Seniors

Senior Post Pandemic Presentation

The Covid-19 Pandemic has been a health crises that we have been fighting for the last year and a half. Dr. Accurso’s presentation is focused on reviewing how far we have come as a society and to address the questions, health concerns,  and important precautions we need to take as we integrate ourselves back into a healthy community. 

To view the presentation, click here

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Weekly Calls for Seniors Robocall

Each week, Mayor Devanney deploys a call geared specifically to seniors. These calls include the latest COVID news, as well as information about other things happening in Town, such as what's coming up at the next Township Council meeting, redevelopment updates, library news, and seasonal resident services. Emergency news will also be issued via this method. It's a great way for seniors to not only be more informed about what going on town, but to feel more connected to the community.

Click here to view the script of the recent calls, and to get added to the call list.

COVID19 Vaccines for Berkeley Heights Seniors

Berkeley Heights seniors can sign up for vaccinations through the Township's dedicated senior citizen hotline. Senior residents should email their name, date of birth, contact number and address to seniors@bhtwp.com, or leave a voicemail at (908) 464-2700 ext. 2229. Please also leave your email address if you have one if leaving a voicemail message. Someone will respond within 48 hours. It would be helpful to also indicate how far you or your driver are willing to drive to get the vaccine. Most available bookings are at Rockaway Center Mall in Morris County, Morristown and the Summit Community Center in Summit. At all of these locations, seniors will have their second dose scheduled before they leave the vaccination site. Additional vaccination locations are also becoming more available as supply of available vaccine doses increases.

If you are a senior citizen and would like to sign up for Township robocalls with COVID and other senior-specific and/or Township-specific information, please email seniors@bhtwp.com or call the clerk's office at (9082) 464-2700 x. 2114.  All other BH residents can sign up for Town-wide robocalls at https://www.berkeleyheights.gov/list.aspx..

Click here for more COVID19 resources for senior citizens. 

Monthly Senior Newsletter

The Communications Committee publishes a monthly Township and monthly Senior newsletter online and printed to help residents know what's going on in Township Government and in the community.

COVID-19 Vaccine Update - as of April 27, 2021

All individuals aged 16 and older who live, work, or study in New Jersey are eligible for COVID-19 vaccines.

Vaccines are available to all New Jerseyans, regardless of immigration or insurance status.

See where you or a loved one can find a vaccine appointment at covid19.nj.gov/finder.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines and New Jersey's vaccination efforts at covid19.nj.gov/vaccine

BH Senior News - March/April 2021

Senior NewsletterMarch_April 2021

February 2021

Senior Newsletter Feb 2021

January 2021

Senior Newsletter Jan 2021

BH Senior News - November 2020

Senior Corner November 2020

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, trips and loads of parties.

Senior Club Monthly Newsletter

Don’t miss the newly revived Senior Club Monthly Newsletter.  It highlights all of the speakers planned at the weekly meetings, other events, activities and trips as well as a list of the club members monthly birthdays!

Senior Club Monthly Newsletter - March 2020

Programs & Resources

Senior Club Christmas Party - December, 2019

On December 11, the Senior Club gathered at The Primavera Regency for a lively Christmas party including lunch and, as always, lots of dancing!  These parties are so much fun!  Here’s a quick view of the good times had by all:

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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

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)