Services

The Shoppe at Boynton

The Shoppe at Boynton

The Shoppe at Boynton is our in-house convenience store available for use by residents of both buildings. The regular store hours are Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  Regular menu items include cold sandwiches, salad plates, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, soda, and assorted pastries. The store stocks household goods, cleaning products, frozen dinners, and a variety of snack foods.

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Recreational Activities

Resident working on a painting

There is an active Recreation Department in both buildings.  Activities are described in a monthly newsletter distributed to all residents. Planning meetings take place to discuss ideas for trips and other programs. Birthday parties are celebrated every three months.

We offer a wide array of activities such as exercise, yoga, ceramics, musical concerts, art classes, holiday celebrations, bingo, movie night, BUNCO, health screenings, and intergenerational programs. Many of our residents are active members of RSVP of Union County and various other outreach programs.

Our amenities include resident libraries, which are the homes for computer labs. Residents are offered assistance in basic computer skills as well as accessing the internet. The campus offers an outdoor fitness track with stations geared toward our residents, complementing our existing exercise programs, which include several "gym-quality" exercise machines in both buildings. Dedicated garden space is available on both campuses for residents who wish to cultivate their own garden spot, and throughout the campus gazebos and benches add to our park-like setting.

           

The goal of the activities department is to enrich the quality of life for every resident at Westfield Senior Citizens Housing.
Download a sample activities calendar

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Transportation

The Serendipity Too Bus

WSCHC Bus - This is the bus owned and maintained by Westfield Senior Citizens Housing. Regularly scheduled trips are available Monday through Friday, and transportation to religious services is available on weekends. Regularly scheduled trips include: downtown Westfield, local food markets, and other specially scheduled events. You must sign-up for these trips. There is no charge for this service for residents of Westfield Senior Housing.

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Congregate Services

Residents enjoying a summer barbeque

The Congregate Housing Services Program is available to all residents of Westfield I and Westfield II.

Congregate Services has been available at Westfield Senior Citizens Housing since 1996. The program, supported by grant money, is an effort to provide cost-effective supportive services for our resident population.  The services are provided for residents only, and they are closely monitored by the Social Worker to ensure that services are offered at the highest standards.

Rates - Congregate Services is a cost-share program, therefore, participants may only pay a percentage of the cost services based upon income. The remainder of the cost is subsidized by the State of New Jersey and WSCHC.  Rates are subject to change based upon program costs or changes in income.

Meals - A hot meal is served in our dining rooms in W1 and W2 5 evenings a week (M-F) at 5:00 p.m.. Residents have the option of dining in with their neighbors or stopping in to pick up a meal, or have it delivered. Meal may also be ordered for Saturday and Sunday. Meal options are provided on a monthly calendar and must be ordered in advance. Meals are currently being catered and are nutritionally balanced. Click here for a Sample Menu!

Housekeeping - Assistance is available to help residents keep their apartments safe and clean.  Services include laundry, light housekeeping, and preparation for annual inspection or move-out. 

Personal Assistance - Assistance is available with daily activities that support independence.  Services may include bathing, grooming, dressing, and meal preparation.

Medication Assistance - Under the supervision of a registered nurse, a certified home health aide is available to remind you to take your medications.

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Social Services

The Social Services Department offers a variety of information on benefits and services available to senior citizens in New Jersey including: Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Veteran's Benefits, PAAD, Lifeline, Senior Gold, Food Stamps. The Social Worker can also assist residents with advanced directives, understanding medical bills, and referrals for community based services/programs.

Union County Paratransit - (908) 241-8300  This is the primary source of medical transportation for residents.  Two week's notice of your appointment is required. There is a minimal charge for this service.

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