"What is the Virtual Senior Center?"
And other Frequently asked questions
The Virtual Senior Center of Cumberland County is an online community of senior citizens. We meet online to have member chats, games, and other informative sessions in place of our temporarily closed senior centers and congregate nutrition sites.
We invite all citizens of Cumberland County, NJ – ages 60 years and older to participate in our Virtual Senior Center.
There are a few things you will need:
- an email address
- a tablet, laptop, or smartphone. Any device that has the ability to connect to the internet.
- a Microsoft teams download – this is free!
We can possibly loan you a device. Fill out our registration form and select the items you need.
Don’t be! Today’s technology is meant to be user friendly. One of our associates will make sure you learn how easy it is to connect to your community with confidence.
Unfortunately we are unable to answer that with certainty. The temporary closure of senior centers and congregate nutrition sites will probably remain in place until progress is made in controlling the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19.
YES! We are open and diligently working everyday to best serve our community. HOWEVER, we have limited the number of guests into our office to only two at a time and by appointment only. Call 856-453-2220 before you stop in to assure the health and safety of everyone.
Programs will be categorized by the following:
Socialization – Member Chat, Quizzo/Trivia, virtual travel, & other fun stuff
Information – e.g., Mini-town halls, Medicare Q&A, etc.
Health and Wellness – specialist will conduct simple physical activities such as Chair Yoga or subjects such as coping skills, memory enhancement, etc.
Nutrition – cooking for one, tips to eat healthier, etc.
Financial and Legal – sessions provided by professionals
Caregiver – our caregivers need love too! We hope to allow caregivers an opportunity to share their challenges and successes, while also learning effective strategies to enhance their caregiving through their own member chat.