News from the Somerset County Board of County Commissioners

Shanel Y. Robinson, Commissioner Director | Melonie Marano, Commissioner Deputy Director

Doug Singleterry, Commissioner | Sara Sooy, Commissioner | Paul Drake, Commissioner



February 28, 2022

Somerset County Office on Aging & Disability Services to Reopen Five Senior Wellness Centers on March 2

Grand Reopening Themed-Events Planned to Welcome Back Seniors


SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services will reopen five of its senior wellness centers on a trial basis, after serving clientele via virtual programs, outdoor activities, and curbside lunch programs throughout the pandemic. Senior centers will resume in-person activities beginning March 2, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and will have exciting grand reopening themed-events throughout the month. Senior center clientele must comply with COVID restrictions and registration is required.

“We have been eagerly anticipating the reopening of in-person activities at the centers for almost two years,” said Somerset County Commissioner Director Shanel Y. Robinson. “These programs are a vital part of many seniors’ lives by helping them to stay emotionally connected and physically healthy. We are excited that the time has finally come for us to begin returning to normal.”

Grand reopening ceremonies will feature music, activities, and food. A list of dates, locations and entertainment is available online.

“We are finally easing our way back into normalcy and are excited to welcome the return of our seniors at the centers,” said Somerset County Commissioner Paul M. Drake. “Our dedicated staff persevered and adapted very quickly during COVID, making it possible for us to provide virtual programs during the pandemic. The staff has really missed seeing clients in person.”


The following senior wellness centers will reopen beginning March 2, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.:

  • Senior Wellness Center at Basking Ridge, 908-204-3435
  • Senior Wellness Center at Bridgewater, 908-203-6101
  • Senior Wellness Center at Hillsborough, 908-369-8700
  • Montgomery Senior Center, 609-466-0846
  • Quail Brook Senior Center, 732-563-4213


Registration Is Required

The clientele must register in advance and provide proof of vaccination or show county-approved exemption.


COVID Restrictions

The Office on Aging and Disability Services continues to follow state-mandated public healthcare guidelines and is committed to providing a safe environment for its staff and clientele; therefore, senior centers will begin reopening on a trial basis. Clientele will be required to wear face masks and maintain social distance while at the senior centers.


Lunch at the Senior Centers

All five county-operated senior centers will offer a nutritionally balanced lunch on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, for a suggested donation of $2.50. Lunch registration is required before 10 a.m. on the previous business day. Menu choices include a hot meat-based or meatless entrée or a cold meat-based or meatless boxed lunch.

Virtual Programs and Grab & Go Lunch

Zoom activities will continue to be available each month. Grab & Go lunch programs are also still offered at all locations on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and to all seniors regardless of their vaccination status. For more information about Grab & Go lunch and virtual programs, visit

For more information about the County-operated senior wellness centers, call 908-704-6346, toll-free at 1-888-747-1122, email or visit


Somerset County-Operated Senior Wellness Centers

The county-operated senior wellness centers offer a wide range of experiences for active older adults in a social and uplifting atmosphere to positively impact their overall health. The senior centers offer exercise and wellness classes, health screenings, art, music, history, science, dance, and literature classes, computer courses and educational programs, discussion groups, and other learning opportunities. Seniors will meet new people, learn about other cultures, and can enjoy lunch with friends.

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