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.  

Medicare Open Enrollment
Medicare open enrollment is from October 15th – December 7th every year, with any changes to your plan that you select becoming effective January 1st 2018.   To compare plans, see what Medicare plans are available in your area, and to enroll in a new plan visit Medicare.gov or call 800-MEDICARE (800-633-4227). Another option for information and enrolling is to call the plan of your choice or visit its website. AARP encourages anyone who is on a Medicare plan or eligible for enrolling to review their options during the enrollment period.  Many plans change and so do your health needs over the year so take this time to ensure that the plan you are using is the best fit for you. For more information: http://states.aarp.org/medicare-open-enrollment/

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
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: http://www.southorange.org/167/Department-of-Health-and-Animal-Control 

Maplewood http://www.twp.maplewood.nj.us/index.aspx?nid=111

 

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