Attend a seniors fall party in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — There will be a seniors fall party on Sunday, Sept. 25, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Les Saisons B&B, 304 Elmwood Ave. in Maplewood. There will be music by the Starlighters Quartet with vocalist Joanie Murphy. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres by Chef Jesse, soft drinks, desserts, coffee and tea; alcohol is BYOB. […]

TC rejects proposal for senior citizen advisory board

In rare first reading rejection, TC strikes down Ord. 2491-16

TC rejects proposal for senior citizen advisory board

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange Township Council rejected an ordinance proposing a senior citizen advisory board during its Sept. 6 meeting. The rare first reading rejection came as a result of a 4-1 vote, with Councilman Joe Krakoviak being the only one in favor of it. Krakoviak had co-authored the measure along with […]

Senior Wellness Day for county seniors

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County invites senior citizens to the 11th annual Essex County Senior Wellness Day on Tuesday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Codey Arena, 560 Northfield Ave. in West Orange. The event will include health screenings, musical entertainment, dancing, food, exercise demonstrations and free admission to Turtle […]

Senior citizens receive awards for amazing artworks

Senior citizens receive awards for amazing artworks

CEDAR GROVE, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. congratulated 28 Essex County artists who received awards in the annual Essex County Senior Citizens Juried Art Show on Aug. 29 at an awards ceremony at the Essex County Hospital Center in Cedar Grove. “I congratulate the winners and all the artists who participated in […]

Arts Unbound showcases local senior talent in Orange

Arts Unbound provides support to marginalized groups

Arts Unbound showcases local senior talent in Orange

ORANGE, NJ — Arts Unbound, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the artistic development and achievement of seniors and people with disabilities, is currently exhibiting select works by local senior artists Karen Bokert and Siegmund “Siggy” Joseph at the Dora Stern Gallery at 544 Freeman St. in Orange. The show, which opened Aug. 27, will run […]

Proposed advisory board ordinance left off agenda

Public speaks in favor of advisory board

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Councilman Joe Krakoviak and several residents have demanded to know why an ordinance proposing a senior citizens advisory board was not included on the voting agenda during the Aug. 9 Township Council meeting. The ordinance, written by Krakoviak in conjunction with resident senior advocates Rosary Morelli and Leigh-Anne Zaolino, was submitted […]

JCHC graduates employees from training program

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Twice a month for six months, 11 frontline employees of the Jewish Community Housing Corporation of Metropolitan New Jersey, came together to experience LITE — Leadership in Training Experience. The hands-on course, designed to develop leadership skills and empower participants to make more positive decisions in the workplace, was designed by […]

Resident calls for more resources to assist the elderly in WO

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Longtime West Orange resident Rosary Morelli has been helping her fellow senior citizens since her retirement in 1992. From answering their questions to driving them to appointments and advocating for their needs at Township Council meetings, Morelli has become a one-woman resource for seniors in need. And she has gotten a […]

West Orange senior citizens dance the night away at WOHS

West Orange senior citizens dance the night away at WOHS

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The ninth annual West Orange High School senior citizen prom brought together seniors from across the township with enthusiastic students, who entertained their guests with an evening of dining, dancing and conversation. A record crowd of seniors, who are invited each year from senior living, nursing homes and senior housing, filled […]