Township of Mahwah, NJ
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   Senior Center
      - Are there fees for classes/trips?
      - Can I obtain a newspaper discount for The Record?
      - Does Mahwah provide transportation for senior citizens or for those with disabilities?
      - How can I obtain a Senior Citizen discount for E-Z Pass?
      - Is there a fee to join the Mahwah Senior Center?
      - What would constitute an inappropriate participant?
      - Where can I obtain information on Senior Assistance For NJ Transit
      - Who is eligible?
      - Why can't I just come and go as I please?
 


    Senior Center
          Are there fees for classes/trips?

Generally there are no fees for class participation. However, some workshops may require a fee to cover instruction and material. There will be a charge for trips.



          Can I obtain a newspaper discount for The Record?
The Records provides a discount to senior citizens on newspaper subscriptions.   Please call (888) 473-2673, or visit their website at www.northjersey.com/therecord.


          Does Mahwah provide transportation for senior citizens or for those with disabilities?

Yes, Mahwah Access Transportation provides bus service for senior citizens, people with disabilities and other residents of the Trownship of Mahwah who are unable to drive.  Transporation to doctor's offices and/or physical therapy (within our service area), and Valley Hospital is available on a daily basis with a three day advance reservation notice. 

Monday, Wednesday and Friday many seniors are transported to the North West Bergen Senior Activity Center in Midland Park.  They arrive at approx. 10:00am, and are picked up for the return trip home at 2:00pm.    Tuesday passengers are transported to the Interstate or Ramsey Square Shopping Centers for approximately three hours.  Thurday transporation is provided to the Mahwah Senior Citizen Center for a luncheon or Mahwah Senior Club meetings.

A $1 donation for a round trip us suggested.  To sign up for Mahwah's Access Transportation or to find out more information regarding the monthly calendar of sevices available, please call 201-529-2691. 


          How can I obtain a Senior Citizen discount for E-Z Pass?
The New Jersey Turnpike Authority has a Senior Citizen Discount Program for E-Z Pass.   You must hold a vaild driver's license in any state to qualify.   Please call them at (732)442-8600 ext. 2100 with any questions.  To open an account, call (888)288-6865 and press "7" or apply on line at www.ezpass.nj.com 


          Is there a fee to join the Mahwah Senior Center?

There is no membership fee to join.



          What would constitute an inappropriate participant?

Since this is an activity center, we are unable to accommodate anyone suffering dementia or confusion. We do not have on-site medical personnel. This is not an adult day-care center.



          Where can I obtain information on Senior Assistance For NJ Transit
NJ Transit offers a Reduced Fare Program for Seniors. Call NJ Transit at 973-378-6401 or 973-378-6327 with any quesitons about the program.


          Who is eligible?

Any Mahwah resident 62 years or older, who functions independently or who has a companion accompanying them.



          Why can't I just come and go as I please?

After registering for a class you are free to participate. We encourage independence, for scheduled activities. On the contrary, we are a structured program with policies and procedures to adhere to.



 



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