Join AARP New Jersey for Free, Virtual Events in November

Posted on 10/21/20

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Every day brings an opportunity to connect to your community and one another. With AARP New Jersey, you can connect without ever leaving home.

AARP New Jersey is celebrating Diwali and New Jersey’s diverse culture in November. Join us in collaboration with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset for a series of virtual events this November, including: Pranayama yoga, Bollywood Zumba, cooking classes celebrating Diwali, and cooking classes – in English and Spanish – celebrating Latino culture.

Space is limited, so please register for each class that you’d like to attend. Once you register, you will be sent a confirmation email with a Zoom link to join.

Pranayama Yoga

Wednesday, November 11, 2020
10 a.m. – 11 a.m. ET
Pranayama is the practice of breath control in yoga. In modern yoga as exercise, it consists of synchronizing the breath with movements. This 8-exercise Pranayama Yoga session can help your respiratory apparatus, improve your mental health and focus, and calm your brain. This class will be led by Karan Gupta.

Bollywood Zumba

Wednesday, November 11, 2020
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. ET
Zumba Gold is a low impact, modified, easy-to-follow version of the wildly popular, Zumba Dance fitness workout. This class will focus on Bollywood Zumba in honor of Diwali! Participants will have fun moving to international rhythms while standing or following moves from their chair.

Dance experience is not required. The moves in the class are broken down in a slow and manageable manner, and choreography focuses on improving range of motion, coordination and balance.

This class will be led by Varsha Naik – an outgoing and energetic Zumba and dance choreographer with talent in a wide variety of dance forms such as Dance fitness, Zumba, and Bollywood. 

Diwali Cooking Classes

Thursday, November 12, 2020
REGISTER for 12 p.m.
REGISTER for 6 p.m.
Diwali (November 14, 2020), the festival of lights, is one of the most popular festivals of Hinduism celebrated over a five day period ultimately leading to the Hindu New Year. It symbolizes victory of light over darkness, virtue over evil, and knowledge over ignorance.

In these virtual cooking demonstrations, Chef Vipul Gupta or Chef Neelma Patel will be highlighting healthy twists on South Asian classic dishes in celebration of Diwali! We will also discuss making daily healthy choices.

Cooking Demonstration and Nutrition Education Event in English and Spanish

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
REGISTER for 12 p.m. in English
REGISTER for 6 p.m. in Spanish
AARP NJ is hosting a FREE virtual event in collaboration with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset to discuss prevalent health issues, especially those faced by the Latino community. Join us for a discussion on Diabetes prevention and care as well as nutrition education, tips and resources.

Plus, Chef Carolina Moratti will be joining us to provide a healthy cooking demonstration and highlight tips on healthier meal prep and eating, which also embrace Latino cultural roots and flavor.

AARP New Jersey organizará un evento virtual GRATUITO en colaboración con Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset para hablar sobre problemas de salud prevalentes, particularmente los que enfrenta la comunidad latina. Acompáñanos en la charla sobre la prevención y el cuidado de la diabetes, así como educación, consejos y recursos sobre la nutrición.  Además, la chef Carolina Moratti nos acompañará para realizar una demostración de cocina saludable y compartirá consejos para preparar y consumir alimentos de manera más sana, a la vez que acogemos nuestros orígenes y sabor latinos. Inscribirte.

Telemedicine & COVID Precautions: Health Care Amid a Pandemic

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
12 p.m. – 1 p.m. ET
*This is not an AARP event. Any information you provide to the host organization will be governed by its privacy policy.

During this webinar, understand telemedicine, the difference between telemedicine and telehealth, the various types of telemedicine, the services for which it is used and the benefits to providers and patients. Learn about the precautions that hospitals have taken to secure patients’ health and safety during this time and the importance of getting medical care immediately for emergencies.

  • Harshal Shah, MHA, MBA, Digital Experience Manager
  • Thangamani Seenivasan, MD, surgeon


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