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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 Spring Programming Guide



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

Dial-a-Ride:
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 reservation:

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 Maplewood.

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, April 14-July 7
Fridays @ 9:30am-11:00am, April 4-June 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, March 24-June 16
Tuesdays @ 11:00am-12:00pm, April 1-June 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, March 24-June 16
Tuesdays @ 11:00am-12:00pm, March 25-June 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, March 26-June 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 you have them.

Cost $30 residents/ $48 non-residents

Spring Classes:
 
Wednesdays @8:45am-9:45am, April 2-June 18


Zumba:

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, February 24-May12
Thursdays @ 2:15pm-3:15pm, February 27-May 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 non-residents.

Spring Classes:

Thursdays @ 1:15pm-2:15pm, March 27-June 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,  February 20-April 10


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