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
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

 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

 Durable Medical Equipment
Do you need durable medical equipment? Maplewood Public Health Division has durable medical equipment on loan at Town Hall available for residnets of both South orange and Maplewood. If you  in need:

  • Wheelchairs
  • Roller walkers with seats
  • Crutches
  • Bath benches
  • Commodes 

This equipment is FREE and on loan, to help residents in transition and on the road to recovery from an injury or chronic illness.  Please contact the Maplewood Public Health Division at (973) 762-8120 x4300 or x4200.