In recognition of September as National Senior Center Month, we will meet at the Mount Olive Township Senior Center, 204 Flanders Drakestown Road and via Zoom.
Our featured speakers will be Sandra Masklee, president of the Mount Olive Seniors Club and Deb Maclean, the “oldest living field organizer” from the Malilnowski campaign.
The National Council of Aging’s 2022 theme is “Strengthening Community Connections”
Check out the NCOA website for more information- https://ncoa.org/page/national-senior-center-month
Come at 6:30 PM for a Meet and Greet. Our meeting will start at 7PM.
Please Register and choose in person or virtual option
Mount Olive Senior Club President Sandra Masklee has been an integral part of our Mount Olive community since 1980 when she moved here from Bergen County with her husband Jack and their three daughters. Sandra was an active parent volunteer for softball, basketball, and Mount Olive Marching Band as well as being a chaperone for the Ski Club. Sandra decided to return to college once her daughters were grown and received a Political Science degree from the University of Texas at Tyler in 2001 while serving as a Resident Advisor and volunteer firefighter and commuting by car from Mount Olive. Sandra has worked as a legal secretary in Morristown, owned a cleaning business and sold unique items at the Chester Flea Market as the owner of Southwest Motiff. Sandra is a proud grandmother of 7 and has one great granddaughter. Sandra cared for her husband Jack at home for five years with the help of wonderful neighbors and family before his passing in October of 2021 from dementia. Sandra is also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 278 in Stanhope.
The Mount Olive Senior Club was incorporated in 1972 and currently has 104 members. Any resident over age 55 or those who have lived in Mount Olive previously are welcome to join. According to Masklee, “The club provides a meeting place where we are all one and have the same goals. We are there for compassion and friendship.” Activities include shuffleboard, bingo, mahjong, card games and the Wii. Special day and overnight trips are planned monthly. The Mount Olive High School Key Club hosts an annual Senior Prom for Seniors. The Mount Olive Senior Bocci Club is especially proud of their undefeated record against the Police Department and Town Council. The Senior Club meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 11:30 AM at the Mount Olive Senior Center. For more information about the Senior Club, contact Sandra Masklee at [email protected].
The Mount Olive Senior Center opened in 1999 and was built with generous donations of materials and $150,000 in seed money obtained when longtime Councilwoman Barbara Swasey won a lawsuit against the Oakwood Village apartment complex for failing to fulfill a developer’s agreement.
The Mount Olive Senior Center also serves as a Mid-Day Friendship Nutrition Site on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays through the Morris County Nutrition Project. Call the Nutrition site in advance to reserve your meal at 973 448-7474. Home delivered meals and farmer’s market vouchers are also available through the Morris County Nutrition Project. Check out the Morris County Website to find out about all services available at https://www.morriscountynj.gov/Departments/Aging-Disabilities-Community-Programming
Senior Transportation Services are available to residents who are 60 years of age or older or 18 years of age or older who are physically disabled or handicapped. Marcy Merola is the Senior Transportation Coordinator, and she can be reached at 973 691-0900 X7331. Please See information on Mount Olive Township website to find out how to register and the destination listing. https://www.mountolivetwpnj.org/senior-services/pages/senior-transportation-services