The Town of Boonton is proud to serve our senior citizen population. To learn more about the two senior groups, please call either number below. For additional information on some of the programs offered, please click the link below or to the right.
To find out about planned activities and joining, please call:
- Boontonites: (973) 334-0575
- Boonton Friendship Club: (973) 541-0165
Senior Social Events
Senior Socials are run by the Boonton Recreation Department and are held twice a year at the Boonton Senior Center. The events are FREE and open to all Town of Boonton seniors. Join us for some Bingo, pie and ice cream, and trivia! To find out specific dates and times, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (973) 402-9410 ext. 642.
Click here to learn more about FREE transportation for Boonton residents over 55 years of age including a schedule, hours of operations and instructions on making an appointment.
Morris Habitat for Humanity is offering Seniors of Morris County, New Jersey a special home repair program that makes accessibility and energy efficiency improvements to enable senior citizens to move around safely inside their homes and complete the routines of daily living.
The Senior Freeze (Property Tax Reimbursement) Program reimburses eligible New Jersey residents who are senior citizens or disabled persons for property tax increases on their principal residence (home). Click the program title to learn more.
Click here to learn more about additional support programs being offered by outside agencies to the Boonton community.
Morris County Emergency Program
Morris County offers assistance to senior citizens who cannot find any source programs to help them with an immediate need. If you know someone who could use such assistance, please refer them to the Morris County Office of Ageing, Disabilities, and Community Programming at 973-285-6848.
Download the program brochure.
Be Aware of Scams!
Scam Targeting Senior Citizens
Senior citizens across the state are being targeted through a phone scam. Victims are contacted, via phone, and informed that their grandchild was in an accident or was arrested and they are in need of bail money to be released. The caller tells the victim the sum of money needed and sends a courier to their home to pick it up or directs them to wire the money or purchase gift cards.
There have been over 70 incidents reported statewide with several occurring in Morris County. Anyone receiving a similar call is asked to contact their local Police Department immediately.
You can speak with a representative by calling your local Social Security office or their National 800 Number. They provide local office phone numbers conveniently online with their Social Security Office Locator.
• Apply for Retirement Benefits
• Apply for Medicare Benefits
• Check the status of an application or appeal,
• Request a replacement Social Security card (in most areas),
• Print a benefit verification letter, and
• Much more.
Most business with SSA can be done online, but they know that many people still rely on phone or in-person help. That’s why they want you to know you can still count on them by phone. And, if you have a critical situation they cannot help you with by phone or online, they may be able to schedule an appointment for you.
If you need help from SSA, please don’t wait until they can see you in person. Reach out now and get the help you need.
Lastly, SSA also understands that getting medical and other documentation can be difficult due to the pandemic. So, they are continuing to extend certain deadlines wherever possible.