East Orange teams up with Lions, produce company

East Orange teams up with Lions, produce company

EAST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange hosted its second food distribution event, in partnership with the Livingston Lions Club and Chad Yagodich of Seashore Fruit and Produce Company, on Saturday, Sept. 12, providing more than 77,000 pounds of prepackaged fresh produce to families at the East Orange Senior Center, 90 Halsted St. The Livingston Lions […]

JFS pilots Selfhelp Community Services’ Virtual Senior Center

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ will pilot a five-month program to combat social isolation utilizing Selfhelp Community Services’ Virtual Senior Center. Launched in 2010, the VSC engages homebound older adults in live and interactive classes on a range of topics and activities. The program has been shown to break down […]

Irvington Housing Authority, partners provide tablets to seniors

Irvington Housing Authority, partners provide tablets to seniors

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Housing Authority recently partnered with T-Mobile, Quicklert and Comelit to connect and protect seniors through an innovative venture that could serve as a national model for public housing authorities. “It was my idea to architect an information management system that would help us address the issues discovered during COVID-19 while […]

JFS to deliver 300 care packages to at-risk older adults in the community

JFS to deliver 300 care packages to at-risk older adults in the community

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Through a donation from the Sobel Family Foundation, Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ is delivering care packages to 300 at-risk older adults in the community.  During the next few weeks, JFS volunteers will deliver the care packages to residents of Village Apartments in South Orange, the Federation Plaza in West […]

East Orange senior apartments to be redeveloped

East Orange senior apartments to be redeveloped

EAST ORANGE, NJ — National affordable housing developer Community Preservation Partners announced Aug. 7 its first rehabilitation project in New Jersey: a $123 million overhaul of the Norman Towers senior apartments in East Orange in a joint venture with L+M Development Partners. CPP and L+M purchased the property for $94 million and will invest more […]

Seniors invited to submit art to county show

Seniors invited to submit art to county show

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — All non-professional and professional senior citizen artists residing in Essex County are invited to participate in the 2020 Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show and Exhibition. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s competition will be held virtually. The deadline to submit artwork is Monday, Aug. 24. “Essex County has […]

Five SO, Bloomfield residents take honors in Legacies contest

Five SO, Bloomfield residents take honors in Legacies contest

SOUTH ORANGE / BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Older Americans Month is usually in May, but Essex County took the liberty of delaying it until July, holding off on announcing the winners and honorable mention honorees of the Essex County Senior Citizen Legacies Writing Contest because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of an in-person celebration, all eight […]

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 […]

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