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/
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:
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:
Maplewood Town Hall
For more information and links to local, county and other resources, visit the health department websites.
Non health-related social services are also available in the two towns. All inquiries are confidential
South Orange Senior Services
Maplewood Welfare Department