Newark is the largest city (by population) in New Jersey. One of the nation’s major air, shipping, and rail hubs, the city had a population of 277,140 in 2010, making it the nation’s 67th most-populous municipality. Newark is the second largest city in the New York metropolitan area, located approximately 8 miles west of the region’s historic core, in lower Manhattan. Settled in 1666 by Puritans from New Haven Colony, Newark is one of the oldest European cities in the United States. Today, Port Elizabeth-Newark is the primary container shipping terminal of the busiest seaport on the American East Coast. In addition, Newark Liberty International Airport was the first municipal commercial airport in the United States, and today is one of its busiest. Newark’s Branch Brook Park is the oldest county park in the United States and is home to the nation’s largest collection of cherry Blossom trees, numbering over 5,000.
Several leading companies have their headquarters in Newark, including Prudential, Panasonic (North America), Audible.com, and PSEG. A number of important higher education institutions are also located in the city, including the Newark campus of Rutgers University (which includes law and medical schools and the world-renowned Rutgers Institute of Jazz Studies); the New Jersey Institute of Technology; and Seton Hall University’s law school. The U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey holds court in the city, as well. Local cultural venues include the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark Symphony Hall, The Prudential Center, and The Newark Museum.
Home Health Care Newark NJ
When looking for in home health care in Newark there are many options and we know that it can be difficult to determine how to manage the needs of your loved one. Here at Assisting Hands we want to make your search for solutions as easy as possible. To help you in making these decisions we’ve created a comprehensive list of useful resources for senior care, assistance, and some fun activities to enjoy in the historic city of Newark.
Searching for senior resources and in home care in Newark can be a huge undertaking. At Assisting Hands, we do our best to find solutions for our clients and their loved ones. We have compiled local services, activities, and businesses geared towards seniors in one helpful list. If you have any questions or would like more information about seniors resources and in home care in Newark please call a total care manager at 973-970-2723.
Are there legal requirements for home care providers in Newark NJ?
Yes, but they apply to all of NJ as they are state laws. In short, a home care provider must be licensed, bonded, and insured to operate legally in NJ. There are also procedural rules such as visits conducted by a registered nurse to perform an evaluation and subsequent follow ups. Assisting Hands Home Care complies with all regulations in the state of New Jersey to ensure your loved ones are safe and cared for.
Home Health Care Agency
Assisting Hands Home Care
513 West Mount Pleasant Avenue
Livingston, NJ, 07039
Businesses Serving Seniors in Newark NJ
178-180 Lyons Ave, Newark, NJ 07112
114 Congress St, Newark, NJ 07105
Derosa Pharmacy and Home Health Care
570 Bloomfield Ave, Newark, NJ 07107
Giannotto’s Special Pharmacy
195 1st Ave W, Newark, NJ 07107
794 Mt Prospect Ave, Newark, NJ 07104
33 Park Ave, Newark, NJ 07104
Municipal Senior and Social Programs in Newark NJ
Literary Society of the Newark Public Library
Monthly meetings to celebrate great authors and films
The first Wednesday of each month
Activities for Seniors in Newark NJ
Hawthorne Hawks Healthy Harvest Farm
Like a secret garden, in the middle of an entirely urban space, there are rows upon rows of eggplant, peppers, tomatoes, beans, squash, and melons. Then, as if by magic, there’s an entire orchard of over 75 fruit trees, including apple, peach, pear, fig and cherry. Proudly named by the fourth graders at the Hawthorne Avenue Elementary School, the Hawthorne Hawks Healthy Harvest Farm is a 2.5 acre site that was formerly a vacant lot awaiting construction of a new school. Instead of sitting barren, this space has been producing local, pesticide free produce since 2012! The Conservancy manages the farm with the help of hundreds of residents, our Newark Youth Leadership Project interns, participants in our Clean & Green program, and numerous volunteers. In addition to the intensive farm area and fruit tree orchard, for $10 a year, residents can “rent” one of over 200 raised 4’ x 8’ beds to grow their own vegetables through our Plot it Fresh program. If you don’t want to maintain your own garden, you can always purchase the farm’s produce at our Youth Farm Stand!
Open Volunteer Days on the Hawthorne Avenue farm the fourth Saturday of each month through October.
Jewish Museum of New Jersey
145 Broadway, Newark, NJ 07104
The Museum includes space for permanent, rotating and traveling exhibitions; a small library and media center; an office; and a gift shop. Presentations at the Museum will have themes that resonate with Jewish people in New Jersey utilizing photographs, paintings, panel displays, artifacts, text, music and multi-media. Exhibits might feature such topics as local Holocaust survivors, Jewish immigration in the state, Newark’s Jewish community, history of Sephardim in NJ, Jewish farmers in South Jersey, role of NJ Jews in the civil rights movement, Jewish film moguls in NJ, popular Jewish resorts like Bradley Beach, Lakewood and Mount Freedom, and the many Jewish individuals who have distinguished themselves in sports, entertainment, literature, education, government, labor, industry, and the military.
John F. Kennedy Recreation Center
211 W Kinney St, Newark, NJ 07103
Monday – Friday: 7:30 am – 7:30 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm; Sunday: CLOSED
Religious Institutions in Newark NJ
The New Hope Baptist Church
106 Sussex Ave, Newark, NJ 07103
Sacred Heart Cathedral
89 Ridge St, Newark, NJ 07104
Christ Church Newark
555 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Newark, NJ 07102
St. Luke African Methodist Episcopal Church
146-156 Clinton Ave, Newark, NJ 07114
St. Cashmir’s Polish R.C. Church
91 Pulaski St, Newark, NJ 07105
Old First Presbyterian Church
820 Broad St, Newark, NJ 07102
Congregation Ahavas Shalom
145 Broadway, Newark NJ, 07104
NIA Masjid & Community Center
231 Roseville Ave, Newark, NJ 07107
657 Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, Newark, NJ 07103