Seniors

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!

The monthly newsletter provides information, class schedules, event details, and other news of interest.

CLICK HERE to view current and past issues of the newsletter.

WEEKLY CLASSES AND CLUBS

  • Exercise classes including In Control, Chair Yoga, Balance and Conditioning, Tai Chi, Fit and Healthy, and Zumba
  • Bridge
  • Mah Jongg
  • Italian classes
  • Knitting Club
  • Walking Club (in favorable weather)

WEEKLY SPEAKERS (Wednesdays at the 11:00 a.m. meeting of the New Providence Senior Citizens Club)

  • Election of Senior Citizen Club Officers and Trustees, and Congratulations for Public Health Nurse Janice Gironda on her retirement – December 19
  • Peter Axelrod from Wild Birds, Unlimited on backyard birding “Who Is That At My Feeder?” – January 2
  • Musical performance by the Allen W. Roberts Elementary School Band – January 9
  • Bureau Chief, Union County Bureau of Recycling and Planning Joanne Gemenden on the principles of “Reduce, Re-use and Recycle” – January 16

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES AND UPCOMING EVENTS

  • The Union Methodist Church Choir will perform a Christmas Cantata of beautiful holiday music on Saturday, December 22 at 1:00 p.m. Please sign up in advance.
  • The “Selected Topics in Biology” class for seniors, taught by Professor Bill Dunscombe of Union County College, will begin a new semester in January.  Topics that may be explored this semester include: “The Ear – tinnitus, Meniere’s disease and other disorders,” “Non24 Sleep Disorder,” “Athletes and Anabolic Steroids,” current events in biology, and more. These engaging classes will be held on Mondays from January 7 – March 25 at 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Advance registration required. 
  • The Book Club will meet next on Tuesday, January 15 at 10:45.  The book for discussion will be A Star for Mrs. Blake by April Smith. Click here for books previously read. https://www.newprov.org/wpfb-file/book-list-newsletter-oct18-pdf/
  • The Current Events Discussion Group will meet on Tuesday, January 22 at 10:45 a.m.
  • Chinese New Year Luncheon at Szechuan Delight on Wednesday, February 6 at 1:00 p.m. to celebrate the year of the pig with Club friends.  Cost is $15.  Tickets go on sale January 2.

VOLUNTEER COMMITTEES

  • Refreshments
  • Hospitality
  • Activities
  • Newsletter
  • Library

SCHEDULE CHANGES

  • The Center will be closed Monday, December 24 – Tuesday, January 1.  We will re-open on Wednesday January 2.

WEATHER POLICY

When the New Providence schools are closed due to inclement weather, the Center is also closed.  If schools have a delayed opening, the Center also has a delayed opening.  When in doubt, please call the Center to check on activities and the time the Center will open.  Most importantly, if there is snow or ice, please be cautious!

 

 

Hours:
Monday – Friday 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Location:
15 East Fourth Street
New Providence, NJ 07974
Phone: 908-665-0046
Fax: 908-665-6421

Senior Center Coordinators: Therese Dalton and Michelle Zack

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