​​​​Tuesday, May 8, 2018:  Housing & Transportation-  "Your Community Connections"

                                                         9:00am -11:45am at  The Westwood in Garwood(438 North Avenue) 

Doors open at 9:00am with a free continental breakfast.  Attendees will have the opportunity to browse the information exhibits on display from a wide range of companies, service organizations, and government agencies.  
There will be FREE on-site screenings provided by our local area hospitals.  The formal program with a panel of guest speakers will run from 10:15am to 11:45am with time for questions at the end.

             Living longer requires living smarter.  Housing and Transportation are the connections to our communities. 

                                  Over time will you still be able to continue living in the same home?  How will you be able to get to the places you need to be?

Featured Topics from our panel of experts:

Home Modifications (Railings, ramps, decluttering, lifts) Senior Housing (Choosing the right one, how to apply, how long does it takeAssisted Living and Other Options (Cost and health need considerations for the short and long term)  Transportation Options (State and County options to travelling by car)  UBER & Lyft (Will ride sharing services work for us?  )

To RSVP or for more information, call the Senior Citizens Council at 908-964-7555.


Our 2018 Events begin with our spring program.  Fortunately, we planned our first big spring event for May.  Who would have thought we'd be having snow in April? 

We are all living longer.  Most of us want to stay where we are. Housing and transportation are our connections to the community.  But over time will we be able to continue living in the same home?  How will we be able to get places? 

On Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at The Westwood in Garwood, the Senior Council will present Housing & Transportation: Your Community Connections. Free to the public, it will include a free breakfast, free on-site screenings from local area hospitals, and an opportunity to browse the many information exhibits on display.  There will also be a special panel of guest speakers discussing housing and transportation solutions to keep us in our communities.  

Will you be able to handle the upkeep and maintenance as the health of your loved ones and yourself change?  What home modifications can you make to remain in your home? What about other independent living options and what if your needs continue to change over time?  Is senior housing available?  How do you apply and what does it cost?  And, then there's transportation.  What are New Jersey and Union

County doing to make it easier for us to get to the places

we need to be without our cars?  What's all this we

keep hearing about UBER and Lyft?  Are they safe and

cost effective?  Do we have to have a smartphone to

use them? The featured topics are listed below.  For

more information or to RSVP, please contact the

Senior Council at (908) 964-7555.

​(908) 964-7555​