Senior Center Plus (formerly Friendly Neighbors) was established in 1951 in Englewood at the first Jewish Community Center site. This program contains a diverse group of seniors who enjoy a wide range of activities designed to interest and stimulate. Come to meet new people, exercise, listen to an interesting lecture and eat a hot Kosher lunch.
Why Is It Called Senior Center "Plus"?
This program contains the elements of a traditional senior center but it is much, much more. It is really a club. Members function as a community. They come weekly for 1, 2 or 3 days and they allow staff to guide them through a full day of programming. This program also allows people who would normally be homebound or unable to participate because of physical frailty to get out and enjoy themselves and to be with their peers.
Who Participates In Senior Center Plus:
Anyone 75 years and older who is looking for activities and a lunch program.
- Open Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am-1:45 pm
- Door-to-door transportation available in handicapped accessible vehicles.
- Nutritious hot kosher lunches and a morning snack.
- A professional staff consisting of a nutritionist, a program coordinator and a social work supervisor, as well as, a corps of volunteers.
- Program Specialist that conduct sessions in their area of expertise, such as, Judaics, Art, Political Theory, Medicine, Intergenerational Programs, Exercise, etc.
- Liaison with Jewish Family Services - offering social work consultation and counseling.
- Weekly Nurse on site to provide assessments, arrangements for related services such as occupational or physical therapy, providing home assessments.
Low yearly program fees
Door-to-door transportation is available to many areas for $5 (round trip) Hot Kosher lunch is served at 12:15 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for a suggested donation of $3.50 (Bergen County Department of Human Services).
For more information contact either:
Lisa Robins, Senior Adult Program Developer x1455
Helene Schwartz, Program & Transportation Supervisor x1451