Our Mission:
To identify, develop and coordinate resources, policies, programs and services
that support and empower all residents of Maplewood and South Orange
to age in place as full members of the community.

This Week - Join our Cohousing Webinars
We are pleased to sponsor 2 free webinars on cohousing by Architect Lynn Gaffney and Certified  Cohousing Facilitator Patricia Jacobs.  Please register in advance and choose the option that best fits your schedule:
For Wednesday, April 21, 10-11am, click here : Cohousing April 21
For Thursday, April 22 , 7-8pm, click here: Cohousing Thursday
To learn more about cohousing, visit www.cohousing.org .    

Vaccine Information
The J&J vaccine has temporarily been paused for now.  If you have an appointment for a J&J vaccine, you will be contacted to reschedule or to get the Moderna vaccine instead.  Also, you may now schedule an appointment at ANY Essex County vaccine distribution site that has open slots. 

  • You can register to be vaccinated at www.essexcovid.org or by calling Essex County COVID Call Center at 973-877-8456. Even if you registered on the State website, use www.essexcovid.org to make an appointment for the vaccine.
  • Once registered, you will hear back with date & time to go to the vaccine distribution site at Livingston Mall.
  • Appointments will be made available as the county receives vaccine doses from the state. 
  • As more vaccine doses become available, other options will be offered.  You can reach out to vaccine sites not run by the county directly by clicking hear:  List of vaccine sites
  • To see appointment availability, go to: https://www.essexcovid.org/vaccine/vaccine_availability

If you need help with transportation, please call (973) 558-0863.
Essex County Special Transportation Services : Call (973) 618-1280 to register and set up an appointment.  Once you are in the system, you can begin scheduling rides.

For NJ Transit routes to Livingston Mall, click here  Train & Bus routes

News & Updates

Seton Hall University offers FREE Technology Classes!
From April 19th to April 30th, Seton Hall students will provide free technology classes!
For the full calendar of tech classes  and instructions on how to join, click here: View Calendar here:
Sign Me Up!
To sign up for eblasts of the monthly community calendar, events and news for residents 60+ please go to http://southorange.org/list.aspx and choose the "Senior Citizen Community Calendar"
Sing for Hope offers Daily Events!
Sing for Hope brings you art lectures, concerts, movement classes, improv and visual arts classes led by Artists from the world's stages.  There are arts experiences every day of the week, several times a day.  So now's your chance - Explore new sounds, Immerse in culture, Engage in artmaking - It's the perfect time to recenter, refocus, challenge yourself and Enjoy! Access all  through this link:  https://www.singforhope.org/hap/soma2towns/

Medical Cannabis Presentation
If you missed the February presentation by Dr. Hamilton and TerrAscend Apothecarium, you can see the  video, “Alternative Treatments to Chronic Medical Conditions“ by clicking here: Dr Hamilton

For the slides from TerrAscend Apothecarium, click here: Slides

Information on the NJ state program can be found at https://njmmp.nj.gov/njmmp/

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SOMA Two Towns for All Ages is supported through the generosity of

The Grotta Fund  for Senior Care