Seniors

Senior Advisory Board

The Senior Citizens Advisory Board, approved on September 24, 2019, will advise the Mayor and Township Council and the Parks & Recreation Director on all matters relating to policies and programs which will serve all senior citizens of this community including:

  • Identifying the needs of Berkeley Heights' senior residents and create a citizen awareness of these needs.
  • Establishing a communications system, e-mail/phone and other modes of communication to alert Berkeley Heights senior residents on urgent and other matters on-going in the township in conjunction with the Township Communications Committee.
  • Advising the Mayor, Township Council, and other Township departments, commissions and committees on all matters affecting Berkeley Heights' senior residents.
  • Supporting existing services to Berkeley Heights' senior residents, both public and private, and encouraging coordination among organizations providing such services.
  • In cooperation with other organizations, disseminating information on services available to Berkeley Heights' senior residents.
  • Performing such other functions and duties as may be directed by the Mayor and Township Council.
  • Serving as an advocate for the needs of senior citizens.

Senior Bus

Berkeley Heights has a 22-passenger senior bus equipped with a wheelchair lift. Three days a week it picks up seniors who want to run errands along Springfield Avenue or attend Senior Club meetings and other social events run by the Senior Club each month. Here is the link to where you can find the online schedule. 

Reservations for the Senior Bus can be made by phone a day in advance by calling the BH Recreation Department: (908) 464-0550.  Please leave name, phone number, address and which trip(s) you want to take. *Casino trips every third Monday. For information, call Ramona Rademacher at 647-3295. 

The bus normally does pick ups between 9:15 and 9:30 a.m.  Please be ready by 9:15 a.m.

Senior Club

Please join the "Seniors" at their weekly meetings - Tuesdays at 10:30am at Mount Carmel (56 River Road). All welcome, working or retired. Everyone 55 and over is invited and encouraged to attend our meetings, 2019 trips and loads of parties.Programs & Resources

Senior Club Halloween Party - October, 2019

On October 24, the Senior Club gathered at The Primavera Regency for a lovely day of lunch, dancing and, of course, costumes.  It was so much fun for all.  Here's a sample:

Smiling Faces Everywhere

For information on senior activities, trips or clubs, please contact Joan Luciano at 908.665.9604 or email grandmaluciano@gmail.com.

Open to all seniors - Free of Charge: Exercise Club at Mt Carmel Hall every Wed @10:15am

Senior Programs & Resources

Mobile Paper Shredding Event for BH Seniors

Join Union County and Berkeley Heights officials for an educational program on Recycling Right followed by a Free Paper Shredding Event.   Prevent Identity Theft by shredding confidential documents.  Destruction done on premises while you wait. 

Program is Tuesday, Oct 15 at Mt Carmel Center (56 River Road, BH).  Program is from 11:00 - 11:30 a.m.  Shredding is from noon - 1 p.m.

Important:

  • Bring material in PAPER BAGS if possible
  • Garbage Fee event - boxes and plastic bags will be returned
  • No previously shredded paper please
  • No wet or damp paper
  • Please limit papers to confidential/sensitive materials only

Full details available here

Union County Senior Services

The County of Union presents this online resource directory as a tool for interested users.  It includes:

  • a helpful list of NJ Senior Services eligibility, by age
  • Union County The Service Network (for seniors) Newsletter
  • Frequently Called Numbers (ex - American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), Union County Division On Aging)
  • A list of Adult Day Centers
  • Adult Protective Services
  • and so much more...

Union County provides these additional resources for seniors:

  • Division on Aging & Disability Resource Connection (English & Spanish flyers)
  • Senior Cafe - offering healthy, delicious lunch for adults age 60+, suggested donation is $1.75 (Details can be found in the flyers - English & Spanish)