Senior Services


75 N. Martine Avenue
Fanwood, NJ 07023
908-322-8236, ext. 147

Paulette Drogon, Senior Coordinator

Fanwood Senior Club

Joe Bruno, President

The Fanwood Senior Club, in existence for more than 60 years, meets several times a month to offer senior citizens friendship, camaraderie and activities to do together. There is a monthly bus trip to Atlantic City and many other outings that the more than 100 club members enjoy regularly.

The Club’s meeting schedule is as follows, every month except July and August:

1st Monday of the month: Planning meeting, 10 a.m., Forest Road Park
2nd Monday of the month: General meeting, 10:30 a.m., Forest Road Park
4th Monday of the month: General meeting, 10:30 a.m., Forest Road Park

All members are welcome at all meetings.

To join the Fanwood Seniors Club, contact Joe Bruno at the phone number or email above, or come to one of the meetings.

Senior Registry Survey

Fill out the form below and bring it or mail it to the Borough Hall and the Fanwood Police will check up on you during times of extreme weather or other emergencies.  All information is kept strictly confidential and is used by the police only to call on seniors to check on their well-being.

Handyman Program

Designed to assist Fanwood seniors in making minor, non-emergency repairs to keep their homes in good condition so they may live safely in their own homes. Some of the repairs include, but are not limited to:

  • Repairing screens and windows
  • Repairing shelves, railings, locks and door handles
  • Installing fixtures and switches
  • Help with moving heavy objects
  • Installing/checking smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Minor painting, electrical or plumbing

Income guidelines: $44,750 for single household, $51,150 for 2-person household.

Eligible seniors pay only the cost of materials.  The program is funded through a Community Block Grant.

To apply, call Paulette Drogon, Senior Coordinator, 908-322-8236, ext. 147.

Click here for a copy of the application form (.pdf)

Bus Services

New Senior Bus (1)

Seniors who are age 55 or older, self-reliant or accompanied by an aide, are eligible for a free bus service for food shopping and doctors appointments. The service is provided by the Township of Scotch Plains.

Register by filling out this form.

Then to make a reservation on a first come, first served basis, call the service directly at 908-322-5151.

Transportation to doctors appointments is also available through Union County Paratransit by appointment, 908-241-8300.

Blood Pressure Screenings

Free blood pressure screenings are offered the 2nd Monday of every month (except July and August) at Forest Road Park, 10-11:00 a.m.

Prescription Drug Assistance & Hearing Aid Assistance

The NJ Division of Aging services administers these programs for seniors:

  • Pharmaceutical Assistance to Aged and Disabled (PAAD)
  • Hearing Aid Assistance for Aged and Disabled (HAAAD)

Click here for eligibility information for these programs

or call the NJ Senior hotline, 1-800-792-9745.

Utility Assistance

The Lifeline Utility Assistance Program provides a credit of $225 for New Jersey homeowners or tenants to pay for gas or electricity.

Click here for eligibility information for this program

or call the NJ Senior hotline, 1-800-792-9745.

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels are provided to residents in Fanwood and Scotch Plains by two different agencies. If you know someone who could benefit from receiving low-cost meals delivered right to their home, call Meals on Wheels, Inc,


Union County Senior Resource Guide

Senior Resource Guide
Indexed guide to Union County services for senior citizens.
Senior Resource Guide.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 36.1 MB

(Note: This is a large file that might take a minute or more to download)

Also from Union County is a document from the Division on Aging & Disability Resources. Click here for an excellent roundup of services for seniors.