Older Adults Advisory Board


The Township of West Orange has established an Older Adults Advisory Board (“Board”) to serve as a volunteer advisory committee to the Mayor and Township Council with regard to issues affecting the safety, welfare, health, finances, transportation, social interaction, housing, and quality of life for Older Adults and their caregivers. The Board shall provide information on any issues of importance to older adults in the Township. It shall also serve as an information source with regard to Older Adults and aging topics


The Township strives to identify a continuum of services for persons 55 years young and older to enhance their quality of life and act in an advisory capacity concerning matters related to  their physical, emotional and economic wellbeing. The Township endeavors to encourage Older Adults to participate in all aspects of community life to the best of their abilities, recognizing cultural diversity, being responsive and respectful, and promoting dignity and well-being for not only Older Adults but all individuals in support of the Township as an Age-Friendly Community.

AMENDED: Older Adults Advisory Board Ordinance- Effective January 1, 2024
Older Adults Advisory Board Ordinance


West Orange Older Adults Advisory Board
Township of West Orange- Senior Services
66 Main Street
West Orange, NJ 07052 
(973) 325-4105/4106
Email: Older Adults Advisory Board


  • The Board shall meet at least six times per year.
  • 2023: Monday 11/27 @ 6 pm
  • 2024: 1/29, 2/26, 3/18, 4/8, 5/20, 6/17, 7/22, 8/19, 9/16, 10/28, 11/18 & 12/16  @ 6 pm
  • Town Hall Council Chambers (unless noted otherwise on the website calendar) 
    66 Main Street
    West Orange, NJ 07052


Sam Bernstein, MSW- Chair
Nicole  Bell
Catherine Connors
Dr. Janice Johnson Dias
Sheila Lefkowitz 
Elmer McBurrows
Richard Meravi
Rosary Morelli
Stephen W. Shiller
Susan Scarpa- Township Council Liaison
Laura Van Dyke- Senior Services Program Coordinator
Noelia Perez-  Senior Services Program Assistant