Older authors encouraged to enter annual Legacies Writing Contest

Older authors encouraged to enter annual Legacies Writing Contest

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Division of Senior Services invites Essex seniors ages 60 and older to submit an original story focusing on a special person, life-changing experience or significant period of their life to the 2020 Essex County Legacies Writing Contest. The deadline is Monday, March 16. “Our senior citizens have led […]

Murphy administration awards tax credits to expand affordable housing

Murphy administration awards tax credits to expand affordable housing

TRENTON, NJ — Opening the door to more than 1,200 new apartments affordable for families, seniors and residents with special needs, the Murphy administration announced Dec. 23 that it has awarded more than $22 million in annual 9-percent federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits. The highly competitive tax credits are expected to generate $214.7 million […]

Senior holiday party in West Orange

Senior holiday party in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Department of Senior Services will hold a holiday party on Friday, Dec. 27, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at The Manor, 111 Prospect Ave. in West Orange. The party will include a sit-down luncheon, entertainment, live music, dancing, a cash bar and door prizes. Admission is charged. […]

Consult SHIP counselors during Medicare open enrollment

Consult SHIP counselors during Medicare open enrollment

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Medicare open enrollment is from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. SHIP is a statewide program that provides free, objective, confidential help to New Jersey Medicare beneficiaries who have problems with or questions about Medicare, Medigap, Medicare Advantage Plans, Medicare Part D and Long-Term Care Insurance Services. Services are provided via telephone, […]

West Orange seniors celebrate Halloween

West Orange seniors celebrate Halloween

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Mayor Robert Parisi, Superintendent of Schools Scott Cascone and Liberty Middle School Principal Robert Klemt were all on hand for a fun afternoon of community engagement as they attended the annual senior citizens Halloween party on Oct. 25 in the Katz Center at Degnan Park. The event was run by Department […]

SOMA Two Towns to hold senior forum

SOMA Two Towns to hold senior forum

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Maplewood and South Orange residents ages 60 and older are invited to participate in a senior forum on Sunday, Oct. 27, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the South Orange Performing Arts Center, 1 SOPAC Way. It has been four years since South Orange and Maplewood began to explore the needs […]

JESPY opens Och House in SO

New shared living space allows village residents with IDD to age in place

JESPY opens Och House in SO

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — “Welcome to my house!” enthused Michael Och as he welcomed South Orange community members into the new JESPY shared aging-in-place house named for him. The renovated house on Meadowbrook Place in South Orange that is now home to nine JESPY clients was made possible by Och and his family, who funded […]

Upcoming events for seniors in West Orange

Upcoming events for seniors in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange’s senior services department will hold numerous events in the coming months for the township’s senior citizens. The Department of Senior Services and the Department of Health present an informational session with Umbrella, a company that helps senior homeowners save money on home repairs for a flat yearly rate and […]

WO seniors attend safety summit

WO seniors attend safety summit

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange Police Sgt. Brad Squires, Senior Services coordinator Laura Van Dyke, senior public health nurse Susan Iovino and West Orange Police Officer Bret Wagner were all on hand to talk about safety issues for senior citizens at a Senior Safety Summit held at the Renna House on Sept. 25.  The […]

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