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1/29/2016 - Get a Sneak Peek of Somerset County’s NEW Senior Wellness Center in Bridgewater
Get a Sneak Peek of Somerset County’s
NEW Senior Wellness Center in Bridgewater

BRIDGEWATER – Are you curious about the new building that was erected on Main Street, next to the Adult Day Center and Somerset Patriots’ stadium? The Board of Chosen Freeholders invites residents age 60 and above to preview the Senior Wellness Center at Bridgewater, located at 876 E. Main St., between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10. (Doors will open at 9:45 a.m. The snow date is Feb. 11.)

Reserve a spot by Monday, Feb. 8, by contacting the Office on Aging & Disability Services at (908) 704-6346 or

Visitors can take a tour, participate in demonstrations of upcoming programs, and learn more about the variety of services and volunteer opportunities offered by the county Office on Aging and Disability Services. Demonstrations will include dancercise, jazz dance, yoga, tai chi and functional fitness. Members of the Board of Freeholders will be on hand to greet guests.

“We are looking forward to the opening of our Senior Wellness Center in Bridgewater. The new facility is large enough to host multiple activities simultaneously, which will help to satisfy diverse interests,” said Freeholder Director Patricia L. Walsh. “And our location, next to the Adult Day Center, enables us to form a campus for active older adults and residents who need more care and support.”

“Our centers are not just places where people can socialize and eat a nutritious lunch,” said Freeholder Brian Levine, human services liaison. “We offer computer labs, exercise programs, educational programming, craft classes, demonstrations and intergenerational activities.”

The Senior Wellness Center at Bridgewater is expected to open to the public on Monday,
Feb. 29. A formal ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening will be held in the spring.

The new 14,000-square-foot facility shares a driveway entrance with the Adult Day Center. The Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services plans to close its Raritan location, which has been operational since 1975, after the Bridgewater center is fully open. Clientele who attended the Raritan and Manville locations are encouraged to visit the brand-new facility. The county will continue to operate its other five centers, located in Bernards, Hillsborough, Montgomery, Franklin and Warren.

Somerset County senior centers offer a wide range of experiences designed for lifelong enrichment in a social and uplifting atmosphere, intended to positively impact overall health. Choices of four lunch menus (with and without meat) are served daily at centers, which are funded in part through the Older Americans Act and the county Board of Chosen Freeholders. Many of the programs and activities are made possible through partnerships, volunteers and the generosity of donors.

For more information, contact the Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services at (908) 704-6346 or toll-free at 1-888-747-1122.