Health & Fitness

Health and fitness are extremely important to everyone, regardless of age.  Maplewood and South Orange offer a full range of health screenings and fitness classes specifically for seniors.  

Health Departments
The local health departments have a wealth of resources and information to help residents live healthier lives.  Each town holds regular health screenings that are free and open to all adult residents. 

Regularly scheduled  screenings are:

South Orange
Monthly Blood Pressure Clinics
3rd Thursday of every month
9:30 – 11:00 a.m. at the Baird Center (at 5 Mead Street)

Maplewood offers adult health screenings, medication counseling, blood pressure, carotid bruit and diabetes risk screenings at three locations:

Main library
51 Baker St
10:30 – noon
Oct. 11, Dec. 13

Hilton Library
1688 Springfield Ave.
3:30- 5:00pm
Sept. 13, Nov. 15

Maplewood Town Hall
574 Valley St.
10:00 am – noon
Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9, Dec. 14


For more information and links to local, county and other  resources, visit the health department websites. 

South Orange: 



Non health-related social services are also available in the two towns.  All inquiries are confidential

South Orange Senior Services
South Orange Pubic Library
65 Scotland Rd.
Tuesdays & Thursdays
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
(973) 762-0230

Maplewood Welfare Department
Maplewood Municipal Building
574 Valley St.
Monday & Tuesdays  10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursdays 10:00am - 2:30 pm
(973) 762-8120 x 2200