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Senior Citizen Programs
The Maplewood Recreation Department offers a variety of programs geared for Coed Seniors (55 & older).

To view our latest programming guide, please click the following link:
2014 Fall / Winter 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.

SENIOR AEROBICS– FALL

Senior Aerobics is a program designed for senior citizens that combines aerobics with strength training. The classes will be at the DeHart Community Center. There are two separate classes you may register for. Classes will run for 12 weeks.

FEE: $30 resident / $48 non-resident
DAY: Mondays or Tuesdays
TIME: Mondays– 9am-10am, Sept 29-Dec 15       
Tuesdays– 11am-12pm, Sept 16– Dec 2
LOCATION: DeHart Community Center
AGES: 55+


SENIOR AEROBICS—WINTER

Senior Aerobics is a program designed for senior citizens that combines aerobics with strength training. The classes will be at the DeHart Community Center. There are two separate classes you may register for. Classes will run for 12 weeks.

FEE: $30 resident / $48 non-resident
DAY: Mondays or Tuesdays
TIME: Mondays– 9am-10am, Dec 15-March 2
Tuesdays– 10am-11am, Dec 16– March 3
LOCATION: DeHart Community Center
AGES: 55+


LIGHT PILATES– FALL

This class will focus on core strengthening exercises. Please bring an exercise mat, weight, and bands if you have them. Classes will be held at the DeHart Community Center. Classes will run for 12 weeks.

FEE: $30 resident / $48 non-resident
DAY: Wednesdays—Oct 1-Dec 17
TIME: 9am-10am
LOCATION: DeHart Community Center
AGES: 55+


LIGHT PILATES– WINTER

This class will focus on core strengthening exercises. Please bring an exercise mat, weight, and bands if you have them. Classes will be held at the DeHart Community Center. Classes will run for 12 weeks.

FEE: $30 resident / $48 non-resident
DAY: Wednesdays—Dec 17-March 4
TIME: 9am-10am
LOCATION: DeHart Community Center
AGES: 55+


SENIOR YOGA– FALL

Improve yourself physically and mentally by taking Yoga classes. Yoga improves your flexibility and your core strength. Classes will be held at the DeHart Community Center. There are two separate classes you may register for. Classes will run for 12 weeks.

FEE: $36 resident / $48 non-resident
DAY: Mondays or Fridays
TIME: Mondays– 11:30am-1pm, Sept 8-Dec 24
Fridays– 10am-11:30am, Sept 12– Dec 12
LOCATION: DeHart Community Center
AGES: 55+


SENIOR YOGA– WINTER
 
Improve yourself physically and mentally by taking Yoga classes. Yoga improves your flexibility and your core strength. Classes will be held at the DeHart Community Center. There are two separate classes you may register for. Classes will run for 12 weeks.

FEE: $36 resident / $48 non-resident
DAY: Mondays or Fridays
TIME: Mondays– 11:30am-1pm, Dec 15-March 2
Fridays– 10am-11:30am, Dec 19– March 6
LOCATION: DeHart Community Center
AGES: 55+


SENIOR TONING– FALL

Senior Toning is geared toward keeping seniors looking and feeling fit. Classes will at the DeHart Community Center. Classes will run for 12 weeks.

FEE: $30 resident / $48 non-resident
DAY: Wednesdays—Sept 10-Nov 26
TIME: 10am-11am
LOCATION: DeHart Community Center
AGES: 55+ 


SENIOR TONING– WINTER

Senior Toning is geared toward keeping seniors looking and feeling fit. Classes will at the DeHart Community Center. Classes will run for 12 weeks.

FEE: $30 resident / $48 non-resident
DAY: Wednesdays—Dec 17-March 4
TIME: 10am-11am
LOCATION: DeHart Community Center
AGES: 55+ 


TAI CHI FOR SENIORS– FALL

Burn calories while improving your balance control and flexibility. Tai Chi is a low impact exercise that offers many health benefits. All classes will be held at the DeHart Community Center. There are two separate classes you may register for. Classes will run for 12 weeks.

FEE: $30 resident / $48 non-resident
DAY: Mondays or Tuesdays
TIME: Mondays– 10am-11am, Oct 6-Dec 22
Tuesdays– 11am-12pm, Oct 14– Dec 30
LOCATION: DeHart Community Center
AGES: 55+ 


TAI CHI FOR SENIORS– WINTER

Burn calories while improving your balance control and flexibility. Tai Chi is a low impact exercise that offers many health benefits. All classes will be held at the DeHart Community Center. There are two separate classes you may register for. Classes will run for 12 weeks.

FEE: $30 resident / $48 non-resident
DAY: Mondays or Tuesdays
TIME: Mondays– 10am-11am, Dec 15-March 2
Tuesdays– 11am-12pm, Dec 16-March 3
LOCATION: DeHart Community Center
AGES: 55+ 


SENIOR ZUMBA– FALL

Zumba is a Latin inspired dance and fitness class that will work your whole body. All classes will be held at the DeHart Community Center. There are two separate classes you may register for. Classes will run for 12 weeks.
FEE: $30 resident / $48 non-resident 

DAY: Mondays or Thursdays
TIME: Mondays– 1:15pm-2:15pm, Aug 25-Nov 17 Thursdays– 2:15pm-am-3:15pm, Aug 14-Oct 30
LOCATION: DeHart Community Center
AGES: 55+


SENIOR ZUMBA– WINTER

Zumba is a Latin inspired dance and fitness class that will work your whole body. All classes will be held at the DeHart Community Center. There are two separate classes you may register for. Classes will run for 12 weeks.

FEE: $30 resident / $48 non-resident
DAY: Mondays or Thursdays
TIME: Mondays– 1:15pm-2:15pm, Dec 15-March 2
Thursdays– 2:15pm-3:15pm, Dec 18-March 5
LOCATION: DeHart Community Center
AGES: 55+ 


WALK FOR HEALTH– FALL

Walk for health is a program designed for senior citizens to get cardio vascular exercise through walking. This program also includes, indoor warm up, stretching, light weight work, and cool down. Classes will be held at the DeHart Community Center. Classes will run for 12 weeks.

FEE: $30 resident / $48 non-resident
DAY: Thursdays—Oct 2-Dec 18
TIME: 1:15pm-2:15pm
LOCATION: DeHart Community Center
AGES: 55+


WALK FOR HEALTH– WINTER

Walk for health is a program designed for senior citizens to get cardio vascular exercise through walking. This program also includes, indoor warm up, stretching, light weight work, and cool down. Classes will be held at the DeHart Community Center. Classes will run for 12 weeks.

FEE: $30 resident / $48 non-resident
DAY: Mondays—Dec 18-March 5
TIME: 1:15pm-2:15pm
LOCATION: DeHart Community Center
AGES: 55+



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Maplewood Township, NJ 07040
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