Free transportation service for Sparta Seniors over 60 years of age is available weekdays.  Reservations are necessary at least 24 hrs. in advance of any appointment.  The Van makes regularly scheduled trips to Newton each  Mon., Wed., and Fri. mornings for doctor’s appointments, the hospital or some shopping at the local stores.  The van leaves Sparta by 9:15 AM and returns everyone home by noon.  Local grocery shopping, banking, hair appointments, etc. are accommodated afternoons. There are also monthly trips to Franklin & bi-monthly trips to the Rockaway Mall. Riding the van is the easiest way to get out and around.  Call 973-729-8542 weekdays between 1:00 and 3:00PM and a van volunteer will schedule your ride.  The van  is equipped with a wheelchair lift to transport disabled or handicapped clients
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SENIOR CHORE SERVICE—The Sparta Kiwanis Club staffs the Senior Chore Service and they will make minor non-emergency household repairs without charge (except materials) such as: hanging drapes, replacing batteries in smoke detectors and replacing light bulbs in ceiling fixtures. They will also help you interpret estimates or contracts for work to be done on your home. Call 973-729-2383 to request help.

GOOD MORNING PROGRAM — This is a wonderful comfort for your families and friends and a great protection for you. The Sparta Police Department has a call in program. To participate, you must first complete a registration form and then you call in every morning;  if you don’t call in, someone from the Police Dept. will attempt to contact you by phone. If this is unsuccessful after a few attempts, a patrol car will be dispatched to your home to check on your welfare.  Forms available at the Recreation Office. 973-729-2383

SPARTA SENIOR CITIZEN’S CLUB                                                                                               Welcomes new members. Anyone living in Sparta, age 60+ may join.  Seniors meet each Tuesday at the Walter Lynch Senior Center in Knoll Heights. The major monthly business meeting is the second Tuesday of each month.  The Hospitality Committee will welcome you as a guest for the day while you make new friends or visit old neighbors. Call 973-729-8542 for details.

The Senior Advisory committee has compiled a list of contractors who have agreed to perform services for seniors in a timely fashion, at a “going” reasonable rate, satisfaction guaranteed. When contacting one of these individuals, please tell them that you received their name from the Senior Advisory Committee Handyman Project, please give us feedback on your level of satisfaction.  * indicates positive feedback. More than one is even better!  Stop by Sparta Recreation Office and pick up a list of contractors.

ALZHEIMER SUPPORT GROUP:  Held on the 3rd Tuesday of the mnoth at 5:30pm at the Sparta Senior Center.  Call Lisa for details: 973-729-4311
S.H.I.P.—STATE HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM—provides assistance in filing bills with
Medicare/Medicaid and secondary insurance companies. Also helps determine your “Part D” needs. SHIP will be available at the Sparta Sr. Center. Call 973-579-0555 x 1221.   Must have appointment