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.


Repair Cafe- Outdoors

We are thrilled to be able to offer a limited, outdoor Repair Cafe.  This will be a different set up and much smaller than our usual events, but still in the spirit of community and fixing beloved items.  

Repair Cafe will be held  Saturday, October 3, betwen 2 & 4pm by appointment only.  If you have an item you want repaired, please call (973) 558-0863 or email [email protected] with a brief description of what you need fixed.  We will match you up with one of our repair volunteers and  give you  a time slot and details where to go.  Social distancing and sanitizing protocals will be in place.

News & Updates

Election Information
All registered voters in NJ will receive a ballot in the mail for the November 3rd General Election.  For information and dates from the League of Women Voters, click here: Election Info

Click here for a brief video: https://youtu.be/tchl8u-RCMs

Where Are My Important Papers
For printable copies of this form, which was included in the latest issue of the newsletter, click here: Important Papers

The Maplewood senior bus service is now running a limited service for one rider at a time.  Please call 973-763-5287.  South Orange service is still suspended.  The Gogo Grandparent partnership has ended.  If you need help with a ride to a doctor's appointment, call (973) 558-0863 for arrangements.

South Orange and Maplewood announce the COVID-19: SOMA Senior Support Fund
As our community takes necessary precautions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, we want to take special steps to support some of our older residents. Our older South Orange and Maplewood residents are the most vulnerable to this diseaseIf you are an older resident in need of assistance, please fill out the contact form on this page, or call (973) 558-0863.  All information will be kept confidential

A Time Before Vaccines
Last year, local photographer Joy Yagid, interviewed several older residents, capturing their stories of growing up in a time before vaccines.  Some of the stories seem familiar, especially now, with shutdowns and quarantines.  To see the video, click here: "A Time Before Vaccines"

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

The Grotta Fund  for Senior Care