‘Transit 101,’ all seniors need to know about getting around

‘Transit 101,’ all seniors need to know about getting around

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Rutgers NJTips, in partnership with SOMA Two Towns for All Ages, is offering local seniors a mobility and resource training program, “Transit 101 – Everything You Need to Know to Get Around.” Learn to plan transit trips, pay the fare and access your favorite places without a car. Part […]

Love abounds at the Maplewood Senior Center

Love abounds at the Maplewood Senior Center

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — In celebration of Valentine’s Day last month, the Maplewood Recreation Department hosted Truffles and Puppies at the Senior Center at 106 Burnett Ave. Rite Dadaian of Cakes Couture did a live demonstration on cake decorating and truffle making, among other artistic and delicious techniques. The seniors loved trying the delicious cake from […]

LGBT Senior Housing and Care releases 2018 report

LGBT Senior Housing and Care releases 2018 report

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The LGBT Senior Housing and Care program recently announced the release of its 2018 program report. The LGBT Senior Housing and Care working group — which works to create and implement a model of best practice in long-term care, housing and services for all LGBTQ seniors —  includes: Donna Lazartic, president […]

Residents become secret Valentine’s Day ninjas for seniors

Residents become secret Valentine’s Day ninjas for seniors

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Feb. 13, Marci DiGaetano posted a question on the Facebook group West Orange 07052: “Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and I was wondering what if anything is being done for the seniors in our community? I think it would be a great idea to show them some love.” Thirty-two comments later […]

Two towns launch Operation Blue Angel for senior citizens

Two towns launch Operation Blue Angel for senior citizens

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Maplewood and South Orange Police departments, Senior Citizens Advisory committees, and SOMA Two Towns for All Ages recently announced the launch of Operation Blue Angel. This safety program aims to aid older adults who are either older than 55 or medically impaired and are frequently alone. Operation Blue […]

DOI nurse receives award for giving exceptional care

DOI nurse receives award for giving exceptional care

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Congratulations to Elizabeth Monge, Hirsch Pavilion charge nurse at Daughters of Israel, who was a recipient of the LeadingAge NJ “Excellence in Care” award. Monge was presented with the award at a Dec. 5 breakfast ceremony at the Boathouse at Mercer Lake.

Essex senior citizens invited to enter annual Legacies Writing Contest

Essex senior citizens invited to enter annual Legacies Writing Contest

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and the Essex County Division of Senior Services invite Essex seniors ages 60 and older to submit an original story focusing on a special person, life-changing experience or significant period in their life to the 2019 Essex County Legacies Writing Contest. The deadline is Friday, March […]

WO senior citizen holiday party

WO senior citizen holiday party

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The township will hold a senior citizen holiday party Thursday, Dec. 27, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Manor Restaurant, 111 Prospect Ave. in West Orange. The event includes a sit-down luncheon, entertainment, live music, dancing, a cash bar and door prizes. Admission is charged and tickets must be purchased […]

Town talks senior housing above library

Mayor discusses possibly building apartments for senior citizens above West Orange Public Library

Town talks senior housing above library

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Township Council approved two resolutions at its Nov. 27 meeting that will allow a study to be done on the West Orange Public Library to determine whether it qualifies as a noncondemned area in need of redevelopment. One resolution, passed unanimously, authorizes the West Orange Planning Board to investigate if […]

Adler Aphasia Center receives Grotta Fund award

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, […]

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