County recognizes distinguished senior citizens

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. and the Essex County Division of Senior Services hosted the county’s annual Older Americans Heritage Month Celebration on Wednesday, May 10, in the Essex County Robert O’Toole Building in Cedar Grove Park. May is recognized as National Older Americans Month. During the ceremony, DiVincenzo presented […]

WOHS hosts successful Senior Citizen Prom

WOHS hosts successful Senior Citizen Prom

WEST ORANGE, NJ — With a great turnout of senior citizens and a large group of enthusiastic students from the Student Council, National Honor Society, musicians and boys’ step team, the West Orange High School Senior Citizen Prom rocked the house on April 19. “This is the first time the National Honor Society and Student […]

Activities for seniors in South Orange, Maplewood

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — To celebrate Older Americans Month this May, there will be a variety of activities, speakers and events by, for or of interest to residents over 60 in South Orange and Maplewood. Wednesdays at 10 a.m., seniors are invited to join in weekly walks using the new Maplewood Department of […]

Senior care professionals learn about elder bullying

WEST ORANGE, NJ — It may have been a blustery night outdoors, but inside at Green Hill on Tuesday, April 25, more than 70 participants stayed dry while learning about the oft unknown experience of elder bullying. The free seminar, called “From High School to Old School: Elders Who Bully and Strategies to Intervene,” was […]

Green Hill earns platinum certification

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Green Hill has earned SAGECare Platinum certification from SAGE USA for completing a comprehensive provider training program for LGBT older adults and their caregivers, and cultural competency training on subjects related to LGBT people. Green Hill is the only residential senior care provider in the New York City metro area certified […]

Alzheimer’s 101 – What You Need to Know

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Alzheimer’s is one of the most common diseases affecting older people. Not only does it have a tremendous impact on those who have it, but also on their caregivers and society as a whole. The Linda & Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center for Women is having an Alzheimer’s workshop on Tuesday, May 2, […]

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. A springtime concert featuring pianist Bingyu Liu will be Sunday, April 9, […]

WOHS to hold 10th annual Senior Citizen Prom

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The 10th annual West Orange High School Senior Citizen Prom will be held at West Orange High School, 51 Conforti Ave., on Wednesday, April 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Tarnoff Cafeteria. The event is free to all senior citizens in the West Orange community and includes a catered […]

Two towns’ seniors meet and mix at The Woodland

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On March 12, the Two Towns for All Ages program held its first social event at The Woodlands. The Meet and Mix, organized by South Orange Seniors and the Maplewood Recreation Department, was a great success with close to 90 residents from both South Orange and Maplewood attending. This first Meet and […]

PSAB pushes along, thanks police for pedestrian decoys

PSAB members stress importance of working with county

PSAB pushes along, thanks police for pedestrian decoys

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Police Department made 41 stops and issued 29 summonses to drivers who did not brake for a pedestrian decoy in the crosswalk in front of the Thomas Edison National Historical Park, according to an officer at the March 9 Pedestrian Safety Advisory Board meeting. Officer Scott Smarsh of […]

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