Maplewood seniors enjoy a picnic-perfect Thursday

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — After a one-day rain delay, the 40th annual Senior Picnic brought blue skies and wide smiles on Thursday, Sept. 7, at the Maplewood Community Pool. Mayor Vic DeLuca and Recreation Director Melissa Mancuso welcomed the crowd, and recreation staff served up deliciousness with a smile at the buffet-style spread. This year’s event […]

12th annual Senior Wellness Day to be Sept. 26

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The 12th annual Essex County Senior Wellness Day will be Tuesday, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Codey Arena, 560 Northfield Ave. in West Orange. This free event is sponsored by AAA and ShopRite. “We are planning a fun-filled day of activities and will be providing a great […]

Health programs in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Health Department is spreading the word about these free upcoming health-related programs. The Overlook Mobile Health Van will be at the Hilton Branch Library, 1688 Springfield Ave., on Thursday, Sept. 21, from noon to 2 p.m. Find out if you are at risk for diabetes or high blood pressure with […]

Green Hill takes part in national study

Green Hill takes part in national study

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Program on Aging, Disability, and Long-term Care of the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill chose Green Hill in West Orange for a National Institute of Health study to “inform and advance care practices and policies for people with […]

40th annual senior picnic in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Recreation will host its 40th annual senior picnic at the Maplewood Community Pool, 187 Boyden Ave. in Maplewood, on Wednesday, Sept. 6, at noon. The afternoon will include lunch, treats, entertainment and games, as well as access to the pool. South Orange and Maplewood residents can purchase tickets online at […]

Green Hill hosts senior safety seminar

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Green Hill will hold a senior safety seminar on Thursday, Sept. 21, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at 103 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange. Topics will include scams and fraud, home and personal security, pedestrian and driver safety, and more, including a question-and-answer session. This event is open to the […]

Pleasantdale Seniors start 41st year

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Pleasantdale Seniors is starting its 41st year on Wednesday, Sept. 13. The group’s meetings are held at the United Presbyterian Church, 20 Old Indian Road in West Orange, at 11:30 a.m. on the second Wednesday of the month from September to June. The church has parking and handicapped access. New members […]

WO senior citizen survey seeks respondents

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange senior citizen survey, created with the assistance of Montclair State University, is now complete and the township is looking for residents to take the survey and help make West Orange more senior-friendly. This survey is an anonymous needs assessment that gives residents 55 years and older the opportunity […]

JESPY House receives large grant

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — JESPY House, a nonprofit organization that enables adults with learning and developmental disabilities to lead independent lives, received a grant of $193,388 from The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey for its aging in place initiative. This new grant will help strengthen, expand and integrate services and supports for older adults with […]

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