Seniors

Weekly Calls for Seniors

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.

If you are a senior citizen and have any questions about senior-specific and/or Township-specific information, please email seniors@bhtwp.com or call the clerk's office at (9082) 464-2700 x. 2114.  

Click here for more COVID19 resources for senior citizens. 

Senior Information Fair 2022

The Township of Berkeley Heights and the Senior Affairs Committee invite all Berkeley Heights seniors and their families to join us for a Senior Information Fair on Saturday, May 14 from 10 am-3 pm at Town Hall, located at 29 Park Avenue in Berkeley Heights. Representatives from over a dozen organizations - including Atlantic Health, Total Health, the YMCA, Westminster Church, Berkeley Heights Public Library, SAGE Eldercare, Union County Veterans' Office and more - will be on hand to provide information about services and programs available to seniors, and to answer any questions. 

It will be a great opportunity for seniors and their families to get valuable information about activities, recreational programs, and assistance available to them. Please join us!

May 2022 Senior Program Schedule

Senior Calendar May 2022

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)

Other Senior Citizen Resources

Safety and Success in a Post-Pandemic Society; presentation by Dr. Daniela Accurso of Summit Health

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

Latest Local Program Offerings

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

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

Senior Advisory Board

The Senior Citizens Advisory Board, approved on September 24, 2019, advises 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. The bus service was suspended during COVID19. As of February 2022, the Township is still trying to find a driver so we can resume bus service. 

Please call the BH Recreation Department with questions: (908) 464-0550, Option 3.  Please leave name, phone number, address and which trip(s) you want to take. 

Senior Club

Please join the "Seniors" at their weekly meetings - Tuesdays at 10:30am at the Township Municipal Complex at 29 Park Avenue in Berkeley Heights.  All welcome, working or retired. Everyone 55 and over is invited and encouraged to attend our meetings, trips and loads of parties. The Senior Club is an independent, 501c3 organization. For information on Senior Club activities or trips, please contact Connie Dardis at jodard9@aol.com.

BH Senior News - March/April 2021

Senior NewsletterMarch_April 2021

February 2021

Senior Newsletter Feb 2021



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