Our Mission

To identify, develop and coordinate resources, policies, programs and services
that support and empower all residents of Maplewood and South Orange
to age in place as full members of the community.

Recognizing the increasing number of residents over 60 and the desire to keep long-term residents in our communities, South Orange and Maplewood (SOMA) launched "Two Towns for All Ages." Under this new initiative, SOMA is taking a proactive approach to foster healthy aging and enable residents to age in place.

This age-friendly initiative engages all stakeholders in the community - government, businesses, schools, non-profits and faith-based organizations - to build a community that serves the needs of residents of all ages. To ensure programs and services in our two towns meet these important goals we strive/pledge/commit to:

  • Be responsive to the needs of older residents.
  • Combine the resources and interests of both towns to build a synergistic relationship that promotes and supports healthy, engaged and vibrant aging.
  • Recognize the role older adults play in our communities and their contributions to the fabric of our diverse community.
  • Realize that improvements that benefit the older population also benefit the rest of our community.
  • Encourage older adults to engage in the conversation and be responsive to their concerns.

Both towns are committed to the long-term continuity and sustainability of the SOMA Two Towns for All Ages initiative.

Upcoming Events

 Senior Resource Directory now available!

Click here:http://www.somatwotownsforallages.org/senior-resource-directory 


July 13&14
The 16th annual Maplewoodstock Music & Arts Festival
in Maplewood's Memorial Park.  Performances start at noon and the SOMA Two Towns for All Ages tent and chairs will be set up for seniors and their guests to enjoy the shows.  Tent will be on the north side of the park - enter from the top of the hill near the train station and bear left on the path, or enter from Oakview and go right and uphill on the path.


Questions about the SEA Renewable Energy Letter you received from PSE&G?  Click here for a detailed description and answers to your questions (applies to both Maplewood and South Orange):  Q&A

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SOMA Two towns for all ages is supported through the generosity of

The Grotta Fund  for Senior Care