Senior Services & Human Services

The Richard & Catherine Nest Adult Activity Center is committed to creating an atmosphere of caring, learning, and community for all senior citizens. We strive to host classes and speakers that reflect the wants and desires of our consumers while also providing services that meet their needs in the best ways possible. We are a resource for seniors, offering educational, recreational, wellness and nutrition programming with opportunities for volunteer activities and referrals to other social services.

Our Goal is to meet the diverse needs and interests of our seniors by developing programs that ensure quality of life, promote physical, emotional and nutritional well-being, enhance personal dignity, support independence and encourage participation in community life.

  • Information and Referral
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Socializing
  • Theatre trips and monthly luncheons
  • Pool tables and card tables are available daily
  • Jitney transportation is available free of charge to Fort Lee residents 55 and over on designated routes that will include a stop at the Nest Center
  • Activities Schedules
  • Bus Schedules

Event schedules & menus

HOLIDAYS


Wednesday, January 1 - New Years Day
Monday, January 20 - Martin Luther King Day
Monday, February 17 - President’s Day
Friday, April 10 - Good Friday
Monday, May 25 - Memorial Day
Friday, July 3 - Independence Day
Monday, September 7 - Labor Day
Monday, October 12 - Columbus Day
Tuesday, November 3 - Election Day
Wednesday, November 11 - Veteran’s Day
Thursday & Friday, November 26 & 27 - Thanksgiving
Friday, December 25 - Christmas

For information on Senior Citizen Housing in Fort Lee, please visit the Housing Authority page. For Free Seniors Medical Transport for residents, please visit the Parking Authority page.

HUMAN SERVICES

MISSION STATEMENT

To promote the health and safety of our residents by helping them to access care and connect with natural community support systems.

OBJECTIVES

To provide a safety net of services for those in urgent, preventive or supportive need.

To empower people to increase or maintain their independence by linking them to appropriate local care, resources and /or support services and increase the use of community support.

SERVICES

Human Services accepts referrals from borough departments, individuals, the community at large and offers:

  • Confidential consultations and needs assessments
  • Information, collaboration and linkage to numerous care providers and resources
  • Liaison to:
    • Housing programs
    • Local, county, state programs
    • Local business community
    • Police
    • Transportation
  • Outreach to disabled and frail elderly

Human Services addresses the needs of those with significant hardship including the elderly, disabled, unemployed, single parent households as well as those living with mental health and substance use challenges. Consultations and outreaches are solution-focused needs assessments designed to enable people to improve their quality of life by connecting with natural community systems, and the least amount of social services necessary.

DONATIONS ACCEPTED

  • Coats (In good shape, in dry cleaning plastic)
  • Food (Non-expired/Non-Perishable)
  • Gift Cards

HELPFUL RESOURCES