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)

  • The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey presents their “15 Minute Child Break” program.  As a grandparent, you hold a special place in the hearts and minds of your grandchildren.  This program will educate and empower seniors to effectively communicate with children about the dangers of drugs and alcohol – November 28

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES AND UPCOMING EVENTS

  • The “Selected Topics in Biology” class for seniors, taught by Professor Bill Dunscombe of Union County College, will resume in September. Topics that may be explored this semester include: “Myths about Recycling,” “Your Kidneys and Kidney Stones,” “Ulcers – Types, Causes, and “Cures,” and more!  These engaging classes will be held on Mondays September 24 – December 10 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (except for October 15).  Advance registration required. 
  • The Ageless Grace® Brain Health Fitness program will be back by popular demand, with classes on Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. for a four-week series running October 25 and November 1, 8 and 15. Ageless Grace is a cutting-edge brain health fitness program based on stimulation of neuroplasticity to support cognitive function and activate all five primary functions of the brain. The program is designed to be practiced seated, and anyone can participate at his or own level of ability. Classes will be offered once again free of charge to New Providence Senior Citizen Club members and to all New Providence senior citizens. Register in advance by calling (908) 665-0046 or sending an e-mail to decorsocenter@newprov.org.
  • Book Club will discuss the novel Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline on Tuesday, November 20 at 10:45. Click here for books previously read. https://www.newprov.org/wpfb-file/book-list-newsletter-oct18-pdf/
  • Current Events Discussion Group – Tuesday, November 27 at 10:45 a.m.
  • The New Providence Senior Citizen Club will have its Holiday Party, including dinner and a musical performance by the New Providence Middle School Girls Choir, on Wednesday, December 12 from 5:00-8:00 p.m.  Tickets must be purchased in advance at the Center for $26 by December 7th.

VOLUNTEER COMMITTEES

  • Refreshments
  • Hospitality
  • Activities
  • Newsletter
  • Library

SCHEDULE CHANGES

  • The Center will be closed Wednesday, November 21-Sunday, November 25 for Thanksgiving.  Have a wonderful holiday!

 

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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