Division of Senior Services

Rahway Senior Citizens CenterRegistration for programs is being held at the Rahway Senior Center, Rahway Recreation Center or you can Register Online. Most classes are $5 for Rahway seniors.

Fall 2023 Program Schedule

You can register for programs at the Rahway Senior Center or Rahway Recreation Center.          


Strength Training8:45 - 9:45amSenior CenterSariSeptember 18-March 4
Helping Hands10:00 - 11:30amSenior Center AnnexSharonSeptember 18-January 29
Watercolor10:00 - 11:30amSenior CenterLaura September 18-March 4
Drawing11:45 - 1:15pmSenior Center Laura September 18-March 4
Watercolor & Drawing1:30 - 3:00pmSenior CenterLaura September 18-March 4


Cross Stitch10:00 - 11:30amSenior Center AnnexSharonSeptember 19-March 5
Exercise with Tracey10:15 - 11:00amRecreation Center GymTraceySeptember 19-March 5
Latch Hook11:45 - 1:15pmSenior Center AnnexSharonSeptember 19-March 5
Building Your Family Tree1:00 - 2:30pmRahway Public LibraryMarySeptember 19-March 5


Acrylic Painting11:45 - 1:15pmSenior Center LauraSeptember 20-March 6
Oil Painting 1:30 - 3:00pmSenior Center LauraSeptember 20-March 6
Basic Spanish10:00-11:00amSenior Center AnnexJanethSeptember 27-January 31


Gardening9:00 - 10:00amSenior Center AnnexSharonSeptember 21-March 7
Creative Crafts10:00 - 11:00amSenior Center SandySeptember 21-Dec 7
Creative Crafts10:00 - 11:00amSenior Center AnnexSandyJanuary 4-March 7
Crochet10:15 - 11:45amSenior Center AnnexSharonSeptember 21-March 7
Quilting12:00 - 1:30pmSenior Center AnnexSharonSeptember 21-March7


Memoir Writing 10:00 - 11:30amSenior Center AnnexMarySeptember 22-March 8
Knitting12:00 - 1:30pmSenior Center AnnexFranSeptember 22-March 8

Monday & Friday

Line Dancing 10:00 - 11:00amSenior Center SariSeptember 18-March 8

Tuesday & Thursday

Exercise with Debbie9:00 - 9:45amRecreation GymDebbieSeptember 19-March 7

Wednesday & Friday

Tai-Chi11:00 - 12:00pm      Recreation Rm #115Recreation Rm #115          Tom  September 20-March 8

christmas party


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 

The Property Tax Reimbursement Program reimburses eligible senior citizens and disabled persons for property tax increases. This state program "freezes" your taxes the year you become eligible and every year thereafter you have reimbursed the difference. You must be 65 (the first year you can apply is the year you turn 67) or receiving federal Social Security disability benefits, lived in NJ for 10 years and your current home the last 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 the property tax freeze is $94,178 for 2021 and $99,735 for 2022.

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