Recreation Programs for Seniors:
Needle Arts Group
Grab your needles and share your talents with other group members. Create something new for our annual Needlework Art Exhibit in February! New members are always welcome! We meet each Friday from 10 am to Noon at the Village Café at Knolls Heights.
Join the fun of learning and playing this challenging game. Every Friday from Noon to 3 pm in the Village Café at Knoll Heights Village.
Meets on a chosen Thursday at 12:00pm. This program features lunch, social time and a dynamic speaker. New members and guests are always welcome! Come join us! Registration required.
Meets once monthly throughout the summer on a Monday from 12:30pm-2:30pm. Registration is required. Cost: $5
Meets once monthly on a Monday at 12:30pm-2:30pm. Each session offers a new opportunity to tap into your creative side. All materials are provided. Registration is required. Cost: $15
Services for Seniors:
Free transportation service for Sparta Seniors over 60 years of age is available on weekdays. Reservations can be made up to 1 week in advance for doctors appointments and reservations are necessary at least 24 hrs. in advance for shopping, beauty and other appointments. The Surrey makes regularly scheduled trips to Newton each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings for doctor's appointments, the hospital or even 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 on afternoons. Riding the van is the easiest way to get out and around. Call 973-729-8542 on weekdays between 9am and 3 pm and a van volunteer will schedule your ride. The surrey is equipped with a wheelchair lift to transport disabled or handicapped clients.
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 Department 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 are available at the Recreation Office. 973-729-2383.
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.
SHIP provides assistance in filing bills with Medicare/Medicaid and secondary insurance companies. It also helps determine your "Part D" needs. SHIP will be available at the Sparta Sr. Center. Call 973-579-0555, ext. 1221. You must have an appointment.