Township Services for Older Adults
SOMA Two Towns for All Ages is a joint effort between South Orange and Maplewood (SOMA) designed to foster healthy aging and enable residents to age in place. They provide transportation, information and a regular calendar of events. The SOMA Two Towns for All Ages Resource Guide contains information regarding health and support services and where to find assistance.
The Maplewood Community Services Department offers a number of recreation activities for seniors throughout the year as well as fitness classes, transportation via Dial-A-Ride, ShopRite trips, and visits to the mall.
The Aging and Disability Resource Connection
The Aging & Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) serves as a visible and trusted source of information on long term services and supports for persons of all incomes. ADRC professional staff assists seniors, adults, and their caregivers in finding benefits and services they need. Their goal is to improve the experience of consumers and their families when seeking access to information, supports and services. Call 1-877-222-3737.
Adult Health Clinics
All Maplewood residents ages 18 and over are encouraged to attend our adult health clinics, which are free for Maplewood residents. Services provided include: blood pressure screenings, medication counseling, blood labs, weight management and nutrition, diabetes risk assessment and health education. Call (973) 762-8120 x 4300 for details.
NJ State Resources
New Jersey's Division of Aging Services has a number of programs designed to help older adults maintain their independence and live in their communities as long as possible.
File of Life
The File of Life is a national service recognized by all first responders. In the event of an emergency, it provides life saving information including the patient's medical conditions, medications, allergies, healthcare providers and insurance. The File of Life can easily be transported with the patient to alleviate medical questions and uncertainty. This packet is free to all Maplewood residents and can be requested at the Maplewood Health Department.