Senior Programs

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

Upcoming Programming: 

Introduction to Watercolor for Seniors: 

Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:30am-11am

Learn the ins and outs of the beautiful medium. Florals, portraits, abstracts, and more will be covered in this fun and informative class. (Twice a week for 8 weeks beginning on January 10)

DeHart Community Center with instructor Sandra Charlap

To register call 973-763-0750 or register online:


Watercolor II: Advanced Beginner:

Tuesdays & Thursdays 11:30am-1pm

This class is for those who have experience with the watercolor medium. (Class will be twice a week during 8 week session) at DeHart Community Center beginning January 10)

To register, click link above or call Michelle at number listed.


Exploring Art Materials:

Fridays beginning January 13 from 10am-11am

Each week we work in a different art material. We will try our hands at painting, collaging, printmaking, and more! Just bring yourself & your great ideas and you will have a blast! All materials provided.

To register please click here


Acrylic Painting 2:

Mondays & Wednesdays 12:30pm-2:30pm

Our earlier class filled up so fast, that we decided to add another opportunity for those interested in learning more about acrylic painting. Instructor: Cathy McCoy Bristol at 1978 Arts Center on Springfield Avenue. 

To register click the link above or call 973-763-0750


Upcoming Events:

Lunch & Learn:

Program Topic: Tax Revaluation 

What is revaluation?

-An understanding of why a revaluation is undertaken

-How it will be accomplished

-What does an increase in assessments mean

Many misconceptions associated with a revaluation can be dispelled if taxpayers are properly informed. Sound assessment administration depends on understanding and support of revaluation program.  

January 10 at 12pm at Maplewood Senior Center located at 106 Burnett Avenue. Pre-registration is required. Seats are limited. Click here to register or call 973-763-0750.


Essex County Division of Senior Services

Main Number
(973) 395-8375

Special Transportation Number
(973) 737-7200 or (973) 618-1280

SOMA – Two Towns For All Ages

SOMA – Two Towns For All Ages

This age-friendly initiative is committed to identify, develop and coordinate resources, policies, programs and services that support and empower all residents of Maplewood and South Orange to age in place as full members of the community.

Links will be posted on the calendar of events at the SOMA website.