County honors five area senior citizens with Legends Awards

County honors five area senior citizens with Legends Awards

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The Essex County Division of Senior Services hosted the annual Essex County Older Americans Heritage Month Celebration on Tuesday, May 7, in Cedar Grove, as May is recognized as National Older Americans Month. During the ceremony, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. presented Essex County Legends Awards to Stephanie Gerstein from […]

‘From Grandma to Glam-ma’

‘From Grandma to Glam-ma’

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Just in time for Mother’s Day, YouTube celebrity Grandma Lill, known for her hilarious makeup tutorials, headed to Winchester Gardens in Maplewood to offer makeup and makeover tips — advice on going from Grandma to Glam-ma! She was joined by a team of makeup artists, who gave the residents their makeovers on […]

Join in the fun at the Maplewood Senior Center

Join in the fun at the Maplewood Senior Center

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Friday, May 3, the Maplewood Senior Center celebrated Cinco de Mayo a bit early with a delicious lunch, followed by a dessert of churro cupcakes. The senior citizens, who were joined by the Maplewood Community Services staff and Mayor Vic DeLuca, were then surprised by a mariachi band entering with a […]

RMS student provides free tress to seniors

RMS student provides free tress to seniors

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Saturday, May 4, Roosevelt Middle School student Randy Stevens ran his Genius Hour project with the help of Our Green West Orange. Free tree saplings were provided to West Orange senior citizens, and then extended to all Township residents. Not only did Randy provide the saplings, he and friend Greg […]

SOMA speaker series to focus on needs of older residents

SOMA speaker series to focus on needs of older residents

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — SOMA Two Towns for All Ages recently announced a speaker series focusing on the legal needs and concerns of older residents. Two Towns has joined the Essex Coalition for the Conversation Of Your Life, a program of the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute, to educate residents about important […]

Repair Cafe returns to SOMA seniors

Repair Cafe returns to SOMA seniors

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — SOMA Two Towns for All Ages is proud to offer its fourth Repair Cafe, a growing movement to fix things instead of throwing them out. The next Repair Cafe will be Saturday, May 4, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Morrow Church, 600 Ridgewood Road. So far through its Repair Cafes, SOMA […]

Senior citizens dance the night away at WOHS

Senior citizens dance the night away at WOHS

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual West Orange Senior Citizen Prom was held at West Orange High School on April 10, to the delight of all attendees. West Orange senior citizens were treated to dinner, music and dancing as part of the high school’s commitment to building multigenerational relationships in the community. Members of the […]

SeniorStudio begins 4th year in Maplewood

SeniorStudio begins 4th year in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Beginning its fourth year of sponsorship by the township of Maplewood, SeniorStudio is an innovative program that includes eight weeks of formal studio art lessons with a curriculum specially created for seniors, culminating in a final project and a specially curated trip to Newark Museum. “This has been a highly successful, well-run […]

JFS of MetroWest to participate in Cooking Companion Program

JFS of MetroWest to participate in Cooking Companion Program

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ is proud to be participating in Cooking Companions in collaboration with eight other JFS agencies in New Jersey. The program is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and is a yearlong program serving seniors in Essex County. The Cooking Companions program matches adult volunteers […]

JFS of MetroWest launches free speaker series for older adults

JFS of MetroWest launches free speaker series for older adults

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Jewish Family Service of MetroWest is offering a free speaker series for older adults, ages 55 and older. JFS MetroWest has partnered with Alzheimer’s New Jersey, Back Home Safely and the Adler Aphasia Center in West Orange to present this series. The free three-part series will take place Mondays, April 1, […]

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