Senior Outreach Services (SOS)

Phone:  609/758-2241, ext 111
Email:  senioroutreachofplumsted@gmail.com

ELECTED SOS OFFICERS

President:  Pat Johnson
Vice President:  Carol Murray
Secretary:  Pat Johnson
Treasurer:  Joan Fowler
Program Director:  Marie Williams

WHAT WE DO

Transportation:  No new clients until further notice due to lack of volunteer drivers.

Live N' Learn Days

  • Monthly - featuring programs of interest to seniors, luncheons.
  • Free "Senior Live N' Learn Day" - 2nd Wednesday of the month, time varies. 
  • Refreshments served; events may require registration

Exercise

  • Free exercise program specifically designed for seniors by the Department of Health and Senior Services, led by trained leaders
  • Tuesday and Thursdays from 10-11 am
  • Doctor's okay required

Book Club:  The book club meets monthly for discussion of the current selection and to choose a book for the next meeting.  Books are provided by the Ocean County Library.

Monthly Social Activities 1-3 pm:

  • Hand and Foot Cards - 1st & 3rd Thursdays
  • Bingo - 2nd and 4th Thursdays
  • Mahjong - Fridays
  • Trivial Pursuit - 1st Tuesday

Referrals:  Free information and referrals to available community and social services. 
 

MISSION STATEMENT

Senior Outreach Services (SOS) is a NJ Nonprofit Corporation which seeks to increase the understanding of the impact of aging on both the individual and society, and works for change both social and individual, in order to enhance the participation of the elderly as active members of society.

Shall attempt to identify service needs of the senior community, connect seniors with services currently available and when possibly, provides services directly.

HISTORY

SEQ CHAPTER SOS is a fairly young organization having its beginnings in 2007 when our founder, Leigh Ann Vinciguerra, became aware of an urgent need to connect Plumsted seniors with available services.  She approached then Mayor Ron Dancer who agreed and together they took steps to address the need by contacting people they knew who might be interested in helping and by putting out the call for volunteers in the New Egypt Press.  The group, originally named Senior Outreach Search, had small beginnings; a handful of people meeting in Leigh Ann's living room.  As the group grew, office space and equipment was provided by the township in the Welcome Center on Main Street in New Egypt and community meetings were held there, as well as in local churches and Jensen's Community Clubhouse.  When the Community Room was completed on the lower level of Plumsted Township's Municipal Building, SOS got their permanent home.  With the help of Plumsted Township and our volunteers, SOS has made great strides in its short history by expanding its membership becoming incorporated as a 501(c)3 charitable not-for-profit organization, enabling us to provide even more assistance and socialization to our seniors.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

You do not need to be a senior to be a senior volunteer!  Perhaps you have a special talent or an idea for a new service or activity.  If you would like to offer some of your time, please contact the SOS office by phone 609/758-2241, ext 111 or email:  senioroutreachofplumsted@gmail.com. All volunteers are appointed by the Plumsted Township Committee.