SOMA speaker series to focus on needs of older residents

SOMA speaker series to focus on needs of older residents

MAPLEWOOD / SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — SOMA Two Towns for All Ages recently announced a speaker series focusing on the legal needs and concerns of older residents. Two Towns has joined the Essex Coalition for the Conversation Of Your Life, a program of the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute, to educate residents about important […]

Repair Cafe returns to SOMA seniors

Repair Cafe returns to SOMA seniors

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — SOMA Two Towns for All Ages is proud to offer its fourth Repair Cafe, a growing movement to fix things instead of throwing them out. The next Repair Cafe will be Saturday, May 4, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Morrow Church, 600 Ridgewood Road. So far through its Repair Cafes, SOMA […]

Senior citizens dance the night away at WOHS

Senior citizens dance the night away at WOHS

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual West Orange Senior Citizen Prom was held at West Orange High School on April 10, to the delight of all attendees. West Orange senior citizens were treated to dinner, music and dancing as part of the high school’s commitment to building multigenerational relationships in the community. Members of the […]

SeniorStudio begins 4th year in Maplewood

SeniorStudio begins 4th year in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Beginning its fourth year of sponsorship by the township of Maplewood, SeniorStudio is an innovative program that includes eight weeks of formal studio art lessons with a curriculum specially created for seniors, culminating in a final project and a specially curated trip to Newark Museum. “This has been a highly successful, well-run […]

JFS of MetroWest to participate in Cooking Companion Program

JFS of MetroWest to participate in Cooking Companion Program

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ is proud to be participating in Cooking Companions in collaboration with eight other JFS agencies in New Jersey. The program is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and is a yearlong program serving seniors in Essex County. The Cooking Companions program matches adult volunteers […]

JFS of MetroWest launches free speaker series for older adults

JFS of MetroWest launches free speaker series for older adults

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Jewish Family Service of MetroWest is offering a free speaker series for older adults, ages 55 and older. JFS MetroWest has partnered with Alzheimer’s New Jersey, Back Home Safely and the Adler Aphasia Center in West Orange to present this series. The free three-part series will take place Mondays, April 1, […]

‘Transit 101,’ all seniors need to know about getting around

‘Transit 101,’ all seniors need to know about getting around

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Rutgers NJTips, in partnership with SOMA Two Towns for All Ages, is offering local seniors a mobility and resource training program, “Transit 101 – Everything You Need to Know to Get Around.” Learn to plan transit trips, pay the fare and access your favorite places without a car. Part […]

Love abounds at the Maplewood Senior Center

Love abounds at the Maplewood Senior Center

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — In celebration of Valentine’s Day last month, the Maplewood Recreation Department hosted Truffles and Puppies at the Senior Center at 106 Burnett Ave. Rite Dadaian of Cakes Couture did a live demonstration on cake decorating and truffle making, among other artistic and delicious techniques. The seniors loved trying the delicious cake from […]

LGBT Senior Housing and Care releases 2018 report

LGBT Senior Housing and Care releases 2018 report

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The LGBT Senior Housing and Care program recently announced the release of its 2018 program report. The LGBT Senior Housing and Care working group — which works to create and implement a model of best practice in long-term care, housing and services for all LGBTQ seniors —  includes: Donna Lazartic, president […]

Residents become secret Valentine’s Day ninjas for seniors

Residents become secret Valentine’s Day ninjas for seniors

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Feb. 13, Marci DiGaetano posted a question on the Facebook group West Orange 07052: “Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and I was wondering what if anything is being done for the seniors in our community? I think it would be a great idea to show them some love.” Thirty-two comments later […]