Classic Card expansion in SOMA

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The successful South Orange Classic Card program is expanding into Maplewood, thanks to the SOMA Two Towns for All Ages initiative. This free card for residents ages 65 and older offers discounts at local restaurants and businesses. Participating businesses will decide on a discount or other special offer for […]

SeniorStudio students’ show artwork at Maplewood Library

SeniorStudio students’ show artwork at Maplewood Library

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — SeniorStudio has just completed its third, free senior arts, education and wellness course at the new Maplewood Senior Center, with continuing sponsorship by the Maplewood Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs. “We are most appreciative of the support that Maplewood has provided and look forward to building on the strong relationship […]

Nearby events for seniors

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The SOMA – Two Towns For All Ages initiative hosts several events for community seniors, presented by a number of community organizations. Events are free unless otherwise noted; registration may be required. On Mondays, from 10 to 11:45 a.m., attend Project Healthy Bones at the Baird, 5 Mead St. […]

Township to create senior citizen survey

DeNova: Seniors survey will be tailored to West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In an effort to ensure the township is providing the services necessary for older residents to age in place, West Orange will be putting out a senior survey to learn where the town is succeeding and where it needs improvement. At the June 13 Township Council meeting, the council voted 5-0 […]

Events for seniors in Maplewood and South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The SOMA – Two Towns For All Ages initiative has several events tagged for the community’s seniors. These events are presented by a number of community organizations. Events are free unless otherwise noted; registration may be required. AARP is sponsoring a lunch and learn on keeping your car fit […]

Eight county seniors receive awards in Legacies Writing Contest

Eight county seniors receive awards in Legacies Writing Contest

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and the Essex County Division of Senior Services recognized the writing talents of eight Essex County residents during the annual Essex County Senior Legacies Writing Contest celebration luncheon on Wednesday, May 24. The Legacies Writing Contest encourages Essex senior citizens to write essays about the […]

WOHS students to help seniors with tech

Mountaineer Mentors look forward to assisting seniors

WOHS students to help seniors with tech

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School Mountaineer Mentors will soon hold a free program in which senior citizens can learn how to use technology that is new to them. The initiative, which will be held at the high school on May 22 and June 12, will teach seniors everything from email to […]

Summersgill, Lembrich butt heads over township policy

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Township Committee candidate Mike Summersgill believes his recent removal from the Maplewood Pool Advisory Committee directly relates to his run for office, a claim contradictory to the Township Committee’s stated reason. Prior to voting 4-0 for Summersgill’s removal from the pool committee at its May 2 meeting, the Township Committee stressed […]

‘Financial Options for Caregivers’ at Green Hill

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Green Hill will offer a free community event, “Financial Options for Caregivers,” on Tuesday, June 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. at 103 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange. Learn about financial options for caregivers as Calea Stiles-Schatz of Allied Wealth Partners explains that caring for older adults can negatively impact health, […]

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