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 […]

Parisi presents proclamation for Assisted Living Week

Parisi presents proclamation for Assisted Living Week

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The week of Sept. 8 to 14 is National Assisted Living Week and was recognized locally by West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi. He visited the Brookdale Senior Living Center on Prospect Avenue on Sept. 11 to present Executive Director Joseph Brandspiegel with a proclamation declaring it Assisted Living Week in West […]

Free Senior Wellness Day in Essex County

Free Senior Wellness Day in Essex County

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County senior citizens are invited to attend the 14th annual Essex County Senior Wellness Day, a free event to be held Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South Mountain Recreation Complex, 560 Northfield Ave. in West Orange. “We are planning a fun-filled day of activities […]

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