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.