Chester Township
1 Parker Road
Chester, New Jersey 07930
908-879-5100

The Fifty Plus Club of the Chesters

The Fifty Plus Club of the Chesters invites all senior citizens of Chester Township, Chester Borough and Washington Township to join. The objective of the club is to provide social activities and to share educational and recreational programs. Programs vary and include speakers, entertainment and parties. Regularly planned activities are miniature golf, bowling, going out to lunch, and attending theater productions.

Meetings take place on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month in the Presbyterian Church Hall, Main Street, Chester.  The business meeting begins promptly at 11:00 a.m. followed by a program of interest. You might want to bring a sandwich for lunch; coffee and cake are provided.  Come to a meeting to learn more about us, join us, make new friends, and have a good time.

If you have questions about the club, please contact Holly Simmenroth at (908) 879-5932.


Senior Citizen Transportation Schedule

Council Liaison to Senior Transportation– Jacki Spinelli  jspinelli@chestertownship.org

MONDAYS, TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS AND THURSDAYS

Reservations are Required
To Reserve: Call (908) 879-5100 x390 between 9 AM – 2 PM
48 Business Hours prior to need
Requests are filled on a first-come, first-served basis

  • Service to Chester, Mendham and surrounding area: Pick Up 10:00 am and Return by 2:00 pm
  • Shop Rite and Local Destinations Scheduled every Wednesday, unless otherwise indicated
  • Transportation to the Midday Friendship Nutrition Site at the Presbyterian Church on Tuesday and Thursday, Pick Up 10:30am and Return 12:30 pm
  • Service to Lunch’n Learn at the Chester Library the 1st Monday of each month
  • Medical Appointments may be set on the 3rd Monday of the month within our service area, other than Morristown
  • Schedule is Subject to Change

Limited to Chester Borough and Chester Township residents, 60 years of age and older. Driving time is always approximated. No van transport on school holidays or when the public schools are closed due to inclement weather. Special events may alter the schedule. The transportation is NOT handicapped accessible.

You must remain at scheduled location for pick-up. If you do not need a ride home, please let the driver know. If the bus driver is sick or having van problems, the trips will be cancelled and you will be notified. If you must miss the final trip, you are responsible for your own transportation.

Please have the following information available when calling for a ride: Name, Address, Telephone Number, Date and Time for Pick Up, and Destination. If you are going to a Doctor’s appointment, please supply the Doctor’s name & Telephone Number.


Senior Transportation Vehicle Policies

Chester Township Senior Transportation is available for the use of senior citizens, 60 years of age and older living in the Township of Chester.

It operates Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm within a 10 mile radius from the center of Chester. Occasional recreational trips may be scheduled at the discretion of the coordinators.

Every effort is made to adhere to pick-up and drop-off times, but traffic and other unforeseen problems may delay the driver. Passengers are asked to cooperate by being at the scheduled stop on time.

Scheduling is done daily by the coordinators with one week notice for Monday medical appointments. All other rides must be scheduled 48 BUSINESS HOURS IN ADVANCE, by calling (908) 879-5100 EXT 390 between 9 AM to 2 PM. NO EXCEPTIONS. Please note that passengers are limited to one destination per day.

Senior transportation will not be available on school holidays or when the public schools are closed due to inclement weather.

The driver must remain with the vehicle and cannot be responsible for passenger safety when the destination is reached. Any passengers deemed at risk by the driver for safety reasons may be asked to utilize an assistant.

Passengers are required to wear seatbelts when the vehicle is in motion. A notice to this effect is posted in the vehicle and the municipalities cannot assume responsibility for passengers who fail to comply.

Storage space is limited and passengers are asked to limit their purchases to 4 bags whenever possible to accommodate the needs of others.

If you miss your initial pick up or will miss the final trip, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN TRANSPORTATION.

Please remember that the senior transportation program is an effort to improve the situation of our area senior citizens and cannot and should not be used as a taxi service or for emergency purposes. Every attempt will be made to define and accommodate the needs of the majority of our seniors. The senior transportation program is a work in progress and changes may be made as the program matures. Suggestions from riders are welcome.

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED


Links

New Jersey Register Ready

This registration web site allows residents with special needs and their families, friends and associates an opportunity to provide information to emergency response agencies, so emergency responders can better plan to serve them in a disaster or other emergency. The information collected here is confidential and will not be available to the public.

Project Lifesaver offered by the Morris County Sheriff’s Office

The Chester Township Police Department would like to make residents aware of a program offered by the Morris County Sheriff’s Office called Project Lifesaver. The Project Lifesaver program is a free service offered by the Morris County Sheriff’s Office and is aimed at providing enhanced support and assistance to Morris County residents who are primary caregivers for an individual suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia disorder as well as families of children afflicted with Down syndrome, autism, traumatic brain injuries or cognitive impairments. These individuals might be prone to wander away from home and become confused or lost. Project Lifesaver allows for a proactive response by law enforcement if this happens. This not only saves time and manpower but also, gives caregivers and families peace of mind and reassurance that all possible resources will be utilized in the effort to locate and return their loved one home safely.” The website is: http://www.mcsheriff.org/community/project_lifesaver/

Any questions/problems feel free to contact:

Sgt. Ryan T. McNamee
Chester Twp. Police Department
(908) 879-5514 Ext. 360
rmcnamee@ctpdnj.org

Senior Resource Center (SRC)

Serving Chester, Mendham, Long Valley and surrounding communities. The SRC provides assistance to people who are overwhelmed by the complexity of the issues and challenges of aging. Help is available in the following areas – information & referral, advocacy, support services, education & training and healthy senior programs. Our services are open to all people regardless of economic, social or religious backgrounds. We are a clearing house for support and services available to seniors and caregivers in western Morris County. We provide compassionate listening and enable a supportive environment for seniors and caregivers. We advocate for seniors and their caregivers who are experiencing difficulty obtaining services and support. Please visit http://srcnj.org/ or email us at info@srcnj.org or call us 908-879-2202.