Seniors

DECORSO CENTER NEWS

To reach the DeCorso Community Center, please call (908) 665-0046 or e-mail decorsocenter@newprov.us.

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

  • We encourage seniors to contact their healthcare provider regarding the vaccine.
  • The COVID-19 Information and Updates tab on the Borough website has been updated to include a separate section for Vaccination Information: https://www.newprov.org/covid-19-vaccination-information/.
  • Please refer to the Borough of New Providence main website www.newprov.org for other updated COVID-19 information and links.

 

In July we will begin to gradually re-open the Center, moving some small groups inside and re-opening the Center’s library for browsing.  We will continue to offer outside programming, and a variety of virtual and online programs.  *See below for important notes regarding in-person programs.  See our current newsletter and calendar for a complete listing of our activities and program details.

Upcoming DeCorso Center Programs:

Special Outdoor Bingo – Come spend a fun morning with Club friends at a special Outdoor Bingo called by Chatham Hills Subacute Care Center on Wednesday, July 14 at 11a.m. Bingo cards will be 50 cents each.  Please e-mail DeCorsoCenter@newprov.us or call the Center at (908) 665-0046 by Friday, July 9 to register. Space will be limited for this event. Rain date is Wednesday, July 28.

“Back in Time: Battle of Trenton” – In December 1776, the Continental Army under the command of General George Washington seeking to reverse months of military setbacks and retreat, executed a successful surprise attack on the Hessian & British Garrison located in Trenton in bitter winter conditions. This pivotal victory proved to be a turning point in the war of independence. This Zoom lecture will highlight the tactics and strategy of the battle. Friday, July 9 at 11:00am. E-mail DeCorsoCenter@newprov.us by Wednesday, July 7 to register and receive the Zoom link.

Browse our Library – The Center’s library will be open for browsing in the afternoons from 12:00noon-2:00 p.m. beginning on Monday, July 12. Stop in to browse our collection and bring home a book!  To allow for social distancing, we ask that only 2 people browse the library at a time. Please place any books that you handle while browsing or return after reading onto our shelving cart. Please do not return books to the library shelves. Thank you.

“The Power of Fruits and Veggies” – A diet rich in vegetables and fruits can help lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, prevent some types of cancer, lower risk of eye and digestive problems, and have a positive effect upon blood sugar!  Please join us for this virtual Atlantic Health program on Monday, July 12 at 9:30am. E-mail DeCorsoCenter@newprov.us by Thursday, July 8 to register and receive the Zoom link.

“Art as Therapy” workshop – Let’s talk about and try some artmaking from a fresh view. We don’t have to be Renoir to create but have some fun! Join Club member Debbie Littman for an “Art As Therapy” program outside the Center on Monday mornings July 19 and 26 at 10am to enjoy the creative process with colored pencils, markers, and pastels.  Please e-mail decorsocenter@newprov.us or call the Center at (908) 665-0046 by Wednesday, July 14 to register.  Space will be limited.

“Medieval Masterpieces of the Met’s Cloisters” – Why a medieval art museum in North Manhattan? Discover the answer within the origins of The Met Cloisters–a work of art in itself–as well as in its unique collection of medieval architecture and individual works of art, such as the superb Unicorn Tapestries.  Join us on Wednesday, July 21 at 12:00noon as art lecturer Dr. Michael Norris takes us on a virtual stroll through the Medieval Masterpieces of the Met’s Cloisters. Please email Decorsocenter@newprov.us by Monday, July 19 to register for the class and receive the Zoom link.

Zoom Exercise Classes – New Providence residents ages 65+ can participate in our virtual Zoom exercise classes. To register for these classes, please send an e-mail to Decorsocenter@gmail.com.  Below is the schedule for classes:

  • Monday, In Control at 9:30am
  • Monday, Chair Yoga at 11am
  • Tuesday, Balance and Conditioning at 9:45am
  • Tuesday, Tai Chi at 1pm
  • Thursday, Strong YOU! at 9:30am
  • Friday, Zumba at 9:00am

Along with our regularly scheduled classes, for the month of June we will also be offering “Stretch and Strength” on Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. and “Mindfulness Meditation” on Wednesdays at 10:30am.

Call-In Bingo – Weekly Bingo call-in games will continue on Fridays at 11 a.m.  Call (908) 665-0046 or email DeCorsoCenter@newprov.org in advance to register and receive the call-in information.

The NP Senior Shuttle is continuing ShopRite trips on Tuesday mornings with pick-ups at about 7:00 a.m. – Please call on Monday mornings to reserve your spot.

 

*Important Notes for In-Person Programs:

All those entering the building are asked to wear a face covering.

Please RSVP for all programs by calling the Center at (908) 665-0046 or e-mailing decorsocenter@newprov.us.   Space may be limited for in-person programs and events.

For outdoor activities you may sit at the picnic tables or bring your own chair.

Outdoor activities are weather permitting.

Please do NOT come to the Center if you are not feeling well.

Thank you for your cooperation.  Let’s work together to keep our community safe!

 

 

The monthly newsletter provides information, schedules, and other news of interest.
CLICK HERE July 2021 newsletter to view our current newsletter.

 

 

RESOURCES:

  • New Providence Public Health Nurse (908) 743-1049
  • Union County Division on Aging 888-280-8226
  • Westfield Regional Health Department (908) 789-4070 or website: http://www.westfieldnj.gov/health
  • SAGE Eldercare services for New Providence Residents: SAGE Eldercare is a nonprofit organization providing programs and services to meet the changing needs of older adults, their families, and caregivers. New Providence Borough has contracted with SAGE and their services are available to all New Providence residents. The liaison for New Providence residents may be reached at 908-598-5509.

 

DeCorso Community Center Information

The DeCorso Community Center serves as the home for the New Providence Senior Citizens Club, established in 1959. Both the Center and Club provide opportunities for senior residents to socialize and participate in programs and activities in an atmosphere that acknowledges and affirms the dignity and self-worth of the older adult.

Donated to the Borough by the DeCorso family in 1977, the facility includes a library, solarium, kitchen and areas for presentations, performances, games, exercise and parties. The Senior Citizens bus can provide transportation to many Senior Center activities and events.  By collaborating with other agencies and groups, the center is a rich source for information on healthy living, healthcare, assisted living options, and much more.

Residents 55 plus can volunteer, participate and get involved in one of our committees, clubs or classes!

 

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Hours:
Monday – Friday 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Location:
15 East Fourth Street
New Providence, NJ 07974
Phone: 908-665-0046

Senior Center Coordinator: Michelle Zack

Senior Center Program Coordinator: Arthi shri Selvaraj

 

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