Are you 60 years of age or older and live in the West Ward of Newark? UVSO’s Senior Center is here for you! For the last 38 years, the primary goals of our senior services have been to:
UVSO provides daily services to over 100 local seniors in the following areas:
UVSO provides on-demand, door-to-door ride service, for all your transportation needs at no cost to you! However, we do encourage rider donations.
The program operates between 9am and 3pm, Monday through Friday. We can also accommodate special evening or weekend requests
The main hub of activity, the UVSO Senior Center, is located at 462 Sanford Avenue. It is open from 9am to 2pm, Monday through Friday. Center activities include bingo, health & wellness and weekly trips. Drop in anytime to meet Debra Friday, Manager of Senior Services.
UVSO is committed to supporting our seniors’ ability to age in place. To that end, we offer our Home Friends to help eligible seniors take care of themselves at home.
Home Friends is a service provided by a paid staff person for routine basic upkeep and management of homes, for the purpose of enabling older/disabled persons to maintain themselves in their place of residence by removing housekeeping barriers.
Services include, but are not limited to:
All applicants for the Home Friend Program will be screened for eligibility during a home visit. The need for the service is determined during the eligibility review. General eligibility is determined by reference to HHS/SSBG guidelines and personal need. Continuing need for service is determined by a semi-annual home visit
Our Visiting Nurse service is designed to monitor seniors aged 60 and over or disabled persons in their own residences or community-based settings by providing basic nursing services or therapy, thereby avoiding or deterring the need for hospitalization or institutional confinement.