Originally founded as a township in 1863, East Orange became incorporated as a city on January 1, 1909. With approximately 65,000 residents, the four square miles of East Orange are adjacent to the municipalities of Orange, West Orange, South Orange, Montclair, Glen Ridge, Bloomfield and Newark.
Currently home to a diverse cultural mecca of people representing countries from around the globe, East Orange combines the best of urban and suburban living. Spacious and affordable housing, a low crime rate, main commercial corridors, distinctive Caribbean and Southern cuisine, transit access and historic green spaces make East Orange a quintessential city for urban renewal.
Home Health Care East Orange NJ
Finding in home care in East Orange NJ can be a stressful experience. There are so many choices and decisions to make and it’s easy to get overwhelmed. We understand, and that’s why we have put this list of senior resources together. It includes information about senior services, activities, and businesses catering to seniors. If you are looking for senior in home care in East Orange NJ or just have questions about senior care in general please call the Assisting Hands office at 973-970-2723.
Are there legal requirements for home care providers in East Orange NJ?
The laws regarding home care agencies in East Orange NJ are quite specific. A home care agency must be licensed, bonded, and insured in order to provide senior care services in East Orange NJ. Caregivers must be licensed with the state and undergo fingerprinting and background checks. A registered nurse must provide oversight for the caregivers and clients. Clients must receive, at the very minimum, an initial assessment by the nurse to create a care plan, a 30 day follow up assessment, and additional follow up assessments every 60 days after that.
Home Health Care Agency
513 W. Mt.Pleasant Avenue
Livingston, NJ 07039
Businesses Serving Seniors in East Orange NJ
Open until 6:00 PM
The Village Apartments Senior Housing
110 Vose Ave, South Orange, NJ, 07079
Phone: (973) 763-0999
The Village Apartments in South Orange NJ are run by the Jewish Community Housing Corporation. The apartment complex opened in 1988 and has a variety of apartment styles including 51 one bedroom, 13 studios, and 4 one bedroom units that include an additional den. For seniors living on a limited income, there are 24 shared apartment units. The apartments are in a great location. Seniors can get some light exercise and walk to the nearby library, and local dining and shopping destinations. There are also service packages available which include social activities and meals plans.
Municipal Senior and Social Programs in East Orange NJ
Senior Citizens Mini Bus
The Senior Citizen Mini Bus is provided under the services of the Senior Services Unit of East Orange NJ. The bus offers transportation services to 14 seniors. It takes them to shopping areas and popular destinations. The Senior Citizen Mini Bus also provides transportation to local shopping malls on 2 Mondays a month. Please note that reservations must be made in advance.
Parks and Recreation
East Orange Public Library
21 S Arlington Ave, East Orange
The East Orange library has activities for every age group. Adults and Seniors who are interested in learning computer basics can take classes and learn how to use the Internet and software like Microsoft Excel. Children and teenagers will go for the Minecraft and anime clubs held a few times a month. If you need help getting those creative juices flowing then perhaps joining the writing club is just the way to do so. If you can’t make it in person, E-books are available for download onto your e-reader, tablet, or smartphone.
South Orange Community Pool
The Peter S. Conner Memorial Swimming Pool is located in South Orange NJ and is run under the department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs. The pool can be found across from the Baird inside the Cameron Field complex. The South Orange Community Pool is easily accessible from many walkable locations including Mead Street, South Orange Avenue, and more. The pool is operational starting on Memorial Day Weekend and has weekend hours through the end of June. After that the regular swim begins and the pool is open 7 days a week. The swim season lasts through Labor Day Weekend.
Seniors will be happy to take advantage of the Early Bird Swim. The South Orange Community Pool is open for Early Bird Swim from 6:15am-8:00am Monday through Friday. For more information about the Peter S. Conner Memorial Swimming Pool please call 973-378-7766
Activities for Seniors in and Around East Orange NJ
1 SOPAC Way, South Orange NJ, 07079
Phone: (973) 313-2787
Religious Institutions in East Orange NJ
Houses of worship can be great places for seniors to socialize and get involved with their communities. Most religious institutions offer activities and events that seniors will find enjoyable. Below is a list of churches located in East Orange NJ.
Sundays worship at 7:45 am & 11:00 am & 5:00 pm
Bible study Wednesdays at 11:45 am and 7:30 pm
Women’s Bible Study – Fridays at 7:00 pm
Men’s Intensive – Saturdays at 8:00 am
Sunday morning worship 10:00 AM
Wednesday Bible Service 12:00 PM
Sunday Morning Mass at 8 and 10:00 AM
Tuesdays at 12:05 PM
The City of East Orange Important Numbers
Police Dept: (973) 266-5000
Fire Dept: (973) 266-5500
City Hall: (973) 266-5100
Constituent Services: (973) 266-5151
Public Works: (973) 266-5330
Municipal Court: (973) 266-5300
Tax Collection: (973) 266-5130
Licensing: (973) 266-5159
Library: (973) 266-5600