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
Maplewood offers adult health screenings, medication counseling, blood pressure, carotid bruit and diabetes risk screenings at three locations.  Drop-ins welcome.  For an appointment call (973) 762-8120 x 4300.

Maplewood Main Library
51 Baker St
10:30 – noon
February 4, April1, June 3
August 5, October 7, December 2

 

Hilton Branch Library
1688 Springfield Ave.
3:30- 5:00pm
January 9, March 20,
May 8, July 10,
September 11, November 13


 

Maplewood Town Hall
574 Valley St.
10:00 am – noon
January 8, February 12, March 5,
 April 9, May 7, June 4,
July 9, August 13, Sept. 10, October 8
November 12, December 10 

 

Atlantic Health System / Overlook Medical Center Community Health Dept.
Healthy Avenues Van
Maplewood Town Hall
574 Valley St.
10:00 am - Noon
Drop in - no registration required

January 24 : Body Mass Index & Blood Glucose Screenings; cervical health & healthy eating information

February 19: Blood Pressure & Blood Glucose Screenings; heart health information

March 19: Body Mass Index & Blood Glucose Screenings; colon health & sleep education information

 

 

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