Division of Senior Affairs

The Jersey City Division of Senior Affairs serves as a liaison between the thirty thousand senior citizens in Jersey City, and the City administration.

 Prior to the COVID-19 crisis, Senior Affairs operated two Senior Centers which offer lunch, recreational, educational and other activities to the seniors.  

We assist seniors in many ways including housing assistance, reduced fare NJ Transit buses, creating medical photo ID cards, and assist them in getting the services they need.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Maureen Collier Center and the Joseph Connor Center will remain closed until further notice.

In addition, we are unable to provide in person services such as photo ID cards; but are doing our best to help the seniors in a safe manner while maintaining social distancing protocols.

There is still much we CAN do for Jersey City’s senior residents. Our office staff is available to assist you via phone.

  • Offer daily shopping trips to Downtown Shop-Rite for senior housing sites throughout Jersey City.  Complete list is HERE
  •  Assist seniors in securing housing.  They can call the office at 201-547-5750 and be interviewed by phone.
  •  Provide eligible seniors with $30 to be used at any Farmer’s Markets to purchase locally grown fruits and vegetables APPLICATION HERE
  •  Although our fitness Instructors cannot provide in person classes, we offer virtual classes in Salsa/Line Dancing, Tai Chi/Qigong, Aerobics and Yoga.

Senior Shopping Illustration

We have worked with local supermarkets to arrange specific shopping times for seniors and other at-risk people. You can see the whole list HERE.


      Get the farmers market VOUCHER APPLICATION Eggplant photo

Senior Affairs Virtual Classes

The Jersey City Division of Senior Affairs is committed to bringing our usual live fitness classes to you at home, during Covid-19 response and social distancing.  We know that fitness is important for you and we are committed to supporting your wellness.  Please see each of our instructor's schedules. Links to join each online class are below.

Department Contact Info

  • phone(201) 547-5750
  • phone(201) 547-4992
  • City Hall Annex
    1 Jackson Square
    Jersey City, NJ 07305

    Joan Eccleston, Division Director
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