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.

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News & Updates

The senior bus services are suspended.  Seniors needing transportation to shopping or doctor's appointments can use a special Gogo Grandparent  code, "SOMA Seniors" for a free ride.  See the transportation page for instructions or can 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