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Senior Citizen Programs
The Maplewood Recreation Department offers a variety of programs geared
for Coed Seniors (65&older).

To view our latest programming guide, please click the following link:
2013 Fall Programming Guide

Essex County Division of Senior Services
Main Number: (973) 395-8375
Special Transportation Number: (973) 395-5858

          The “Dial-A-Ride” offers door to door service for our senior citizens. The
          senior bus transports riders to different locations in the Township,
          especially supermarkets, Springfield Avenue, Maplewood Village,
          Maplewood Town Hall and the Maplewood Community Center.  The
          service also makes a trip each month to Livingston Mall and will run a
          special service to other locations, which will be announced.

          The “Dial-A-Ride” Program is easy to use. All you have to do is call the
          Maplewood Community Center at (973)-763-0750 the day prior to the
          day you wish to use the service.  Please indicate whether you would like
          a morning pick-up (between 9:15am and 10:00 am) or an afternoon
          pick-up (between 12:15pm and 12:30 pm).  This will reserve you a seat
          on the bus.  Please refer to the following call in schedule when making a

If You Want to Ride on                You Must Call on

Monday                                    Friday

Tuesday                                  Monday

Thursday                                Wednesday

 Friday                                    Thursday

Shop Rite Trips:
          Among one of many courtesies offered is a bi-monthly Shop Rite Trip on
          the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month. Call (973) 763-0750 at least 24
          hours in advance for a reservation.

          Dates: January 10, 24
                      February 14, 28
                      March 14, 28
                      April 11, 25
                      May 9, 23
                      June 13, 27

Senior Mall Trips:
          There is also a Senior Mall Trip once a month to the Livingston Mall.
          Anyone interested in going should call Michelle Wesley at
          (973) 763-0750 on the first Monday of that month.
Dates: January 15
                       February 12
                       March 12
                       April 16
                       May 14
                       June 11

Walker Talkers: Senior Walking Team
          For seniors who enjoy fresh air, good company, and healthy a lifestyle.
          The senior walking team, the "Walker Talkers" will meet the last
          Saturday of each month at DeHart field to walk from 9:30am to
          10:30am. This program is free to members of the Senior Club of

          For questions or more information, please contact Michelle Wesley at the
          Community Center at (973) 763-0750 or Gus Lindquist at
          (973) 738-2496.

Yoga for Seniors:
          Improve yourself physically and mentally by taking Yoga Classes. Yoga
          improves you flexibility and your core strength.  Classes will run for 12
          weeks. Classes will take place at the DeHart Community Center.
          Please bring your own mat to class.
          Cost: $36 for residents, $48 for non-residents

          Spring Classes:
          Mondays @ 11:30am-1:00pm  4/14-7/7
          Fridays   @  9:30am-11:00am 4/4-6/20

Tai Chi for Seniors:
          Burn calories while improving your balance control and flexibility. Tai Chi
          is a low impact exercise that offers many health benefits. Classes 
          are held at the DeHart Community Center.
          Cost: $30 for residents, $48 for non-residents

          Spring Classes:

          Mondays @ 10:00am-11:00am 3/24-6/16
          Tuesdays @ 11:00am-12:00pm 4/1-6/17         

Senior Aerobics:
          Senior Aerobics is a program designed for senior citizens that combines
          aerobics with strength training. The classes will run for 10 weeks and
          are held at the DeHart Community Center. 
          Cost: $30 for residents, $48 for non-residents

         Spring Classes:
          Mondays @ 9:00am-10:00am 3/24-6/16
          Tuesdays @11:00am-12:00pm 3/25-6/10

Toning for Seniors:
          Toning for Seniors is a class for adults age 40 and up.
It is geared
          toward keeping adults looking and feeling fit. 
          Cost: $30 for residents, $48 for non-residents

         Spring Classes:
         Wednesdays @ 10:00am-11:00am  3/26-6/11

Light Pilates: for ages 50 and up
            This class will focus on core strengthening exercises.
In addition, there
          will be strength training floor work and exercises designed to relax and
          maintain flexibility. Please bring an exercise mat, weights and bands if
have them. Cost $30 residents/ $48 non-residents

         Spring Classes:
          Wednesdays @8:45am-9:45am  4/2-6/18

            Come out and dance your way to better health! This program is open to
          all adults and takes place at the Maplewood Community Center.
          Cost $30 for residents, $48 for non-residents (add an additional $15 to
          the cost for anyone who is under the age of 54)

         Spring Classes:

          Mondays @ 1:15pm-2:15pm  2/24-5/12
          Thursdays @ 2:15pm-3:15pm 2/27-5/8

Walk for Health:
          Walk for Health is a program designed for senior citizens to get
          cardiovascular exercise through walking. The program also includes an indoor
          warm-up, stretching, light weight work, and a cool down. Classes will run for
          12 weeks at the Maplewood Community Center. Cost: $30 residents/ $48

          Spring Classes:

          Thursdays @ 1:15pm-2:15pm  3/27-6/5

Country Western Line Dancing:
          Come get your country on and learn about this popular style of dancing.
          Classes will run for 12 weeks at the Maplewood Community Center. Cost: $40
          residents/ $50 non-residents.

          Spring Classes:

          Thursdays @ 6:00pm-8:00pm  2/20-4/10

574 Valley St.
Maplewood Township, NJ 07040
Ph: (973) 762-8120