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Best Senior Activities in Essex County

By Michelle Cemental

Essex County, New Jersey, is a beautiful place to explore. It offers museums, parks, and a taste of big city life. Seniors and their family members will enjoy the following activities in Essex County. 

Essex County Turtle Back Zoo

If you're looking for a family-friendly activity in Essex, try the zoo! Explore different types of wildlife, go on behind-the-scenes tours, or participate in the zoo's educational events. Young grandkids will love the petting zoo area. The Turtle Back Zoo offers free parking for everyone, and they have a senior discount. 

Branch Brook Park

Branch Brook Park is the nation's first county park! It boasts 360 acres of natural beauty. The park has the largest collection of cherry trees in the US. Explore the natural wildlife reservations and recreational facilities at your own pace. The park also hosts events, so check out their calendar to see what's coming up!

New Jersey Performing Arts Center

Live shows are a great way to spend your time. The New Jersey Performing Arts Center offers a wide variety of live events, including comedies, musical performances, plays, and more. See what events are coming up so you can book your tickets. 

Local Meetups

If you are looking to be social with other seniors, Meetup is a great place to look. This site highlights senior events and groups that are meeting in your area. You can find groups for cruises, dinner parties, or even Spanish classes. Review groups near you to find seniors who share your same interests. 

While these activities can be fun, not all seniors have the independence to enjoy them. Seniors facing health challenges may require extra assistance. And that's where Caring Senior Service of Essex can help! Our caregivers can empower seniors and provide the companionship care they need to get around Essex and enjoy these activities. Review our services for more information on how we can help.