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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Additionally, transportation to club meetings is also available (Meridian Club, Golden Agers Club, and Fanwood Seniors Club).
For any questions or to obtain more information, please call Lynn Barattucci at 908-322-6700 x225 or 908-322-5151