Welcome to the Two Towns for All Ages Weekly Digest!
Message from Victor De Luca:
PROPERTY TAXES AND RENT Affordable New Jersey Communities for Homeowners and Renters (ANCHOR) A new state program, the Affordable New Jersey Communities for Homeowners and Renters (ANCHOR), provides up to $1,500 in relief for eligible homeowners and up to $450 in relief for eligible renters. This program provides property tax relief to New Jersey residents who owned or rented their principal residence (main home) on October 1, 2019, and met these income requirements: A household income of under $150,000 will receive a $1,500 property tax benefit A household income between $150,000 and $250,000 will receive a $1,000 property tax benefit. Renters with incomes up to $150,000 will receive $450 to help offset rent increases caused by increasing property taxes. ANCHOR replaces the Homestead Benefit program and will be distributed as a direct deposit or check instead of a credit. All payments will be going out in late spring. There is no age limit to apply. The application deadline has been extended. The application deadline is now February 28, 2023.
Are you a man who sings and loves to sing? Come check out The Maplewood Glee Club any Monday in January, and see if we're a good fit. Just guys who love to sing.
Tuesday January 24th
Lunch and Learn! 11 a.m. - 1 pm. Pizza will be served Program Topic: Prescription Medication Disposal Learn how & where to dispose of any unused or expired prescription medication safely. This event includes information on resources in Essex Country Register Now! HTTPS://Maplewood.recdesk.com 973-763-0750
Wednesday January 25th
Movie at South Orange Public Library
1:00 to 3:00 pm
"The Power of the Dog" (R)
Thursday January 26th
Good Tyme String Band
South Orange Library
Join us for live banjo music in the meeting room; all ages welcome.
6 :00 pm.
Join us for this discussion, held in person at the South Orange Library.!
Guest Speaker: Nancy Solomon, WNYC reporter
Topic: Reporting New Jersey: Politics, a Double Murder, and a Dead End
Friday January 27th
Join Seton Hall Students in person for an all-ages storytime!
Celebrate Lunar New Year on January 29 at The Woodland.
SOMA Social Work
SOMA Case Manager, Michelle MS This service is available to older adults (65+) who reside in South Orange or Maplewood. The SOMA Case Manager and older adults will identify current needs and discuss resources available that can provide support and assistance. The SOMA Case Manager will help facilitate the connection between older adults and community resources.
Bereavement/Grief Support Group (in person) Monthly South Orange Library 11:00am-12:00pm This group is open to residents of South Orange and Maplewood (65+) All members must reach out to SOMA Case Manager prior to attending to register
Connections (zoom) Weekly This group is open to residents of South Orange and Maplewood (65+) All members must reach out to SOMA Case Manager prior to attending to register