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Montclair is home to extensive and varied cultural, educational, and recreational activities. The following represents a sample of what Montclair has to offer to enrich the lives of our seniors.  See also what's going on in Montclair.

Senior Activities at Edgemont Park House
(973) 744-3278, On Valley Road across from Holland Terrace, Montclair 07042
Opportunities for seniors to develop programming and hold group and club meetings that open to the public.

Township of Montclair Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs
(973) 509-4915, 205 Claremont Avenue, First Floor, Montclair 07042
Sponsors cultural and recreational trips throughout the year for seniors.

 The Adult School Department of the Montclair Public Library
(973) 744-0500, ext. 2224, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair 07042
Offers a wide variety of day and evening courses including lectures, trips, arts, humanities, etc.  Registration for Montclair Institute for Lifelong Learning classes is also available.

Aging in Montclair (AIM)
(973) 707-5088
AIM is a grassroots membership organization for seniors in the Montclair area.  We offer advocacy and wide variety of educational, self-help, support programs.

Montclair Art Museum
(973) 746-5555, South Mountain Avenue, Montclair 07042
Offers a senior discount on admission to this nationally recognized museum. Changing exhibits, lectures, programs, and adult art classes are offered throughout the year.

Montclair Public Library
(973) 744-0500, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair 07042
Large print books, books on tape, videos, home delivery for home restricted individuals, film series, book club (through the Adult School), monthly open readings, and occasional lectures. The Library also offers computer classes.  For a schedule of these classes, click this link: https://montclairlibrary.org/adults/adult-school/

Montclair State University
(973) 655-7801, Valley Road and Normal Avenue, Upper Montclair 07043
Older Adult Tuition Waiver Program waives tuition for seniors 65 and older in courses where space is available.

Montclair YMCA
(973) 744-3400, 25 Park Street, Montclair 07042
Reduced senior membership (65 and older). Full service recreational center including aquatics, senior fitness, swimming, dancing, yoga, tai chi, walking club, lecture series, travel and health education.  Senior and teen space available.

May In Montclair
A month-long festival of art shows, concerts, garden tours, health and exercise programs, fairs, and markets. Brochures are available mid-April at the Municipal Building and at many local vendors.

Senior Contact
(973) 429-6012, Mountainside Hospital, Bay & Highland Avenue, Montclair 07042
Wellness lectures and social events are offered throughout the year.


Jersey Cares
(973) 533-1993
Provides volunteer opportunities. Must attend an orientation to participate.

Literacy Volunteers of America
(973) 470-0039
Recruits and trains volunteers for the Basic Literacy and English as a Second Language programs.

National Council of Jewish Women of Essex County (NCJW)
(973) 740-0588
[email protected]
All women welcomed, non-denominational. Must be or become a member to participate. Provides volunteer opportunities.


Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) Work Center on Aging
(973) 674-6330, 111 Prospect St., East Orange 07017
A non-sectarian, non-profit organization founded to help you find a job. GED programs available for 55+.

NJ Division of One Stop Programs and Services
(973) 395-5839

United Way of Northern New Jersey
Offers free career coaching.  For more information, email [email protected] or call 973-746-4040, ext. 210.

Urban League of Essex County
(973) 624-9535, 508 Central Ave., Newark 07017
Mature Workers Employment Training offers employment training, Welfare to Work and computer classes for those 55+.