase in the risk for dementia, depression, high blood pressure and more. Participating volunteers also report an increased sense of fulfillment, meeting new friends, and gaining more understanding and knowledge from their conversations with the elder generation.
From March 1 - March 31 the Summit Y Togetherhood committee is collecting the items for our Senior Spa Days!
We are collecting the following new or gently used items:
• Nail Polish including base coat and topcoat
• Hand lotions
• Nail polish remover
• Cotton balls
• Nail files
There will be a Deposit Box in the Summit YMCA lobby where you can drop off the accessories.
December 21, 2019
January 18, 2020
February 15, 2020
March 14, 2020
April 11, 2020
May 16, 2020
June 13, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: Summit Vito Gallo Senior Center
The Summit Area YMCA’s Togetherhood™ Program is committed to supporting the communities we serve through senior outreach, cultural engagement, and special projects such as the Senior Fun Days, SHIP (Summit Helping Its People) food drives, and more.
Executive Assistant / Financial Assistance / Volunteer Coordinator
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(908) 273-3330 ext. 1174
Community Program Coordinator
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(908) 273-3330 ext. 1186