Senior Services

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East Windsor Township offers a diverse array of senior programs and services, many of which are housed in the 11,000 square foot modern Township Senior Center.  The Senior Center multi-purpose room is used for activities such as exercise, dance, movies, seasonal celebrations, and stage events.  The center includes a computer room with internet access, arts and crafts room, game room with billiard tables, library and television room.  Services include monthly trips, events, and activities, a community bus available for local shopping and local doctor’s appointments, a nutrition program, health and wellness screenings, and classes.

Classes, programs and special events include exercise classes such as yoga, core balance, tai chi, ballroom dancing, line dancing Zumba and many more; health screenings such as monthly blood pressure and cholesterol screenings; educational and health talks; computer programs including digital photography; movies; parties; and art classes, including crafts and watercolor painting.

The Senior Center is open Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.  If inclement weather conditions, check the Township website or call (609) 443-4000 ext. 400 for information on closings or late openings. The Senior Center is available for use by East Windsor and Hightstown Borough residents age 60 and over. Applications for membership are available at the front desk and must be completed prior to participation. Proof of residency and age are required at the time of registration.

Karen Theer
Senior Center Director
40 Lanning Boulevard
East Windsor, NJ 08520
(609) 371-7192

SENIOR CENTER NEWSLETTER

The Senior Center offers an informative newsletter that features messages from the Mayor, a calendar of events, news and notices of happenings at the Senior Center and in the Township, and useful contact information.

SENIOR NUTRITION PROGRAM

The East Windsor Senior Center is a site for the Mercer County Nutrition Project for the Elderly, for East Windsor and Hightstown Senior Citizens. The Nutrition Program provides seniors with nutritionally balanced and appetizing meals, which are served Monday through Friday at 11:30 am.

Anyone 60 years of age or older, or anyone married to a person 60 years or older can participate. Each person is asked to donate whatever he or she chooses, or the suggested donation of $1.00. Each person’s privacy is respected, and donations are confidential.

COMMUNITY BUS

East Windsor offers a Community Bus available to senior citizens in East Windsor.  The bus is wheelchair accessible and the driver will assist any customer who may need assistance getting on or off the bus.  Service animals, respirators, portable oxygen tanks, and personal aides are permissible.  Service to and from the Senior Center, and to local shopping centers and medical offices is available Monday through Friday.  See the Community bus schedule for complete details on shopping areas served.  There is a minimal charge of 25 cents per trip, one way, to ride the bus.  Service is provided by appointment.

Mercer County T.R.A.D.E Transportation

Mercer County TRADE provides non-emergency transportation to residents of Mercer County who are seniors (age 60+) and to adults with disabilities.  Service is available county-wide and up to 5 miles beyond the border of Mercer County.  Following is general information about TRADE:

TRADE employs 25 full-time drivers and 3 stand-by drivers.  All drivers have a Commercial Driving License and Passenger Endorsement.  All TRADE vehicles are accessible via passenger lifts.  Transportation is provided free to eligible Mercer County residents.  A donation of $1.00 is suggested for each trip.

  • Reservations are provided on a first-come, first-served basis.  Reservations can be made up to 14 days in advance.  While some service requests can be accommodated with less notice, advance notice is suggested.  TRADE does not place a priority on the type of trip requested.  TRADE does maintain a waiting list for trip requests that exceed our capacity, especially for transportation to dialysis and other repeating-type trips.
  • Service is provided on a demand responsive (occasional) or subscription (repeating) basis.  TRADE provides subscription service to customers traveling frequently to County Nutrition Centers, Dialysis Centers and to work.
  • Service is provided for a variety of trip purposes including medical, dialysis, nutrition centers, employment, recreation, education and shopping.  TRADE can also provide weekly shopping trips to residents of some senior housing sites if arranged in advance.

For reservations, call (609) 530-1971 and press 1 for reservations.  Reservation staff receives more calls than can be immediately answered.  Please leave a message, and your call will be returned.

For dispatch, call (609) 530-1971 and press 2 for dispatch.  Contact dispatch if you need to get an update on the vehicle assigned to provide your ride, if you wish to cancel, or if you are concerned that you may have missed your ride.

Residents who suffer from speech or hearing loss may access New Jersey Relay service by dialing 711.

TRADE submits an annual application to NJ Transit for operating funds through the Senior Citizen and Disabled Resident Transportation Assistance Program (SCDRTAP).  TRADE also receives grant funding through the Mercer County Office on Aging and the NJ Dept. of Military and Veterans' Affairs.