Division of Senior Services

Rahway Senior Citizens CenterRegistration for programs will begin on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2024 at the Rahway Senior Center or Rahway Recreation Center for Rahway Seniors 60+ or you can register online at cityofrahway.com/seniorsNon-residents and residents age 59 and under can register starting Tuesday, March 12, 2024. Most classes are $5.00 for Rahway seniors. Registration for programs is being held at the Rahway Senior Center, Rahway Recreation Center or you can Register Online

Spring / Summer 2024 Program Schedule


Strength Training8:45 - 9:45amSenior CenterSariMarch 25 - August 26
Helping Hands10:00 - 11:30amSenior Center AnnexSharonApril 22- August 19
Watercolor10:00 - 11:30amSenior CenterLaura March 25 - August 26
Drawing11:45 - 1:15pmSenior Center Laura March 25- August 26
Watercolor & Drawing1:30 - 3:00pmSenior CenterLaura March 25 - August 26
Plastic Canvas1:00 - 2:30pmSenior Center AnnexMaryApril 22- August 26


Cross Stitch10:00 - 11:30amSenior Center AnnexSharonMarch 26 - August 20
Exercise with Tracey10:15 - 11:00amRecreation Center GymTraceyMarch 26 - August 27
Latch Hook11:45 - 1:15pmSenior Center AnnexSharonMarch 26 - August 20
Chair Yoga1:00 - 2:00pmRecreation Rm #115StacyMarch 26 - August 27
Building Your Family Tree1:00 -  2:30pmRahway Public LibraryMaryMarch 26 - August 27


Spanish II10:00 - 11:00amSenior Center AnnexJanethApril 17 - July 3
Acrylic Painting11:45 - 1:15pmSenior Center LauraMarch 27- August 28
Oil Painting 1:30 - 3:00pmSenior CenterLauraMarch 27- August 28
Line Dancing for Beginners2:00 - 3:00pmSenior Center SariMarch 27- August 28
Spanish I2:30 - 3:30pmSenior Center AnnexJanethJune 26 - August 28


Gardening9:00 - 10:00am      Senior Center AnnexSharonMarch 28 - August 22
Creative Crafts10:00 - 11:00amSenior Center SandyMarch 28- June 6
Creative Corner10:00 - 11:30amSenior Center JoyJuly 11 - August 29
Crochet10:15 - 11:45amSenior Center AnnexSharonMarch 28 - August 22
Quilting12:00 - 1:30pmSenior Center AnnexSharonMarch 28 - August 22


Memoir Writing 10:00 - 11:30amSenior Center AnnexMaryApril 5 - August 30
Tai-Chi11:00 - 12:00pmRecreation Rm #115TomApril 5 - August 30
Knitting12:00 - 1:30pmSenior Center AnnexFranApril 5 - August 30

Monday & Friday

Line Dancing 10:00 - 11:00amSenior Center SariMarch 25- August 30

Tuesday & Thursday

Exercise with Debbie9:00 - 9:45amRecreation GymDebbieMarch 26 - June 6
Summer Exercise w/ Debbie9:00 - 9:45amSenior CenterDebbieJune 11 - August 29



Rahway Retired Men’s Club

Meets every Monday at 1 PM

President Chuck Sweetman


Ladies Golden Age Club

Meets every Wednesday at 

12:15 PM 

President Miriam Hausman


A.A.R.P. Chapter #607

Meets 2nd Thursday of the month at 12 Noon   

President Delores Franklin 


Union County Minority Task Force

Meets 1st Friday of every other month at 12 Noon

President Elaine Haith (732)428-4800

Senior Property Tax Freeze 

Senior Property Tax Freeze
The Property Tax Reimbursement Program (PTR) reimburses eligible senior citizens and disabled person for property tax increases.  This state program “freezes” your taxes the year you become eligible and every year thereafter you are reimbursed the difference.  You must be 65 (the first year you can apply is the year you turn 67) and lived in your current home for three years.  If you are not currently enrolled in this program, please call (732)827-2016 and make an appointment with an AARP Tax Specialist.  The income limit for filing is $150,000 for 2022 and 2023.

Senior Pickleball

For more information please CLICK HERE.

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. View Senior Handyman Program information (PDF).

Mayor Giacobbe's Birthday Club

One of the City of Rahway's favorite events run by the Division of Senior Services is Mayor Giacobbe's Birthday Luncheon. Depending on the month of your birthday, you and a guest will be invited to the Rahway Senior Center and treated to pizza 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 Luncheon.


Golden Age Towers 

200 E. Milton Avenue - 732-499-7950 

Jack & Margaret Meyers Senior Residence                                                                 

1425 Esterbrook Avenue - 732-540-8748 

Park Terrace Apartments                                                                                                

805 School St. / 732-680-1160

Rahway Housing Authority - manages all three buildings: 732-388-3546                     

Clifford P. Case  -                          337 W. Milton Avenue

J.F. Kennedy Apartments  -         224 W. Grand Avenue

Walter Schaffauser -                    165 E. Grand Avenue

Rosegate at Heritage Village     

555 East Hazelwood Avenue / 732-396-4540 

Local Food Pantries

Food For Friends

Address:  1221 New Brunswick Ave Rahway, NJ 07065

Contact:  732-388-1136

Hours:  M-F:  9:00am - 5:00pm

Languages Spoken:  English, Spanish

Community FoodBank of New Jersey

Address:  31 Evans Terminal Rd #1, Hillside, NJ 07205

Contact:  908-355-3663

Hours:  M-F:  8:00am - 4:00pm

ID Requirements:  state issued ID 

Languages Spoken:  English, Spanish

St John the Apostle

Address:  1805 Penbrook Terrace Linden, NJ 07036

Contact:  732-388-1216

Hours:  8:00am-3:00pm

First Presbyterian Church of Avenel

Address:  621 East Woodbridge Ave, Avenel NJ 0001

Contact:  732-634-1631

Hours:  Last Tuesday of every month 10:00am-11:30am

ID Requirements:  Must show one of the following: Temporary Assistance to Needy Families(TANF), Food Stamp Program (FSP) - SNAP, Supplemental Social Security Income (SSI)

Woman, Infants and Children (WIC), Medicaid, Income Eligible Disaster