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 - "The Book of Everything" class is intended to help you get your affairs in order for your spouse or executors in the event of your death. The group meets the first Friday of each month from September to February from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at Cranberry Hall. All are welcome and couples are encouraged. We help each other organize important aspects of our lives and arrange them in an orderly, comprehensive book. The compilation of this information will make the life of your executor or spouse much easier during a time of profound grief. During the class you will be supplied with printed data to be used in your books. A sample table of contents will also be provided. This class is provided free of charge and is moderated by Sue Roggio. Registration requests should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also call Sue at 609-953-1723. Registration is preferred so that adequate copies of printed materials will be available to everyone.
Yoga for Mind & Spirit - a free 8 week program offered at the Pinelands Branch Library every Monday afternoon during the Fall of 2019. Click HERE for a flyer with more details.
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 2019 "Pathways to Learning Guide" listing many free events, activities, seminars and workshops. (Pre-registration required)
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/
Rowan College at Burlington County
Life Program: Personal and Professional Development Classes. Call 609-894-9311 or click the following link for a complete listing of programs and/or listings by subject matters. http://staff.rcbc.edu/ads/ppd/
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP): http://www.rcbc.edu/rsvp
Camden County College Mini-Courses & Lecture Series
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: email@example.com, 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.
5 Eves Drive, Suite 300, Marlton, NJ 08053
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web Site: www.samaritannj.org
Provides hospice and palliative care, grief support, and counseling, end-of-life education, research and advocacy.
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.
Burlington County Coalition Newsletter Inc. resource listing for older adults dealing with acute and chronic pain
Click HERE for a Guide to Common Elderly scams prepared by www.SeniorLiving.org.