Manchester Township is pleased to accept the generous donation of a Senior Motion Wellness System from Pfizer and the Wakefern Food Corporation that will serve as a fitness and meeting space for seniors at Harry Wright Lake.

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The Township Council accepted the donation through a resolution passed at their July 25, 2016, meeting. Representatives said that the equipment ties into an initiative to encourage seniors to eat well, socialize, and challenge their minds.

“It’s going to be a great benefit to the town,” said Director of Public Works Al Yodakis, who worked with representatives from Pfizer and Wakefern to select a location for the equipment at Harry Wright Lake beyond the band shell and adjacent to the outdoor fitness center and walking trail. The entire process of manufacturing to installation is expected to take approximately six weeks.

Because of our sizeable senior citizen population, Manchester Township is the first site selected by Pfizer and Wakefern to receive a donation of this wellness system. The equipment will serve as a neighborhood destination where senior residents can meet, exercise, and connect with one another. In addition to the exercise center, benches are planned at the site.

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“On behalf of the Council, I’d like to thank Pfizer and Wakefern for their generous contribution to Manchester Township,” said Council President James A. Vaccaro. Mayor Kenneth Palmer also offered his appreciation to the companies for their donation.

The Township Council is committed to keeping costs down and creating opportunities for our senior population with no impact to the taxpayers, and is thankful for the assistance of our neighboring businesses in a “spirit of mutual cooperation.”