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.

Seton Hall Students offer Free Tech Instructions and events!

SHU students are hosting a series of events to teach seniors how to use technology like smartphones, zoom, email, cell phone photography, and sometimes just to have some fun.  Join online or by phone to learn new technology or how to improve your understanding and use of your devices.  See the  calendar below for dates and topics.  Classes will be Monday - Friday until December 4.  All classes will be at 3pm or 4pm.

You can use this link to join each class, and follow the instructions for connecting with Microsoft Teams: Click here to join the meeting

Or call in (audio only) by dialing (908) 512-7307. Phone Conference ID: 532 635 330#

For the full calendar of classes, click here: SHU Tech Class Calendar

This Week November 30-December 4

Monday - 30th

Tuesday - December 1

Wednesday - December 2

Thursday - December 3

Friday - December 4

4pm – Virtual Bingo

Click here to join

And follow instructions on the Microsoft teams website

3pm – Christmas Caroling – Students will showcase their musical talents and Christmas Spirit. 

Click here to join

And follow instructions on the Microsoft teams website

3pm – Simple work out videos

4pm – Virtual Bingo

Click here to join

3pm – WIFI options – How to get WIFI and what your options are

Click here to join

3pm – Arts and crafts

4pm – Learn about Pen Pal programs

Click here to join

News & Updates

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

Need Help "Zooming"
Watch this helpful video by Tara Grey on how to participate in the may activities and events being held on "Zoom." 


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"

Proud member of the AARP Network of Livable Communities


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

The Grotta Fund  for Senior Care