JFS pilots Selfhelp Community Services’ Virtual Senior Center

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ will pilot a five-month program to combat social isolation utilizing Selfhelp Community Services’ Virtual Senior Center. Launched in 2010, the VSC engages homebound older adults in live and interactive classes on a range of topics and activities. The program has been shown to break down […]

Adler Aphasia Center receives Grotta Fund award

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Grotta Fund for Senior Care of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest NJ recently announced a $15,000 grant to The Adler Aphasia Center as the recipient of its first Impact and Sustainability Award. Through this grant, Grotta acknowledged and honored the excellence and impact of the Adler Aphasia Center, […]

Two towns’ seniors meet and mix at The Woodland

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On March 12, the Two Towns for All Ages program held its first social event at The Woodlands. The Meet and Mix, organized by South Orange Seniors and the Maplewood Recreation Department, was a great success with close to 90 residents from both South Orange and Maplewood attending. This first Meet and […]

Maplewood TC creates Seniors Advisory Committee

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — With the great migration of seniors from New Jersey to places with more services and lower taxes, many municipalities in the area are working to retain their seniors with improved services and opportunities. And Maplewood and South Orange are no different, having recently conducted a joint survey to determine the services local […]

Two towns work to become age-friendly

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — South Orange and Maplewood will jointly host a community forum to discuss “SOMA – Becoming Age-Friendly Communities.” This event, funded by the Grotta Fund for Senior Care, will address services for older adults and will serve as a springboard for ideas about how the two towns can address the changing needs of […]

Two towns launch survey to improve life for seniors

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The village of South Orange and the township of Maplewood will be conducting a survey to gain feedback that will inform the development of an Age-Friendly Community Action Plan. The survey is part of an assessment of needs for adults older than 60 and is funded by the Grotta […]