Senior art classes available in SO

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Thanks to the support of South Orange and the Baird Community Center, Arts Unbound is bringing its participatory art program to local seniors at an affordable rate. These group fine art classes include quality visual arts instruction, first-rate art supplies and a professional teaching artist experienced in working with seniors. In […]

Planning Board delves into master plan update goals

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Planning Board unanimously voted to initiate the process for developing an updated township master plan at its March 1 meeting. The New Jersey legislature requires municipalities to re-examine their master plans every 10 years, which means West Orange’s revision is not due until 2020. But Chairman Robert Bagoff […]

WOHS to perform ‘The Little Mermaid’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — This year’s West Orange High School spring musical is the wildly popular, family-friendly “The Little Mermaid.” Performances begin March 23 and continue through March 26. The 1989 Disney blockbuster was loosely based on the original fairy tale written by Hans Christian Andersen. This fun-filled show tells the story of Ariel, a […]

Maplewood continues sponsorship of SeniorStudio painting class

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Department of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs will again be sponsoring SeniorStudio, a free, innovative arts program for township residents aged 60 and older. Registration is now open for the spring semester. Since space is limited, interested students are encouraged to register soon, either in-person at DeHart Community Center, 120 […]

Seniors ‘Meet & Mix’ in SOMA

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A new community initiative devoted to seniors — SOMA Two Towns for All Ages — is holding its first public event on Sunday, March 12, from 2 to 4 p.m. All seniors from both towns are invited. Admission price is one canned good for the Our Lady of Sorrows food pantry. Participants […]

Maplewood TC creates Seniors Advisory Committee

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — With the great migration of seniors from New Jersey to places with more services and lower taxes, many municipalities in the area are working to retain their seniors with improved services and opportunities. And Maplewood and South Orange are no different, having recently conducted a joint survey to determine the services local […]

How to keep Medicare strong

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Join Maplewood Senior Share and Dave Mollen, president of the NJ Chapter of AARP, for a discussion on “Obamacare, Medicare and How You Can Help” on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 10:15 a.m. at the Main Library, 51 Baker St. in Maplewood. Mollen’s focus will be what we can do to ensure that […]

West Orange seniors celebrate the holidays

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Senior Holiday Party was held at The Manor in West Orange on Wednesday, Dec. 28, according to a recent press release. Guests danced to the music of the Kate Baker Band. Photos Courtesy of Estrella Bianchi

County to host 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 2017 Essex County Legacies Writing Contest. The deadline is Monday, March 27. “Our senior citizens have led […]

South Orange seniors enjoy the Roaring ’20s

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Residents of the Village Apartments of the Jewish Federation in South Orange stepped back in time at a Roaring ’20s-themed New Year’s party on Dec. 29. Residents and guests sported period attire while dining on delicious food and enjoying dance music of the era, with entertainment by the Joel Zelnick Duo. […]