West Orange awarded accreditation with age-friendly certification

West Orange awarded accreditation with age-friendly certification

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The township of West Orange recently received formal acceptance into the AARP and the World Health Organization Global Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities. West Orange is only the 13th New Jersey town to receive this prestigious honor and becomes the 466th member nationwide to be awarded age-friendly certification. The vast […]

Thanking senior citizen complex staff and health care workers in WO

Thanking senior citizen complex staff and health care workers in WO

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Residents of Renna House in West Orange wave in appreciation as a drive-by tribute, led by the West Orange Police Department, passes by on May 10. The procession of about 10 private vehicles drove by all West Orange’s long-term care facilities and senior citizen complexes in a show of support for […]

Irvington takes care of its seniors during outbreak

Irvington takes care of its seniors during outbreak

IRVINGTON, NJ — Like other cities in the state, Irvington has seen the closure of nonessential businesses due to Gov. Phil Murphy’s stay-at-home executive order. Essential businesses, though able to remain open, must follow precautionary guidelines, such as the wearing of protective masks and the consistent cleaning of frequently touched surfaces. Not deemed an essential […]

Veterans benefits workshop

Veterans benefits workshop

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — SOMA Two Towns for All Ages will host the Veterans Affairs Outreach Program on Friday, Feb. 28, at 11 a.m. at the Maplewood Senior Center, 106 Burnett Ave.  David Brimmer, from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Outreach Program and Social Work Service, will explain the range and scope of benefits for […]

Calling all community groups to the annual volunteer fair

Calling all community groups to the annual volunteer fair

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Volunteerism is important to everyone in THE community, both in terms of giving and receiving. That is why SOMA Two Towns for All Ages is planning to hold another communitywide volunteer fair this spring. All community organizations and residents are invited to participate at the fair on Sunday, March 1, from 1 […]

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. […]

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