Senior Citizens

The Medford Senior Center, located in Cranberry Hall, celebrated its official grand opening on June 10, 2004. During the past 10 years, programs offered at the Senior Center have grown to include bridge, pinochle, knitting, an investment discussion group, Genealogy, Mah Jongg, a senior tennis group and several exercise programs.  The Cranberry Hall Senior Center, located behind the Medford Municipal Building at 17 North Main Street, is open daily from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.  

The Senior Center is available for socializing and relaxing, meeting your neighbors, watching TV, reading a book or magazine from the growing donor library or joining friends for a casual board or card game using the numerous tables set up in the hall.

Additionally, there are many regularly scheduled social activities being offered. Recent socials have been very well attended and thoroughly enjoyed by those participating. There are also scheduled Friday nite Fun & Games, which take place after eating out at a local restaurant.  

The Cranberry Hall Senior Center is always looking for suggestions of new activities to offer. The Senior Center is here for the enjoyment and fellowship of Medford seniors and both the Township and the volunteers of the center are making every effort to meet their needs. 

Brief History of Cranberry Hall

Around 1870, Jerome Jennings built a two-story building that was used as a cranberry packing plant.  The second story was eventually removed, and in the early 1970’s the building was converted into a Municipal Building. Municipal Court was held in the hall until 1993 when the new Public Safety Building was opened.

Shortly thereafter the Township Recreation Department moved into offices located in the building.

In June of 2004, the Township Council led the official grand opening of the Senior Center. This occasion was in large part a result of the efforts of the Senior Advisory Board who had worked diligently to acquire a dedicated building to house senior programs and services.

Since that time numerous renovations and additions have been made to Cranberry Hall with funds provided by the Burlington County Community Development Block Grant Program and the Township. Ten years later we celebrate the most recent of these improvements that include the fully functional kitchen, totally refurbished bathrooms and exterior enhancements, which include new light fixtures, doors, siding and a protective portico over the front entrance; and the new street lights in the newly renovated and expanded parking lot.

Other Senior Citizens Resources & Activities

"Book of Everything" Class - This class prepares a book for spouses or executors containing important and complete information as a guide after the death of a loved one.  The group also will discuss other topics including probate, estate taxes, insurance, administration of wills and more.  This group meets the 1st Friday of every month starting September 2017 from 11 am to 3 pm at the Cranberry Hall Senior Center.  The class is free, but pre-registration is requested.  For more info & to register, please contact Sue Roggio at chairfxr@aol.com or stop by Cranberry Hall any weekday.  

Tax Credits - The Township participates in all Tax relief programs offered by the State of NJ.  Click HERE for our Tax Collector's Office for more information. 

AARP  Free Tax Preparation Assistance - Click HERE for more info.

Medford Leas Retirement Community Public Events 
Medford Leas, located on Route 70 West, hosts events and provides a multitude of senior citizen services available to the public.  For more information, please visit  http://www.medfordleas.org/news-and-information/public-events.  

Click HERE for Medford Leas' Fall 2016 "Pathways to Learning Guide" listing many free events, activities, seminars and workshops.  (Pre-registration required)

Lenape Regional High School District Golden Age Pass 
Any individual who is 62 years of age or older and a resident of the Lenape Regional High School District’s eight sending communities, including Medford Township, is eligible to receive a Golden Age Pass. This pass authorizes free admission to concerts, plays and athletic events at Lenape, Shawnee, Cherokee and Seneca high schools. To apply for a Golden Age Pass, call the Office of Senior Citizen Services at 609-268-2000 Ext. 5556 or e-mail your name, address and a telephone number to kcoleman@lrhsd.org.  Qualified applicants will receive a Golden Age Pass in the mail, along with detailed instructions on how the pass should be used.

Burlington County Nutrition Program (Meals on Wheels)
Phone: 609-702-7053 Web Site: www.co.burlington.nj.us/454/Meals-on-Wheels
Provides home-delivered meals for individuals aged 60 and over. Food Stamps accepted.
No one is refused because of an inability to pay.

Burlington County Transportation Service (BCTS)
795 Woodlane Rd., Westampton, NJ 08060  Phone: 609-265-5109
The BCTS is an on-demand curb-to-curb service for medical, shopping, and recreational
trips that runs five days a week from 8am to 5pm. Prior registration is required
and reservations must be made from two to seven days in advance. 

Rutgers Senior Citizen Audit Program
Allows senior citizens to audit classes for free. Visit http://ucm.rutgers.edu/about/senior-citizen-audit-program.  
The schedule of classes can be found here: http://sis.rutgers.edu/soc/

Burlington County College
Life Program: Call 609-894-9311or visit www.bcc.edu/life/ for details.
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP): www.bcc.edu/rsvp/

Camden County College Mini-Courses & Lecture Series
http://www.camdencc.edu/civiccenter/index.cfm

Moorestown Visiting Nurses & Hospice
856-552-1300, (toll free) 877-862-4663
300 Harper Drive, Moorestown, NJ 08057
Mon – Fri 8 am to 5 pm
E-Mail: services@moorestownvna.org, Web Site: www.moorestownvna.org
Nurses, home health aides, companions, and therapists for in-home care, including IV therapy, wound care, medical social services, bath and meal preparation services; tele-health services, private duty nursing, school health; respite care services, mental health home care, grief support and hospice services.

Samaritan Hospice
800-229-8183
5 Eves Drive, Suite 300, Marlton, NJ 08053
E-mail: info@samaritanhospice.org,  Web Site: www.samaritannj.org
Provides hospice and palliative care, grief support, and counseling, end-of-life education,
research and advocacy.

Holy Eucharist Church 
609-268-8383
Senior Meeting - 1st Thursday of each month at 1:00 PM. Call church office for trips information.
For trip information, check the weekly bulleting at website: www.holyeucharist.org/#/mass-times-and-calendar

St Joan of Arc Church 
Senior Luncheon,  Senior Trips.  
Call 856-983-0077 or information is on the website at  www.stjoans.org.



 

Additional Links

Contact Information

Coordinator
Beth Portocalis, CPRP, RA, CPSI (ext 324 or ext 318)
Email: bportocalis

Physical Address:  88 Charles Street
Mailing Address: 17 North Main Street
Medford, NJ 08055

Phone: (609) 654-2608 (ext. 318)
Fax:    (609) 654-6536

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

  • Municipal Center Address: 17 North Main Street, Medford, NJ 08055
  • Phone: (609) 654-2608
  • Fax: (609) 953-4087
  • Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30pm