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.

 

On Wednesday, Sept. 1, during Tropical Storm Ida, the DeCorso Community Center sustained significant water damage throughout the facility.  A remediation company has been onsite, but due to the extent of the damage, the center will remain closed to the public for the immediate future.  Center staff will share re-opening information as it becomes available.  Virtual and outdoor programs (weather permitting) are still being offered to members and New Providence residents age 55+.  Please note that bathrooms will NOT be accessible during outdoor 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:

Atlantic Health Virtual Program on “Lean, Mean, Protein” – Every cell in our body requires protein to help grow, develop, and repair itself. Many delicious foods can provide us with this necessary nutrient. But how much protein do we need daily to be healthy, and what are the best foods to eat in order to meet our needs? Registered dietitian Barbara Galvin will discuss why it’s important to eat enough protein, but not overdo it. She will cover the best sources of nutritious, delicious protein foods for every stage of life on Wednesday, October 6 at 10:00am. E-mail DeCorsoCenter@newprov.us by Monday, October 4th to register and receive the Zoom link.

“Pot Painting”– Pot painting is a relaxing and calming activity which improves your focus. It’s a great way to explore your creativity and have fun. Come and join us outside the Center on Wednesday, October 13 at 11:00am to learn a few simple and easy techniques to decorate a small pot which may be used as a bud vase. Registration is required for this event. We are hoping for sunshine, but we have a rain date on Monday, October 18. Please call the Center at (908) 665-0046 or e-mail decorsocenter@newprov.us by Friday, October 8 to register. Space will be limited.

Atlantic Health Virtual Program on “Downsizing and Decluttering “ – Having too much stuff can impede people from relocating or getting health care into their homes. Patty Loud from AARP will share practical, easy-to follow tips on downsizing and decluttering on Thursday, October 14, at 9:30am. E-mail DeCorsoCenter@newprov.us by Tuesday, October 12th to register and receive the Zoom link.

 Outdoor Bingo –  Come spend a fun morning with Club friends at an Outdoor Bingo  on Wednesday, October 20 at 11am. Bingo cards will be 50 cents each. Chatham Hills will bring some special prizes! Please e-mail DeCorsoCenter@newprov.us or call the Center at (908) 665-0046 by Monday , October 18 to register. Space will be limited for this event.

Atlantic Health Virtual Program on “Brain Fitness – Why it is Important? “ – Join Exercise Physiologist Justin Lauer to learn about the importance of brain health and healthy aging, the effects of poor brain function to the body, and ways to improve brain function on Thursday, October 21 at 9:30am. E-mail DeCorsoCenter@newprov.us by Tuesday, October 19th to register and receive the Zoom link.

NPSCC Meeting “- Join us  outside the Center for a meeting of the New Providence Senior Citizens Club on Wednesday, October 27 at 11:00a.m . Space will be limited to allow for social distancing and Masks should be worn. Registration is required .Please call the Center at (908) 665-0046 or e-mail decorsocenter@newprov.us by Monday, 10/25.

 

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@newprov.us.  Below is the schedule for classes:

 

  • 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

 

Call-In Bingo – Weekly Bingo call-in games will continue on Fridays at 11 a.m.  Call (908) 665-0046 or e-mail DeCorsoCenter@newprov.us 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.

BUS TO BLUE STAR SHOPPING CENTER on Thursday morning October 21 with pickup at about 9:00 a.m.-Please call by Tuesday morning October 19, to reserve your spot.

*Important Notes for In-Person Programs:

All those entering the building are asked to wear a face covering and maintain Social Distancing

Please RSVP for all programs by calling the Center at (908) 665-0046 or e-mailing decorsocenter@newprov.us.

Space will 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!

 

 

 

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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.
  • Union County Paratransit System (908)241-8300

 

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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