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
Aug 1, Oct. 3, Dec 12


Hilton Library
1688 Springfield Ave.
3:30- 5:00pm
July 18, Sept.12, Nov. 7


Maplewood Town Hall
574 Valley St.
10:00 am – noon
July 12, Aug. 9, Sept. 13,
Oct. 11, Nov. 8, Dec 13


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