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INCLEMENT WEATHER NOTICE
In the case of inclement weather, (rain, snow, storms) the center may be closed. If possible, we will notify registered participants by email the day before. Notice will be posted on NM Senior Center Facebook page & you may call the center at 201-599-7565. When in doubt, choose safety - stay home.
Senior Center Re-Opening F.A.Q. - click here
NM SENIOR TRANSPORTATION IS ROLLING AGAIN! 
Medical Appointments, Shop Rite (Thursdays), Errands

Click the flyer to the right for more info.  To make an appointment call 201-967-5044 x 7874, leave a detailed message with a call back number. Your call will be returned.

Senior Transportation Guidelines

Fall 2022 - We are fully re-opened! Masks are no longer required, and mask usage is optional. We are pleased to offer a great lineup of fall activities, and appreciate everyone’s commitment to Covid safety as we continue to follow current CDC guidelines.  Our center is open to  New Milford residents only, who are active seniors 60 years of age or older.  Our registration is done in person rather than online, so you are able to tour our facility, meet our staff, and ask questions.  Take a look at our monthly calendar with upcoming events!  You’ll see our exercise schedule includes Tai Chi, Aerobics, Chair Yoga, and Zumba Gold.  Now that cooler weather is on the way, we’ll return to Wednesdays at Kennedy Field on Wednesday morning starting September 21st, weather permitting.  All other classes are held here inside the senior center with virtual options on Facebook Live or Zoom.  All fitness levels are welcome! Please note that all classes, events, and activities are subject to change and cancellation. Seniors registered for a particular activity will be personally notified, and notices will be posted inside the center and on our Facebook page. Though we are currently not serving any food, there is still plenty of flexibility and fun.  Call to find out about our weekly BINGO game!  New participants are encouraged and warmly welcomed!   Our upcoming bus trips to Atlantic City and Hunterdon Playhouse are SOLD OUT.

September is a great month to start a new routine!  Hope to see you soon!

Lynn Sullivan Director, New Milford Senior Activity Center
201-599-7565 / email

2022 Senior Center Rules and Policies
   
New Milford Senior Activity Center Membership Information and Policies Regarding Inappropriate or Disruptive Behavior For Live and Virtual Activities
                   
The following procedure applies to members, prospective members, and guests (collectively, “members”) who are deemed disruptive and exhibiting inappropriate behavior.
 
Membership
Membership is open to all seniors, (60 years of age and older,) who can engage in the activities of daily living, independently, or with assistance from their escort, aide, or family member, including, but not limited to personal care and hygiene.  The Director of the New Milford Senior Activity Center reserves the right to reverse this decision at a later date, based on observation, and staff recommendations.  
 
Trial Basis- At the request of a member or a member’s family, the Director may offer participation on a conditional basis to a member.  The Director reserves the right to refuse to enroll a person who requires individual care beyond the scope offered by the New Milford Senior Activity Center. Referral- The Director may refer the member and his/her family to services better suited to the member’s needs.
 
Disruptive or Inappropriate Behavior-
Any behavior by a member, which negatively affects the safety of the New Milford Senior Activity Center and its participants, may result in immediate exclusion.  Examples of this behavior are assault and battery, sexual, physical, and verbal abuse and harassment, incontinence/inability to toilet themselves, disorientation, property damage, inappropriate interaction with a minor or other volunteer, or any other behavior that is deemed inappropriate at the New Milford Senior Activity Center and property.  Examples of inappropriate behavior include foul language, racist comments, bullying or abusive language, political comments, inability to stay awake, poor hygiene, body odor, or refusal to provide registration information, which includes name, address, phone, and date of birth.  Failure to abide by current Covid-19 rules, such as wearing masks, or socially distancing as directed is also behavior that can lead to immediate exclusion.
 
When the Director or Staff learns, either through reports or by direct observation, that a member is disruptive or acting inappropriately while at the New Milford Senior Activity Center, the Director or Staff may informally identify the problem to the offending member and ask for a change in behavior before invoking a formal response.  The escalating formal responses are:
 
Verbal Warning- The member is to be informed of the behavior causing disruption and will be asked to correct the behavior.  Family members will be contacted when appropriate.  If necessary, Boro Administrator and/or Director of Social Services will also be contacted.
Written Warning- The member has failed to remedy the problem and is subject to expulsion if the problem behavior is not corrected.
                                                                     
Revised August 20, 2021 / Dir. NM Senior Activity Ctr.

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SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER Located at 275 River Road  Phone:  (201) 599-7565
Monday thru Friday - 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM 

Lynn Sullivan - Director
The mission of the Senior Citizen Activity Center is to promote the physical, emotional and economic well being of seniors age 60 and up and to encourage their participation in all aspects of community life.  The Senior Citizen’s Advisory Board acts in an advisory capacity to this department. The activities provided at the Senior Citizen Activity Center are Physical, Intellectual, Social, Creative, in addition to Special Events. The descriptions and definitions of the activities are as follows: Physical - The programs provide a variety of physical activities in a group exercise atmosphere that is appropriate for older residents.  These activities inlcude low impact aerobics, toning and strengthening, chair yoga, tai chi and ZUMBA gold. Intellectual - The Senior Citizen’s Activity Center provides stimulating and informative programs to support the independence of older residents, including a lending library, movie matinees, educational lectures, and games promoting mental stimulation. Social - The Senior Citizen’s Activity Center arranges and presents events, performances, luncheons, and outings, providing an opportunity to socialize with peers, share experiences, and make new friends. Creative - The Senior Citizen’s Activity Center programs provide mind stimulating activities using the imagination, original thought, and constructive and creative ideas including painting classes and arts and crafts. Special Events/Services – The Senior Citizen’s Activity Center and Director along with the Senior Citizen Advisory Board recommend and arrange for presentations by hospitals, schools, insurance companies, New Milford Community, Police, County and State agencies and their services providing advice and information to seniors about their personal safety, concerns and health.  
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