header short

Last Updated on 22 April 2014

Senior Citizens

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Senior Citizen Coordinator
Millburn Town Hall, 1st Floor
375 Millburn Avenue
Millburn, New Jersey 07041
Phone: 973-564-7091
Fax: 973-564-7468

This Department provides to the public, and to the senior citizen population in particular, information on aspects of aging; identifies the needs of senior residents and explores the options for meeting those needs; and develops and coordinates programs for seniors.

Office hours each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday unless otherwise noted.  If the phone is in use or the coordinator is unavailable, you will hear a recorded message; please leave your name and number on the voice mail.  For general information on senior programs and services county wide, call New Jersey Ease 973-395-8367 OR 1-877-222-3737.

Senior Citizen Social Worker – Ellen McNally, 973-564-7069
The Social Worker is in Town Hall each Friday.

Senior Citizen Advisory Board  - Ellen Prach, Chairperson
The Board consists of eight or more members appointed by the Mayor, with advice and consent of the Township Committee, to serve until the end of the year in which appointed.  Members are residents of the Township of Millburn.

Programs/Services:
 
Computer Classes

Due to renovations at the library, computer classes are on hold.  Senior residents who are wait-listed will be contacted when the classes are scheduled to resume.
The Millburn Free Public Library in conjunction with the Millburn Senior Citizen Coordinator’s office is offering a series of (FREE) beginning computer courses for senior residents.  To date, over 75 seniors have participated in this program.  The courses offered are:  Very Basic Computer Skills; Navigating the Internet; and Introduction to E-Mail.  Classes will be on-going. To register contact Susan Pober, Head of Information Services at the library (973-376-1006 ext. 17).

Friday Friends
Join your friends on Fridays, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at Bauer Community Center, Taylor Park.  Bring a sandwich; beverage (coffee or tea) provided.  Weekly programs, trips, speakers and bingo.  Call Patti Lowery for information and schedule of events, 973 564-7091.
  
Income Tax Preparation
FREE TAX ASSISTANCE (2007 information)
From February 5 through April 13, volunteers will prepare your state and federal tax returns.  These trained volunteers, who have been doing this for many years, will do this in a friendly private environment at the Memorial Library in Maplewood, 51 Baker Street.  All information is kept confidential.  Please call 973-762-1622 for an appointment.

Life Lighters
Monthly meetings the 2nd Monday of each month, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (approx.) September-June, Ryan Hall.  Bring a bag lunch; dessert and beverage provided.
 
Old Guard of Millburn
Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.  Bauer Center, Taylor Park.  All retired men who are residents, former residents or residents of neighboring towns are invited to join weekly year-round meetings with stimulating programs, speakers and good fellowship.  There are opportunities to join groups for golf, bridge, bowling and shuffleboard.  Potential candidates may contact Doug Reed, 973 763-4524, for information on activities.
 
SAGE
SAGE is a private not-for-profit gerontological organization located in Summit that provides quality services and solutions for older adults and their caretakers.  These services allow the elderly to remain independent and to live in their own homes for as long as possible.  SAGE offers many programs including Meals-on-Wheels, Spend-a-Day Adult Day Care Center, Home Health Aides, Caregiver Support Groups and Companion Service.  For general information on programs, call 908 273 5550
 
Creative Hands – American Red Cross
CREATIVE HANDS, a group of volunteers, who make items for hospital patients and other special needs groups, meets each Tuesday from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the Millburn-Short Hills American Red Cross Chapter House located at 389 Millburn Ave.  Additional volunteers are always needed and welcomed.

If you know of anyone able to assist with the delivery of meals or transporting residents to medical appointments, please call Barbara Allora, 973 379-4198.  THERE IS ALWAYS AN URGENT NEED FOR MEDICAL APPOINTMENT DRIVERS.  Please help if you can.  Volunteers are also needed to assist with blood drives that are held throughout the year, and at the annual “Sunday Tea” held at Lyons VA Hospital. Your efforts will make a difference in someone’s life! 

Other Programs:
Senior HotLine
Snow Shoveling
Trips
Volunteer Opportunities
Cora Hartshorn Arboretum
Driver Safety –AARP
Intergenerational
Library Programs

Transportation:
 
Senior Bus - RIDE THE BUS
The senior bus provides free service five days a week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 AM -3:00 PM and Thursday, 8:30 AM -12:00 PM.  The bus is serviced each Thursday afternoon.

Residents 62 and over may call for transportation within township boundaries to medical appointments, grocery shopping, meetings and activities one day in advance.  Passengers must board and leave the bus without assistance.  The bus does have lift capability; an aide is permitted to ride with a disabled individual to assist with entering and exiting the vehicle.  Please call 973 564-7076 between 7:00 AM - 8:15 AM.  There is no provision for leaving a message at this number.

PLEASE NOTE:  YOU MUST CALL BEFORE 8:15 a.m.

As a safety precaution, passengers on the senior bus must use their seatbelts.PLEASE BUCKLE UP. IT’S THE LAW!

If you are waiting for the senior bus and it is very delayed, please call the customer service number, 973 564-7097 at Town Hall.  Customer Service will know if the bus has had a breakdown or if another serious problem has occurred.

MALL TRIPS
Livingston:        First Thursday of the month.
Short Hills:        Third Monday of the month.

The bus is available for activities conducted throughout town unless it is oversubscribed or the safety of the passengers is in question.  NO SAME DAY CALLS WILL BE ACCEPTED.  To avoid delays, passengers are not permitted to change or add to their itinerary once on the bus. 
 

Other Transportation:

MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION

The following agencies provide medical transportation to senior and disabled township residents. PLEASE NOTE: all agencies need at least several days notice prior to the appointment; other restrictions may apply.

AMERICAN RED CROSS NJ CROSSROADS - curb-to-curb service – client must be fully ambulatory – an optional donation of $10 each way is requested. Call 908-273-2076, extension 16, from 9 am to noon, Monday-Friday. 

METRO TRANSPORT Limited medical transportation available to those individuals who qualify for the program. Contact 973-325-1359 for additional information.

 

ACCESS LINK-NJ TRANSIT - provides transportation throughout NJ to people unable to use the local fixed route bus.  A fee will be charged.  In order to use Access Link you must apply for eligibility by calling 1-800-955-2321.

NEW JERSEY TRANSIT

Individuals aged 62 and older qualify for fare reductions on NJ Transit trains and buses.  To participate in the reduced fare program, show a valid Medicare card or a reduced fare identification card to the conductor or bus driver.  If you do not have a Medicare card, reduced fare applications are available from the Customer Service Office in Town Hall, 973-564-7097.