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Senior Citizen Programs
The Maplewood Recreation Department offers a variety of programs geared for Coed Seniors (55 & older).

To view the most recent edition of the Senior Spotlight, click here: Senior Spotlight

Essex County Division of Senior Services:
Main Number: (973) 395-8375
Special Transportation Number: (973) 395-5858

The “Dial-A-Ride” offers door to door service for our senior citizens. The senior bus transports riders to different locations in the Township, especially supermarkets, Springfield Avenue, Maplewood Village, Maplewood Town Hall and the Maplewood Community Center.  The service also makes a trip each month to Livingston Mall and will run a special service to other locations, which will be announced.

The “Dial-A-Ride” Program is easy to use. All you have to do is call the Maplewood Community Center at (973)-763-0750 the day prior to the day you wish to use the service.  Please indicate whether you would like a morning pick-up (between 9:15am and 10:00 am) or an afternoon pick-up (between 12:15pm and 12:30 pm).  This will reserve you a seat on the bus.  Please refer to the following call in schedule when making a reservation:

If You Want to Ride on                You Must Call on

Monday   ---------------------->     Friday

Tuesday  ---------------------->     Monday

Thursday ---------------------->     Wednesday

 Friday    ----------------------->     Thursday

Shop Rite Trips:
Among one of many courtesies offered is a bi-monthly Shop Rite trip on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month. Call (973) 763-0750 at least 24 hours in advance for a reservation on our bus.

Senior Mall Trips:

There is also a Senior Mall trip once a month to the Livingston Mall. Anyone interested in going should call Michelle Wesley at (973) 763-0750 on the first Monday of that month.

For questions about any of the above classes, please call the DeHart Community Center at 973-763-0750.

574 Valley St.
Maplewood Township, NJ 07040
Hours of Operation 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Ph: (973) 762-8120