Senior Programs (For Residents 55+)

2019 Spring - Drawing with Sandra

2019 Spring - Senior Yoga

2019 Spring - Senior Dance Fitness

2019 Spring - Senior Line Dancing


More information coming soon!



2019 Spring - Senior Art


More information coming soon!



Senior Cafe


Union County has a Senior Nutrition Program, "Senior Cafe," which offers delicious lunches for adults ages 55+.  Each meal is nutritionally balanced to meet the dietary and health needs of mature men and women.


All lunches include: 

  • Juice or soup
  • Meat, fish, or poultry
  • Pasta or vegetables
  • Dessert


Senior Cafe takes place every Tuesday at Shady Rest (820 Jerusalem Road in Scotch Plains) between 11:00 am - 1:00 pm.


To participate in Senior Cafe, you must call the Recreation Department (908-322-5151) to RSVP.  This reservation must be made by the Thursday prior to the Tuesday you'd like to attend.  Otherwise, we may not have enough food available.


This program is made possible by a grant from the United States government under the Older Americans Act and the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.  A donation of $1.75 is suggested.



Senior Clubs


The Meridian Club has been in Scotch Plains since the 1950's and is open to all Scotch Plains and Fanwood residents ages 55+


This is a casual, fun, social group geared toward older seniors.  Group meetings take place every Tuesday from 9:00 am - 1:30 pm.  Activities include games such as bridge and scrabble, and there is a celebration for birthdays each month.


There is a $10 membership fee.  If you have questions or would like to sign up, please contact Laura Swidersky at 908-889-2084.

Golden Agers

The Golden Agers Club was established in 1966 and meets weekly from September - June.  Meetings take place on Thursdays from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at Shady Rest.  


Weekly activities include bingo, arts and crafts, parties for special occasions, special luncheons, guest speakers, and more!  Day trips are scheduled throughout the year.


There is a $15 membership fee.  If you have questions or would like to sign up, please contact Ilse Heinemeyer at 908-322-1788.

Senior Transportation Services

Our senior transportation services are available to Scotch Plains and Fanwood residents ages 55+.  We provide trips to Blue Star Shopping Center in Watchung on Wednesdays and/or Fridays.

  • All passengers must be self-reliant or accompanied by an aid
  • Bus routes are assigned by neighborhood
  • Passengers will be assigned a day and pick-up/drop-off times according to neighborhood
  • The first group will be picked up beginning at 9:00 am and boarding the bus to return home beginning at 11:00 am
  • The second group will be picked up beginning at 10:30 am and boarding the bus to return home beginning at 12:15 pm

Additionally, transportation to club meetings is also available (Meridian Club, Golden Agers Club, and Fanwood Seniors Club).


*Please Note:

  • All bus routes and times are approximate and subject to conditions beyond our control
  • All bus routes and times are subject to change without notice, at the discretion of the driver
  • The Recreation Department is not responsible for any passenger beyond the confines of the vehicle
  • For the safety of each passenger, the driver may determine whether or not a passenger can be transported
  • To use our transportation service, you must fill out the form below

For any questions or to obtain more information, please call Lynn Barattucci at 908-322-6700 x225 or 908-322-5151

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