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Visit https://www.senioradvisor.com/Hawthorne-NJ for Senior Care providers and professional services in our area.

Senior Recreational Trips
The Board of Recreation provides recreational trips for senior citizens.  These are advertised in the Hawthorne Press.

July 16 - Woodbridge Mall
August 13 - Sands Casino, Bethlehem, PA (call 973-427-1168 for more information, please)
September 17 - Rockaway Mall
October 15 - Willowbrook Mall
November 19 - Woodbridge Mall
December 17 - Bergen Town Center


Library Programs
Some of the programs offered at Hawthorne's Louis Bay 2nd Library, 345 Lafayette Avenue are noted below. Contact the Library at 973-427-5745 for details or click Calendar:

* Movies on a Saturday afternoon for adults @ 1:30 pm
Yoga on Fridays @ 10:30 am

Nutrition Site

Passaic County provides lunch every weekday for Senior Citizens at various sites in the County, including at the Ambulance Corps Building at 970 Goffle Road in Hawthorne.  Contact the Center at 973-423-1027 for details or click flyer.

Senior Citizens Organizations

Please click here for meeting times, dates and further details on the Golden Circle and Golden Horizon organizations at St. Anthony's Church, 276 Diamond Bridge Avenue

Operation Reassurance

The Hawthorne Police Department provides checks on senior citizens who live alone.  Call (973) 427-1800 to register.

Flu & Pneumonia Vaccines

The Hawthorne Board of Health provides vaccinations, blood pressure screenings  and other health services.  Call (973) 427-5555 ext 223 for details.


NJ EASE ( Easy Access Single Entry) is a state initiative which promotes the well-being of  individuals over 60 by providing easy, local access to a coordinated system of consumer responsive services to enable self-sufficiency.  Call 1-877-222-3737 for details.

Transportation Assistance:

Medical and Dental Appointments

Volunteers provide rides, by appointment, to Hawthorne senior citizen residents who need transportation for medical and dental appointments.  Call  (973) 427-5555 ext. 340 to leave a message if you need this transportation assistance.  This program is NOT for emergency service and cannot be used for admission to or discharge from a hospital or nursing home.  Passengers must be able to get to the vehicle on their own.  A personal care attendant may accompany a passenger to assist on the trip, but must travel to and from the same destination.  Passengers are required to schedule ride requests 24 hours in advance for in-town appointments, and 48 hours in advance for out-of-town appointments, and are encouraged to call to schedule the ride as soon at the appointment is made.

Passaic County also provides transportation for medical and dental appointments.  Call (973) 305-5756 for details.

Food Shopping

Passaic County Paratransit provides transportation for seniors who need rides for food shopping and other purposes.  Call (973) 305-5756 for details.

Senior Citizen Shopping Trips: 

Senior Citizen Shopping Trips January through December (see above listing June-December)

The Borough of Hawthorne provides transportation for senior citizens to area malls twice a month, every other Monday (Tuesday, if Monday is a holiday).  The bus leaves from the corner of Grand Avenue and McKinley at 9:30 am and returns at approximately 2:30 pm.  For information, call Administration at 973-427-1168.  

Resident Special Needs Program

This is a voluntary program designed to assist those with special needs who may require specialized care in the event of an unforeseen emergency or disaster within the borough.  For more information and the downloadable special needs form click here.

Senior Citizen Optonline (Cablevision) Discount  

Optonline (Cablevision of Oakland) has implemented a senior citizen discount in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the monthly rate of the broadcast basic level of cable television service for residents who qualify subject to the following requirements: 

  • Any person sixty-two years of age or older.
  • Eligible senior citizens cannot share the subscription with more than one person in the same household who is less than sixty-two (62) years of age.
  • Senior citizen income requirements must be below the threshold established in the Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled Program (N.J.S.A. 30:4D-21) The 2010 income levels are as follows:

Single Income level:   $24,432

Married Income level: $29,956

  • This discount only applies to the broadcast basic level of cable television service, and will not apply to any additional service, feature, or equipment offered by the Company including any premium channel services and pay-per-view services.  

Senior citizens who qualify for the discount may call Optonline (Cablevision) customer service department at 866-575-8000 to obtain an application form.


Pool Membership is free for Hawthorne / North Haledon residents 65 years or older.

This low to moderate water exercise program will
benefit individuals to increase performance of daily activities.
All classes are taught by a Certified Water Aerobics Instructor
in chest deep water, non-swimmers are welcome. 
Fee: $5 per class, payable to "The Borough of Hawthorne" Pool membership is required. Sign-up at the pool office.