SOMA seniors rave about Gogo Grandparent

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — SOMA Two Towns for All Ages has extended the Gogo Grandparent pilot car service program through July, giving a new option to senior citizens in South Orange and Maplewood looking for a ride. The program helps seniors who don’t use smartphones to access Uber or Lyft, ridesharing services that […]

SOMA Two Towns for All Ages to host transportation summit

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On Wednesday, June 6, from 10 a.m. to noon at the South Orange Performing Arts Center, 1 SOPAC Way, SOMA Two Towns for All Ages will host a transportation summit with speakers and vendors focused on transportation options for older residents. Come and hear about the important role transportation plays in […]

50th Maple Leaf Award recognizes community service

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Sunday, May 6, Joan Crystal, Cynthia Thompson and the Maplewood Garden Club will be honored as recipients of the Maple Leaf Award for volunteer and community service. “This year’s Maple Leaf Award recipients include relatively long-time residents of Maplewood,” Maple Leaf Awards Chairwoman Mary Devon O’Brien said in a press release. […]

Repair Cafe is back in SOMA

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Back by popular demand, Repair Cafe is returning to Maplewood and South Orange on Saturday, April 28. SOMA Repair Cafe has drafted repair experts for sewing, jewelry, lamps and small electronics, bikes, tech devices, woodwork, carpentry, and more. So, if you have a broken, beloved item you want to fix, don’t throw […]

Communitywide volunteer fair coming to The Woodland

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — SOMA Two Towns for All Ages will be hosting a communitywide volunteer fair on Sunday, March 25, from 1 to 4 p.m. at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road in Maplewood. Recognizing that volunteerism is an important part of the community, both in terms of giving and receiving, this volunteer fair will connect […]

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 […]

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 […]