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Senior Services
9/1/2020 - Update: The Senior Center remains closed, and there is no re-opening date at this time.  Seniors are invited to click on the September Events to see the calendar of online offerings available on both the Senior Center’s Facebook page, as well as Zoom.  

Those interested in Zoom activities should call 201-599-7565 or Email Lynn Sullivan.  Zoom email invitations and instructions will be emailed to those wishing to participate, and there is no cost or commitment required.

Outside exercise classes at Kennedy Field are limited to New Milford residents only, who are registered members of the New Milford Senior Center.  Kennedy Field is located behind the New Milford boro hall, and parking is available nearby in the Swim Club lot.

Reservations are required and participants may call the center 24 hours in advance to reserve their spot.  No waiting lists or walk ins permitted.  Masks are required.  Proper athletic footwear must be worn and social distancing will be strictly enforced.  Please bring water, and note that bathroom facilities may not be available.

 
CORONAVIRUS  INFO FOR SENIORS
The New Milford Senior Center, Library, and all New Milford buildings remain closed to the public in compliance with executive orders from NJ Governor Murphy.

There is NO county or boro senior transportation until further notice.  As soon as an opening date can be determined, we will post a calendar and menu for our senior center participants.  


*ShopRite of New Milford hosts a  special shopping hour starting Wednesday, March 25, 2020 from 7am - 8am for seniors, expectant mothers and those with special needs. For your convenience, we have compiled a list of all other local food stores and listed their current shopping hours for seniors 60 and over.  Please click here to view the list.
NM SATURDAY MORNING WELLNESS PROGRAM - Cancelled until further notice.
sponsored by Bergen County Division of Senior Services.   Starting at 9:00 am, there's Tai Chi and a Move and Groove class, suitable for all fitness levels, followed by a light breakfast and plenty of hot coffee.  Exercise your brain with trivia, and plenty of card and board games to keep your mind active.  It's a great chance to be social and meet other fun seniors.  Best of all, it's free  to any area seniors 60 years and up!  Call the Senior Center to register: 201-599-7565.

SENIOR VAN SERVICES IN NEW MILFORD

If you are a Senior Citizen and/or handicapped in need of transportation, please call 201-967-5044 extension 7874. We would like three days notice for doctor appointments. Monday thru Friday we offer transportation throughout the Bergen County area. All other appointments i.e. bank, beauty parlor, library, etc. are at drivers’ convenience only. Thursday is food shopping at New Milford Shoprite only, no exceptions. We are closed all legal holidays. This service is free to all seniors and handicapped residents of New Milford. Due to heavy appointment scheduling, be ready 1 hour prior to appointment time.

SENIOR VAN - HOURS OF SERVICE

8:00 am to 2:00 pm. Appointments made for after 2:00 pm will not be accepted. You must call the office on all cancellations. Office hours for the Senior Transport Department are 7:00 am to 11:00 am Monday thru Friday. Calls after that will be taken by our electronic message center. Please speak slowly and clearly giving your name, address and phone number, the date and time of your appointment, and the address and town you have to go to. We will confirm this with you the following day. After completion of your appointment, call the van that you were picked up in for a ride back home.

CONTACT: 

Van phone number:  (201) 390-3759 Car phone number:  (201) 390-0948

Pedro Eguia – Senior Transport Supervisor

AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN NEW MILFORD
For information about affordable housing opportunities in New Milford, please click here 

SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER Located at 275 River Road  (201) 599-7565

Monday through Friday - 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Saturday - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Lynn Sullivan - Director The mission of the Senior Citizen Activity Center is to promote the physical, emotional and economic well being of seniors age 60 and up and to encourage their participation in all aspects of community life.  The Senior Citizen’s Advisory Board acts in an advisory capacity to this department. The activities provided at the Senior Citizen Activity Center are Physical, Intellectual, Social, Creative, in addition to Special Events. The descriptions and definitions of the activities are as follows: Physical - The programs provide a variety of physical activities in a group exercise atmosphere that is appropriate for older residents.  These activities inlcude low impact aerobics, toning and strengthening, chair yoga, tai chi and ZUMBA gold. Intellectual - The Senior Citizen’s Activity Center provides stimulating and informative programs to support the independence of older residents, including a lending library, movie matinees, educational lectures, and games promoting mental stimulation. Social - The Senior Citizen’s Activity Center arranges and presents events, performances, luncheons, and outings, providing an opportunity to socialize with peers, share experiences, and make new friends. Creative - The Senior Citizen’s Activity Center programs provide mind stimulating activities using the imagination, original thought, and constructive and creative ideas including painting classes and arts and crafts. Special Events/Services – The Senior Citizen’s Activity Center and Director along with the Senior Citizen Advisory Board recommend and arrange for presentations by hospitals, schools, insurance companies, New Milford Community, Police, County and State agencies and their services providing advice and information to seniors about their personal safety, concerns and health.   In addition to the above, the Senior Citizen Activity Center serves as a nutrition center for the County of Bergen, providing a hot nutritionally balanced meal to seniors Monday through Friday at 11:30 AM.
SENIOR ACTIVITIES

 September Events
 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
ABOUT CORONAVIRUS


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*Free Shopping Service for Seniors The BC Department of Human Services / Division of Senior Services reports Umbrella is waiving is waiving their membership fee during this time. They connect seniors who need groceries & supplies with volunteers who can provide it. Click here for more information.