Senior Services

Kelli Schanz is Hanover Township’s Senior Services Advisor.  
Kelli can be reached at 973-428-2497 or via email at .


Senior Fitness:

Fitness Classes at the Township of Hanover’s Community Center are held every Tuesday and Thursday morning 9:30am-10:30am September-May.  This class is one hour of mild exercise, stretching and toning for residents 60 years of age and older.  The fee is $40.  Questions?  Call the Hanover Recreation Department office at 973-428-2463.

Blood Pressure Clinic:

The Township of Hanover Health Department offers a monthly Blood Pressure Screening  Clinic the 1st Wednesday of every month (September – June) from 11am – 12pm in the Lounge of the Township of Hanover Community Center 15 North Jefferson Road, Whippany.  All residents over the age of 18 years are welcome to attend, no appointment necessary.

Dial A Ride:

The Township of Hanover offers Dial-A-Ride services to Seniors and non-ambulatory disabled individuals.  Door to door service is available for the following:  #1 priority – medical appointments, #2 priority – food shopping every Tuesday morning.  The second Thursday of the month is a mall trip (except January-April).  Reservations for medical appointments are required at least 2 weeks in advance by calling the Dial-A-Ride office at 973-428-2498.  Office hours are Monday – Friday 9:00am – 4:30pm.  Please call 973-428-2498 to schedule an appointment.  Vehicle operation is Monday-Friday 9:00am – 3:30pm.  Vehicle is handicapped accessible. 

Senior Club:

The Hanover Township Senior Club meets at noon on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Hanover Township Community Center located at 15 North Jefferson Road, Whippany.  Some meetings may be offsite.  

SENIOR SCOOP (Senior Club monthly newsletter)



Health Department :

The Township of Hanover Health Department offers educational programs.  Please click on the following link to view the most current programs schedule: 
Health News & Information
The Township of Hanover Health Department will present the program “Put it in Writing – What You Need to Know about Living Wills” upon request, please call 973-515-6641.  Living Wills along with a trusted person to make decisions allow a patient to determine what and how much medical care will be provided for him/her.  Participants will look at what has been learned from the Schiavo case and will determine what is best for them.

Whippanong Library:

The Whippanong Library hosts many interesting programs, interactive, as well as educational.  Please click on the following link to view the most current schedule of programs: .

Friendship at Heart Programs:

The Friendship at Heart Programs are co-sponsored by the County of Morris, Department of Human Services, Division on Aging, Disabilities and Veterans Services.  These programs include the Telephone Reassurance Program, Friendly Visitor Program and Phone Buddies Program.  These programs are free for all participants.  Visit or call the Volunteer Management Centers, Inc. at 973-538-7200 for more information.

Food Pantry

The interfaith food pantry serves residents of Morris County.  You must apply to find out if you qualify.  Click on the following link for more information, and application and directions : .

Nutrition Sites / Meals on Wheels

The Morris County Senior Nutrition Program serves nutritious noontime meals and provides the opportunity to socialize with others at various nutrition sites.  Click on the following link for a complete list of nutrition sites:

Sites are open from 9am – 2pm with meals served around 12 noon.  There is no charge for the meals, but a small donation ($2.00) is suggested.  Reservations are required 24 hours in advance by calling the specific site.  Meals on Wheels delivers meals for home bound seniors.  For meals on wheels arrangements please call 973-285-6856.

S.H.I.P. (State Health Insurance Program):

The New Jersey Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) provides FREE help to New Jersey Medicare beneficiaries who need assistance with their health insurance.  Counselors are available at sites in all 21 counties.  For more information call 1-800-792-8820.

N.J. Helps:

NJ Helps is a free and easy guide for you to determine what programs and assistance for which you and your family may be eligible.  NJ Helps will tell you where to go for help and what to bring with you, after you have answered a few basic questions.  NJ Helps cannot guarantee that you qualify for these programs.  You must still apply for help by contacting and filling out the required forms for each program.  Information includes but is not limited to:  Medicaid, Medicare and Medicare Savings, Food Stamps, Senior Gold Prescription Discount Program, Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (PAAD), Hearing Aid Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (HAAAD), Jersey Assistance for Community Caregiving (JACC), Senior Freeze – Property Tax Relief, Global Options (GO) for Long Term Care, Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP), Lifeline which provides assistance with utility bills.  If you would like to access this free and easy guide go to

Social Security Administration:

Social Security is a federal insurance program that provides income security to the elderly and people with disabilities.  For information call 800-772-1213 or visit .