Eight seniors honored at Legacies Writing Contest award ceremony

Eight seniors honored at Legacies Writing Contest award ceremony

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. and the Division of Senior Services announced the four winners and four honorable mention recipients of the 2022 Essex County Senior Citizen Legacies Writing Contest during an awards luncheon at the Robert O’Toole Community Center in Cedar Grove Park. The Legacies Writing Contest encourages […]

Nonprofit organization aids West Orange older adults for Earth Day

Nonprofit organization aids West Orange older adults for Earth Day

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Volunteers with I Want to Mow Your Lawn converged on West Orange on Saturday, April 23. The nonprofit organization based in northern New Jersey was founded two years ago by Brian Schwartz during the pandemic to help older adults, veterans and people with disabilities with lawn care. The organization partnered with […]

Musical theater revue to be at Renna House in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Department of Senior Services, in collaboration with the West Orange Women’s Club, will present “Lost and Found,” a musical theater revue performed by Paper Mill Playhouse Children’s Theater on Tour students, with high energy songs from modern Broadway shows. The show will be Friday, March 25, from 1 […]

Belleville improves services and programs for seniors

Belleville improves services and programs for seniors

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Perceiving Belleville senior citizens to be underserved, Belleville officials are placing this group of residents front and center.  “We’ve been focusing a lot on senior initiatives,” Mayor Michael Melham told the Belleville Post in a recent interview in his office. “When I was elected, I rode the senior bus.” Elected in 2018, […]

Bloomfield High students create Valentine’s Day cards for local hospice residents

Bloomfield High students create Valentine’s Day cards for local hospice residents

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Bloomfield High School club members provided patients in a local hospice with love and affection this past Valentine’s Day. Coordinated by history teacher Rachel Thomas, who estimated a combined effort of as many as 15 clubs, cards were handmade by students for individuals at Compassionate Care Hospice in Bloomfield. According to Thomas, […]

Essex County seeks entries for Legacies Writing Contest

Essex County seeks entries for 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 2022 Essex County Legacies Writing Contest.  “Our senior citizens have led interesting lives and I am always […]

Codey donates COVID test kits to Renna House in West Orange

Codey donates COVID test kits to Renna House in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — State Sen. Richard J. Codey, representing the 27th Legislative District, visited Renna House senior citizens in West Orange on Jan. 27. Codey, a former N.J. governor, showed up to listen to residents’ concerns and distribute COVID test kits he had purchased at ShopRite. “Since the availability of at-home test kits can […]

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