Senior Citizen Coordinator
Rahway Senior Citizens Center
1306 Esterbrook Avenue
Rahway, NJ 07065
Fall 2020 Programs
Starting in October, there will be a limited number of senior classes available for Rahway residents.
Registration will begin October 1 on-line or by calling (732)827-2016 or (732)669-3600
Monday – starts October 19 with Debbie (Please choose only one exercise class)
Exercise #1 – 8:45 – 9:30
Walk & Tone – 10:00 – 10:45
Exercise #2 – 11:15 – 12:30
Tuesday – starts October 13
Exercise with Tracey – 9:00 – 9:45
Tai Chi with Tom – 10:30 – 11:30
Wednesday – starts October 21 with Laura
Watercolor/Pastels – 9:00 – 10:15
Acrylic Painting – 10:45 – 12:00
Oil Painting 12:30 – 1:45
Drawing – 2:15 – 3:30
Thursday – starts October 15 with Sharon (Please choose only one crochet class)
Crochet #1 – 9:00 – 10-15
Crochet #2 – 10:45 – 12:00
Latch Hook – 12:30 – 1:45
Cross Stitch – 2:15 – 3:15
Friday – starts October 16 with Sari
Cardio Shape-Up 9:00 – 9:45
Line Dancing – 10:15 – 11:15
You must wear a mask while maintaining social distancing at all times.
Please call (732)827-2016 if you have any questions.
Senior Handyman Program
Open to Rahway residents ages 62 and over for small home repairs (light carpentry, leaky faucet, smoke alarm installation, etc.)
No yard work, emergency services, house cleaning or roof repair
Labor is provided free; you pay for materials only
To register, please visit the Senior Center or call (732) 827-2016.
More information is available here.
Mayor Giacobbe’s Birthday Breakfast Club- cancelled due to Covid 19
One of the City of Rahway’s favorite events run by the Division of Senior Services is Mayor Giacobbe’s Birthday Breakfast. Depending on the month of your birthday, you and a guest will be invited to the Rahway Senior Center and treated to a full breakfast along with other members of the Club. To register, please call (732) 827-2016. Everyone registered will receive an invitation in the mail with the date and time of the Birthday Breakfast.
Senior Housing Complexes
Rahway Housing Authority
165 E. Grand Ave.
Golden Age Towers
200 E. Milton Ave.
Park Terrace Apartments
805 School St.
Heritage Village at Rosegate Apartments
555 E. Hazelwood Ave.
Jack & Margaret Senior Residence
1425 Esterbrook Ave.
City of Rahway Transportation Services
Union County Paratransit System
N.J. Transit Discounts
The Rahway Senior Center has applications for seniors 62 and older for N.J. Transit rail and bus transportation discounts.
Clubs- cancelled due to Covid 19
Rahway Retired Men’s Club
Meets every Monday at 1 PM
Ladies Golden Age Club
Meets every Wednesday at 12:15 PM
A.A.R.P. Chapter #607
Meets 2nd Thursday of the month at 12 Noon
Union County Minority Task Force
Meets every other 1st Friday of month at 12 Noon
All clubs meet at the Rahway Senior Center 1306 Esterbrook Ave.
The Union County Department of Human Services has a Senior Café offering a healthy, delicious lunch for adults age 60 and older. Reservations are required 2 days in advance by calling (732)382-4188. The café is located at J.F. Kennedy Senior Apartments, 250 West Grand Avenue. The suggested donation is $1.75.
Rahway Senior Citizens Center Directions
Rahway Senior Citizens Center is located at 1306 Esterbrook Avenue.
Garden State Parkway Southbound: Exit at Exit 135 (Clark/Westfield) and follow signs for Rahway. Keep straight and stay in right lane. At second light make left onto Central Avenue East. After next light bear right onto Brant Avenue. Go to the first traffic light (Westfield Avenue), turn left and continue for three traffic lights (approximately 1.5 miles) to St. George Avenue (State Highway #27). Turn right onto St. George Avenue and go approximately four lights to West Milton Avenue (TD Bank on the left). Turn left on West Milton Avenue. After passing Elks Club (on right) next street on left is Esterbrook Avenue. Turn left onto Esterbrook Avenue. The Senior Center will be the first building on left.
Garden State Parkway Northbound: Exit at Exit 135(Clark/Westfield) and stay in right lane which turns into Brant Avenue. Turn left at the first traffic light (Westfield Avenue) and proceed as above.
Route 1 & 9 Southbound: In Rahway – Go past Merck & Co., Inc. and McDonalds. Make a right at traffic light on East Milton Avenue between Dunkin Donuts and Burger King. Go through three lights, then under railroad bridge. After railroad bridge go one block to Esterbrook Avenue and make a right. Senior Citizen Building is first building on left.
Route 1 & 9 Northbound: At end of Sansone Auto Mall, make right at light on Randolph Avenue. Go one block and make left at light onto Woodbridge Avenue #514. Go straight (street changes to Lawrence Street) and at third light make a left on East Milton Avenue. Go through two lights and then under railroad bridge. After railroad bridge go one block to Esterbrook Avenue and make a right. Senior Citizen Building is first building on left.
From Lake or Inman Avenue Eastbound: Follow either street to St. George Avenue (State Hwy. 27). Turn left onto St. George Avenue. Turn right at the traffic light onto West Milton Avenue (TD Bank on corner). After passing Elks Club (on right) next street on left is Esterbrook Avenue. Turn left onto Esterbrook Avenue. The Senior Center will be the first building on the left.
NJ Transit coming from Bay Head/Long Branch: Take East Milton Avenue exit and walk down the stairs. Make left onto East Milton Avenue and walk west approximately one block to Esterbrook Avenue. Turn left and Senior Center is on the left hand side.
NJ Transit coming from Newark/New York: Take East Milton Avenue exit and walk down the stairs. Make a right and walk straight to East Milton Avenue. Then turn right on East Milton Avenue walk west approximately one block to Esterbrook Avenue. Turn left and Senior Center is on left hand side.