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.
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. Drop-ins welcome. For an appointment call (973) 762-8120 x 4300.
Maplewood Main Library
Hilton Branch Library
Maplewood Town Hall
Atlantic Health System / Overlook Medical Center Community Health Dept.
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.
Non health-related social services are also available in the two towns. All inquiries are confidential
South Orange Senior Services
Maplewood Welfare Department
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:
- Roller walkers with seats
- Bath benches
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.