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Golden Seniors of the Twp. of Washington
NEWS - October 30, 2018 – The Golden Seniors of the Township of Washington annual Halloween Party was held on Wednesday, October 24, at the Jack Woods Senior Center. The seniors were treated to a buffet luncheon of eggplant parmigiana, meatballs, sausage and peppers, lasagna, penne with vodka sauce, garden salad, dessert, and hot and cold beverages.
 The highlight of the meeting was the costume contest. Many contestants sported a variety of creative costumes that included lions and tigers and bears. A panel of judges awarded prizes for the best costumes. The first prize went to the Wicked Witch, Mary Vion, second to the Silver-haired Movie Star, Pat Abdellatif, third to the Church of England Cleric, Bridget McGlone, fourth  to the Old Prospector, Bud Scheuermann, and fifth to the Chinese Elder, Lee Van Tassel.
Any resident of Washington Township interested in joining the Golden Seniors can come as a guest to a meeting to meet the folks. If you wish to join, there is an initiation fee of $20 and the annual dues are $10. For more information, call Jim Joyce at Membership Committee Chairman, at 201-664-6725.
 
Pictured left to right are Wicked Witch, Mary Vion; Movie Star, Pat Abdellatif; Chinese Elder, Lee Van Tassel; Cleric, Bridget McGlone; and Old Prospector, Bud Schuermann.
THE GOLDEN SENIORS INVITE NEW MEMBERS

The Golden Seniors of the Township of Washington was founded in 1982, as its By-laws state, “to provide wholesome recreation and pastimes that create outlets and diversions to uplift morale above the daily routine.” As with any organization, the need for new members to keep it fresh is the why we are reaching out to the ‘younger’ (60 and older) seniors who reside in the Township to join us.


The Golden Seniors meet monthly on the second Wednesday and on the fourth Wednesday, except for July, August, November, and December. at the Jack Woods Senior Center located in Town Hall.  The first meeting is a business meeting where reports on ongoing activities are given by the officers and the chairs of the various committees. The second meeting is a social meeting that usually features a guest speaker or entertainment following an abridged order of business. The meetings start at noon with coffee and Danish served and members socializing until the start of business at 1 p.m. The meetings typically end by 2 p.m.

Any resident of Washington Township interested in joining The Golden Seniors can come as a guest to a meeting to meet the folks. Meetings are held on the second and fourth Wednesdays at the Senior Center in Town Hall. If you wish to join, there is an initiation fee of $20 and the annual dues are $10. For more information, call Jim Joyce at 201-664-6725.

UPCOMING EVENTS - 2018 - The Golden Seniors of the Twp. of Washington are looking forward to another happy, healthy, and fun-filled year! At the January social meeting, a State representative discussed Medicare. He said, “What you don’t know, can hurt you.” He had brochures and contact information for the members. On February 28, historian and photographer Kevin Woyce gave a slide presentation on the Bridges of New York. In March, a representative from Habitat for Humanity will speak. On March 7, we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a party at Seasons. In June our social meeting is a picnic at the Knights of Columbus. In October, we have a Halloween Party with prizes for the best costumes. In November, we have a birthday party to honor the seniors who reach 90 this year. In December, we have a festive Christmas Party at Seasons.

To keep us all fit, there is a State-sponsored exercise program at the Senior Center on Thursdays at 10 a.m. The program started on January 11 and continue throughout the year.

Josephine Padovano, Trip Committee chair, is planning a full complement of events.

March 20, we are again going to the famous Brownstone in Paterson for the annual Feast of Saint Joseph, the quintessential celebration of Italian culture. The program includes World Champion accordionist Mario Tacca, legendary soprano Mary Mancini, renowned tenor Rinaldo Toglia, and comedian Uncle Floyd Vivino.
April 25 is a trip to NYC to see the enduring favorite musical, Carousel, at the Imperial Theatre. The trip is sold out, but there is a waiting list.

May 22 is a trip to Mount Airy Casino for the Jail House Rock Show.

June 20 is a visit to the Hunterdon Hills Playhouse. Josie Waverly pays tribute to the great Patsy Cline in the exciting country music production, My Gal Patsy. Capturing her look and sound while performing her classic hits, Ms. Waverly’s tribute concert leaves patrons feeling as if they have witnessed an actual Patsy Cline concert. This special event also features the popular Tim Gillis Band, renowned musicians who perform classic hits from other Country legends of the Patsy Cline era.

July 1 is the Paper Mill Playhouse for the new musical, Half Time.

July 19 is the Westchester Dinner Theater for Cole Porter’s Anything Goes.

July 27 is a day at the races at Monmouth Park.

August 9 is a tour of New York City including the 9/11 Memorial and dinner at Puglia.

September 19 is Sight & Sounds Theater Production of JESUS, Lancaster, PA

October 4 is the Germanfest at the Waterfront at Silver Birches in the Poconos.

December 10 is a Christmas visit to NYC that includes lunch at Uptown Carmines, the Metropolitan Museum of Art to see the Neapolitan Christmas Tree, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, and a bus tour of the Christmas Lights on Fifth Avenue.

To make your reservation for any of these trips, please contact Josephine Padovano at or call her at (201) 790-2110.

Any resident of Washington Township interested in joining The Golden Seniors can come as a guest to a meeting to meet the folks. Meetings are held on the second and fourth Wednesdays at the Senior Center in Town Hall. If you wish to join, there is an initiation fee of $20 and the annual dues are $10. For more information, call Jim Joyce at 201-664-6725.

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TOWNSHIP VETERANS

As a special thank you to some of our own hometown veterans, we have put together a digital scrapbook in their honor.  Please click on the album cover to view these telling images. Please allow a few seconds for the file to load.
 
Special thanks to Kay Coppola for collecting so many great pictures and some of the stories that go with them. If you have any pictures you would like to add to our collection we would be happy to do so.  Please feel free to email us.
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