GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP – After a three-year hiatus, the Stockton Center on Successful Aging will host its Successful Aging Festival Tuesday, May 23, at the Stockton Campus Center.

May is Older Americans Month. The 2023 national theme of “Aging Unbound” focuses on ways older adults can thrive and advocate for themselves, their peers and their communities.

In addition to more than 40 exhibitors and vendors and a lunch-time performance by the bluegrass and folk band Pan Gravy, sessions will focus on the importance of creative expression, intellectual curiosity and physical activity.

A keynote panel titled, “Vibrant Villages Empowering Communities” will be led by Barbara Hughes Sullivan, national director of the Village-to-Village Network, and include Kathy Kuzma of North Jersey Villages and Tina Serota of The Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore.

Breakout sessions allow participants to learn about smartphone use, nutrition and brain health. A public hearing by the Atlantic County Area Agency on Aging will share the services presently provided through the Older Americans Act and to seek public input on the plan for future services for 2024.

Admission is free.

A free lunch is available to the first 350 individuals who preregister, along with raffles and giveaways.

Register at or leave a phone message at 609-626-3591.

For a complete schedule and other details, visit, or contact or 609-626-5590

Nanette LoBiondo Galloway

Award winning journalist covering news, events and people of Atlantic County for more than 20 years.