One of many community groups at the Bergen County Senior Picnic. Photo courtesy Bergen County Division of Senior Services
Bergen County Senior Picnic
event, which is sponsored by the Bergen County Division of Senior
Services, was first held in August 1967, 34 years ago. The
county-wide picnic, which is attended by thousands, originated as a
day for seniors to become informed of the services which are
available to them throughout the area. Over the years, the event
has transformed into a social event as well. Musical entertainment,
dancing, food, and a flea market have contributed to the increased
popularity of the Senior Picnic.
By visiting various tables that are set up around Van
Saun County Park, Paramus, seniors are able to speak with
representatives and obtain informational literature from a variety
of government and several other types of agencies. The picnic acts
as an excellent resource for the senior population of Bergen
Originally submitted by: Steven R. Rothman, Representative (9th District).
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